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GOLD SPONSORS

The Kroger Co.

The Kroger Co. is one of the world's largest grocery retailers, with fiscal 2016 sales of $115.3 billion. The Kroger Co. Family of Stores spans many states with store formats that include grocery and multi-department stores, discount, convenience stores and jewelry stores. We operate under nearly two dozen banners, all of which share the same belief in building strong local ties and brand loyalty with our customers.

PEPSICO

For more than 50 years, as tastes, trends and lifestyles have changed, PepsiCo has evolved with them. Our willingness to adapt and grow has transformed our snack and soda company into a collection of global brands including Pepsi and Quaker, Gatorade and Tropicana, Frito-Lay and beyond. Today, PepsiCo is one of the world’s most-respected companies with products sold in more than 200 countries and territories and 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

PepsiCo is also celebrated for its commitment to doing business the right way, integrating Purpose into our business strategy. In 2019, we adopted a new vision: to Be the Global Leader in Convenient Foods and Beverages by Winning with Purpose. Winning with Purpose is the next chapter in our purpose agenda and conveys our belief that sustainability can be an even greater contributor to our success in the marketplace.

Smithfield Foods

We are passionate about producing good food the right way. Our business depends on the humane treatment of animals, stewardship of the environment, producing safe and high-quality food, the vitality of local communities, and creating a fair, ethical, and rewarding work environment for our people.

We will further transform Smithfield Foods into a world-class consumer packaged goods and protein company—one that consumers feel good about buying from—and a partner of choice for our customers.

Kellogg's

At Kellogg, we're always trying to look for ways to brighten your future, from better-for-you ingredients to labels that encourage a healthier tomorrow. That's why we're on a constant journey to improve the nutrition of our foods — without forgetting the things that you love most about us: taste and goodness.

Southwind Foods

Southwind Foods is a U.S. owned and operated company supplying our grocery, distributor and food service customers the finest fresh and frozen responsibly harvested seafood from around the world.

Our corporate office and world-class 160,000 square feet BRC Global Standard, HACCP approved processing, storage, and distribution facility is located in Carson, California. We also operate sales offices in New York, Texas, and Arizona along with processing and distribution facilities in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Las Vegas, Nevada that supports our sales and distribution in all 50 states.

Kraft Heinz

The Kraft Heinz Company is led by a world class Board of Directors and proven business leaders with an unparalleled record for performance. We are committed to investing in world-class brands and long-term value creation. The Kraft Heinz Company has significant synergy opportunities with a strong platform for organic growth in North America, as well as global expansion, by combining Kraft's brands with Heinz's international platform.

The Kraft Heinz Company is dedicated to the sustainable health of our people, our planet and our Company. Through partnerships with Stop Hunger Now and Feeding America, we have provided more than 2 billion servings of food to those in need.

FoodStory Brands

FoodStory Brands is passionate about finding and developing new food and beverage products with compelling brand ideas that bring the best food stories to life from real people and places.

We search around the world and in our own backyard to uncover foods and flavors from culinary pioneers, up-and-coming food entrepreneurs, and longtime favorite brands connected to inspiring new food ideas.

Our mission is simply to bring authentic food stories to America’s table every day!

SILVER SPONSORS

Perdue Foods

Chances are you're familiar with PERDUE® chicken. What you might not know is that there's much more to our business. We're a family of family-owned companies. And we're here to provide innovative food and agricultural products and services that make people's lives better.

We believe in responsible food and agriculture.®

Stewardship is one of our company's core values. Our stewardship platform, "We believe in responsible food and agriculture®," challenges us to continually improve

Overhill Farms

Overhill Farms is a leading custom manufacturer of high quality prepared frozen foods, serving customers in the branded retail, private label and foodservice sectors.

We provide a one-stop solution that offers new product development or precise replication of existing recipes as well as product manufacturing and packaging.

Our custom product lines includes poultry, meat and fish specialties, pastas, soups, sauces, certified organic and vegetarian offerings. These can be prepared as entrées, plated meals or bulk-packed meal components.

Hormel Foods

At Hormel Foods, we strive to bring more to the table for customers, employees, consumers, shareholders and the communities where we live and work.

Our belief is that good business and good stewardship go hand in hand. We Invest in our people and partners, we aim to improve communities and the world, and we create products that improve the lives of our consumers.

DPI Specialty Foods

At DPI, we have a passion for good food – the kind that becomes a delectable success for manufacturer and retailer alike.  From modest beginnings decades ago, DPI has built on this passion to become a leading value added specialty food distributor.  Today DPI supplies over 40,000 SKUs comprised of perishable and non-perishable food items from five continents.  The team at DPI brings unique market niche and retail experience to create exciting programs, tailored for each retailer’s individual needs.  These programs have a proven track record of delivering sales growth.

