Food distributor eyes $52M project in Camden

A Pennsylvania-based food distributor is seeking incentives worth $52.4 million for a Camden project.

The state Economic Development Authority is to consider the request Tuesday from Benjamin Foods LLC of Hatboro.

The company, which also distributes restaurant supplies, has applied for a tax break worth $5.2 million annually for 10 years, according to a preliminary agenda for Tuesday’s meeting.

The EDA has approved incentives worth more than $1.5 billion for Camden projects under a 2013 law intended to spur development in the impoverished city.

The authority also will weigh $5 million in tax breaks for Samuel Coraluzzo Co. Inc., which is pursuing a project in Glassboro, the agenda says. The bulk-petroleum shipper, with headquarters in Vineland, has requested incentives of about $540,000 annually for 10 years, according to the EDA.

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