Lancaster Colony Corporation manufactures and markets specialty food products for the retail and foodservice markets. The food products the company’s Specialty Foods segment manufactures and sells include salad dressings and sauces marketed under the brand names Marzetti, Cardini’s, Pfeiffer, Simply Dressed, Katherine’s Kitchen and Girard’s; fruit glazes, vegetable dips and fruit dips marketed under the brand name Marzetti; Greek yogurt vegetable dips and hummus marketed under the brand name Otria; frozen garlic breads marketed under the brand names New York BRAND, Mamma Bella and Mamma Bella's; frozen Parkerhouse style yeast dinner rolls and sweet rolls, as well as biscuits, marketed under the brand names Sister Schubert’s, Marshall’s and Mary B’s; premium dry egg noodles marketed under the brand names Inn Maid and Amish Kitchen; frozen specialty noodles and pastas marketed under the brand names Reames, Presto Pasta from Reames, and Aunt Vi’s; croutons and related products marketed under the brand names New York BRAND, Texas Toast, Chatham Village, Cardini’s, and Marzetti; and caviar marketed under the brand name Romanoff. The company’s Specialty Foods segment also manufactures and sells other products pursuant to brand license agreements, including Olive Garden dressing, Jack Daniel's mustards and Ortalli balsamic vinegar. A portion of the company’s sales in the Specialty Foods segment relates to products sold under private label to retailers, distributors and restaurants primarily in the United States. Additionally, a small portion of its sales relates to dressing packets, frozen specialty noodles and pastas sold to industrial customers for use as ingredients or components in their products. The dressings, sauces, croutons, fruit glazes, vegetable dips, fruit dips, frozen breads and yeast rolls are sold primarily through sales personnel, food brokers and distributors throughout the United States. Sales are made to retail and foodservice markets. The company has placement of products in U.S. grocery produce departments through its refrigerated salad dressings, vegetable and fruit dips, and croutons. The company also has products typically marketed in grocery aisles involving shelf-stable salad dressing, dry pasta and croutons. Products the company sells in the foodservice markets are often custom-formulated and include salad dressings, sandwich and dipping sauces, frozen breads, and yeast rolls. Customers Net sales attributable to Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. totaled approximately 17% of the company’s consolidated net sales for 2014. Net sales attributable to McLane Company, Inc. totaled approximately 18% of its consolidated net sales for 2014. Discontinued Operations In January 2014, the company sold its candle manufacturing and marketing operations. History Lancaster Colony Corporation, an Ohio corporation, was founded in 1961.
lancaster colony corp (LANC:NASDAQ GS)
37 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
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