Crain’s: HFS one of Region’s Largest Private Companies

Crain’s Chicago Business, the region’s most respected source for business news and information, has again published their list of “Chicago’s Largest Private Companies”.

This is the first year Hearthside is eligible for the list and has debuted at #44. More information can be found at Crain’s Chicago Business.


Hearthside Prevails in NLRB Action

Court dismisses all charges and certifies the free and fair election, rejecting BCTGM representation

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Mar 19, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Hearthside Food Solutions LLC (Hearthside) confirmed today that it had prevailed over the NLRB in a legal challenge stemming from allegations related to the free and fair NLRB supervised election held at one of its locations in June 2011. This victory dismisses all charges as groundless and orders the certification of that election.

The litany of charges stemmed from BCTGM (Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers’ International Union) allegations of company actions on the lead up to the free and fair NLRB supervised election held June 2nd and 3rd 2012 at the firm’s London, Kentucky manufacturing plant. In that decisive election the employees voted in an overwhelming number to reject an offer of union representation. The final vote total of the now certified election was 416 “No” and 168 “Yes”. The certification is effective as of March 15, 2012. Read more

Maurice Lenell Featured on Chicago Tonight

Maurice Lenell Cookies Legacy Featured on Chicago Tonight

Video Transcript: Famous for its buttery assortment of sweet treats like Pinwheels and Butterscotch Stars, Maurice Lenell cookies have been beloved by Chicagoans for nearly 75 years. For cookie lovers, taking a bite out of a Maurice Lenell cookie is like tasting a childhood memory.

“It’s the fragrance,” says shopper Rita Anderson… Read more