101 Top Food and Beverage Startups and Companies in Wisconsin (2021)

June 1, 2021
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This article showcases our top picks for the best Wisconsin based Food and Beverage companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Food and Beverage industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top Wisconsin Food and Beverage Startups

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Agricycle

Agricycle

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Agricycle transforms food waste and agricultural byproducts into all-natural and organic CPG brands.

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WP Beverages is Independent beverage distributor with facilities

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Building Integrated GreenHouses ( BIGH )

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A startup based in Brussels, Belgium, has opened its first aquaponic farm .

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SACO Foods

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SACO Foods is a branded, niche-market leading food products company selling primarily to supermarkets and mass retailers.

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Wisconsin Brewing Co

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Wisconsin Brewing Co is a brewing company that manufactures, produces, and distributes beer.

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Do Eat

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Do Eat is developing edible packaging to help reduce the financial and environmental burden of current trends in the food industry.

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Carbliss

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Carbliss offers a hand crafted cocktail dedicated to giving 0 carbohydrates, 0 sugars, and only 100 calories.

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Botanic Innovations

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Botanic Innovations produces oils, nutri powders and other derivatives from non-GMO fruits, vegetables, grains and herb seeds.

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SoFresh

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SoFresh is a manufactures a unique packaging material with an organic vapor to extend the shelf life of fresh foods.

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MobCraft Beer

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Mobcraft is a marriage between crowdsourcing and craft beer.

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AquaMost

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AquaMost develops water treatment systems for the oil and gas industry that eliminate bacteria with no added chemicals.

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Simply Incredible Foods

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Simply Incredible Foods is a food and beverage company that manufactures a wide range of traditional and innovative cranberry ingredients.

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Good City Brewing

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Production brewery and urban taproom on Milwaukee’s East Side. Seek the Good.

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Omega Foods

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Omega Foods produces food products with EPA and DHA Omega 3s.

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EIT Food

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EIT Food is a consortium of partners driving consumer confidence and improved global health.

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PSSI

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PSSI provides food safety solutions and sanitation services for food processing facilities.

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Hughes Equipment Company

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Hughes Equipment Company has manufactures and distributes stainless steel equipment for the food processing industry.

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Stella & Chewy’s

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Stella & Chewy’s features natural, raw dinners and treats for dogs and natural, raw dinners for cats.

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Kwik Trip

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Kwik Trip provides convenience stores offer superior products at low prices in addition to consumer and commercial Credit Cards.

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Top Note Tonic

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Top Note Tonic makes award winning craft beveragemixers.

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Culver’s

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Culver’s owns and operates restaurants.

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Central Standard Craft Distillery

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Central Standard Craft Distillery produces liquor for Wisconsin and other US states.

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Death’s Door Spirits

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Death’s Door Spirits produces and supplies gins, vodkas, and white whiskies.

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State Line Distillery

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State Line Distillery is distills spirits from Wisconsin-sourced grains and botanicals, using classic Old World methods.

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Royal Palm Foods

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Royal Palm Foods, LLC was established in Mid-2012 to facilitate and provide a fully credit insured, working capital platform.

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Schreiber Foods

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Schreiber provides dairy favorites to people around the globe.

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Tribe 9 Foods

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Tribe 9 Foods specializes in the fields of food processing and beverages.

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Rogue Energy

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Rogue Energy is an elite, sugar-free, cognitive performance beverage.

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Hy Cite Enterprises

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Hy Cite Enterprises, LLC designs and manufactures household products. The company offers home cookware systems, air purification.

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Om Boys Food Movement

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Om Boys Food Movement is a food and beverage company that manufactures food.

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King Juice Co.

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King Juice Co. is a premier mid-size packager of non-carbonated liquids.

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Link Snacks

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Link Snacks is a global leader in snacking and the No. 1 meat snack manufacturer worldwide.

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Brenner Brewing

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Brenner Brewing is an independent, craft brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Trilliant Food & Nutrition

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An innovative beverage company with a broad range of products including coffee and tea to hot and cold powdered beverages.

