Southgate brand food products are manufactured and distributed by Nashville-based Vietti Foods Company, Inc. (formerly Choice Food of America LLC). Vietti is a manufacturer and marketer of shelf-stable food products under its own brands, contract brands, private label and licensed brands. The company produces and merchandises a broad variety of products to supermarkets, mass merchandisers, drug and dollar stores for U.S. distribution and for export.
Founded in 1898, Vietti originally incorporated as a Nashville-based company in 1936 and remained under family and management ownership until it became a part of Choice Food Group, Inc. in 2006.
In March 2011 the Nashville operation was acquired by Zwanenberg Food Group BV, based in Almelo, The Netherlands. With 1,300 employees and net sales of EUR 350 million, Zwanenberg Food Group (ZFG) is a prominent European producer of deli meats and a leading producer and exporter of meat preserves.