Raleigh, NC-based L&M Cos. Inc. announced the second week in January a
new exclusive marketing agreement with Washington state grower and packer
Conrad & Adams. The agreement begins immediately and covers apples,
pears, peaches and nectarines as well as the addition of a sizeable cherry
This will be the third new packer L&M has added to its expanding operation
over the past two years.
"The addition of Conrad & Adams is perfectly aligned with our strategy of
building the tree fruit business with the right partners here in Washington,"
General Manager Richard Gonzales said in a press release. “Dick Conrad and
Don Adams are people with great integrity who understand the need to get
the customer the right product as well as the need to re-invest in their
business, adding the latest technology and the right varieties that our
customers want." He added, "The team down at Conrad & Adams have a
tremendous amount of experience and know how to get things done the right
Keith Horder, director of business development, said in the release that he
feels that "this is a critical move for both companies in positioning themselves
for the future." He also said that "the product mix of apples, pears, summer
stone fruit and a sizeable, well-run cherry program will benefit all our
shippers and customers in a very positive way."
L&M is also the exclusive marketer for Apple King LLC, Andrus &Roberts
Produce Co. and Strand Apples Inc.