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NESCO

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Nesco is a manufacturer of metal-ware products, including roaster ovens, dehydrators, food slicers, and small kitchen appliances.

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GoMacro

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GoMacro MacroBars are USDA Organic, Gluten-Free Certified, Vegan Certified, Kosher Certified, Non-GMO Project Macrobiotic energy bars

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Boelter Companies

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Boelter Companies is restaurant supplier.

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Wisconsin Cheese Group

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Wisconsin Cheese Group is a manufacturer of hispanic foods, including cheeses, desserts, meats and spices.

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Field Table

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Field Table is a seasonal restaurant, bar, and market featuring natural wine, craft cocktails, and Ruby Coffee.

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Sub Zero Wolf Appliances

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Sub-Zero is more than just refrigeration. It is a food preservation system, with almost 70 years of innovative thinking behind it.

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Festival Foods

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Festival Foods and our associates believe in community involvement, volunteerism, and Servant Leadership.

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Gehl Foods

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Gehl Foods is a Germantown, Wisconsin-based maker of ready-to-serve, real dairy products.

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City Brewing Company

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City Brewing Company is a food & beverages company that provides beer and soft drinks packaging services.

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Good Foods Group

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Good Foods Group manufactures processed refrigerated food and juices.

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Sturm Foods

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Sturm Foods produces hot cereal and powdered soft drink mixes for retail and foodservice industries.

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Nor-Lake

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Nor-Lake is a leader in the refrigeration industry.

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Alto-Shaam

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Alto-Shaam manufactures and sells systems and equipment for restaurants, health care facilities, and schools.

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American Foods Group

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American Foods Group is a food processing company that produces and delivers fresh beef products to its customers.

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Salm Partners, LLC

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Salm Partners is a food production company that provides sausage and hot dog products.

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Palermo Villa, Inc.

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Palermo Villa, Inc. provides food products. The Company specializes in the distribution of various types of pizza.

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Doheny Enterprises, Inc.

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Doheny’s is a leader in the pool supplies industry. Doheny’s started in 1967 in a garage and has been family-owned ever since.

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Appvion

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Appvion produces thermal, carbonless, security, inkjet, digital specialty and colored papers.

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General Beverage Sales Company

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General Beverage Sales Company is a wine & spirits company providing wine, distilled spirits, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages.

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Kaytee Products

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Kaytee Products is a manufacturers of bird and small animal food.

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Birchwood Foods

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Birchwood Foods is a food production company providing beef patties and meat products.

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Masters Gallery Foods, Inc.

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Masters Gallery Foods is a food production company specializing in cheese products.

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Press Premium Alcohol Seltzer

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Press Premium Alcohol Seltzer produces hard seltzers.

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Gerhard’s Kitchen & Bath Store

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Gerhard’s Kitchen & Bath Store is a retail company specializing in kitchen, bath, and remodeling supplies.

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Piper Products

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Piper Products is an industry in aluminum and stainless steel food transport equipment.

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Clasen Quality Chocolate

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Clasen Quality Chocolate is a food production company that manufactures confectionery coatings, fillings, and chocolates.

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Foremost Farms

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Foremost Farms is a milk solids processing company.

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Outpost Natural Foods Cooperative

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Outpost Natural Foods Cooperative is a food & beverages company providing food distributing services.

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Montgomery Ward

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Montgomery Ward is an online store continues to provide customers around the country with quality, name-brand products and great values.

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ESI Group USA

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ESI Group USA is a construction company that offers food facility design, engineering, and construction services.

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Daybreak Foods, Inc.

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Daybreak Foods is a food production company that offers egg production and processing services.

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Badger Liquor Co., Inc.

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Badger Liquor Co. is a wine & spirits company offering alcoholic beverages.

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Red Arrow

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Red Arrow develops and produces savory flavor solutions to food manufacturers and end consumers.

