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The Big Leagues

The Greenville plant renovation increases production and storage abilities for high-volume products. The company builds a 210,000-square-foot mayonnaise plant in New Century, Kansas, providing nationwide distribution.

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Spicing It Up

In August, The C.F. Sauer Company buys The Spice Hunter of San Luis Obispo, California, a marketer of exotic spices, spice blends and all-natural foods.

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BAMA Time

The C.F. Sauer Company buys BAMA brand food products from Welch Foods Inc., giving the company entry to the export market.

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Duke’s Mayo joins the family

In 1917, Eugenia Duke was stationed at Camp Sevier, a National Guard Training Camp. It was there that she began selling sandwiches slathered with her homemade mayonnaise. They were so unforgettably delicious soldiers wrote to her begging for her recipes.…

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Supporting Our Country

Conrad Sauer, Sr. offers his company’s pharmaceutical capabilities for the war effort to President Woodrow Wilson, and Wilson accepts.

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Richmond or Bust

The C.F. Sauer Company moves to 2000 West Broad Street, in Richmond, and grows to 250 employees. More than 100 years later, this site remains the home of our spice operations.

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Day One

Conrad Frederick Sauer, a 21-year-old pharmacist, starts his own company and begins selling pure-flavoring extracts from the company’s first headquarters in Richmond, VA.

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