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101 Top Illinois Consumer Goods Companies and Startups of 2021

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This article showcases our top picks for the best Illinois based Consumer Goods companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Consumer Goods industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Illinois Consumer Goods Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Bartesian

Bartesian

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Bartesian offers a capsule-based machine that enables individuals to make homemade cocktails.

Farmer's Fridge

Farmer’s Fridge

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Farmer’s Fridge provides an automated smart fridge that serves salads, bowls, snacks, and more.

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Current Mobile

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We enable millions of budget-conscious consumers to earn income from their daily habits.

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Mondelez International

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Mondelez International is a branded food and beverage company that specializes in snack foods such as biscuits, chocolate, gum, and candies.

Farmer's Fridge

Chromatin

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Chromatin is a biotech company that develops sorghum for traditional agriculture and applications in the renewable energy sector.

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Black Buffalo

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Black Buffalo is a smokeless tobacco alternative that has the same look, feel, smell, and experience as traditional dipping products.

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Medline Industries

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Medline Industries, Inc., based in Mundelein, Illinois,

Farmer's Fridge

Oars + Alps

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Oars + Alps provides skincare products for men made from natural, toxin-free ingredients.

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Stock+Field

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Stock+Field is a retail company offering general merchandise and DIY products.

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Honey-Can-Do International

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Honey-Can-Do International is a consumer goods company that offers storage and organization products.

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Hello water

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Hello water is a fiber infused water with the perfect balance of flavor and sweetness to help aid in a healthy lifestyle.

Farmer's Fridge

PRE Brands

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PRE Brands is a food processing company that specializes in providing grass-fed and finished beef products.

Farmer's Fridge

Renegade Brands

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Renegade Brands provides safe and high performance cleaning products.

Farmer's Fridge

Katamco

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Katamco is a wholesale retail company.

Farmer's Fridge

GC Plus

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GC Plus is a 1-Click On-Demand Platform for Homeowners & 3X Earnings for Plumbers

Farmer's Fridge

Jovian Technologies

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AI SaaS platform for Food & Beverage Competitive Intelligence & Consumer data Analytics

Farmer's Fridge

Gekks

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Gekks manufactures a low cut liner sock for men and women to avoid foot odour.

Farmer's Fridge

Vapor4Life

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Vapor4Life is the world’s only company that spent years and millions of dollars to invent the finest, most technologically advanced

Farmer's Fridge

KeHE Distributors

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KeHE Distributors is a fresh and natural, organic wholesale foods distributor.

Farmer's Fridge

Blueair

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Blueair provides air purifying solutions with acclaimed leading-edge filtration technologies and design.

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Mavely

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Solving the problem of rising CAC for direct to consumer brands, while driving product discover and additional income for everyday families.

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Weber

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Weber is a privately held American manufacturer of charcoal, gas, and electric outdoor grills with related accessories.

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MJ Holding Company, LLC

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MJ Holding Company is a consumer goods company offering impulse toys and trading card supplies.

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Because, Animals

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Because Animals is creating cultured meat to feed the world’s pets.

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Fortune Brands Home & Security

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Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE: FBHS), headquartered in Deerfield, Ill., creates products and services that help fulfill the

Farmer's Fridge

Voyant Beauty

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Voyant Beauty is a cosmetics company specializes in the development and manufacturing of high-performance personal care and beauty products.

Farmer's Fridge

Acquired Sales Corp

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Acquired Sales is a publicly-traded corporation focused upon investing in rapidly growing, profitable companies.

Farmer's Fridge

Synergy Flavors

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Synergy Flavors is a manufacturer and supplier of flavorings, extracts and essences, with a truly global footprint.

Farmer's Fridge

Seasons Sparkling

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Seasons Sparkling creates organic plant-based sparkling waters, presents them with contemporary art, and delivers nationwide.

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Radio Flyer

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Radio Flyer is a consumer goods company offering wagons, ride-on, scooters, and parts.

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City Grange

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City Grange is selling the right organic and local products, rethinking the supply chain, creating jobs.

Farmer's Fridge

REV UP BRANDS

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REV UP BRANDS is a manufacturer and wholesaler of dance apparel, costumes and accessories from Chicago.

