Originally established in 1988 as CROPP, Organic Valley is an independent cooperative of more than 2,000 organic farmers around the world and based 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 began as a family-owned dairy company, based in Arkansas City, Kansas. 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 American companies to qualify, process, and aseptically package low-acid foods.
National Cortina is a global leader in the sales, marketing, and the distribution of food and beverage ingredients. For more than 60 years, National Cortina has played a huge role 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 began as a single shop in Chicago, delivering freshly made buns to customers. Today, with 2,100 employees, the company is a global bakery leader, supplying restaurant chains around the world with high-quality buns and artisan rolls from 21 high-speed bakeries in 11 countries.
Headquartered in Holland, Michigan, Request Foods Inc. produces and supplies private and controlled label frozen foods to retail, club store, and foodservice customers across the country. Established in 1989, Request Foods is one of the largest family-owned and operated co-manufacturing food companies in the United States.
United States Bakery Inc., founded in 1906 and based in Portland, Oregon, specializes in the production and distribution of bread and pastry products. The creators of what we know today as the classic five-inch hamburger bun, the company owns several Northwest regional bread brands, including Williams, Gai’s, and Snyder’s.
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 in the dietary supplement business. Today, the company serves some of the industry’s largest and most-respected customers around the world.
Not everyone is familiar with the Bimbo Bakeries name. However, everyone in the United States 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 and early 1900s, when Bimbo’s traditions of freshness and value began.
Since 1927, Illes Food Ingredients has been creating innovative flavor solutions for retailers, processors, restaurant chains, and QSR companies nationwide. The company offers an unprecedented depth of culinary and R&D personnel while maintaining personal customer relationships.
Topco Associates is a
$14 billion, privately held cooperative that provides innovative business solutions for its more than 50 retail grocery and foodservice member-owners. With more than 1,600 supplier manufacturing facilities and
30 private-label brands, Topco's member-driven collective buying power is a competitive advantage.
Jiffy Mix is a 110-year-old, family-owned milling business that produces nearly two dozen mixes. Committed to producing high-quality, affordable products, the company even manufactures its own packaging. Jiffy Mix ships more than 150 million pounds of mixes annually, and its products are available at more than 30,000 locations worldwide.
Family-owned Fresh Mark was founded in 1920 and is based in Massillon, Ohio. Operating as Superior’s Brand Meats Inc., they provide meat products to grocery stores, restaurants, and food service companies around the globe. Fresh Mark employs 1,600 people at facilities all within 45 miles from their headquarters.
Starting as the seed of an idea in coastal California in 1996, Guayaki Sustainable Rainforest Products was driven to share nourishing Yerba Mate tea with the world. The company has achieved this objective while supporting local small farmers and indigenous communities in the sub-tropical forests of Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil.
Founded in 1969 on the belief that nature has given us the foundation to be our healthiest selves, Nature’s Way has been a pioneer in the health industry since its inception. Based in Green Bay, Wisconsin, it includes more than
1,000 supplements from Fortify ® Probiotics and Alive! ® Multivitamins to oils and herbal remedies.
San Antonio-based C.H. Guenther & Son is a privately owned food manufacturer that’s delivered high-quality products and “just baked from scratch” flavor for nearly 170 years. Founded in Texas in 1851, the company employees 3,000 people in 24 manufacturing locations across the United States, Canada, and Western Europe.
WinCo traces its roots to 1967 when Ralph Ward and Bud Williams started the discount warehouse grocery store in Boise, Idaho. Today, WinCo is a family of 126 employee-owned stores, with its own distribution and transportation network. The company employs more than 18,000 and boasts locations in 10 states.
Based in Parsippany, New Jersey, Pinnacle Foods Inc. began in 1998, and has grown to become a leader in the shelf-stable and frozen foods categories. The steadily expanding company employs nearly 5,000 people and in 2018, it was acquired by Conagra. The pairing of the two companies created the second-largest U.S. frozen food company.
Founded in 1923 in Birmingham, Alabama, AC Legg Packing Co. Inc. got its start when Andrew C. Legg began selling his secret recipe pork sausage at the local meat market. Eventually, the company graduated to selling their Southern Style sausage seasoning mix, along with a variety of other meat seasonings, marinades, and rubs.
Family-owned and operated since 1933, Basic American Foods is based out of Walnut, California. The company provides foods made with real ingredients, are full of flavor, and are always easy to prepare. With a focus on quality, Basic American has become a global leader in shelf-stable potato and bean products for foodservice and retail.
Sun Basket Inc. was founded in 2014 in San Francisco by Justine Kelly, a former executive chef, and Adam Zbar, a tech entrepreneur. The subscription meal-kit company ships members fresh, organic, and sustainable ingredients and recipes every month, allowing them to cook their own meals at home.
Takasago International Corp. was established in Japan in 1920. For nearly 100 years, Takasago has developed flavors and fragrances for some of the world’s most successful manufactures of foods, beverages, fine fragrances, home, and personal care products.
Founded in 1878,
J. Rettenmaier is a fourth-generation family business. Dedicated to the use of renewable, plant-based materials, the company processes functional organic fibers for use in a wide range of food and home products. Today, J. Rettenmaier belongs to the JRS Group, which operates more than 90 sites worldwide.
Based in Parsippany, New Jersey, Pinnacle Foods Inc. began in 1998, and has grown to be a leader in the shelf-stable and frozen foods categories. The steadily expanding company employs nearly 5,000 people and in 2018, it was acquired by Conagra. The pairing of the two companies created the second-largest U.S. frozen food company.
Member-owned URM Stores Inc. was founded in 1921 and based out of Spokane, Washington. The leading wholesale food distribution cooperative serves more than 160 grocery stores, operating under a variety of banners in the Northwest, and supplies more than 1,500 restaurants, hotels, and convenience stores.