Olde Thompson

Private label and branded spices and seasonings manufacturer 

Founded in 1944 and headquartered in Oxnard, California, Olde Thompson is a trusted partner to retailers in driving sales in their private label and branded spice, seasonings and housewares categories. Through global sourcing with exacting food safety requirements, Olde Thompson provides an array of branded and private label spices, including peppers, salts, turmeric, assorted value-added seasoning blends and rubs, and other high velocity spices. In addition, Olde Thompson provides a full assortment of spice-related accessories, including grinders, spice racks and salt and pepper shakers. Olde Thompson’s products are made to help make food preparation easier and more flavorful, and with style.

The Value Creation Opportunity

Through years of experience, the Kainos team recognized that retailers drive disproportionate growth in their spice aisles and could benefit from partnering with low-cost manufacturing providers that can offer product innovation, as consumers continue to seek enhanced and diversified flavor experiences. The Kainos team has maintained a close relationship with Jeff Shumway, the Company’s CEO, since meeting in early 2014.  When Jeff decided to consider a sale of the business four years later, he knew Kainos was the right partner for him.  Jeff sought a partner who could facilitate the strategic expansion of the business and chose to partner with Kainos in 2018. Olde Thompson represents a strong core platform upon which Kainos and Jeff can build together a larger spices and seasonings company through new customer introductions, channel expansions and acquisitions of complementary businesses.

Change Capital At Work

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