Where Food Comes From acquires Dlott's SureHarvest
Where Food Comes From Inc. (d.b.a. IMI Global, Inc.) (OTCQB: WFCF), the largest independent verifier of food production practices in North America, is acquiring SureHarvest Inc.
The transaction expands and diversifies WFCF’s commodity reach with high-value specialty crops, including winegrapes, almonds, hazelnuts, strawberries, mushrooms, cut flowers, leafy greens and other fresh produce.
“SureHarvest has built a strong portfolio of solutions for the agri-food chain, and this deal takes us one step closer to being a one-stop-shop for growers who are facing increased pressures to streamline operations, and improve productivity, resource efficiency and profitability, while better meeting the needs of customers and consumers,” said John Saunders, chairman and CEO of WFCF. “Together, SureHarvest and Where Food Comes From bring even more industry knowledge, expertise and resources than either company on its own.”
Dr. Jeff Dlott, president and CEO of SureHarvest, says the deal also allows more growers to be able to tell their sustainability and production stories.
“Where Food Comes From and SureHarvest both operate from the premise that consumers want and will continue to demand information about where food comes from, how food is grown and by whom,” said Dlott. “In addition, both aim to create a smarter, more transparent food system by using technology to create greater connectivity between suppliers, buyers and consumers.