Hearthside in the News

This News Story ran on Sosland’s BakingBusiness.com, highlighting their recent tour of the Hearthside Nutritional Bar Facility in Boise

Hearthside is Booming in Boise

BOISE, IDAHO — Until it was acquired by Hearthside Food Solutions in 2015, VSI had developed thousands of formulas that never made it to market. By what could likely be considered a stroke of genius rather than a stroke of luck, Hearthside also purchased a shuttered PowerBar plant in Boise within days of VSI.

“The plant was in excellent condition,” said Rich Scalise, chairman and chief executive officer of Hearthside Food Solutions, Downers Grove, Ill., of the former Nestle facility that had eventually been sold to Post. “Both companies had kept it in great shape, so it was just a matter of streamlining operations in terms of the equipment and focus.”

Today, the Boise plant houses a pilot line to perform test runs on the seemingly countless formulations that have not yet come to fruition, and three R.&D. specialists work on product development for U.S. customers. These are among Hearthside’s top brass for product development, set to follow the innovation set forth by the 12 specialists at VSI…

To read the entire Booming in Boise story on BakingBusiness.com, click here.