About us

AVA has produced the best selected protein products since 1985

Founded in 1985, AVA’s very essence has been developing solutions for retail.  We pride ourselves on being an integral component of a “delighted” customer experience.  Helping clients capitalize on any and all sales opportunities, while driving gross profit and eliminating shrink. Instead of having multiple levels of management our resources are utilized in retail support, and superior robust items, geared to aiding customers with a more precise and effective use of their labor, while maintaining in stock positions and allowing labor to concentrate on High Gross Profit offerings.  We are a privately held, nimble, and ever evolving organization adapting constantly to the ever-changing demands on the retail business.

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+ 35 Years of Super Products, Quality, and Customer Service



Founded in 1985 by Albert Girgenti as a pure importer and exporter of high quality Canadian pork serving the New York City market


Moved to its own production facility following seven years of being a pure importer and distributor


Capitalizing on significant opportunities in case ready production, AVA began adding retail programs in 2000, which ultimately established the business as an integral part of its customers’ sales efforts and retail experience


Acquired its current facility in Hicksville, NY which enabled AVA to expand its solution set and geographic reach when the facility became operational in 2006


Introduction of USDA regulatory standards for grocery meat departments that began the shift to case ready options


Expanded operations to add just in time delivery capabilities, something that its competitors could not offer


Company achieved record high performance!

Today, AVA is well positioned for continued growth with a market leading position and excellent reputation for high quality products and exceptional customer service.