Shearer's Foods

Shearer’s is a contract manufacturer and private label supplier in the snack industry.

Shearer’s Foods (“Shearer’s”), headquartered in Massillon, Ohio, is the largest manufacturer of private label salty snacks, crackers and cookies in North America. Shearer’s serves the nation’s largest branded snack food companies and leading blue-chip retailers. Shearer’s manufactures products at eight facilities in the United States and Canada.

Wind Point acquired Shearer’s in October 2012. Our value creation plan includes leveraging Shearer’s reputation for innovation, national footprint and manufacturing capabilities to help its customers grow, improving productivity, and completing add-on acquisitions.

Wind Point acquired Shearer’s in partnership with CEO CJ Fraleigh, an executive with 26 years of experience in consumer products. CJ was most recently CEO of Sara Lee North America, a $7 billion division of the global consumer products company that included category leading food brands such as Sara Lee, Hillshire Farms, Jimmy Dean and Ballpark.

Shearer’s is Seeking Acquisitions

Shearer’s is seeking strategic acquisitions that expand its geographic or product capabilities. For additional information or to discuss a possible transaction, please contact David Stott.