Beatrice changes name of food subsidiary; Beatrice U.S.
Food Corporation, to the historical and well remembered Beatrice
Foods Company. Beatrice forms new technology subsidiary;
Beatrice Technologies, Inc., which will encompass Beatrice
technology business assets, including The Porticus Centre, and
Beatrice sells the Impertio Services Company to IP
Labs, Inc., along with the business inventory, customers, vendors and
Impertio trade name. Beatrice Companies, Inc. creates new
internal IT department called Beatrice Network Services, which
replaces Impertio. Beatrice Network Services launches the bci360°i
platform, which stands for "Beatrice Companies Inc 360 degree
Initiative". This new initiative is catered for all Beatrice
Companies, Inc. and subsidiary companies to rely on Beatrice Network
Services for all IT infrastructure; computer systems, phone systems,
cabling, software and communications services. This helps create
a unified IT platform throughout the company. The Porticus
Centre, an Internet historical business documents archival system
merges with Beatrice.
Creator of Tarasov Herbal Dressing, Arthur J. Tarasoff
passed away at age 69. The Directors of Beatrice plan to group the
non-foods businesses into an independent entity, with the plan to sell these assets.
Beatrice re-introduces “Beatrice Cooke” as the official company spokes
Directors of Almus, Inc. plan to split the company:
Almus, Inc. would retain the Tutus Trust Services (Asset Protection)
business. Almus would then split
off the Impertio Services Company and food assets into a new company
called Beatrice Companies, Inc. With the shifting economic
situation, the Directors of both Beatrice and Almus agree that the two
companies should remain together, and that Almus will be renamed
Beatrice U.S. Food Corporation, and will be a wholly owned subsidiary
of Beatrice Companies, Inc. This results in the retention of the
Tutus Trust Services (Asset Protection) business, which is renamed
Beatrice Trust Services. Beatrice sells the original Virtual
Services trade name and business properties (excluding Virtual Open
House) to Premier Virtual Services, Inc., a web hosting and design
Almus, Inc. introduces Almus
Nutrition & Health Sciences, which oversees the quality, formulation
and standardization of all Almus food products. Almus Nutrition &
Health Sciences publishes internet newsletter; Feed & Teach
Nutrition. Almus Nutrition & Health Sciences launches Almus Direct,
an e-commerce internet site dedicated to nutritional products for
consumers and distributors.
Almus, Inc. establishes Almus
International, which handles sales, distribution and manufacturing
of Almus products internationally. Two new business units
established: Almus Food Service, to handle distribution of Almus
food products to restaurants, and Almus Food Ingredients, which
distributes spices, herbs, flavorings and baking ingredients to
food manufactures and restaurants. Almus, Inc. forges
manufacturing and distribution rights with Nikos Ligidakis,
creator of Nick’s Feta Dressing.
Almus, Inc. announces that Almus
Internet Services, Inc. will cease
operations, which includes the Virtual Open House program and the
e-commerce businesses. Almus Business Services, the
telecommunication installation and sales business unit, is
re-branded as Impertio Services Company, and becomes the internal
IT company for Almus, Inc., but also does installation and
maintenance work for non-Almus businesses. Alvin "Al" Alton,
former group manager at Beatrice Foods Co. Research Department
passed away at age 87.
Hoopes Foods Co. becomes Hoopes Grocery Products
(predecessor to Almus Grocery Products) and forms partnership with
Tarasov Foods, producing Tarasov Herbal Miracle Dressing & Sauce. The
e-commerce business (SanLu, Hoopes Direct) and the Hoopes Telecom
Center retail store are combined to form new business entity called
e-fingo.com Corporation, which later in the year e-fingo is completely
spun off as an independent company. Hoopes Companies and Tarasov
Herbal Dressings changes it's corporate charter and becomes Almus,
Hoopes Enterprises, Inc. forms partnership with Virtual
Open House, created by Jason R. Friend and John T. West in 1996, which later became Virtual Services, Inc.; in establishing
internet listings for real estate agents, using 360°
video technology. Hoopes Direct (formerly
Hoopes Catalogue Services) and SanLu, Ltd. form internet e-commerce
business. Dewey's Gourmet Popped Corn changes it's name to
Napasada Gourmet Popped Corn.
SanLu, Ltd. (acronym for Sandy/Lucy) is formed and opens art gallery in
Tennessee specializing in unique works of art. SanLu, Ltd. also
engaged in the production of original artwork garments.
Hoopes Foods Co. is established and begins
formulation of gourmet snack food products.
Dewey's Gourmet Popped Corn debuts with four all
natural flavors: Caramel Corn, Cheese Corn, Apple-Cinnamon Corn and
Chocolate Corn and is sold to gift basket companies and specialty
May 13, 1991, Hoopes Enterprises, Inc. is incorporated.
Hoopes Catalogue Services starts to sell AT&T consumer
telecommunication equipment, 3M Office Supply, and 3M Magnetic Media
products by mail order catalog.
To inquire on the rich history of the legacy Beatrice,
click on the Beatrice Foods Co. link.
Beatrice Companies, Inc. 1894-2009 Historical
Forbes 1936 Article on Beatrice Creamery Co.
A World of Beatrice Brands- 1969
A World of Beatrice Brands Letter- 1969
The World of Beatrice Brands- 1972
Beatrice Foods Co. History- 1975
Beatrice From Buildup Through Breakup