Monday, July 31, 2017

Microblog: Minnesota Companies-Schwan's

Summer = ice cream, and ice cream, for many of us, means the Schwan's truck is bringing us some cold treats.

Schwan's Foods is a company that began in 1952 at the Schwan family dairy, when their son took about a dozen gallons of their ice cream and delivered it to people in the area. In 1956, they expanded to a location in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. The next year, they began to offer other things in addition to ice cream--juice and frozen fish. Gradually, the demand for their products grew, and they acquired brands like
  • Tony's Pizza
  • Freschetta Pizza
  • Red Baron Pizza
  • Mrs. Smith's Pies
  • Pagoda Asian foods
  • Edwards Desserts
Here's a video of how ice cream sandwiches are made:
Their mainstay and biggest source of revenue is still in the home delivery of frozen foods, and they sell over 400 different products from 400 sales and distribution centers. Schwan's employs 11,000 people and their yearly profits are about $3 Billion.
In 1998, they became sponsor of the USA Cup in soccer, so it is now called the Schwan's USA Cup. The Schwan Super Rink, an ice arena complex in Blaine, Minnesota, was named for the Schwan Company.
Possibilities of careers with Schwan's Foods include
  • Warehouse workers
  • Drivers/Delivery/Sales
  • Merchandising
  • Planners
  • Managers
  • Human Resources workers
  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Recruiting
Here is their website for job-hunting:

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