MONTEREY, CA (June 11, 2013)—North American Produce Sales, a produce distributor based in Vancouver, British Columbia, has joined PRO*ACT, a fresh produce supplier. Founded in 1938, the company services retail and foodservice customers from a 22,000-square-foot, third-party inspected distribution center.
North American originally was two separate entities, Tom Yee Company and Tom Yee Produce Inc. Those companies were merged and repositioned as North American Produce Sales in 1994 by third-generation owners Dennis, Harry and Peter Tom. “Joining the PRO*ACT organization is an important step in the continued evolution of our company,” says Dennis Tom, president. “We know that not only will North American Produce Sales benefit from the relationship, but our customers will, as well.”
North American Produce Sales is the second Canadian distribution firm to join PRO*ACT so far this year. “Just as we have in the United States, we are developing a strong, unified, specialized produce distribution presence in Canada,” says Lloyd Ligier, vice president of business development at PRO*ACT. “We’re happy to welcome the Toms and the entire North American Produce Sales family to the PRO*ACT family.”