Economy pinches business for Big Apple distributors

02/24/2012 01:08:00 PM
Doug Ohlemeier

“It seems like it’s (the economy) still in the doghouse. People are scared to buy things. They’re buying lesser quantities.”

Matthew D’Arrigo, vice president of D’Arrigo Bros. Co. of New York Inc., and co-chairman of the Hunts Point Terminal Market, said the market’s customers feel the pinch.

“There’s no question that within our industry, the foodservice segment is far more affected by a poor economy than the retail end is,” he said. 

“The retailers are in some ways even enhanced by shoppers having a few less dollars to spend because the most effective way to feed people is through the retail stores. That’s generally true.”


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