Hanover Foods Corporation

  • Overview

Hanover Foods manufactures its 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, Spring Glen Fresh Foods, and Sunsprout brand names. The company caters to several customer types throughout the US, including those in the retail, food service, fresh home meal replacement, private label, military, club store, and industrial markets.

Geographic Reach

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.


The company is one of the largest fully-integrated independent food processors in the US. As part of its business, Hanover Foods owns factory outlet stores for its Hanover brands in Pennsylvania and an outlet store for its Aunt Kitty's canned vegetable and soup products in New Jersey, which it opened in 2010. It has since extended its reach to California, where it operates a tomato plant, to make its tomato paste more efficiently.

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.

Sales and Marketing

Hanover Foods serves several market segments. Besides the retail and food service 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 venues.

Company Background

Hanover Foods was fined $11,500 by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control in 2008 for violations of its operating permit for failure to conduct visible emissions testing on its boilers. The Maryland Department of the Environment fined the company $50,000 in 2005 for violations to the state's water pollution control laws surround the Hanover plant in Ridgley, Maryland.

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Hanover Foods Corporation

1125 Wilson Avenue
Hanover, PA 17331
Phone: 1 (717) 632-6000
Fax: 1 (717) 6320836


  • Employer Type: Private
  • EVP, CFO, Secretary, and Counsel: Gary Knisely
  • Chairman: David Suchniak
  • Chairman of the Board; Chief Executive Officer: John Warehime

Major Office Locations

  • Hanover, PA
  • Hanover, PA