Schwan Food Company
The subsidiaries of The Schwan Food Company have created and developed some of the nation’s most recognized and successful brands, such as the Red Baron®, Freschetta® and Tony’s® brands, among others. Every day we strive to ensure that our brands meet the needs of consumer across North America. Our teams of engaged employees bring these brands to life by working in a collaborative environment that fosters innovation and achievement. Together, these are the ingredients that make for compelling opportunities and rewarding careers. Discover Schwan: winning brands, engaged people, meaningful careers.
From home to stores, restaurants and more, our products are everywhere you eat. The Schwan Food Company is a multibillion-dollar private company with approximately 15,000 subsidiary employees in the United States. Based out of Minnesota, we sell fine, branded frozen food through home delivery, the foodservice industry and grocery stores in North America.
We invite you to learn about our past, see how we give back to our hometown communities and read about our major subsidiaries.
At The Schwan Food Company our mission is to “delight consumers with an unmatched food experience that delivers superior value.” This core purpose is achieved through the efforts of Schwan subsidiary employees who share our five common values: growth, hard work, helping one another, enthusiasm and integrity.
By adhering to these values, our employees have helped the company become a powerhouse in the frozen-food industry.
On Tuesday, March 18, 1952, a 23-year-old Marvin Schwan packed his beat-up 1946 Dodge panel van with 14 gallons of his family’s signature ice cream and delivered it to rural families in western Minnesota. At the end of that historic trip, all 14 gallons were sold and the Schwan home-delivery business was born.
Today, The Schwan Food Company is a multibillion-dollar private company with more than 15,000 subsidiary employees worldwide. Based out of Marshall, Minnesota, the company sells fine frozen foods on its traditional delivery trucks, in grocery-store freezers and in the food-service industry.