Explaining the Different Regions and Variations of BBQ Sauce
Barbecue sauce is a type of condiment that is typically made with a combination of tomato sauce or paste, vinegar, sugar, and various seasonings and spices. It is often used as a marinade or a sauce for grilled or smoked meats. There are many different regional styles of barbecue sauce, each with its own unique blend of ingredients and flavors. Some of the most common regional styles of barbecue sauce include:
Kansas City-style barbecue sauce: This style of sauce is known for its sweet, tangy flavor, with a base of tomato and molasses, and a blend of spices including garlic, onion, and black pepper.
Carolina-style barbecue sauce: This style of sauce is typically made with a vinegar base and is known for its tangy, slightly spicy flavor. It is often used on pulled pork, and is typically served with a side of coleslaw.
Memphis-style barbecue sauce: This style of sauce is known for its rich, smoky flavor, and is typically made with a base of tomato and vinegar, along with molasses and a blend of spices including paprika, cumin, and chili powder.
Texas-style barbecue sauce: This style of sauce is known for its bold, spicy flavor, and is typically made with a base of tomato and vinegar, along with chili peppers and a blend of spices including cumin, garlic, and onion.
Alabama-style barbecue sauce: This style of sauce is known for its unique, creamy texture, and is typically made with a base of mayonnaise and vinegar, along with a blend of spices including mustard and paprika.
Absolutely World Class, Abilene, TX, 325-672-3000, www.absolutelyworldclass.com
Salsas, BBQ Sauces, JerkyAccord Foods inc., Rochester, NY, 585-436-3668, www.accordfoods.com
Asian SaucesAdvanced Food Products, New Holland, PA, 800-732-5373, www.afpllc.com
Cheese Sauces for nachos, chips, hot dogs, fries, pretzels, burgersand Philly-style cheese steaks. They also take sides like steamed vegetables and baked potatoesAllied Old English Inc., Port Reading, NJ, 732-636-2060, www.alliedoldenglish.com
Oriental SaucesAl-Rite, Miami, FL, 305-652-2540, www.al-rite.com
Sauces, Syrups, Energy Drinks, Teas, BlendsA.M.Braswell Jr. Food Co., Statesboro, GA, 912-764-6191, www.braswells.com
Dressings, Marinades, Condiments, Jams Jellies, Butters, HoneyAmerican Kitchen Delights, Harvey, IL, 708-210-3200, www.americankitchendelights.com
Sauces, Dips, Soups, Snacks, Frozen EntreesAlfredo's Italian Foods, Quincy, MA, 617-479-6360, www.aapasta.com
Meat Sauces, Seafood Sauces, Vegetable SaucesAmigos Foods, San Antonio TX, 800-580-3477, www.amigosfoods.com
Sauces, Salsas, Dips, Taco Sauce, Taco Shells, Refried Beans, BBQ SauceAl-Rite, Miami, FL, 305-652-2540, www.al-rite.com
Energy Drinks, Syrups, Sauces, TeasArcobasso Foods, Hazelwood, MO, 314-381-8083, www.arcobasso.com
Dressings, Sauces, MarinadesArizona Pepper Products, Mesa, AZ, 800-359-3912, www.azgunslinger.com
Hot Sauces, BBQ Sauces, Snacks, Spices, Salsas, GiftsArizona Spice Co., Mesa, AZ, 480-632-2168, www.azspiceco.com
Sauces, Seasonings, Gluten Free, Gifts, Dry Mixes, Hot Sauces, BBQ SaucesAshburn Sauce Co., Virginia Beach, VA, 757-621-1113, www.ashburnsauce.com
Hot Sauce, Bloody Mary Mix, BBQ SauceAshlynn's Gourmet, Tarpon Springs, FL, 727-687-3267, www.ashlynnsgourmet.com
BBQ Sauces, Hot SaucesAshman Manufacturing Co. Virginia Beach, VA, 757-428-6734, www.ashmanco.com
Sample Packs, Japanese Lime Sauce, Habanero Mash, Seafood Maranades, Fullers Mustard,Assemblies Unlimited, Bloomingdale, IL, 877-273-6259, www.assemblies.com
Dry Mixes, Seasonings, Trail Mixes, Pastas, Rices, Coffee, Tea, Cereals, Dried Fruit, NutsAvon Food Company, Stoughton, MA, 781-341-3341, www.avonfood.com
Salad Dressing, Pasta Sauce, Marinades, Bloody Mary MixBPM Solutions, Barrie, Ontario, 705-790-8086, www.bpmsolutions.ca
Dry Mixes, Sauces, Dressings, Beer, Wine, Soda, CookiesBackwoods Foods, Tahlequah, OK, 918-458-9300, www.backwoodsfoods.com
Salsas, Relishes, BBQ Sauces, Pickles, Dips, Jams, Marinades, Gift Baskets, Pasta, Sauce, PastaBaldwin Richardson Foods Inc., Frankfort, IL, 815-464-9994, www.brfoods.com
Dessert Toppings, Mustards, Condiments, Sauces, SoupsBally Plus Food Solutions, Garland, TX, 972-485-8878, www.ballyplus.com/#
Asian Sauces, Appetizers, RTE Meal Kits,Barhyte Specialty Foods, Pendleton, OR, 800-227-4983, www.barhyte.com
Mustards, Marinades, Dressings, Condiments, GiftsBartush Foods, Lewisville, TX, 972-219-1270, www.bartushfoods.com
Mexican Items, BBQ Sauces, Vinegars, Horseradish, Concentrated MixersBaumer Foods Inc., Metaire, LA, 504-482-5761, www.baumerfoods.com
Hot Sauces, Soy Sauce, Steak Sauce, Marinades, Liquid SmokeBay Valley Foods, Oak Brook, IL, 708-483-1300, www.bayvalleyfoods.com
Creamers, Fruit Spreads, Pickles, Relish, Dressings, Salsa, Sauces, SyrupsBest Brand Bottlers, Sarasota, FL, 941-755-1941, www.bestbrandbottlers.com
Sauces, marinades, sauces, CondimentsBell Foods, Gervais, OR, 503-390-1425, www.bellfoodsintl.com
Pickled Vegetables, Sauces, Salsas, Mixers, WatersBeaverton Foods Inc., Hillsboro, OR, 503-646-8138, www.beavertonfoods.com
Condiments, Mustard, Horseradish, Ketchup, Salsa, Tartar SauceOur rich tradition at Beaverton Foods has made us the first choice for retailers who want to create a gourmet private label line. Beaverton Foods can provide a wide range of formulations designated to meet the needs of your profile. Our R&D department will work closely with you to compliment any existing recipe or create a new recipe, based on your needs.Bella Cucina, Atlanta, GA, 678-539-8400, www.bellacucina.com
Jams, Preserves, Sauces, Spreads, Oils, Pestos, Crackers, Cranberry Applesauce, OrganicBeneficial Blends, Tampa, FL, 800-230-5952, www.beneficialblends.com
Organic, Kosher, Oils, Pasta Sauces, Dressings, JamsBernard Food Ind., Evanston, IL, 847-869-5222, www.bernardfoods.com
Dry Mixes, Soups, Desserts, Dressings, Sauces, Seasonings, Mexican, Beverages, Gluten FreeBest Brand Bottlers, Sarasota, FL, 941-755-1941, www.bestbrandbottlers.com
Hot Sauces, Pasta Sauces, Dressings, BBQ Sauces, Dips, Salsas, MarinadesBig B Distributors, Evansville, IN, 812-425-5235, www.big-b-barbecue.com
BBQ Sauce, Salsa, Vinegar, Pickled Bologna, SeasoningsBlencor, Sealy, TX, 979-627-7801, www.blencor.com
Frozen Vegetables, Rice, Pasta, SaucesBlendex Co., Louisville, KY, 502-267-1003, www.blendex.com
Marinades, Glazes, Dry Mixes, Beverage Mixers, SeasoningsBlossom Valley Foods, Gilroy, CA, 408-848-5520, www.blossomvalleyfoods.com
BBQ Sauces, Dressings, Salsas, Oriental Sauces, Pasta SaucesBlount Fine Foods, Fall River, MA, 774-888-1300, www.blountfinefoods.com
Soups, Sauces, Side Dishes, Frozen EntreesBobbee's Bottling Inc., Louisburg, NC, 919-496-4286, www.bobbeesbottling.com
Sauces, Dry MixesBon Foods Inc., Portland, OR, 310-455-9876, www.bonfoods.com
Vinegars, Gluten Free, Dry Blending, Sweeteners, Dips, Marinades, Dressings, Soup MixesBranded Sauces, Lakewood, CO, 888-346-8728, www.brandedsauces.com
Hot SaucesBrooks Bottling Co., Oneonta, NY, 607-437-4215, www.brooksbottling.com
Sauces, Pasta Sauces, BBQ Sauces, Salad DressingsCajun Original Foods Inc., New Iberia, LA, 800-850-5315, www.cajunoriginal.com
