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Mr. Greens ventures outside Florida with acquisition of Cawoods Produce

Mr. Greens, a Miami-based produce distributor that services restaurants, hotels, country clubs, caterers, grocery stores and cruise ships as well as other various export and retail clients, announced Feb. 10 that it has acquired Cawoods Produce, a distributor of produce, dairy and specialty goods to clients in Austin and San Antonio, TX.

The transaction represents Mr. Greens’ first acquisition outside the state of Florida and highlights the company’s rapid growth strategy to expand across the country. The Cawoods management team rolled a portion of its proceeds into Mr. Greens as part of the deal and will continue running the business.

“Sam, Brenda and the rest of the Cawoods team have done an excellent job building a leading produce distributor in Austin and San Antonio,” said Nick Politis, chief executive officer of Mr. Greens. “Their focus on putting quality and service first aligns perfectly with how we’ve grown Mr. Greens. We are thrilled to partner with the Cawoods team to expand the footprint and presence of Mr. Greens throughout the state of Texas.”

“We are excited to work closely with Nick and the rest of the Mr. Greens team to accelerate our growth in Texas, while also continuing to provide top tier service and product quality to our customers,” said Sam Cawood, owner and CEO of Cawoods. “We’ve followed the Mr. Greens story and are thrilled to leverage the experiences they bring to the table to further enhance our offerings.”

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