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

Which color of fig do you prefer: Green or Purple?
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We are a family run business that treats all of our employees like family. We have been in business since 1956 and are so grateful for our dedicated employees throughout the years. If you would like to join our family, apply today at any of our store locations in Detroit, Dearborn Heights, Roseville and Westland. We offer benefits, paid time off, overtime, and growth within the company.

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It doesn't get any fresher than this! Fresh strawberries are only $2.49. While supplies last!

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At our market you will find specialty produce that is not available at other grocery stores or markets including mangosteen, dragon fruit, pink guava, lychee, rambutan, longan, fresh dates, cactus pears, aloe vera, cactus leaves, guava and so much more! In addition, they are available at unbeatable low prices in stores and online for home delivery!



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We are excited to have Macomb Daily Newspapers being passed out at our Roseville location! With the purchase of a subscription to the Macomb Daily, you also receive a gift card to Joe Randazzo's which is eligible at any of our store locations in Detroit, Dearborn Heights, Roseville and Westland! Come experience our one of a kind market and support the community! 
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Our nursery section at our Roseville location is fully stocked for Fall with all types of tree, plants and flowers! #nursery #plants #plantsofinstagram #plantsmakemehappy #landscape #landscapephotography #landscapelovers #landscapedesign #planting #fallplanting #flower #flowersofinstagram #flowerstagram #flowerphotography #flowerpower #roseville #fall #falldecor #fallplanting #trees #treesofinstagram #arborvitae ...

Where else can you find this beautiful selection of tomatoes? Roma, Cherry, Grape, Heirloom, or even Green Tomato! You name it, we have it! 

Available at any store location in Detroit, Roseville, Dearborn Heights or Westland, or home delivery! 

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“We are so proud to announce our Employee of the Month for this month is Skylin Allard. Skylin is hard working, very dependable and goes above and beyond. She is always the first to volunteer to cover for someone or always offering to help if we need it. We are so grateful to have Skylin apart of our Joe Randazzo work family. Your hard work does not go unnoticed, we truly appreciate you! “

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We are excited to announce we now carry Three Non Dairy milk options - Organic Coconut Milk Unsweetened and Sweetened as well as a Natural Almond Milk!

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Our avocados taste as good as they look!

Large Avocados $0.99/each or $24.50 for an entire case!
Competitors Price $2.49-$3.29 for Large Avocados.

It's a no brainer, why shop anywhere else for produce with our prices, quality, and selection?

*While supplies last!

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It truly feels like summer when our stone fruit is in season and sweeter then ever! We have a huge variety of peaches, plums, nectarines, cherries, mangos and much more!
PEACHES $0.99/LB
PLUMS $1.40/LB
CHERRIES $2.99/LB
*While supplies last!

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Change up your traditional fruit salad by using dragon and star fruit to make this fun specialty fruit salad! It tastes as good it looks too!

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We love these hummus lunches for a quick, no-cook, protein packed lunch! Don’t overspend getting these premade lunches or eating out, these are fast, cost efficient, healthy and delicious!

All items sold in stores or online for home delivery - https://joerandazzos.instacart.com/
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