Originally established in 1988 as CROPP, Organic Valley is an independent cooperative of more than 2,000 organic farmers scattered across the globe and headquartered in La Farge, Wisconsin. The company is the largest farmer-owned organic cooperative in the United States and one of the largest organic consumer brands on the planet.
Founded in 1965, KanPak LLC began as a family-owned dairy company, based in Arkansas City, KS. From the beginning, KanPak has led the way in the development of aseptic processing and packaging for beverages and desserts. In 1983, KanPak was one of the first companies in North America to qualify, process and aseptically package low acid foods.
National Cortina is a global leader in the sales, marketing, and distribution of food and beverage ingredients. For more than 60 years, National Cortina has been a player in the food industry across all sectors in the United States. David G. Rahal established National Cortina in 1958 as a retail food distributor in lower Manhattan.
In 1955, East Balt Bakeries started as a single shop in Chicago Illinois, delivering freshly made buns to their customers from one delivery truck. Today, East Balt Bakeries is 2,100 employees strong and is a global bakery leader. Proudly supplying restaurant chains around the world with high quality buns and artisan rolls from 21 high-speed bakeries located in 11 countries.
Setting up shop in 1989, Request Foods is one of the largest family owned and operated co-manufacturing food companies in the United States. Today, they occupy more than 600,000 square feet of manufacturing space providing private and controlled label frozen foods to retail, club store, and foodservice customers.
United States Bakery, Inc., founded in 1906 and based in Portland, Oregon, specializes in the production and distribution of breads, buns, breakfast products, specialty products, sweets, toasts, donuts, and croutons. The creators of what we now know as the classic 5-inch hamburger bun, today US Bakery is one of the country's most successful bakeries.
Founded in 1996, Arizona Nutritional Supplements (ANS) is a privately held company that was created to bring a higher level of quality and service to contract and private-label manufacturing. Today, ANS serves some of the industry’s largest and most-respected customers around the world.
Not everyone is familiar with the Bimbo Bakeries USA name. However, everyone in the U.S. has likely enjoyed at least one of their many products at one time or another. Some of their iconic brands and fresh products can trace their histories back to the late 1800s or early 1900s, when Bimbo's traditions of freshness and value began.
Since 1927, Illes Seasonings & Flavors has been creating innovative flavor solutions for retailers, processors, restaurant chains and QSR accounts nationwide. Providing an unprecedented depth of culinary and R&D personnel while maintaining the personal customer relationships that could only come from a family-owned company.
In 1944 a small cooperative was formed to supply its members with dairy products and paper goods, allowing them to operate in spite of wartime shortages. Today, Topco is a nearly $14 billion, privately held company that provides aggregation, innovation and knowledge management solutions for its leading food industry member-owners and customers.
Chelsea Milling Company was established in 1901, as a traditional flour mill. By early 1930, they had expanded into the retail prepared baking mix market with their first “JIFFY” Mix product. Today, “JIFFY” is the market share leader in retail prepared muffin mixes. In addition to their retail products, they produce mixes for the Foodservice and Institutional markets.
Mullins' story began in 1934 on the west side of Chicago when Harry and Mabel Mullins began bottling the popular, home-made barbecue sauce. Today, Mullins Food Products operates out of a modern, fully automated facility in Broadview, Illinois. They manufacture and package virtually every type of sauce, dressing and condiment for the most well-known companies in the world.