About

A FAMILY BUSINESS

Over 50 years in the food distribution industry

Our family has a rich history in the wholesale food distribution industry, spanning over 50 years. It all began in 1969, when Hugo Leopoldo Flores and Judith Flores Castano founded Flores Castano Imports, a packaging company that imported food products like peppers and corn husks from Mexico and distributed them throughout the United States. As the years passed, the product line expanded to include canned goods, soft drinks, and hot sauces.

Their eldest son, Hugo Gerardo Flores, joined the company in the 70s and early 80s, learning the warehousing and distribution aspects while attending school. He gradually built a client network and, after graduating from Texas A&M in 1987, opened his own wholesale food distribution company. During these early years, his parents decided to retire and sold him their existing inventory. Hugo kept the name Flores Castaño Imports and for the past 33 years, the company has continued to sell many of the staple products that helped forge it while adding several new items to our inventory.

Lobo Foods

In 2023, we decided to rebrand the company name in hopes of expanding our horizons and adapting to the modern-day market. This brought us to Lobo Foods.

 

 

The name “Lobo” is Spanish for wolf, and just as wolves do, we separate ourselves from the pack. Lobo Foods was built upon the principles of hard work and dedication to providing customers with the best experience possible. Our willingness to go above and beyond to accommodate for our customers’ needs is what separates us from other wholesale food distributors.

Despite the new name, Lobo Foods remains dedicated to the same principles that made Flores Castano Imports successful – hard work and dedication to providing customers with the best experience possible. We go above and beyond to accommodate our customers’ needs, setting us apart from other wholesale food distributors.

Hugo Leopoldo Flores

Founder

Judith Flores Castaño

Founder

Hugo G. Flores

Founder

Hugo G. Flores II

Next Generation