Food and Beverage Industrial Ingredient Sales

Our Company Story
Lakeside Food Sales, Inc. – the nation’s leading food distributor and food closeout liquidators of Fruit Juice Concentrate, Fruit Purees, Individual Frozen Fruits (IQF), Dried and Frozen Vegetables as well as Tomato Paste as well as tomato paste packed in drums, bins and pouches.  Lakeside is unique due to the nature of its usefulness to customers and suppliers. We have over 50 years of field experience in offering grade ”A” food ingredients from the best suppliers in the world as they are recognized and a source of supply to our private label and National account customers from coast to coast. In addition, Lakeside purchases and helps its customers and suppliers by purchasing their excess inventory and turning those items into cash in an extremely professional method by handling their own trucking of the product and shipping to its warehouses across the Country. The individual items range from food to non-food products and nothing is too difficult for Lakeside to move.

Founded in 1986 by Todd Chroman
Lakeside Food Sales now staffs dozens of sales and business executives and is focused on growing the team and identifying new markets. The company’s initial focus was building relationships with manufacturers and suppliers to obtain the best prices and services in the industry and felt the secret of a good relationship is transparency between the customer and supplier. Our mission was to connect and partner with manufacturers who were looking to procure or purchase industrial ingredients for production from the best suppliers in the world.

Today, our suppliers span the globe from China, Mexico, South America, South Africa and the USA. As Lakeside Food Sales, Inc. grew, it developed strong relationships with major suppliers, manufacturers, correctional facilities and government institutions throughout the United States. The customer base for Lakeside Food Sales has since expanded to mass feeders, food banks, food processors and buffet feeders.

In 2001, Lakeside Food Sales, Inc. added a sales division that focused exclusively on helping manufacturers with their closeouts, overruns, discounted items, and close-code dated products. This division has expanded rapidly and now includes sales in frozen and dry foods, health and beauty aids, household goods and other general merchandise items. The Company’s vendors include many of the largest manufacturers in the world and national brands from coast to coast.

Since we supply our customer nationwide, we also offer warehouse and distribution programs that strategically work with your objectives geared throughout the U.S. Quality is at the root of our commitment and success we strive to provide the highest-quality products. For more information about our services and how we can help, contact us today.

Fruit And Tomato Processing Industry
As a leader representing the fruit and tomato processing industry, we offer customers a consistent, year-round high-quality product supply. In addition, we report the cost of raw fruit and price per commodity after processing. After 26 years, we continue to back contracts and offer competitive pricing.

Tomatoes, Tomato Paste And Commodities
Lakeside Food Sales, Inc. can supply a wide range of tomato products including tomato paste, diced tomatoes, whole peeled and tomato puree. By the way, we’re veterans in dealing with all manner of frozen, processed and canned vegetable commodities for use in retail, wholesale, restaurant, institutional, and industrial applications. We offer an extensive full line of industrial tomato ingredients in 6 x 10 food service cans, 55-gallon drums and 300-gallon bins. If you know what you’re looking for, feel out the form to the right and we’ll be in touch with a solution.

Fruit Juice Concentrates And Fruit Purees
Lakeside offers a variety of the highest-quality fruit juice concentrates, fruit purees from top domestic growers, as well as, the very best imported vegetables produced and shipped from specific agricultural regions from around the world.

Lakeside Food Sales, Inc. carries a full assorted line of flavors of frozen fruit juice concentrates. Apple, pineapple, pear, prune, peach, apricot, blackberry, raspberry, strawberry, orange, lime, lemon, mango, papaya, pomegranate, dark sweet cherry, red sour, blueberry, banana, guava, elderberry, aronia, and many, many more. The product is frozen, as well as, aseptically packed in drums, tote bins, tankers and individual pails.

Frozen Fruit Purees And Fruit Products
Lakeside Food Sales, Inc. procures only the best in the business from trusted names such as Del Monte, Dole, and Tropicana to ensure and assure you have base ingredients that meet the most strict quality guidelines demanded by those determined to give their customer only the best.  We specialize in most every fruit based resource from flavorings to oils to beverage mixes to whole, diced, sliced, and peeled domestic and imported fruits from all over the world.

We offer aseptic and frozen fruit purees, which are sourced from all over the world as well as extensive IQF (Individual Frozen Fruits). Some of the applications are used extensively for baby food, dairy and ice cream, bakery confectionery, jam and preparations, and confectionery companies. For specific flavors, varieties, and pricing please call one of our experts.

Frozen, Processed And Canned Vegetable Commodities
With 26 years of experience in vegetable products, Lakeside Food Sales, Inc. is considered an industry expert in dealing with all manner of frozen vegetables, processed vegetables, and canned vegetable commodities for use in retail, wholesale, restaurant, institutional, and industrial applications. We offer a wide range of frozen, processed, and canned vegetable commodities with the best quality and best value from many trusted names in the food industry. From bell peppers, celery, carrots, garlic, onions, olives, chilies, zucchini, beans, legumes, lentils, chick peas, peas, corn, mushrooms, dehydrated vegetables and many, many more.

Our partner facilities are recognized for food safety and full traceability of products. All products are Kosher, letter guarantee, food safety compliance letter, HACCP, and third-party audit. For additional flavors, specs and other requests please feel free to call us. We’re here to help.  Lakeside Food Sales, Inc. enjoys supplying customers nationwide and can offer warehouse and distribution programs that strategically work with your objectives geared throughout the U.S. Quality is at the root of our commitment and success we strive to provide the highest-quality products.

Lakeside Food Sales, Inc.
175 E. Hawthorn Parkway
Suite 300
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
(800) 808-6745