Martin Todd and his wife, Arlene, started Todd’s in 1926, using their own recipes of seasonings, and blends to serve meat lockers, markets, and packaging plants in the Des Moines area. He continued using his personal recipes, reformulating them to give variety. Martin soon started sending salesmen on routes across Iowa. Word spread throughout the meat lockers, markets, and packaging plants so the service area grew throughout the Midwest.
The food industry continued developing and progressing rapidly, not wanting to be left behind, Todd’s started offering the service of private packaging and labeling. It was very successful, and helped Todd’s reinvent themselves to succeed in the food industry.
In June 2011, Andy Holt bought Todd's LTD and started working to increase quality, product range, and to provide the best experience for customers. Then in October 2015 Todd's bought the Summit Foods factory in Madison, Nebraska; which had much better efficiencies in liquid blending and packaging. Todd’s continues to grow with the a focus on being a reliable source for food packaging needs.
Todd’s employs many residents of the MidWest in 3 separate areas of operations. Located in "America's Breadbasket" our liquid production facility in Madison, NE provides advantageous proximity to important resources and speedy shipping all across our beautiful country. Our size makes us uniquely suited for medium to large orders. Whether you are a large, established company or an aspiring start-up, we can customize production to your specific business needs.
Our dry production facilities in Des Moines, IA sit at the cross section of I-80/I-235. This allows us to process, package and cost effectively ship anywhere in the USA. Our Specialized team can assist in finding the best in bulk, restaurant, and retail packaging solutions to suit your needs and help fulfill your company's dreams. Todd’s is a small business that has grown into an award winning and publicly praised producer of fine products.