Grand Opening of Y International USA in New Jersey
Y International USA, a part of LuLu Group International, celebrated the opening of its first U.S. export distribution center in Lyndhurst, NJ, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on November 3, 2016. Located at Valley Brook Avenue, the new 75,000-square foot facility comprises spaces for purchasing, relabeling and exporting food, non-food, chilled and frozen “Made in the U.S.A.” products. Y International gives U.S. food and consumer goods manufacturers the opportunity to expand their reach to emerging markets, including its parent company’s 130 Hypermarkets located throughout the Middle East and India.
Y International worked closely with Choose New Jersey, Inc., a private non-profit organization promoting and cultivating economic growth throughout the state, for aid in establishing a facility here in the U.S.
Michele Brown, president and CEO of Choose New Jersey, Inc, expressed her excitement to “welcome Y international to New Jersey’s business community.” She noted that, “in addition to bringing new jobs to our state, Y International’s export distribution center will give New Jersey and U.S. manufacturers the opportunity to reach new markets in the Middle East and beyond.”
At its opening, Y International created more than 100+ full time jobs and company executives expected that number to increase to 200, providing additional employment opportunities for local residents.