Karen Caplan

Founded in 1962 by Frieda Caplan, Frieda's, Inc. was the first wholesale produce... read more

Karen Caplan

Bio

Founded in 1962 by Frieda Caplan, Frieda's, Inc. was the first wholesale produce company in the U.S. to be founded, owned and operated by a woman. Once a small produce stand at the Los Angeles Produce Market, Frieda's has emerged as the nation's premier marketer and distributor of specialty produce and now offers more than 600 specialty items to grocery stores and foodservice distributors throughout the U.S. and Canada.

 

President and CEO Karen Caplan (eldest daughter of founder Frieda Caplan) became president and CEO of the specialty produce company in 1986 at the age of 30. Karen's sister, Jackie Caplan Wiggins, serves as Vice President. Learn more about this unique family-owned and women-owned business at www.friedas.com