The Early Days.
Our founder and grandfather, David Mosner, was the son of an Eastern European butcher who immigrated to New York City in the early 20th century. David was a self-taught man who began working at an early age following the death of his father. Upon his return from service in World War II, David continued his family's trade and set out to begin his career in New York City's competitive meat industry.
After working in New York City's Meatpacking District, legend has it that a denied request for a five dollar per week raise propelled David to branch out on his own. Those who knew our grandfather, however, knew a man that was naturally entrepreneurial and held great conviction to his values and ideas. In the early 1950's, David took a small loan from his father-in-law, purchased a used station wagon and entered into business as a sole proprietor. Against the odds, David grew his company into one of the premier niche protein processors on the East Coast.
Our founder, David Mosner
A New York City Mainstay.
Mosner Family Brands was officially established in 1957 and had its first home at 631 Brook Avenue in the Bronx, New York. In 1972, David saw an opportunity to expand and became an original shareholder of the famed Hunts Point Cooperative Market in New York City, which would become the largest food distribution center in the world.
David’s sons, Michael and Philip, joined their father in the early 1980’s and continued to propel the company forward by diversifying its product offerings and leading with a customer-centric, service-driven approach, which have continued to be core principles of our business today.
Mosner Family: Philip, Seth, Jessica, Benjamin, and Michael
Our Story Continues.
2022 was a landmark year for Mosner Family Brands. The business was transitioned to the third generation of family ownership - Benjamin, Jessica, and Seth Mosner - and the company acquired Great American Foods of Newark, New Jersey. With a new generation assuming leadership, the company doubled down on its transformation from a supplier of veal and lamb to a multi-protein, value-added manufacturer for retail, foodservice, institutional, and e-commerce channels.
Renowned as one of the nation's premier middle-market protein manufacturers, Mosner Family Brands is known for its solution-oriented services, product development, and breadth of manufacturing capabilities. Whether portion-cut, ground, spiced, marinaded or ready-to-eat, Mosner Family Brands offers bespoke manufacturing at-scale across all protein categories.