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After a year, Brandon is panning out for Olivia's Croutons

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Posted on January 3, 2019 |
By Russell Jones



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AT OLIVIA’S CROUTONS plant in Brandon last month founder and CEO Francie Caccavo and an employee inspect packages coming off the assembly line for school lunch programs nationwide. Below, Caccavo shows off one of the large kettles her company uses for mixing the almost 2,000 pounds of dough they make daily. Independent photos/Angelo Lynn

BRANDON — The sweet aroma of fresh bread sprinkled with garlic and Italian spices surrounds the area around Olivia’s Crouton factory like a comfortable blanket. Inside, three industrial-size ovens are hot and ready while hundreds of pounds of croutons are being seasoned, packaged and readied for shipping.

Francie Williams Caccavo, founder and CEO of Olivia’s Croutons, says most people around Brandon probably know the story of Olivia’s Croutons; after all, it’s written on every box she ships out to stores.

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