Chicago Custom Foods: Chicago-based CCF is a leader in branded popcorn seasonings, a category it created in 2000 with the introduction of Kernel Season’s, now America’s No. 1 selling brand with more than 20 flavors. CCF has expanded into new food categories recently with brands that include Tasty Shakes oatmeal mix-ins, Veggie Season’s vegetable seasonings, and Truffle Season’s premium popcorn seasonings.
Mateo’s Gourmet Salsa: Founded in 2010 by Andrew Robbins, Mateo’s Gourmet Salsa is one of the nation’s leading independent salsa brands, available in retailers such as Costco, Walmart, Target, Publix and Kroger. Mateo’s all-natural line of products includes a wide variety of salsas ranging from core flavors such as Mild, Medium and Hot, to small-batch gourmet flavors such as Habanero, Hatch and Cantina Style.