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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
THE BEGINNING. Gaspare Sanfilippo and his son John founded a pecan shelling company in Chicago, Illinois, as a small storefront operation. And, the story of an industry leader begins.
In 1929, Gaspare and John hand painted a sign on their first building, a new 2,500 square foot facility on Division Street.
With automated shelling pioneered in the late 1930’s, John purchased two automated crackers.
JBSS expands into a larger downtown Chicago facility and begins diversification into other nut types.
Pick o’the Grovebaking nuts are introduced to the market. Inventive point-of-sale displays showcase various products and units in a small retail footprint.
JBSS acquires first private label customer.
The acquisition of the Evon’s brand and its store-door delivery fleet of more than 100 trucks enables JBSS to deliver fresh nuts directly to retail shelves.
The Elk Grove Village, IL facility is big news for the Chicago suburb, making headlines around the region. It’s also monumental for JBSS, catapulting the business into the future.
A shelling, blanching, and processing facility is built in Bainbridge, Georgia, making JBSS a vertically integrated supplier of runner type peanuts.
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.
JBSS acquires the Fisher brand.
JBSS successfully moves its pecan shelling operation closer to the source of supply after it acquires the Sunshine Nut Company facilities in Selma, TX in 1992. It also acquires the Sunshine Nut Country brand and several large commercial ingredient customers.
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.
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.
JBSS sets up sales office in China.
JBSS launches Fisher Nut Exactly.
JBSS launches Fisher China products.
Fisher Recipe Nuts achieve #1 share position
in the United States.
JBSS acquires the Squirrel Brand Co.