KeHE Distributors LLC has completed its acquisition of Nature's Best, a California-based distributor of health and natural food products. The acquisition, first announced on July 18, supports KeHE's strategic focus of being the preferred supply chain partner in the natural, specialty and fresh products marketplace in North America. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The Nature's Best transaction further expands KeHE's national distribution capabilities and broadens its natural and organic expertise. Already the largest distributor of specialty food products and the second largest distributor of natural food products in North America, KeHE will now employ more than 4,000 employees, operate 14 warehouses, distribute to more than 35,000 store doors weekly and export to 32 countries.
"Now that the acquisition is complete, we are thrilled to be welcoming the highly talented Nature's Best team into the KeHE family and building upon the more than 45 years of Nature's Best marketing, logistics, and distribution excellence," stated KeHE's president and CEO, Brandon Barnholt. “Our industry is rapidly evolving and this transaction allows us to serve our customers with more efficiency and innovation, while delivering on our strategic promise of being the best supply partner to retailers ranging from the smallest independent grocer or natural food store to the largest regional or national chain."