INC. Magazine Remembers Frieda Caplan as Part of Tribute to Entrepreneurs Who Died in 2020

INC. Magazine has issued their tribute to the iconic entrepreneurs who died in 2020—including Frieda Rapoport Caplan, the founder of Frieda’s Specialty Produce, who passed away in January 2020.

CGT Award Renamed for Late Industry Legend Frieda Rapoport Caplan

October 2, 2020 Center for Growing Talent

The announcement was made during a live broadcast with CGT Executive Director, Doug Bohr; and Frieda’s Specialty Produce CEO, Karen Caplan; Vice President & COO, Jackie Caplan Wiggins; and Alex Jackson Berkley, director of sales.

2020 Frieda Rapoport Caplan Family Business Scholarship Application Period Open

The United Fresh Produce Association is pleased to announce that the application period for the 2020 Frieda Rapoport Caplan Family Business Scholarship is now open.

Celebrating the life of our Kiwi Queen, Dr. Frieda Rapoport Caplan

January 21, 2020 Frieda’s Inc.

On April 2, 1962, she opened Produce Specialties, Inc. on the L.A. Wholesale produce market with light lavender signs. She was the first woman to own and operate a wholesale produce company in the United States. That purple color turned into the company’s “trademarked” color, and to this day, most everyone in the produce industry associates “purple” with Frieda’s.

PMA Statement from CEO Cathy Burns on the Passing of Frieda’s, Inc. CEO and Chairman of the Board Frieda Rapoport Caplan

The Produce Marketing Association global community and its staff are deeply saddened to learn of the recent passing of Frieda Rapoport Caplan.