Home Market Foods — Premium Brands for Today’s Consumer
On October 17, 2017 we completed the acquisition of Kelly Corned Beef Co., known as Kelly Eisenberg, of Chicago. Founded in 1929, Kelly Eisenberg is known for producing and distributing the Eisenberg brand of gourmet frankfurters and sausages along with the Kelly brand of corned beef. Continuing in Home Market Foods’ tradition as a provider of premium food products, all of the Kelly Eisenberg’s products are made from high-quality USDA beef and fresh seasonings.
For over 50 years, Home Market Foods has provided premium food products demanded by American consumers. From our early beginnings as a purveyor of fresh meats to our current position as a major specialty provider of fresh and frozen meatballs, chicken, appetizers, and snacks for both retail and food service customers, we’ve focused on making it easy to enjoy high quality, great tasting foods.
We’re an organization that strives to maintain a consistent focus on our deep-rooted corporate values. Our values are:
- Quality Minded: Produce top quality products;
- Consumer Driven: Put the consumer first;
- Customer Focused: Satisfy customer demands, such as making our products available where consumers want them;
- Build a Culture of Excellence: Invest in our team and facilities to ensure we can reach our goals;
- People Matter: Treat all of our customers and team members like our family.
Our values are reflected in the actions we take every day. In an era where corporations are increasingly impersonal and hard to reach, we pride ourselves on trying to take the time to listen, understand, and respond to every inquiry from every customer. We have a dedicated customer service team, and we make it easy to communicate with us. Want a friendly voice on the other end of a phone line? Just scroll down to our contact info and give us a ring.
Every day our products are enjoyed by thousands across the country. Our brands include the #1 frozen meatball brand in the United States. We’ve been fortunate to experience tremendous growth in our more than 5 decades of making great food products, and our values have fueled that growth.
When it’s time to roll up our sleeves and get to work, we call Norwood, Massachusetts our home.
Our state-of-the-art facility showcases our investment in providing the tools and resources to our team to make and promote our premium brands.
New products begin life with our industry-leading R & D team. Their creativity has made our brands market leaders by hitting the flavor notes required by ever-changing tastes.
Our manufacturing team has perfected advanced processes for flame broiling to lock in flavors (used in our Cooked Perfect Fire Grilled Chicken) and the Steam In Pouch technology used in our Cooked Perfect fresh meatballs that allows a cook to heat fresh and juicy meatballs in about 2 minutes.
But our commitment to making great products doesn’t stop at taste. Our Safe Quality Food certification and rigorous environmental control reflect our efforts to prepare food using the highest quality standards and to respect the environment while doing so.
Sustainability – Our Obligation To Future Generations
Because we recognize an obligation to future generations, Home Market Foods is committed to promoting environmental sustainability in all we do. We adhere to sustainable purchasing guidelines and proactively participate in conservation and recycling efforts. Through our corporate commitment to environmental stewardship, we also make it possible for our customers to join us in promoting a sustainable world.
As a business that makes food products, our environmental efforts start with minimizing the impact of waste disposal. To that end, we reprocess residuals from our manufacturing operations into renewable energy and submit other manufacturing by-products for composting, rather than piling more waste onto tired landfills. We re-purpose a percentage of our manufacturing byproducts for beneficial reuse as bio-degradable commercialized products. We re-process grease into a soap additive, and we send our wastewater byproducts to be converted into green energy.
Home Market Foods has been an active participant in the US EPA’s WasteWise Program since 2013. The WasteWise program provides a platform for organizations to apply sustainable materials management by tracking and managing materials to reduce waste and improve waste handling processes. Our participation in WasteWise helps us to implement proven best practices in waste management.
Every day we work to achieve our sustainability goals. We regularly participate in government programs and industry challenges to make sure we’re following best-of-breed standards. We set sustainability goals, and we track how well we met those goals. Here are some of the goals we set and the significant accomplishments we’ve made along the way.
|Sustainability Goals and Programs||Accomplishments|
|Reduce greenhouse gas emissions||We've been an active participant in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) since 2012. CDP provides organizations with a comprehensive tool to manage and track their environmental data, including greenhouse gas emissions.|
|Keep waste out of landfills and prevent an increase in waste production||We've increased our volume of production residuals and wastes submitted to environmentally sustainable management/disposal processes. Our landfill diversion rates rose from 61% in 2012 to 93% in 2016.|
|Continue to re-use and recycle water||By focusing on water conservation and tracking our water usage, we have managed to significantly reduce water consumption. We recently achieved a 10.7% year-over-year reduction.|
|Identify new and innovative ways to conserve enery||We improved power quality by installing a state-of-the-art power optimization system which allows us to more efficiently deliver electrical service to our plant and furthered our efforts to install controls on electrical systems to reduce energy consumption.
We've sent over 16 million pounds of production residuals to anaerobic digesters wherein residuals are processed and converted to renewable energy. We are committed to diverting 99% of our manufacturing wastes and residuals by emphasizing beneficial reuse or reprocessing opportunities.
Growth & Acquisitions
Home Market Foods is a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of protein-based meals and snacks sold through a variety of retail outlets, including supermarkets, mass merchants, club stores, and convenience stores. Our customers consist of the preeminent food retailers and food outlets around the world.
We operate out of a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Norwood, Massachusetts, and we have significant capacity for expansion.
Target Acquisition Profile
We have significant production and management capacity to grow through the acquisition of complementary brands in related or high growth categories. We are interested in businesses that:
- Extend our geographic footprint
- Provide for product expansion and cross selling opportunities
- Increase penetration into new and existing focus customer channels
- Fit with our entrepreneurial culture and provide for increased depth and skills of management
- Deliver strong financial performance
Our target acquisition categories include:
- Prepared meat products (meals and snacks), primarily sold in a frozen state
- Entrées and handheld items
- Snacking items (frozen or refrigerated)
- Deli items (refrigerated)
- Ethnic foods
Please contact us to discuss any companies that fit our criteria.