New York Produce Inc. is moving into a larger facility in the Hunts Point area of the Bronx in New York City.
The Secaucus, N.J.-based company, which was on the Bronx Terminal Market until it was razed for construction of Yankee Stadium in 2006, moved to New Jersey and opened a cash and carry near the Hunts Point Terminal Market.
On Dec. 1, New York Produce plans to relocate its cash and carry to a building on Barry Street formerly occupied by Baldor Specialty Foods Inc.
Before moving in, New York Produce renovated the 45,000-square-foot refrigerated facility. It has 17 truck bays and is larger than the companyâs previous 9,000-square-location a couple of blocks away, said Jorge Valdivia, president.
âThe new facility will be quick in and out,â Valdivia said. âWhen people come in, all the produce displays will be set up. This is for the areaâs jobbers, restaurants, mom and pop grocery stores and independent retailers that go into the market.â
Valdivia said New York Produceâs cash-and-carry location plans to operate 24 hours a day from early Sunday through late Saturday afternoon.
Specializing in tropicals, New York Produceâs New Jersey operation imports and distributes to large retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Bentonville, Ark., Pathmark Stores Inc., Carteret, N.J., and Shop-Rite Supermarkets, Edison, N.J., throughout the Northeast and New England.
Valdivia said the company is considering sending some of its 25 trucks to Midwestern retailers.