Sargento Foods Inc. is a family-owned company composed of two business divisions: Consumer Products and Food Service and Ingredients. The company employs approximately 1,800 people at four Wisconsin facilities: Plymouth, Kiel, Hilbert and Elkhart Lake.

The Consumer Products Division is a leading national packager and marketer of shredded, snack and specialty cheeses sold under the Sargento brand, cheese and non-cheese snack food items and ethnic sauces.

The Food Service and Ingredients Division produces custom cheese products that are tailor-made to the specifications of many national restaurant chains. These products include natural sliced and shredded cheeses and breaded appetizers. The Division also provides custom cheese products to meet the needs of other food manufacturers. These products include sliced, shredded and diced cheeses, portion control packs, fillings and sauces.

Stakeholder Value

At Sargento, we believe in a concept of ownership that goes beyond our stockholders to include the other important contributors to our success. We include as stakeholders not only our stockholders, but also our employees, customers, community, and suppliers. Although clearly different from that of a stockholder they each have a meaningful stake in our company. Because of this, we recognize the importance of evaluating the impact of our decisions on each of our stakeholders.

Statement of Values & Purpose

Sargento is a family-owned cheese company dedicated to enhancing long-term stakeholder value. Sustained by an insatiable winning spirit, we are guided by our faith in God. Our central purpose is to be the best at responding to customer and consumer needs for cheese, cheese-based, and other culinary solutions. We will achieve this goal by exceeding expectations for innovation, service, quality, value, taste, and convenience. We share the results of our success with those that contribute to that success.