Anton-Argires and www.anuts.com:
I wasn’t born in 1949 but that was the year the my father and his two brothers started Anton-Argires, Inc. Coming to this country from Greece with no language and little schooling they worked hard to realize their dream. Televisions were just starting to appear in homes at that time. In the beginning they sold both nuts and produce in the historic Chicago South Water Market.
(In this picture of the brothers, there is Dan Argires, Tom Argires, and Jim Argires --left to right)
Our customers came back every day to buy from us so we had to deliver quality fresh products every day. Bringing in quality produce and nuts and selling them quickly so that it was good and fresh tasting when you got them every day, was a new test of our reputation and who we were. There was no harder challenge.
Our family owned business has endured over 60 years, opening our doors 5 days a week each year for our customers, and they kept coming back, year after year. What better review can we possibly share with you as to who we are?
After exiting the produce business in 2002, we chose to keep and expand our nut and popcorn business. You see, my father and his brothers sold (in shell) nuts from day one in 1949. As a member of our second generation you can’t help but pick up not only the stability and consistency my father and his brothers demonstrated through the many years but also their passion for quality and freshness for great tasting products.
Technology now connects you and I to experience so much more of what we have to offer. It’s exciting to have met you through the web. We do so much more with nuts today and have expanded our unique gourmet cheese and caramel “Downtown Style” popcorn. We know from people who visit our outlet store at our plant that what we love to do best is to create big smiles after people taste our products.
Anuts.com has been a part of our family since we started selling on the web. We are now tying together our wholesale brand with our retail anuts.com brand. Nothing has changed. We are still the same excited individuals that enjoy serving you. In July of 2010, we were featured on a locally produced TV show on ABC channel 7 "190 North" when they visited our factory outlet store.
Everything we do is either made or packed fresh for great taste and big smiles. You are the reason we enjoy coming to work each day. My wife and I, together with our entire staff, thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to continue serving you throughout the year.
Enjoy your day as well as your life!
George & Marge Argires