Post Consumer Brands

Some will tell you all it takes to get a company going is a better idea. That’s why so many companies don’t last. What it really takes is a passion for building a better company. The one that will always have the better idea, because it’s the place amazing people come to do their best work. When Post Foods and MOM Brands came together in 2015 to form Post Consumer Brands, we already had a track record for being that sort of company. Our Pebbles brand, which was the first cereal named for a film or TV show character, is a licensing success story. Our Malt-O-Meal brand bagged cereals are challenging convention and succeeding in a very difficult category. To name just two examples. Together, we now have an even stronger foundation for inspiring, collaborating and growing. The things we’ve always done best.

Nature's Way

Nature’s Way has dedicated the past 50 years to supporting your path to wellness. We’re honored to be there with you wherever your journey takes you. That’s why we’re making this whole year memorable and special – and you’re invited to join the fun. Learn more about all the ways we’re bringing wellness straight to you.

Waterloo Sparkling Water

In 1839, shortly after the Texas Revolution...

A tiny hamlet on the banks of the Colorado River was chosen as the Capital of the new Republic of Texas. That special place was known as Waterloo and it was the birthplace of a new beginning.

In 1845, Waterloo was renamed Austin.

In the spirit of that new way forward, we’re proud to introduce a new kind of...

REVOLUTION...
one you can taste.

popchips

Even for a self-proclaimed snack fanatic, it can be downright embarrassing to eat a bag of fried chips out in public. That's what popchips co-founder, Keith Belling, realized one day as he was trying to sneak his snack at a San Francisco deli counter. It was not clear whether he was hiding them from himself or friends. but he knew those bland baked chips weren't the answer either. It was almost enough to make him hold out until dinner. Keith, a serial entrepreneur, knew what he had to do. he had to find a chip that was both tasty and healthier (and less embarrassing). he had to put the fun back in snacking. but how?

Keith talked with fellow snacker and co-founder, Patrick Turpin, about his mission. Patrick told him about an interesting snack manufacturer.  One visit was all it took. They got it. Forget frying (unhealthy). Forget baking (undelicious). The two snackers had found a way to pop a chip with all the flavor and a lot less of the stuff that gives snacking a bad name.  Keith and Pat spent over a year, snacking, popping, and snacking some more, until they came up with popchips, A naturally delicious line of popped chips they loved to eat and did not have to hide. Now they are doing their best to share the bag with snackers everywhere.

Tyson

Our story starts during the Great Depression, when John W. Tyson moved his family to Arkansas in search of better opportunities. What he discovered was a bird that would make his career, and our company, take flight. It was then that John loaded up his old truck and began delivering quality chicken to other hard-working people.

From those humble beginnings, Tyson Foods has grown over the years and decades to find new ways to help feed the nation, with the belief that every family deserves to bring quality chicken to their table. As we’ve grown, our beliefs remain the same. Be good. Be humble. And always keep it real.

Mezzetta

At Mezzetta, we strive to add joy to everything we do. From our glass-jarred, globally inspired products to our spirited company culture, we believe in celebrating and sharing the little things that make life special.

It all began in 1935, when Giuseppe Mezzetta brought a taste of Italy to his new home in San Francisco. Today, more than 80 years later, our passion for food and flavor is stronger than ever. Now led by CEO Jeff Mezzetta, Giuseppe’s great-grandson, the company has expanded nationally to showcase a wide variety of premium products from across the globe, like Greek peperoncini, olives, pasta sauce and other Mediterranean products. But our unwavering commitment to family recipes, world-class ingredients, and unforgettable flavor remains the same, and we aren’t satisfied until we get it right.

At our family-owned company, everyone is an honorary Mezzetta — from the farmers to the team on the factory floor, from the sales team who keep the shelves stocked to our loyal fans who seek a bit of adventure in every meal. That’s how it’s always been at Mezzetta, and that’s how it always will be.

Hempler Foods

Still family-owned today and located in Ferndale, Washington, the same values that guided the company founder, Hans Hempler, continue to this day through the leadership of son Richard and grand-daughter, Kestin.

It is our mission, and passion, to produce and distribute the highest quality products, while operating with the highest integrity and standards for personalized service to our customers. We strive to achieve these results by purchasing high quality ingredients and by employing passionate people, training them well, and developing an extended “family” of employees dedicated to accomplishing our mission.

Cargill

We bring food, agricultural, financial and industrial products to people who need them all around the world.

You learn a few things during 150 years in business. Today, we apply that expertise to serve customers and communities in 70 countries/regions. We have 155,000 employees working every day to nourish the world in a safe, responsible, sustainable way.

Mondelēz International

At Mondelēz International, our purpose is to empower people to snack right. We will lead the future of snacking around the world by offering the right snack, for the right moment, made the right way. That means delivering a broader range of delicious, high-quality snacks that nourish life's moments, made with sustainable ingredients and packaging that consumers can feel good about.

BRONZE SPONSORS

Whirlybird Granola

Whirlybird Granola is an all-natural, non-gmo, gluten-free, vegan granola made by hand in small batches. Each batch is sweetened with an Ohio pure maple syrup and organic agave nectar. We don’t use any canola oil like most granolas. We use an extra virgin olive oil so that you receive all the nutrients without the GMO’s.

