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Taylor Fresh Foods Inc. in Salinas, CA, has completed the purchase of River Ranch Fresh Foods, LLC, also based in Salinas.

River Ranch processes and distributes salads, salad kits and cut vegetables under private brand and "River Ranch" brands, and spinach under the “Popeye” brand. It also distributes cut vegetable snacks and commodity vegetable products to customers throughout North America. River Ranch operates salad and vegetable processing and cooling operations in Salinas and El Centro, CA.

River Ranch will continue normal operations under the River Ranch name as a wholly owned subsidiary of Taylor Fresh Foods, joining Taylor Fresh's nine Taylor Farms operating companies.

“We look forward to having River Ranch join the Taylor family,” Bruce Taylor, chairman and chief executive officer of Taylor Fresh Foods, said in an Aug. 17 press release. “We plan on making significant investments to add value for their excellent customers and to expand their unique product sets. We will also expand River Ranch’s range of commodity products to allow Taylor Farms foodservice and retail customers the opportunity to streamline their logistics systems.”