NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (June 8, 2015) — Restaurant Depot, a national supplier of quality products to independent food businesses through a network of large cash and carry warehouse stores, has joined the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance, a cluster initiative of the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp. (HVEDC). The Alliance provides strategic counsel and educational resources to many regional food and beverage companies, while assisting them with forming mutually beneficial partnerships in order to market their products statewide, nationally and globally.
“Many of our Alliance members are aware of Restaurant Depot’s massive network of stores, and the company’s laser-like focus on serving independent foodservice operators” said Laurence P. Gottlieb, HVEDC president and CEO. “Having a company of Restaurant Depot’s size and scope recognize the Hudson Valley’s growth as a major source for food and beverage products opens up incredible opportunities for the regional business owners in this industry.”
Restaurant Depot, a division of Jetro Holding, LLC, has become the leading low-cost alternative to traditional foodservice suppliers in 31 states. It has three locations in the Hudson Valley: Blauvelt in Rockland County and Mount Vernon and Port Chester in Westchester County.
The company eliminates the overhead of a traditional distributor, focusing on the needs of independent foodservice operators and offering free membership, with a mission to be a one-stop warehouse for savings, selection and service, seven days a week. There are no minimum purchase requirements. Members have the option to purchase many items by the piece, by the case or in five or more case quantities, saving on the unit costs accordingly.
“The Hudson Valley is like a giant supermarket or farmland, ripe with a wide variety of produce and high-quality products,” said Stanley Fleishman, Jetro/Restaurant Depot CEO. “Working closely with HVEDC and the Alliance, we hope to tap into this marketplace and identify sources of food and beverage products needed by our customers.”
About Restaurant Depot
Restaurant Depot, a division of Jetro Holdings, LLC, headquartered in College Point, N.Y., has been supplying independent food businesses with quality products from large cash and carry warehouse stores since 1976. By eliminating the overhead of a traditional distributor, focusing on the needs of independent foodservice operators and offering free membership, Restaurant Depot has become the leading low-cost alternative to other foodservice suppliers throughout the United States. To learn more, visit: www.restaurantdepot.com.
About the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance
The Hudson Valley region boasts the most vibrant and growing base of food & beverage-related businesses in the nation. Alongside many well-known industry names and successful and growing industry players, the Food & Beverage Alliance brings organizations within the food and beverage industries together, helping area businesses forge strong partnerships. The alliance provides access to economic guidance and marketing resources to businesses throughout the region.
About Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation (HVEDC)
HVEDC is the leading economic development agency for the seven-county region of Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties. The public-private partnership markets the region as a prime business location to corporate executives, site selection consultants and real estate brokers. HVEDC helped start the organizational, branding and promotional effort for NY BioHud Valley, Hudson Valley 3D Printing, Hudson Valley EDs & MEDs and the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance. To learn more, call 845-220-2244 or visit http://www.hvedc.com