Fresh Frozen, Pork, Shrimp, Crawfish, Aligator, Crab, Beef, Browning SauceCMS Fine Foods, Healdsburg, CA, 707-473-9651, www.cmsfinefoods.com
Pasta Sauces, Marinades, Steak and Barbecue Sauces and MustardCarolina CoPacking, Henderson, NC, 252-433-0130, www.carolinacopacking.com
Bottling BBQ sauce & sauces of all types, marinades, jams, salsa, beverages, toppings, and moreWe fill glass and plastic bottles from 1.5 fl. oz. and up to large drum and bulk tote capacities. Production batch sizes starting at just 150 gallons up to thousands of gallons. Need a 1 gallon lab sample made by our food science department? No problem. Contact us with your needs. Your CoPacker For Quality CoPackingCal Pack Foods, Torrance, CA, 310-320-0141, www.calpackfoods.com
High quality food, juice, and beverages, JUICE & SMOOTHIES,BEVERAGES,SALSA BABY FOOD,WET SALADSSOUPS,DRESSINGS, PUREES,DIPS & DAIRY SPREADS,SAUCESCalifornia Natural Products, Lathrop, CA, 209-390-0321, www.baytechfolio.com
Syrups, Soy Milk, Soups, Chai Tea, Sauces, Kosher, OrganicCape Cod Howlin Hot Sauce, Orleans, MA, 774-487-6282, www.capecodhowlinhotsauce.com
Sauces Cape Cod Howlin Hot SauceMy hot sauce is very unique, it's goes on everything from oysters to eggs. It enhances what you are putting it on instead of hiding it with heat like most hot sauces. I utilize local ingredients including Cape Cod dried cranberries, and is made in small batches locally.Captain Foods, Edgewater, FL, 800-749-5047, www.captainfoodsinc.com
BBQ Sauces, Hot Sauces, Gifts, Gluten Free, SeasoningsCasa Visco Finer Foods, Schenectedy, NY, 518-377-8814, www.casavisco.com
Pasta Sauces, Pizza SaucesCastle Co-Packers, Latrobe, PA, 724-879-4748, www.castlecopackers.com
Beberages, Sauces, Gluten Free, KosherChairmans Foods, Nashville, TN, 615-231-4315, www.chairmansfoods.com
Soups, Stews, Chowders, Frozen Entrees, Sauces, DipsChelton House, North Las Vegas, NV, 856-467-1600, www.cheltonhouse.com
Dressings, Sauces, Dips, Drink MixesChubby's Sauces, Bernardston, MA, 413-478-2103, www.chubbysauce.com
Pasta Sauces, BBQ Sauces, Marinades, SeasoningsCinnabar Specialty Foods, Prescott, AZ, 928-778-3687, www.cinnabarfoods.com
Sauces, Spices, Chutneys, Marinades, GiftsClaude's Sauces, El Paso TX, 800-727-2823, www.claudessauces.com
Marinades, Hot Sauces, Refried Beans, GiftsCoach Tony's, Rochester, NY, 585-494-0700, www.cthotsauce.com
Hot SauceColgin, Inc., Dallas, TX, 888-226-5448, www.colgin.com
Juices, Mixers, Teas, Energy Drinks, Salsa, Ketchup, Mustare, Hot Sauce, BBQ Sauce, Cocktail Sauce, Liquid Smoke, KosherConsolidated Mills, Houston, TX, 713-896-4196, www.consolidatedmills.com
Syrups, Seasonings, Salsas, Dessert MixesCopperleaf Kitchens, Albuquerque, NM, 505-323-9227, www.comfortfoods.com
Dry Mixes, Dips, Soups, Spices, Seasonings, Salsas, Sauces, GiftsCornaby's, Salem, UT, 385-223-0027, www.cornabys.com
Jams, Honey, Syrups, Fruit Sauces, GiftsCounty Fair Foods, Arlington, TX, 817-265-0094, www.countyfairfoodsinc.net
Hot Sauce, Salsa, Ketchup, BBQ Sauce, GiftsCountry Ranch Foods, Marietta, GA, 888-653-5550, www.countryranchfoods.com
Jerkey, Sauces, Soups, Stews, IQF Meat, IQF Poultry,Crazy Uncle Jester's, Dayton, OH, 888-212-1519, www.crazyunclejester.com
BBQ Sauce, Hot Sauce, Dips, Dessert Sauce, Jelly, GiftsCreative Co-Packing, Deland, FL, 386-337-7175, www.creativecopacking.com
BBQ Sauce, Drink Mixers, Dry Rub, Honey, Hot Sauce, Jelly, Key Lime Juice, Marinade, Salad Dressing, Seasonings, SyrupsWing Sauce; We have the capability to take your recipe or your idea to a shelf ready product. With our lab and our industrial contract packing facility, we will develop a production formula, test for food safety, provide nutritional labels, help with package ideas, and provide final product to ship to your desired location. We take pride in helping you get your food packaged and onto the shelves. Our staff will walk you thru each step working with us as your food co-packer.Cold and hot fill capabilities Large and smallbatch manufacturer, FDA Approved, Florida Department Of Agriculture Inspected, Level 2 HACCP Approved (HazardAnalysis and Critical Control Points)Fresh From Florida member
Create-a Pack Foods Inc., Ixonia, WI, 262-567-6069, www.create-a-pack.com
Organic, Dry Mixes, Dressings, Marinades, Salsas, Oils, Beverages, SyrupsCroix Valley Foods, River Falls, WI, 612-756-4985, www.croixvalleyfoods.com
BBQ Sauces, Steak Sauce, Marinades, SeasoningsCrop Circle, Inc., Jamaica Plain, MA, 617-522-7900, www.cropcirclekitchen.org
SaucesCTTC Kitchen Incubator, Carbondale, PA, 570-282-1255, www.4cttc.org
Candy, Jellies, Sauces, Spreads, Salsas, Cookies, Dry MixesC Vision Foods, Colorado Springs, CO, 719-459-3308, www.visionfoodsllc.com
Salsas, pasta sauces, barbecue sauces, salad dressingsCustom Food Solutions, Louisville, KY, 800-767-2993, www.customfoodsolutions.com
Sauces, Soups, Salsas, Desserts, Dressings, Condiments, DipsCustom Ingredients, New Braunfels, TX,800-457-8935, www.customingredients.com
Sauces, Dips, Flour & Corn Tortillas, Seasonings, OrganicD&D Foods, Columbus, GA, 706-322-4507, www.foysbbq.com
BBQ Sauces, GiftsDaytona Flexible Packaging, Daytona Beach, FL, www.pouchfill.com
Spirits, Mixers, Juice, Fruit Purees, Sauces, Dressings, MarinadesDes Moines Sauce Company, Waukee, IA, 515-444-7839, www.dmsauce.com
Sauces, Soups, Chowders
Des Moines SauceCo. uses a smallbatch technique,allowing us to be responsive both to current trends and special custom orders,We are a small batch specialty sauce and food manufacturer located in Iowa. By using a small batch method, we can respond to current trends and custom requests. We strive to make sauces and products of the highest quality, whilekeeping dietary needs and your bottom line in mind.Dixie USA Inc., Tomball Texas, 800-233-3668, www.dixiediner.com
Dry Mixes, Nuts, CerealDenny Mikes, Westbrook, ME, 207-5915084, www.dennymikes.com
BBQ Sauces, SeasoningsDuke Foods, Greenville, SC, 864-991-8895, www.dukefoods.com
Salads, Spreads, Dips, Sauces, Dressings, Appetizers, Salsa, Frozen Desserts, Granola, SnacksE. Waldo Ward & Son Inc., Sierra Madre, CA, 626-355-1218, www.waldoward.com
Jelly, Preserves, MarmaladesEndorphin Farms, St. Augustine, FL, 904-824-2006, www.bottle-my-sauce.com
If you manufacture and market your own sauce, you probably are well aware of the headaches and problems associated with doing your own production. Things like:Sourcing ingredients, containers and labelsMaking sure ingredients are measured correctly in each batch, Dealing with Inspections from the health department and the FDAShipping and Production deadlines, Labor issues, Product Liability InsuranceHow would it be if all of the above problems and more could disappear from your life? Just think, having MORE TIME to SELL your product, putting MORE MONEY in your pocket, and helping you GROW YOUR BUSINESS! Let Endorphin Farms show you how using a qualified contract packer is the smart choice for your bottling needs! SAUCES
CO-PACKING FOODS OR BEVERAGES MADE SIMPLE. NO MINIMUMS. INSTANT PRICING. 51-DAY TURNAROUND.(The) Farm Bridge, Kingston, NY, 845-383-1761,www.thefarmbridge.com
Soups, Sauces, Fruit, VegetablesFarmer's Choice Food Brands, Media, PA, 610-499-9477, www.promotioninmotion.com
