Highline Mushrooms acquires largest organic mushroom grower in Western Canada

Acquisition will strengthen operations across Canada

LEAMINGTON, ON, Sept. 8, 2016 /CNW/ - Highline Produce Limited ("Highline") is pleased to announce their acquisition of All Seasons Mushrooms ("All Seasons"), one of the largest mushroom growers in Western Canada.

All Seasons grows approximately 19 million pounds of mushrooms per year from three facilities in British Columbia and one in Alberta. All Seasons is known for its commitment to high quality mushrooms and consistent, local supply.

Highline is a fully integrated mushroom business with five facilities in Ontario and Quebec. It is the largest operator in the mushroom industry in Canada, marketing approximately 58 million pounds (26.3 million kg) of mushrooms per year. 

All of Highline and All Seasons' combined nine (9) locations will remain in operation with business as usual for employees (1400 combined) across Canada.

QUOTES

Commenting on this transaction, All Season's CEO and founder Frank Moscone said:

"Highline was a natural choice for All Seasons to partner with because we have a shared culture that recognizes the importance of our dedicated employees, customers, and suppliers."

Highline CEO Glenn Martin said:

"I look forward to working with Frank Moscone and his team as we combine these two excellent mushroom companies. Both Highline and All Seasons are known for their quality, customer relationships, and innovation, including our leading positions as suppliers of organic mushrooms."

ABOUT
Highline Mushrooms, founded in 1961, has grown to become the largest mushroom grower in Canada and the world's largest grower of organic mushrooms. Highline's highly developed cropping techniques have enabled them to grow all white, mini bella and portabella mushrooms without the use of any pesticides or fungicides regularly required in the cultivation of mushrooms. Highline Mushrooms is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fyffes PLC.

All Seasons Mushrooms was founded in 1997 and is one of the most prominent certified organic mushroom growers in Canada. All Seasons has always been progressive in establishing state-of-the-art, fully integrated operations, and consistently works towards providing quality services to its valued customers.

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SOURCE Highline Mushrooms

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For further information: Media Enquiries: Melanie Paradis, mparadis@earnscliffe.ca, c. +1.416.399.7400


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