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DALLAS -- Today, 7-Eleven Inc. is celebrating the launch of the company's new state-of-the-art, environmentally in-tune Fresh Foods Commissary and Combined Distribution Center (CDC) in Bohemia, Long Island, which prepares and delivers fresh foods to 674 of the retailer’s 7-Eleven stores in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
The massive130,000-square-foot facility, operated by Norris Food Services and under strict Department of Homeland Security and Department of Agriculture food standards, incorporates both a distribution center and commissary, and employs more than 250 Long Islanders who make a wide variety of fresh foods every day for 7-Eleven.
The launch celebration kicks off at 10 a.m. with 7-Eleven coffee and pastries. Later, a 7-foot, 11-inch sandwich will be sliced and shared, along with other samples of 7-Eleven’s Fresh Foods Program.
7-Eleven executives, including CEO Joseph DePinto and senior fresh foods director, Joseph G. Chiovera, will be on hand for the event, as will Norris Food Services CEO William Norris and President Michael J. Norris.
CSNews Online will also be in attendance, so be sure to visit www.csnews.com on Thursday, Jan. 29, for full coverage of the festivities.