Dr. Frieda Rapoport Caplan to be Honored by Eastern Produce Council

Wed. March 28th, 2018 - by Lillie Apostolos

LOS ALAMITOS, CA - The Eastern Produce Council (EPC) is honoring Dr. Frieda Rapoport Caplan, Founder of Frieda’s Specialty Produce, at the 52nd Annual John J. McAleavey Dinner Dance on April 7th.

Dr. Frieda Rapoport Caplan, Founder, Frieda's Specialty Produce“I am so honored to have been chosen by the Eastern Produce Council for this honor,” said Caplan. “Some of my first direct customers are EPC members: Wakefern, D’Arrigo Brothers, and Kings Supermarkets.”

The Woodland Park, New Jersey-based event will honor two women for decades of produce industry contributions, one being Caplan, a recent press release reported.

Marianne Santo, Vice President, EPC, and Senior Produce Buyer, Wakefern“Frieda is an amazing pioneer in our industry,” said EPC Vice President and Wakefern Senior Produce Buyer Marianne Santo. “I join all my peers at the Eastern Produce Council in recognizing her contribution to the industry.”

The other female honoree is Annabel Donio Arena, who receives the honor posthumously for her second-generation leadership of Hammonton, New Jersey-based Frank Donio Inc.

Congratulation to Dr. Frieda Rapoport Caplan and to the whole Frieda’s team on this incredible achievement!

Frieda's Specialty Produce