Blommer Chocolate is a fully integrated chocolate and cocoa manufacturer serving customers around the world. Our company was founded in 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, by Henry Blommer, Sr., along with his brothers Al and Bernard. The brothers were born into the food business. Their grandfather, Conrad Blommer, was an established Milwaukee confectioner before opening Blommer Ice Cream, which later became Wisconsin Creameries before being sold to National Dairy. Father William worked in the family ice cream business prior to buying into Ambrosia Chocolate, where he served as vice president.
By 1948, our business had grown and warranted expansion, so Blommer branched out nationally with the addition of the Blommer Chocolate Factory of California in Los Angeles. A few years later, in 1951, Blommer purchased the common stock of Boldemann Chocolate of San Francisco. Operations of both the Southern California (Los Angeles) and San Francisco operations were consolidated in 1970 with a new facility being built in Union City, California.
But growth continued and we expanded once again to meet the demands of increasing business. Another new plant was built in East Greenville, Pennsylvania, in 1980. By the end of the 20th century we had outgrown that East Greenville facility, and in 2001 completed an 85,000-square-feet addition to that plant.
Most recently, in 2006, Blommer purchased an additional 85,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Campbellford, Ontario, giving the company four factories that are located strategically across North America, allowing Blommer the unique ability to respond quickly to our customers’ needs regardless of where they’re located.
Today, our business has grown to become the largest chocolate manufacturer in North America. With four generations of family chocolate makers behind us, Blommer offers continuity in today’s business climate marked by competition and consolidation.
Our current success is a direct result of our dedication to the Blommer brothers' founding principles – quality, consistency and concern for the customer. Despite all our growth, we have maintained the flexibility to respond to all our customers’ needs, enabling us to deliver superior service with superior value.
Blommer Historical Timeline
Explore the roots of the Blommer family and how they founded the Blommer Chocolate Company – 1939 to present day. Download.