About Us | History

A family business for over 50 years

The Freshness Grows

We began over 50 years ago with our founders, brothers Philip J. Caito IV and Joseph A. Caito, selling the fresh produce in downtown Indianapolis along other vendors.



The brothers soon realized there was an underserved niche right in their own backyard that would make retailers jobs much easier and bring the freshest produce into homes more efficiently. Through this commitment to service and desire for exceptional freshness, Caito Foods was born. Full-service produce distribution to retailers throughout Indianapolis and central Indiana began in the mid-1960s.


Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Caito Foods distribution grew as national retailers sought out Caito Foods for fresh, high quality produce. Additional warehouse and distribution center space included modern refrigeration and banana processing rooms.


Freshness By Leaps and Bounds


In early 2017, we joined forces with SpartanNash, an industry-leading distributor of food products, to bring our fresh produce and fresh protein-based meals and snacks to more consumers throughout the United States from our two fresh processing centers and our two fresh foods distribution centers:


  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Lakeland, FL


Our award-winning Fresh Kitchen, an innovative fifth facility, opened in early 2017. This new facility produces and packages freshly prepared protein-based meals, side dishes, and ingredients for retailers nationwide.

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