Last July, Exp Group LLC purchased a 293,000 square foot facility in North Bergen, New Jersey.
A multinational multinational organization with multiple brands, the company occupies 53,000 square feet of the facility.
Vice President of Public Relations Anthony Serafino said it is operated by Exp Group’s parent company, 83rd Street SG LLC.
“This is a 30-tenant property and we are thrilled to have a real estate company under Exp. under the umbrella of a group of companies,” said Serafino, who is also the son of president Emile Serafino.
The family-owned company for generations has consistently expanded in size and scope. Its highly efficient network includes the production, import, export and distribution of tropical fruits and vegetables from the Caribbean, South America and Central America. There are particularly strong banana and plantain programs.
Exp Group, a member of the Eastern Produce Council, is looking forward to exhibiting again at the New York Produce Show and Conference, December 5-8 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in western New York City. side. Appeared on the show for many years.
“The show will feature 21 state-of-the-art aging facilities,” said Serafino. “Plus, we focus on ripe plantains from Guatemalan selvatica. We believe we have the best and newest banana ripening room in New York City. Premium also introduces his Yuka.”
The company will also share information about its food safety and traceability efforts at the event.
“We use RedLine Cooler software, which we implemented about 16 months ago,” Serafino points out. “It has made a huge difference in our efficiency.”
The company also increased its workforce. Serafino said Omar Duarte attended his Exp. Summer group team.
“Omar is currently in a business development position at Exp,” explains Serafino.
“He has been in the industry for many years and has run a successful business called Cuba Tropical in the Hunts Point terminal market in the Bronx. We look forward to having him on our team in the future.”
He added that Exp Group loves producing shows in New York.
“It’s the only time of the calendar year when New York and the surrounding agricultural communities come together under one roof,” emphasized Serafino. “The post-show conversation is always positive and I enjoy talking to many of the companies that make this industry great.
“December is a great time for events,” he continued. “This gives visitors to our booth a great opportunity to anticipate 2017 very well.”