Merger to create Australia’s leading fruit and vegetable supplier
The shairman of the combined group, Brian Gargiulo, said the merger was a natural extension of the very successful 10 year joint venture relationship between LaManna Group and Premier Fruits Group through Fresh Choice WA in Western Australia.
“LaManna Group and Premier Fruits Group have been very successful joint venture partners for over a decade in WA and the decision to merge our Australian operations reflects the deep mutual trust and effective working relationship between the two partners,” he said.
“The new company will retain the well known brands that our growers and customers identify with and we will continue to invest in those brands to provide better service outcomes for all trade partners in the future.”
The CEO of the combined group, Anthony Di Pietro, said the merger of the two companies will create a stronger, more sustainable company, capable of significant future growth which will benefit the Group’s growers, customers and employees. ■