Hanover Foods Corporation


About Hanover Foods


Started in 1924, Hanover Foods Corporation is the largest independently owned food processor in the eastern United States.

Hanover produces millions of cases of frozen vegetables, canned vegetables, canned beans, refrigerated, fresh, glass-packed, and snack food items.

For over 85 years, Hanover Foods Corporation has been an active leader in the growing, processing, packaging, marketing and distribution of an amazing variety of food products.

Hanover Foods meets consumer demands in the retail, food service, fresh home meal replacement, private label, military, club store and industrial venues.1


Business Information

Location   Headquarters, Hanover, Pennsylvania
Annual Sales   $500+ million (Estimated)
Employees   1,000 to 4,999 (Estimated)
Ownership   Privately Held / ESOP
SIC Code   203801, Frozen Food Processors (Mfrs)
NAICS Code   311411, Frozen Fruit
311412, Frozen Specialty Food Manufacturing
311421, Fruit and Vegetable Canning
Products   Vegetables, Beans, Pretzels, Entrees
Brands   Aunt Kittys           Bickels Snacks
Hanover Foods     Spring Glen
Wege of Hanover
State of Incorporation   Pennsylvania
Years in Business   89
Some information in this table is from Manta.com 3





In 1924 a small company took root in the rich farmlands of rural Pennsylvania. Its only business was the seasonal canning of locally-grown vegetables. Today this Company has become the largest fully-integrated independent food processor in the United States, producing over 40 million cases per year of food products.

The headquarters of Hanover Foods Corporation, along with the canning plant and frozen re-pack center, are located in Hanover, Pennsylvania. In the canning plant, glass and canned vegetable, bean and pasta items are produced in sizes ranging from 7 oz. to #10 cans, as are onions, tomato products and juice drinks. A re-pack center and brand new 100,000 square-foot freezer packages and stores IQF vegetables, vegetable blends, pasta, and beans. Hanover's frozen soft pretzels and shelf-stable hard pretzels are both produced nearby.

Hanover plants grow and process virtually all the products that the Company sells, such as sweet peas, lima beans, spinach and green beans. Other plants also produce items like potatoes, yams, fresh extruded pasta, mushrooms, meat and seafood products, and snack foods. The recent addition of a tomato plant in California has stabilized Hanover's tomato paste costs and will help Hanover become a strong market force in tomato products.

Hanover Foods Corporation has gained a long-term reputation for its premium-quality food products, commitment to innovation, and the quality of its customer relationships. 2

Hanover Farm Boy Logo
Aunt Kittys Foods
Dan Dee
John A Warehime adds to Spring-Glen to Hanover Foods portfolio
Bickels Brand added to Hanover Foods
John A Warehime brand growth at Hanover Foods
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