Hearthside Food Solutions

Hearthside Food Solutions is a leading contract manufacturer for premier food companies.

Hearthside Food Solutions is a leading contract food manufacturer and packager.  

Hearthside Food Solutions, based in Downers Grove, Illinois, is a full service contract manufacturer and packager of high quality food and snack products for some of the world’s leading premier brands. Hearthside has 19 manufacturing facilities, flexible capabilities and long-term relationships with a diversified customer base. 

Wind Point acquired Hearthside in April 2009. Our value creation plan includes driving top line growth with a proactive sales strategy, upgrading manufacturing capabilities, and expanding via add-on acquisitions. Under Wind Point’s ownership, Hearthside has completed three transformative acquisitions that more than doubled the size of the business. In addition, in May 2013 Hearthside merged with Ryt-way Industries, another Wind Point Portfolio company that is a leader in dry food and high speed packaging as well as a designer of high-speed packaging equipment.

Wind Point acquired Hearthside in partnership with CEO Rich Scalise. Rich was most recently President of Ralcorp Frozen Bakery Products, a division of Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: RAH). Prior to Ralcorp, Rich spent 18 years with ConAgra Foods (NYSE: CAG) in a variety of roles, including his last position as President and COO of ConAgra’s $3 billion Refrigerated Foods Division.

Hearthside is seeking acquisitions

Hearthside is seeking acquisitions in the contract manufacturing industry. For additional information or to discuss a possible transaction, please contact Mark Burgett.