Ferraro Foods recently announced that its expansion plans for its Napoli facility in Connecticut, US, have been approved by state and local agencies and call for a US$10 million, 45,000 square foot addition to its existing facility.
When completed, the addition will result in a 70% increase in storage capacity, positioning Ferraro to double its brand Napoli’s current sales volume and continue expanding its presence in the Northeast pizza market.
Napoli, a brand of imported Italian foods, was acquired by Ferraro in 2019 and presently operates out of a 120,000 square foot distribution centre in Cheshire, Connecticut. Constructed in 2008, the facility is strategically located at a midpoint between Boston and New York City.
“This expansion will represent a significant investment in one of our key facilities supporting Ferraro’s operations in the ‘pizza power states’ of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, which are so important in our business. From an operations and revenue perspective, this will be a major step forward for Ferraro,” explained Michael Cipriano, Corporate Vice President of Sales and Revenue Operations for Ferraro Foods.
Earlier this year, Ferraro announced it would ramp up its Long Island business by moving into a larger, 230,000 square foot warehouse and distribution centre, followed closely by the company’s acquisition of New Jersey-based GDS Foods, another Italian foods distributor.
“This flurry of expansion activity is not by happenstance. Ferraro is intensely focused on increasing our market share in critical Northeast pizza markets, where the country’s largest concentration of independent pizzerias is located. We’re on a mission to continue growing our customer base as we build our reputation as the premier provider in the specialty Italian foods space,” concluded Dan Hill, CEO, Ferraro Foods.
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