BBQ Sauces, Dressings, Salsa, Butters, PreservesFirst Commercial Kitchen, Waipahu, HI, 808-676-0880, www.firstcommercialkitchen.com
Salsas, Dressings, BBQ Sauces, Jams, Sauces, Butters, Sauces, Dry Mixes, SeasoningsFelbro Food Products, Los Angeles, CA, 323-936-5266 ext. 118, www.felbro.com
Beverages, Hot Chocolate, Juices, Mixers, Dressings, Marinades, Sauces, BBQ, Oriental, Pasta, Salad Dressings, Seasonings, Healthy Living, Dietary Supplements, Kosher, Powder Filling, Dry Mixes, Chocolate, Condiments, Dips, Salsas, Spreads, Soup MixesLiquid and Dry Blending Capabilities Felbro has over 75 years of experience manufacturing some of America's favorite food and beverage products. Capabilities include liquid hot and cold fill of shelf stable products and the blending and packaging of dry products such as powdered drink bases, seasonings, oatmeal and baking mixes. We offer a variety of liquid packaging options from 12 oz bottles to totes and dry mixes packed in canisters, flat pouches and grab-and-go cups. With complete R&D, QC/QA and production teams Felbro provides all the services you need from start to finish, product development, commercialization, compliance, and regulatory support. Benefits of working with Felbro include flexible minimums, SQF Level 2, Kosher and Organic certifications.
Flavor First Foods Inc., West Bridgewater, MA, 571-237-6145, http://gregorysilva.wix.com/flavor-first-foods
Soups, Sauces, Dessert Sauces, Dressings, SalsasFood for Thought, Honor, MI, 888-935-2748, www.foodforthought.net
Oils, Syrups, Salsas, Gifts, Organic, GiftsFoodies Urban Kitchen, Los Angeles CA, 310-433-6602, www.foodiesurbankitchen.com
Bakery, Beverages, Condiments, Dairy, Grains, Healthy Living, Meats, Oils, Sauces, VegetablesFoodies Urban Kitchen is a Los Angeles based co-packing facility that is on a mission to facilitate the growth of the specialty food trade in the local market. We specialize in the small scale artisanal brand that is looking to scale up. There is no recipe too complex for us. We have experience with raw food, dehydrated food, vegan, paleo, keto, fermented, gluten-free, you name it we have made it. From alternative proteins to functional foods to waste reduction; we work with companies that are tackling challenges and creating solutions that change the way we think about food.Food Service Specialties, Red Wing, MN, 800-657-0811, www.foodservicespecialties.com
Pasta Sauce, Pizza SauceFresca Foods, Louisville, CO, 303-996-8881, www.frescafoodsinc.com
Pasta Sauces, Soups, Food BarsGMB Specialty Foods, San Juan Capistranu, CA, 800-809-8298, www.gmbfoods.com
BBQ Sauces, Marinades, Dessert Sauces, Gluten Free, Healthy Lifestyle, Gifts, Pasta Sauce,DressingsGarden Creek Farms Kitchen, Challis, ID, 208-879-5868, www.gardencreekfarms.net
Soups, Sauces, Vegetables and Fruit, Jams and Jellies, Herbs, Organic, Gluten Free, Vegan, Non-GMOGarden Complements Inc., Kansas City, MO, 800-966-1091, www.gardencomplements.com
Sauces, Maranades, Dressings, Dips, CondimentsGedney Foods Co., Chaska, MN 888-244-0653, www.gedneyfoods.com
PicklesGehl Foods, Inc., Germantown, WI, 800-434-5713, www.gehlfoods.com
Yogurt, Cheese Sauce, Smoothies, PuddingsGeorgia Spice Co., Atlanta, GA, 800-453-9997, www.gaspiceco.com
Spices, Custom Blends, Marinades, Rubs, Dressings, SaucesGiovanni Foods, Syracuse, NY, 315-457-2373, www.giovannifoods.com
Pasta Sauce, Organic, Pizza Sauce, Salsa, Marinade, BBQ Sauce, No GMO', KosherGiraffe Food& Beverage Inc., Mississauga, ON, 866-234-4067, www.giraffefoods.com
Sauces, Dips, Dressings, Drink ConcentratesGlen Co-pack, Watkins Glen NY, 607-535-3549, www.glencopack.org
Glen Copack provides complete custom food manufacturing solutions for food entrepreneurs and startup companies working to bring their product to market. Our exceptional industry knowledge, commitment to quality, and premier fulfillment services make us a trusted business partner. We specialize in bottling acidified and low-acidified hot and cold foods as well as dry fill food packaging and labeling. Our kitchen and production areas are registered with the Federal Food and Drug Administration and licensed for food processing with the NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets.Golden West Specialty Foods, Brisbane, CA, 800-584-4481, www.gwfoods.com
Gluten Free, Asian, BBQ Sauces, Dresings, Marinades, Hot SaucesPasta Sauces, SalsasGolding Farms Foods, Winston-Salem, NC, 336-766-6161, www.goldingfarms.com
Dressings, Mustard, Honey, Molasses, BBQ Sauces, Asian Sauces, Syrups, Marinades, Seafood Sauces, RelishesGourmet Gardens, Rusk, TX, 800-755-2434, www.gourmet-gardens.com
Sauces, Dips, Salsas, Relish, Preserves, Butters, Syrups, Dressings, Pickled VegetablesGriffin Foods, Muskogee, OK, 800-866-6311, www.griffinfoods.com
Waffle Syrup, Strawberry PreservesGracie's Kitchen, New Haven, CT, 203-773-0795, www.gracieskitchen.com
Salad Dressings, Salsas, Pasta Sauce, Relish, BBQ Sauce, Marinades, Specialty Sauces, Fresh FruitGumpert's, Mississauga, ON, L5A4A9, 905-279-2600, www.gumpert.com
Bakery, Desserts, SaucesHalls Kitchen, Toronto, ON, 416-576-1823, www-hallskitchen.ca
Sauces, Soups, Stews, Gluten Free, Vegan, No Sugar Added, Salads, DipsHawaiian Chip Co., Honolulu HI, 808-845-9868, www.hawaiianchipcompany.com
Chips, BBQ Sauces, Hot Sauces, Salad DressingHeiden's Foods, Fullerton, CA, 888-443-4336, www.heidensfoods.com
Soup Bases, BBQ Sauces, Pasta Sauces, Salsas, Relishes, Dry MixesHeritage Specialty Foods, Dallas, TX, 503-252-1545, www.heritagespecialtyfoods.com
Soups, Sauces, MarinadesHeritage Food Co., Hephzibah, GA, 706-437-0000, www.heritagefoodcompany.com
Jams, Salsas, Pickles, Relishes, Honey, Dressings, BBQ Sauces, SyrupsHillside Orchard Farms, Tiger, GA, 866-782-4995, www.hillsideorchard.com
Sauces, Jams, JelliesHinkle Fine Foods, Dayton, OH, 937-836-3665, www.hinklefinefoods.com
Barbecue Sauces, Pasta Sauces, Wing Sauces, Jams, Jellies, Spreads, Salsas, Dry Mixes
We can help with product development.It’s all about getting the recipe to taste just the way you want it to, no matter how big a batch you need. We’re in our kitchen tinkering until everything is perfect. Honestly, it’s what we live to do. And no matter how hard you tickle us, we’ll keep all recipes confidential.Hot Wachulas, Bartow, FL, 863-602-0857, www.hotwachulas.com
Salsa, Hot SauceHouse of Thaller Inc., Knoxville, TN, 865-246-3538, www.houseofthaler.com
Hummus, Dips, Spreads, Sauces, Refrigerated Deli SaladsHouse of Webster Inc., Rogers, AR, 479-636-4640, www.houseofwebster.com
Preserves, Spreads, Relishes, Salsas, Butters, Pickled Vegetables, GiftsHoward's Foods Co-packing, Burnaby, BC, 604-922-3111, www.howardsfoodscopacking.com
Sauces, BBQ Sauces, MarinadesHudson Valley Co-Packing, Poughkeepsie, NY, 845-453-8303, www.hudsonvalley-copacking.com
Sauces, Frozen Entrees, Quiche, Soups, Cookies, Muffins, CakesIAM International, Lebanon, NJ, 908-713-9651, www.iaminternationalinc.com
Asian Sauces, Pasta Sauces, Salsas, Chutneys, Condiments, CookiesInter-American Products, Cincinnati, OH, 800-645-2233, www.interamericanproducts.com
