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When Mike Glick graduated from college in June of 1995, he moved back to Reedsburg, Wisconsin and started G&R Foods Inc. with his father Jarold Glick. Specializing in selling cheeses, butter and dairy powders, the Glick family has been...

For 40 years, Gatti’s Pizza (Gatti’s) has been bringing together two of America’s favorite pastimes: food and entertainment. Since 1969, the Gatti’s concept, which integrates dine-in eating, delivery service and family game rooms backed by traditional, high-quality pizza, has spread across more...

George J. Falter Co. Inc. (GJF) has been in business since 1878. More than 135 years ago, the business started out making and buying candy and delivering by street car and then by horse and buggy; however, much has changed over the last century.

The company has branched out into new...

For more than 80 years, the DeMent family has been offering a taste of traditional Italian cuisine to consumers at home in central New York and around the world. The legacy began in 1934, when the family opened The DeMent Grill, a classic Italian restaurant in Oswego, New York, after emigrating...

The DeMent family has been producing top-quality tomato sauce for over 70 years. In 1934 the family set up The DeMent Grill, a small restaurant in Oswego, N.Y., to bring a taste of the home country to the new country, and the family’s traditional sauces proved so popular that customers would ask...

GLK Foods Inc. (GLK) is the world’s largest sauerkraut producer, as well as a true market leader and innovator. The company – which maintains production facilities in Bear Creek, Wis., and Shortsville, N.Y. – has operated for more than a century in the sauerkraut business, evolving with...

If you’ve ever purchased a premade wrap, or a grilled chicken breast, you’ve likely experienced the handiwork of Gourmet Boutique LLC (Gourmet Boutique), the nation’s leading manufacturer of high-quality home meal replacement foods.

Gourmet Boutique has made its name manufacturing high-...

GraceKennedy Ltd., parent company of GraceKennedy Foods (USA) (Grace Foods), started in Jamaica in 1922 as a small trading and wharf operations company. For more than 90 years, the group has grown into one of the...

Within the world of food production, the Grand Prairie Foods Inc. (Grand Prairie) name holds an unrivaled weight. Since its founding in 2003 when Kurt Loudenback, president and CEO of Grand Prairie, and his wife, Valerie, purchased and renamed a longtime producer of barbecued ribs, shredded pork...

Based in the small town of White Bear Lake, Minnesota, just outside of the Twin Cities, is Grandma’s Bakery – a family-run operation that hasn’t changed much in 37 years. While change can be a good thing, John Lupo, founder...

John Lupo got into the baking business on a hot summer day in 1978 when he opened a Mister Donut franchise on the east side of St. Paul, Minn., with his father. “I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a business degree at a time when nobody was hiring new college graduates,” he says...

As a second-generation company celebrating its 40-year anniversary, Grecian Delight Foods Inc. (Grecian) showcases the power of a family-operated organization within a niche food industry. At the company’s helm is Peter Parthenis Jr., president and CEO of Grecian, who took over the company from...

Greensburg Beverage Inc. is a midsized distributor of quality beverages, serving 12 counties in western Pennsylvania. Founded in 1949 by James and Josephine Iannuzzo, the company has grown significantly over the years. Greensburg Beverage has established longstanding...

Fall 2011 - Grill 23 & Bar (Grill 23) holds the distinction of being one of Boston’s first luxury steak and seafood grills, and for almost three decades it has been a culinary landmark for the discerning carnivore. Widely regarded as a must-try by both New...

New York restaurant GRK Fresh Greek (GRK) is one to watch in 2015, named one of the Top 100 Movers and Shakers in the fast-casual market segment by Fastcasual.com. Sarah Lockyer, editor in chief of National Restaurant News, chose GRK...

New York restaurant GRK Fresh Greek (GRK) is one to watch in 2015, named one of the Top 100 Movers and Shakers in the fast-casual market segment by Fastcasual.com. Sarah Lockyer, editor in chief of National Restaurant News, chose GRK Fresh Greek as one of 2014’s Breakout Brands’ ten hot,...

Haiti’s history is one of many challenges, from political uprisings to natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes and the struggle to bring a stable source of employment and self-sustaining prosperity to the island economy. But Groupe Coles, the parent company of multiple manufacturing and...

Haiti’s history is one of many challenges, from political uprisings to natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes and the struggle to bring a stable source of employment and self-sustaining prosperity to the island economy. But Groupe Coles, the parent company of multiple manufacturing and...

Founded in 2005, Grower’s Organic LLC (Grower’s Organic) is an organic distribution organization working specifically with small and local farmers. The seed that eventually bloomed into the company began in the ‘90s when Brian Freeman, president of Grower’s Organic, provided marketing services...

Since 1940 Guernsey Farms Dairy (GFD) has been a locally-owned family enterprise and a Michigan landmark. For the better part of a century, the Guernsey family has crafted quality, hormone-free dairy products from award-winning ice cream and chocolate milk to sour cream, buttermilk, egg nog and...

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