The Joe Randazzo Story

Building one of the largest produce retailers in the Midwest

In 1956, Joe Randazzo opened his first store on the corner of Mound Road and Outer Drive in Detroit.

He was born, Giuseppe Randazzo, in Terrisini, Sicily on Jan. 5, 1927, the son of Salvatore and Maria Randazzo. In January of 1953, at age 26, Giuseppe immigrated to the United States. Like so many others, he heard about America and the opportunities that lie within. With determination and courage that became legendary, he set sail to America to fulfill his dreams.

As a stowaway on a freighter, Giuseppe was locked in a small dark room, next to the engines for almost 30 days. A friend worked in the kitchen and brought Giuseppe food when he could. At one time, he went without food or water for almost five days, because his friend that worked in the kitchen had taken ill and was unable to bring Giuseppe any provisions.

Finally, after a grueling voyage, the ship docked in New Orleans for repairs. That's when Giuseppe got off the ship. Soon after, he arranged to live with his uncle, Antonio Bommarito, in Grosse Pointe, Michigan and eventually became an American citizen.

His first job was at the Ford Motor Company in Wayne, Michigan, where he worked on the assembly line. He saved enough money to buy a used truck and began peddling fruit & vegetables up and down the streets of Detroit. Not surprisingly, his business flourished and his many customers from nearby auto plants and neighborhoods would look forward to seeing Joe daily with his fresh produce.

Throughout the years, Joe Randazzo’s Fruit & Vegetable Market underwent several expansions to meet the needs of his never ending line of customers. In November of 1993, Joe purchased a nursery on Romeo Plank Road, at 25 Mile, in Macomb Township; another accomplishment after the success of the fruit and produce businesses.

Joe loved to work, and the nursery business became his pride and joy. He continued to lead his family business until his death at age 88, in 2015.

Joe’s four children remain committed to running the business with his values and developing the upcoming third generation, his grandchildren. There are now five locations throughout the Metropolitan Detroit area.

Joe Randazzo’s has been awarded the highest business rating in the produce industry from Blue Book Online Services (BBOS).

And the rest they say..... is History.

The original photo since 1953

We are so excited about the renovations our Flagship store in Detroit is currently undergoing. For more than 50 years, this store location has been providing the Detroit area the largest selection of fresh produce at the best possible prices. We can’t wait for our customers to see our new and improved store!
 
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Specialty produce you can’t find anywhere else! Fresh jack fruit, aloe vera leaves, cactus leaves, mammey, red bananas, baby bananas, tamarind, plantains, ginger, turmeric, lychee nuts, guava, dragon fruit, you name it, we have it!

Check out our website for information on our specialty items or for home delivery.  
https://joerandazzos.com/specialty-products/ 

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Happy Memorial Day! We are open today from 6am to 7pm!

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We have all your Memorial Day Weekend necessities at the best prices available in stores and online for home delivery!

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Everyone meet Nathaniel. Nathaniel started working at our Detroit location in 1992. “I am so grateful for Randazzo’s for offering me a job I enjoy and allowing me to provide for my family throughout the past 29 years,“ said Nathaniel.
We are truly thankful to have Nathaniel apart of our Joe Randazzo family over the years. Not only is our Joe Randazzo team grateful for Nathaniel, but we know our customers are too. Next time you visit our Detroit location, be sure to stop in and say hi to Nathaniel!
For anyone seeking employment, we are currnetly hiring cashier and stock positions at all of our store locations! Apply today by stopping at any of our store locations in Detroit, Roseville, Dearborn heights or Westland to fill out an application.

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Fresh fruit sliced daily and only $1.99! Where else can you find deals like this? 🍉
Available in stores and online, while supplies last!

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We hope you are having a peachy Sunday and come check out one of our open produce markets in Roseville, Detroit, Westland or Dearborn Heights. 😊 🍑
It’s officially stone fruit season and we have a huge variety of the sweetest peaches, nectarines, apricots, mangos, cherries and more! 🍒🥭

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These blackberry crostini's are an easy, seasonal appetizer that everyone is guaranteed to love! Don't forget to drizzle them with our Michigan-made honey and garnish with basil for an additional hint of sweetness and a fresh flavor. 😋

BLACKBERRIES only $1.19/6 oz. pkg.
All ingredients sold in stores: Local Michigan-Made honey, basil leaves or basil plants, fresh bread and cream cheese.

*Home delivery also available on our website. Prices subject to change, while supplies last.
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We love adding strawberries to our summer salads for a sweet, refreshing, twist. 😋🍓
STRAWBERRIES $1.49/PKG❗️
Same low prices available in stores and online for home delivery.

Price subject to change, while supplies last!
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