GrubMarket Acquires Jana Food to Expand to Dallas

The acquisition of Jana Food, which specializes in halal and ethnic food, marks food tech startup GrubMarket's third acquisition in Texas within five months.

April 23, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO — GrubMarket announced it has completed the acquisition of Jana Food, a halal and ethnic food wholesaler in Texas. Jana Food is a full-service provider and a key sourcing channel for halal and ethnic protein, serving the broader Dallas-Fort Worth area. 
Jana Food was started by Nader Ahmad in 1992 and was a family-owned and -operated business based in Arlington, Texas. Since inception, Jana Food has expanded its reach across the whole Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Jana Food's 100,000-square-foot facility provides more than 4,000 products with a specialty focus on frozen foods, dry, fresh meats and halal meat. Its fleet of refrigerated trucks serves customers all over the North Texas Region. Jana Food will continue to be managed by its current leadership team — Ala Ahmad will serve as its general manager.
"We are excited to join the GrubMarket family and welcome the exciting growth opportunities that GrubMarket's technology and network offer," said Ahmad. "We are committed to providing the highest quality service to our loyal customer base and thrilled to learn that GrubMarket shares this same mission of supporting farms and serving customers with the highest standard. We sincerely look forward to joining the GrubMarket Team. Together, we look to grow Jana Food to the next level of success.
"Ranchers and farmers in the Jana Food network take pride in catering to a highly specialized market audience and hold their products to the highest standards. Their commitment to sustainable food sourcing and outstanding service is a testament to its longstanding success in the North Texas Region. I am pleased to welcome the Jana Food team to the GrubMarket family as we further strengthen our position in Texas. Together, we will build a larger customer base and a stronger network in the food ecosystem nationwide."
Lastly, Jana Food will now be able to utilize GrubMarket's proprietary WholesaleWare software suite, which the company said provides food industry suppliers and vendors with financial management, online ordering and sales, inventory management and CRM tools.