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Ready Pac Foods Overview

Irwindale, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1967
Company - Private
Manufacturing
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Home of the original Bistro Bowl® complete meal salad, Southern California-based Ready Pac Foods has been giving people the freedom to eat healthier for nearly 50 years as a premier producer of convenience fresh foods and fresh cut produce. With processing ... Read more

Mission: Giving people the freedom to eat healthier.

Company Updates

  • Chief Executive Officer Tony Sarsam shares plans for growth, what tenets are driving Ready Pac Foods forward, and how the recent acquisition provides more fuel for its fire.

    Taking the Pulse of the Consumer Landscape: A conversation with Ready Pac Foods CEO Tony Sarsam

    The produce department is fresh food theatre at its finest. You have your drama, your intrigue, and your art. And even more so, you have your players striving for the spotlight.

  • We are excited to announce the closing of the acquisition with Bonduelle. Joining the Bonduelle family of companies provides us with greater opportunities to grow and innovate, and we are looking forward to a bright future. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQPze

    Closing of Bonduelle Acquisition Drives Ready Pac Foods Vision for Growth, Greater Innovation and Job Creation

    IRWINDALE, Calif. and VILLENEUVE-D'ASCQ, France, March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The world leader in healthy living through vegetables, Bonduelle (BON.PA), today announced it has completed the acquisition of Ready Pac Foods, the U.S. producer of convenience fresh meal solutions, salads and fresh cut

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Ready Pac Foods – Why Work For Us?


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Ready Pac Foods: The Answer to Your Busy Life

Welcome to Ready Pac Foods, home of award-winning signature healthy salad blends, snacks, single-serve salads and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables.

Already a Ready Pac Foods fan? Then you know our products are developed with you in mind. Outstanding quality, exceptional taste, and innovative solutions designed for your busy, on-the-go life make our products different from all the rest.

Never tried Ready Pac Foods products? Take a look and see for yourself what others have already found out…Ready Pac Foods products are more than just healthy food options, they are a solution to your busy life. Fresh from the field goodness, meticulous care in washing and packing, and a distinctive selection of premium produce will inspire you to make Ready Pac Foods the best part of every meal.


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A History of Innovation

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Since its founding over 45 years ago, Ready Pac Foods has strived to be the most innovative supplier in the fresh-cut foods industry.  Whether it’s our new and exciting products, packaging, or processing techniques, Ready Pac Foods has led the way.  Some examples of Ready Pac Foods innovation over the years include:

  • First to bring the concept of European Salad Blends to the U.S.
  • Created the “pillow pack” for bagged salads
  • Introduced unique, proprietary “crisp” packaging for bag salads which allows for superior visual  graphics
  • Invented the triple wash system, which is the industry standard for bagged salad todayundefined
  • Developed one of the single best-selling salads in the U.S. today – Ready Pac Foods The Grand Parisian® Complete Salad Kit
  • Developed the first single serve protein-added salad
  • Launched exclusive packaging designs for easy merchandising, such as Ready Pac Foods Bistro® bowl salads with a “foot” or our Ready Snax® shipped in a recyclable display case
  • Led the way in sustainable packaging and processing.  Many of our packages are made from recycled plastics, are recyclable or compostable, and the bowls for our Ready Pac Foods Bistro® Bowl Salads are manufactured in plants run by more than 50% solar powerundefined

We are committed to continuing to lead the way in innovation for years to come, by consistently developing new, great-tasting, convenient products and improving upon production methods to meet the needs of our customers and consumers.

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Salad Bistro Bowls On-the-Go

You are on-the-go, all the time. Good thing we’ve got a solution that will keep you going. Try our single-serve and multi-serve complete complete salads on the go…low in calories and developed by our in-house chefs, you’ll never think of fast food the same way.

"It's in the Bag" Salads

You’ve got dinner “in the bag” with Ready Pac Foods gourmet salads. Easy, fast, and unbelievably good, our recipes will change the way you think about salads.

Simply Snacks

Welcome to a solution to your busy, hungry day. Simply Snacks such as our Ready Snax® are tasty and convenient, and all have fewer than 300 calories. Feeling great never tasted so good!

