(Feb. 13) Nashville, Tenn.-based Produce Alliance LLC has added Upper Lakes Foods Inc., Cloquet, Minn., to its membership.

“Consistent quality, purchasing programs and the ability of Produce Alliance to acquire and service national and region multi-unit chain accounts were the compelling reasons that drove Upper Lakes Foods to join the alliance,” said Steve Sorensen, president of Upper Lakes Foods, in a news release.

Upper Lakes Foods, a family-owned foodservice distributor, has two state-of-the-art facilities and plans to build a third.

“These centers will play a major role in our growth strategy,” said Joe Collier, partner/director of distribution and business development for Produce Alliance, in the release.