MONTEREY, CA – PRO*ACT, America's leading fresh produce supplier to the foodservice industry, is pleased to announce that Antonucci’s Wholesale Produce & Seafood has joined its national distribution network. Antonucci’s supplies fresh produce, seafood and other specialty items from a 28,000-square-foot, third-party-inspected distribution center in Gloversville, N.Y., outside of Albany. Now under the sole ownership of John Antonucci, who co-founded the company with his father Louis in 1982, Antonucci’s has 45 full-time employees and a fleet of 18 trucks that deliver to foodservice and retail customers in a 150-mile radius of Albany.
“We started our company from scratch and we’ve come a long way in the past 28 years. I’m confident that our affiliation with PRO*ACT, through its purchasing programs, premium products and culture of knowledge sharing will take us to the next level,” says John Antonucci. “The people at PRO*ACT have so much industry insight and positive energy. We’re excited to be a part of it.”
Lloyd Ligier, Vice President of Business Development at PRO*ACT, says, “Antonucci's is a great independent success story and we’re confident they’ll be a strong addition to the PRO*ACT distribution network. Their drive to continue growing and improving their business is strong, as is their focus on quality. We look forward to a mutually beneficial partnership.”
About PRO*ACT: PRO*ACT is America’s leading distributor of fresh produce to the foodservice industry sourcing from premier national and regional farmers. PRO*ACT streamlines the produce supply chain, offering significant cost benefits and an easy, one-call solution to source the freshest produce from more than 70 third-party inspected, independently owned, local distribution centers across the United States and Canada. PRO*ACT provides category cost management through commodity contract pricing, in-house consultation services and integrated produce program distribution management.