Allegiance Retail Services holds annual holiday food show

allegiance1398EDISON, NJ — A large number of industry people gathered Thursday, July 17, for Allegiance Retail Services LLC's annual holiday food show, held here at the New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center.

"Close to 600 people will be coming in and out during the course of the day," Victor Savanello, the Iselin, NJ-based cooperative's director of produce and floral, told The Produce News as the show was getting started.

All aspects of the supermarket were represented at the annual show, including meat, dairy, deli, frozen, bakery and, of course, fresh produce. This year's show featured about 250 booths, according to Savanello.

Elena Alfano, Chris Visone and Jill Mazer of Earthbound Farm displayed some of the company's products.