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Produce Alliance | Who We Are


WHO WE ARE

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Produce Alliance | Who We Are


WHO WE ARE

WHO WE ARE

In 1996, we pioneered representing our customers to the premier grower/shipper community, providing access to the highest quality fresh produce under contracts which assured supply while managing cost and risk.

Today, we specialize in providing fresh produce procurement and distribution services to food service clients across North America, the Caribbean and beyond. We manage an alliance of 50+ independently-owned specialty distributors of fresh products, with combined produce sales of over $4 billion annually. They are carefully selected using the most rigorous qualification criteria. Each commits to full compliance with our audited distribution, purchasing, and category management programs designed for client success.


OUR SUPPORT TEAM

Our internal staff represents the best in the industry with a wide range of skill sets incorporated into each custom program we develop. When you become a PA partner, we truly become an extension of your team. The success we accomplish for our clients is attributed to our passion for excellence 24/7/365.  


OUR MISSION

Our Mission is to be the leading Produce Management and Procurement Company by providing our clients unprecedented service, superior access to fresh produce, commodity expertise, innovative supply chain solutions and long lasting relationships.

As we grow, Produce Alliance continues to rely heavily on the roots that make up our foundation. Our roots are made up of People, Relationships, Innovation, Transparency, Safety, & Excellence. 

• People: Internal staff represents the best in the industry with a wide range of skill sets from Procurement to Quality Control to Technology to Culinary Innovation.

• Relationships: Longstanding, genuine relationships with the best growers, distributors and national foodservice clients for over 20 years.

• Innovation: We have grown our business around our client’s needs and the natural evolution of the food service industry. We strive to not only be the best at what we do, but pave the way for our industry.

• Transparency: Produce Alliance acts as an extension of our clients; we believe in trust and openness with our partners in everything we do.

•  Safety: We not only strive to provide the highest quality but also the safest produce to our clients through industry leading practices and systems.

• Excellence: The success we have accomplished for our clients is attributed to hard work and our passion for excellence, 24/7/365.


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Our Core Values


Our Core Values


 

OUR CORE VALUES

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS

Custom produce supply chain solutions at your fingertips

PRODUCE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

PA Pantry introduces cutting edge mobile technology for your chefs and foodservice operators giving them real time access to custom specifications, online ordering, market information and more.

MANAGEMENT MADE EASY

The Produce Alliance Pipeline features a custom cloud based management hub that provides your corporate purchasing team with executive level insight and real time access to product recalls, custom volume/service reporting, market alerts and more.

TRANSPARENCY YOU CAN SEE

The PA Platform is the digital foundation that provides our customers with transparency throughout their supply chain. This visibility allows us to provide a multitude of custom services throughout the chain to streamline everything from accounting to store compliance to price verification. Our custom data integration continues to evolve to meet our customers ever growing needs.


FOOD SAFETY

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At Produce Alliance food safety and quality assurance isn't just our management initiative, it's our way of life.  With our alliance of quality growers and dedicated distributors, our food service partners trust us to provide them top quality produce at the leading market price.  Our suppliers and distributors must meet specific food safety guidelines for quality assurance and are inspected by an approved third-party auditor.  A meticulous review of the supplier's food safety program, recall program and employee training program is also conducted to ensure the safety and satisfaction of our partners.  We offer industry-leading technology as a means to seamlessly trace and track product accountability with a full staff of Customer Account Managers readily available.

From our farms to your fork, our dedication to food safety is paramount to the success of Produce Alliance and its partners.


CULINARY

We strive to spark the imagination of chefs and foodservice operators around the world through menu innovation and new product recommendations.  From fast casual restaurants, healthcare facilities, casinos, cruise ships and beyond, our creative approach to food service blends creativity in menu planning with a profitable bottom line.  We pride ourselves on delivering a unique culinary experience to each of our partners.


PROCUREMENT

Through our four specialized buying offices we manage price, quality and logistics on a day to day basis. The Produce Alliance team of commodity experts has built long-lasting relationships throughout the past 30 years with over 100 of the best premium growers. 

Chicago

Chicago

Atlanta

Atlanta

Salinas

Salinas

Nashville

Nashville


SUSTAINABILITY

LESS HARM ON THE FARM

As a multi-generational, family-owned company, we understand the importance of our role in environmental sustainability. We partner with suppliers that employ sustainable practices such as crop rotation, energy conservation, pest management, waste & water reduction and recycling.  

FROM GREEN TO GREENER

As leaders in the agricultural industry, we believe our environmental stewardship goes hand in hand with the social and economical successes of Produce Alliance and its partners. We are continuously looking into greener modes of delivery and increasing our organic and free-trade product lines.

GIVING BACK TO MOVE FORWARD

Philanthropy is a core component of our culture. We participate in community outreach efforts and engage in philanthropic activities such as Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, The American Cancer Society, Autism Speaks, The Avon Foundation for Women, Best Buddies, Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, City of Hope, Friendship Circle, Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, The Roundy’s Foundation, The United Way, and Share Our Strength in their local communities.

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Client Base


Client Base


CLIENT BASE

Quick Service Restaurants (QSR)

White Tablecloth

Fast Casual / Mid Casual Dining

Group Purchasing Organizations (GPO)

Custom Distribution

Cruise Lines

Educational Institutions & Correctional Facilities

Hotel / Casino

Business & Industry (B&I)

Healthcare Organizations

Multi Brand Concepts / Private Equity Groups

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Produce Alliance I Upcoming Events


Produce Alliance I Upcoming Events


Upcoming Events


Past Events

2016 Produce Alliance Events at PMA (Produce Marketing Assoc. Conference) 

July 26th - 29th, 2017

Monterey Plaza Hotel
400 Cannery Row
Monterey, California 93940

Learn more about the honorary charity, Brighter Bites, at the 2017 PA Annual Cocktail Party.


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Produce Alliance & Ruby Robinson's      Annual Holiday Celebration

Saturday, December 10 2016

Pinstripes - Chicago
435 E. Illinois St. 
Chicago, Illinois 60611


Produce Alliance Pop-Up Dinner Series Featuring Mann Packing

October 5th 2016

Produce Alliance Chicago - Downtown
230 W. Huron St., Suite 200
Chicago, Illinois 60654


 

Sponsors

2017 14th Annual Produce Alliance  National Conference

March 13th - 17th, 2017

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee
1 Lake Oconee Trail
Greensboro, Georgia 20642


2016 Produce Alliance Events at PMA (Produce Marketing Assoc. Conference) 

July 28th - 31th, 2016

Monterey Plaza Hotel
400 Cannery Row
Monterey, California 93940