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Our Story 2017-05-08T14:53:12+00:00

OUR STORY

A Strong Commitment to Quality, Expertise & Innovation.

Click on the video above to see a bit of the rich history of JBSS through some of the company’s historic documents, old photographs and memorabilia.

Click on the video above to see a bit of the rich history of JBSS through some of the company’s historic documents, old photographs, and memorabilia.

Decades of Quality & Experience

OUR HISTORY

1922

THE BEGINNING. Gaspare Sanfilippo and his son John founded a pecan shelling company in Chicago, Illinois, as a small storefront operation.

1959

JBSS expands into a larger downtown Chicago facility and begins diversification into other nut types.

1968

JBSS acquires first private label customer.

1986-1987

A shelling, blanching, and processing facility is built in Bainbridge, Georgia, making JBSS a vertically integrated supplier of runner type peanuts.

1992-1994

JBSS acquires Texas based Sunshine Nut Company and Crane Walnut to expand its facility in Gustine, California. A facility is built in Garysburg, North Carolina, which makes the company a vertically integrated supplier of Virginia type peanuts.

1995

JBSS acquires the Fisher brand.

2005-2007

Ground breaking occurs on new one million sq. ft. corporate headquarters, manufacturing and distribution center in Elgin, IL.
Corporate headquarters move and facility consolidation is completed.

2010

JBSS acquires Orchard Valley Harvest, Inc., one of the nation’s leading suppliers of branded and private branded nut and dried fruit products
in the produce category.

2013

JBSS sets up sales office in China.

2014

JBSS launches Fisher Nut Exactly.

2015

JBSS launches Fisher China products.

2016

Fisher Recipe Nuts achieve #1 share position
in the United States.