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Current Events and Their Effect on Global Agriculture

Historically, we have witnessed many shortages and surpluses in Global Agriculture over time as a result of current events. We’ve seen shortages due to increased demand, and surpluses as a result of decreased demand. One example that we’ve all witnessed recently is the effect of COVID-19 on toiletries and how major demand caused a massive shortage of supplies. Read our blog post below to learn more about how current events affect global agriculture in terms of food supply and agricultural production. 

What are Sanctions and how do They Affect Global Agriculture? 

To understand how sanctions affect global supply, we need to first understand how imports and exports work. Imports and exports relate to the business activity of selling goods between countries. When a sanction, or ban, is placed on a country, usually as a tool responding to foreign policy changes, it causes a shift in supply. A sanction is a withdrawal of customary trade and financial relations for foreign- and security-policy purposes. As a result of this, a country that is a known producer of a good, say fertilizer, might be unable to conduct trade. This causes buyers (other countries in this instance) to look elsewhere to obtain fertilizer. This could mean that the buying country will face a change in price due to differences in distance, transportation capabilities, or increasing demand for goods as they are competing with other buyers or countries. 

On the other hand, countries that do not have imposed sanctions and are active in free trade could be affected by low production and their buyers will have to go elsewhere. For example, Ukraine is a large producer of fertilizer, wheat, and corn. Since they are dealing with a major crisis, they are not able to produce the same yields as in prior years, causing buyers to have to source from elsewhere and increasing prices on these goods due to less available supply. 

The Future of Food Prices 

As with any global conflict we’ve seen in history, there is typically an effect on global agriculture and a period of economic inflation following the event. During World War I, personal savings increased significantly and were spent soon after the war ended. This was due to rationing common food items and necessities such as meat, coffee, butter, and shoes, so there was less spending. This change in global agriculture then caused an influx of cash into the economy. After the end of World War II, when the caps were lifted in 1946, prices climbed significantly. For example, food prices alone rose 13.8 percent in July after food price controls expired on June 30th.

We see the domino effect of inflation taking place in the current economy which, in turn, increases the prices of goods and services. Looking at food specifically, inflation is increasing because of global events which have affected grocery and dining out prices. The USDA’s Economic Research Service updated its March report predicting a 4.5%-5% rise in food prices this year. This is largely due to the increased costs for farmers to grow and produce crops, transport them, and keep up with growing demand. We can expect to see an upward trend in the coming months as consumers, so paying attention to current events news, and looking at local alternatives could be the way to go. 

Peddler’s Son is a Trusted Local Supplier 

Peddler’s Son is the go-to supplier for Arizona restaurants, hospitals, schools, and more. Family-owned and operated since 1988, Peddler’s Son brings you honest pricing, unparalleled customer service, and farm-fresh produce every day. Want to stay current on market updates that affect produce? Sign up for our newsletter and read about the global agriculture industry every week.

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How Do Fuel Prices Affect the Food Supply Chain?

As it has become more and more apparent that fuel prices are rising and causing turmoil amongst commuters, it is important to understand the domino effect that happens as a result of changes in price. We keep hearing about the supply chain, but what does that really mean? What is the true impact on food supply when we are paying more at the pump?

At Peddler’s Son, we provide consistent food delivery with local service, a centralized warehouse, and advanced technologies. Read our blog post below to find out why buying local could help keep costs down. 

What is the supply chain and how does it work? 

