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BrightFarms Secures $100 Million Series E Round of Funding to Expand High- Tech Indoor Farming Across the U.S.

BrightFarms plans to reach most U.S. major markets by 2025; Cox Enterprises assumes majority ownership IRVINGTON, N.Y. (Oct. 20, 2020) – BrightFarms, a leading next-generation indoor farming company supplying U.S. grocery retailers with packaged salad greens, has secured more than $100 million in debt and new equity capital to support robust expansion plans. The Series E round of funding […]

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BrightFarms Celebrates 2,000th Store Distribution Milestone

 BrightFarms’ year over year sales growth has surged by 40% in the last month  Irvington, NY – July 23, 2020 – BrightFarms, a leading supplier of locally grown salads, is proud to announce that the company’s distribution recently surpassed 2,000 stores, bringing their total store count to 2,009. BrightFarms has added more than 800 stores […]

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BrightFarms’ Founder & President Appointed to USDA Fruit & Vegetable Advisory Committee

 Lightfoot to serve as a voice for rapidly growing local, indoor leafy greens industry  Irvington, N.Y. – July 16, 2020 – BrightFarms is happy to announce that U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has appointed Paul Lightfoot, company President & Founder, to the USDA’s Fruit & Vegetable Advisory Committee (FVIAC).  The FVIAC advises the Secretary […]

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BrightFarms Opens Its Largest World-Class Sustainable Greenhouse in Pennsylvania

Secretary Russell Redding welcomes BrightFarms, which will produce two million pounds of local produce annually    Selinsgrove, PA – January 28, 2020 – BrightFarms, the leading supplier of locally grown salads for supermarkets, opened its largest greenhouse today. The new 280,000 sq. ft. farm in Selinsgrove, Pa. will deliver over 2 million pounds of fresh, local […]

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BrightFarms Invests to Build World-Class Customer Growth Team

 Abby Prior to lead as SVP, Sales & Marketing; Matt DiNitto Joins as Director of Sales, East, Affinity Sales to serve as Broker Northeast  Irvington, N.Y. – January 21, 2020 – BrightFarms, a leading supplier of locally grown salads for supermarkets, has expanded its customer team to support retailer partners.  Abby Prior will lead BrightFarms’ […]

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BrightFarms Appoints Steve Platt Chief Executive Officer

Irvington, NY – August 14, 2019 – BrightFarms, the No. 1 brand of locally grown packaged salads, has announced that it has hired Steve Platt as CEO, while the company’s founder, Paul Lightfoot, will continue as the company’s President and Founder. Both Platt and Lightfoot will be members of the Board of Directors.  “I am privileged to be […]

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BrightFarms Recognized by Walmart with Produce Innovation Award

Award comes amid plans to expand distribution into 50 new Walmart stores throughout Ohio Irvington, NY – April 19, 2019 – BrightFarms, the leading supplier of locally grown salads for supermarkets, was recently awarded the Innovation Award (Produce) at Walmart’s 2019 Supplier Growth Forum in Rogers, Arkansas. The Innovation Award follows a successful launch of BrightFarms salads in […]

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