Industry Veteran Renee Hicks Joins The Fremont Company as Director of Private Brands


Fremont, OH September 15, 2016 – Renee Hicks, a 23-year food industry veteran has joined The Fremont Company, a 111-year-old manufacturer of private brands products, as Director of Private Brands. The Fremont Company is one of the country’s leading producers of private brands regular and organic ketchup, as well as steak sauces and barbeque sauces. Hicks was most recently with Roehl Corporation, a brokerage company for the private brands food business.

“Renee will be managing The Fremont Company’s fast growing domestic account portfolio, dealing with our large pool of retail customers. Her background in account management on both the regional and national levels brings important expertise to help our company achieve new goals in new client acquisition as well as expanding existing relationships. The private brands industry is reaching record sales numbers, and professionals like Renee are in high demand to help companies understand and meet market needs,” says Chris Smith, President of The Fremont Company.

According to the Private Label Market Association 2016 Private Label Yearbook: “Store brand sales in the U.S. reached $118.4 billion in 2015, an all-time record. That was an increase of $2.2 billion over the previous year. In just the past two years, annual sales of store brands have increased +5%, or $5.4 billion, in the combined channels. Store brand dollar share came in at 17.7%, also the highest mark ever.”

About The Fremont Company
The Fremont Company is a 111-year-old consumer food products company, headquartered in Fremont, OH. The Fremont Company manufactures, markets, and distributes private brands and branded food products to customers worldwide, including private brands ketchup, Frank’s Sauerkraut and Mississippi BBQ Sauce.