Sauces, Condiments, Coffee, Cereal, Cheese, Ice Cream, Water, Snacks, Cookies, Salads, DipsIowa Choice Harvest, Marshalltown, IA LLC, 641-758-3100, www.iowachoiceharvest.com
Sauce Blending, Sauce Coating, Dry Mixing, Packaging, IQF Freezing,Italia Foods, Schaumburg, IL, 800-747-1109, www.italiafoods.com
Smoothies, frozen IQF, Sauce Chips, Frozen IQF Pasta, Sauces, Stuffed Pasta, Manucotti, LasagnaRTE Meals,JB's Best, Athens, GA, 866-589-6456, www.jbsauces.com
BBQ Sauces, Salsas, Bloody Mary Mix, Ketchup, Custom recipesLooking for custom products? Or have a recipe of your own you’d like to have bottled & sold as a private label item? Talk to us about possibilities.Discounts & freight, Freight is additional. There are volume buying discounts; please ask for details.Minimums, Minimum order is 6 cases per item; fewer is allowed with an additional charge per unit., LabelsWe can print your labels for you, or work with you to ensure your labels are FDA compliant, and apply them here as you order. Ask for details.JGS Beverage Group, Trenton, NJ, 516-851-9915, www.jgsbeveragegroup.com
Beverages, Gifts, Healthy Living, Meat, SaucesWe are a specialized team that takes your product to the supermarket shelf. Capable to formulate and adjust recipes, as well as regulatory paperwork (haacp, sp). Copacking is limited due to space and time.J&A Foods, New Holland, PA, 888-527-0061, www.jandafoods.com
Snack Mixes, Soups, Side Dishes, Dips, Dressings, Seasonings, Condiments, Salsas, SaucesJelco Foods LLC, Houston, TX, 281-794-4778, www.jelcofoods.com
BBQ Sauce, Rice Flour, Corn Meal, Marinades, Jalapenos, Pinto Beans, Packaging, Bottling, LabellingKajun Kettle Foods, New Orleans, LA, 800-331-9612, www.crawfishmonica.com
Sauces, Soups, Frozen Entrees, Dips, Side DishesKarlin Foods, Ashton, IL, 847-441-8330, www.karlinfoods.com
Dips, Dressings, Sauces, Rice Mixes, Doups, SeasoningsKarlsburger Foods, Monticello, MN, 800-383-6549, www.karlsburger.com
Seasonings, Soups, Sauces, OrganicKamuk, Cartago, Costa Rica, 506-2574-6203, www.kamukcr.com
Hot Sauce, Ketchup, Steak Sauce, BBQ Sauce, Mustard, Dressing, Kosher, OrganicOur Development & Research Department can duplicate almost any sauce on the market and develop new ones in record time.Kitchen Fusions, Pinellas Park, FL, 800-728-3704, www.mycopacker.com
Dry Mixes, Seasonings, Salt Free, GiftsKneppers Peppers, Harrisburg, PA, www.knepperspeppers.com
Hot SaucesKyleigh Farms, Chancellor, AL, 334-684-1404, www.kyleighfarms.com
Sauces, SpreadsLakeside Packing Co., Harrow Ontario, 519-738-2314, www.lakesidepacking.com
Pasta Sauces, Pickles, Salsa, Sauces, VegetablesLakeside Foods, Manitowoc, WI, 800-466-3834, www.lakesidefoods.com
Canned Vegetables, Frozen Vegetables, Organic Vegerables, Salsa, Sauces, Stews, ChilisLancaster Fine Foods, Lancaster, PA, 800-335-6663, www.lancasterfinefoods.com
Sauces, Syrups, Condiments, Dessert Sauces, Dressings, Gluten FreeLandmark Foods,Littleton, CO, 303-948-5070, www.landmarkfoods.net
Dried Fruit, Pickles, Oatmeal, Seasonings, Fruit Juices, Syrups, Sauces, OilsLeroux Creek, Hotchkiss, CO, 970-872-2256, www.lerouxcreek.com
Apple Sauces, Cherries, Organic PureeLi Destri Foods Inc., Fairport, NY, 201-944-1233, www.lidestrifoods.com
Sauces, Pesto, Soups, Salsas, Oils, Jams, Dips, CondimentsLollipop Tree, Portsmouth, NH, 800-842-6691, www.lollipoptree.com
Dry Mixes, Grilling Sauces, Jams, GiftsMad Will's Food Co., Auburn, CA, 888-275-9455, www.madwills.com
Dressings, SalsasMainline Foods LLC, Marietta, GA, 404-465-1100, www.mainlinefoods.com
Fresh, Frozen, RTE Foods including Bakery, Pastries, Deli Salads, Appetizers and much more.Mainline Foods is made up of a group of companies; 10+ person R&D Team, Robust Procurement Department, In-House Legal Team, QA Lab Services, Investment and Acquisition Company, Dedicated Marketing Department and World Class Manufacturing Plants. Our Sister Company is Mainline Aviation, a Full Service In-Flight Catering Company dedicated to boarding the highest quality products with exceptional service. Our Plants are SQF Level 2, USDA Certified, FDA Certified, Kosher, Medina AuditedMama Vida Inc., Randallstown, MD, 410-521-0742, www.mamavida.com
Salsas, Dips, Pasta Sauces, Mixers, Sauces, SoupsMankind Sauces, Show Low, AZ, www.mankindsauces.com
SaucesMarisa Foods, Long Beach, CA, 562-437-7775, www.marisafoods.com
Sausages, Meatballs, Pepperoni, SaucesMaud Borup, Plymouth, MN, 866-678-6283, www.maudboorup.com
Candy, Chocolate, Sauces, Spices, Snacks, Organic, Gluten Free, Holiday AssortmentsMilo's Co-Packing, Athens, OH, 866-589-6456, www.miloscopacking.com
Pasta Sauces, Salsas, BBQ Sauces, Preserves, Brusctetta, DressingsMizkan Americas, Mt. Prospect, IL, 847-590-0059, www.mizkan.com
Vinegars, Seasonings, DressingsMrs. Clark's Foods, Ankeny, IA, 800-736-5674, www.mrsclarks.com
Sauces, Dressings, Mayonnaise, Juices, MixersMullins Food Products, Broadview, IL, 708-344-3224, www.mullinsfood.com
Hot Sauces, Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Mustard, Dressings, Salsa,Mullins Food Products has the capabilities and high-speed equipment to meet all of your retail, foodservice or QSR packaging, needs. We offer a wide selection of sauce packaging options., Cups Portion control packets Mid-size pouches Bulk pouches Bag-in-box pouches Cryovac pouches Hot fill pouches Gallon jugs Pails Drums Bulk totesAre you looking for a product or packaging type you don’t see on our list? Talk to our team to see what we can do for you.MyCopacker.com, Pinellas Park, FL, 800-728-3704, www.mycopacker.com
Dips, Sauces, Spices, Herbal Seasonings, Desserts, Bread Mixes, Batters,NJ Kosher Kitchen, Dumont, NJ, 917-699-9502, www.njkosherkitchen.com
Sauces, Kosher, Beverages, JuicesNorthwest Gourmet Foods, Renton, WA, 425-793-5001, www.nwgourmetfoods.com
Dressings, Sauces, Mayonnaise, BBQ Sauce, SalsaNelson Farms, Cazenovia, NY, 315-655-8831, www.nelsonfarms.org
Snacks, Mixers, Sauces, Oils, Granola, Pasta, Salsa, Jams, CondimentsNational Food & Beverage, Dallas, TX, 214-905-9700, www.national-foods.com
Salsas, Sauces, Dressings, Dips, Oils, BBQ Sauces, Marinades, Ketchups, Relish, Mixers, Pasta SauceOl' Gringos, Mineral Wells, TX, 940-325-4275, www.olgringos.com
Hot Sauce, BBQ Sauces, Spices, Rubs, Gift Box SetsOregon Hill Farms, Saint Helens, OR, 503-397-2791, www.oregonhill.com
Mixers, No Sugar, Jams, Syrups, ButtersOriginal Juan Specialty Foods, Kansas City, KS, 800-568-8468, www.originaljuan.com
Sauces, Salsas, Hot Sauces, SnacksOverhill Farms, Vernon, CA, 800-859-6406, www.overhillfarms.com
Frozen Entrees, Sauces, Soups, MeatsPacific Northwest Co-Packing Co., Tualatin, OR, 503-427-2221, www.pnwcopacking.com
Bakery, Beverage, Candy, Chocolate, Desserts, Fruit, Gifts, Grains, Healthy Living, Seasonings, Snacks, VegetablesDry Seasonings - Spices - Herbs - Rubs - Flavorings - Tea - Coffee - Dry mixes - Powders - Flours - Sugars - Salts - Chocolate Chips - Cocoa - Grains - Rice - Nuts - Trail Mix - Candies - Popcorn - Sprinkles - Toppings - Dried Fruit - Dried Vegetables - Many More! PNW Co-Packing is a DRY ingredient co-packer specializing in small sized packaging, ranging from 1/8 tsp (.4 grams) up to about 9 oz. Low minimums, quick turn-around times. Image printing capabilities including logo and text. Kosher, Organic, Gluten-Free capabilities. Woman Owned and Operated Company.Pacific Choice, Fresno, CA, 559-237-5583, www.pcbrands.com
