We offer a complete line of dairy products to meet the diverse and ever-changing needs of our customers. As the world’s largest employee owned dairy company, we’ve got to provide depth and variety. Our customers range from full service restaurants, fast food chains, schools and hospitals to grocery stores, club stores, wholesalers and food manufacturers. In fact, we’re:
• The leading supplier of store-brand cheese to the grocery industry
• The largest supplier of process cheese to the foodservice industry
Schreiber Foods has grown from a single production facility in Green Bay, Wis., to a $4+ billion global enterprise and the world’s largest employee owned dairy company.
We’re successful because we live our values of ownership, caring, partnership, continuous improvement and commitment to our customers each and every day.
People are the key
It’s never been just about the money. Our founders believed we’d prosper if we put people first. When they started the company, they said our best chance to be successful was to hire the best people, train them well and treat them fairly. It’s a philosophy we still live by today. We’re about building meaningful relationships with each other, with our customers and with our communities.
Key dates in our history:
L.D. Schreiber Cheese Co. incorporates with the purchase of company stock by 13 employees.
The company begins production of individually wrapped singles.
For the first time, the company offers employees other than the original 13 owners the opportunity to purchase company stock.
Our in-house design center is created, offering design solutions for customer labels and packaging.
L.D. Schreiber Cheese Co. becomes Schreiber Foods.
Schreiber sets the standard by changing its service goals to “exact shipment” from “plus or minus 10 percent,” which was typical of the industry.
Annual sales surpass $1 billion.
Schreiber builds the CAPRI plant in Clinton, Mo., providing the company with a high-quality, reliable source for its printed packaging materials.
The Logan plant sets a new industry safety record.
The company creates its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).
Annual sales surpass $2 billion.
Enters the cream cheese market with the acquisition of the largest customer brand cream cheese maker.
Enters the yogurt market, further diversifying its dairy product selection.
Enters production of string cheese.
Achieves goal of strategically locating distribution centers within one day of all continental U.S. customers.
Enters into a joint venture in China.
Annual sales surpass $4 billion.
Acquires production facility in Uruguay.
Expands European presence with a joint venture in Austria.