A Florida-based food company looking to establish a new location in the Northeastern part of the country has identified Vineland as the site for its expansion.
Pero Family Farms in December was approved by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority for a Grow NJ award totaling nearly $19 million in tax credits over a 10-year span.
Pero – a produce grower, packager, processor and distributor – proposed a $13 million investment in a new 118,400-square-foot facility at the corner of North Mill and Weymouth roads. No timeline for completion has been set.
The company plans to hire about 220 employees at the facility, according to the NJEDA.
The company offers an array of fresh vegetables offered whole, as side dishes and as snacks. Pero also offers organic produce. Their products are available at retailers such as Walmart, Target, Wegmans, Whole Foods and a host of others.