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Certified Organic

Our focus on quality means we pay close attention to detail in growing our selection of organic salads. Grown in accordance with the strict standards set by the USDA, our products are certified by one of the leading independent organic certification organizations, Quality Assurance International (QAI).

Fresh Cut Fruit

Take the hassle and mess out of cutting fresh fruit? SWEET! Whether you are looking for a snack for yourself or a bowl everyone can enjoy, we’ve got the perfect, healthy treat.

Ready Veggies

Aren’t we all just wishing for a few more minutes in our day? Ready Veggies are the solution you’ve been craving. With our sides and specialties, you can eliminate the hassle of preparing a healthy meal for you or your family, and maybe even have a few minutes to sit down and relax. Imagine that!

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Ready Pac Foods is actively involved in ways to improve our environment. We continue to make great advances in reducing our carbon footprint, including working with suppliers who have the same commitment. Below are just some of the ways Ready Pac Foods is committed to minimizing our impact on the planet and continuously  supports sustainable agriculture & packaging.

  • We donate over 660,166 bags and trays of products to local food banks and community charities annually
  • Reduced loads of waste to landfill from 50% to 75% by installing trash compactors, while our recycling program increased dramatically
  • We recycle as many materials as possible, including corrugate, plastics, paper and metals. We recycle 8,600 tons annually
  • We sell our Fruit and Vegetable by-product to dairy farmers. The by-products help local farmers keep the cost of cattle feed down
  • We generate 3.0 Megawatts of electricity using natural gas with our Co-Generators. This helps keep our operating cost down to remain competitive, avoiding inflated costs to our customersundefined
  • Ready Pac Foods was recognized for water conservation efforts from 2006 to 2010. We saved 25,000 gallons of water per day
  • We use energy efficient lighting  in order to reduce energy usage
  • We designed a master production scheduling system to improve efficiencies and reduce operating days per week. The program has enabled our company to greatly reduce utility consumption, yielding lower operating costs
  • Ready Pac Foods Bistro® Bowl Salads use 70% post-consumer PET, and are made in a plant that operates using 50% solar energy
  • Each Ready Pac  Foods Bistro® Bowl Salad with insert reclaims 1.15 recycled 500ML drink bottles
  •  We use recycled materials for our corrugated packaging
  • We upgraded our transportation fleet, equipped with the best Particulate Matter filters to reduce air pollutants
  • We have incentive programs for our associates to promote rideshare, public transportation, bicycling or walking to work to help reduce pollution

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Get a Fresh Start at Ready Pac Foods!

Do you like to innovate? Lead the way? Implement your own ideas? Then you’ve come to the right place. Ready Pac Foods is looking for people who are not afraid to bring fresh ideas to the table. We want people who love teamwork, like to learn and have a bias for results. If this sounds like a good fit, we would love to hear from you.

Some of the great benefits Ready Pac Foods Associates enjoy are:

  • Healthcare benefits offered to all Associates after 30 days of employment
  • 401k retirement savings plan after 60 days of employment
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Rewarding experiences working with a team that is innovative and driven to exceed expectations
  • A career path in a company and an industry with unlimited potential for growth opportunities
  • A chance to contribute to the delivery of top-quality products that our loyal consumers enjoy and that you can believe in
  • A company positioned to meet growing nationwide consumer demand for fresh food and healthy eating options
  • An organization dedicated to maintaining safe working conditions, and a positive work environment for its Associates

Check out available Ready Pac Foods jobs across the country at readypac.com/careers.

Ready Pac Foods, Inc., and its subsidiaries, are Equal Opportunity Employers.

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Swedesboro, NJ
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    I worked at Ready Pac Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of room for growing , tons of trainings, awesome teamwork for all Dept. ( QA, Production, receiving , inventory ) , new challenge everyday , Awesome communications , company provide all tools for success .

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours, but it was understandable due to the high volume .

    Advice to Management

    Management : you were awesome to me and I would love to thank all of you for all support and trainings I received

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Ready Pac Foods Interviews

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Ready Pac Foods in February 2017.

    Interview

    Overall pretty easy interview. HR called me on the phone and asked me about my knowledge of marketing and my back ground. They took a while to get back to me.

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