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Family Fresh Pack & Family Fresh Foods >p PRODUCERS Fresh Packaging Family Fresh Pack expands its operations to accommodate its growth and the rising success of its sister company, Family Fresh Foods. By Marta Jiménez-Lutter W << Technology is an important aspect of Family Fresh Pack’s success. The company uses modified atmosphere packaging, which promotes better-tasting products and longer shelf life. ith its focus on packaging specialty cheeses destined for the deli sections of supermarkets, Wisconsin’s Family Fresh Pack (FFP) has seen its business grow steadily for almost two decades. The company’s success has allowed it to branch out with a sister company called Family Fresh Foods, founded six months after the first one, that sells cheese, olives and tapenades. Family Fresh Pack serves clients that do not have the equipment to package their cheese. “We have about 23 company profile different [client] companies in a variety of range sizes, from small to large,” Family Fresh Pack & Family Fresh Foods says Steve McKeon, owner and founder of Family Fresh Pack. “One of Headquarters: Belleville, Wis. Employees: 65 to 100 our largest customers is Emmi Roth.” Steve McKeon, owner and McKeon says his company adds founder: “You can do so much to create and present a better-tasting, tremendous value to its customers’ fresher product, and it is all in the products. “A lot of people take packpackaging.” aging lightly,” he says. “But packag- ing is an amazing thing. You can do so much to create and present a better-tasting, fresher product, and it is all in the packaging. There is much more to this field than people realize.” McKeon founded the company in 1995 with partners Paul McShane and Fermo Jaeckle. He credits the success of the company in the following 17 years to a combination of location, technology and the right employees. Plenty of Work Wisconsin is one of the largest cheeseproducing states, so the company’s location is strategic. “Our business works well because we are in an area where people require this type of work,” food & drink • fall/winter 2012 • 97

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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