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Retail by MONA Adds Top-Producing F&B Team 

A top-producing food and beverage brokerage team led by Alexandra Turboff has joined Retail by MONA. Previously a partner at Branded Concept Development (BCD), which was recently acquired by RIPCO, Turboff joins Retail by MONA as EVP. Former BCD associate partners Jason Lloyd and Marisa Simkin will join the firm as senior associates. 

“We are absolutely thrilled to welcome this high-profile team, with its extensive and diverse experience in the food and beverage space, to the MONA family,” said Brandon Singer, CEO of Retail by MONA. “Their collective expertise is incredible and will add a new dimension to our team as we navigate the challenges and opportunities of the ever-evolving retail landscape.” 

Turboff observed, “There are many new, and old, players vying for the same spaces and the cost of opening a restaurant is exceedingly high which, when combined with ever-slimmer margins, makes it increasingly risky for restaurateurs.” 

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