For five generations Maglio has proven to be a leader in providing innovative solutions to meet every customer’s unique fresh produce needs. We have maintained a steadfast commitment to forward-thinking food safety practices and have not shied away from investments in equipment and facility technology. When our customers think of Maglio, we want them to think of us as a partner who cares as much about their business as they do. That’s the bottom line.
1902: Maglio Companies begin when Giacomo Maglio travels door to door in Chicago with a pushcart overflowing with the best of the day’s offerings from the market.
1940s: Giacomo’s son Frank opens a retail market in Milwaukee and uses it as a base to establish a wholesale route. After World War II, Frank’s two sons enter the business and expand both the wholesale and retail trades.
1947: Frank and one of his sons, Jack, open a full service retail grocery store on Milwaukee’s south side. The other
son, Sam, opens a warehouse on “Commission Row.”
1961: Frank Maglio passes away and the retail store is closed leaving the commission house as the main
enterprise for the family.
1982: Both sons retire and Sam J. Maglio, Jr. (the great grandson) becomes the fourth generation to operate the business.
1998: Maglio moves its operation to a new building north of Milwaukee. This move gives Maglio 85,000 sq. ft. of operating space.
2002: Maglio expands again and adds 38,000 sq. ft. to its facility to better serve customer needs.
2012: Maglio expands its operation to include a new 25,000 square foot facility in Oakdale, Minnesota.
2012: Maglio Mexico S.A.de C.V is formed to manage partnerships with lime growing and packing operations
in Veracruz, Mexico.
2013: Maglio enters partnership to open Boston Fresh, a value-added wholesale operation serving
the Northeast market.
2014: Northeast expansions include the opening of Boston Fresh, a 41,000 sq ft repack and fresh-cut facility
in Brockton, Massachusetts.
2015: Maglio opens fourth location in McAllen, Texas a 30,000 sq ft repack and fresh-cut facility, and becomes
Maglio Companies, now servicing over half the United States.