The food manufacturing business is an important part of the Greater Philadelphia economy.
Food manufacturing represents the second largest sub-sector of Greater Philadelphia’s manufacturing industry, with over 20,000 employees accounting for 11 percent of total manufacturing employment.
The region is one of the leading gateways for food products in the United States, and is a national leader in the importation of perishable goods.
The largest contiguous refrigerated produce terminal in North America is the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market.
Direct service by two Class 1 railroads that bring commodities from Midwest farmlands to the Greater Philadelphia area.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, provides business and technology expertise to food and agribusiness, and has assisted over 1,200 companies since 2000.
Saint Joseph’s University Center for Food Marketing is a designated national center for food marketing by the USDA, and the university houses one of the largest academic food marketing libraries in the world.
Leading Food Companies in Greater Philadelphia
Amoroso’s Baking Co.
Campbell Soup Company
Clement Pappas & Company, Inc.
Dietz & Watson, Inc.
Frankford Candy LLC
Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.
Herr Foods Inc.
JBS Souderton, Inc.
J & J Snack Foods Corp.
Pepsi Cola & National Brand Beverages Ltd. (Inc.)
Tasty Baking Company
Select Greater Philadelphia (Select) is the business attraction organization for northern Delaware, southern New Jersey, and southeastern Pennsylvania. A non-profit entity, Select highlights Greater Philadelphia’s unique business assets to national and global audiences with the ultimate goal of growing the economic vibrancy of our collective community through attracting new businesses and new jobs to our 11-county region. Select assists companies interested in locating in Greater Philadelphia by providing resources, detailed information, and connections.