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Archetects Conception of Swanson Meats Building

Swanson Meats, Inc.

Proud to be Farmer Owned.TM

Jack Kennedy was in the White House in 1962 when Axel Swanson first opened for business in a small storefront on Lake Street in Minneapolis. Times and production methods have changed since then, but the Swanson name still stands for Excellence in Quality and Service.

Purchased by the Mann family in the 70's, Swanson Meats has grown to be Minnesota's largest family owned and operated meat processing and foodservice distribution company.  In addition to Swanson Meats, the Mann family operates their family farm just north of the Twin Cities.

Leading the Field in Natural Products

Over the past decade, Swanson Meats has assumed a leadership position in the introduction, use, and mass distribution of natural meat products in the Twin Cities Market.  Today, Swanson Meats distributes more natural meat products to foodservice establishments in our service area than any other distributor. 

Unparalleled Value

True to our agricultural roots, Swanson Meats strives to deliver unequalled value to our customers.  Our business model rejects more modern concepts like extracting "earned income" from suppliers and "marketing pools".  Instead we focus on partnering with our suppliers to deliver uncompromising and unequalled value to our mutual customers.

We are successful because we help our suppliers and our customers be successful.  Together, we all win.