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Aggrigator Marketplace To Power ALBA Organics Food Hub

SALINAS, Calif.Dec. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -

-  Aggrigator™ announced the agreement to partner with and operate ALBA Organics, in the Salinas valley. This partnership will connect small farmers to restaurants and groceries through the Aggrigator Farm to Shelf Marketplace. The partnership will enable small farmers to connect directly with consumers of fresh produce. It will also give them access to the tools and technology of large distributors allowing them to better manage on-line order processing, inventory flow, transportation, and delivery. 

The ALBA Organics food hub will be a standard for Aggrigator in how to operate food hubs and build better connections for other food hubs to emulate. It will also serve to connect new farmers and food hubs in the region to the Aggrigator marketplace.

 

Aggrigator is a B2B "farm-to-shelf" marketplace:  Our technology provides a platform for both the buyers and sellers of fresh produce to access markets across the entire fresh produce transactional pipeline. We bring participants in so they are able to buy, sell, and fulfill transactions together to create viable economies of scale and create a fresh produce supply chain capable of servicing large demand markets. Learn more at www.aggrigator.com.

 

ALBA (Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association) generates opportunities for farm workers and limited-resource farmers to grow and sell crops from two organic farms in Monterey County. ALBA aims to contribute through 1) human resources; 2) growing marketing alternatives for small-scale farmers; and 3) the enhancement of biological diversity and protection of natural resources. Learn more at http://www.albafarmers.org.

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"Many viewpoints – economic, social, cultural, environmental – converge to the conclusion that smallholder farming should be sustained where it still exists and reinforced where it is in decline. Public policy and development aid may be factors to push smallholder farming, but a new marketplace needs to emerge in order to make it a sustainable business, able to compete with large-scale industrial farming, in the future. Aggrigator makes this proposition with a tool that connects the small grower to access bigger markets, allowing the grower to surpass the bottleneck broker, to pool resources and to farm more efficiently thanks to IT support. The buyer on the other hand benefits from a reliable supply of a wide range of fresh local produce from one point of sale without the expense and hassle of managing many relationships from multiple suppliers."

Financial Leader, Pramod Kabra joins Aggrigator's Board of Directors

SALINAS, Calif., Aug. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Aggrigator™ today announced that Pramod Kabra was elected to the Aggrigator's board of directors

 

Pramod is an angel investor in Aggrigator's mission as the world's first aggregated marketplace platform. "As a team we look forward to benefiting from Pramod's deep expertise in supplychain, financial services, logistics and organization leadership. Pramod will be working with the leadership team; investors and board of directors to set the foundation for Aggrigator's business in enabling ecommerce in the general produce space," said Gerard Rego, Aggrigator's cofounder & CEO. "We are excited to have Pramod on the team as we scale the next phase of our growth said Dr. Benjamin Warr, Cofounder & CSO.

"Aggrigator is in a space that is highly fragmented with a very long tail in the hundreds of billions of dollars in the United States, but also with the same dynamics in India, China, Africa, Europe and the South America. The food economy is critical industry that impacts everyone's daily lives. Technology, analytics and the ability to connect multi-sided markets is where the time has come with the opportunity to enable demand supply and fulfillment while removing friction in the transaction," said Pramod Kabra.

Pramod Kabra serves as a Partner at India Value Fund Advisors Private Ltd., where he is responsible for creating and working with the portfolio of IVFA investee companies that span cable and ISP services, logistics, transportation, media, FMCG, financial services, microfinance and radio taxi services. Prior to joining IVFA in 2007, Pramod spent 23 years with Unilever across multiple roles in finance, M&A, Supplychain and held various leadership positions including that of head of treasury for Asia and Africa region and Board member of the Global Home Care Category Team. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Aggrigator is a B2B "farm-to-shelf" marketplace:  Our technology provides a platform for the buyers and sellers of fresh produce to access markets across the entire fresh produce transactional pipeline. We bring participants in food buy/sell/fulfill transactions together to create viable economies of scale and a fresh produce supply chain capable of servicing large demand markets. To learn more please visit our website.