The first step in understanding the cause and effect relationship between pricing in one industry and the result it has on another’s supply chain is understanding what a supply chain is. A supply chain in its simplest form is a focus on the core activities within an organization required to convert raw materials or component parts through to finished products or services. A supply chain is typically made up of five parts: 

  • Sourcing – this includes finding suppliers or the source that can provide the needed goods or services to a business. 
  • Procurement – this is when the business or entity acquires products or services. Often companies select suppliers based on existing relationships or on the results of the analysis they have done.
  • Demand Planning – the accuracy of demand comes into play so that supply chain managers can have an accurate number of supplies available to customers. The supply chain organization works with suppliers to ensure they meet projected demand. 
  • Order Fulfillment – this is when the supply chain organization can react to the level of demand, or a business can plan to order more inventory to ensure supplies are produced and available to be purchased. They will either be building or depleting inventory depending on sales volume. 
  • Inventory – this is the physical aspect of the supply chain. Inventory is an asset with the purpose of being sold. Inventory in the supply chain can fall into a few categories including being held for sale, in the production process with the intent to be sold, or in the material’s phase of the production process intended for consumption. 

Why is the food supply chain directly affected by gas prices? 

Thinking specifically about the requirements of the supply chain in the food industry, we must think about the means by which we get our food. One example of a food supply chain is growing produce at a farm. The farmer first plants the seeds, the produce grows, it is harvested from the source, cleaned or processed, packaged for sale, shipped to a destination to be sold, put up for sale, and bought by the consumer before being eaten or cooked into a meal. 

Each part of this theoretical supply chain comes with a multitude of moving parts. The distribution of food is directly affected by high fuel prices. When the cost of gas is high, trucks and other forms of transportation have to adapt by either traveling less of a distance at the same price or increasing the price of the product in order to cover the expense. This affects consumers because they might not be able to purchase what they demand if distribution can’t travel the distance. Or, as we’ve seen in the market today, the price of food increases. In order for distributors to meet the same level or higher demand, they must incur the cost and mark up the final price to avoid a loss. 

As of February 2022, food prices rose by 0.9% to an annualized rate of 7%. Food at home saw the largest increase in the segment, rising 1% in January, while food away from home was up 0.7%. As you can see, the domino effect that we were talking about earlier will then cause higher inflation as a direct result of higher food prices. Consumers will have less disposable income as they are paying more for gas and food. Both of these can be considered necessities, but in order to save money, consumers might consider buying fewer types of food. This can hinder the food industry greatly with decreased demand for many products, making certain suppliers unable to sell their food products. 

Peddler’s Son is a Trusted Arizona Supplier

 Considering buying local? Peddler’s Son is the go-to supplier for Arizona restaurants, hospitals, schools, and more. Family-owned and operated since 1988, Peddler’s Son brings you honest pricing, unparalleled customer service, and farm-fresh produce every day. Contact us today to create your account and order fresh goods.

School Lunch

What Should a Good School Lunch Look Like?

School is a time when children make independent choices about how they socialize, learn, and observe the world around them. But, another important aspect of the day is school lunch. It is here where children’s independent choices come headfirst and are influenced by their friends, family, and popular trends. It’s an important time to encourage them to make good choices when it comes to what they should eat.

Since 1988, Peddler’s Son has been a trusted partner in wholesale delivery. Through excellent customer service and attention to detail, we are dedicated to delivering quality food on a reliable schedule. The root of our business is food service expertise and building deep relationships with customers ranging from those in healthcare and restaurants to schools and catering. Read our blog post below to learn what foods make up a good school lunch. 

Fridge and Freezer Essentials for Good School Lunches

When it comes to serving good quality food for school children, you need to consider each item’s nutritional value. This is especially important for their developing minds and bodies. Here are some staples you should think about serving in your cafeteria dishes. 

  • Eggs: Eggs are an excellent source of protein, but they also provide even more health benefits. This includes high levels of Vitamin B5, B12, and B2, as well as calcium, zinc, and much more!
  • Fruits and vegetables: We don’t think we have to tell you how beneficial eating your fruits and vegetables is, especially for developing children. They’re packed with the nutrients our bodies crave and promote a tremendously healthy lifestyle.
  • Pretzels: In moderation, pretzels can make for a great snack for children. Because most wheat flour is enriched with extra nutrients, pretzels also contain plenty of iron and B vitamins such as thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin, which help our bodies convert food into sugars it uses for energy.
  • Cheese: While you might think cheese is unhealthy, it has a number of benefits including improving oral health, lower risk of heart disease, and more. Read our blog post to learn the full extent of cheese’s benefits.

