KeHE extends into upscale organic markets in Los Angeles

Distributor signed on a popular Los Angeles-based market with own brands and a cafe experience.
Dan Ochwat
Executive Editor
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KeHE Distributors has added a popular Los Angeles-based organic grocer and cafe to its distribution network.

The Naperville, Ill.-based distributor of natural and organic, specialty and fresh products, including private label and exclusive items, has signed a distribution agreement with the growing grocer and cafe Erewhon.

“As a fellow B Corporation, we are proud to partner with a retailer that aligns on the same culture and values as KeHE,” said Michelle DuFresne, vice president of sales at KeHE. “Erewhon is an exceptional merchant with extremely high standards and we are thrilled to help support their growth plans as their primary supply chain partner."

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The upscale grocer Erewhon has six locations with several more planned and has been an early leader in organic offerings, including its own brand items across beverages, dairy, meat and fish and more. The grocer differentiates itself thought its unique in-store café, too, and first-to-market offerings for food, beverage and nutrition entrepreneurs, according to KeHE.

KeHE is one of the largest certified B Corporations in the nation serving more than 30,000 retail outlets from a network of over 16 distribution centers across North America.

"Erewhon is excited to be partnering with a distribution company that can support our growth plans with the most experienced people in the industry,” said CEO of Erewhon, Tony Antoci. “We look forward to expanding with the help of KeHE’s supply chain expertise. This partnership will bolster our expansion plans and is an excellent cultural fit for Erewhon.”

Erewhon has been providing healthy, nutrient-rich foods since 1968. The newly certified B Corp company is an independent, family-owned market with six current locations across Los Angeles including Calabasas, Fairfax/West Hollywood, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Silver Lake and Venice, and three currently planned future locations in Beverly Hills, Culver City and Studio City.