New York wholesaler RBest Produce Inc., has officially relocated its headquarters to larger operations.
On Oct. 23, the Bronx, N.Y.-based RBest dedicated its new warehouse in the Long Island city of Port Washington, N.Y.
RBest moved to the 182,000 square foot building in Nassau County after distributing produce for 32 years from a location across the street from the Hunts Point Terminal Market.
The new plant includes 70,000 square feet of refrigerated space dedicated to produce, more than twice the capacity it worked from on Food Center Drive.
Before relocating to Long Island, RBest considered other sites in the Bronx and New Jersey.
Those locations as well as Nassau County’s economic development office offered economic incentives, according to a news release.
“There’s not a better place for a business to be than on the Gold Coast,” Philip Delprete, RBest’s chairman and chief operating officer, said in the release. “This is a much better environment than what we were in and its location will help us to attract high-quality employees.”
RBest, which shares ownership with the Uncle Giuseppe Italian-themed supermarket chain, supplies independent retailers, restaurants and institutions and recently added the soon to open Fresh Market store in Woodbury, N.Y., according to the release.