Our Story

The Clouthier Family started farming tomatoes and peppers In the Sinaloa Valley over 60 years ago. Soon after they opened San Rafael Distributing a sales company in Nogales Arizona. In 2004 Francisco Clouthier opened a wholesale company in Los Angeles and 2007 Maui Fresh International (MFI) was born.

MFI has built and maintained relationships with local and national foodservice companies, retailers and distributors by providing quality produce and a variety of services.

Our Team

FRANCISCO CLOUTHIER

Owner

(520) 841-0796

(213) 688-0880

franciscoc@mfresh.com

TULIO CORTEZ

Sales

(213) 422-5253

(213) 688-0880

tulioc@mfresh.com

GLORIA DURAN

Sales

(562) 292-5234

(213) 688-0880

gloriad@mfresh.com

ERIC MEDINA

Sales - Organic Produce

(213) 604-5921

(213) 688-0880

ericm@mfresh.com

JEFF OSUGI

Sales - Specialty Tomato

(213) 725-4340

(213) 688-0880

jeffo@mfresh.com

MARGARITA LOZANO

QC Manager

(213) 788-7800

MARCO RAMIREZ

Warehouse Manager

(213) 788-7800

marcor@mfresh.com

SUZI ARENTZ

Office Manager

(714) 608-2202

(213) 688-0880

suzia@mfresh.com

KENIA AYALA

A/P Assistant

(213) 688-0880

kenia@mfresh.com

JULIE OGATA

A/R Assistant

(213) 688-0880

julieo@mfresh.com

ROCIO AGUILAR

Sales Manager

(213) 725-4340

(213) 688-0880

rocioa@mfresh.com

FRANCISCO (JR) GARCIA

Sales

(562) 551-2181

(213) 688-0880

franciscog@mfresh.com

ABEL MEDINA

Sales - Greens Department

(213) 604-7974

(213) 688-0880

abelm@mfresh.com

JOHN MEERT

Sales - Melons

(949) 282-9971

(213) 688-0880

johnm@mfresh.com

PAUL STANKE

Sales

(714) 936-0383

(213) 688-0880

pauls@mfresh.com

LISETTE NAVARRETE

QC

(213) 788-7800

lisetten@mfresh.com

PHIL ARENTZ

Food Safety Manager

(714) 606-7684

(213) 788-7800

AMY GIATPAIBOON

A/P Manager

(213) 688-0880

amyg@mfresh.com

SIMON LEE

A/R Manager

(213) 688-0880

simonl@mfresh.com

BRENDA GARFIAS

A/R Assistant

(213) 688-0880

brendag@mfresh.com

“We’re in the biggest fruit and vegetable growing state,” says Francisco Clouthier, founding owner of Maui-Fresh International, Los Angeles. “We’re also within two hours of the Mexican border and 10 hours from Nogales, AZ. We have access to the ports and are within 20 minutes of Los Angeles International Airport; and we also bring in produce from Western Canada, which is two days away by truck. Los Angeles has become a hub for destinations that don’t have access to the produce we do.”

 

This strategic location makes the Los Angeles Wholesale Market a convenient place for smaller retailers to source an incredible variety of the world’s produce. “The small retailers, with from one to 10 stores, buy heavily in the Wholesale Market,” says Clouthier. “Not only do we sell items at the Wholesale Market, we also offer consolidation services. We are able to bring in produce from many different growing areas.” Some major retailers have also come back to relying more on the Wholesale Market, according to Clouthier. “I’ve been here going on 18 years, and I’ve seen it change and then change back,” he says. “We supply a lot of chain stores that moved to centralize their buying at distribution centers and then changed back to getting more from the Wholesale Market.”  

 

- Produce Business, October 2017

Maui Fresh International

1601 E. Olympic Blvd. (Head Office)

# 509/510

Los Angeles, CA, 90021

Warehouse and Sales Hours

Mon - Fri: 2am - 4pm

Tel: +1 (213) 688-0880

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Maui Fresh International

2652 Long Beach Ave (Warehouse)

Los Angeles, CA, 90058

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