Schmieding Produce LLC — a subsidiary of Woerner Food & Ag Group LLC — has acquired Florida-based watermelon distributor Nature’s Choice Produce.
Nature’s Choice supplies watermelons across the U.S. and Canada, according to a news release.
“I am extremely pleased to be joining the Schmieding Produce team and look forward to being able to help my growers and customers expand their watermelon business with a top-notch organization like Schmieding,” Doug Dickerson, owner of Nature’s Choice, said in the release.
“The purchase of Nature’s Choice helps Schmieding to accomplish our goal of expanding our watermelon grower and distribution channels and helps Schmieding to continue to deliver high-quality produce from field to fork.” David Mayhue, managing director of watermelon sales at H.C. Schmieding, said in the release.
Schmieding Produce has a North American network of growers spanning most of the major production areas.
The company also is a large supplier of potatoes, carrots, pumpkins and other fruits and vegetables to chain stores, processors and terminal markets across the U.S., the release said.