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  • Monday, November 9, 2015
    NEW BEDFORD, MA – Sid Wainer & Son® is excited to announce the appointment of Allie Wainer to the newly created role of Executive Vice President. Allie, 4th generation family member, has been involved with the business since she could walk. Her entire life family dinners revolved around tasting and discussing the new and interesting foods her father, Dr. Henry B. Wainer, current owner and...Read more
  • Thursday, November 5, 2015
    NEW BEDFORD, MA - - Sid Wainer & Son is embarking on the next phase of its growth. The most prominent importer and distributor of specialty produce in the country held a ceremonial ground breaking on November 5, 2015 to celebrate a 60,000 SF refrigerated produce storage and distribution facility that is being built on the company’s 21-acre site in New Bedford, Massachusetts. “This project...Read more
  • Wednesday, September 9, 2015
    NEW BEDFORD, MA – Sid Wainer & Son is excited to announce the launch of West Coast operations, an expansion that will bring a handpicked selection of products from the finest farms and producers in the world to the West Coast. This new operation will support foodservice and retail clients. Sid Wainer & Son’s range of specialty items will offer access to unique, innovative, and superior...Read more
  • Monday, December 15, 2014
    NEW BEDFORD — First Citizens' Federal Credit Union is giving everyone with a Facebook page the opportunity to help the Neediest Families Fund with just one click. The credit union, with branches across SouthCoast and Cape Cod, is donating $1 for every like, share or comment on its Dec. 1 Facebook post "25 Days of Giving Back." First Citizens' Director of Marketing Leslie Poulin said the idea was...Read more
  • Friday, October 3, 2014
    NEW BEDFORD, Mass., - Beginning on October 7, Sid Wainer & Son will offer cooking classes to the public at the Gourmet Outlet located at 2301 Purchase Street in New Bedford. The classes will be taught in a fun and informative way, and will include a tasting of the dishes demonstrated. Participation in each class will be $25 per person with all proceeds being donated to local hunger relief...Read more
  • Wednesday, September 17, 2014
    NEW BEDFORD, Mass., - For the second time, Sid Wainer & Son took first prize in the large booth category at New England Produce Council’s Produce & Floral Expo. This year’s event was held on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Newport Hotel and Spa with the theme of “Farmer’s Market”. The Sid Wainer & Son booth also took first prize at the 2012 Produce & Floral Expo...Read more
  • Saturday, September 13, 2014
    NEW BEDFORD—In the midst of another season of growth, Sid Wainer & Son is planning a 15,900-square-foot expansion at its Purchase Street complex. “Business is good, thank God,” said Henry Wainer, the third generation chief of the gourmet food supplier. Wainer said the new refrigerated facility will be used for shipping and storage. Though he wouldn’t put a price on the new building, he said...Read more
  • Thursday, September 4, 2014
    NEW BEDFORD, Mass. - This fall, Sid Wainer & Son will make their first appearance at the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE. The award winning Sid Wainer & Son exhibit will feature an amazing display of produce from the world’s finest farms, artisanally produced cheese and charcuterie, and a broad array of specialty food ingredients. Visitors...Read more
  • Monday, August 25, 2014
    NEW BEDFORD, Mass., - Sid Wainer & Son is proud to invite food lovers to join them in celebrating their 100th anniversary. The celebration will take place at the Gourmet Outlet at 2301 Purchase St. in New Bedford on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Events will include a book signing by Karen Covey, author of “The Coastal Table: Recipes Inspired by the Farmlands and Seaside of...Read more
  • Monday, August 18, 2014
    Sid Wainer today is still all about family. New Bedford—Henry Wainer walked from a food tent, to picnic tables, tapping people on the shoulder to say hi, or hugging others and starting a conversation. “It’s a kind of very emotional day,” he said. That’s because this year, Sid Wainer & Son, the family-owned business, celebrates 100 years. For the occasion, employees and their family were...Read more
  • Tuesday, April 1, 2014
    Some of the world’s finest and freshest foods come through this century-old wholesaler and retailer’s Massachusetts warehouse. And if the owner’s can’t find what a customer needs, they’ll grow it. Sourcing, supplying, and shipping premium produce, cheese, and specialty foods to North America’s leading restaurants, chefs, and retailers is only the start of Sid Wainer & Son’s trailblazing...Read more
  • Tuesday, January 18, 2011
    Some of the world’s finest and freshest foods come through this century-old wholesaler and retailer’s Massachusetts warehouse. And if the owner’s can’t find what a customer needs, they’ll grow it. Sourcing, supplying, and shipping premium produce, cheese, and specialty foods to North America’s leading restaurants, chefs, and retailers is only the start of Sid Wainer & Son’s trailblazing...Read more
  • Saturday, January 1, 2011
    DESPITE NEW ENGLAND chills and unpredictable frosts,changes in food fads and an ever fluctuating market, Sid Wainer & Son has stayed steady, growing a worldwide business (as well as arugula, radishes and chives) with the focal point right here in our midst. Working with local farmers is an integral part of Sid Wainer & Son’s business, from the time young Henry Wainer was riding in his...Read more
  • Sunday, February 10, 2008
    NEW BEDFORD — As one drives past a row of industrial buildings, some in decay, in the heart of New Bedford, a large greenhouse offers an unexpected and arresting sight. Hard by a railroad siding and in the shadow of the old mills that once gave the city its prosperity, a new enterprise, inner-city agriculture, has begun to sprout. Literally. “We grow 30 to 35 varieties of micro greens in here...Read more
  • Tuesday, January 1, 2008
    NEW BEDFORD - An icy rain is beating against the plastic covering on a greenhouse in this gritty mill district. Inside the 10,000-square-foot space, the climate is moist and warm. Pea greens are sprouting their first tendrils, radish sprouts and ruby-streaked mustard greens are pushing up from the soil, and the tiniest collards and tatsoi are just a fuzzy, green haze on the peat moss. The aroma...Read more

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