How it All Began
Let us take you back in time to the early 1900s when a Sicilian immigrant named Antonio Accardi embarked on a remarkable journey that would leave an indelible mark on the olive oil industry. Making his way to the United States, Antonio brought with him the rich traditions and expertise of blending and packing olive oil. Setting up shop in the vibrant North End of Boston, he laid the foundation for a legacy that would span generations. With each meticulously crafted blend, Antonio shared a piece of his homeland, offering a taste of Sicily to the American palate.
John & Mary DeVirgilio
In the next chapter of the Accardi family's legacy, John, having married Mary Accardi, embraced the family trade and joined his father-in-law in the flourishing Accardi company as a salesperson. Together, they propelled the business to new heights, carrying on the tradition of exceptional quality and service. However, with the passage of time, circumstances changed. After the passing of Antonio, the family faced a significant turning point. As the Boston Redevelopment Authority assumed control over the property on Commercial Street, a difficult decision loomed on the horizon. John, faced with the challenges of the evolving landscape, made the courageous choice to close the cherished family business and embark on a new professional path. Join us as we reflect on the bittersweet moments that shaped the Accardi legacy, honoring the resilience and unwavering dedication that have defined this remarkable family's journey.
THE 3RD & 4TH GENERATION
Amidst the winds of change, the indomitable spirit of the Accardi family prevailed. In 1972, John and his son Anthony set out on a new venture, establishing a food distribution enterprise that would bear their name: John Accardi & Co. With each passing year, the family's dedication and passion shone through as John Jr. joined his father and brother, channeling their energy into sales. Not long after, the two sisters, Marie and Joanne, added their expertise to the mix, leading to a transformative moment—the renaming of the business to John Accardi & Sons. Time marched on, and Accardi Foods emerged as the new moniker for this dynamic enterprise. What began with just two employees has blossomed into a thriving company boasting a team of over 75 individuals. The fourth generation of the Accardi family has stepped up to carry the torch, and the familial bonds extend to include numerous other relatives. Today, Accardi Foods proudly stands as one of New England's premier Food Distributors. Driven by an unwavering commitment to excellence, Accardi Foods tirelessly endeavors to offer its customers nothing but the best. Their quest for quality ingredients, coupled with a passion for exceptional customer service and competitive prices, has positioned them at the forefront of the industry. As the Accardi family continues to nurture their enduring legacy, they remain dedicated to providing a true culinary experience that delights the senses and enriches the lives of those they serve.