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Public Invited to Celebrate 100 Years with Sid Wainer & Son

Monday, August 25, 2014

Contact: Jennifer Packard
Phone: (508) 999-6408 x340

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 Southern New England”. There will also be opportunities to meet the Sid Wainer chefs and to learn recipes that incorporate Sid Wainer & Son’s exclusive Jansal Valley® products.

“As we hit our 100th anniversary, we wanted to express our thanks to the community and to our employees,” said Allie Wainer, the fourth generation to join the company. “They are really why we are here today.” According to Allie, 20 percent of Sid Wainer & Son employees have been with the company for more than 10 years. The Gourmet Outlet was started by Sid Wainer & Son to make fresh produce and specialty food items available to the public. The company views the Gourmet Outlet as a way to support the community, interact directly with family and friends, and to test market new items. Local chefs can often be found at the Gourmet Outlet, shopping and tasting new food.

Sid Wainer & Son, a family owned business, is an important piece of New Bedford history. The company was started by Henry Wainer in 1914. In those days, product was sourced from the South Coast of New England and was delivered to customers using a horse and buggy. Today, Sid Wainer & Son procures the finest specialty items from around the world and delivers to customers nationwide. Additionally, Sid Wainer & Son works closely with local farms to be able to supply locally grown fruits and vegetables. This includes their own Jansal Valley Farm located in Dartmouth and their own greenhouses in New Bedford.

About Sid Wainer & Son: Sid Wainer & Son, based in New Bedford, MA, has been the most prominent importer and distributor of specialty produce in the country since 1914. In addition to produce, Sid Wainer & Son offers cheese and specialty foods, including their exclusive Jansal Valley® brand. Sid Wainer & Son supplies over 25,000 of the finest restaurants, hotels, gourmet shops, retailers, and caterers both domestically and internationally. To learn more about Sid Wainer & Son, visit

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