In 2014 Valleyfresh and Etherington entered into a joint venture to establish a packhouse named Packing Station, in Western Australia. Today Valleyfresh have announced their transfer of ownership entirely to Etherington.
The facility was intended to provide an efficient packhouse for wholesale and retail in an underserviced market.
Valleyfresh said in a media release that the business was going from strength to strength and therefore made the decision to shift ownership. Valleyfresh will continue to service the retail sector via Packing Station but will no longer be involved in day-to-day operations.
“The team at Valleyfresh have been a great help in setting up this facility, and it is a great outcome that Etherington can now take on the ownership and operational responsibility by ourselves,” said Grant Etherington.
“Our relationship with Valleyfresh is as strong as ever, and we look forward to working closely with the Valleyfresh team for many years to come.”
Valleyfresh general manager Simon Powell said he’s pleased the two companies can continue to work together to achieve mutually beneficial growth after a positive journey.