October 1, 2017

Roberta’s buys C. Raker & Sons

Roberta’s Unique Gardens of Waldron, Ind., has reached an agreement to purchase C. Raker & Sons. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2017. The company is expected to retain the Raker name in some form. Roberta’s grows and sells finished perennials and annuals that are suitable for garden and home through on-line and televised shopping channels. Raker, based in Litchfield, Mich., is a leading producer and wholesaler of young plants, supplying more than 3,000 product varieties with containers to greenhouses and nurseries in all 50 states and internationally to Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the Bahamas.