The History of WN Foods: Chapter 1

Chapter 1: The Beginning

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It was 1942, and the USA was in the middle of World War II. Shipments of goods from across the Pacific Ocean were sparse, creating a scarcity of soy sauce around the country. With determination and an entrepreneurial spirit, George Hall—a family man and civil engineer with the U.S. Navy—rented out a basement in San Francisco’s Chinatown and founded WN Foods as a soy sauce manufacturer. From here, he used authentic formulas and ingredients he had brought from China to produce Wing Nien Longevity Brand Soy Sauce, which he began selling around Chinatown. It was a modest start that launched what would become a highly successful family business with a rich 75-year history.

Up next… Chapter 2: The 1940s!

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Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or


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WN Foods is an experienced private label manufacturer and co-packer of tantalizing sauces, dressings, and marinades, with more than 70 years of history in the food industry. Throughout the years, our focus on quality and consistency has earned high praises from clients, consumers, and inspection agencies alike. In addition, our renowned product development abilities combined with our excellent customer care have created strong bonding and trusted partnership with our clients. Since 1942, WN Foods has been there to provide quality services for your private label sauce manufacturing and co-packing needs. We create new exclusive recipes, modify stock formulations and commercialize recipes to production scale. Together, we can bring your concepts and products into a success! Our manufacturing process blends the old fashioned goodness of traditional and authentic ingredients with state of the art packaging and automation to deliver the high quality consistency and modern convenience so appreciated by today's consumer. We have been producing various successful products in retail, foodservice, institutional, and industrial markets. Whether you are looking for All Natural, Non-GMO, Organic, or just plain good sauces to spice up the consumer's appetite or your business profit, WN Foods may just be the key to your quest.

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