Skinner® Story

Skinner's Story

For over 100 years, SKINNER pasta has provided delicious meals to families throughout the southeast.

The SKINNER story began in Omaha, Nebraska when two brothers, Lloyd M. and Paul F. Skinner, opened their diversified food business in 1911. The brothers ran a bakery, meatpacking services and cold-storage operations along with pasta production. The Skinners developed a number of food products at their company including what is considered the first powdered fruit drink mix, Quick-Ade, and the breakfast cereal, Raisin Bran.

Shortly after World War II, Lloyd purchased the pasta and bakery business from his brother. Son Lloyd E. Skinner took over the business from his father and led the company in the acquisition of several other regional pasta makers in the 1960s.

SKINNER pasta is distributed throughout the southeast United States and most popular in Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Louisiana.

SKINNER is part of the New World Pasta family of brands, the leading dry pasta manufacturer in the United States. New World Pasta brands include Ronzoni® Healthy Harvest®, Ronzoni® Smart Taste® and Ronzoni Garden Delight®.