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Mushroom Processor South Mill Champs Expands Through Acquisition of World Fresh Produce

Nov. 28, 2023
Acquisition will enhance vertically integrated mushroom company’s position in global produce marketplace.

South Mill Champs, producer of Minute Mushrooms, Saucy Mushrooms and Shrooms Mushroom Coffee as well as a variety of foodservice, co-packed and private-label mushroom products, has acquired World Fresh Produce, a global fresh produce-sourcing organization, according to a release from South Mill Champs.

The acquisition will enhance South Mill Champs’ position in overall produce, incorporating the World Fresh Produce team’s decades of produce industry experience. Additionally, the World Fresh Produce business will benefit from the expanded reach provided by South Mill Champs’ distribution and cold-chain network across North America.

World Fresh Produce was founded in 2018 by Michel Matouk, who will join South Mill Champs as vice president of global produce sourcing moving forward.

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.