Good School Lunches Do Not Have…

  • Sweet drinks: Try to avoid sweet drinks such as fruit juices, fruit drinks, cordials, sports drinks, energy drinks, flavored waters, flavored mineral waters, iced teas, and soft drinks. These are high in energy and sugar and can lead to weight gain and poor oral health. 
  • Dried fruit bars and strips: While your child needs to eat fruits and veggies, they should avoid dried varieties. This is because these items are typically low in fiber and high in sugar.
  • “Oven-Baked” Chips: Sure, these chips aren’t fried. But, what they lack in oil, they make up for in salt and fat. Your children should opt for healthier alternatives such as pita chips, pretzels, or crackers. 

How Can a Food Distribution Service Improve a School Lunch?

It’s pretty simple. When a school partners with a local food distributor they can enjoy fresh food items such as fruit and vegetables, as well as grocery provisions like crackers, dairy items, and more. Eating fresh is always better as they typically contain more nutrients than our body requires. Plus, they can also taste better which means children will be more likely to eat them. 

Peddler’s Son is Arizona’s Premier Food Distribution Partner

Family-owned and operated since 1988, Peddler’s Son brings you honest pricing, unparalleled customer service, and farm-fresh produce every day. In 30 years, we have learned how to foster and grow our relationships with clients and how to help you build and grow your business. Contact us today to become a customer, and take your business operations to the next level. 

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What New Technology is Changing Food Service?

In the kitchen, at every table, and even before the customer ever enters the restaurant, technology is an essential part of the dining experience and how restaurants operate. From the cooks to the clientele and the CEO to the servers, there are digital solutions that impact every aspect of a business. Technology is constantly innovating food service, making running a restaurant easier, faster, and more profitable than ever before. 

Since 1988, Peddler’s Son has been a trusted partner in wholesale delivery. While the wholesale produce industry is lacking in tech, we strive to be progressive. We use our route optimization software to help increase the visibility of our delivery process from start to finish. The root of our business is building our customers’ trust, allowing us to fuel your business at a value you expect. Read our blog post below to learn more about new food service technology that should be on every restaurant’s menu. 

Technology in The Kitchen

Technology is used to automate many systems that once took time and energy from restaurant owners and employees. One example is ensuring that food and equipment are up to par. Many restaurants have started utilizing Bluetooth temperature monitoring systems to be alerted if any temperatures are beyond their acceptable Bluetooth temperature monitoring systems threshold. These Bluetooth sensors can also wirelessly record temperature readings in a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point log to control food safety protocols without needing employees to manually enter reports. 

Automation in the kitchen overall has been gaining popularity. As of 2019, 22 percent of food manufacturers had implemented advanced automation systems. In some cases, robots are even being used for food processing or cleaning systems. These automatons are important with labor shortage concerns and a rising need for efficiency.

Staff Management Technology

Training new staff and scheduling employees can be time-consuming for restaurant managers, but new tech makes staff management more efficient. Virtual reality onboarding allows new hires to utilize software to take a facility tour, watch other employees, or test what they have learned in workplace simulations. First tested by Honeygrow, VR onboarding is shown to prepare workers faster and more adequately for their jobs, while reducing the cost of employee training.  

Software is also available to help restaurateurs with scheduling. Managers can generate and distribute digital schedules while accounting for employee availability, time off, and shift swapping. Technology can also help to reduce staffing costs over time by monitoring sales and ensuring maximum profitability. 

Benefits of Having a Supplier

There are also many emerging and growing technologies that get customers directly involved. These can improve customer experience, reduce staffing requirements, and make restaurant management more effective.

