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About Hanover Foods Corporation

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.

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.

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 venues.

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.

Hanover Foods Corporation

1486 YORK ST
Hanover, PA 17331-7956
Phone: 1 (717) 632-6000


Employer Type: Privately Owned
EVP, CFO, Secretary, and Counsel: Gary T. Knisely
Senior Vice President Sales: Dan Schuchart
Chairman of the Board; Chief Executive Officer: John A. Warehime
Employees (This Location): 655
Employees (All Locations): 1,600

Major Office Locations

Hanover, PA

Other Locations

Clayton, DE
Ridgely, MD
Canton, OH
Centre Hall, PA
Hanover, PA
York, PA