Verdant Partners LLC is pleased to announce its affiliation with Golden Sun Marketing of Minnetrista, Minnesota. In this new relationship, the parties will work together to advise companies within the North American fresh produce industry who wish to divest or to grow through acquisitions. Consulting and advisory services will also be available to clients in this sector.
Don Goodwin, owner and president of Golden Sun Marketing, is a 30-year veteran of the produce industry with direct experience in procurement, wholesale, marketing and merchandising which affords him unique insights across the fresh produce supply chain.
In recent years, he has worked on assignments to build retail space for branded produce for clients such as Disney and Green Giant Fresh. Prior to launching Golden Sun Marketing, he worked for Target Corporation, where led the development and launch of fresh produce within SuperTarget. Goodwin later served as the COO of Green Giant Fresh where he built retail and grower partnerships to expand the Green Giant brand. He began his career with retailers HEB Grocery Company and Supervalu.
“I am delighted to be working with Verdant because of their rich history of representing companies across agriculture. There is currently a lot of interest in acquisitions within the produce industry from both strategic and financial buyers so this opportunity came at a perfect time,” says Goodwin.