John Ferro, JAFCO’s founder, grew up in the food industry.  His parents, Antiono and Elvira, opened Friendly Market in Malden, Massachusetts when he as just 10 years old.  As a child he spent many hours in the store while his parents worked and, when he was old enough, he joined his parents behind the counter.

In 1985 John founded JAFCO Foods.  Since then, JAFCO has evolved from a regional value buy company into a national customized distributor.

Service, hard work, and family are not only the roots of our story, they are the core principles that drive our company today.