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#122 Women’s Certified Business: Tabatchnick Fine Foods with Rita Tabatchnick

WAM 122

Family-owned takes on a whole new meaning, something much larger to our guest today on the WAM podcast. In this episode we heartily welcome Rita Tabatchnick. Rita is the President of Tabatchnick Fine Foods, a nationally recognized soup company with over 30 varieties of hearty soups and broths. The company, amazingly, is now in its 115th year of operation. Under Rita’s leadership, Tabatchnick Fine Foods serves multiple markets including school lunch programs, national USAID programs, and retail frozen and fresh soups. In today’s episode we talk about all things family and women-owned business, where they’re operating in the markets, the reason behind their product lines, how they’re navigating new FDA regulations, how they work to give back to their community, and more! So stay tuned for yet another inspiring episode with a firehouse woman in the manufacturing industry.


Frances Brunelle

Frances Brunelle is the founder of Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers, Inc., which specializes in the sale of lower middle-market manufacturing companies nationally. Fran and her team help to ensure the continuity of U.S. Manufacturing by transitioning ownership to the next generation of entrepreneurs. Fran writes on topics that help manufacturing business owners prepare their companies for sale and navigate the sale process to ensure a positive financial result in support of their retirement. Her articles can be found here. Recently Fran was named to 2020 Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A by Mergers & Acquisitions.

To learn more about Fran and her company, click here: About Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers, Inc.


Rita Tabatchnick

In 2014 my husband died and I assumed control of Tabatchnick Fine Foods. We have a diversified line. Selling products for school lunch, national USDA programs, and retail frozen and fresh soups to supermarkets. I oversee all aspects of my business, sales, manufacturing, new product development, quality assurance, hiring employees. I have developed a niche as a small, woman-owned, hubzone company. These certifications help me win solicitations for government contracts. I compete in school lunch and supermarkets, by providing the highest quality products at competitive prices

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