Philadelphia, PA – Procacci Holdings, LLC.’s operation in the Philadelphia Produce Market is strong and continues to grow. Garden State Farms, solely owned and operated by Procacci Holdings, has recently expanded by acquiring their friendly competitor and neighbor, A. Vassallo Inc.
From the beginning, The DiPascale Family, the owners of A.Vassallo, and The Procacci Family maintained a friendly working partnership to serve the needs of the produce market. Combining the two family-run companies expands their customer pool and increases product quality and availability.
“It was a natural expansion to our Garden State Farms operation,” says J.M. Procacci, CEO of Procacci Holdings, LLC. He continues, “As we continue to expand, our commitment to the market is integral to our growth.” With the acquisition, Procacci Brother’s Garden State Farms has four units at the market.
Mike Maxwell, president of Procacci Brothers, addresses the rapid growth in the regional produce market. He says, “Philadelphia is seeing more local crops coming in from the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and New York.” Maxwell noted that, “PWPM is the ideal location to distribute produce and acquiring A.Vassallo makes Garden State more efficient for their customers.”
Procacci Brothers recognizes the hard-work and dedication by David DiPascale, co-vice president of terminal operations for Garden State Farms. Maxwell comments on his life-long friendship with DiPascale. Maxwell says, “He has built a great team over there, and we are excited about the future of our market.”
The future is bright for Procacci Brothers. The over 70 year old produce company is always looking for new ways to be innovative, efficient, and sustainable. Procacci Brothers evolved from their modest start in the original Philadelphia market and will continue to expand their premium services and products. For more information please visit: www.procaccibrothers.com
About Procacci Brothers:
From our humble beginning in the Procacci Family basement back in 1948, to our current position as the Leader in the Field within the North American Produce Industry, Procacci Brothers Sales Corporation has excelled in growing and strengthening the businesses of our customers. Through our robust network of organic and conventional growers, we provide our customers with comprehensive sourcing solutions for premium fruits, vegetables, tropical & specialty produce and floral items. Whatever your need – from private labeling to local produce items to direct-store-delivery (DSD) – Procacci Brothers is equipped to provide customers of all types and sizes with the freshest, safest and best tasting produce. For more information on our wholesale produce/distribution operations please visit www.procaccibrothers.com .