“The big guys really don’t have this stuff, and then we also do the local produce.
Ryan also said service makes a difference.
“Mainly, we’re seven days a week, and the edge we have is the service,” he said.
Ryan said his company also has supplies ready when local stores and restaurants come up short.
“We’re finding a lot of these guys are short on product, and they don’t know what to do so now they’re calling us and now giving us a little more business to keep us in tow with them, so there’s a little mix for service and bringing a little local produce into this area,” Ryan said.
Elisabeth Granoff, a co-owner of G&A Wholesale Fruit & Produce, New Haven, Conn., said she doesn’t worry about competitors from New York or Boston.
“There will always be competition in any business,” she said.