US foodservice supplier Golden State Foods has announced its entry into retail supply through the acquisition of New Zealand-based greens provider Snap Fresh Foods.

The acquisition of Snap Fresh Foods, which produces salad greens, vegetable mixes, dressings and condiments, includes two facilities in New Zealand that service that region and export to China.

“We look forward to expanding our regional produce foodservice business into the fast-growing retail sector with such a strong and successful brand as Snap Fresh Foods,” said Neil Cracknell, COO of Golden State Foods. “The addition of Snap Fresh provides great growth opportunities for GSF particularly in the retail salads segment, while providing new products and capabilities to our existing food service customers in the region.”