- Charles W. Dunnet founded our company in 1935.
Charles W. Dunnet founded our company and sold eggs, ham and poultry to wholesalers in the Philadelphia market.
- C.W. Dunnet & Co. became a secondary processor of butter and margarine.
C.W. Dunnet & Co. became a secondary processor of butter and margarine, specializing in foodservice varieties such as printed chips, reddies, quarters, one-pound solids and whipped products. We also began packing private label butter and margarine for local retail supermarket chains such as Food Fair, A&P and Acme Markets. As our business grew we expanded our distribution to include the Tri-State area and New York.
- We Were Purchased.
State Brand Creameries, an Iowa Dairy Cooperative purchased the company
- We merged with Associated Milk Producers, Inc.
State Brand Creameries merged with Associated Milk Producers, Inc. (AMPI) to become the largest dairy co-op in the United States. This merger created a new dimension for C.W. Dunnet & Co. adding a full spectrum of barrel and block cheese to our growing list of products.
- Management Purchased Us.
Management purchased C. W. Dunnet & Co. from AMPI, leading the way in dramatically expanding our product lines to respond to customer needs. This decision helped to position C.W. Dunnet & Co. as one of the leading foodservice re-distributors in the country. Some major lines included: Tyson Foods, Con Agra, Hatfield Meats, Casa Di Bertacchi, McCain’s, Belgioioso, Ocean Garden, Stanislaus, Kraft, Pana Pesca, Tampa Bay Fisheries, Hormel, DeCecco and Ancara Imported Italian Pastas, Olive Oils and Tomatoes.
- We Moved.
Moved from our former facility on 1525 North America Street in Philadelphia to the Food Distribution Center on South Lawrence Street in Philadelphia to better manage our growing customer base.
- We Updated and Remodeled Ourselves for You.
To keep up with our customer demands and provide quality service to our customers, our facility was updated and remodeled to include state of the art equipment. This allowed us to stock additional national lines and provide customers to participate in kitchen demos to taste new product offerings and interact with our vendor base to further develop their product knowledge to enhance their sales.