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PHILADELPHIA Wholesale Produce Market Open for Business (PR)

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World’s Largest Fully Refrigerated Fresh Produce Wholesale Market Officially Opened

PHILADELPHIA, PA (June 6, 2011) – The Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market (PWPM), home to twenty-six fresh produce merchants in a 700,000 square foot fresh produce wholesale facility, is proud to announce that the new market, located at 6700 Essington Avenue in Philadelphia, PA officially opened for business yesterday.

“We are thrilled to be officially operating in our new market,” said Sonny DiCrecchio, CEO of the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market.  “The years of planning and building have certainly been challenging, but in the end, we have a one of a kind facility that is open and ready to service customers.”

The new Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market provides high quality, fresh produce to customers within a 500-mile radius. With a state of the art cold chain management system in place, the facility maintains temperature effectively, thereby supplying customers of the PWPM with fresher products and a longer shelf life. 

“The delayed move to the new market simply provided the merchants with an opportunity to further plan logistically for a smooth transition,” said John Vena Jr., Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market board member and president of John Vena Inc.  “It was great to see the expression on our client’s faces yesterday as we opened the doors to the new facility.  It is a day that we will not soon forget and I’m honored to have been a part of this historical day.”

The previous market, located on South Galloway Street, officially closed at 4:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 2, 2011. The merchants of PWPM proudly welcomed customers inside the first and largest fully refrigerated wholesale produce market in the world at 10:00 a.m. EDT on Sunday, June 5, 2011.

About Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market

The Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market (PWPM) is the future of fresh in wholesale produce distribution with an extended history serving customers within a 500-mile radius with high quality fresh produce.  The 700,000 square foot facility provides customers with the freshest produce, in the most efficient manner at competitive prices. 



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