William (Bill) Williams: Profile
The late Williams (Bill) Williams knew it would be tough to capture the essence of "Mama's Southern-style" cooking in a can. He researched, tasted and tested for more than three years before introducing Glory Foods canned vegetables in 1992. Now, Glory Foods Collard Greens, Okra, Black-eyed Peas and over 58 Glory Foods products, including heat-and-serve seasoned canned vegetables, oven-ready frozen family entrees and side dishes and fresh-cut washed and ready-to-cook bagged vegetables, are popular staples in over 33 states. Demand for Glory Foods products has soared, and the products are now available in over 140 major retail chains throughout the country. Glory Foods, Inc. was recognized as the "Emerging Company of 1996" by Black Enterprise magazine. Under Williams' guidance the company partnered with food giant General Mills to create a frozen food manufacturing facility in North Minneapolis to provide employment opportunities to local residents. This collaboration earned Glory Foods numerous awards, including the Ron Brown Award for Corporate Leadership, presented by former President Bill Clinton.
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