Farmer's Fridge

Ex-Tech Plastics

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Ex-Tech Plastics manufactures quality sheets to meet your most demanding production requirements.

Farmer's Fridge

Ferrara Candy

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Ferrara Candy is virtual tours of the making of Lemonheads, Red Hots, Gummies, Jawbusters, Boston Baked Beans and Atomic Fireballs.

Farmer's Fridge

FAR Botanicals

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An Eco Luxury line of artisan-crafted moisturizing products designed to meet the needs of dry, damaged and / or textured hair.

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Paris Presents

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A global company that creates and distributes beauty products and personal care accessories that elevate the beauty experience for women

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Reynolds Consumer Products

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Reynolds Consumer Products provides quality household essentials and world-class brands.

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Thermos LLC

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Thermos manufactures and sells insulated food and beverage containers, children’s lunch kits, and other consumer products worldwide.

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Curion Insights

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Curion provides world-class quantitative and qualitative product insights.

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Berner Food & Beverage

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Berner is a leading manufacturer of high quality shelf-stable food products and beverages

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PowerCoco

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PowerCoco is a natural low-calorie, low-sugar sports drink that combines coconut water with electrolytes.

Farmer's Fridge

GHP Group, Inc.

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GHP Group is a consumer goods company providing electric fireplaces, log sets, heating products, and gas grills.

Farmer's Fridge

Serta

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Serta is a developer and manufacturer of mattresses.

Farmer's Fridge

Sara Lee Corporation

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Sara Lee Corporation is a U.S.-based producer of frozen baked goods, fresh and processed meats, coffee, other cosumer goods.

Farmer's Fridge

The Coleman Company

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The Coleman Company specializes in outdoor recreation products and especially camping gear.

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Stepan Company

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Stepan Company is an international manufacturer of specialty and intermediate chemical products

Farmer's Fridge

Signode Industrial Group

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Signode Industrial Group makes the bulk transportation of goods possible.

Farmer's Fridge

Marshall Associates Inc.

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Marshall Associates is a consumer goods company that provides direct sales and marketing services.

Farmer's Fridge

SeaStar Solutions

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SeaStar Solutions (formerly Teleflex Marine) is the leading global provider of OEM and aftermarket products and accessories for the

Farmer's Fridge

Weiman Products

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In 1941, the Weiman family pioneered a new revolution of ‘clean’ by giving its customers a complementary bottle of special polish to

Farmer's Fridge

Travelon

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Travelon designs and manufactures innovative travel solutions, including anti-theft bags and packing accessories.

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L&W Supply

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L&W Supply is a distributors of gypsum wallboard and building materials.

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786 Cosmetics

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786 Cosmetics is a nail polish line that is dedicated to creating vegan, breathable & halal products.

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Merisant

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Merisant is a manufacturer and marketer of sweetener products such as Equal, Canderel, and Pure Via.

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Blommer Chocolate Company

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Blommer Chocolate Company is a consumer goods company that processes chocolate ingredients.

Farmer's Fridge

Nexgen Packaging

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Nexgen Packaging, LLC is a leading global supplier of Brand Identification products to Retailers and Apparel & Textile Brands.

Farmer's Fridge

Ovie

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Ovie develops and offers a smart food storage system.

Farmer's Fridge

MillerCoors

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MillerCoors is a conglomerate of beer breweries that specializes in the business and marketing end of beer production.

Farmer's Fridge

PepperBall

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PepperBall-branded products are developed, manufactured and distributed by United Tactical Systems.

Farmer's Fridge

Turtle Wax, Inc

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Turtle Wax is a consumer goods company that offers liquid car polish.

Farmer's Fridge

Alpine Home Air Products

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Alpine Home Air Products sells contractor-grade furnaces, heaters, air conditioners, and indoor air-quality products.

Farmer's Fridge

Votre Vu French Skin Care

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Votre Vu French Skin Care is a consumer goods company providing French skin care and custom-blended cosmetics.

Farmer's Fridge

Scrip Products

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Scrip Products provides wellness products for healthcare practitioners.

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Adesso Solutions

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Adesso Solutions provides integrated technology solutions for the consumer goods industry.

