Stouffer’s celebrates 100 years: With Cleveland roots, company evolves from dairy stand to food-science hub

Abraham E. Stouffer, his wife Lena, and children Vernon and Gordon Stouffer on the porch of their Ohio home.

SOLON, Ohio – In Solon, not far from U.S. 422, there’s a giant science experiment going on.

Actually, multiple experiments, every day, all day.

Within the enclave of Nestle buildings in Solon is the customer innovation campus for Stouffer’s and other divisions. That campus is a cooking hub, where hours of trials and tastings result in restaurants getting a finished product or a grocery store being able to stock frozen lasagna.

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Written by Marc Bona.

Originally published May 16, 2022.

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