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>p PRODUCERS McCall Farms Canned Quality Family owned McCall Farms wants to promote healthy eating through its line of canned fruit and vegetables. By Alan Dorich t is always good to have experience before becoming part of a long-established business. For co-owners and co-presidents Marion and Henry Swink, their previous experiences in the food industry have been critical in helping them continue the success of McCall Farms. “It has been a hands-on operation between my brother and myself,” Marion Swink says. “We concentrate on what we know.” The Effingham, S.C.-based company specializes in canned fruits and vegetables, including mixed vegetables, beans, apples and peaches. Founder James McCall started the company in company profile 1938 after he built a 2,000-acre farm in Effingham. McCall Farms Over time, McCall Farms grew a reputation for ducing quality and fresh southern vegetables. In 1954, 20 1 sales: More than $200 million 1 Headquarters: Effingham, S.C. however, the company changed its operations from a Employees: More than 850 farm to a 5,000-square-foot manufacturing operation Specialty: Vegetables and fruits Marion Swink, co-owner and that canned locally grown tomatoes, okra and corn. co-president: “The food tastes When McCall Farms’ success surged even furgood, it is convenient and it is what we grew up eating.” ther, the company added squash, string beans, peas, peanuts, potatoes and peaches to its lines. Today, 120 food & drink • fall/winter 2012 • << South Carolina-based McCall Farms specializes in canned fruits and vegetables, including peaches.The company sells to every major grocery chain in the United States. I McCall Farms employs a staff of more than 850 and enjoyed sales exceeding $200 million in 2011. “We literally sell to every major chain in the United States,” Marion says, noting that these include Walmart and Food Lion. “The food tastes good, it is convenient and it is what we grew up eating.” Of McCall Farms’ products, Swink is especially proud of its Simple Suppers line, which the company introduced last fall. Sold in 27-ounce cans, the line’s meals come in such flavors as Beef Stew, Chicken n’ Noodles, Creole Fixin’s and Chili. “It really is a convenient thing to get out of a can,” he says.

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Food and Drink - Fall/Winter 2012
Tableside Chat
NYC Wine & Food Festival
Going Global
Beverage Focus
Caribou Coffee
Scooter’s Coffee & Yogurt
Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen
Distributors: Food Law
Progressive Gourmet
Rocky Mountain Natural Meats
Seattle Fish Company of New Mexico
Blue Mountain Growers
Dandrea Produce and Wines
Dorr Lobster
Gary’s Seafood and Specialties
Pohl Food Service Inc.
Supply America
Victoria Fine Foods
Bernatello’s Pizza Inc.
Best Mexican Foods
C.F. Gollott & Son
Clipper Seafoods Ltd.
Mountain Foods Products
Siedhoff Distributing
Sterling Pacific Meat
Producers: Business Strategies
Carib Brewery
Heroes Vodka
Mountain Pure Beverage Co.
Deli Express/E.A. Sween Co.
Family Fresh Pack
Haring Catfish Enterprises
Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Demerara Distillers
Walker & Sons Inc. – Slap Ya Mama
DRY Soda Co.
Good Time Beverages
Greencore USA
Jaindl Turkey Farms
McCall Farms
Nuovo Pasta Productions
Brewery Ommegang
R.L. Schreiber
Venus Wafers Inc.
Casper’s Ice Cream
Restaurants: Smart Marketing
Extreme Pizza
Buffalo Wings & Rings
Fatburger North America Inc.
Famous Famiglia
Francesca’s Restaurants Inc.
Aurelio’s Pizza
Yoshinoya America
Crepe Delicious
FREEB!RDS World Burrito
Razzoo’s Cajun Café
Independent Restaurants
Grand Central Oyster Bar and Restaurant
The Alicart Restaurant Group
The Optimist
The Olive Tree Italian Restaurant
The Epicurean Group
Salty’s Seafood Grills
Retailers: Shopper Marketing
Weigel’s Inc.
Royal Buying Group
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Food and Drink - Fall/Winter 2012