1968 - Our story begins in Braintree, MA with founder Jeff Neville. The first products Jeff offers are lemon & lime juices packed in fruit shaped plastic bottles that were molded and filled in a single stop using imported machinery. With product formulas that maintained their consistency and flavor over time and a convenient and eye catching package design, these products were an immediate success in supermarkets nationwide.
1971 - Jeff introduces his second product, the Candy Apple Kit. The fun kit is a homespun version of the red candy apple popular at amusement parks and carnivals. The Candy Apple Kit expanded Concord’s presence in supermarket produce departments and continues to be a perfect seasonal match to the crop of fresh apples arriving in stores each fall.
1973 - Concord Foods’ rapid expansion necessitates relocation to a larger site. Much needed office space along with additional production capacity is found in Avon, Massachusetts.
1980 – Concord Foods’ foil pouch line begins with produce companion seasoning mixes for vegetables, soups and dips. An appealing set of packages is created by a local designer and finished product is in the hands of the first group of sixty brokers who focused on selling into supermarket Produce Departments across the country.
1980 – Acquires Tempo, our elite group of seasoning mixes for ground beef, seafood and chicken. The assorted mixes, with maximum flavor and convenience, help consumers stretch their grocery budget.
1983 - Concord Foods adds the hugely popular Caramel Apple Wrap to their full range of produce companion products. Caramel Wrap remains one of the most popular in the produce companion line.
1986 - Acquires Red-E-Made, a line of breaders, batters, baking mixes, specialty mixes, and custom blends for the food service and industrial sectors. Red-E-Made’s line includes low fat, natural, organic and allergen free products.
1989 – Acquires Oringer, a manufacturer of syrups, toppings, flavoring ingredients and variegates for the food service, dairy, confectionery, frozen dessert and bakery industries. Oringer’s beginnings date back to 1918.
1994 – Concord Foods relocates its family of companies to Minuteman Way in Brockton, Massachusetts. From offices to R&D to an impressive manufacturing plant, the 255,000 square foot property houses the entire operation under one roof. Innovation and commitment to its customers solidifies Concord Foods as a formidable player in the food industry.
1995 – Concord Foods’ reins are passed from Jeff to son Peter Neville. Peter carries on his father’s vision for Concord Foods by encouraging continued innovation for product development and emphasizing strong customer relations.
2000 – Throughout the late 1990’s, Concord developed proprietary processing technology for manufacturing its extensive line of caramel products. By 2000, the Oringer Division expands its caramels and fruit spread items to supply the Snack & Meal Replacement Bar industry.
2005 – Licenses Sunkist® brand-name for Concord’s Lemon Ice and Orange Ice Smoothies. The new cool treats are added to a line of Smoothies that include classic flavors such as Banana & Strawberry as well as a taste of the exotic with Tropical Pineapple and Mango.
2005 – Oringer expands its line to include innovative beverage bases and syrups formulated specifically for the foodservice industry’s unique needs.
2008 - Concord Foods celebrates 40 years of innovation, commitment and fortitude. Concord has become a leading supplier of retail food products and custom ingredients to nationally recognized Fortune 500 retail chains and international food service giants.
2009 – Licenses Chiquita® brand-name for Banana Bread Mix. This delicious bread mix was an addition to our line of specialty mixes. It has since become one of the best-selling bread mixes in the U.S.
2011 - Became SQF certified. Concord Foods’ facility operates under FDA regulations and a HACCP based quality system program that is independently audited by third party institutions following Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) – Safe Quality Foods (SQF) standards.