Ralcorp Food Group
Ralcorp Food Group has been created by bringing our cereal products, pasta, and snacks, sauces and spreads divisions into one center store business that competes in more than 20 food categories for which we are the leader in a majority of those categories.
Our value-added services in sales and marketing include deep category knowledge that can be matched with specific customer strategies and goals. Our best-in-class research and development capability means that we are fast followers in national brand equivalent products, yet are also able to work with our customers to develop and invest in innovative and differentiated private brand product lines. Our commitment to continued investment in our facilities has created a highly efficient supply chain network that drives efficiencies and ensures product safety.
As the nation’s largest supplier of high-quality private label cereal, we produce both ready-to-eat (RTE) and hot cereals. Our extended product line includes organic cereals, snack mixes, cereal and nutrition bars, and other innovative products. The company offers more than 40 RTE varieties, including emulations of more than 30 of the top national brands and more than 20 hot cereals.
As the leading producer of private label and store brand dry pasta in North America, we serve retail and foodservice customers and provide high-quality ingredients for food manufacturers. We produce approximately 300 different shapes and sizes of pasta products in multiple package configurations, including bulk packages for institutional customers and individually-wrapped packages for retail consumers. Our pasta plants in the United States and Italy are vertically integrated with milling and manufacturing, and our U.S. pasta facilities have adjacent distribution centers.
We produce a full line of snacking options for consumers, including crackers, enrobed and wire cut cookies, snack nuts, candy, chips and trail mixes. With quality and flavor that is equal to or better than national brands, we offer a variety of flavors, sizes, and shapes reminiscent of your customers’ favorite snacks.
We are also the nation’s largest supplier of store brand preserves and jellies, peanut butter, mayonnaise and table syrups. Additionally, we are a leading maker of private label sauces, and also offer a variety of cocktail mixers in the beverage channel.
Frozen Bakery Products
Ralcorp Frozen Bakery produces branded and custom, value-added bakery products, and markets them to leading customers in the foodservice, in-store bakery, retail, and club channels. Major customers include both national and regional quick service and casual dining restaurants, supermarket chains, mass merchandisers, and foodservice distributors. The company is a national leader in frozen griddle products (pancakes, French toast and waffles) for foodservice and retail; a private-brand leader in the refrigerated dough category; one of the largest providers of pre-baked cookies and artisan breads to in-store bakery; and also a major provider of premium frozen biscuits for foodservice.
Frozen Bakery also is a leader in the artisan bread category, offering a comprehensive line of frozen, pre-baked breads and rolls, plus signature products for major customers. Recent introductions include whole grain and ancient grain artisan breads, nutritionally enhanced frozen griddle products, thaw-and-serve Danish and sliced biscuits, and holiday cookies. From its numerous facilities in the U.S. and Canada, the company utilizes sophisticated equipment and processes to reduce time, labor and cost for operators and retailers, while providing consistently high quality for consumers.
Some of our brands include Krusteaz, which are frozen pancakes, waffles and French toast products that have been family favorites for years; Lofthouse® Cookies, which are high-quality cookies sold to in-store bakeries; and Panne Provincio Artisan Breads.