Mergers & Acquisitions

Washington’s tree-fruit industry is ripe for consolidation because of an oversupply of product and packing houses, industry observers say.

Washington’s tree-fruit industry is ripe for consolidation because of an oversupply of product and packing houses, industry observers say

Madeline Haydon is one of thousands of entrepreneurs across the country betting that more healthful, planet-friendly foods and beverages will make them good money. Many are cashing in with tech-like returns, thanks to an ecosystem of investors eager to buy in, consumers ready to try new, “clean” food and food giants hungry for acquisitions.