USA – The Dohmen Company, a multi subsidiary provider of software solutions and services has acquired FoodChain, an online marketplace, logistics and food supply platform to the restaurant industry.
On the heels of the successful acquisition of Chicago-based healthy meal preparation company, Cooked, Dale Mittelstaedt, the President of Dohmen Company Foundation said that acquiring FoodChain advances Dohmen’s mission of revitalizing the health of communities.
Cynthia LaConte, CEO of the Dohmen Company says that the company strongly believes that food has the power to revitalize local economies adding that FoodChain is a great example of how new technology can support family farms and create regional self-reliance in food.
“We know that the production and consumption of a fresh, healthful diet is the single most powerful intervention available to lower the skyrocketing rates of chronic disease in the United States,” Cynthia said.
“FoodChain provides a digital system that speeds the process of commercial exchange between local food producers and local food purchasers. We see this capability as an important strategic element of our preventive health solution.”
FoodChain co-founders Ben Winters and Jake Levitt said they’re excited to be part of the Dohmen team.
“We started FoodChain because we saw the need to improve the accuracy, efficiency and scale of commercial transactions between the producers and purchasers of fresh, local food,” said Levitt.
Levitt added that joining Dohmen gives FoodChain the opportunity to have an even greater impact by leveraging their years of supply chain experience within healthcare and by collaborating with their existing portfolio of social businesses.
In February this year, Dohmen also announced that it had acquired Cooked building on its previous announcement that the company is positioned to grow its commercial operations through acquisition.
“By acquiring Cooked, we now have the scale, reach and operational expertise to take another step closer to the launch of our comprehensive offering focused on prevention of illness, with healthy food choices at the core,” Mittelstaedt said.