Tropical Foods is a second-generation family owned business. Our company was founded in 1977 by Jerry and Betty York and is now run by their two daughters Carolyn Bennett and Angela Bauer and son-in-law John Bauer. Tropical Foods is certified in the Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBENC) and the Women-Owned Small Business Program (WOSB). We start by sourcing the highest quality ingredients and then create snacks and mixes bursting with the bold flavors you love. With more than 3,000 snacks in our product line, Tropical Foods is the ideal snack partner for your business.
Tropical Foods has sales and distribution offices in Orlando, Atlanta, Washington DC, Dallas and Charlotte, NC. Our SQF, Kosher and organic production facility in Charlotte roasts nuts & seeds daily and blends over 60 bulk snack mixes. These facilities also package and re-box many of our items to meet our customers’ varied needs. Charlotte is our corporate headquarters, and is home to purchasing, accounting, and sales & marketing offices. Most Tropical Foods orders are shipped within 24 hours from one of our six strategically located facilities.
For forty years, we have been responsive to our food industry customers’ needs, and we continue to help them grow their business by sharing our product and market expertise related to our specially formulated snack mixes, freshly roasted nuts & seeds, snacks, and hundreds of bulk and packaged candies, spices, dried fruit, grains, and specialty foods.
Our responsive service, combined with an extensive variety of products, our commitment to using only the highest quality grades of raw materials, and our emphasis on strengthening our company through our core values of Customer Satisfaction, Integrity, Growth & Learning, and Leadership are why Tropical Foods should be your first choice as a supplier.
Integrity: We will be ethical and trustworthy. We strive to be fair, honest, professional and open with our employees, customers and vendors, and endeavor to earn their respect.
Customer Satisfaction: Our customers are our best references and our name is synonymous with excellent products and service. We expect to consistently provide a high quality product at a fair price. We are committed to the highest standards with our customers, vendors, products and services.
Growth and Learning: Tropical Foods will be a place for opportunity and growth. We will create a safe and productive environment where everyone can express their vision and fully utilize their talents. We trust our employees to clearly and efficiently communicate their ideas and goals.
Leadership: We will encourage our employees to become leaders professionally and personally. We are innovators and will set standards in our industry. We will be leaders, not to be led, and Tropical Foods will be a place where everyone can grow from good to great.
To get better every day by efficiently providing the best product, market expertise, and business solutions in an integrated responsive fashion. We will continually strive to be a prosperous company for the growth and benefit of our employees, customers, vendors, and community.
To be recognized as the most sought after manufacturer and source of distinctive food products. We will be the expert and consultant in helping our customers grow their business in the market segments that we serve.