At the Star Group, we strive to be the most innovative team in produce with an unwavering commitment to value and taste. The Star Group is an organization comprised of boutique companies that specialize in different sectors of the fresh produce industry: Star Produce, CFP, Sliced FC, BC Hot House, Whole Leaf, and RedHat Co-operative. Since 1989, we have been working from seed to store, supplying the highest quality fruits & vegetables & searching the globe for great taste. With a worldwide network of direct growers, state of the art packing facilities and a dedicated logistics team, we have gained an industry leading reputation for quality, selection and service.
Star Produce began as a tomato re-packer in 1989 and has grown to be Western Canada’s preeminent distributor of the freshest fruits and vegetables. Our team of produce specialists have made Star Produce a leader in grower direct programs with more than 100 offshore programs. Over 200,000 square feet of refrigerated distribution space is strategically located in Winnipeg MB, Calgary AB and Vancouver BC. All facilities are SQF certified and allow for daily distribution across Canada, with reach into the Pacific Northwest.
Our US sales team accesses growing deals from our various enterprises to service retailers across the US. Star Produce is expanding rapidly from our traditional markets in the Pacific Northwest to major retailers across America. Our facilities in Florida, Washington and Arizona are equipped to deliver fresh from the field items across the US.
BC Hot House is a leader in growing greenhouse tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers for over 40 years. They are leading the way in innovative packaging for greenhouse products and searching the world for new varieties that will bring consumers a great eating experience.
Sliced has taken an innovative approach to fresh-cut by putting the best quality into a package, from state of the art cut floors. Sliced creates delicious, quality products that last. Sliced searches the globe for Big Taste produce to ensure their fruit and vegetable trays are the most flavorful on the retail shelf.
Consolidated Fruit Packers (CFP) is a leader in the Canadian fresh fruit industry, established in 1993. CFP supplies blueberries year round from all parts of the world and is a leader in the Okanagan valley for apples, soft fruit and sweet cherries. With the backing of The Star Group, CFP is bringing new varieties and fresh approaches to meet the needs of customers worldwide.
Whole Leaf grows their produce in innovative, environmentally responsible greenhouses located in sunny Coaldale, AB. Their leafy greens are clean, fresh, great-tasting produce that is grown all through the year, with the goal of inspiring healthy meals and healthy lives. Find our unique greens in the Inspired Greens label.
Ten Southern Alberta families with a shared passion for growing the freshest produce founded the RedHat Co-operative in 1966. Since then, they've grown from a handful of greenhouses to over 150 acres on the sun-soaked Alberta prairies. Their passion still drives their relentless innovation to grow the freshest produce. From bright Beefsteak Tomatoes and shiny Sweet Bell Peppers to crunchy Mini Cucumbers, RedHat delivers value, healthy living, and a whole lot of flavour too.
At The Star Group, we believe in working hard, sharing in our success, and supporting career-long learning. Our team of young professionals and down-to-earth managers lead a progressive culture that is driven by the values that have helped our company succeed: customer focus, team-work, leadership, and respect for people.
We are always looking for great people to be a part of The Star Group team. If you are interested in a career in produce, tell us a little about yourself and submit your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Star Group will be exhibiting at multiple events each year. Check our schedule below, and we will see you there!
March 1 - 3, 2018
April 5 - 7 , 2018
April 24 - 26, 2018
May 11 - 12, 2018
Oct 18 - 20, 2018
SEPC Southern Exposure
CPMA Convention & Trade Show
West Coast Expo
PMA Fresh Summit
Palm Desert, CA
Star Group Booth # 222
Star Group Booth # 162
Star Group Booth # 1031
Star Group Booth # 428
Star Group Booth # 1961
The Star Group sends out a market update every two weeks to keep our customers informed on what is happening with commodity crops and supply. Ask your sales representative to be added to the Market Overview list.