Hickory Farms

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Hickory Farms, LLC.
FounderRichard Ransom
HeadquartersChicago, IL, United States
Area served
United States, Canada, Puerto Rico
Productssummer sausages, cheeses, gift baskets
Number of employees

Hickory Farms, LLC. is an American specialty foods company with headquarters in Chicago, Illinois.[1] The company was established in 1951 when founder Richard Ransom began selling hand cut cheese at local fairs. By 1959, the company added summer sausage and opened their first retail store outside Toledo, Ohio. Today, Hickory Farms specializes in food gift boxes and baskets of summer sausage, cheese, fruit, nuts, and sweets.[2] Its owner is Modjule, LLC, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and its private co-investors.

Once composed of more than 550 shopping mall-based kiosks in the United States and Canada, the company now does multichannel marketing, offering their products year round at club stores, mass merchandisers, and supermarkets, as well as through catalogs and their website. As Diane Pearse, CEO of Hickory Farms said, “People love giving the gift of food, and we can help them make the perfect selection year-round.” [3] During the holiday season, they operate shopping mall kiosks as well.[4]

In 2008, the company redesigned its packaging, logo and retails kiosks.[5] Hickory Farms also entered into a partnership with Share Our Strength, a national organization whose goal is to raise funds and awareness to end childhood hunger in America.[6]


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  1. ^ "Hickory Farms HQ moving to Chicago". Crain's Chicago Business. March 2017. Retrieved 2017-10-17.
  2. ^ "Hickory Farms". Funding Universe. Retrieved 2008-12-16.
  3. ^ "Hickory Farms- About Us". Hickory Farms. October 2017. Retrieved 2017-10-17.
  4. ^ "Hickory Farms to close remaining 18 shopping mall stores". The Journal-Record. 2000-02-09. Retrieved 2008-12-16.
  5. ^ "Hickory Farms Shows How Sausage is Made". Brandweek. 2009-01-31. Retrieved 2009-02-03.
  6. ^ "Share Our Strength: Our Partners". Archived from the original on 2009-02-22.

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