  • Tabletop tablets: Table tablets have been a popular point of sale technology for a while, but they are continuing to improve and make dramatic differences in the ordering process. Tabletop tech can allow customers to browse the menu, create customized orders, and pay for their meals entirely on their own.
  • Reservation manager:  Long wait times are a major source of customer dissatisfaction at restaurants. Reservation management software allows potential customers to make reservations directly. Certain platforms might also make suggestions for seating arrangements and give customers accurate wait times. 
  • Mobile apps: Most consumers have smartphones and are constantly interacting with them. Food delivery app revenue more than doubled amid the pandemic, and mobile apps are a great way for restaurants to get in on the delivery trend. Mobile apps can also be used to offer exclusive promotions and provide menu information.  

Experience Wholesale Delivery Technology with Peddler’s Son 

Each Peddler’s Son truck is tracked as it leaves our warehouse to the moment it makes its way to your facility. Each truck is enhanced with GPS software to track your order in real-time to make sure that you get your products on time and with simplicity. In 30 years, we have learned how to foster and grow our relationships with clients and how to use our technology to help you build and grow your business. Contact us today to become a customer, and take your business operation to the next level. 

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What to Expect This March In Your Produce Department

As warm weather begins to creep back into our days, flowers begin to bud, and the crops we harvest begin to change. Just like the weather, produce and provision trends are changing each month. Read our blog post to find out what to expect in your produce department this March so you can plan accordingly. 

Peddler’s Son has over 30 years of experience providing grocery retailers, restaurants, healthcare facilities, and schools with wholesale produce. Founded on freshness, we bring you the best quality products and provisions with convenient delivery. With quality, integrity, and transparency as the foundation of our distribution, we are the go-to for produce across Arizona.

Avocado Uncertainty 

Officials in the U.S. and Mexico will continue to meet regarding avocado imports. The U.S. restricted avocado imports temporarily in February because of threats made to U.S. officials by Mexican cartel members. Avocado restrictions have been lifted, but you might notice low supplies in grocery stores as imports get back on track. Size, quality, flavor, and availability may be inconsistent. 

Berry Demand Is Falling

With Valentine’s Day behind us, we are seeing demand fall for strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries this month. So far, blackberry and raspberry prices remain steady while blueberry prices begin to decrease. Raspberry yields are up this month, so you can expect your produce department to be stocked. 

Green Bean Yields Remain Low

With freezing temperatures occurring in Florida, green bean yields are not expected to pick up until late Spring. With the lack of supplies coming from Florida, a larger demand is placed on Mexico to meet the needs of Florida’s customers (the East coast). Expect green bean supplies to be low in produce departments in the coming weeks. 

Lack of Workers Create Shipping Problems

With labor difficulties continuing in California, keeping up with carrot demands has been tough. Demand is at a high while supplies remain low. The crops are consistent in size, quality, and flavor but with low staff, packaging and shipping problems arise. We expect these labor problems to end within the next couple of weeks at the earliest.

Onions Remain In High Demand

As forecasted, onion supplies remain tight. The demand for onions dramatically outweighs the supply, and the quality of onions harvested is very low. The shortage and lower-quality of produce is expected to carry on for the foreseeable future. Red onions are the color in the most demand, but all colors face unprecedented demand. 

Squash Prices Are Falling

Prices for both green and yellow squash are on the downward trend this week. Supplies are picking back up after freezing temperatures in Florida. This cold weather has also affected the quality of crops being produced. Squash yields in Mexico are stable and producing high-quality crops. Florida yields are expected to recover within the next few weeks. 

Pineapples Are Great This Season

Now is the time to buy your pineapples! Pineapples are running larger than usual this season and are of high-quality. Volumes are remaining steady and with great taste, what more can you ask for? 

Stock Your Grocery Store with Peddler’s Son Wholesale Produce

Peddler’s Son has provided Arizona businesses with quality wholesale produce for over 30 years. We are committed to customer service, quality, and honest pricing to ensure our customers get the best products and provisions possible. As a family-owned wholesale produce distributor, we provide our services to everyone from grocery stores to the hospital cafeteria. No matter your industry, Peddler’s Son is here for you! Contact us today and learn what a partnership with us can mean for your business.

