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United States Cox Enterprises Makes Strategic Investment in Mucci Farms

Cox Enterprises has announced a significant strategic investment in Mucci Farms which expands Cox’s controlled environment agriculture (CEA) business through a greater variety of sustainably grown produce and enhanced geographic reach.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Cox Enterprises is a global company with $20 billion in annual revenues and brands that include Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book and Cox Homelife.

Founded in 1898 by Ohio Governor James M. Cox, the company is a family-owned business committed to its people, communities and planet. Major subsidiaries include Cox Communications and Cox Automotive.  Strategic investments include new industries and emerging technologies with sizeable interests in clean technology and health care.

This strategic partnership is the next phase in Cox building a multibillion-dollar controlled environment agriculture business and establishing Cox as one of the leading providers of sustainable produce across North America.

“Mucci Farms combines its multigenerational farming expertise and technological innovations to grow high-quality, great tasting produce,” said Steve Bradley, Vice President of CleanTech, Cox Enterprises. “It’s the perfect complement to our expanding footprint in sustainable agriculture, and we look forward to working together with the Mucci Farms team to transform the industry.”

Mucci Farms places a high emphasis on automation and robotics to improve efficiencies from seed to retail.

In a joint statement, Mucci Farms principals, Bert Mucci, Danny Mucci, Gianni Mucci and Joe Spano said that it is humbling to see how far the organization, once a small family business, has come.

“For several decades, we have had tremendous growth at Mucci Farms to bring us to the forefront of controlled environment agriculture.  The core of our organization and success has been rooted in family values across the board, from our internal terms to our partners.  We are committed to supporting our customers with high-quality products, excellence in execution and vertically integrated support from seed to retail.  We are excited to continue this journey with Cox Enterprises, who share those values and that vision and will support our efforts to provide more communities with fresh produce from coast to coast.”

Photos of Mucci Farms: Cox Enterprises

 

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