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I. Rice & Company is family owned and operated for 140 years in Northeast Philadelphia. Founded in 1884 by Isidore Rice, the company has been privately owned and operated by the Steven Kuhl and Joseph DiMedio family for over 35 years. I. Rice & Company’s reputation for excellence and reliability is renowned among food manufacturing firms and operators throughout the food service industry. As a vital provider to these industries, almost everyone in America has taken pleasure in our products as an ingredient in thousands of local, regional and national brands. We are proud to bring this expertise to our customers at very competitive prices.

I. Rice & Co. has over 150 employees with tenured core staff in all areas. Our diversified operations allow us to provide a variety of product offerings from Sauces and Beverage Ingredients to all things Ice Cream and Bakery. Within each division, we not only offer I. Rice branded items, but also provide the capability to co-manufacture and private label. We are a best-in-class co-packer supporting national and regional brands.

Innovation is at the heart of what we do, and we understand the importance of monitoring the ever-changing market to ensure that we enable our customers to stay on the leading edge of developing trends in the industry.

Joseph DiMedio & Steven Kuhl

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