New York City-based Fairway Market, which started out as a mum-and-pop produce stand 78 years ago, has become a regional grocery chain that consumers are absolutely mad about.
The company has grown at breakneck speed since hedge fund Sterling Investment Partners bought a controlling stake back in 2007, recently opening a store on the Upper East Side. Several other markets are in the works, including a soon-to-open store in Douglaston, Queens.
We recently caught up with company CEO Howie Glickberg and his son Dan, who joined the family business after graduating from college. You read that right—although Fairway is partly owned by investors, it considers itself a family business through and through.
The Glickbergs let us in on some company secrets, from how they keep their produce fresh to the logistics of stocking stores in some of the busiest parts of Manhattan.
Produced by Kamelia Angelova & Robert Libetti
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