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>p PRODUCERS Spring Glen Fresh Foods A Rising Profile Spring Glen Fresh Foods says its strong R&D capabilities allow it to be a good partner to high-profile foodservice and retail customers. By Chris Petersen lthough the company has been around for nearly 70 years, Spring Glen Fresh Foods has flown under the radar in the fresh refrigerated foods industry. However, General Manager Joe Ward says that is going to change. As the company continues to bring in big-name customers like Trader Joe’s through its private-label and co-pack operations, Ward says he expects Spring Glen to become a much bigger name in the industry in the coming years. “We’re a diamond in the rough,” Ward says. company profile Started in 1942 by the Sensenig family as a way to sell its baked goods to neighbors, Spring Glen Spring Glen Fresh Foods has developed over the years into one of the 20 sales: $40 million 10 Northeast’s leading producers of fresh refrigerated Headquarters: Ephrata, Pa. Employees: 160 foods such as soups, deli salads and entrees. The Specialty: Fresh foods company has been part of the Hanover Foods famiJoe Ward, general manager: “There’s so many things we can ly of companies since 1990. do, and we have so much capaciSpring Glen’s product line ranges from dips and ty to do it.” sauces to fully prepared entrees. The company 112 food & drink • fall 2011 • << Spring Glen Fresh Foods provides a variety of private-label and co-packing services to major food retailers throughout the country, and always looks for new opportunities. A also specializes in desserts and graband-go items. Currently, Spring Glen’s products can be found in stores from Maine to the Carolinas and as far west as Illinois. Ward says the depth of the company’s offerings is one of its greatest assets. “There’s so many things we can do, and we have so much capacity to do it,” he says. Full Service The depth of Spring Glen’s experience and capabilities give it a strong advantage when customers come to them to put together products either for store shelves or for private-label applications. “It’s our ability to take a product from idea to the grocery store shelf, and

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Food and Drink - Fall 2011

Food and Drink - Fall 2011
Tableside Chat
News a la Carte
In the Safe Zone
Strengthing Brands
Restaurants: Smart Marketing
Willie’s Restaurants
Slack’s Hoagie Shack
The Cheese Steak Shop
Aloha Hospitality Inc.
Bertucci’s Corp
Falcon Holdings LLC
Mark’s Pizzeria
Seasons Pizza
San Diego State University Dining Services
Producers: Food Law
Brook & Whittle Ltd. incorporating Packstar
Nestle Professional Caribbean
Snyder’s-Lance Inc.
Basic American Foods
Evolution Fresh
Berto’s Gelato & Sorbet
Jensen Meat Co
Tumbador Chocolate
Leclerc Foods USA Inc.
FX Matt Brewing Co.
Green Organic Vegetable Inc.
Deli Star Inc.
Always Bagels
National Choice Bakery
Sequoia Orange Co.
Spring Glen Fresh Foods
Westshore Pizza
Distributors: Total Recall
Columbia Distributing
Castella Imports Inc.
Co-Sales Company
Brick Brewing Co. Limited
Prime Distributors
Retailers: What’s in Store
AriZona Beverage Co.
Le Grand Marche
Three Things

Food and Drink - Fall 2011