Sauces, Salsas' Vegetables, Organic, KosherPacific Harvest Products, Bellevue, WA, 425-401-7990, www.pacifichp.com
Dressings, Sauces, SeasoningsPalmieri Foods, New Haven, CT, 800-845-5447, www.palmierifoods.com
Pasta Sauces, Salsas, BBQ Sauces, MarinadesPalmetto Canning, Palmetto, FL, 941-722-1100, www.palmettocanning.com
Sauces, Salsas, Dessert Toppings, JuicesPalace Foods, Reading, PA, 610-939-0631, www.palacefoodsinc.com
High Volume, Low Volume, Ghee, Pasteurization, Cold Fill Hot FillPanorama Foods, Lynn, MA,781-592-1069, www.panoramafoods.com
Dry MixesParadigm Foodworks, Lake Oswego, OR, 503-595-4360, www.paradigmfoodworks.com
Sauces, Salsas, Meats, Snacks, Chocolates, Candy, Dessert sauces, DressingsJams, Jellies, Mustard, Pasta Sauce, Vinegar, SnacksPearlco, Canton, MA, 888-821-1010, www.saratogadressings.com
Dressings, Sauces, Spreads, Dips, MarinadesPellegrino Foods, Warren, PA, 814-723-3402, www.pellegrinofoods.com
Pasta Sauces, Frozen EntreesPellicano's Specialty Foods, Buffalo, NY, 716-822-2366, www.pellicanos.com
Sauces, Dressings, Condiments, Pasta SaucesPemberton’s Gourmet Foods, Gray, ME, 800-255-8401, www.pembertonsgourmet.com
Sauces, Salsas, Pestos, Pasta Sauces, Dessert SaucesPeppers Unlimited of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA, 337-394-8035, www.peppersunlimitedofla.com
Cajun Sauces, Steak Sauces, BBQ Sauces, MarinadesPlenus Group, Lowell, MA, 800-970-3832, www.pgifoods.com
Soups, Sauces, Frozen EntreesPatter Fam Sauces, Wheelersburg, OH, 740-352-2008, www.patterfamsauces.com
BBQ Sauces, Hot SaucesPremier Foods LLC, Santa Fe Springs, CA, 562-944-9044, www.premierfoodsllc.com
Sauces, dressings, oils, vinegars, marinades and honeyOur services and capabilities include: Hot and Cold Fill; Glass and Plastic containers; pH and non-pH controlled products; Nutritional Labeling and Ingredient Statements. In both our Private Label and Contract Packaging programs Premier Foods can provide clients with bottle selection as well as with label design and label printing references.Our certifications include: SQF, FDA, GMP, Organic, Kosher and HACCP – and we offer small minimum runs. Founded in 2004 Premier Foods LLC is located in Santa Fe Springs, CA.Premier Packaging Partners, Waterbury, CT, 203-437-8148, Im@ppp-foods.com
Olive Oil, Vinegar, Dressings, Hot Sauces, Mixers, Fermented, Pickled, Jams, Honey,Maple Syrup, Pepper RelishPrivate Label Foods, Rochester, NY, 585-254-9205, www.privatelabelfoods.com
BBQ Sauce, Pasta Sauce, Salsa, Hot Sauce, Marinades, DressingsHot Sauce Depot, Keller, TX, 817-750-2739, www.private-label-hot-sauce.com
Hot SauceRadich Bor-do-lay Inc, Folsom, CA, 800-995-8349, www.bordolay.com
Marinades, SaucesRalcorp, St. Louis, MO, 314-877-7930, www.ralcorpsnackssaucesandspreads.com
Sauces, Snacks, Frozen Entrees, OilsReid's Foods, Gurnee, IL, 888-295-8478, www.reidfoods.com
Jams, Dessert Toppings, Salsas, Soups, Pasta, Pasta Sauces, Spreads, DipsRed Gold Inc., Elwood, IN, 866-729-7187, www.redgoldfoods.com
Tomato Sauce, Tomato Paste, Pizza Sauce, Ketchup, Tomato Juice, Cocktail Sauce, Chili Sauce, Pasta Sauce, Salsa, Taco Sauce, Enchilada Sauce, Retort (Canning)Riba Foods Inc., Houston, TX, 713-975-7001, www.ribafoods.com
Salsas, Dips, Sauces, Mixers, Dressings, Honey, SeasoningsRicardo Food Group, New York, NY, 212-461-2163, www.ricardofoodgroup.com
Ricardo Food Group is a sourcing company for all your Co Packing & Private Label needs. We have formed alliances with 324 US base food, beverage & bakery manufacturing facilities. Ricardo Food Group is an advisory firm made up of Manufacturing & Production Expert Consultants in the food, bakery and beverage industry. Serving as consultants to businesses regarding partnerships, investors, mergers, performance base equity and acquisitions, leveraged and management buyouts, debt restructuring, capital firm investments, entrepreneur’s investment, & commercial bank investments.Please connect with me on LinkedIn Ricardo Cordero.Rising Sun Farms, Phoenix, OR, 800-888-0795, www.risingsunfarms.com
Cheese, Dips, PestosRiver Run Foods, Northumberland, PA, 570-701-1192, www.riverrunfoods.com
Sauces, Salsas, CondimentsRosa Food Products, Philadelphia, PA, 215-467-2214, www.rosafoods.com
Mustard, Tuna, Cookies, Candy, Vegetables, Oils, PastaSVB Copacking, Martinsburg, WV, 304-267-8500, www.svbfoods.com
Dressings, Sauces, Dips, Marinades ,Sauces,We specialize in manufacturing wet condiments such as dressings and sauces. The products we make are distributed by our customers and retailed at warehouse club stores, independent supermarkets, grocery chains, discount department stores, and convenience stores. We can develop recipes or scale an existing recipe to industrial size batching. We pack product in various containers: small retail pack, large retail pack, club multi-pack, gift pack, and food service. We can pack in various styles of both glass and plastic bottles
Our goal is to provide valuable solutions for our customers and to support the success of their respective brands. We look at process revisions to assure product safety and shelf stability. We can assist with formula changes for taste improvements or cost reductions. Please contact us if you would like to have a product consultation.Sal & Judy's Products, Slidell, LA, 800-588-1870, www.salandjudys.com
Sauces, Dressings, GiftsSauce Crafters, Riviera Beach, FL, 888-477-2823, www.saucecrafters.com
BBQ Sauces, Pasta Sauces, Hot Sauces, GiftsSauceology Group, 727-389-3774, www.thesauceologygroup.com
Seasonings, Rubs, Hot Sauces, Marinades, Dressings, Pasta Sauces,Savoie's Foods, Opelousas LA, 337-942-7241, www.savoiesfoods.com
Sauces, Sausages, Smoked SeafoodSchlotterbeck & Foss, Portland, ME, 207-772-4666, www.schlotterbeck-foss.com
Chutneys, Condiments, Dressings, Butters, Spreads, Salsas, SaucesSerenity Farms, Hoboken, GA, 912-550-6492, www.hogwallerbbq.com
Sauces, SeasoningsSignature Sauces, Independence, OH, 216-642-4605, Ext., 16, www.signaturesauces.com
Chef driven recipes- pasta sauce, pizza sauce, salad dressing, BBQ, soup and condiments
Signature Sauces is a proprietary food manufacturing facility & private label contract packager in Ohio serving the Midwest. We specialize in pasta sauce, pizza sauce, salad dressing, BBQ, soup and condiments. Our knowledge of the food-service industry and customer brand allows us to develop products around functionality and custom tailor to your restaurant. We create innovative flavors and trends in our on-site culinary kitchen, led by our chefs and supported by food science. Our passion for results and customer focus supports your recipe from production to plate. We are a SQF level 2 certified facility and USDA & FDA inspected. We collaborate with many corporate chefs nationally to ensure food safety, quality, and consistency are upheld at each location.Silver Spring, Eau Claire, WI, 800-826-7322, www.silverspringfoods.com
Sauces, Mustards, Horseradish, Cocktail SauceSilver State Foods, Denver,800-423-3351, www.silverstatefoods.com
