Bringing Passion and Authenticity to Everything We Do
Our Rich Heritage
1868 Baxters Begins
George Baxter, gardener for the Duke of Richmond, borrows £100 to start his own grocery business. In the back shop, his wife Margaret begins making jams and jellies with fruits from the local area. An instant hit with the Duke, this quality ensures Baxters delicious products find their way to the table at Gordon Castle and on pantry shelves for years to come…
1923 Truitt Bros. Founded
The Truitt family launched their first food processing business in Princeville, Illinois, canning corn and other vegetables.
1923 Canning Begins
After hiring a canning machine, Ethel pioneers the airtight canning of locally grown fruit. Baxters proudly becomes one of the first companies in Scotland to produce canned fruits in syrup, including strawberries, raspberries and plums.
1960s Become World Famous
Well, we couldn’t just keep it all to ourselves, could we? By this point, Baxters was supplying fine quality soups to shops and delicatessens all over the world.
1979 Wornick at the Front Lines
Program Leadership of the world’s most effective combat ration – MRE
Wornick Foods Founded
1982 Audrey Baxter Takes the Reins
After a long and successful career at the head of the company, Gordon Baxter hands over the reins to his daughter, Audrey.
Developed proprietary portion controlled blending technology for kid’s meal program.
2014 Baxters Accelerates
With global reach, Baxters leadership acquires the Wornick Foods organization, establishing footprint for future growth and global reach
15MM in new capital expands capacity and increases automated material handling
2020 Truitt Acquisition
2021 Baxters North America Launch
Diverse People with a Shared Purpose
Our people are at the heart of our success. We prioritize their prosperity, personal and professional development, and cultivate a workplace in which everyone is respected, supported, and empowered. We attribute the greater part of what we have been able to achieve to the diversity of talent and perspectives within our ranks.
Social Responsibility and Sustainability
Being a socially responsible and ethical organization has been an unwavering ambition of ours for four generations.
- Conservation and reclamation of water
- Energy-efficient lighting in our facilities
- Recycling paper and plastics – Corrugate, paperboard cartons, and plastic trays
- Work with our co-manufacturing partners to meet their sustainable needs as well as the consumers