Genoa Salami

What is the Difference Between Genoa Salami and Hard Salami?

Salami is any kind of encased mix of salted meats. It makes the perfect base for a sandwich, pairs well with pasta, and elevates any charcuterie board. Two of the most common salami varieties available are Genoa salami and hard salami. But, with over 300 different varieties of salami available, how do you know which works best for your dish? 

Since 1988, Peddler’s Son has been a trusted partner in wholesale delivery. Through excellent customer service and attention to detail, we are dedicated to delivering quality food on a reliable schedule. The root of our business is food service expertise and building deep relationships with customers. Read our blog post below to learn the difference between Genoa salami and hard salami. 

What is Genoa Salami

Genoa salami is a type of dry, salted, and spiced salami. This type of sausage is naturally fermented, meaning that it is treated with bacteria or yeast to preserve it. While it is thought to have originated in Genoa, a hilly area in Italy, Genoa salami has no protected designation of origin and can be produced anywhere in the world, not only in the native geographical region that it originated from.

What is Hard Salami

Hard salami, as its name suggests, is a firm type of salami usually made from pork. It is slightly lighter than other salami varieties and has a marbled appearance. The meat is processed with garlic and other seasonings, cured, air-dried, and wrapped in a casing. Unlike Genoa, hard salami originates from Germany.

Ingredient Differences

Both Genoa and hard salami are typically made with pork as the predominant ingredient. Genoa can also be made from veal or beef and hard salami is sometimes a pork and beef blend. According to the FSIS Identity Standards, hard salami must have a moisture and protein ratio of 1.9 to 1 so it typically contains less moisture and has a more dense meat content than Genoa. Genoa salami contains wine and vinegar whereas hard salami does not.  

Salami Texture and Flavor Variations

The wine and vinegar in Genoa salami, as well as containing more spices than its hard counterpart, gives it a bright, tangy and acidic flavor that isn’t as mild as hard salami. Hard salami is smoked after it is cured so it usually has a smooth smokey flavor. Hard salami’s high protein content, with less moisture and sometimes fat, makes it drier and firmer than Genoa salami, it also makes it a little chewy. Genoa salami has a high-fat content making it softer and greasier than other dry sausages.

Genoa vs. Hard Nutritional Value

One of the benefits of including salami in your diet is the high levels of vitamin B. A variety of B vitamins can help your body process food to make energy. Genoa salami is richer in B vitamins, containing around 20 percent of the daily value. Hard salami is slightly higher in potassium and sodium but offers a larger percentage of your daily protein value. 

Get Salami Varieties on your Menu with Peddler’s Son 

Family-owned and operated since 1988, Peddler’s Son brings you honest pricing, unparalleled customer service, and farm-fresh produce every day. In 30 years, we have learned how to foster and grow our relationships with clients and how to help you build and grow your business. Contact us today to become a customer, and take your business operations to the next level. 

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Why Restaurants Need Food Suppliers To Succeed

A restaurant without food isn’t much of a restaurant at all. Restaurant owners know that at the heart of every delicious dish on the menu is a variety of quality ingredients. This is where food suppliers come in. In order for their business to succeed, they need to find a way to get all the elements of their entrees from the farm, and into their kitchens when they need it.

Since 1988, Peddler’s Son has been a trusted partner in wholesale delivery. Through excellent customer service and attention to detail, we are dedicated to delivering quality food on a reliable schedule. The root of our business is building deep relationships with customers that allow us to fuel your business at a value you expect. Read our blog post below to learn more about why restaurants need food suppliers. 

What is the Role of Food Suppliers?

