Posted June 03, 2019

Golding Farms Foods Announces Acquisition

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, May 23, 2019– Golding Farms Foods, Inc. (“Golding Farms”), a leading manufacturer of private label, branded, and co-manufactured sauces and condiments, today announced the acquisition of Arcobasso Foods, a St. Louis-based manufacturer of dressings, sauces and beverage mixers. 

Founded in 1987, Arcobasso sells its products to private label and branded customers across retail, foodservice and c-store channels, operating from a 60,000 square foot, SQF-certified facility in Hazelwood, Missouri. Arcobasso produces a wide range of products, including refrigerated salad dressings, hot sauces, wing sauces, BBQ sauces and drink mixers.

The acquisition enhances Golding Farms’ product offerings and capabilities in numerous high-growth categories and establishes a national manufacturing footprint to supply the Company’s regional and national customers with sauce and condiment private brand programs and branded products. Fresh off Golding’s significant investments in its Winston-Salem facility, Golding plans to bring that same growth mindset to St. Louis, where it plans on making meaningful investments into the Hazelwood facility, enhancing its production and packaging capabilities.

“Arcobasso Foods is a special company with long-standing relationships and commitments to customers, suppliers, employees and the St. Louis community” stated John Frostad, CEO of Golding Farms. “The combination will meaningfully expand the Golding Farms team and manufacturing footprint, creating a specialty sauce and condiment platform capable of serving customers in almost every geography and channel of trade. I am particularly pleased that Arcobasso’s senior leadership team – Partners Pat Newsham and Mark Miner and CFO Matt Pudlowski -- will be staying with Golding in significant roles.”

“I am very proud of our success to date and the growth we have experienced since my brother founded the Company in 1987. Our combination with Golding Farms will allow us to be a better strategic partner for our customers” added Pat Newsham, President of Arcobasso Foods. “I look forward to partnering with John Frostad and the rest of the Golding Farms team to help accelerate the continued growth of our combined business.”

About Golding Farms Foods
Headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Golding Farms Foods is leading manufacturer of private label, branded, and co-manufactured sauces and condiments. Founded by in 1972, Golding Farms maintains a best-in-class, SQF Edition 8-certified facility with highly efficient processing and packaging capabilities and serves a wide range of end markets and product categories. For more information, please visit

About Arcobasso Foods
Headquartered in Hazelwood, Missouri, Arcobasso has been creating custom dressings and sauces for the food industry since 1987. Arcobasso has a 30+ year history of producing high quality products on behalf of retail, foodservice and branded customers. Arcobasso operates a 60,000 square foot, SQF-certified facility in Hazelwood, Missouri with shelf stable and refrigerated temperature state capabilities and broad packaging capabilities including retail, single-serve and multi-use for foodservice customers.
Posted June 21, 2017

Major Peters'® Bloody Mary Mixes Honored for 4th consecutive year in Annual SIPs Competition

Arcobasso Foods' Drink Mix Brand Earns two Platinums, a Gold and
a Silver Medal in the SIP International Consumer Tasting Awards

St. Louis, MO – Arcobasso Foods, a leading producer of custom dressings, sauces, and beverage drink mixes for the restaurant, convenience store and food service industries, was recently honored by the Spirits International Prestige (SIP) Awards. Their Original and Hot & Spicy flavors took home Platinum Awards, while The Works earned a Gold. The Major Peters’ brand also won a Silver Award for label design for new packaging of the Bloody Mary mix product line.

The awards were presented by the 2017 Spirits International Prestige (SIP) Awards which recently hosted its largest blind tasting competition to date with 673 spirit brands and 118 consumer judges. “We are thrilled to be honored by SIPs for the fourth consecutive year,” commented Pat Newsham, CEO of Arcobasso Foods, the manufacturing company of the Major Peters’ drink mix line. “Our consistent award record says a great deal about how much consumers love our Bloody Mary mix flavors,” he added.

The Major Peters’ brand of Bloody Mary mixes are made using the finest ingredients, hold up well to vodka and provide a bold, consistent taste that satisfies even the most discerning Bloody Mary drinker. All made from over 90 percent real tomato juice, the Original flavor delivers a proprietary blend of 40 different spices; the Works provides more pepper, spices, and horseradish for a made-from-scratch taste; and Hot & Spicy offers the extra kick of jalapeno.

About the SIP Awards
Catering to the opinions and palates of the consuming public, the Spirits International Prestige (SIP) Awards present a unique, spirit-judging competition, unaffected by industry bias. To learn more, visit

Posted June 13, 2017

Watch this tasty episode of Sauce Tank

Watch this episode of Sauce Tank and see why these sharks are fighting over distributing the great taste of Arcobasso specialty sauces, dressings and Bloody Mary drink mixes.
View here.

Posted July 22, 2016

Major Peters' Bloody Mary Mixes Rack Up More Awards in 2016

Major Peters' is pleased to announce our award-winning taste has garnered us a third consecutive year of hardware from the 2016 SIP Awards and 2016 LA Spirits Awards.

About Arcobasso
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