Standard Functional Foods Group

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Standard Functional Foods Group is a privately held, family company established over 100 years ago. Today, Standard Functional Foods Group is an industry leader in the manufacturing of nutritional and healthy snack bars. SFFG works with major food companies nationwide to develop a wide variety of organic, meal-replacement, functional foods, and sports nutrition products.


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Howell H. Campbell Sr. starts Anchor Candy Company on Market Street in Nashville, TN, and later moves to First Avenue and Clark Street. Campbell, then 19-years-old, begins his business with two copper kettles and a dozen employees. Deliveries are made by wagon and shipped in wooden barrels and pails by railroad.

Campbell re-organizes Anchor Candy, incorporating the business as Standard Candy Company.

Goo Goo Clusters are introduced.

The First Avenue and Clark Street location burns down, and Standard Candy Company moves to 443 Second Avenue North, Nashville, TN.

Howell H. Campbell Jr. takes over management of the business from his father.

In June, James Fischer and Jimmy Miller purchase Standard Candy Company. They redirect the business to more distribution through wholesalers. The Grand Ole Opry continues to advertise Goo Goo clusters each night. Goo Goos are distributed to thirty states.

Standard Candy Company moves to a modern manufacturing plant at 715 Massman Drive, Nashville, TN.

Jimmy Spradley purchases Jimmy Miller’s portion of the company. Goo Goo Supreme is introduced with pecans instead of peanuts. Goo Goos are marketed across America.

The Spradley family along with the employees of Standard Candy — through an employee stock ownership plan — acquire all of the stock in the company. In addition to Goo Goos and King Leo Soft Peppermint Stick Candy, Standard Candy is a leading producer of private label confectionary products. The company exports products to Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Asia. Each year the company produces tens of millions of world famous Goo Goo Clusters in Nashville, TN.

Standard Candy Company establishes Standard Functional Foods Group, Inc. as the contract manufacturing arm of its business.

Standard Functional Foods Group is one of the leading contract manufacturers of nutritional snack bars in the nation.