Lancaster Colony Corporation is a mid-cap manufacturer and marketer of consumer products, primarily specialty foods. As the parent of T. Marzetti Company, Lancaster Colony is known for its branded and private-label retail and foodservice products. Top brands include Marzetti®, New York Brand®, and Sister Schubert’s®.
A half-century of success
In 1961, several small glass and related housewares manufacturing companies combined to form Lancaster Colony Corporation. Two years later, the Board of Directors initiated a strategy to reward shareholders through annual dividend increases. Lancaster Colony has paid consecutive quarterly dividends since 1963.
Lancaster Colony went public in 1969. That year also saw the company enter the specialty foods business with the purchase of the T. Marzetti Company.
Today, Lancaster Colony is positioned as a diversified marketer and manufacturer of specialty foods in retail and foodservice, as well as glassware and candles.