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KeHE to buy Nature's Best to create natural products distribution powerhouse

18-Jul-2014 - By Elaine Watson+
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Leading natural products distributor KeHE has struck a deal to buy Nature's Best – the largest privately owned wholesaler-distributor of health and natural food products in the US - for an undisclosed sum. 

Their combined resources will expand KeHE’s national distribution capabilities and broaden its expertise in natural and organic products, said KeHE president and CEO, Brandon Barnholt.

 "This combination positions KeHE to fulfill our vision of being the preferred supply chain partner in the natural, specialty, and fresh products marketplace in North America.

"Nature's Best’s two LEED Gold Certified warehouses, state-of-the-art warehouse management system, and highly respected Cadia product line will be significant and immediate enhancements to our value proposition. 

KeHE CEO Brandon Barnholt: Deal positions KeHE as preferred supply chain partner in the natural, specialty, and fresh products marketplace in North America

“Additionally, we are highly focused on continuing the tradition of service excellence the Nature's Best group of world class independent and chain customers have come to expect."

Naperville, Illinois-based KeHE Distributors LLC  has 12 warehouses in North American supplying natural & organic, specialty & gourmet, international & multicultural and fresh products to natural food stores, chain grocery stores, independent grocery stores and other specialty product retailers throughout North America. An employee-owned company, KeHE has 3500 employees in the U.S. and Canada. 

Brea, California-based Nature's Best is the largest privately owned wholesaler-distributor of health and natural food products in the US.

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