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FreshDirect Announces Local Collaborations with Port Morris Distillery

FreshDirect Wines & Spirits to sell the Port Morris Distillery’s Pitorro Based Products

Bronx, NY (September 24, 2015) – FreshDirect Wines & Spirits announced today it will offer Pitorro products from the Port Morris Distillery. This is part of a continued effort by FreshDirect to promote collaboration among local Bronx businesses.

FreshDirect has a record of promoting new local products, making it easier for consumers to have access to goods that are produced in their area.

"FreshDirect's announcement of their new venture with the Port Morris Distillery is great not only for the two companies, but for The Bronx. FreshDirect's continued partnerships with dozens of Bronx businesses is good for the economic health of our borough, as it not only provides the company with an excellent product for sale, it also helps our small businesses thrive. I congratulate these companies and wish them success in this endeavor," said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

"We are thrilled to continue our emphasis on local, Bronx-based businesses as we move our headquarters to the South Bronx," said Larry Scott Blackmon, Vice President of Public Affairs at FreshDirect. "We want to thank the Port Morris Distillery for their collaboration and cannot wait to offer Pitorro through FreshDirect Wines & Spirits. This is yet another example of the kind of collaboration FreshDirect pursues – similar to our ongoing work with the Bronx Brewery."

“We are thrilled to be able to work with FreshDirect and develop a new relationship as neighbors,” said William Valentin, co-owner of the Port Morris Distillery. “We believe the sale of Pitorro products by FreshDirect Wines and Spirits will be a win-win not only for our respective businesses, but for the Port Morris community and the Bronx as a whole.”

In addition, FreshDirect, which currently carries products from nearly 100 Bronx-based vendors, continues to value its relationship with Bronx Brewery, a respected member of the Port Morris community.

"We're excited to see that FreshDirect is coming to The Bronx,” said Chris Gallant, co-founder of the Bronx Brewery. “As we grow our partnership over the coming years, we anticipate that our portfolio will be expanded within their product offerings."

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