ABOUT ARCOBASSO


Arcobasso Foods boasts a track record of 25 years of providing quality and consistent food manufacturing as well as helping restaurants, convenience stores, and retailers develop new taste ideas. Our Technical Services team boasts Food Chemists and a Quality Assurance Department. Having this talent on staff delivers the finest products and the highest return on investment for our customers. We specialize in runs ranging from a minimum of 2,000 gallons (16,000 lbs.) per year and up.

Our entire team is committed to carefully crafting our clients’ sauces and dressings to exacting specifications, innovating to capitalize on emerging trends, and embracing the belief that at Arcobasso, “every batch counts”. Our “attitude of excellence” is what drives innovation, cost control, and value for our customers.

COMPANY CULTURE

The key ingredients at Arcobasso include a dedication to serving our customers, producing products of the highest possible quality, and always seeking ways to improve the process. The food experts at Arcobasso specialize in finding solutions to your challenges. We pay attention to the finest details, allowing us to develop a custom sauce or dressing flavor and then manufacture it to the required specifications and volumes, all with the highest level of quality assurance. But the commitment to outstanding customer service doesn’t end there. We not only produce sauces and dressings for our customers, but package them in a wide variety of options from multi-gallon to single-serve. At Arcobasso, we achieve what you need, how you need it and when you need it.

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HISTORY

Arcobasso has been creating custom dressings and sauces for the food industry since 1987. The company was founded on the concept of customization, and that still holds true today. We understand that in the food business, timing is key and we take pride in our swift speed-to-market capabilities. We have the flexibility to create custom dressings and sauces for a variety of customers including multi-unit restaurant chains, grocery store chains, and food distributors. At Arcobasso, it’s about customization, quality and service. Whether you represent a food service company, a grocery store, or a food distributor, Arcobasso has the talented staff to help you grow your dressings and sauce business in many innovative ways.

Leadership

Pat Newsham, President and Partner

Pat Newsham is President and Partner for Arcobasso Foods, overseeing sales, production operations and day-to-day activities involving all aspects of the company. Mr. Newsham’s brother, Tom Newsham, founded Arcobasso Foods in 1987, on the concept of customization in the food service, restaurant, food distribution and food retail industry. Mr. Newsham began working alongside his brother on the manufacturing floor and in grocery sales in 1991, leading to his position as Vice President of sales for more than 10 years. In 2009, Mr. Newsham and his business partner, Mark Miner, bought Arcobasso Foods from his brother. Under Mr. Newsham’s lead, Arcobasso Foods still provides a variety of customizable sauces, dressings and marinades, as well as a wide range of packaging options. Mr. Newsham holds a Bachelor of Science in Personal Finance from the University of Missouri.


Mark Miner, Partner and Senior Vice President of Sales

Mark Miner is Partner and Senior Vice President of Sales for Arcobasso Foods, overseeing sales functions, administration, finance and customer service. Mr. Miner has an extensive background in sales and management, with almost 20 years of experience. In 2009, Mr. Miner bought Arcobasso foods with his business partner, Pat Newsham. Prior to becoming Partner and Senior Vice President of Sales, Mr. Miner worked at Arcobasso Foods as Vice President of Sales for two years. Before coming to Arcobasso Foods, Mr. Miner worked in management consulting for Big Four Firms in St. Louis for seven years. Mr. Miner holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting and finance from Missouri State University and a Master of Business Administration from St. Louis University.


Matt Pudlowski, Chief Financial and Operating Officer

Matt Pudlowski is Chief Financial and Operating Officer for Arcobasso Foods, overseeing the financial and operating areas of the company.  Mr. Pudlowski joined Arcobasso as part of the Major Peters’ beverage acquisition in August of 2013.  Mr. Pudlowski brings with him more than 22 years of food and beverage experience gained while working at Ralcorp Holdings, Inc., most recently as its Vice President of Business Development and Investor Relations.  Mr. Pudlowski also spent several years working in multiple production facilities in varying financial capacities.  Mr. Pudlowski holds a Bachelor of Science in finance from the University of Dayton and a Master of Business Administration from St. Louis University.



SQF2 Certified Facilities













Arcobasso manufactures all dressings and sauces at our SQF Level 2 certified facility in St. Louis, Missouri. This assures you of the highest level of quality in every bottle and every batch subjecting our facilities to annual third party audits. SQF Level 2, which focuses on food safety, is a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmarked scheme that is increasingly recognized within the food industry. SQF certification allows food safety and quality systems to be verified and validated throughout the food chain, increasing brand protection, consumer confidence and loyalty. SQF is recognized by retailers, foodservice providers and regulatory agencies around the world that require ACCP food safety and quality management systems by their suppliers.

Competitive Advantages:

  • Recognized worldwide
  • Promotes confidence in food safety, quality and legality
  • Enhances your marketing image

Cost Advantages:

  • Provides a platform for consistent improvement in process quality and safety, allowing processors valuable time and resources historically lost to multiple and conflicting audit standards
  • Improves process management by helping to proactively identify and manage risk so as to avoid stock recoveries, market withdrawals and rework
  • Increases yield by reducing material waste
  • Streamlines risk and process management

Safety and quality advantages:

  • Addresses food safety requirements
  • Provides proof of due diligence
  • Encourages more responsible agricultural and manufacturing processes
  • Complies with regulatory requirements
The signing of the US FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) by the U.S. president in January 2011 is the most sweeping overhaul of the food-safety system in the United States since the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938.

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PARTNERS/AFFILIATIONS

The National Grocers Association

The National Grocers Association (NGA) is the national trade association representing the retail and wholesale grocers that comprise the independent sector of the food distribution industry. Also represented are affiliated associations, manufacturers, and service suppliers, as well as other entrepreneurial companies that support NGA’s Mission and Philosophy.


The National Association of Convience Stores

NACS provides resources that help convenience and fuel retailers increase profits and grow their operations. They provide information for getting started in the convenience store industry, protecting your business, maintaining compliance with current regulations and learning more about the dynamic retail fuels market.


The Petroleum Marketers Association of America

The Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA) is a federation of 48 state and regional trade associations representing approximately 8,000 independent petroleum marketers nationwide.


The Produce Marketing Association

PMA reaches all sectors of the industry and the supply chain to keep members in touch with prospects, peers, partners and experts on the issues that affect their bottom line, from food safety to traceability and beyond. Arcobasso is a proud member of the PMA.

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