2018 Year in Review


Posted by Rebekah Wicke on 1/2/19

It’s hard to believe that it’s 2019 already! 2018 certainly flew by. It was quite the year for us – from tradeshows to sales kits, let’s take a quick look back at some highlights from 2018.

Island Inspirations Collection

Our first sample collection of the year, the Island Inspirations Collection, launched in March. With delicious, tropical inspired seasonings like Filipino Style Banana Ketchup Snack Seasoning and Coconut Curry Milkshake Seasoning, this collection was an instant hit.

Learn more about this collection here. 

Four Back to Back Tradeshows

Fuchs was on the move last spring! In the span of less than two months, Fuchs exhibited at four different trade shows, spanning both coasts and four US cities.

Check out our blog to take a look back at this spring and all the yumminess that our R&D team served up. 

Modern Comforts Collection

We got comfy with comfort food in 2018! Our second sample collection of the year launched in July and featured modern takes on comfort food classics. One of our personal favorite from this collection? Cheddar & Green Chili Mac & Cheese.

Learn more about that collection here. 

Limited Edition Collections

For the first time ever, we introduced Limited Edition Collections, aimed at offering innovative flavors and solutions for specific segments. Over the summer, we launched two “Shaken & Stirred Collections” – one for the snack industry and the other geared towards proteins. Shortly after, we introduced “Wrap It Up!” – a collection of innovative seasonings for tortillas and flatbreads. We finished out 2018 with our first entirely organic collection, the Café Classics Collection, which was inspired by favorite coffeehouse flavors.

To read more about our limited edition collections, check out this page.

New Additions to the Fuchs Team

In early 2018, we announced the additions of 2 new members of our management team, Marty Lev, Director of Supply Chain, and Derrick Epley, Director of Operations. Read more about them here. 

In the fall, Justin Silvia joined Fuchs as our new Purchasing Manager, taking over for longtime employee Joe Fuchs, who retired at the end of the year. Learn more about Justin here. 

Oktoberfest, Oh Yes! Collection 

We launched our Oktoberfest, Oh Yes! Collection in September, which was truly one of our favorite collections to work on. With this collection, we wanted to celebrate our company’s rich history, which has its roots in Germany. Dieter Fuchs founded the Fuchs Gruppe in Dissen, Germany, selling spices off of the back of his bicycle in 1952, and we’re proud to be part of this company as it has grown to become among the largest privately held seasoning and spice manufacturers in the world. As Germany celebrated Oktoberfest, we wanted to raise a glass to our heritage with this collection.

Learn more about this collection here. 

The First Ever Fuchs Favorites Contest

In November, we hosted our first ever Fuchs Favorites Contest - an internal contest where employees submitted their most innovative snack seasoning ideas. We received over 100 submissions from our staff, with almost every department in the company participating. A panel of judges narrowed it down to the top five ideas, which were created by our R&D team and presented at a company-wide tasting event on November 6th. Our employees voted to determine the winner.

Check out our blog to find out about our winner and fantastic finalists.


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