The Hickory Farms Story
The Hickory Farms Story
Richard Ransom founded Hickory Farms in 1951 in the pastoral farm country of Ohio. He started the company by selling hand cut cheeses at local home shows. The rich flavor and uncompromising quality were an immediate hit, and would become the hallmark of the company.
Never one to rest, Mr. Ransom soon added his now famous Beef Summer Sausage to the offering. Tasty mustards and crackers soon followed.
Quick to give a hearty sample or handshake, he soon was selling at county fairs all over Michigan and Ohio. By 1959, Hickory Farms was expanding and opened its first retail store outside Toledo. This taste of the American Heartland was so special that word spread. And so did Hickory Farms stores throughout the country.
Since then, the company's focus on personalized service, customer satisfaction and quality have become legendary. Countless awards have been bestowed on our wide range of products. Customers can now find their favorite sausages and cheeses here online, in catalogs and in leading supermarkets as well as in retail shopping centers throughout the Holiday Season.
Last year, our sixtieth year, we dedicated ourselves to finding new ways to deliver the wholesome goodness and authenticity of Hickory Farms.
Customers can see our commitment through new gift boxes and improved product quality. We're also working hard to be a better global citizen. We've modified our packaging to eliminate waste, using more environmentally friendly materials. And we are committed to a unique partnership with Share our Strength, an organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger in America.
As we look toward our next fifty years, we promise to always search for better ways to surprise you and delight the ones you love.
We invite your comments and suggestions any time at www.facebook.com/hickoryfarms.
As a Hickory Farms employee, you'll be part of a tradition of quality and excellence. You'll find a work environment as dedicated to people as to product, and the opportunity to make solid strides toward your future. We offer ongoing employment options, as well as seasonal employment. To meet the demand for our products during the holidays, we hire up to 6,000 seasonal employees each year. Whether you seek a full-time, part-time or seasonal employment, Hickory Farms offers you more than a job opportunity; we offer you a career opportunity.
A Tradition of Teamwork - A Tradition of Serving Associates & Customers Alike
Over the years Hickory Farms has maintained a commitment to excellence in all things. This includes the relationship we have with our associates. We recognize that without you, we would not be one of America's premier retailers or one of the country's premier employers. This commitment is reflected in the excellent work environment and comprehensive benefits enjoyed by Hickory Farms associates. Learn more about the benefits associated with Hickory Farms employment. Then join us.
Most associates have fond family memories of Hickory Farms products being received as gifts, whether over the holidays or just because. This experience of Hickory Farms gourmet-quality treats goes a long way toward ensuring a staff of dedicated individuals invested in maintaining the reputation Hickory Farms has built over the past half-century.
You will find Hickory Farms associates with up to 47 years of service to the company and seasonal employees who return year after year because their experience as a Hickory Farms associate is so fulfilling. What is fulfilling, they will tell you, is working for a company where employees are valued as much as customers. At Hickory Farms, we know we couldn't survive without either.
An American Tradition for More Than 55 Years
From the first Hickory Farms specialty foods products sold at fairs and home shows in the 1950s, to the opening of retail stores, to becoming one of the largest catalog retail food concerns in the US, founder Richard (Dick) K. Ransom's vision of excellence has been the company's foundation. This vision established Hickory Farms as a holiday tradition, a tradition Americans have enjoyed for more than 55 years.
While our catalog division continues to grow, you will also find Hickory Farms products available in grocery stores across the nation in our Holiday Gift Centers and on the Web. Some of our employment may be seasonal, but our gourmet-quality foods are a treat any time of the year. Based in Ohio, Hickory Farms corporate office is located in Toledo, Ohio, less than one hour from Detroit, less than two hours outside of Cleveland and Columbus and approximately three hours from Cincinnati.
Our production and distribution center is located in Joliet, Illinois and Holiday Gift Centers thrive across the nation each holiday season. Take a look at our current job opportunities and consider becoming one of the many devoted staff members who continue to make Hickory Farms America's favorite.
Peace of Mind: Supporting Our Staff with More Than a Paycheck
At Hickory Farms we believe life is more than work. We also believe your work life should make your family and personal life easier. How is this done? It's much more than simply good pay for a job well done. It's providing services that help make every day easier. Services that bring you peace of mind, freeing you up to give your all to your job and then, when the day is done, to yourself and your family.
Thus Hickory Farms associates enjoy competitive pay and a competitive benefits package. This includes comprehensive medical coverage, a 401K retirement savings plan, paid time off, product discounts and many other valuable advantages.
Employee Discount Programs
Hickory Farms Products
Paid Time Off
A Helping Hand
Short Term Disability
Long Term Disability
Your Financial Future
401K Retirement Savings Plan
Find the Best Gifts for Over $50
Add a special touch to life's big moments with gourmet gifts for $50 and above from Hickory Farms. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or want to send a gift to remind someone you care, our gifts over $50 combine sophistication with our signature delicious food items. Search our best gifts over $50 including our Hickory Holiday Celebration Gift Basket, featuring everything you need for the perfect celebration like sausage, cheeses, dried fruit, nuts, wine and much more. Whether you are searching for a sweet or savory gift basket, we can help you find the perfect gift to impress with gifts priced at $50 and above.