Sargento Foods Inc.

One Persnickety Place
Plymouth, WI 53073
Sargento Foods Inc. is a $1billion+ (net sales), family-owned company, comprised of three sales divisions: Consumer Products, Food Service, and Food Ingredients. The company employs approximately 1,500 people at facilities in Kiel, Plymouth, Hilbert, & Elkhart Lake, WI. The business that evolved into today's Sargento Foods Inc., began in 1949 as a mail order cheese business & retail cheese store in Plymouth, WI, which expanded in 1953 into supplying Italian-style cheese to grocery stores. The Sargento name is a combination of the two founders' names: Joseph Sartori & Leonard A. Gentine Sr. The company is now wholly-owned by the Gentines and is in its third generation of family management. Sargento has been known as an innovator of products, packaging & merchandising, being the first to market shredded natural cheese, sliced natural cheese & natural cheese blends. Gentine introduced a process for vacuum packaging cheese to preserve freshness. The company also introduced peg bar merchandising to the dairy case & was the pioneer in using zippered resealable packaging for shredded cheese.


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