Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated is the nation’s 2nd largest Coca-Cola Bottler. Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, the Company has been refreshing thirsty consumers for over 100 years. True to its roots, Coca-Cola Consolidated is still a pioneering force in the soft drink industry, developing new technologies and seeking better, more efficient ways to make, sell and deliver the world's best soft drinks.
Contrary to the old adage (often erroneously attributed to P.T. Barnum, but that's another story), 480 suckers are born every minute. Four hundred and eighty is the number of lollipops that Kendon Candies makes every hour. (Actually, the company cites the figure 15,000 a day; your intrepid writer has done the math based on an eight-hour day.) At any rate, Kendon is one of the country's top manufacturers of hard-candy lollipops. Its rainbow-colored pinwheel, round-up, seasonal, and specialty-shaped sweets on a stick are sold at amusement parks, zoos, restaurants, candy stores, and gift shops. Kendon Candies was founded in the 1950s by Tom Kennedy, who still owns and operates the company.
The grower-owned cooperative's 1,300 members grow and harvest about 300,000 tons of apples each year to make apple juice and cider. The co-op produces the Tree Top brand of apple juice, blended fruit juices, and applesauce, among other products, for consumers and the foodservice industry. It also provides dehydrated and frozen fruit products to food manufacturers worldwide through its ingredients unit. Tree Top operates several production facilities in Washington and California and distributes its products through various channels, including retailers and brokers, in 30 states and several international markets.
Malt Products Corporation company supplies malt in dry and liquid forms for use primarily in the baking and brewing industries. It offers both organic as well as conventional varieties. In addition to malt, Malt Products and its International Molasses unit offer agave, brown rice syrup, corn syrup, high-fructose syrup, and molasses. Malt Products has manufacturing plants in the US (New Jersey and Ohio) and Canada (Ontario), as well as in the UK and the Netherlands. Malt Products Corporation company's products are available worldwide; it has sales offices in the US, Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America.
Today, Loggins Meat Company, Inc. boasts of two U.S.D.A. inspected state-of-the-art facilities totaling over 150,000 square feet, and a production capacity of more than one million pounds per week. In the US and many other parts of the world, Loggins Meat Company, Inc. is considered a major player in food processing as well as distribution.
Pescanova Alimentacion has a product line that goes swimmingly well. Pescanova Alimentacion company is a vertically integrated seafood business -- it operates fish farms and harvests fish in the open sea; it then processes and distributes its catch/harvest and offers fresh fish, frozen fish, value-added fish products, and fish meal). Pescanova's wild-catch fish are sold under the Empresas brand. In 2008 Pescanova Alimentacion company added to its frozen seafood operations in Spain with the acquisition of Frictar for some $56 million.
Sirna & Sons Produce cycles produce from grower to marketer to consumer. Sirna & Sons company is a fruit and vegetable supplier for the foodservice industry in Ohio and central Pennsylvania. It delivers products from two warehouse facilities to customers that include restaurants, country clubs, schools, markets, and other institutions via its fleet of more than 55 distribution trucks. In addition to basic fruits and vegetables, Sirna & Sons deals in herbs, specialty and value-added produce, as well as salad dressings and dairy products. It also operates a retail facility, Sirna's Market & Deli, in Aurora, Ohio.
Summit Foods is the acme, the apex, the peak, the tops. The UK company manufactures frozen, microwaveable snacks, sausages, burgers and readymeals. It offers beef burgers (some 100,000 a day), cheeseburgers, beef burgers, Southern-fried chicken burgers, doner (lamb) kebabs, chicken kebabs, gamon (ham) sandwiches, and meat-filled pita breads. It also makes packaged frozen meals such as a cheeseburger with fries. Summit's products are available under its own Snacksters brand as well as private labels. Summit Food's customers include food retailers and foodservice operators such as Tesco and Wm Morrison.
Primo Water Corporation, a privately-held company based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is the leading supplier of bottled water dispensers in America. Our innovative bottom loading lines provide convenience, styling and leading performance at great value. Our Zero Waste 3 and 5 gallon water is available at over 7,000 of the nation�s leading retailers via an easy to use exchange program. According to blind taste tests, three out of four consumers prefer Primo over the leading spring water and four out of five prefer Primo over tap water. Together these products allow American household to have instant access to delicious hot and cold water for beverages and instant meals, help eliminate plastic waste and save money.
United Dairy Farmers Limited tend their herds and send the resultant milk along to the co-op's processing facilities, which processes and collects and markets the milk under the Dale Farms, Dromona, Loseley, Rowan Glen, and Spelga brand names. In addition to milk processing and marketing, United provides its members with general farm services, feed, and other inputs. United's products include fluid milk, butter, cheese, ice cream, cultured dairy products, and dairy ingredients for the retail grocery and food manufacturing industries.
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