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In a competitive food market, you need to offer something unique, but you also need to get it to market quickly and reliably. Our innovative seasoning solutions, quick response times, deep expertise and customer-centric process are the perfect blend to bring to life your next share-worthy creation. Let's make something tasty together!

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A Q&A with Justin Silvia, Purchasing Manager


Posted by Rebekah Wicke on 11/27/18

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As the year comes to a close, Fuchs North America will be saying farewell to longtime employee and Purchasing Manager, Joe Fuchs as he enters retirement. He’ll be passing on the baton to Justin Silvia, who joined the company in September. Justin comes to us with a wealth of professional experience in various operational roles that include the food & beverage, defense, and energy sectors.  Justin currently lives in Towson with his wife, three children, and black lab mix dog. Read below to get to know him a little bit better.

Q: Tell us about your background.

I am an undergraduate alumnus of the College of the Holy Cross, where I studied economics. I also hold an MBA from the University of Massachusetts and a graduate certificate in applied statistics from Penn State University. I’ve previously worked as a Continuous Improvement Manager and Business Process Analyst for a range of industries including food and beverage, defense, and energy.

Q: What are you looking forward to most about your role at Fuchs?

In my new role, I am excited to get back into the food industry and build relationships with the Fuchs North America team and supplier base to support customer goals.  I plan on leveraging my continuous improvement background to optimize the team’s purchasing processes and capture improved cost, quality, and on-time customer delivery.

Q: Any hobbies?

I am an active outdoors enthusiast, and I enjoy playing, watching and coaching various sports.

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A Q&A with our Customer Service Team


Posted by Rebekah Wicke on 10/9/18

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Front Row (Left to Right): Tina Steele, Kathy Hicks; Back Row (Left to Right): Gale Yount, Traci Calp

Fuchs North America is more than just a supplier — we’re a true partner, with innovative, insight-driven seasoning solutions that provide the right taste every time. Our experience, expertise and processes help you get exciting new products to market faster — but it’s our commitment to customer service that really sets us apart. This week we're putting the spotlight on our customer service department. Keep reading to get to know our team!

Traci Calp

Q: How long have you been working at Fuchs? 

A: I'm a newbie! I've been here about two months. 

Q: What territories do you cover?

A: Mostly the midwest. 

Q: What are your hobbies?

A: I enjoy traveling, hiking, taking walks, and just about anything outdoors. 

Q: What's your favorite part about your job?

A: I like building relationships with my accounts and being able to resolve issues that may arise.

Kathy Hicks

Q: How long have you been working at Fuchs? 

A: This is my 21st year.  

Q: What territories do you cover?

A: My territory is diverse; I cover a lot of accounts in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. 

Q: What are your hobbies?

A: I like reading and shopping. I also enjoy the company of my nieces and nephews. 

Q: What's your favorite part about your job?

A: My favorite part is satisfying our customer’s needs and making what seems to be impossible, possible!

Tina Steele

Q: How long have you been working at Fuchs? 

A: I started in September last year, so about one year.  

Q: What territories do you cover?

A: I mostly cover accounts in the Midwest.  

Q: What are your hobbies?

A: I like to read, spend time with family, and take long walks. 

Q: What's your favorite part about your job?

A: The best part of my job is having a new situation to resolve, which becomes a learning experience.

Gale Yount

Q: How long have you been working at Fuchs? 

A: I have been here 26 years. 

Q: What territories do you cover?

A: I cover mainly the west coast.   

Q: What are your hobbies?

A: I enjoy spending time with my family!

Q: What's your favorite part about your job?

A: My favorite part of my job is the people I get to work with - both employees of Fuchs and my customer relationships that I have built over the many years of being here.

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Fuchs Germany Spotlight


Posted by Rebekah Wicke on 9/18/18

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The Fuchs Group, the world’s largest privately-held seasoning and spice company, operates on four continents to carry out our mission to serve food customers no matter where they’re located. When you work with Fuchs, you gain the advantage of global resourcing and market insights, giving you maximum flexibility. Here, we highlight our facilities in Germany. 

