The History of WN Foods: Chapter 4

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The 1960s saw a more wide spread acceptance of soy sauce. Until then, it was considered a strictly Chinese ingredient, only to be used with Chinese foods. As more companies began to manufacture it in the USA, soy sauce became more widely available. With this increased accessibility, its reputation changed, making it a kitchen staple for all different kinds of foods. This opened many doors for WN Foods, allowing the company to sell its products to new customers, including mainstream grocery stores.

It was during that this time that WN Foods’ founder George Hall sadly passed away. With George’s memory and legacy in mind, John Young continued to run the company. He was soon joined by George’s son, Dave Hall. It was the beginning of a new era for WN Foods.

Up next… Chapter 5: The 1970s!

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