It was 1940 when Joe and Elizabeth Fritz opened the red house doors as the
Fritzie Fresh Company. A time of uncertainly, a time when even America’s sweet tooth
was touched by WWII. Candy and confections were hard to come by indulgences. As
a candy-packaging operation, Joe and Elizabeth purchased bits and pieces, ends
and odd lots from several candy manufacturers— the full bars went straight to
soldiers in the field. Joe was the sales rep, delivery driver and big believer.
Elizabeth was the office manager, accountant and big thinker.
the 65-plus years since the red house, we’ve hired some very good help and
moved out of the basement. Fritzie Fresh grew into a busy warehouse and
production facility handling candy, nuts and healthy snacks. In addition, the
values, honesty and premium quality have also grown to create the respected
Fritzie Fresh reputation.
The Fritz family of Newport, Minnesota still own and operate the business nearly
within sight of the original Fritzie Fresh Company red house. We are still in business
of helping our customers succeed and prosper. And always, we’re still big
believers and still big thinkers.