Welcomes HUG On Board As Global Partner
DATE @ “d MMMM yyyy” 9 March 2018 – Worldchefs is pleased to announce a new partnership with Switzerland-based
food service giant, HUG, who will be recognized as a Global Partner of
Worldchefs, with exclusivity in the “prêt-à-garner” market.
Since 1877, Swiss family-owned HUG has lived by these values –
sincere, entrepreneurial and conscientious. The company was founded by Josef
Hug-Meyer, who created the
recipe for the iconic Swiss bread – Zwieback and since then, the company has been
managed by generations after. Through hard work and dedication, they have added
other biscuits and brands to form a major conglomerate that is synonymous with quality products in
the food industry.
“We’re excited to have HUG on-board as a global partner for
Worldchefs. For years, they have created quality products and this reputation means this is naturally a trusted brand for chefs
to work with,” said Thomas Gugler, Worldchefs President.
have been a valuable partner to Worldchefs over the past years and we are
particularly proud to continue our close collaboration in the future.” Said
Ragnar FRIDRIKSSON, Managing Director
The company history of HUG started over 140
years ago in a bakery in Lucerne. Josef Hug-Meyer laid the foundation stone for
success in 1877, with the discovery of the zwieback or rusk. Since then
countless other biscuits such as Läckerli, Willisauer-Ringli, DAR-VIDA
Crackers, biscuits for restaurants and hospitality, frozen snacks and Bricelets
have been added, partly by company take-overs. The takeover of Wernli AG from
Trimbach in 2008 enabled optimum expansion of the range to include biscuits
containing chocolate. Choco Petit Beurre, Japonais and Jura Wafers were
invented at Wernli.
HUG AG is a Swiss family company through and
through: with its three locations Malters, Willisau and Trimbach it is at home
in the heart of Switzerland and is now managed in the fourth generation by
Andreas and Werner Hug.
The recipe for the quality and good taste of
our products is in the hands of the people who work with them. True to our
Sincere, entrepreneurial and conscientious.
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