Lakeside Foods named to Wisconsin 75

Manitowoc-based food processor ranks #45 of largest closely held companies in Wisconsin

Manitowoc, Wis. (Oct. 10, 2018) – Lakeside Foods, Inc. has been recognized at the annual Wisconsin 75 event as one of the largest closely held companies in the state. The company was founded in Manitowoc in 1887 and today has 13 food processing locations in three states, including nine Wisconsin locations.
The Wisconsin 75 program is an annual listing of the largest closely held companies headquartered in Wisconsin. The program recognizes business contributions to the communities in which the firms are located and the strength of the overall Wisconsin economy.

Lakeside Foods, Wisconsin 75

Tracy Pleus and Denise Kitzerow attended the 2018 Deloitte Wisconsin 75 breakfast to accept Lakeside Foods’ award for ranking #45 on the list of top closely held companies in Wisconsin.

“We are pleased to earn a spot on the Wisconsin 75 for the 13th straight year in recognition of our contribution to the Wisconsin economy,” said Glen Tellock, CEO for Lakeside Foods. “This year we have grown our business through new customers as well as the acquisition of Wisconsin-based Riverside Foods and innovative startup Good Eats Co. We’ve also invested in our long-term growth by breaking ground on a $40 million expansion of our frozen foods packaging center in Manitowoc.”

Lakeside Foods is one of the largest U.S. suppliers of canned and frozen vegetables and whipped topping to the private label and food service market segments. Since its founding in 1887, the company has remained family owned.

About Lakeside

Lakeside Foods is a premier supplier of high-quality frozen and canned foods to the retail, food service and industrial sectors. Since its beginning in 1887 as a small pea-canning plant, Lakeside Foods has expanded to 13 processing facilities, producing canned and frozen vegetables, frozen desserts, appetizers and canned pet food that are distributed in 14 countries. For its vegetable segment, Lakeside Foods oversees growing and harvesting operations with a network of regional farmers, ensuring food quality and freshness from farm to table. The company is family-owned and based in Manitowoc, Wis.


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