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Renfro Foods’ Bill Renfro, Jack Renfro inducted into Specialty Food Association’s Hall of Fame
FORT WORTH, Texas (Jan. 19, 2016)– Bill Renfro, CEO Emeritus and Jack Renfro, COO Emeritus of 76-year-old family business Renfro Foods, were inducted into the Specialty Food Association’s Hall of Fame on Jan. 18. The event took place during the annual Winter Fancy Food Show’s Hall of Fame Ceremony and Leadership Awards at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. They were inducted along with 46 other food industry pioneers who helped build the specialty food industry.
The Hall’s Mission is to “honor individuals whose accomplishments, impact, contributions, innovations, and successes within the specialty food industry deserve praise and recognition.”
Both Bill and Jack grew up in the family business that was founded in 1940 by their parents, George and Arthurine Renfro. As CEO, Bill managed the sales, accounting, purchasing and corporate strategy functions of the business. Jack, as COO, handled the manufacturing, maintenance, shipping and receiving aspects of the business and oversaw the company’s strategic plant expansions. Both, after a half-century of running the company, now consult and advise.
“We are humbled and honored to be recognized with this honor,” said Bill Renfro, who was previously inducted into the Texas Food Processors Hall of Fame in 1992. “It’s an honor to continue the vision and legacy of our parents,” added Jack Renfro.
About Renfro Foods
Renfro Foods is a third generation family business founded 76 years ago in Fort Worth, Texas, as a packaged spices and pepper sauce business. It later expanded to include syrup, jellies, preserves and chow chow, and then salsa. Today Renfro Foods is known for its innovative line of award-winning Mrs. Renfro's salsas, which come with a simple and tasty recipe right on the label. In addition to salsa, Renfro Foods manufactures a variety of sauces and relishes, including 33 Mrs. Renfro's products distributed through leading supermarkets, gourmet foods stores and gift shops in all 50 states, Canada, the Caribbean, England, Scotland, Spain, Australia, and South Korea. For more information, please visit www.renfrofoods.com, and connect with us on Facebook (Mrs. Renfro's Gourmet Salsas), Twitter (@mrsrenfros), Instagram (mrsrenfros) and Pinterest (mrsrenfros).
About the Specialty Food Association
Established in 1952 in New York, the Specialty Food Association is a not-for-profit trade association providing its members the tools, knowledge and connections to support a thriving specialty food marketplace.