Charlie's Produce, an employee owned independent produce company serving the west coast since 1978, has acquired Better Life Organics, a Los Angeles-based distributor of organic produce and food products.
With an established twenty-four year history serving the Los Angeles area, BLO will merge with Charlie's Produce and as a result, immediately expand its services and product offerings. This acquisition will not only allow Charlie's Produce to develop deeper roots within the LA market, but also offer a broader breadth of products, including an extensive selection of organic fruits and vegetables from local growers.
Charlie's Produce will also consolidate operations in their Irwindale, California facility. Over the last five years, Charlie's Produce has expanded rapidly through increased services, produce processing, geographic extension and acquisition. The company opened a new distribution center in Los Angeles in 2015, entered the Boise, ID market in 2017 through the purchase of Northwest Produce and increased its brokerage division (Charlie's Produce Trading Company) representing growers throughout the West Coast.