Lancaster Colony Corp began its operations in 1961 as a Delaware corporation. In 1992, it re-incorporated as an Ohio corporation. It is a manufacturer and marketer of specialty food products for the retail and foodservice markets. The Company offers dressings, sauces, croutons, fruit glazes, vegetable dips, fruit dips, frozen breads and yeast rolls. The Company operates in one business segment Specialty Foods. The food products it manufacture and sell include: salad dressings and sauces marketed under the brand names Marzetti, Cardini's, Simply Dressed, Katherine's Kitchen and Girard's; fruit glazes, vegetable dips and fruit dips marketed under the brand name Marzetti; Greek yogurt vegetable dips and hummus marketed under the brand name Otria; frozen garlic breads marketed under the brand names New York BRAND, Mamma Bella and Mamma Bella's; frozen Parkerhouse style yeast dinner rolls and sweet rolls, as well as biscuits, marketed under the brand names Sister Schubert's, Marshall's and Mary B's; premium dry egg noodles marketed under the brand names Inn Maid and Amish Kitchen; frozen specialty noodles marketed under the brand names Reames and Aunt Vi's; croutons and related products marketed under the brand names New York BRAND, Texas Toast, Chatham Village, Cardini's, Simply Dressed and Marzetti; snack sticks marketed under the brand name New York BRAND; flatbread wraps and pizza crusts marketed under the brand name Flatout and caviar marketed under the brand name Romanoff. A portion of its sales are products sold under private label to retailers, distributors and restaurants in the United States. Additionally, a small portion of its sales are dressing packets, frozen specialty noodles, pasta and flatbreads sold to industrial customers for use as ingredients or components in their products.It rely on raw materials and packaging for the day-to-day production of its products, including soybean oil, various sweeteners, eggs, dairy-related products, flour, various films and plastic and paper packaging materials. It competes with both domestic and foreign manufacturers of various sizes in the United States and internationally.
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