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Darlington Farms is a manufacturer of soft chewy cookies, snacks and nutritional food products for both foodservice and retail.
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In early 1983, current Darlington president/CEO, Phil Hockemeyer, and his food marketing company, BP Foods, took over the national marketing and sales of the foodservice division.
Its first major break came via cookie orders from the nursing home industry.
Phil continued to represent the company until 1987, when he went on to focus 100% of his efforts on growing his nutritional products company.
Farms brand was originally used to promote both divisions but by the late 1980's, the foodservice division was branded as Darlington Cookie Company
Tom Ellis, one of the owners of Ellison Bakery, and Phil Hockemeyer
became partners and purchased Darlington
from the Ellis family in late 1995.
In 2009 the company changed ownership when Phil Hockemeyer purchased the shares of his partner Tom Ellis.
Ryan Hockemeyer, left, has followed his ...
Ryan Hockemeyer, left, has followed his father, Phil, into the family business, The Darlington snack company in Noblesville, Ind. Growing concerns over America's obesity epidemic have the 15-employee Noblesville company hanging its hopes on healthier fare: all-natural, whole-grain-rich snacks that Hockemeyer thinks will appeal to the increasingly health-conscious masses.
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. - Once upon a time, Phil Hockemeyer
ran a cookie company.
The Darlington snack company for 30 years peddled sweet treats to large institutional users - think schools, hospitals and nursing homes - across the United States and Canada.
But growing concerns over America's obesity epidemic have the 15-employee Noblesville company hanging its hopes on healthier fare: all-natural, whole-grain-rich snacks that Hockemeyer
thinks will appeal to the increasingly health-conscious masses.
These days, Hockemeyer
employees carefully avoid the word "cookie.
"The response so far has been outstanding," Hockemeyer, Darlington's owner and president, told the Indianapolis Business Journal.
Darlington is up for the challenge, Hockemeyer said, crediting company chef Justin Miller, who used his bakery-science expertise - and an on-site test kitchen - to come up with great-tasting products that also meet school-nutrition requirements.
"We want it to be a 'wow,'" Hockemeyer
said, "not like you're eating twigs and seeds."
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Phil Hockemeyer, President, Darlington Farms Cookie Co.
Owner and president Phil ...
Owner and president Phil Hockemeyer tells the Indianapolis Business Journal the response to the new line has been "outstanding."
Owner and president Phil ...
Owner and president Phil Hockemeyer tells the Indianapolis Business Journal (http://bit.ly/19TfM1w ) the response to the new line has been "outstanding."