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Ferrero U.S.A. Inc. was established in 1969 to bring the United States distinctive confections, such as the famous Ferrero Rocher® chocolates. For over seven decades the Ferrero Group, founded in Italy and expanded worldwide after World...

For Randy Weiss, president and CEO of Five Star Foods in Knox, Indiana, the grocery business has been not only a career path, but a lifelong devotion. March 2015 marked 40 years in the industry for Weiss and 50 years for the family-owned...

Flavor Infusion (FISA) has been in business since 2004, when Daniel DeClark established the business in California. With more than 35 years in the flavor industry, Daniel saw an opportunity to shape FISA into a successful component of...

Taylor Bumbalough founded Food Concepts (FC) in 1980. The business started out as a small industrial manufacturer, making powdered coffee blends under holding company Coffee Connexion. “Since then, we have greatly diversified,” says Doug VanVoorst, general manager of FC. “I wear many hats here....

Sometimes people are meant to fulfill certain roles in a career path that has more or less chosen them; and that is the case with Dawn Voss, now CEO of Fresh Alternatives LLC (Crispers). The fast-paced, casual Florida-based restaurant chain is now satisfying palates across the state. “I’ve...

From West Hollywood to Newport Beach, Santa Monica to Calabasas, soon-to-be LAX and 12 other locations throughout greater Los Angeles, the Fresh Brothers concept for family-friendly pizza, salad, wings and other casual fare has taken...

From West Hollywood to Newport Beach, Santa Monica to Calabasas, soon-to-be LAX and 12 other locations throughout greater Los Angeles, the Fresh Brothers concept for family-friendly pizza, salad, wings and other casual fare has taken off. But it is not only sprawling growth across southern...

Freshouse Produce (Freshouse) is a family of companies in the Mid-Atlantic offering fresh produce and packaging solutions to customers around the region. The parent company operates from its corporate headquarters in Riverhead, N.Y., with four satellite warehouses and facilities up and down the...

As the name suggests, Friendly Express Inc. (Friendly) gets along very well with the company’s customers. More importantly, though, Friendly gets along especially well with communities in which the company inhabits. The Georgia-based convenience store organization donates a substantial amount of...

Centered in Washington’s fertile Yakima Valley is FruitSmart Inc., a leading all-natural fruit processor. Based in Grandview, Washington, FruitSmart takes the agricultural bounty the region has to offer and turns it into a wide variety...

Since its inception in 1950, Fry Krisp Food Products has been a family-owned business. Located in Jackson, Michigan, Fry Krisp produces seasoned batter and coating mixes used to prepare foods for frying and baking.

Fry Krisp began in a garage after a...

From a single Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) franchise in 1965 to 71 restaurants and counting in 2015, Fulenwider Enterprises Inc. has a long history of service, quality and integrity in business. In December 2015, the family-owned...

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...

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