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>d DISTRIBUTORS milne fruit products inc. Flawless Flavor Milne Fruit Products provides the fruit that makes foods delicious. By Chris Petersen company profile Milne Fruit Products Inc. Headquarters: Prosser, Wash. Employees: 90 Specialty: Fruit ingredients Michael Sorenson, president: “The people at Milne really make the business.” work with international trading partners and provide products to be used in beverages, baked goods and confections.” In for the Long Haul The fruit ingredient market is a busy one, with numerous competitors all working for their share of the market. Sorenson says the majority of these competitors offer slight variations in product and quality, but where Milne Fruit Products stands apart most obviously is in its devotion to its customers. “Suppliers and customers choose us for our dedication to their needs,” Sorenson says. “We strive to develop long-term relationships.” As the company marches into its sixth decade of service, he hopes the proof of this commitment is readily evident. According to Sorenson, the key to building such long-lasting customer rapport is the same as with any relationship. “We engage our customers in day-to-day dialogue,” he says. “We learn what is important to them and find unique solutions to any difficulties they’re experiencing. The Milne team combines years of expertise and modern technology.” >> Milne Fruit Products produces fruit-based flavors, essences and custom mixes for the food manufacturing industry. I t doesn’t matter whether a recipe is executed flawlessly if the flavor isn’t there. A food manufacturer can have the most advanced equipment, the most effective distribution and the most attractive packaging, but it likely won’t mean anything if its products don’t have authentic flavor. For 55 years, Washington’s Milne Fruit Products Inc. has been providing the food industry with the fruit ingredients people love, making it one of the industry’s most important partners. President Michael Sorenson explains that the company processes fruit into juice, purees, essences and custom mixes for use in the making of beverages, sauces, bakery items, confections and other products. He says the company’s reputation for quality products and innovation has made it an industry favorite around the world. Milne Fruit Products provides its customers with many fruit products including concord grape, cherry, blueberry, watermelon and peach. “The majority of our customers are national or global beverage companies, Sorenson says. “We also State of the Art Milne Fruit Products has an extensive network of brokers that brings prospective clients to the company. After they’ve 154 food and drink • spring 2011 •

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Food and Drink - Spring 2011
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News a la Carte
Current Events
FAD Exclusive
A Ripening Field
History in the Making
New Wine Paradigm
Don Sebastiani & Sons/ The Other Guys
St. Julian Winery
Ste. Genevieve Winery
Herzog Wine Cellars
Meier’s Wine Cellar
Oak Ridge Winery
Producers: Keeping Trade Secrets
MaMa Rosa’s Pizza
Gel Spice Co. LLC
Vegetable Juices Inc.
Royal Caribbean Bakery/Caribbean Food Delights
Red Stripe Beer
Robertet Flavors
Annabelle Candy
Andrea Foods
Anchor Brewing
F&F Foods
Santa Sweets Inc.
Hillside Candy
Ricos Products
Sethness Greenleaf Inc.
Wunder-Bar: Automatic Bar Controls
Antigua Distillery
AMES International
Amato’s Bakery
Charlie’s Pride Meats
Citromax Group of Companies
Diamond Bakery
Grindmaster- Cecilware Corp.
Heartland Mill
Kirschenman Enterprises
Rakhra Mushroom Farm
FAME Food Management
Schneider Packaging Equipment Co. Inc.
Sea Harvest Corporation (Pty) Ltd.
Sparrer Sausage Co. Inc.
Jamaican Teas Ltd.
Westminster Cracker Co.
Distributors: Don’t Risk It
The Fricks Company
U.S. Foodservice – Milwaukee Division
Arizona Select Distribution
Fairway Packing Co.
Ingredient Innovations
J.J. Taylor Distributing Co. of Minnesota Inc.
Mastronardi Produce
Milne Fruit Products Inc.
Pellerito Foods
Albion Fisheries Ltd.
RPE Inc.
Retailers: Savoring the Moment
Roadtown Wholesale Trading Ltd.
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
Quick Chek
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Sendik’s Fine Foods Inc.
Zaro’s Bakery
Balboa Brands
Restaurants: Toss Around Ideas
Sizzler USA
Dick’s Last Resort
Granite City Food & Brewery Ltd.
Liberty Entertainment Group
Roly Poly Franchise Systems
Santa Fe Cattle Co.
Winger’s USA Inc.
Bensi Restaurant Group Inc.
Leo’s Coney Island
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