Flagship Food Group to Expand Kansas Manufacturing Site

The manufacturer of branded and private label Hispanic foods has purchased new land to expand the production facility in Moundridge, Kan.

Zachary Russell

Associate Editor

Flagship Food Group, a manufacturer of branded and private label Hispanic food products, has acquired new land that will be used to expand its manufacturing site in Moundridge, Kan.

The company has acquired approximately 18 acres of land adjacent to the facility, and its board has approved a multi-phase expansion of manufacturing capabilities at the site. Phase one of the expansion is already under construction and will increase its flour tortilla manufacturing capacity by 25%. 

Future phases of the expansion are expected to increase the company’s manufacturing capacity for tortilla chips, snacks and frozen foods. Flagship Food Group said it also plans to expand frozen and dry warehouse and distribution capacity.

“Flagship acquired our business last year with plans to expand on our site,” said Juan Guardiola, President of Tortilla King. “It didn’t take long for our collective team to decide that our centralized location, great people, and ample space for growth made the business case to expand our operation.”

As part of the inward investments approved by the Flagship board, expansions are also planned for the company’s manufacturing sites in California and New Mexico.

“As we build one of the leading premium CPG food companies focused on the Hispanic sector, we’re actively investing our capital to grow our facilities,” said Rob Holland, Executive Chairman of Flagship Food Group. “We expect to significantly increase our employment numbers in Kansas and across our other sites.”

Flagship Food Group operates facilities and offices in or near Boise, Idaho, Denver, Colo., Albuquerque, N.M., Santa Rosa and San Francisco, Cal., Minneapolis, Minn. and Moundridge, Kan.

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Zachary Russell Associate Editor. (2022, August 25). Flagship Food Group to expand Kansas Manufacturing Site. Store Brands. Retrieved September 2, 2022, from


505 Southwestern Hosts ‘25 Years of Flavor’ Celebration Event at Tin Can Alley

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. & GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–505 Southwestern® (505SW™), the country’s leading Hatch Valley flame roasted green chile brand, celebrates 25 Years of Flavor this year and is hosting a major event in Albuquerque to celebrate the milestone in the location it was originally founded by local restaurateur and entrepreneur Roy Solomon. The public event, hosted at Solomon’s food hall Tin Can Alley, will feature celebrity chef and Food Network star Aaron May, and the world’s largest portable green chile roaster which will be roasting fresh Hatch Valley chiles live for attendees. In addition, guests will enjoy music from iHeartRadio affiliate 100.3 The Peak and a food demo from Aaron May with tickets starting at just $25.

The celebration is scheduled for Thursday, September 15 at 6:30pm at Tin Can Alley, on Alameda Boulevard just east of I-25. Tin Can Alley has gained national recognition as an innovative venue featuring locally inspired food, beverages, and entertainment. Santa Fe Brewing is an anchor tenant alongside several other local vendors.

As part of the year-long silver anniversary celebration of the brand, 505SW invited its fans to submit unique recipes featuring its world famous green chile. The winner of the contest, Southern California resident Merry Graham, is scheduled to be in attendance, and Chef May will share his unique twist on the winning recipe, Air Fryer Southwestern Salsa Verde Corn and Bacon Rangoons.

The event is open to the public (subject to capacity limitations) and the first 150 people to buy tickets will receive a commemorative gift bag. General admission tickets are $25 and include food from all Tin Can Alley food vendors. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite HERE.

Fans who are unable to join for the event can celebrate with 505SW virtually by participating in 25 Years of Flavor contests and virtual events by following 505SW on Facebook, TikTok, and Instagram.

“For 25 years 505SW has been committed to creating the highest quality products using the best and most simple ingredients from the Hatch Valley. Now we want to celebrate with the people who have made our success possible,” said Rob Holland, Executive Chairman of 505SW. “We will be demonstrating our commitment to our fans and communities with a recipe contest featuring incredible prizes, other giveaways, special offers, and charitable giving all year long.”

505SW started in 1997 when Albuquerque resident Roy Solomon began bottling and selling his unique recipes for green chile sauce and salsa. Honoring his local area code to develop the brand, Solomon’s “magic ingredient” was fire-roasted, Hatch Valley green chiles. With humble beginnings as a local favorite, the brand has grown today to become the largest nationally distributed jarred green chile sauce brand. 505SW is sold in every U.S. state and internationally. 505SW’s parent company, Flagship Food Group, operates multiple facilities in New Mexico throughout the state and created the 505SW – New Mexico True Scholars program in 2017 to support local New Mexico high school students interested in studying agriculture in college.

For more information about 505SW and the 25 Years of Flavor event, visit

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Lis, C. (2022, August 17). 505 southwestern hosts ’25 years of flavor’ celebration event at Tin Can Alley. Business Wire. Retrieved September 1, 2022, from


505 Southwestern® Flame Roasted Green Chile to be Sold in Walmart Stores Across U.S.

Company’s recent investment in increased manufacturing capacity helps to support nationwide expansion

Albuquerque, New Mexico and Greenwood Village, Colorado

505 Southwestern®, the country’s leading Hatch Valley flamed roasted green chile brand, announced today that its premium products, including its flagship jarred Flame Roasted Green Chile product, will be sold in almost all Walmart stores in the United States.  Rolling out over the next several months, consumers served by all 4,461 Walmart locations across the country will be able to purchase 505SW™ at their local store, as well as on-line.  

The company attributes this growth to increased consumer demand as Americans in all parts of the country have embraced flame roasted green chile as a premium ingredient and condiment.  In addition, the company’s recent investments in its five manufacturing and distribution sites across New Mexico and Colorado have allowed 505SW™ to be a reliable supplier to its customers even as global supply chains have been disrupted.  

“It has been our long-standing goal to bring the flavor of Hatch Valley, flame roasted green chile to consumers in all corners of the country, and this expansion with Walmart is a critical step in this mission,” said Rob Holland, Executive Chairman for Flagship Food Group, parent of 505 Southwestern®.  “We’ve made some strategic decisions over the past few years to invest heavily in our manufacturing capacity and distribution network, and that has allowed us to better serve our customers and keep up with growing demand.”

Several other 505SW™ products will be available in many Walmart stores around the country, including the brand’s lineup of green chile sauces, salsa, and other products all made with Hatch Valley green chile.

“Discerning consumers know us as ‘THE’ premium green chile proudly sold in a glass jar, not a can,” added Sam Carson, the brand’s President.  “For 25 years, customers prefer the freshness and quality of our flame roasted green chile and have chosen our product over the competition.” 

In addition to Walmart stores, 505SW can be found at many major grocers, club stores, and on-line retailers across the US.

About 505 Southwestern®
505 Southwestern®, together with its family of brands and affiliates, is one of the leading premium green chile-based products companies in the country. The brand’s core lineup of shelf stable, premium New Mexico salsas, sauces, and flame roasted green chile is the fastest growing of its kind in the USA and is currently sold from London to Los Angeles. The brand’s portfolio also includes queso as well as frozen stews and diced green chile.  505 Southwestern® has a commitment to giving back and formed the 505 Southwestern®-New Mexico True Scholars program in conjunction with the State of New Mexico to support a future generation of farmers through its scholarship program.  The company is based near Denver with its manufacturing headquarters in New Mexico.


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