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Didion Milling, Inc.

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Didion Milling is a food production company specializing in corn meal and corn oil products.

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Grassland Dairy Products

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Grassland prides itself on providing quality products to kitchens of all sizes.

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Yumbutter // World Changing Nut Butters

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Superfoods + Nut Butters in our GO-Anywhere Pouch.

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Penzeys Spices

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Penzeys Spices is a retail company specializing in cooking ingredients and spices.

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Arrowhead Systems

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Arrowhead Systems, Inc. is an industry leader in providing conveyor, packaging machinery and line productivity solutions.

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Naturally Fresh

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Naturally Fresh manufactures salad dressings, dips, sauces, and specialty products for the food service industry.

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TriEnda Corp

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TriEnda Corp is one of the largest industrial plastics manufacturers in North America.

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Hatco Corporation

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Hatco Corporation manufactures equipment for the food services industry.

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Lakeside Foods

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Lakeside Foods is a food producer and supplier that provides frozen food in the retail, food service, and industrial sectors.

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Bio Springer Usa

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Biospringer is a historical key player and global producer of yeast extract and derived ingredients from yeast, located in Milwaukee.

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Nelson-Jameson

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Nelson-Jameson is a food and beverage company located in Marshfield.

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Asenzya Inc.

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Asenzya is a food production company specializing in spice blends, seasoning solutions, and functional ingredients.

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Sendik’s Food Market

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Sendik’s Food Market is a retail company specializing in groceries in Milwaukee.

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Federal Industries

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Federal Industries manufactures hot, frozen, refrigerated, and non-refrigerated, service and self-serve display cases and showcases.

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Create-A-Pack Foods Inc.

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Create-A-Pack Foods is a food production company specializing in food manufacturing and packaging processes

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W.M. Sprinkman

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Since founded, W.M. Sprinkman name has been synonymous with exceptionally engineered, food and beverage processing equipment.

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Go Green

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Go Green designs and manufactures food trays with a lower carbon footprint.

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TNT Crust

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TNT Crust is a manufacturer and distributor of partially baked, self-rising, flat breads and other pizza crusts for the foodservice.

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Brakebush Brothers, Inc.

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Brakebush Brothers is a food production company specializing in processed chicken and raw chicken products.

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Abbyland Foods, Inc

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Abbyland Foods is a food production company that provides meat products and sausages.

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Sanitary Fittings, LLC

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Online distributor of stainless steel fittings to the food, beverage, and bio-pharmaceutical industries.

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Century Springs

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Century Springs delivers own natural spring water and provide gourmet coffee service directly to your business and home.

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Custom Fabricating & Repair

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Custom Fabricating & Repair is a food & beverages company providing food processing services.

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Boca Foods Company

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Boca Foods Company provides meatless burgers in the United States.

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Lowlands Group

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Lowlands Group is a food & beverages company that provides Belgian beer.

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Impact Confections, Inc.

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Impact Confections, Inc. is a food and beverages company offering circus peanuts, peanut butter kisses, salt water taffy etc.

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Hilton Milwaukee City Center

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Hilton Milwaukee City Center is a hospitality company that provides hospitality and catering services.

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Stone Creek Coffee Roasters

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Stone Creek Coffee Roasters is a food & beverages company offering coffee.

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Gilman Cheese

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Gilman Cheese Corporation specializes in premium quality, shelf stable processed cheese.

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Nutorious Nut Confections

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Nutorious Nut Confections offers gourmet nut snacks using real ingredients as a healthy alternative to traditional snacks.

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Dean Distributing, Inc

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Dean Distributing is a distributor of a wide range of energy drinks and alcoholic beverages.

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W.J. Pence Co.

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W.J. Pence Co. is an oldest independent food broker.

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Willy Street Co-op

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Willy Street Co-op is a food & beverages company providing deli food, bakery, and salad bar.

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Organic Valley

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Organic Valley is a cooperative of family farmers that produces organic foods that are available to purchase.

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