In 1888, Alex Kontos sold his first stalk of bananas. He
knew what it meant to work hard, and he knew his customers worked hard.
He wanted to provide them with the best product and service possible.
The legacy Kontos began
more than 100 years ago has carried throughout generations. The Kontos
family continues to refine the art of banana processing, striving to
provide the customer with the perfect banana. From stalks ripened in
cool cellars on Morris Avenue, over 100 years age to the
state-of-the-art pressurized ripening rooms of today, Kontos has
consistently and progressively enhanced the quality and scope of their
Located in Birmingham,
Alabama, one block west of the Jefferson County Farmers Market, Kontos
covers about 7 acres of land. Kontos has more than 150,000 square feet
of warehouse space, 50,000 square feet of coolers and carries a full
line of fresh fruits and vegetables. The warehouse operates seven days a
week and delivers to the entire southeast region.
Alex Kontos' simple
beginnings more than 100 years ago based on a love for his business,
commitment to quality, and consistent customer satisfaction built a
foundation for what is today one of the leading produce companies in