Hickory Farms, LLC. is an American specialty foods company based
in Toledo, Ohio.The company was established in 1951 when founder Richard
Ransom began selling hand cut cheese at local fairs. By 1959, the
company added summer sausage and opened their first retail store outside
Toledo, Ohio. Today they specialize in food gift boxes and baskets of
summer sausage, cheese, fruit, nuts, and sweets. Its owner is Modjule,
LLC, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and its private co-investors.
Once composed of more than 550 shopping mall-based kiosks in the United
States and Canada, the company now does multichannel marketing, offering
their products year round at club stores, mass merchandisers, and
supermarkets, as well as through catalogs and their website. During the
holiday season, they operate shopping mall kiosks as well. In
2008, the company redesigned its packaging, logo and retails kiosks The
company also entered into a partnership with Share Our Strength, a
national organization whose goal is to raise funds and awareness to end
childhood hunger in America.