In 1987, Dennis Vandenberg and Mark Schneider joined efforts and talents to start a sausage company in Phoenix, Arizona. Pressed for a business name while applying for a license Denny's wife, Amy, suggested they meld their names and call it Denmark. Although some confusion with the country of Denmark occasionally occurs, both partners proudly call Wisconsin their birthplace. Moving their families to Arizona as young men hoping for bigger brighter futures, Mark brought his sales and retail experience while Denny was an award-winning sausage maker back home.
Hard work and solid business ethics paid off and today Denmark Foods employs over 60 people in Peoria, Arizona. Offering more than 50 meat & meal items, the products are made and delivered fresh every day to top valley grocers including Fry's Food Stores, AJ's Fine Foods, Bashas' and Smith's, as well as food service companies Sysco and Custom Foods. These along with dozens of valley restaurants have trusted in the products for three decades, inspiring the co-brand name, Arizona Fresh.
This year brought exciting new items to market. Teaming up with Tempe, Arizona based craft brewery Four Peaks, Denmark proudly rolled out the Kilt Lifter Beer Brat to rave reviews. This fall will bring the release of a Pumpkin Porter Brat with a variety of seasonal sausages to follow in the coming year.
Denmark Foods operates in full compliance with the SSOP/HAACP program as outlined by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
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