Fuchsgruppe Location Schnbrunn 2History:

The Fuchs Gruppe was founded in Dissen, Germany in 1952 by Dieter Fuchs, who started out by selling bags of salt and pepper off of his bicycle. His enthusiasm, his will to work hard and his entrepreneurial foresight shapes the identity of Fuchs employees in the past, in the present and in the future.

The company occupied its first headquarters in Dissen from 1962 until its new headquarters, also located in Dissen, was built in 2009. The original headquarters is still in use as a manufacturing facility for pepper and other dry goods for the food industry and foodservice. The new headquarters houses Fuchs Germany’s R&D, and both wet and dry goods are manufactured there. Our facilities in Dissen are home to the world’s largest spice mill.

In addition to the facilities in Dissen, Fuchs Germany runs a manufacturing plant in Schönbrunn, where its retail spices and associated packaging are produced. Overall, in Germany, Fuchs employs approximately 1800 employees.

Capabilities:

Fuchsgruppe ResearchandDevelopmentIn Germany, Fuchs produces a wide range of products, including spices, seasonings, herbs, sauces, broths, pastes and soups. Much of our work in Germany is custom; 85% of our development projects for the food industry are custom tailored for our customers.

Fuchs’ customers span both foodservice and the packaged food industry, catering to a variety of categories, including bakery, snacks, meats, prepared meals, and frozen products.

Fuchs is a go-to supplier for many major food companies in Germany. Ingredients produced in our German facilities are in so many products that every single German eats a Fuchs product at least once a day.

Among our greatest strengths are our R&D capabilities, as we’ve made strides in technological development in areas such as flavor, aroma and color enhancement and shelf-life extension.

Fuchsgruppe ManufacturingCertifications:

Our facilities in Germany hold many key certifications, including IFS, Halal, Kosher, and RSPO Supply Chain, which is in accordance with our commitment to delivering quality products to our customers and consumers. In addition, we hold EU Organic Certification and the German Organic Seal.

Check out Fuchs Germany's website here.

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A Registered Dietitian's Take on Health & Wellness Claims


Posted by Kara McConnell on 7/3/18

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Kara McConnell, a registered dietitian, currently holds the role of Northeast Regional Sales Manager at Fuchs. She has a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Villanova University and a Master's of Science degree in Nutrition and Food Studies from NYU. 

As a Registered Dietitian for over 20 years, I have noticed that many trends come and go, and with trends come health and wellness claims. Registered Dietitians believe that in order for these claims to be valid, they need to be backed by scientific evidence. In the food industry, most of the health and wellness claims that are receiving a lot of buzz are not proven, which causes confusion among consumers.

The rise in "free-from" labels is a much more recent phenomenon. It started with "fat-free," and now there are so many others...sugar-free, hormone-free, antibiotic-free, gluten-free, GMO-free - the list goes on and on. In addition to confusion, unfounded trends can also create fear. The Organic trend, for example, has caused many people to be afraid to eat non-organic produce for the fear that they will become sick. This is directly jeopardizing the nutrition status of those that can’t afford organic produce, which is more problematic because they are not consuming any produce at all.

I like to think that I can have a positive influence on accurate and sound product messaging to consumers by going down a path that’s more science-based than sensationalized. I am always looking out for my customers and their brand as a valued extension of their team, helping them navigate through what's fact and what's fiction in terms of health and wellness claims. 

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Meet Elizabeth Lindemer

Fuchs’ Corporate Executive Chef

“As the chef for Fuchs North America, I have the opportunity to share my passion for food with our customers and help them overcome their culinary challenges every day.”

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Our New Facilities

Our New Facilities
Fuchs opens brand new North American corporate headquarters, R&D and manufacturing facilities.

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