Brotherly Love and Produce: The Most Modern Market In America

Once again this year, participants in the New York Produce Show and Conference will have an opportunity to take an official post-show tour of the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market (PWPM) on Thursday, Dec.16, 2021. The Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market is the world’s largest fully-enclosed, fully-refrigerated wholesale produce terminal, with 686,000 square feet. Its most distinguishing operational benefit is cold-chain protection for fresh fruits and vegetables. The 19 PWPM merchants carry a full line of fruits and vegetables and serve all types of foodservice and grocery businesses. Susan Crowell spoke with John Vena, president of John Vena Inc. and longtime PWPM merchant, to learn more about the unique facility and the business that goes on at the market.

EPC Leadership Class Tours Philadelphia Market and Port Facilities

The third Eastern Produce Council (EPC) Leadership Class experienced key aspects of the produce logistics and distribution system with a tour of the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market (PWPM) and Holt Logistics on May 11, 2021.

Following 100th Anniversary, John Vena Inc. Launches New

May 21, 2020 John Vena Inc.

Following the debut of a new logo and mission statement in 2019, specialty produce wholesaler and distributor John Vena Inc. has launched a fully-redesigned website with a host of new features.

John Vena Inc. Hires New Controller

January 13, 2020 John Vena Inc.

After the retirement of their former CFO, John Vena Inc. (JVI) has welcomed a fresh face to the finance team. Omar Ford-Bey joined the team as Financial Controller effective November 2019.

John Vena Inc. Celebrates 100 Years in the Produce Industry

November 13, 2019 John Vena Inc.

The year 2019 has been a big one for John Vena Inc. The specialty produce wholesaler, distributor, and importer has been celebrating its 100th Anniversary with a series of launches and events to commemorate their heritage and usher in the next era of excellence in produce distribution.