Connecting with a robust supply chain In Wisconsin®
When Gourmet Foods International was looking for its first Midwest location, it selected a Wisconsin location that will allow it to reach the Milwaukee, Chicago and Minneapolis markets with ease. To support Gourmet Foods’ expansion, WEDC awarded the company $200,000 in performance-based tax credits, and Kenosha Area Business Alliance provided $1.1 million in financing. FaB Wisconsin, Wisconsin’s statewide food and beverage industry cluster consortium based in Milwaukee, played a critical role in helping the company understand Wisconsin’s sector leadership in food and beverage, and the robust supply chain the company would be able to connect with by locating here.
Supplying the freshest and finest specialty foods
From its 1967 beginnings as a small Atlanta-area cheese shop, Gourmet Foods has grown into one of the nation’s leading specialty food suppliers. The company has a mission of providing customers with the freshest and finest specialty food products. Gourmet Foods takes special interest in small producers and works directly with them to offer hand-crafted, healthy and environmentally conscientious products. The company chose the Business Park of Kenosha as the location for a new 35,200-square-foot distribution center, the company’s seventh location nationwide.