Greatness is on the Horizon!
New & exciting things are afoot! CRS OneSource and Farm Boy Foodservice have merged their two companies. We look forward to our bright futures together.
Our two companies have operated in the same geographically region for over 70 years with ironically little overlap in customers. And this is due to our respective equal but different advantages in the market. Our goal is to create one company to even better serve our great customers. Combining our resources will drive out costs and inefficiencies to benefit our customers in a multitude of ways.
The Why Behind Our Merger
From Alan Clark & Mark Bonenberger
Farm Boy History
Farm Boy Food Service traces its roots back to 1952, when it was founded as Mahon-Bonenberger Packing Company, a complete meat-packing business. Operations included cattle and hog slaughtering, with the meats produced being packaged and sold to retail stores under the “Farm Boy” label.
In 1965, company co-founder John Bonenberger became the sole owner of the business. One year later, he passed away after a sudden illness, and his 22-year-old son Robert assumed management of the company along with his 17-year-old brother Richard. The business struggled forward, changing its name to “Farm Boy” which had broad recognition because of the meats sold under that label in area retail stores.
In 1975, Farm Boy ended its slaughtering operations, but continued – as it does today – to process and cure meat products. These challenging years helped form the foundation for the growth and success that defines Farm Boy Food Service today.
In 1982, Farm Boy became the Code label distributor in Southern Indiana. With this relationship, Farm Boy quickly grew as it began product distribution, with a strong emphasis on the pizza industry. The relationship with Code remained strong, and growth continued. Code eventually became UniPro, the food distributor buying group that Farm Boy remains part of today.
Farm Boy continues to grow and diversify. More than 5,000 products are available, including Farm Boy’s own hams, wieners and steaks. The Food Mart opened next to the main Farm Boy facility that offers wholesale pricing to the public.