Pasta SaucesSokol Custom Food Ingredients, Countryside, IL, 800-328-7656, www.sokolcustomfoods.com
Custom Sweet & Savory Sauces, Fruit Fillings, Nut Butters, Portion Packaging, Bulk PackagingSolana Gold Organics, Sebastapool, CA, 707-829-1121, www.solanagold.com
Vinegars, Apple Sauce, JuicesSouthern Classic Food Group, Brundidge, AL, 334-735-3400, www.southernclassicfood.com
Dressings, Vinegar, Mayonnaise, BBQ Sauce, Syrup, MustardSouthern Flavoring Company Inc., Bedford, VA, 540-586-8565, www.southernflavoring.com
Seasonings, Oils, Sauces, Salsas, Extracts, Flavorings, GiftsSpicin Foods, Kansas City, KS, 800-568-8468, www.spicinfoods.com
BBQ Sauces, Dips, Spreads, Hot Sauces, Salsa, Gluten Free, VeganFor over twenty years, Spicin Foods (formerly Original Juan) has been committed to developing and producing innovative and delicious high-quality products for our own brands as well as our co-pack and private label partners. Today, our award-winning products are available in retail locations and restaurants worldwide.Stagecoach Sauces, Palatka, FL, 386-328-6330, www.stagecoachsauces.com
BBQ Sauces, Steak Sauces, Hot Sauce, Cocktail Sauce, Ketchup,Marinades, Dressings, SyrupsPRODUCT FORMULATION ASSISTANCE, PACKAGE DESIGN CONSULTATION, COMPLETE NUTRITIONAL ANALYSISIN-HOUSE LABELING PROVIDED, FDA & DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE INSPECTIONS, INK JET CODING ON ALL PRODUCTSINVENTORY CONTROL, TAMPER EVIDENT SEALING, SHRINK WRAPPING, BAR CODESStello Foods Inc., Punxsutawney, PA, 800-849-4599, www.stellofoods.com
Sauces, Sauces, Ketchups, Mustards, Relishes, MarinadesSteuben Foods Inc., Elma, NY, 716-655-4000, www.steubenfoods.com
Milk, Yogurt, Energy Drinks, Sauces, SoupsStone Gate Foods, Shakopee, MN, 952-215-0475, www.stonegate-foods.com
Frozen Foods, Pizza, Appetizers, Desserts, Fruits, Vegetables, Meats, SnacksFrom large-scale ongoing orders to relatively small batches, Stone Gate Foods has the facility and the know-how to get your food product developed, manufactured, packaged and shipped. Our unique capabilities of hands-on production, automation and strict supervision of the manufacturing process help keep your business moving: / 40,000 square-foot facility / High-labor products capabilities / Packaging & bottling capabilities / State-of-the-art refrigeration and freezer storage / Warehousing facilities / On-site test kitchen and product development team / Management-owned / Experienced leadership team / Centrally located only 20 minutes from Minneapolis, MN We are inspected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and meet its high standards for quality assurance. Stone Gate's management is committed to the food safety standards of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulations, and is Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 2 certified.Subco Foods, West Chicago, IL, 630-231-0003, www.subcofoods.com
Subco Foods Inc. is uniquely suited to produce any dry and liquid food products, such as Hot Cocoa, Cappuccino Mixes, Drink Mixes, Coffee Creamers, Flavored Syrup, Coffee Syrup, Pancake Syrups, Bloody Mary Mixes, Sauces, Mouthwash and various types of Herbs in pouches, jars and composite cans, etc. Blending Pouching Cartoning Bottle Filling Jar FillingAIB Supervised Kosher Approved Can Filling Bulk Filling Private Label Net Weight Scale OverwrappingSecondary PackagingSummer Garden Food Mfg., Boardman, OH, 330-965-8455, www.summergardenfood.com
Pasta Sauce, Meat Sauce, Seafood Sauce, Salsa, BBQ Sauces, Soups, MarinadesSunbelt Packaging Company, Decatur, GA, 513-708-2319, www.sunbeltpackagingco.com
Condiments, Sauces, SeasoningsReasonable minimums (60 gal for sauces, 250# for custom seasoning blends)Specialize in working with startups Turn key copackerSunny Dell Foods Inc., Oxford, PA, 610,932-5164, www.sunnydell.com
Salsas, Relishes, VegetablesSweet Creek Foods, Elmira, OR, 541-935-1615, www.sweetcreekfoods.com
Sauces, Pickles, Salsas, Relishes, Tuna, Fruit Spreads, ApplesauceTerra Foods, Phoenix, OR, 541-535-8331, www.terrafoods.ca
Pasta Sauce, Bars, Chocolate, Breads, CandyTexaFrance Inc., Round Rock, TX, 512-246-2500, www.texafrance.com
Chutney, Jelly, Condiments, Fat Free Dressings, Sauces, SalsasThe Sauceology Group Inc., Clearwater, FL, 727-389-3774, www.thesauceologygroup.com
Acidified & Acid Food Products, Dry Spice Blending, BBQ Sauces, Condiments, Dry MixesMarinades, Salad Dressings, Sauces, SeasoningsTone Products, Melrose Park, IL, 800-536-8662, www.toneproducts.com
Energy Drinks, Sauces, Salsas, Mixers, Juice ConcentratesTulkoff Food Products, Baltimore, MD, 410-864-0541, www.tulkoff.com
Horseradish, Dressings, Sauces, Spreads, Cocktail SaucUltimate Foods, New Haven, CT, 203-469-4014, www.ultimatefoods.net
Sauces, Marinades, Pasta SaucesUnited Foods International, Hayward, CA, 510-264-5850, www.ufiusa.com
Sauces, Soups, Marinades, Dry Powders, Asian SaucesVan Law Food Products, Fullerton, CA, 714-870-9091, www.vanlaw.com
Sauces, Dressings, Marinades, Juices, Bar Mixes, Pasta Sauce, Pasta, Organic, KosherVermont Kale Chips, VT, www.vermontkalechips.com
Beverages, Healthy Living, Fruit, Sauces, Juices, CondimentsWe have our own cold pressed juice company and work with all fruits and vegetable related foods. We can handle early stage R&D up to copack - contract manufacturing your product. We can customize your products for large or small co-packing runs. We produce a line and our partners can assist to increase capacity your specific manufacturing requirements. Our juice company can do juice or smoothies requiring nut milk especially almond mylks as well as oats and cashews.Victory's Kitchen, Toronto Ontario, 416-766-5848, www.victoryskitchen.com
Soups, Stews, Salsa, Sauces, Dips, Marinades, Chili, FillingsVillage Green Foods, Irvine, CA, 949-261-0111, www.villagegreenfoods.com
Soup, Sauce, Dressing, Filling, Marinades, SpreadsVision Foods, Colorado Springs, CO, 719-459-3308, www.visionfoodsllc.com
SaucesWaco Bottling, Waco, TX, 254-300-1366, www.wacobottling.com
Beverages, sauces, dry rubs, dressings, and more. Bag-n-box, portion packaging, and hot & cold bottle filling, SaucesWade Bottling, Romer, GA, 706-844-6876, www.wadebottling.com
BBQ SauceWest Coast Co-Packer, Salem, OR, 702-273-9714, www.westcoastcopacker.com
BBQ Sauces, Cocktail Sauce, Hot Sauces, Marinades, Oriental, Pasta SaucesSpecializing in gourmet, organic, and all-natural products. Hot and cold fill production and in-house formulation. Capabilities to fill from sachet packets to various shapes and sizes of plastic or glass bottles along with many labeling options.Western Mass Food Processing Center, Greenfield, MA, 413-774-7204, www.fccdc.org
Sauces, Dressings, RelishesWinona Foods, Green Bay, WI, 920-662-2184, www.winonafoods.com
Cheese Spreads, Portion Control Sauces, Bulk Sauces, Dips, DressingsW.N. Foods, Hayward, CA, 510-487-8877, www.wnfoods.com
Asian SaucesWright Foods, Troy, NC, 877-974-4480, www.wrightfoods.com
Sauces, Fruit Products, Vegetable Purees, JuicesYoshida Foods, Portland, OR, 503-872-8450, www.yoshidsfoods.com
