Sunday, April 18, 2010

No more hummus among us

From Crains:

Hummus king Sabra is relocating this summer from its Astoria, Queens, headquarters to Richmond, Va., where it built a larger processing facility.

The move will be completed by Aug. 30 and 154 employees are affected, according to a notice the company filed with the New York state Department of Labor.

The 24-year-old company was acquired in 2005 by an Israeli food conglomerate, Strauss-Elite, which formed a joint venture three years later with PepsiCo called Sabra Dipping Co.

The firm has since outgrown its New York facilities at 24-20 49th St., a spokeswoman said. In addition to the Queens location, the $312 million company has two facilities in Farmingdale, L.I., one of which it will retain.


Anonymous said...

Nice to see a local company take off, especially one that makes products that I like. Sad to see them go, though. The area doesn't really need more empty industrial space.

Anonymous said...

I blame our developer-friendly mayor. His rezoning and reduction of available industrial space in the city, has resulted in the flight of manufacturers to greener pastures.

What do you say, Bloomy? More condos for Astoria?

CHRIS said...

guess corporate taxes are cheaper down there.

Anonymous said...

Probably moved to utilize cheaper labor just like Stella Doro did.
Who needs a livable wage anyway?

Anonymous said...

Fvck them! i won't buy their product,just like i won't buy Ronzoni when they deserted queens.......