BrightFarms expands retail presence with Crosset Company partnership
Grower Nick Chaney in BrightFarms' Wilmington, Ohio facility
Photo courtesy of BrightFarms

BrightFarms expands retail presence with Crosset Company partnership

The agreement places BrightFarms greens in stores such as Dorothy Lane Market and Krieger’s Health Foods Market.

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September 24, 2019

BrightFarms, according to a press release, has partnered with Crosset Company to distribute its products into over 100 new independent retailers in the Midwest, a majority of which are based in Ohio. BrightFarms’ newest greenhouse in Wilmington, Ohio will supply the new retailers with the company’s core portfolio of baby greens.

In Ohio, BrightFarms will be on shelves in Dorothy Lane Market (Dayton), Walt Churchills Market (Northwest Ohio), and Krieger’s Health Foods Market (Cleveland). Distribution into Jungle Jim’s International Market (Cincinnati) began earlier this year.

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BrightFarms’ company Founder & President Paul Lightfoot highlighted independent retailers in Ohio as a key opportunity. “As we’ve expanded across the country, we’ve been energized by the growth potential of working with the independent market, which serves a large demographic of consumers that care about transparency in food,” said founder and president Paul Lightfoot. “Our partnership with Crosset has been instrumental in gaining access to this valuable market.”

Nick Chaney is the head grower at the Wilmington greenhouse, a 120,000 square foot facility.

Independent retailers that are interested in sourcing from BrightFarms can contact Jack Holland at jholland@brightfarms.com