Curiosity Series: Growing – One Snack At A Time.

Monogram Foods

About Monogram Foods

Founded in 2004 with the purchase of King Cotton and Circle B brand meats from Sara Lee Corporation, Monogram Foods manufactures and markets top-quality food products. Among these are a full range of meat snacks, corn dogs, pre-cooked bacon, smoked sausage, baked goods, appetizers, and other value-added meats. Monogram Foods’ brands include King Cotton, Circle B, Wild Bill’s, O’Brien’s, Trail’s Best, Hannah’s, Bull’s, Snapps and licensed brands, Johnsonville, Butterball and Team Realtree. Monogram Foods is a major co-packer and private label provider for strategic partners throughout the nation. Monogram Foods is headquartered in Memphis, TN and operates facilities in Virginia, Minnesota, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin and Massachusetts.

Monogram now has over 3,000 associates nationwide. Next year they project to go over 1 BILLION in sales. Wes Jackson and Karl Schledwitz started in Memphis with eight associates and are still headquartered here now with over 125 local employees, including the sons of residents, Pat Cavender and Margaret Bivens, featured on ours covers. They are privately owned with over 130 shareholders most of whom are from Memphis. They locally own and sell “King Cotton“ meats, a full line of hot dogs, sausages, bacon and luncheon meats and “Circle B“ smoked sausages.

Kirby Pines residents visit Monogram Foods as part of our new Curiosity Series
Kirby Pines residents visit Monogram Foods
as part of our new Curiosity Series

Monogram’s Mission Statement

We are a GROWTH COMPANY that REALLY CARES about our TEAM MEMBERS and CUSTOMERS so we can PROFITABLY grow together.

Monogram’s Valued Behaviors

  1. Gratefully provide best service to our customers
  2. If we say it, we do it
  3. Keep quality and safety at the forefront
  4. Embrace the entrepreneurial spirit
  5. Value candor “done right”
  6. Celebrate our successes
  7. Give back to the communities in which we do business
  8. Promote Positive Energy
  9. Embrace Diversity

Monogram Foods Local Office is at:
530 Oak Court Drive, Suite 400 • Memphis, TN 38117

Curiosity Series: Be Human. Be Humane.

Thousands of animals are neglected or abused in Memphis and Shelby County each year. Hungry, scared and injured, these animals face a bleak future. That’s where we come in. Since 1933, the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County (HSMSC) has been providing shelter, food and medical care for thousands of injured, neglected and abused animals.

HSMSC is a limited-intake facility that never euthanizes an animal for time or space reasons. We accomplish this by managing our intake, utilizing many wonderful fosters, and having a network of volunteers who work tirelessly to help us with training and promoting our adoptable animals.

Heart paw shapeWith support from animal lovers, we are able to help prevent animal abuse as well as help injured animals in Memphis and Shelby County. We are able to provide animals with refuge to recover, nutritious food and outstanding veterinary care. On average, we provide sanctuary to over 100 animals at our facility at any given time, with dozens more placed with foster families until they are ready to be adopted. And we are dedicated to giving these animals a brighter future and improving human lives through animal companionship.

An important part of our work is giving theses animals the emotional support, training and socialization that will allow them to be adopted into new and loving homes and long-lasting relationships. Did you know that all seniors (65+) received a special 50% discount off of our adoption fees? That is just one way we try to make adoption a reality for anyone that can provide a loving home for one of our residents.

From our founding until today, our funding comes exclusively from private donations from animal lovers. The cost of operating the HSMSC for one day is $4,500! The expenses of a full-service animal rescue operation are considerable, particularly the veterinary care that allows us to focus on animals that have been injured, abused, and neglected.

To see the pets available for adoption, check out volunteer opportunities or learn more about the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County, visit their website at