For four generations,

we have grown, dried, processed and packaged only the finest and freshest dried fruit snacks and ingredient products. Every Mariani product represents our family heritage of premium quality dried fruit.
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The quest for perfection began in 1906 when Paul Mariani, the immigrant son of a European farmer, arrived in the lush Santa Clara Valley. He planted fruit trees on four acres and within a few years, after working hard and surviving set backs, began to prosper. Over the years he expanded his acreage, opened new markets and developed a keen understanding for prime fruit growing areas both locally and around the world.

His son Paul Jr. inherited his father’s knack for innovation. Under Paul Jr.’s leadership, Mariani was the first to introduce a moist, ready-to-eat dried fruit sold in a visible package. This allowed consumers to see our quality dried fruit. Recent Mariani innovations include resealable and gusseted pouches enabling our product to stay fresh longer and store easier on shelves.

In 1979, Paul Mariani Sr.'s grandson, Mark A. Mariani, became responsible for its legacy. As Chairman/CEO, he has been the force behind growing the business and the company now sells more than 125 million pounds of product annually.

Great Grandson, George Sousa Jr., the current President, has reaffirmed his great-grandfather’s belief to never compromise on quality. For Mark and George Jr. and their family, Mariani is more than a brand name, it is a family name. A family who for four generations has held the belief that quality is paramount.

It takes the best fresh fruit to produce quality dried fruit products, which is why Mariani insists on close personal contact with our growers throughout the year. In the orchards, we make sure harvesting is conducted only after the sun-ripened fruit has reached maximum maturity. All incoming fruit is required to meet stringent Mariani specifications.

Once the fruit has arrived to the plant expert care is applied in our drying operations. Skilled employees inspect, wash, dry and grade fruit in our California facilities. Mariani’s Vacaville processing plant brings together state-of-the-art equipment, quality dried fruit and skilled employees. Our employees are dedicated to total quality management and utilize the most modern and technically superior equipment available.

Throughout the process, Mariani food technologists and lab technicians continuously maintain stringent quality control methods to ensure consistent quality. Our state-of-the-art scientific laboratory employs strict guidelines for all fruit processed, using statistical process control and ultra-modern testing.

The end result is a full line of dried fruit snacks and ingredient products that are always superior in quality.


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