Learn more about Our Team
We are a team of top-quality and dedicated professionals, ready to do whatever it takes to make your business grow.
The Family Leadership
Our family business is run by the third and fourth generation of Perrone family members. We have been lucky enough to have inherited experience and dedication from our previous generations. This allows us to be ready to serve the customer and continue to grow the family business for the next generation to take over.
John Perrone Jr.
John Perrone Jr.
President
John Jr. - third generation
He is the Grandson of our Founding Father Bartholomew Perrone, Son of John Perrone Sr.
Debbie Perrone
Debbie Perrone
Human Resources
JDebbie Perrone is the wife of John Perrone Jr. She heads up human relations and also day to day operations.
John Perrone III
John Perrone III
Chief Information Officer
John III - fourth genertion
He is great grandson to Bartholomew Perrone, grandson to John Perrone Sr., and son to John Perrone Jr. He leads our day to day operations and our I.T.
Russell (Rusty) Perrone
Russell (Rusty) Perrone
Vice President Sales
Russell - fourth generation
He is great grandson to Bartholomew Perrone, grandson to John Perrone Sr., and son to John Perrone Jr. He handles day to day operations and directs sales.
Our Team Leaders
We have a large team of business family members. They are as close to family as you can get if they aren't family as well.

Retail Team

Will Irleand
Will Irleand
Retail Director
Jeffrey Freidland
Jeffrey Freidland
Retail Sales Team Member
Raquelle ``Rocky`` McCully
Raquelle ``Rocky`` McCully
Retail Sales Team
Mike DeClouet
Mike DeClouet
Retail Sales Team Member

Foodservice Team

Kiel Junius
Kiel Junius
Food Service Sales
Jeanne Badeaux Green
Jeanne Badeaux Green
Food Service Sales - Lafayette & Baton Rouge
Andrew Thornton
Andrew Thornton
Food Service Sales

Human Resources

Brian Toomer
Brian Toomer
Human Resources

Food Production

Paulette Jackson
Paulette Jackson
Production Supervisor

Operations Team

Bob Farmer
Bob Farmer
Office Manager
Joseph Abraham
Joseph Abraham
Purchasing Director
August ``Lee`` Labue
August ``Lee`` Labue
Warehouse Manager
Tommy Smith
Tommy Smith
Nightshift Supervisor

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About Us:

We are a family business started by Bartholomew Perrone in 1924. The partners of the Perrone and De Maio families originally opened Progress Grocery, later splitting and becoming Progress Grocery and Central Grocery, thus giving the muffuletta sandwich its rich and slightly varied history and legacy. Currently we are in our fourth generation offering the same Italian quality products that Bartholomew did in the deli, but we also offer over 5,000 specialty items and ingredients to restaurants and grocery stores.
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