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History

From humble beginnings to an ingredient empire.

Over the last forty years, we’ve been guided by the same philosophy: the customer comes first. From the day that Fred Brown Sr. purchased his first company, to today under the leadership of his son, we’ve always treated our clients and vendors like a part of our family.

1974

Fred Brown Sr. purchases International Distributing

1976

We become a national starch distributor.

1984

Our Kansas City, MO office opens.

1987

Expand our vegetable oil offerings.

1988

We purchase Prairie Street Liquid plant and form International Sweeteners.

1989

Purchase the Coca Cola plant on Virginia Street in St. Louis, MO.

1990

Our Virginia Street plant starts packaging oil.

1991
1993

International Distributing becomes International Food Products Company (IFPC).

2001

International Sweeteners merges with IFPC.

2001

We sell over 200 million pounds of sugar.

2001

We purchase Dairy House Ingredient Systems.

2004

Dairy House begins selling stabilizers.

2005

Named Distributor of Distinction for Outstanding Sales of specialty starches.

2006

Clayton Brown becomes CEO.

2007

Add flour to our growing list of ingredient offerings.

2012

Begin selling food-grade chemicals.

2012

IFPC and Dairy House announce merger.

2014

Complete construction on the Aviator distribution center, production and quality assurance facility.

2019

As passionate today as
we were in 1974.

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