Philadelphia market unveils new name and logo
by | August 26, 2010
When the Philadelphia Regional Produce Market moves to a new state-of-
the-art facility in January, it will have a new name and logo to go along with
the new location.
After 50-plus years of servicing customers from the south Philadelphia
facility under the current name, the new entity will be known as the
Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market. The name was developed strategically
to position the new facility as a wholesale produce market capable of
servicing customers within a 500-mile radius of the new location.
Boasting over 700,000 square feet of merchant display units, cooling
facilities and loading areas, the new market aims to serve customers in a
greater capacity than ever before.
"Our facility in south Philadelphia near the stadiums is limiting our ability to
conform to the needs of our customers," Sonny DiCrecchio, chief executive
officer of the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market, said in an Aug. 24 press
release. “In the new facility, we will not only exceed our customers' needs in
terms of freshness, availability and variety, we’ll also have the opportunity to
provide them with a level of customer service that isn’t possible in our
current facility. Of course we are anxious to move to the new facility, but for
now, we’re taking every step possible to ensure that the building is in perfect
condition at the time of move-in for both our merchants and our customers’
The newly designed logo features modern and colorful elements that
complement the freshness and newness of the state-of-the-art facility.
“The new PWPM logo portrays the value of our new facility in a modern and
exciting way,” John Vena, president of John Vena Inc., a longtime merchant at
the market, added in the press release. “We view the move to the new facility
as an opportunity for us to start with a clean slate in terms of the way we are
perceived today in the fresh produce industry operating out of a less-than-
desirable building. The new logo is simply a representation of our
commitment to honor the relationships we’ve worked over 50 years to build
while we evolve to become the most customer-service-focused fresh produce
wholesale market in the country.”