WE MAKE FOOD it's what we do and we do it right
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.
Mission, Vision and Values
"Delight consumers with an unmatched food experience that delivers superior value."
"My vision for our future is a strong, solid, well-managed, fast-growing, exciting, innovative company with high business ethics and an excellent reputation – a company that offers great opportunities, a place where people like to work." ~ Marvin Schwan, founder
GROWTH — We relentlessly and urgently pursue value-added company and individual growth. HARD WORK — We use intelligent, extraordinary effort to deliver superior customer and consumer value. HELPING ONE ANOTHER — We use teamwork and open, constructive dialogue to achieve greater success. ENTHUSIASM — We are visibly engaged, passionate and determined to win regardless of circumstances. INTEGRITY — We do what is right regardless of cost or consequences
FOUNDATION FOR SUCCESS
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.