The Grand Prairie Foods Archives

From Dairy Farm to Grand Prairie Foods

Kurt Loudenback’s journey to becoming the owner of Grand Prairie Foods begins on a dairy farm in Ohio where he was born and raised. Growing up on a dairy farm taught him independence, and he fell in love with the self-reliance and grit it took to be a farmer. When he left for college, he… continue reading »

Kurt Loudenback Interviewed by Sioux Falls Startup Stories

Grand Prairie Foods Founder and Owner, Kurt Loudenback, was recently interviewed by Josh with Sioux Falls Startup Stories. You can listen to the podcast HERE. Kurt shares some surprising stories about how Grand Prairie Foods has grown to where it is now! Stories range from buying the business, to having to start from scratch, to… continue reading »

From the Heart of Our People

In a previous blog post, “Our People, Our Food, Our Heart,” we said, “To succeed in business today as private label food suppliers, it is not enough to just have great products. You need the support of a great team behind you and you need to be socially responsible. Here at Grand Prairie Foods, we… continue reading »

2018 Brings Big Changes to Nutrition Labels

With an increased emphasis toward health and nutrition, the FDA is making substantial changes to the nutrition label we are so used to seeing on nearly all packaged food items. While the modifications may not seem significantly different, the message they communicate to customers can play a role in the assumed health of the product… continue reading »

Creating Success In 2018 Through Nutrition and Flavor

Anyone who’s been in the food industry for a length of time has seen trends come and go, and often has to adjust their product offerings or marketing strategies to appeal to the next up-and-coming idea. For micro markets looking to make a splash in 2018, there are clear indications of what consumers are looking… continue reading »

Millennials and the Food Industry: Tapping into Amazing Growth

Employers are often placed in the difficult position of having to reevaluate their hiring practices, policies, and overall work environment as their workforce ebbs and flows throughout the years. Where jobs were once viewed as a steady career instead of a several year endeavors, baby-boomers exiting the working world has created a shift in attitudes…. continue reading »

2018 Looks to be Full of Incredible Flavor

Anyone in the food industry, from restaurants and micro markets to manufacturing and more, knows that innovative flavors can be the ultimate key to success. Each year, the chefs at McCormick & Co evaluate current food trends and identify flavors that they think will make a big impact in the coming year. For 2018, people’s… continue reading »

2018 Brings New Horizons for Food

You might think that the food we eat is fairly basic and doesn’t have much opportunity in the way of changing or becoming better, but just like technology has made leaps and bounds in recent decades, our eating choices are about to embark on the same path. Experts in the industry are excited for what… continue reading »

What New Nutrition Labels Mean for The Food Industry

When you go grocery shopping, how often do you purchase food based on its nutrition label compared to how delicious it looks? The impact of nutrition guidelines has been examined as of late, and in 2016 the FDA announced that a new labeling system would be implemented. While companies had a certain period to comply,… continue reading »