In 1947, John R. White and L.Q. Patton incorporated their business and the company grew steadily, building a reputation as a reliable and cost-competitive food ingredients supplier that we still know today. What has changed, though, is our product base — we began as a dairy and bakery ingredients supplier, and over the past 70 years, we’ve expanded into a full range of food and beverage manufacturing distribution. Today, our company represents over 100 ingredient manufacturers and 800 food ingredient items — from private label spices to beverage ingredients, functional foods to organics and more. The technical knowledge of our sales force is unmatched in the food distribution industry. As a result, we’re able to provide an excellent range of choices for our customers, along with critical production and formulation recommendations. The experience gained throughout these years lets us offer more to our clients — it also comes with a great responsibility for safety and satisfaction, which we take very seriously.