Martin Todd and his wife started Todd’s in 1926, using their own recipes of seasonings, and blends to serve meat lockers, markets, and packaging plants in the Des Moines area. He continued using his personal recipes, reformulating them to give variety. Martin started sending salesmen on routes across Iowa. Word spread throughout the meat lockers, markets, and packaging plants so the service area grew throughout the midwest.
Alan Niedermeier took over Todd’s in 1971 with a background working with Watkins. He continued growing Todd’s to fit the needs of the current day and age. Todd’s started carrying equipment as well as the well-known seasonings and spices in the food industry so he started selling smokehouses, saws, tenderizers, patty machines, and many other useful tools.
The food industry continued developing and progressing rapidly, not wanting to be left in the dust Todd’s started offering the service of private packaging and labeling. It became very successful, and helped Todd’s once again reinvent themselves to succeed in the food industry.
Bone Brokers International was started in 1996 as a wholesaler/importer of rawhide and natural bones. The goal was to form the company into a wholesale/manufacturer to allow small chain stores to access it and to broker bones to manufacturers. Bone Brokers has sold recognized pet treat brands such as SAS, Bones Galore, Buddy’s Bones, Grandpa Louie’s, and Yippee to the pet industry through various distribution channels. Bone Broker’s USDA- certified bones and gourmet treats helped to achieve this goal.
Todd’s LTD and Bone Brokers International merged in June 2011 bringing 2 different markets together through quality, large product range, and willingness to provide the best experience for customers. Todd’s BBI continues to grow and progress throughout the merge to work towards being a reliable source for our diverse markets.
Today, Todd’s employ’s over 100 residents of the Greater Des Moines area in 4 separate divisions of operations. Todd’s is a small-business that has grown into an award winning and publicly praised industry of fine products.