Each month IFMA highlights the newest companies that make up our diverse membership community. 

Welcome IFMA's New Manufacturer Members

Ferrero is the third largest Confection manufacture in the world and they have iconic brands such as Nutella® - The Original Hazelnut Spread, Butterfinger®, Crunch®, BabyRuth®, Keebler® and more! Ferrero Foodservice offers its brands to generate high quality taste experiences and to meet the needs of all professional sectors. Whether you are a restaurant owner or a distributor, they will support your business.

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Leidy’s is a highly respected producer of premium, delicious pork products, hand crafted to meet the needs of their customers and supply chain partners. They provide differentiated solutions – custom, specialty meat products and innovative, value-added services that others cannot, or will not, provide.

Leidy’s started out as a small family farm in Pennsylvania, providing delicious, natural pork to the local marketplace. Now, 130 years later, they are still providing unique, customized solutions to a dynamic and innovative marketplace. Working together with local family farms, they strive to provide a consistent and profitable market for the premium livestock that these farmers raise, just as they have for many generations. They aspire to put quality into everything they do, adhering to strict protocols in our modern facilities, which are located where they have always been – small towns in eastern Pennsylvania.

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Motif FoodWorks is creating the next generation of food. They are a food technology company developing breakthrough ingredients that unleash the promise of plant-based foods and transform the eating experience – from first bite to lasting impact. With food as their passion and innovation coded into our DNA, they are driven by the science of more. More taste. More texture. More choices for consumers. That is why their work has gone beyond the lab. They have taken it all the way to the plate with products grown from the universal experience of what great food should be: tantalizing, satiating, and nourishing. Their ecosystem of ingredients and finished products are designed for people of all habits and beliefs and with the health of our planet always in mind. Because at Motif, they believe the food of the future should set you free.

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As one of the leading suppliers to the food industry, Shearer’s is an award winning private brand and co-manufacturer producing salty snacks, cookies and crackers in North America.  Shearer's currently manufactures items on behalf of brands in retail, foodservice, industrial and co-pack segments. 

Their products range from potato chips, kettle chips, various tortilla items, popcorn, taco shells, various cookies & crackers, pellet and extruded snacks. Shearer's manufacturing sites are located in the United States and Canada and are all GFSi and SQF certified. 

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Utz Quality Foods is a leading United States manufacturer of branded salty snacks. They produce a broad offering of salty snacks, including potato chips, tortilla chips, pretzels, cheese snacks, pork skins, veggie snacks, pub/party mixes, and other snacks. Their iconic portfolio of authentic, craft, and “better-for-you” (“BFY”) brands, which includes Utz, Zapp’s, Dirty Chips, On The Border, Golden Flake, Good Health, Boulder Canyon and others.  

Their company was founded in 1921 in Hanover, Pennsylvania, and benefits from more than 100 years of brand awareness and heritage in the salty snacks industry.

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Welcome IFMA's New Associate Members

For more than forty years, AlixPartners has helped businesses around the world respond quickly and decisively to their most critical challenges – circumstances as diverse as urgent performance improvement, accelerated transformation, complex restructuring and risk mitigation.

These are the moments when everything is on the line – a sudden shift in the market, an unexpected performance decline, a time-sensitive deal, a fork-in-the-road decision. But it’s not what they do that makes a difference, it’s how they do it.

Tackling situations when time is of the essence is part of their DNA – so they adopt an action-oriented approach at all times. They work in small, highly qualified teams with specific industry and functional expertise, and they operate at pace, moving quickly from analysis to implementation. They stand shoulder to shoulder with their clients until the job is done, and only measure our success in terms of the results they deliver.

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Catena Solutions is a consulting firm specialized in supporting food and beverage organizations with their business initiatives with an emphasis on value creation and cost optimization. They have an extensive network of experienced consultants, most of which are former long-time practitioners who have driven change within large supply chain-based organizations.

Their team is there to help you tackle the following initiatives: BPO/Shared Services Build-Out, Business Continuance, Change Management, Data Strategy, Innovation & Strategy, M&A/Divestiture, Manufacturing Operations Strategy, Margin Growth/Cost Reduction, Post-Acquisition Integration, Project Management, Revenue Growth Management, Supply Chain E2E Optimization, Technology Innovation/Digital Transformation, Workforce Planning.

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