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MCL Fresh, Inc. Unites Company Name and Trusted Product-Lines Under One Descriptive Brand

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MCL Fresh, Inc. announces a fresh new brand presence. Most notably, this will include a new company name: 4EARTH FARMS.

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"4EARTH FARMS is much more than a new name," explains David Lake, the company's CEO and co-founder. "It's a rich representation of everything we stand for across our entire supply chain. We're pleased to have a name that reflects our deep commitment to the earth, our growers, our produce, and above all, our customers."

With the 4EARTH FARMS rebranding in place, trusted labels MCL Fresh, RealSun, 4-Earth, and Real Organics will now be part of one unified brand. All conventional products will carry the 4EARTH label, while organic products will be labeled 4EARTH ORGANICS.

Mark Munger, 4EARTH FARMS' vice president of sales & marketing elaborates. "As our company has grown, and as we've added more SKUs to both our conventional and organic product lines, we realized we were managing, and marketing, four different sub-brands. Because we're still growing and adding new products, we felt it was time to simplify and freshen our brand presence."

"We wanted to develop a brand that more clearly links our company to our farming programs - a brand that's a reflection of the fresh and wholesome products we bring to market daily," continued Munger. 4EARTH FARMS' clean and simple practices can be found at every point in their supply chain. But it all starts with the farm.

Munger adds, "We work tirelessly to employ new and existing farming techniques to limit pesticide and herbicide usage. We grow both organically and conventionally, and employ many of our organic farming practices on our conventional farms as a way of reducing our non-organic-farming inputs. Our best-practices include the use of drip irrigation technology, to conserve water usage and minimize soil erosion; low-input sustainable farming; and the use of predatory insects and soft pesticides, which target harmful pests but don't hurt beneficial insect populations."

4EARTH FARMS' in-field commitments are mirrored in their value-added packing capabilities and state-of-the-art flagship facility. Situated on eight acres adjacent to downtown Los Angeles, the company headquarters is mindfully xeriscaped on the outside, while inside, cutting-edge cooling towers save more than 15,000 gallons of water per day. At the dock, all loading doors are sealed to minimize loss of cooling, while in the packing room, many trays, clamshells, over-wraps, and bag films are made from recycled and all-natural products. Simultaneously, office and warehouse recycling programs regularly put various materials back into the community resource stream.

Munger recently summed it up this way: "4EARTH is the new name for our produce. 4EARTH FARMS is the new name for our company. Because 'For Earth' is everything we do."


Founded 21 years ago in Los Angeles, California, 4EARTH FARMS is one of the largest vertically integrated Conventional, Organic, and Specialty grower-packer-shippers in the nation. 4EARTH FARMS supplies wholesale, private label, and foodservice produce to some of the largest retail and wholesale customers around the globe.

With incredibly efficient cross-dock, consolidation, and logistics, as well as state-of-the-art facilities and unparalleled food storage and safety standards, 4EARTH FARMS offers a 99.4% fulfillment rate on a bounty of produce made up of more than 150 year-round organic SKUs, 250 specialty products, and conventional fruits and vegetables, with its core items being Brussels Sprouts, Sugar Snap Peas, Snow Peas, and Green Beans. With many farm-direct programs, and strong grower relationships, 4Earth Farms cultivates more than 2,000 acres in Baja Mexico, mainland Mexico, Northern California, central California, Oregon, and Texas, and has direct relationships with growers in Chile, Taiwan, Thailand, China, and South Africa.

From farm to fork, we are committed to environmental stewardship, corporate social responsibility, and the 21st-century principles: People. Produce. Planet.

For background, interviews, images, and additional information, please contact Mark Munger, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, by phone 323 201 5800, fax 323 201 5780, or email.

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