About Us

Gilster-Mary Lee is a leading Private Label food manufacturer, headquartered in Chester, Illinois, a small, southern Illinois town located on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. 

Gilster-Mary Lee produces over 8,000 items in over 500 different private label brands, as well as its own Hospitality label.  Approximately 3,000 employees work in 14 different manufacturing facilities across four states. The company-owned truck fleet delivers products daily throughout the US and Canada, as well as shipments destined for markets throughout the world.

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