The Maddan Family’s association with the food business began in 1945 when Jack H. Maddan, Sr. became a national fish buyer for Regent Canned Foods (a subsidiary of Safeway Stores). Jack remained with them until 1947, when he joined a Food Brokerage Business that would eventually become known as Maddan & Company, Inc.
Michael Maddan Sr. joined Maddan & Company, Inc. in 1970 and began to expand the company into new and exciting areas – including fresh and non perishable items sold to and merchandised in the produce department. In 1982, Michael Maddan, Sr. became the youngest President of the Northern California Food Brokers Association at the age of 32. There were 89 brokers in the association at that time.
By the 1990’s Maddan & Company, Inc. had transitioned into specializing in items targeted for the produce department. The 3rd generation of the Maddan Family joined the company in the late 1990’s with both Michael Maddan, Jr. and Patricia Maddan entering the family business.
In the early 2000’s, Maddan & Company, Inc. began working with their accounts as a corporate representative at select key retailers, including Albertson’s & Safeway Stores.