From… Humble Beginnings
In 1955 a young secretary named Grace Grissom, decided to pursue her dream of becoming a business owner. Grace, along with support of her husband Herbert founded Mrs. Grissom’s Salads.
During that period of history, America was still recovering from the effects of WWII. There were no golden arches and the term “fast food” didn’t exist. Women had entered the workplace during the war and discovered life outside the home.
They also discovered the overwhelming challenge of preparing family meals from scratch after working all day in the factory. That was also the year Grace Grissom, a young Knoxville, Tennessee secretary, dreamed about owning her own business. One of Grace’s friends had a small, struggling company nearby that made prepared sandwich spreads and sold them through local grocery stores. Grace instinctively knew this was the business she had dreamed of starting.
To… National Chains…
Grace, and husband Herbert, became business partners with their friends and before long were making major improvements in the way the products were made and sold. Within a year, the Grissoms bought out their partners and Mrs. Grissom’s Salads was born.
Since then, Mrs. Grissom’s Salads have spanned the spectrum from local neighborhood groceries, dollar stores, clubs, and national grocery chains. While the method of distribution has changed, one thing has remained constant, the uncompromising commitment to quality and old fashioned goodness.
Mrs. Grissom remained active in the business until her death in May 2013. She was loved, admired, and respected by all who knew her.
Mrs. Grissom’s Salads products continue to be produced in Nashville, Tennessee for retail grocery meat, dairy, and deli departments as well as foodservice. Our six decade recipes are still going strong along with our newer SELECT branded products using new recipes. We support our brands through trade events, as well as public events with consumer sampling and couponing. Add us to your shopping list today.
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