130 YEARS OF SPECIALTY FOODS

The R. Hirt Jr., Co. has been present in Detroit’s Eastern Market since the beginning. What started as a small food stall in the old market has evolved into a major statewide force in Michigan’s specialty foods scene. The warehouse has grown steadily since its establishment in the 1980s: today, it is equipped with state-of-the-art loading docks and improved storage facilities.

The facilities and capabilities of R. Hirt have been modernized to keep up with a changing industry. Even so, it remains a small, family-owned business at heart; the fourth and fifth generations of the Hirt family are still active in the company, and much of our staff has been with us for twenty years or more. R. Hirt places a great deal of value on the close relationships we have established with Michigan storeowners and restaurateurs over the years, and we look forward to many more years of cultivating new and old connections in the specialty foods industry.

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