Consolidated Grocers

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food processor, grocery wholesaler

Sara Lee

Consolidated Foods Corporation was a large American food producer and grocery wholesaler. The company started as Sprague, Warner & Co, a grocery wholesaler in Chicago[1]. The company changed its name to Consolidated Grocers in 1945, then to Consolidated Foods in 1953. The company bought Sara Lee in 1956. The company changed its name to Sara Lee by 1985.

The company owned many Santa Clara valley food processors, including United States Products cannery, Drew Cannery, and Rosenberg Brothers dried fruit packing.


  1. Consolidated Foods Co: Encyclopedia of Chicago.