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Lakeside Foods Expanding Foodservice, National Account Sales Focus

Manitowoc, Wis. (Dec. 18, 2018) – Lakeside Foods Inc. announces the addition of an industry veteran as part of its strategic plan to grow its foodservice and national account business. Reagan Russell will join Lakeside in January as Vice President of Foodservice Sales. Russell brings 16 years of foodservice sales experience in the packaged vegetable read the rest…

Sysco Honors Lakeside Foods with Gold Supplier Award

Manitowoc-based food processor earns top award in frozen/canned fruit & vegetable category Manitowoc, Wis. (Nov. 2, 2018) – Lakeside Foods Inc. won Sysco’s Gold Supplier Excellence Award in the frozen/canned fruit & vegetable category at the food service giant’s supplier recognition event in Houston this week. Sysco annually recognizes suppliers who meet or exceed its read the rest…

Lakeside Foods named to Wisconsin 75

Manitowoc-based food processor ranks #45 of largest closely held companies in Wisconsin Manitowoc, Wis. (Oct. 10, 2018) – Lakeside Foods, Inc. has been recognized at the annual Wisconsin 75 event as one of the largest closely held companies in the state. The company was founded in Manitowoc in 1887 and today has 13 food processing read the rest…

SER!OUS BEAN CO Revolutionizes Canned Beans with Bold Flavors, Natural Ingredients

Meijer, Other Retailers Launch Multiple Varieties, including Dr Pepper®-Flavored Beans Manitowoc, Wis. (September 10, 2018) – SER!OUS BEAN CO excites consumers and retailers alike with its flavorful twists on traditional baked beans.  Each flavor is crafted with the highest quality natural ingredients and the best beans from America’s Heartland. New this month, several regional chains read the rest…

Lakeside Foods Breaks Ground on Facility Expansion

$40 million investment will expand frozen vegetable packaging capacity, add skilled jobs. Manitowoc, Wis. (July 19, 2018) – Lakeside Foods, Inc. broke ground Wednesday on a 100,000-square-foot addition to its Manitowoc packaging facility, joined by city officials and economic development representatives. The $40 million project will expand the facility’s frozen warehouse and refrigerated packaging space read the rest…

Lakeside Foods Inc. Acquires Riverside Foods

Manitowoc, Wis. (April 6, 2018) — Lakeside Foods, Inc. today announced that it has acquired Riverside Foods, an innovator in frozen appetizers and seafood. As part of the agreement, Riverside Foods will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Lakeside Foods. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Riverside, based in Two Rivers, WI, is a read the rest…

Packaging Facility Expansion

Lakeside Foods, Inc. has announced its intent to invest over $40 million in the expansion of its current packaging facility located at 1601 S. 30th Street, Manitowoc. The planned expansion would include a 100,000 sq. ft. addition. The new space would consist of an expanded frozen warehouse and increased refrigerated packaging space for its operations. read the rest…

130th Anniversary

It’s our 130th anniversary! We wish to thank our customers who stopped by and helped us celebrate our 130th anniversary celebration at the PLMA trade show in Rosemont, IL! It is an amazing milestone for a family-owned company.

Private Label Purchase Habits

Chicago-based CPG market research company IRI just released a study showing consumers still turning to private label products in a stable economy. Two-thirds of consumers plan to purchase private label more frequently in the coming six months. Among Millennials and lower-earning shoppers, three-quarters expect to buy more private label solutions during that time frame. The read the rest…