ACH Food Companies Inc. is a wholesale retailer of edible oils, spices, sauces, baking enhancements and seasonings. It is based in Cordova, Tennessee. The company is a subsidiary of Associated British Foods based in London, UK.
ACH Food Companies, Inc. was founded in 1995. It was at that time Associated British Foods (ABF) acquired Kraft Food in the U.S. The Kraft Company was renamed as AC HUMKO. But, later the name was again changed to ACH Food Companies, Inc. The company started its business by selling edible oils. Over the next few years, it focused more on improving its quality and gaining good customer feedback.
ACH Food Companies, Inc. bought most of the brands of Unilever in 2002 including Mazola, Karo, Golden Griddle and Argo. Apart from those brands, it also acquired Henri’s, Kingsford’s brands and Tone Brothers, Inc. in 2004. The following year, it also acquired Fleishmann’s.
The next 2 years saw more acquisitions by the company. In 2007, the company tied up with Patak’s Indian Foods and started its distribution in the U.S. It also bought other brands of Unilever including Capullo and acquired other major brands such as Inca and Aladino. Also, it opened a new branch in Mexico City and named it Alimentos Capullo. This store specialized in selling Mexican food products including oils and spices.
In 2008, the company merged with Stratas Foods LLC, owned by Archer Daniels Midland who was also selling edible oils at the time. ACH Company merged its edible oil brands with that of Archer Daniels. Together they introduced new brands, and private labels were formed, leading to huge success of the company. Over the next few years, the company focused on improving its popular brands and acquiring many more companies. With this, it started to grow and expand more rapidly with new branches in Canada and Puerto Rico as well as other states in the US. ACH Food Companies, Inc. also made sure that its employees are the most talented in the industry, offering training and opportunities for further studies.
Company headquarters: Goodlett Farms Pkwy, Cordova, TN, USA
Ownership: Private, American subsidiary of Associated British Foods.
No of employees: 1990
Geography: Oakbrook and Summit in Illinois, Memphis in Tennessee, Ankeny in Iowa, Ontario in Canada, Mexico City in Mexico, and San Juan in Puerto Rico.
Demography: Natural and Organic
Argo, Durkee, Fleishmann’s Yeast, French’s, Karo, Kingsford’s Corn Starch, Mazola, Patak’s, Spice Island’s, Tone’s, Weber, Capullo,