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Alpha 1 Marketing/Krasdale Foods holds buying show

krasdale6658NEW YORK — Alpha 1 Marketing/Krasdale Foods held its 2019 buying show Thursday, Sept. 5, at CitiField, home of the New York Mets. All departments of the supermarket were at the show, with fresh produce vendors showcasing a wide variety of items.

"Perishables continue to expand," Gus Lebiak, the company's chief marketing officer, told The Produce News during the show. "And this is a very successful show. Customers enjoy this venue, and we get a good turnout."

Created in 1993, Alpha 1 Marketing is a full-service merchandising and marketing company dedicated to providing best in class retail services to the independent grocery story owner in the New York metro marketplace, according to the company's website.

Susan McAleavey Sarlund of the New York Apple Association and executive director of the Eastern Produce Council; Louis Scagnelli, director of produce and floral at Alpha 1 Marketing/Krasdale Foods; and Pat Ferrara of Hudson River Fruit Co.