The role of food suppliers is getting the ingredients a restaurant needs from production to the restaurant’s kitchen.  Most restaurants rely on a team of vendors to keep their customers’ favorite dishes on the table. Wholesale food suppliers, like Peddler’s Son, are a one-stop shop for meat, produce, dry goods, dairy, and even desserts. Instead of restaurants going straight to the dairy farm for their milk or snagging their vegetables from a local market, they can get it all in one place.

How Do Food Suppliers Get Their Food?

There are four steps to the standard restaurant supply chain. Most food, including meat, milk, eggs, grains, and produce, begins at a farm. Next, these food products go into processing. This includes things like portioning into various cuts, packaging, bottling, curing, or drying. After, the resulting products are sold directly to distributors who sell and deliver from a variety of processors directly to their retailers, including restaurants.

Benefits of Having a Supplier

The most obvious benefit of having a food supplier is handing off the responsibility of supply chain management so that the restaurant can focus on cooking delicious dishes. Restaurants can get all of the products that they need in a single order instead of finding a producer for every small element of every menu item. While simplicity is key, there are other advantages of having a food supplier.

  • Save space: Buying directly from a processor may encourage bulk buying to save time, but you can’t buy 100 pounds of frozen beef if your freezer can’t hold it. A food supplier allows for more frequent purchases and saves space.
  • Convenient delivery:  Many food suppliers will deliver directly to you, saving you time and making sure your products stay undamaged and at the right temperature during transportation.
  • Menu inspiration: Seeing what else your food supplier offers may inspire your newest appetizer or give you a sweet idea for a new dessert.
  • Room to expand: When your business grows, certain processors may not be able to accommodate larger order volumes, but food suppliers work with a variety of vendors to get you what you need.
  • More bulk deals: Some suppliers may offer you deals or lower costs for buying large quantities of the products you need. 
  • Consistency of product: The larger suppliers work with large producers that have the capability to grow produce year-round. If your restaurant has strawberry cheesecake on the menu year round, you can’t have strawberries only available in the summer.

Create a Long-Lasting Relationship with Peddler’s Son 

Family-owned and operated since 1988, Peddler’s Son brings you honest pricing, unparalleled customer service, and farm-fresh produce every day. In 30 years, we have learned how to foster and grow our relationships with clients and how to help you build and grow your business. Contact us today to become a customer, and take your business operation to the next level. 

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What to Expect This February in Your Produce Department

As we move into February, you may be starting to plan Valentine’s Day dinner dishes for your restaurant, someone special, or you may just want to treat yourself. Either way, produce and provision trends are changing. Read our blog post to find out what to expect in your grocery store this February so you can plan accordingly. 

Since 1988, Peddler’s Son has been able to keep up with the challenges that the industry faces to continue delivering quality. With over 50 temperature-controlled trucks, we are able to make up to 700 deliveries daily across all of Arizona. We are built on delivering fresh produce to our customers so they can keep thriving. 

Berry Prices Are On The Rise

Prices for blackberries and blueberries are on an upward trend this week, as are crop yields. Keep inspecting these berries to ensure freshness at the point of purchase. Raspberries remain stable this week, but as Valentine’s Day quickly approaches the market will pick up and create greater demand. 

Citrus Is Inconsistent In Produce Departments

Recently, lime prices have started falling but are expected to rise again this month as availability decreases. Lemon yields and prices remain stable with current market trends. Oranges, however, are experiencing small crop sizes which will lead to supply and demand issues. If this continues, we can expect a difficult summer season for these crops. 

Get Your Bananas Before They’re Gone

Bananas are currently being affected by low temperatures in the tropics, which is leading to low yields. Tension in Guatemala is also affecting the ability for bananas to leave the ports, as transportation drivers are on strike and blocking roadways. Expect low availability for bananas until this is resolved. 

Strawberries Are A Produce In High Demand

Strawberries are expected to be in high demand as Valentine’s Day quickly approaches. As low temperatures arrive in Florida future strawberry yields can be affected, however Mexico and California yields will remain unaltered. You can expect prices to increase as we draw nearer to the holiday.

