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67 Top Minnesota Food Processing Companies and Startups of 2021

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This article showcases our top picks for the best Minnesota based Food Processing companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Food Processing 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

Top Minnesota Food Processing Startups

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Kraft Heinz

Kraft Heinz

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The Kraft Heinz Company is the third-largest food and beverage company in North America

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Devenish Nutrition is a farming and food company,

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So Good So You

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So Good Brand is a Minnesota-based company and a producer of natural organic beverages and food products.

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General Mills

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General Mills is a food company that manufactures and markets branded consumer foods.

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Local Crate

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Local Crate is a food and beverage delivery service company.

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Apparo

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Apparo is a food processing technology intended to process crops in order to maximize the yield of available nutrients.

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WholeMe

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WholeMe creates nutrient-dense, delicious, convenient foods.

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Hormel Foods

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Hormel Foods is a Fortune 500, multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer-branded food and meat products.

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Bite Squad

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BiteSquad is a restaurant delivery service provider.

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Land O’ Lakes

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Land O’Lakes is a member-owned, idea-driven agricultural cooperative that markets our products under a well known family of brands.

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Caribou Coffee Company

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Caribou Coffee, they believe this to be true: that if passion, hard work and excellence go into an endeavor, the outcome will be a quality

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Schwan’s Shared Services,LLC

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Schwan Food Company is a multibillion-dollar private company with more than 12,000 employees.

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Rise Baking Co.

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Rise Baking is the preeminent manufacturer of premium cookies, dessert bars, artisan breads and flat breads.

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Flagstone Foods

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Flagstone Foods (formerly Snacks Holding Company), headquartered in St. Paul, MN, owns Ann’s House of Nuts and Amport Foods.

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GNP Company

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GNP Company produces, processes, and distributes branded and custom chicken products in the United States.

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Otrafy

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Otrafy is a Quality Management Software that optimizes and administers vendor relationship for quality assurance departments.

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MOM Brands

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Lakeville, Minn.-based breakfast cereal maker

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ImagoAI

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ImagoAI does real-time food safety & quality analysis using a combination of Hyperspectral Imaging and Artificial Intelligence.

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Zinpro Corp.

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Zinpro is a food production company specializing in organic trace minerals and nutrition.

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Milk Specialties Group

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Milk Specialties Global Human Nutrition is a customized protein ingredient provider.

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Bellisio Foods

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Bellisio Foods operates as a fastest growing frozen food companies.

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Dessert Holdings

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Dessert is manufacturer of high-quality frozen desserts for retail and foodservice customer.

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The Pillsbury Company

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The Pillsbury Company offers genius recipes for apples and slow-cooker dinner winners.

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Yoplait

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An internationally franchised brand of yogurt.

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Punch Pizza

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Punch Pizza is a chain specializes in traditional Neapolitan pizza.

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S.T. Specialty Foods

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S.T. Specialty Foods produces pasta and rice dinners.

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Niman Ranch Rewiews

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Niman Ranch reviews are from consumers who love the complete line of fresh beef, pork, lamb, and cage-free eggs the company produces

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JonnyPops

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JonnyPops is produces wholesome and better-for-you frozen treats, using real fruit as the main ingredient.

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Buddy’s Kitchen Inc.

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Buddy’s Kitchen produces and distributes custom frozen food.

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Lehmann Farms

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Lehmann Farms is a food and beverages company offering gourmet foods.

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Robinsonfresh

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Robinson Fresh best fruits and vegetables, but we go beyond supplying fresh produce to offering an abundance of fresh solutions.

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Midwest Home Brewing and Wine Making Supplies

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Midwest Home Brewing and Wine Making Supplies is a food and beverage company located in Minneapolis.

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The National Food Lab

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The National Food Lab is a consulting and testing company supporting the food and beverage industry.

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eatiply

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Eatiply is a hunger project that partners with local businesses to donate one meal for every featured product or service that is purchased.

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Betty Crocker

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Betty Crocker is your ultimate guide to mastering the kitchen—one ingredient, technique, shortcut or substitution at a time.

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Premier Restaurant Equipment Co

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Premier Restaurant Equipment Co is supplies food service equipment and designs

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Live Better Brands

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A Minneapolis-based maker of natural tortilla chips and crackers

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Bepex

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Bepex provides processing systems & products that involve processes like thermal processing, size reduction & agglomeration for industries.

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ZoneTrader

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ZoneTrader offers full-service asset recovery services to companies in the automotive, technology, food processing and petrochemical.

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Sanos Nutrition

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Sanos Nutrition producers of alternative proteins to improve the economics and sustainability of animal production.

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Step One Foods

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Step One Foods is a web portal that offers key nutrient products to help lower cholesterol and improve cardiovascular health.

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Rahr Corporation

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Rahr Corporation is a producer and distributor of barley malt and related brewing supplies.

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The Oceanaire

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The Oceanaire provides the perfect setting to enjoy the freshest seafood flown in daily from around the world.

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Lancer Hospitality

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Lancer Hospitality provides professional food management services.

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Davisco Foods International

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Davisco Foods is a global dairy manufacturer specializing in improving overall health and nutrition.

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Ryt-way Industries

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Ryt-way Industries is a leading dry-food contract packager in North America.

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Lupulin Brewing

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Lupulin Brewing is a family-owned and family-run manufacturing company that produces craft beer products.

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Miller Milling

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Miller Milling is a company that engaged in the milling of grains and flours to support millers with risk management and assessment

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Global Agri-Development Company

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Global Agri-Development Company is an agricultural food business in Ghana.

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Lettieri’s, LLC

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Lettieri’s, LLC is a producer of food products and offers breakfast sandwiches, calzones, stuffed baguettes, gourmet sandwiches.

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QualiTru Sampling Systems

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QualiTru Sampling Systems provides aseptic sampling equipment that supports the liquid food industry to produce safe and quality products.

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Rebel Brewer

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Rebel Brewer is a food and beverages company that provides overall quality of home brewed beverages all across the country.

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Quality Pork Processors

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Quality Pork Processors is a food-based company that specializes in the processing and distribution of fresh pork meat.

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Modist Brewing

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Modist is a taproom and production brewery that aims to change customer’s perception of craft beer beverages.

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Schwartz Farms

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Schwartz Farms is a farming business that specializes in the processing and wholesale distribution of pork meat.

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Autumnwood Farm

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Autumnwood Farm produces fresh milk and milk products.

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Tater Kegs

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Tater Kegs is a food production company shredded potato stuffed with delicious flavors that fit every venue.

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The Weetabix Company

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The Weetabix Company is a food and beverage company located in Lakeville.

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Relco

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Relco provides dairy and food industries with capital equipments, processing systems and packaging solutions.

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Farmers Union Industries

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Farmers Union Industries is a group of farmers that produce products like meat, pet & livestock feed, manure and fat products.

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MegaMex Foods

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MegaMex Foods which markets Mexican Foods.

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Syngenta – Dry Bean Business

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Syngenta Seeds, Inc. produces and markets corn, soybean, sorghum, and sunflower seeds.

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Cargill-Alginate business

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Cargill-Alginate business producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services.

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Inharvest

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Inharvest focuses on food production of multigrain blends, speciality rice, whole grains and pasta services.

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Heartland Hybrids

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Heartland Hybrids is a privately held company and a direct marketer of seed corn.

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Franklin Street Bakery

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Franklin Street Bakery providing premium breads, buns, & artisan products to the country’s top restaurants, hotels, retail, & food service.

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Cargill Malt

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Cargill Malt serves the brewing, food, and beverage industries by originating and transforming malting barley into malt.

Written by Mark Smith

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