Hanover Foods makes foods hand over fist. The company makes more
than 40 million cases of prepared food each year and boasts a vast
portfolio of products. It makes and markets canned and frozen
vegetables, canned and fresh soups, frozen entrees, fresh produce,
soft pretzels, potato chips, desserts, and fresh deli foods, such
as pasta and potato salad. Hanover Foods sells its products under
the Aunt Kitty's, Bickel's, Myers, Hanover, BeanEssentials, Wege,
Troyer Farms, Spring Glen Fresh Foods, and Sunsprout brand names.
Nationwide, the company caters to several customer types, including
those in the retail, foodservice, fresh home meal replacement,
private label, military, club store, and industrial markets.
The company has become one of the nation's largest
fully-integrated independent food processors. As part of its
business, Hanover Foods owns factory outlet stores for its Hanover,
Spring Glen, and Bickel's brands in Pennsylvania and an outlet
store for its Aunt Kitty's canned vegetable and soup products in
New Jersey. More recently, Hanover Foods has extended its reach to
California, where it operates a tomato plant, to make its tomato
paste more efficiently.
Hanover Foods maintains a headquarters office, canning plant,
and frozen re-pack center in Hanover, Pennsylvania. Outside the
state, the food firm operates a retail operation in New Jersey and
a tomato plant in California.
Sales and Marketing
Hanover Foods serves several market segments. Besides the retail
and foodservice sectors, the food company acts as a private labeler
for other companies and caters to the fresh home-meal-replacement
niche, as well as the military, club stores, and industrial
Mergers and Acquisitions
Chasing after the popular snack foods niche, Hanover Foods
acquired salty snacks maker Troyer Farms in 2010. It later merged
Troyer into its Bickel's operations, adding the Troyer Farms,
Dan-Dee, and Seyfert's brands to Hanover's snack lineup.