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

Welcome IFMA's New Manufacturer Member


E.A. Sween Company proudly makes over 70 million sandwiches a year, distributing them all over the country through Wholesale, Direct Store Delivery (DSD) and Combined Distribution Centers (CDC).

In 1954, Earl August Sween found an ad in the Wall Street Journal for a Stewart Sandwich Franchise. In 1955, Earl closed the deal and started Stewart Sandwiches in Bloomington, Minnesota. From that humble start, the company expanded to Duluth, MN and then into Iowa, Wisconsin, the Dakotas, Wyoming and Montana over the following decade. In 1967, the company moved to its current Eden Prairie location and opened a new 20,000-square-foot facility.

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Welcome IFMA's New Associate Member

Specialized Professional Employment Consultants (SPEC) is a female-owned, executive sales and marketing search firm specializing in the Foodservice and CPG industries. They search nationwide to identify, recruit and evaluate the best candidates for your organization. They make it their business to know the industry and key players.

As a confidential contingency fee agency, there is no cost to you unless they present a candidate, who is successfully hired by you. Their primary commitment is to you, the employer. However, through personal contact and careful pre-qualifying, they try to insure that each position will fulfill the candidate’s professional aspirations and goals. As a result, long-term working relationships are developed and achieved.

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