1982 – THE NEXT BIG STEP

Announcement Date: January 1, 1982

The Pia family, through its marketing division of South Mill Mushroom Sales, purchased their Kennett Square, Pennsylvania mushroom-growing operation from the Clorox Corporation. Clorox operated the facility under the “Grocery Store Products” label, selling predominantly to the cannery markets. South Mill converted the production of this facility to the fresh market, which was just beginning to develop in the United States.