Old fashioned family values. Commitment to quality. Honest-to-goodness freshness. These wholesome standards have been fundamental to the Perricone family for over 78 years. Back in 1935, a 15-year-old Sam Perricone went to work to help support his family. Hard work and his enterprising attitude proved successful, by the late 1940s the Sam Perricone Citrus Co. Inc. was the nation’s largest wholesale distributor of oranges, lemons, tangerines and grapefruit.