NORPAC Foods has built a business putting fruits and vegetables
into portable packages. The company is a 240-member-strong,
grower-owned cooperative that produces frozen and canned fruits and
vegetables, as well as soup and pasta mixes. Products are marketed
under the FLAV-R-PAC, NORPAC, WEST-PAK, Soup Supreme, and Pasta
Perfect labels. It sorts, processes, and packages growers' products
in processing plants located in the Northwestern US. NORPAC Foods
sells its foods to US foodservice companies, retail grocers, club
stores, and food makers. The company also exports products to
Canada, Latin America, Puerto Rico, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.
NORPAC Foods was formed by a group of Oregon farmers in 1924.
Sourced from 45,000 acres of farmland located in the
Northwestern US, NORPAC and its associate farmers and processors
produce more than 600 million pounds of products each year.
From its headquarters in Oregon, NORPAC has operations in
Hermiston, Oregon, and in Quincy, Washington. It boasts processing
plants and warehouses in the Oregon cities of Stayton and Salem.
Additionally, the company's transportation department is housed in
Salem, Oregon, whereas sales and marketing efforts take place in
Lake Oswego, Oregon.
Sales and Marketing
US foodservice companies, retailers, club stores, and food
makers purchase NORPAC's packaged products. It exports its products
to half a dozen countries, such as Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Puerto
Rico, Latin America, and Canada.
NORPAC has been working to better position itself for growth. In
2013 the company relocated its headquarters to Salem, Oregon, to be
near its packaging facility. As part of the plan, in 2014 it
constructed a 260,000-sq.-ft. frozen food storage and distribution
facility adjacent to its packaging facility there. To boot, NORPAC
anticipates logging energy and cost savings as a result.