We’re excited to announce the addition of Adriano DiDonato, Sr Director of Food Service and Beverage to the Northeast team. Adriano comes to B&A with over 20 years of experience in the specialty food and beverage industries. Most recently, he was a key partner in DYLA brands, an innovative better-for-you beverage company, hitting $100 million dollars in sales across strategic national and northeast accounts. Prior to its sale to KDP, Adriano was an integral part in the explosive growth of BAI brands, which helped lead to its $1.7 billion acquisition. Before becoming a beverage guru, Adriano was the Director of Store Operations of a high-end gourmet market in Central New Jersey, where he led all day-to-day operations including, international product sourcing, in store merchandising and prepared food development. He helped grow and expand its footprint to various locations across the state. His proudest moments include educating consumers through his personally crafted cheese classes and daily interactions emphasizing the value of natural and artisanal products that taste great. His passion for education stems from his degree in Secondary Education and History from Rider University. Adriano’s extensive experience provides an energetic perspective and unique skill set that both our customers and principals can benefit from.