Our History

Founded in 1979 as Golden Boy Foods, 8th Avenue Fruit & Nut carries with it the same expertise, manufacturing and more.

All that's changed is the name!

We are continuing the legacy of quality that has earned us over 4 decades of trust from businesses and consumers alike:



of in-house blanching



of making delicious Fruit & Nut products

Today, 8th Avenue Fruit & Nut is a leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of Private Brand and branded food products. We supply organic and conventional Fruit & Nuts to leading grocery retailers, top foodservice distributors and industrial bakeries across North America.

Key Points of Difference


What sets
us apart

8th Avenue Fruit & Nut offers a full range of high-quality conventional and organic assortments for a full line and unique flavor profiles. Our nimble production capabilities allow for smaller batch sizes, as well as full customization. In addition, we use 100% Non-GMO Project Verified Oil for nut roasting in order to deliver superior product health benefits to the consumer.


Fruit & Nut products are roasted, processed and packaged on our advanced equipment at our plant in Hazelwood, Missouri. We also have a complete designation between fruit and nut manufacturing.


8th Avenue Fruit & Nut has a dedicated procurement team who have strategic relationships with our suppliers to ensure high supply and low costs. Sourcing from over 20 countries, our knowledge and relationships enable us to bring the highest quality products at the best prices to our customers and ultimately to the consumer.


Values for 8th


Nourishing life’s moments with foods that delight.


Our Mission is to create value as our business's preferred manufacturing and distribution partner.