Piscataway-based Ferraro Foods on Monday announced a major expansion of its Long Island distribution business with the addition of a 230,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center.
Located at 80 Wilshire Blvd. in Edgewood, New York, the addition will position the company to greatly increase its share of the world’s largest, most concentrated local pizza market.
Situated near several major highways at the geographical center of Long Island, which accounts for the largest sales volume of specialty Italian foods in the country, the facility is five times larger than, and will replace, Ferraro’s current distribution center, which is located in Melville, New York, when occupied later this year.
The long-term lease establishes Ferraro as an anchor tenant with property owner Heartland Business Center and reaffirms Ferraro’s economic and employment commitment to Long Island.
“Long Island is a crucial market for Ferraro and our growth plans, representing thousands of current and potential customers,” Dan Hill, CEO, Ferraro Foods, said. “With exponentially more capacity, this move signals our long-term commitment to aggressively increase market share and our employment footprint in the most significant location for pizzerias on the planet.”
Earlier this year, Ferraro rolled out an expanded product line to its customers, including specialty Ferraro Foods branded offerings designed to meet evolving tastes in the Italian restaurant and pizzeria space.
“With a clear growth trajectory and access to capital, Ferraro is on a mission to dominate the specialty Italian foods market, building on our reputation for customer service excellence and high quality, dependable product availability with on-time delivery,” Hill added.