Ticklebelly Desserts

Ticklebelly Desserts are first formed in the creative imaginations and minds of our dessert chefs. They bring all their ideas to life by using thoughtfully sourced ingredients, ensuring premium quality in each and every sweet treat. And, the chefs always make sure that your desserts are as eye-catching as they are scrumptious.

Taste Happiness
Make Life Sweeter…One Bite at a Time.

Enjoy desserts like never before! Ticklebelly crafts desserts keeping in mind the perfect portion size for you. Not too big and never too small. And always ready to be on the go. Each and every bite is guaranteed to tantalize your taste buds. There’s always a reason to enjoy Ticklebelly desserts.

So, go ahead…savor your everyday moment with a Ticklebelly dessert!

Daelmans Stroopwafels

Stroopwafels by Daelmans is part of Daelmans Banket BV. We make the best and tastiest stroopwafels in the world! In 1909, Hermanus Daelmans opened a small bakery in Vlijmen (near Den Bosch). Over the years, that small bakery became a modern, international, and independent family business.

We only use non-GMO ingredients and sustainability is very important to us. We do not use any artificial aromas or colors, nor do we use any preservatives.

Sea Delight

Sea Delight, LLC’s  hallmark is to provide our customers with consistently high quality products, product continuity, excellent attention to customer needs, timely deliveries, competitive prices, product safety and our commitment to responsible business practices have grown Sea Delight, LLC, and its sister companies, into market leaders and international conservation specialists in the seafood industry today.

Our customers range from worldwide retail wholesalers and supermarket giants to food service distributors and international restaurant chains.

Once a customer, you will understand why working with Sea Delight is the innovative and responsible way of doing business. In essence, you will gain an accountable, strategic partner to develop your short and long term seafood program.

Boston Beer Company

In 1984, Jim Koch discovered his great-great grandfather's recipe for Louis Koch Lager in his father's attic.

Looking to follow his family’s passion for brewing, Jim brewed the recipe in his kitchen with the hopes of challenging the status quo in the American beer industry. He started by introducing American drinkers to craft-brewed beers that were full-flavored, balanced, and complex, and brewed with quality ingredients. Pleased with his brew, Jim started The Boston Beer Company with his co-founder and first employee, Rhonda Kallman. In those first months, Jim walked bar-to-bar with a briefcase full of beer that he called Samuel Adams Boston Lager, in recognition of one of our nation's great founding fathers, a revolutionary man of independent mind and spirit. Boston Lager soon became a catalyst of the American craft beer revolution, making its public debut in Boston on Patriot's Day in April 1985. Six weeks after its introduction, Boston Lager was selected as "The Best Beer in America" in The Great American Beer Festival's Consumer Preference Poll, which became an award Samuel Adams Boston Lager went on to win an unprecedented four times.

Chobani

In 2005, Hamdi took a loan from the Small Business Administration, bought an old yogurt plant, and brought a small group of passionate individuals together to make the real, wholesome yogurt that he remembered from his childhood. He called the company Chobani, “shepherd” in Turkish, to endow it with the hard-working and compassionate spirit of the mountain farmer.

For the next two years, Hamdi devoted himself to the craft, carefully building his team to ensure quality from the ground up. In 2007, his dream to make delicious, nutritious, natural, and accessible yogurt finally came to fruition, when the very first cup of Chobani® Greek Yogurt hit the shelf.

By 2010, Chobani had grown from one man’s dream into America’s favorite Greek Yogurt. Through your support, we were able to break ground on a new, state-of-the-art yogurt factory in Twin Falls, Idaho, and form a charitable arm for the company. In 2016, our 2014 creation, Chobani® Flip®, was recognized as a Nielsen Breakthrough Innovation Award winner. And in 2017, Chobani opened its third café, and first outside of New York City, in the Houston area.

Attune Foods

Attune Foods, LLC is a leading provider of organic and non-GMO granolas, cereals, and snacks. We serve customers in:

  • The retail, foodservice, and club channels with private label offerings
  • The bulk foods section of leading natural/specialty and conventional retailers
  • Co-manufacturing and co-packing ventures
  • The ingredient and industrial channel

Mini University

Mini University is a nationally accredited and 5-star rated child care center in Oxford, Ohio. We believe the benefit of high quality child care and preschool should be available to everyone regardless of income, so ask us about our funding options!

Tide Cleaners

The Tide Dry Cleaners method applies Tide's 70 years of fabric care experience and includes the convenience of drive-thru concierge services and 24-hour pick-up and drop-off with Tide Dry Cleaners Anytime kiosk and drop-box. Through its partnership with GreenEarth® Cleaning Technology and utilization of Tide® fabric care, Tide Dry Cleaners offers advanced cleaning technology to care for a wide range of garments and textiles.

Cincinnati is the corporate headquarters of P&G and Tide Dry Cleaners. With the backing of P&G's hometown, Greater Cincinnati now has 6 area Tide Dry Cleaners. Tide Dry Cleaners prides itself on putting the customer first and providing exceptional service to every guest.

Brooksource

Brooksource offers more than just basic staffing solutions. We go above and beyond to deliver exceptional service and products based on each client’s specific needs.