Loffredo Fresh Produce
The Loffredo dedication to service began in 1892 when Guisseppi Loffredo started the Loffredo Fruit and Tobacco Company, serving hotels and restaurants in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. In 1918, Loffredo’s moved to Des Moines’ south side, growing their own produce on several hundred acres until 1965. Today, our focus has shifted to distribution, and we no longer grow our own produce; however, the best produce in the world passes through our six distribution centers: Des Moines, Iowa; Carter Lake, Iowa (Omaha); Kansas City, Missouri; Davenport, Iowa; Madison, Wisconsin; and Norwalk, Iowa. Our 80,000+ sq ft warehouse and corporate headquarters is located in Des Moines, Iowa. In 2015, our newest company, Produce Innovations, a 50,000 sq ft facility, was opened in Norwalk, Iowa. The company manufactures over 300 different sku's of value-added and fresh-cut produce for schools, colleges, health care institutions, food service establishments, convenience stores, distributors, and manufacturers. In total, the Loffredo companies have over 250,000 sq ft of space, with 180,000 sq ft fully refrigerated.
Five generations of family have worked in the business. The fourth generation, along with a competent team of managers, currently oversees the operations of Loffredo Fresh Produce. With nearly 500 employees, we service over 2,800 accounts. The fifth generation is currently and actively engaged in the future of the business.