Lipman Family Farms Acquires Northeast Produce

Lipman Family Farms announced its strategic expansion through the acquisition of Northeast Produce. This deal, which represents Lipman’s 12th acquisition in the past 20 years, reinforces the company’s commitment to growth and innovation.

With agriculture forming the company’s foundation, Lipman aims to provide fresh food reliably, efficiently, and consistently throughout the year. Elyse Lipman, CEO of Lipman Family Farms, expressed delight at welcoming Northeast Produce to the Lipman family.

“This acquisition represents our growth-focused strategy, allowing us to better serve our customers by providing them with high-quality, fresh produce in an expanded geographic area,” Lipman added.

Emphasizing the increasing demand for fresh produce due to a growing population, Lipman CEO reiterated the company’s dedication to investing in services, infrastructure, and partnerships to ensure the availability and safety of fresh produce.

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“We need to make sure that we’re growing in a way that makes produce accessible, affordable, and attainable for generations to come,” Lipman stated.

The company anticipates a smooth and unified transition with Northeast Produce as Lipman Family Farms progresses with its evolution and expansion. By combining the respective strengths of both organizations, they aim to create a more robust and integrated entity.

The former owners of Northeast Produce will play essential roles within Lipman Family Farms. Mike Melninkaitis will take on the position of director of Business Development Manager in the Northeast, while Joe Ruffini will remain in charge of sales operations at the Plainville, CT, facility. This collaboration will bring together the expertise and experience of both teams to support the growth and success of the joint venture.

Melninkaitis expressed enthusiasm about the two companies’ shared vision and cultural alignment, highlighting the potential of working together as one united team. Meanwhile, Ruffini emphasized the opportunity to enhance customer relationships and build upon Northeast Produce’s foundation of excellence in quality and service.

Under Lipman’s leadership, Northeast Produce’s Plainville facility will maintain operations and continue to provide services to its customers. This continuity ensures a seamless transition for clients and reinforces both companies’ commitment to delivering exceptional products and services.