Philadelphia merchants meet sourcing, logistics and transportation issues head on. Originally printed in the September 2022 issue of Produce Business.
Originally printed in the May 2022 issue of Produce Business. Paul Revere was worried only about Land and Sea. Today, our transportation troubles include Air… Read More
When John Vena joined his family business, a wholesaler/importer of avocados, plantains, mangos and other specialty items, which was established by his grandfather in 1919, he wasn’t 100% sure it was for him.
Much more than just buy-and-sell operations, modern wholesalers reinvent what it means to be in the middle of the supply chain.
In Philly and surrounding areas, retailers, restaurants, wholesalers stay on course.
Originally printed in the October 2020 issue of Produce Business. My grandfather, John Vena, who founded our family produce business in Philadelphia, worked fiercely to… Read More
Originally printed in the September 2019 issue of Produce Business. Woven by geography, Philadelphia’s multi-faceted consumers continue to shape its food culture. Since its rebirth… Read More
Donald Trump and I were in London early in June. We weren’t traveling together or anything, it was just coincidence. However, we had similar agendas…. Read More
I don’t play golf but recently attended my first charity tournament and learned about a valuable fundraising tool — selling the golfers a “mulligan.” According… Read More
Q: What has two legs and one wheel? A: The owner of a small business pushing the wheelbarrow of commerce. Vision, sweat… Read More