Farmer's Fridge

Camelot Illinois

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Camelot Illinois operates the Illinois Lottery, a modern enterprise that truly benefits the people of Illinois.

Farmer's Fridge

Plumrose USA

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Plumrose is a manufacturer with over 80 years of experience in providing delicious, high quality meat products throughout the United States.

Farmer's Fridge

Sloan Valve

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Sloan Valve is a supplier of water efficient bathroom products.

Farmer's Fridge

Bioelements

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Bioelements is a cosmetics company specializing in skin care products.

Farmer's Fridge

Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc.

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Kolcraft Enterprises is a consumer goods company manufacturing crib mattress.

Farmer's Fridge

Universal Beauty Products Inc.

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Universal Beauty Products is a consumer goods company manufacturing health and personal care products.

Farmer's Fridge

Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet

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Manufacturer of worlds best outdoor cooking and entertaining equipment

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The Popcorn Factory

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The Popcorn Factory is a manufacturer and direct marketer of giftable premium popcorn.

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Schutt Sports

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Schutt Sports is a sporting goods company offering sports protective gear.

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Universal Air Filter

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Universal Air Filter designs and manufactures custom air filters and EMI shielding products.

Farmer's Fridge

Aquion

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Aquion is a manufacturer and marketer of premium water treatment equipment and water quality solutions that serve a variety of markets.

Farmer's Fridge

Agri-Fab

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Agri-Fab is a consumer goods company that offers lawn care products.

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Solo Cup Company

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A $1.8 billion publicly reporting international consumer products company.

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Blistex

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Blistex develops, produces, and markets lip care products.

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NeuEve

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NeuEve manufactures all-natural remedies for menopause

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Bio Bidet

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Bio Bidet is a recognized leader in bathroom technology and sustainability.

Farmer's Fridge

Champro Sports

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Champro Sports is a sporting goods company that manufactures sports equipment and apparel.

Farmer's Fridge

KeySmart

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KeySmart the premise that complex problems often have straightforward solutions Michael became dissatisfied with his bulky, noisy key chain.

Farmer's Fridge

O2COOL

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O2COOL is a designer, manufacturer and distributor of creative outdoor consumer products.

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American Almond

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American Almond is a premier producer of almond paste, marzipan & other nutty ingredients.

Farmer's Fridge

Cannabistry Labs

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World-class cannabis-infused product research and development company

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Bobble

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Bobble is a provider of reusable drinkware.

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Premier Beauty Supply

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Premier Beauty Supply is a consumer goods company that supplies salon beauty products.

Farmer's Fridge

Ace Hardware International

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Ace Hardware International is a retail company that offers hardware products and services.

Farmer's Fridge

Winston Brand Inc

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Winston Brand Inc. is an online retailer and multi-channel merchandiser that offers a wide variety of goods.

Farmer's Fridge

Handi-Foil

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Handi-Foil is an aluminum container manufacturer that makes pans and lids from green and recycled materials.

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Empire Comfort Systems

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Empire Comfort Systems is a consumer goods company that provides heating solutions.

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Avlon

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Avlon is a cosmetics company that provides hair color products and hair care system.

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Simplicity Creative Group

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Simplicity Creative Group is a consumer goods company providing knitting needles and quilting tools.

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1o8

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1o8 is an in-house digital marketing partner for consumer oriented brands and products.

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Benestar Brands

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Benestar Brands operates as a holding company for a diverse range of leading snack products, including pork rinds and corn tortilla chips.

Farmer's Fridge

Melrose International

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Melrose International is a wholesale company providing Home Decor products.

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Tru Vue

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Tru Vue is a fine art company that manufactures glazing products.

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Bisco Inc.

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Bisco, Inc. develops and manufactures dental products & offers aesthetic and restorative products to the dental profession.

Farmer's Fridge

Convenience Valet

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Based in Melrose Park, IL, is an industry leader in trial and travel-size consumer products.

Farmer's Fridge

Wahl Clipper Corporation

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Wahl Clipper Corporation is a manufactures and supplies professional styling,home styling and animal grooming products.

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Restaurantware

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Online platform for selling eco friendly tableware

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