Tag Archives: Angelo Caputo’s

Angelo Caputo’s crowns local winemaking kings

  What began as a low-key competition with a handful of entries has blossomed into a winemaking extravaganza with nearly three dozen competitors vying for top prizes in two categories: red and white. Angelo Caputo’s Fresh Markets held its 2015 Battle of the Vino at the grocery chain’s Carol Stream store. Among the winners chosen by a panel of four judges were the Mike Scarlatti Group (pictured), Frank Manfredi, Michael Cozzi and Ken Gross. (caputomarkets.com)  

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Angelo Caputo’s Fresh Markets (Carol Stream)

The steady growth of Angelo Caputo’s Fresh Markets is a success story that every Italian American can be proud of. Launched in 1958 as a bustling produce emporium at the corner of Harlem and Wrightwood in Elmwood Park, the enterprise has blossomed over the decades into a mini-empire that extends across the Chicago area. Full-service grocery stores in Addison, Bloomingdale, Downers Grove, Elmwood Park, Hanover Park, Naperville/Plainfield and South Elgin operate in concert with the company’s expansive new warehouse, production facility and corporate headquarters in Carol Stream. Nestled next door is the crown jewel of the company’s retail domain: a …

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Angelo Caputo’s Fresh Markets (Corporate)

Driving down North Avenue through Carol Stream, you can’t help but notice the new corporate headquarters of Angelo Caputo’s Fresh Markets. Dazzling white, with a few well-chosen details, its ultramodern facade stretches for nearly a quarter of a mile west of Schmale Road. That positive impression is reinforced in the soaring two-story lobby with its curving staircase and earth-tone walls accented with contemporary renderings of Corinthian columns. And there are homey touches, too: family photos of founders Angelo and Romana Caputo from the 1950s, a colorful cornucopia enshrined on a table that echoes the company logo, and the heady aroma …

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