Hot Fill Co-Packing, Cold Fill Co-Packing, High End Beverages, Specialty SaucesFor over 30 years, Yoshida Foods has been producing and meeting market demand for a variety of world-renowned sauces and beverage products. Production at this level at this length of time has caused us to create an optimal system for efficient, high-volume delivery of these products. We offer this same level of service to companies needing co-packing services in Portland, Oregon.
Saddleback recently had a meeting with Meijer to discuss selling our BBQ Sauce in their stores. Retailers want your product to make strong business sense and to feel an emotional connection with your product before putting it on their shelves. A strong pitch can help deliver on both counts, and it is important to remember a few key strategies to incorporate into your presentation.
As Meijer did with Saddleback, It is likely that the retailer will send you a number of different requirements to meet, and probably some spreadsheets and/or documents for you to fill out and bring to the meeting. It is imperative that you complete any documentation the retailer asks for, and to forget any would put you at a strong disadvantage up front. After you assemble what the retailer asks for, it is time to start filling out the rest of your presentation.
The more data you compile the better, and the numbers are critically important. At the end of the day, even if the retailer loves the story of your business, connects with the presenter and appreciates your product, if the numbers don’t work then your product isn’t going into their stores. The data sets that will likely be of utmost importance in this presentation are the following:
- Those in connection with velocity and productivity (see What You Need to Know To Get Your Products Into Meijer).
- Data concerning the price comparison to other similar products in the retailer’s stores.
- Gross margins for the retailer.
- If your product has connections with popular consumer trends, this should be presented as well.
While there certainly might be other numbers the retailer will want to see, those mentioned above should always be included.
The retailer should walk away from the presentation knowing the identity of your business and how that identity is expressed through the product you’re selling. Have slides covering the following background information in connection with your business:
- Information about your product that demonstrates it is unique.
- Any notable marketing campaigns or public recognition.
- Successful promotions you have ran and any you plan to run with the retailer.
- Space to sales, or the amount of space your product will take up on their shelves and the reasoning behind your product’s packaging size.
- If you can do so honestly, a statement about limited debt of the company and ability to meet any increasing production demands.
How to order the information included in this blog is an interesting question, with arguments running both ways. For Saddleback, we believe the numbers should be the last thing the presenter sees as it will ultimately make or break the deal. The retailer should walk away from the meeting with a strong understanding of why your product makes sound business sense. However, everyone’s business is different, and exactly how you deliver the final presentation should be adjusted to fit your style. Whatever has you presenting in a smooth and confident manner while effectively covering accurate information is the strategic path you should pursue.
Here at Saddleback, we sell our BBQ sauce locally and have had discussions with Meijer to get our products into their stores. Many local businesses have similar desires, but getting into such a retailer comes with challenges. Meijer is concerned with two critical factors in determining whether to take on a new product: velocity and productivity.Velocity:
Velocity in a retail setting is generally defined as the rate of sales that a brand or SKU achieves through a store, group of stores or market area over a defined period of time:
V = Sales per Time Period / Unit-of-Distribution
Velocity is all about how fast your product sells, which is of major importance to a large retailer like Meijer. A strong velocity shows a retailer that your existing base of stores is experiencing growth, and instills confidence that your product will sell similarly in their store. Here’s an example of how it works:
Let’s say a particular retailer is interested in your weekly velocity, or number of units sold per week per store. Assume further that you have sold 12,500 units over 6 months across 25 stores.
- Start by calculating units per year: 2 * (12,500 units) = 25,000 units per year
- Next, get your weekly sales: 25,000 units / 52 weeks = 480.77 units per week
- Finally, divide this number by the total number of stores: 480.77 / 25 =19.23
- Velocity = 19.23 units per week per store
A high and increasing velocity is a sign of brand strength, and demonstrates to a retailer that you’re gaining new customers, obtaining repeat purchases, and that your product makes overall business sense.
Productivity in a retail setting is generally measured by multiplying the total sales of a particular product by that product’s price:
P = Total Sales * Retail Price
Productivity is all about the value of the product you're selling - customers want it and will pay a high price for it. From a retailer’s perspective, while they want your product to have a high velocity and sell quickly, they also want to maximize their margins and profits. Combine a high rate of productivity with a high velocity and you are a large retailer’s dream come true. Building off the example above, here is how productivity can make or break your product:
Let’s assume, as above, we have a product with a velocity of 19 units per week per store. At 25 stores, this is 475 total units per week on average. The weekly productivity of these total sales will depend on price:
- The product retail price is $1.99: P = 475 * $2.50 = $945.25
- The product retail price is $24.99: P = 475 * $24.99 = $11,870.25
- The product retail price is $99.99: P = 475 * $99.99 = $47,495.25
One sees quickly how pricing can significantly affect the productivity rate. That is why it is important to be thinking not only about selling quickly, but selling a high-quality product that is going to bring in meaningful dollars to the retailer.
The bottom line is that both factors are of equal importance. If you are a business trying to grow a product, your goal should be to get into as many retailers as you can, with an end goal of getting into a large-scale retailer. Any major retailer is going to care deeply about velocity and productivity, so understand these factors well and prepare substantial data on them in advance of any meeting with a retailer.
How a $0.61 increase in the cost of production leads to a nearly $2.50 increase for consumers.
The company that manufactures our BBQ Sauce is raising our costs by over 20%. Why? Inflationary pressures: prices are rapidly rising for shipping, ingredients, plastics, and glass. We do not fault our manufacturer. We are experiencing the same forces in our restaurants. BUT If something doesn’t change, it could mean our BBQ sauces are too expensive for retailers.
