(Feb. 22) Markon Cooperative, Salinas, Calif., has added its first California member.

Durham-based ProPacific Fresh, a distributor of fresh fruits and vegetables and other foods from facilities in Durham, Sacramento, Redding and Eureka, is a perfect fit for Markon, the foodservice cooperative president Tim York said in a news release.

“ProPacific fits our core criteria for membership: privately owned, handling quality products and focused on customer service,” he said. “And it’s an ideal complement to our group in terms of its geographic reach and high standards.”

Markon is a produce foodservice purchasing and marketing company with annual sales of more than $14 billion.