Amelio C. Enterprises, Inc is a family owned and operated business that was established by Amelio Casciato in 1996.
Amelio being an Italian immigrant has always strived to “Do Better”.
1996 Amelio first acquired the Cactus Candy Company,which manufactures gourmet specialty foods.. The Cactus Candy Company has been creating candies, jellies, marmalades and syrups out of the prickly pear cactus since 1942. The company has been through a lot of exciting changes since its existence but has never lost it’s roots in manufacturing quality specialty food items. With the success of the Cactus Candy Company brand, Amelio had been approached to manufacture brands for other companies. This led to creating a contract manufacturing arm of the company. Amelio C. Enterprises currently manufactures a wide variety of products for small to medium size companies selling products in grocery chains and local markets.
2006 Amelio C. Enterprises acquired their third company, Arizona Cowboy Foods & Wholesale Baskets Unlimited. Arizona Cowboy Foods specializes in private labeling and packaging of a variety of snack item from candies, popcorns, nuts and trail mixes to barbeque sauces, salsa and mustards. Along with their own brand items, Arizona Cowboy Foods has found its niche in the specialty food grocery chains, resort gift shops and gift basket industry. Along with the Arizona Cowboy Foods acquisition the Wholesale Baskets Unlimited division was the first venture for Amelio C. Enterprises that did not involve food manufacturing. Wholesale Baskets Unlimited specializes in distributing specialty gift baskets and supplies geared towards the gift basket industry.
2012 Amelio C. Enterprises was ready to jump into a more grocery centered product line with the acquisition of Desert Rose Foods & Albertas Organic. Desert Rose Foods has a long standing reputation in Arizona. Established in the 1980’s, Desert quickly made a name for itself with its quality ingredients, unique flavors and passionate design. At its peak, Desert Rose Foods was selling their salsa all over the world. With that success and to meet the needs of those consumers with a heightened concern about quality and the elimination of the use of chemically treated foods in their diet. Alberta’s Organic was born. The introduction of Alberta’s Organic was a part of the company's strategy to introduce a series of new organic and holistic centered products at an extraordinary value to the retail customer.
2013 Amelio C. Enterprises acquired Grandma Koyote’s. Grandma Koyote’s specializes in manufacturing of gourmet and diabetic friendly barbeque sauces with distribution in Arizona, California, Nevada and Hawaii. Amelio C. Enterprises has always had great success with all of its endeavors. Not to say there has not been challenging situations but with a family owned and operated company there is never something that can not be resolved. Amelio C. Enterprises is a prime example of the success you can have when you always strive to “Do Better”.