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About Us

Lorenz Schneider, Yorkshire Food Sales and Fairchester Snacks together comprise a snack food distribution organization specializing in servicing the New York metropolitan, Long Island, Westchester county and Connecticut areas.

Along with our main product line Wise, we represent several additional manufacturers such as Rudolph, Trophy, Archway, and much more adding expansion and value to our product lines. Our distributors and full in-office staff work to better develop and customize sales and promotional plans to maximize profitability.

Company history

The Lorenz Schneider organization started out originally as a small Brooklyn egg noodle manufacturing company. In May of 1936, Mr. Milton V. Brown and Mr. Joe Chertok purchased the business from Mr. Lorenz Schneider. Business assets at the time included one 1929 Ford truck and the equipment to manufacture egg noodles. The first week sales were an incredible $65.

After about a year, the two partners decided to split up with Milton Brown taking sole ownership of the egg noodle company. Mid 1940, the decision was made to carry Wise potato chips; Lorenz Schneider had stopped distributing egg noodles and had become a major distributor for Wise and other snack food products by 1949.

The business continued to grow and prosper over the years enjoying steady increases in sales. In the early 1960’s, the Yorkshire Food Sales company was created to accommodate the growing retail trade. In the early 1970’s, the Fairchester Snacks organization was added to the Lorenz Schneider/ Yorkshire Food Sales family of companies. Our latest addition, F & J Snacks of western Connecticut rounded out the organization to its present day form in the late 1990’s.

Today, Lorenz Schneider/ Yorkshire Food Sales/ Fairchester Snacks has vastly grown bringing along 100 employees, multiple office locations and close to 250 owner operated routes. The snack industry has a history of exceptional growth and is still growing. Being that our hallmark of business is “Service”, we are confident in providing quality service to all of our customers within the New York, Westchester and Connecticut areas.