Bean Yields Decrease

Green beans are experiencing low yields and low availability because of storms and low temperatures in Florida affecting the crops. Snow peas are being similarly affected, as these weather conditions cause a large demand to be placed on Mexico for supplies. East coast pricing for snow peas will begin to rise, whereas west coast pricing will remain consistent as many west coast crops come from Guatemala. 

Squash Prices And Quality Vary

Squash prices are currently on a downward trend, but are expected to rise after low temperatures hit Florida and Mexico. Additionally, squash crops are reportedly in good quality, but temperature concerns may affect the quality of future harvests. 

Grapes Stay Consistent

The grape market continues to have supply and demand issues. With a higher market demand than supplies available, prices continue to rise. Red grapes are in shorter supply than green grapes, causing a greater demand to be placed on green grapes. Red grape supplies are expected to increase this month. 

Stock Your Grocery Store with Peddler’s Son Wholesale Produce

Peddler’s Son has provided Arizona businesses with quality wholesale produce for over 30 years. We are committed to customer service, quality, and honest pricing to ensure our customers get the best products and provisions possible. As a family-owned wholesale produce distributor, we provide our services to everyone from grocery stores to the hospital cafeteria. No matter your industry, Peddler’s Son is here for you! Contact us today and learn what a partnership with us can mean for your business.

Venezia’s Pizzeria

Client Spotlight: Venezia’s Pizzeria

Through quality products and customer service, we develop lasting relationships with our clients at Peddler’s Son. Venezia’s Pizzeria, a local New York-Style Pizzeria, is one of these relationships. Our client spotlight below focuses on Venezia’s as a company and why Peddler’s Son loves working with them. 

Since 1988, Peddler’s Son has been producing and delivering quality products and services to our customers. Our goal has always been to provide the finest products to our clients while still remaining real, direct, and efficient. Working with clients like Venezia’s Pizzeria, allows us to further strengthen these relationships, fuel communities, and feed all of Arizona!

About Venezia’s Pizzeria

Venezia’s Pizzeria was founded by husband and wife Frank and Clara Montanile in 1978 after they moved from New York City to Rio Rancho, New Mexico. In 1998, the Montanile’s opened their first location in Arizona. Today, Venezia’s has 5 locations: Tempe, North Phoenix, North East Mesa, East Mesa, and Gilbert, with a new Chandler location set to open Spring 2022. Venezia’s produces New York-Style Pizzas as well as pizza bowls, wings, salads, calzones, and wraps.

With fresh tomatoes straight from Italy, Venezia’s needs fresh ingredients to match that level of taste and quality. Peddler’s Son provides Venezia’s with the finest, highest quality ingredients for their menu items. 

What Is New York-Style Pizza?

New York-Style pizza is made by hand and typically has a thinner crust compared to other pizzas. Around 20 inches as a whole, New York-Style Pizzas are also so large that you can fold the slices in half when you take a bite!  

Taking what the Montanile’s learned while living in New York City, they took these standards for New York-Style Pizza and opened their own NY Pizzeria in New Mexico. From New Mexico, the Montanile’s relocated to the valley in Arizona where their five Venezia’s Pizzeria restaurants are found today.

Need Catering? Venezia’s Pizzeria Has You Covered

At Venezia’s, they do catering differently. They understand that catering needs to please the majority, be adaptive to food allergies and preferences, and be enough to feed everyone in the room. You just tell Venezia’s how many people you are looking to feed and any food allergies/dietary restrictions, and they’ve got it covered! They will come up with a plan so everyone will be satisfied and food doesn’t go to waste. 

Create a Long-Lasting Relationship with Peddler’s Son 

Family-owned and operated since 1988, Peddler’s Son brings you honest pricing, unparalleled customer service, and farm-fresh produce every day. In 30 years, we have learned how to foster and grow our relationships with clients and how to help you build and grow your business. Contact us today to become a customer, and take your business operation to the next level. 

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