GrubMarket acquires Frantoni and Granite State Software, established providers of trusted software products for businesses of all sizes in the food supply chain, to enhance its technology capabilities and expand its footprint as a provider of comprehensive software functionality to food wholesalers, distributors and brokers in the global food industry. whole country.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — GrubMarket announced today that it has completed acquisitions of New York-based Frantoni Corporation (“Frantoni”) and Kansas-based Granite State Software (“GSS”), highly reputable enterprise software providers specializing in building advanced software solutions for the food supply chain, with a focus on the Eastern and Midwestern regions of the US
Both companies are led by software veterans with decades of experience in the fresh produce industry. Founded nearly 40 years ago by experienced computer professionals Peter KimballGSS is now managed by experienced software engineer Glenn Shermanwho joined GSS in 1990 and took over ownership of the company in 2014. Frantoni is still run by the original owner Frank Gemeinhardtexperienced technical sales person and software engineer who has built Frantoni into leading software used by many leading fresh produce wholesalers in New York City. In addition to offering specialized ERP software systems for products, both GSS and Frantoni can seamlessly integrate with Orders IO, GrubMarket’s innovative custom e-commerce mobile app for ordering and communicating with customers. Both Frantoni and GSS are known for their commitment to customer satisfaction and have loyal and dedicated customers that have grown with the companies for decades. After the acquisition, GSS and Frantoni will remain under the leadership of Glenn Sherman and Frank Gemeinhardtand GSS and Frantoni customers will have the option to add additional modules offered by GrubMarket’s Orders IO and WholesaleWare products.
“We are excited to join GrubMarket and continue our legacy of working with the team here to improve the archaic and old-fashioned food supply chain industry. Our deep technical expertise from over 39 years of experience developing software for the wholesale products, combined with our strong relationships in the Northeast, Midwest and Southeast, places us in a unique position to further GrubMarket’s mission to digitally transform this under-digitized industry,” said Glenn Shermanowner of GS.
Frank Gemeinhardtowner of Frantoni, adds: “We are excited to join the GrubMarket team to provide our customers with the ability to leverage additional modules offered by the visionary WholesaleWare ERP software. GrubMarket’s technical team belongs among the best in the industry, and we can’t wait to work together as a larger team to cement our status as the most impactful technology enabler in the food space.”
According to Mike XuGrubMarket CEO: “Both Frantoni and GSS have strong reputations in software development for players in the fresh food supply chain. Both companies have a customer-centric philosophy that matches ours here at GrubMarket. They have been in business for decades, have a proven track record of high customer satisfaction and provide strong synergies with our flagship product, WholesaleWare.We are delighted to bring the significant expertise of Glenn and Frank to GrubMarket, to help us develop a best-in-class software and Continuing to build eCommerce experience for our software customers. This acquisition enables us to further strengthen our ability to accelerate digital transformation in this traditional food supply chain.”
GSS and Frantoni’s software offerings will complement GrubMarket’s e-commerce and software product family, which already includes the innovative and proprietary WholesaleWare software suite, the company’s software-as-a-service platform that provides wholesalers and distributors in the Food Industry provides seamless financial management, powerful sales and online ordering features, accurate inventory management, lot traceability, grower accounting, and automated routing and logistics, as well as Orders IO, GrubMarket’s custom mobile eCommerce solution.
GrubMarket, founded in 2014, is a San Francisco-based food technology company operating in e-commerce in the food supply chain for both corporate and end-user customers, providing related software-as-a-service solutions to digitally transform the US and global food supply chain. Currently GrubMarket operates in all 50 US states; Ontario and British Columbia (Canada)); Argentina, Chiliand Colombia (South America); India, Mexico, South Africaand Spainwith plans to expand to the rest of the US, Canada, South Americaand other parts of the world.
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