About Bix Produce
Bix Produce was founded in 1930 by Max Bix in Austin, Minnesota with a single truck. Their simple philosophy of only offering the finest quality products delivered to customers on their schedule continues to serve as our foundation. Randy Wilcox, current owner, purchased Bix Produce from Sam Bix in 1980 and has continued the philosophy of focusing our efforts on providing the service and quality our customers have grown to expect.
From our humble beginnings, Bix produce has evolved into the regional bulk, specialty and precut industry leader serving restaurants, hotels, educational institutions, country clubs, food service distributors and other segments of the foodservice industry. Bix Produce serves customers in the entire state of Minnesota as well as Western Wisconsin, Eastern North Dakota and Iowa. Our sales professionals average over 11 years in the produce business.
Bix Produce Company acquired Beckman Produce in September of 1997 and merged both operations into a brand new 58,000 square foot facility in Saint Paul, Minnesota. In addition to office and warehouse space, the facility contains a state of the art processing facility, which utilizes the most advanced equipment in the industry. Our processing of produce, both fresh fruits and vegetables is a six day per week, around the clock. We proudly employ over 260 people in our plant.
In December of 2006 Bix added an additional 21,000 square feet of refrigerated warehouse space. The additional space will allow Bix to handle the growing demand for Organic Produce as well as expanding our offering of specialty produce.
In June of 2006, Bix Produce became a charter member of the Heartland Food Network which encourages the purchasing of local sustainable or organic foods from Minnesota family farms. Our relationship with Heartland Food Network gives a whole new meaning to "Minnesota Fresh".