Each time a retail product changes hands, the price goes up. We’ll use actual costs from our experiences to demonstrate how this works.
Old Pricing - We purchase the sauce for $1.93/Bottle (including Shipping and Label) > We sell it to a Distributor for $3.38 > The Distributor sells it to the Retailer for $4.19 > The Retailer sells it on their shelves for $5.99
New Pricing (same margins) - We purchase the sauce for $2.54/Bottle > We sell to the Distributor for $4.45 > the Distributor sells to Retailer for $5.52 > the Retailer sells it on their shelves for $8.49!!
This $0.61 increase at production leads to a $2.50 increase for you, the consumer.
We hope this demonstrates how fragile pricing is, and how rapidly prices can change. A seemingly insignificant rise in the cost of production leads to a dramatic increase in the final price for the consumer.
We’re currently working to figure out solutions. Any tips, information, or ideas are encouraged.
Saddleback BBQ is excited to announce that it will be offering our customers a variety of Black Friday and Cyber Week Deals! Here are the details:
Black Friday - Codes Valid Through November 26th Only
- BOGO Sauce
- Buy a bottle of one our signature BBQ sauces and get a second bottle for free!
- Choose between our Sweet & Savory and Michigan Mustard.
- No limit on how many times you can use this code.
- BOGO 50% Apparel
- Buy one of our pieces of Saddleback apparel and get a second for piece 50% off.
- No limit on how many times a customer may use this code.
- Brisket Class
- Get 35% off a Brisket Class with Saddleback Matt.
Cyber Week - Codes Valid Nov. 29th - Dec. 5 Only
- Spend $25, get 15% off.
- Applicable to all BBQ Products.
- Spend $40, get 20% off.
- Applicable to all BBQ Products.
- Spend $60, get 25% off.
- Applicable to all BBQ Products.
- Spend $75, get 30% off.
- Applicable to all BBQ Products.
- There is no limit on how many times customers may use these codes.
Darrell’s Market in Mason recently expressed interest in a display shelf for our sauces. Our talented employee, Jacob Spare, was up to the task. He has this beauty finished in no time!
Make sure to check this out next time you visit Darrell’s.
Say hello to our sauces newest home, Gorman’s Food Market in Lansing!
Thank you to everyone over at Gorman’s for being so accommodating.
Which local store should we check out next?
Our sauces are now on the shelves of three Gordon Food Service stores! If you’ve been following our page for any time, you know getting our products into a national retailer has been one of our biggest goals. This is our first major breakthrough! There’s a chance if all goes well we could be on the shelves of GFS stores across the country.
We have a 60-90 day trial period to prove there’s demand for our BBQ Sauces. This means in the coming months if you purchase a bottle of sauce from GFS, not only will you be buying a delicious product, you will also be helping us attempt to achieve our goals.
Our mission is to display that Midwest BBQ is as good or better than any other barbeque. That is why we so prominently display the map of Michigan on each of our bottles. We want people everywhere to notice the prominence of Michigan’s BBQ scene.
Thank you, everyone, fingers crossed.
The addresses of the three GFS stores we’re in:
5912 W Saginaw Hwy, Lansing, MI 48917
454 E Edgewood Blvd, Lansing, MI 48911
1851 Newman Rd, Okemos, MI 48864
Buy any two bottles of Saddleback sauce and receive a $5.99 credit to use at either saddleback location!
To redeem the the credit, take a photo of our receipt and go to this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfovh-_Ntklp3LTALyZOyDNNU5zA7A_KMf08HqtazcdVzdPZg/viewform
(this rebate has now expired)
2021 Event Schedule DATE: Sunday, July 18th CLASS: Brisket School Saddleback Owner, Matt Gillett, shares his knowledge on smoking brisket MENU: Brisket, Baby Back Ribs, off-menu items LOCATION: Undecided, dependent on the number of participants. TIME: Undecided PRICE: $215 TICKETS: Order Now! To order, click the link, select May 22nd for the date, look under "BBQ Products"
DATE: Saturday, May 8th CLASS: Saddleback BBQ School Saddleback Owner, Matt Gillett, goes over his BBQ philosophy while serving plenty of BBQ food MENU: Baby Back Ribs, Brisket, a Platter of off-menu items LOCATION: Saddleback Okemos - Butchers Room TIME: 11:00am - 1:00pm PRICE: $215 TICKETS: Order Now! To order, click the link, select May 8th for the date, look under "BBQ Products"
DATE: Saturday, May 22nd CLASS: Brisket School Saddleback Owner, Matt Gillett, shares his knowledge on smoking brisket MENU: Brisket (Pellet Smoker & Reverse Flow), Baby Back Ribs, and a platter of off-menu items LOCATION: Saddleback Okemos - Butchers Room TIME: 11:00am - 1:00pm PRICE: $215 TICKETS: Order Now! To order, click the link, select May 22nd for the date, look under "BBQ Products"
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Meater+ Bluetooth Thermometers
Saddleback recently started selling these thermometers! We choose to go with Meater for a few reasons. Bluetooth thermometers are quickly taking over in the world of thermometers. They’re easy to use, you can check the temp of whatever you’re cooking right from your phone, and they have specific settings for almost every meat you could think of.
- 165ft of Range
- Easy Bluetooth Connection
- Internal Temp.
- Ambient Temp.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are my MEATER probes dishwasher safe?
Yes. We have been testing and have found no issues with durability or safety when it comes to putting your MEATER probes in a dishwasher.
We still recommend hand washing your probes to get rid of any stubborn debris.
Can MEATER function as a deep fry or candy thermometer?
MEATER should not be used as a deep fry or candy thermometer. This will damage the probe and void its warranty.
Should I be worried that my MEATER probe keeps disconnecting?
The MEATER probe uses Bluetooth to communicate to either your smart device, MEATER+ charger or MEATER Block.
With all wireless technology, but especially with Bluetooth, there are limitations on the range, especially if you are cooking with heavily insulated cooking appliances.
You should be able to get a minimum of 10ft from your probe in the open air, but certain smokers / grills and ovens (the thicker the material and the fewer gaps for the signal to escape) will cause range to decrease.
If you find that your MEATER probe is disconnecting, don’t worry, the MEATER app has been built to handle all types of disconnections, which means, when you do reconnect your cook will update, and carry on as normal.
Towards the end of your cook, we recommend keeping the connection active so you don’t miss any important notifications.
Why is my MEATER probe no longer connecting?
If you have used your MEATER Probe before, making sure the square metal end is clean is very important, as this is where the probe makes contact for charging.
Residue and grime from previous cooks may even look barely visible, which means that your probe may not have been charging since your last cook.
We recommend mixing some baking soda and vinegar on a sponge to give the ambient square end a good clean after every cook.
On the charging base itself, you could also see a build up of dirt or soot on the silver spring, which can impact the charger from properly connecting to the probe. It is advisable to give that silver spring a clean as well.
If you are still having trouble, we recommend restarting your mobile phone or tablet and making sure no other household devices are connected to your MEATER Probe.
Double check permissions:
iOS: From the Settings menu on your device, navigate to Privacy > Bluetooth and ensure that the toggle next to MEATER is switched on.
Android: From the Settings menu on your device, navigate to Apps > MEATER > Permissions and make sure that location permissions are enabled specifically for the app.
If you’re using a Samsung Galaxy device specifically, navigate to Settings > Biometrics and Security and check that Location/Find My Phone is turned on.
Why is my MEATER+ charger just flashing red when I take out the probe?
When your MEATER+ charger starts to blink red, it means that it has lost its Bluetooth connection to its probe.
Due to recent changes in the app, you might notice that when you remove your probe from the MEATER+ charger, it starts blinking red straight away, but appears as connected within the app itself.
Don’t worry, your MEATER+ is not broken. This just means that your probe found a stronger connection with your smart device. Once your smart device is no longer in range of the probe, your MEATER+ charger will automatically take the connection.
To avoid this, remove the probe from the MEATER+ charger before you open the app. This way it will blink green from the start.
Blinking red and not showing as online either way?
Your probe might not have charged properly. We recommend scrubbing the contact points before leaving in the charger to charge properly. You can find more information here.
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