Food and Nutrition
United States of America
John G. Richardson is a driven, hands-on business owner who has built one of the nation’s most successful private food industry operations. Poised for explosive growth through bold innovation, SugarCreek produces brand-worthy food solutions to more than 50 leading national brands and private labels. Since taking over SugarCreek in 1990 when his father John S. Richardson retired, he has transformed the family-owned business from a raw bacon manufacturer with $50 million in annual sales to a widely diversified company that derives 68 percent of its $600 million in sales from fully cooked, ready-to-eat (RTE) products.