4705 Metropolitan Ave
Ridgewood, NY, 11385 United States
This company is not about cattle roaming the wide western plains. Instead, Western Beef operates about two dozen no-frills, low-cost Western Beef supermarkets in New York, New Jersey, and Florida. The high-volume, warehouse-style stores sell mostly meats but also produce, groceries, and a limited selection of nonfood items. Western Beef caters to specific ethnic groups, mainly Hispanics, with hard-to-find specialty foods. The company also sells beef, pork, poultry, produce, and private-label groceries through a wholesale business in New York and New Jersey. The founding Castellana family owns Western Beef, which it took private in 1999.