Mission Produce Inc. and NatureSweet Tomatoes announced a long-term third-party logistics partnership leveraging Mission’s cold-storage and distribution center in Laredo, Texas.
The move is expected to support the expansion of NatureSweet’s greenhouse portfolio, which includes snacking tomatoes, medium/large tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers. Mission, which produces and distributes fresh Hass avocados, will provide NatureSweet with cold storage, cross docking, repacking, inventory management, access to quality inspections and other services.
Mission’s 261,000 ft2 Laredo distribution center opened in September 2021. NatureSweet plans to consolidate about 70 percent of its total product volume coming from Mexico in Mission’s Laredo facility and distribute to U.S. customers located throughout the Southwest and Midwest.