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Pat Hunn

Owner and President

First Place Foods LLC

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Company Description

First Place Foods, LLC was formed in October 2006 through the acquisition of Goldin Pickle Company, established in 1923 in Dallas, Texas. Largely focused on the foodservice and institutional trade, First Place Foods is quickly becoming one of the premier ... more

Background Information

Employment History

Owner and President

Focus Foods, Inc.

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FIRSTPLACEFOODS

Team Leader Wal*Mart and Sam's Club
Pinnacle Foods Inc.

Education

BBA

Entrepreneurship

Baylor University

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Pro Sales Sports Marketing

degree

marketing

Baylor

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marketing

Baylor University

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First Place Foods | Press Clippings

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Get to know Pat Hunn, President and Founder of Focus Foods and Hunn's Private Stock in the Dallas Business Journa; "Face Time" column.

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Hunn's Private Stock products are available at upscale grocery stores and were recently launched throughout New York City.
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This article, featured in My Business magazine is Pat Hunn's first hand account of working for corporate giant, and what brought back him back to entreprenuerism.


First Place Foods | News

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Hunn's is busy creating new products and expanding our distribution. Check this section to find out what great things are going on with Hunn's right now, or maybe you can find out when Hunn's is set to enter your marketing area.

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Hunn's withdraws Pickles and Pickle Relish from Market
04/02/2007
Celina, TX. Pat Hunn, owner and founder of Focus Foods, Inc., makers of Hunn's Private Stock Pickles and Relish announced that due to the unforeseen closing of their co-packer, that Hunn's Private ...
Read More First Place Foods adds a Partner
01/02/2007
Garland, Tx. Pat Hunn, President of First Place Foods, LLC just announced the addition of a new partner to his new firm. John Wilson, formerly with Noveau Eye Wear, joins Hunn and Stephen Collette a ...
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Pat Hunn Acquires Goldin Pickle Company
10/18/2006
Pat Hunn, founder and president of Focus Foods, Inc. based in Celina, TX has announced his acquisition of Goldin Pickle Company in Garland, TX. Focus Foods, Inc. is the maker of Hunn's Private Stock ...
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Celina, Texas (May 3, 2006) Pat Hunn, President and founder of Focus Foods, Inc. has recently announced the launch of a new brand under the Focus Foods, Inc. parent company. Hunn is introducin ...
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Pat Hunn is remaking the pickle business his way. After 23 years in a business where he is considered the "pickle expert" by many food industry insiders, Hunn introduced a new line of premium pickles ...
Reat More Feature Story: Pat Hunn, Pickle Entrepreneur
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PAT HUNN - President/Founder Hunn's Private Stock Pickles
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While some may call it the work of fate or the inevitable outcome of one's destiny, Pat Hunn is certain of one thing: whatever it was that led him to follow in his father's footsteps must have been a ...
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In Pat Hunn's case, his Dad purchased a brand and a recipe for a specialty pickle ...
Reat More Texas "Pickle King" Pat Hunn Introduces New Line Of Hunn's Private Stock Premium Pickles
12/12/2005
Pat Hunn is back in the pickle business. Considered the "pickle expert" by many food industry insiders, Hunn has introduced a new line of premium pickles called Hunn's Private Stock. Produced by pa ...


First Place Foods | News

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Hunn's is busy creating new products and expanding our distribution. Check this section to find out what great things are going on with Hunn's right now, or maybe you can find out when Hunn's is set to enter your marketing area.

First Place Foods adds a Partner
01/02/2007
Garland, Tx. Pat Hunn, President of First Place Foods, LLC just announced the addition of a new partner to his new firm. John Wilson, formerly with Noveau Eye Wear, joins Hunn and Stephen Collette as managers of First Place Foods, LLC.
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Wilson says of his time working with Hunn "Pat and I worked together to get Sam's the right product, produced in the right kind of packaging, sold at the right price, at the right time.
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Hunn and Wilson kept in contact even after Hunn left Campbelll's to start his own company, and Wilson was promotied to an inside job at Campbell World Headquarters.
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Hunn and Wilson kept in contact even after Hunn left Campbelll's to start his own company, and Wilson was promotied to an inside job at Campbell World Headquarters.
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Hunn said "John is one of the smartest guys I know.


First Place Foods | News

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Hunn's is busy creating new products and expanding our distribution. Check this section to find out what great things are going on with Hunn's right now, or maybe you can find out when Hunn's is set to enter your marketing area.

Pat Hunn Acquires Goldin Pickle Company
10/18/2006
Pat Hunn, founder and president of Focus Foods, Inc. based in Celina, TX has announced his acquisition of Goldin Pickle Company in Garland, TX. Focus Foods, Inc. is the maker of Hunn's Private Stock Pickles and Relish.
Hunn said this about the acquisition of Goldin Pickle Company "This is a great opportunity. This is the first time that I have been in position to make my own products instead of using a co-packer. It's going to be a new challenge, and one that I am looking forward to.
Hunn began working on the acquisition as far back as March. Hunn said "I began talking to Steve Collette about perhaps joining our companies together to form a new pickle venture that I had in mind.
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Hunn said the factory is really intriguing "Steve did a great job designing this plant. He thought of a lot of clever ideas to incorporate into making this plant very functional for it's present needs, but also with future growth in mind. You know there aren't many new pickle factories in the U.S. In fact, our facility may well be newest pickle factory in the country".
Hunn convinced Collette to join him in the new company, named First Place Foods, LLC. Collette was eager to join forces with Hunn as well, saying "Pat and I have known each other for some time. We both grew up in the pickle business and share a combined 60 years experience in the industry. This deal just made a lot of sense. I was ready for a new challenge. Pat and I share the same passion for pickles, but we believe our combined individual talents should serve our new company well. We're both really excited".
In addition to making pickles and relish for the foodservice and institutional trade, Hunn hopes to cash in on his experience with retail stores and club stores to grow in that area as well. Perhaps the single biggest idea that Hunn wants to seize is in the emerging Refrigerated Dill category. Hunn believes that the North Texas location gives First Place Foods, LLC a competitve advantage for year-round sourcing of raw cucumbers. Hunn said "most of the refrigerated pickles in this market come from the midwest or east coast. Howeer, for several months of the year the cucumbers they are using come from Mexico or South Texas. In etiher case, we are much closer to the source of cucumbers, so we should be more competitively priced due to the reduction in freight costs of raw product as well as finished product. We fully intend to be a major player in the Refrigerated Pickle category."
The new First Place Foods, LLC is located just off of Centerville Rd, south of S.H. 66 in Garland, Tx. Hunn intends to quickly transporm the factory into a diversified manufacturing facility. He already has designs on several pieces of new equipment, and upgreades to the infrastructure of the facility will soon be underway. Hunn summed up his feelings in just two words, "I'm excited".

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