SAN FRANCISCO, February 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — GrubMarket today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Union Citybased on Daylight Foods, one of California the largest foodservice companies, which provide food, dairy, specialty items, dry goods and more to a wide range of commercial customers, including restaurants, large grocery and retail chains retail, offices and cafeterias, hotels and universities.
Founded nearly 50 years ago as a small farmer’s market in San Jose by original owner Bob Vlahopouliotis, Daylight Foods is now run by Bob’s son, Chris Vlahopouliotis, who became company president in 2003. Today, Daylight Foods is a full-service food wholesaler. and a delivery company with a warehouse of over 100,000 square feet that includes processing rooms, state-of-the-art chillers, repacking areas and loading docks. Daylight Foods is also committed to sustainability. In addition to conventional items, it sources seasonal, organic and locally grown produce and deploys eco-friendly diesel-electric hybrid delivery trucks. In 2021, Daylight Foods packaged and delivered several million boxes of USDA Farmers to Families food to households and homeless shelters across the country. San Francisco Bay Area. After the acquisition, the business will continue to be managed by its experienced and mission-driven management team.
“We are excited to join the GrubMarket team and welcome the opportunities that GrubMarket membership presents. With GrubMarket’s robust technology platform and strong e-commerce supply and demand network, we will continue to be Northern California leading food service provider. We are thrilled to hear that GrubMarket shares our long-term goals and has built such a well-integrated and much-needed e-commerce and technology platform to bring fresh food to so many people across the country. We sincerely look forward to joining the GrubMarket team and bringing more premium, fresh, farmer-direct foods to our customers,” said Chris Vlahopouliotis, CEO of Daylight Foods.
According to Mike XuGrubMarket CEO: “Daylight Foods’ reputation in California the farmer direct food supply chain ecosystem is unmatched. It has been amazing to see how the company has grown with over 50 years of hard work and passion. Chris and the exceptional team at Daylight Foods have grown the business to hundreds of millions in sales with high gross margins and profitability. Additionally, they are mission-driven with strong ESG practices on food waste and carbon footprint reduction, which aligns with our sustainability goals. This acquisition allows GrubMarket to further strengthen its customer base through the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. We are thrilled to welcome the Daylight Foods team to the GrubMarket family.”
As part of the GrubMarket portfolio, Daylight Foods will now use GrubMarket’s innovative and exclusive WholesaleWare software suite, the company’s software-as-a-service platform that provides food industry wholesalers and distributors with transparent financial management. , easy-to-use, online sales ordering functionality, accurate inventory management, batch traceability and tracking, producer accounting, and automated routing and logistics tools.
Founded in 2014, GrubMarket is a San Franciscobased on food technology operating in the area of food supply chain e-commerce for commercial customers and end consumers, as well as providing related software-as-a-service solutions to digitally transform the US food supply chain and world. Currently, GrubMarket operates in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Nevada, new York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and British Columbia (Canada)), with plans to expand to the rest of the United States, Canadaand other parts of the world.
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