Our Company

Founded in 1925 with nearly a century of experience in the industry, we provide our customers with an unmatched array of services, products, and solutions. Our strong partnerships with international and domestic growers allow us to acquire the freshest products possible from sources we know and trust. Our customers can always rest assured that they are receiving the highest quality produce available on the market.

Our Mission.

With the demand for quality, fresh produce ever-increasing, having someone you can trust to deliver on time and within budget has never been more important. It has become our mission since the company’s inception to be that partner for our customers. We pride ourselves on being able to provide our customers with the best products and services available, and we will continue to strive to be the best in the business.

Our History

As we approach 100 years, Panama has built a solid reputation as one of the leading Distributors of Fine Produce. With detailed attention to customer service and adherence to high quality standards, our company has grown from a small family business into a full-line distributor of produce for delivery throughout the U.S. We serve customers through our distribution channels with the same focus: a passion for freshness, quality, and ease of doing business that is second to none. Today, Panama is housed in a state-of-the-art facility that offers ripening rooms, cold coolers, climate-control docks that maintain the cold chain throughout the entire process of unloading and reloading, produce packaging and repacking with plastic-free clipped bags, and logistics.

We are proud to carry on the legacy and values established by our grandfather Tom Pappas in 1925 and we are sure that our company will continue to thrive for many years to come.

Our Amazing Team.

We are a team of experts in the field who have years of experience in the produce industry. We believe that a good team means good business, and good businesses produce quality service and products. You also gain access to our network of affiliated packers and produce suppliers.