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About Us

Our produce is from around the world.

Our roots from right here in the Midwest.


Company overview

As one of the largest private employers in St. Paul we deliver fresh, safe and premium quality products to our customers from an innovative 110,000 square-foot warehouse.  We have a full range of conventional, organic, and value-added fresh and dried products, and an award-winning approach to delivering value to our customers.


our values

family history

J&J Distributing strives to be a sustainable enterprise that creates positive economic, environmental and social value. We believe in creating an environment of engaged employees, and operating our business in a manner that builds social capital. 

In 1978, James and Deborah Hannigan launched J & J Distributing with 300 square feet and four employees in St. Paul, MN.  The family legacy of service to its customers, appreciation to its employees, and passion for quality fruits and vegetables continues to be the foundation of the company.


Community / Social

J&J Distributing is an active corporate citizen and long-time contributor to important causes such as hunger relief, health and hospice care, and animal rescue.

food safety

J&J has always taken the extra step in bringing safe quality foods to our customers’ shelves (and tables) and we continue to maintain the highly esteemed SQF (Safe Quality Foods) Level 2000 Certification.



Our operations are housed in an 110,000-square foot facility with over 90,000-square feet of cold storage that includes 21 coolers with various temperatures and a cutting facility. The facilities include 14 dock doors for trucks. We provide packaging and labeling solutions including private labels and co-packing.


J&J has an excellent network of transportation assets that get our product to our facility quickly, safely and with our cold chain intact ensuring the produce is transported at the correct storage temperatures and you get the freshest product possible upon delivery.