This week on the FoodCrush podcast, we are treated to the inspiring success story of a single mom whose passion for flavor resulted in the launch of a seltzer brand which is now available in all 48 contiguous states.
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A local company, Miltown Eats, is disrupting that national rat race with a new approach to the meal kit model -- one that delivers high quality locally sourced ingredients and more sustainable packaging - all at a price that meets (or beats) the big name brands.
This year, the Milwaukee-made Master Lock laminated padlock turns 100. It's the lock that launched the Master Lock Co., and these locks are still made here in Milwaukee at the Master Lock factory on Center Street.
Milwaukee-based beverage company, Top Note, has announced that it has begun the process of transitioning the production of their product from a co-packer in Pennsylvania to Octopi Brewing Co. in Waunakee.
Peter Gerasopoulos, owner of Cobbler Shoe Service at 827 W. Oklahoma Ave., says he is ready to hang up his aprons and donate his awls.
Peanut butter isn't as healthy as most people think. It's a realization that led two young local entrepreneurs to launch a product they're billing as "The World's Healthiest Peanut Butter."
Today marks a milestone for Treat Bake Shop, the Milwaukee-based producer of small-batch artisan spiced and candied nuts.
Flip over a package of Usinger's braunschweiger and you'll find a minimal list of ingredients: pork liver, pork, salt, beef, onions, spices. And that old fashioned, no frills ingredient list is a pride-point for company, which has produced traditional sausages and meat products for over 130 years.
Kim Wall, owner of Ma Baensch Foods, 1025 E. Locust St., bought a pickled herring business in July 1999 directly from the Baensch family. Since then, the product has attracted many new consumers. "It's not just eaten at your grandma's on New Year's Eve anymore," says Wall.
There are many sites around town that were once home to sprawling factories, and we lament their loss. Most days, however, I drive past one of these industrial complexes that, despite its outward serenity, is anything but quiet. This is Master Lock, founded in Milwaukee in 1921.
Harley-Davidson motorcycles were born in Milwaukee and continue be conceptualized here, partially manufactured here and most of all, affect the culture of riders worldwide.
In Milwaukee, GE Healthcare's engineers and developers are coming up with the latest innovations in the ultrasound industry. The company first entered the medical ultrasound industry in 1990 and expanded its operations in Milwaukee County to become a global industry leader in just 11 years.
If you've purchased the bulk blocks of confectionary coating at area grocery stores during the holidays, you've experienced at least one product from Cargill Cocoa and Chocolate, one of the industry leaders in industrial cocoa and chocolate production.
The fact that Jockey International is headquartered in Kenosha might come as a surprise to some people. Jockey - one of the largest, most famous manufacturers, distributors and retailers of underwear and sleepwear - sells products in 145 countries.
In late June, massive crowds gathered in Downtown Milwaukee and its surrounding neighborhoods to celebrate the anniversary of an essential Brew City musical establishment, the soundtrack to the city - no, not Summerfest 50, but 88Nine Radio Milwaukee.