SOURCE: Little Lady Foods

Little Lady Foods

July 20, 2011 16:04 ET

Nimble, Confident Little Lady Foods Leaps Forward With New Corporate Headquarters, Strategic Hires and Expanded Culinary Center

Leading Private-Label Supplier of Custom-Made Pizzas, Hand-Helds and Gourmet Sandwiches Matches Growth With Expanded Capabilities and Manpower

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL--(Marketwire - Jul 20, 2011) - Despite a tough economic climate, Little Lady Foods continues to garner the loyalty and support of some of the country's largest consumer brands' food manufacturers, private label retailers, sit-down restaurants and convenience stores.

Little Lady Foods recently consolidated employees into a single 20,000 sq. ft. corporate complex at 2200 Pratt Boulevard in Elk Grove Village, IL, freeing up much needed space for growing food plant operations and an expansion of its culinary center for product development and customer collaboration. The Company operates three manufacturing facilities in Elk Grove Village and Gurnee, Illinois.

Founded in 1985 by Angelo Geocaris, the privately-held Company is now under the joint leadership of sons Dan and John Geocaris. According to John Geocaris, it is this tightly held, steady ownership that has enabled Little Lady Foods to grow and thrive through a variety of economic swings. "Our ability to stay focused on our customers' needs through innovation, creative problem solving and consistent service has helped Little Lady Foods attract and maintain long-term relationships with some of the nation's most recognized food manufacturers," states John Geocaris.

Over the last year, the Company has accelerated its investment into new product development and manufacturing innovations and has brought in several additional highly experienced area experts, including CFO, James B. Sharwarko, Michael Shepherd as director supply chain, Neal Pearlman, director of business development, Ray Deeter, operations manager and quality assurance manager, Ravi Somanahally.

In addition to working with customers bringing to market some of the most on-trend products, Little Lady Foods and its employees are active participants with Chicago area charitable organizations, including the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

About Little Lady Foods

Little Lady Foods is a leading manufacturer of custom-made specialty foods to the foodservice and retail industries. The Company makes premium pizzas, hand-helds and gourmet sandwiches for restaurants, and retail operators. Little Lady Foods also provides custom product design, creation, and marketing services for private-label customers. Founded in 1961, privately-held Little Lady Foods has a deep foundation in developing and bringing to market innovative on-trend products. The Company has received SQF (Safe Quality Food) Level 3 Certifications. For more information, please visit www.littleladyfoods.com.

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