OUR HISTORY


 

The Story Behind it All


Founders, Scott and Lynn Hannah

Scott had worked for many years in the food industry and knew what it took to create a great product. What separated himself from the competition was personalized customer service. His motto always was “We believe in a hands on approach, flexibility, and treating customers as part of the family”

In order to fully provide what he wanted for customers, Scott struck out on his own. In 1975 he and Lynn Hannah founded Pacific Valley Foods in the basement of their modest home in Bellevue, WA. Scott managed a team of brokers distributing the company’s branded frozen French fries and potatoes. With young kids under foot, Lynn took on an international lead, and through stubborn persistence she secured the sale. The “international division” was born based on the same vision of personal attention and treating customers like family. Pacific Valley Foods soon established itself as an important U.S. supplier of frozen vegetables and fries while becoming a trailblazer in the international market for being one of the first U.S. companies to export frozen products to Asia.

Today, Pacific Valley Foods has lived up to the original commitments by Lynn and Scott Hannah. Our line of products has expanded well beyond frozen French fries and vegetables. We export to over 25 countries and source products across the globe. We truly listen to what our customers need and provide solutions quickly. It has always been our firm belief that relationships are the cornerstone of our company’s success. What about those young kids under foot back in 1975? They are now leading the company alongside the great team members of Pacific Valley Foods.

From Our Family to The World