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>p PRODUCERS Faribault Foods Inc. Investing In Success Faribault Foods Inc. continues to look at ways to improve its food packaging operations and reduce its impact on the environment. By Jim Harris company profile Faribault Foods Inc. HQ: Minneapolis Employees: 600 Specialty: Shelf-stable foods and stand-up juice pouches Scott King, vice president of manufacturing: “One of the most important things is for us to use cash wisely and invest in technology and new products.” F Faribault’s products include beans, soup, chili, pasta and canned vegetables under its own brands and those of clients. aribault Foods is more than a food packager – it is a solution for producers looking to outsource their niche product manufacturing. “We’re a full-service supplier,” Vice President of Manufacturing Scott King says. “From sourcing ingredients to the end-product, we can and have done it all for all sorts of individuals.” The Minneapolis-based company offers co-manufacturing, co-packing, product development and private-label manufacturing capabilities to major retail customers across the United States as well as producing its own brands. Faribault’s products include beans, soup, chili, pasta and canned vegetables under the Butter Kernel®, Chilliman®, Kuner’s®, Kuner’s Southwestern®, Mrs. Grimes®, Pasta Select®, Pride® and S&W Beans® brands and beverages. In addition to its base in Minneapolis, the company operates two manufacturing plants in Faribault, Minn., and plants in Elk River and Cokato, Minn. The Faribault plants process several varieties of beans, while the Cokato facility produces pasta, chili and corn. The Cokato facility also produces canned soups, including several organic varieties. The Elk River plant pro- > 68 food & drink • july/august 2011 • <<

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Food and Drink - July/August 2011
News a la Carte
Consumer Trends
Social Media 101
Strengthening Brands
Food Law
Producers: Hidden Pandemic
Independent Distillers
S. Martinelli & Co.
Wyandot Inc.
Berto’s Gelato & Sorbet
Gills Onions LLC
Neri’s Bakery Products Inc.
Ramar Foods International
Banks Holdings Ltd.
Leclerc Foods USA Inc.
Mariani Packing Co. Inc.
Sam A. Lupo & Sons Inc
Faribault Foods Inc.
Suiza Dairy Corp.
Sunset Farm Foods
Vanns Spices
Berner Food & Beverage Inc.
Cajun Specialty Meats Inc.
Cristalia Premium Water
Green Organic Vegetable Inc.
Vande Bunte Eggs
Motivatit Seafoods LLC
Navarro Pecan Co.
Alpine Meats
West Liberty Foods LLC
Wilber Packing Co. LLC
Restaurants: Tax Incentives
Cheeburger Cheeburger Restaurants Inc.
Famous Famiglia
Grand Traverse Pie Co.
HuHot Mongolian Grills LLC
Glacier Restaurant Group
Jake’s Wayback Burgers
Original Tommy’s World Famous Hamburgers
Sam & Louie’s Pizzeria
Flippers Pizzeria
Larry’s Giant Subs
Mario’s Pizza
Shake’s Frozen Custard
The Fish Market
Distributors: A Package Deal
Diaz Foods
Arista Industries
Columbia Distributing
Allied Specialty Foods
Fresher Than Fresh
Golden Valley Industries
Lancaster Foods LLC
Milne Fruit Products
Retailers: SBA at the NRA
Cooke’s Food Store
Gulf Island Shrimp and Seafood
New Leaf Community Markets
Three Things

Food and Drink - July/August 2011