New Harvest Foods forms from two Minnesota produce companies

New Harvest Foods forms from two Minnesota produce companies

Edina-based The Dragonfly Group controls the new entity.

Minnesota produce firms J&J Distributing and H. Brooks and Co. have merged to form New Harvest Foods, the companies announced Wednesday.

Edina-based The Dragonfly Group will control the new entity and its affiliates. Ron Carkoski will serve as CEO of the new company.

“By combining the best of both companies with the strength of The Dragonfly Group, New Harvest Foods is positioned to be a customer’s first choice for produce,” Carkoski said in a news release. 

Financial details of the transaction weren't disclosed.

The merger is expected to create “synergies backed by the quality and service for which both combining companies are known,” added Phillip Brooks, part of the family that founded H. Brooks.

Founded in 1905, H. Brooks is based in New Brighton, Minn., while J&J is based in St. Paul. J&J was founded in 1978.

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