Dietz & Watson was founded in 1939 by Gottlieb Dietz, a German sausage maker fleeing the economic collapse of his country in wake of World War I. Using capitol raised by working at a meat packing plant for almost two decades, Dietz bought the ailing Watson Meat Company and combined his name with the business' former owner Walter Watson (who took on the role of sales manager). Initially a small operation, when Dietz' daughter Ruth Eni took control of the company after her father passed, she built the company to be the largest deli meat purveyor in Philadelphia. A family run business, the company is in its third generation under Dietz' grandchildren. With facilities in Philadelphia, Baltimore (in the former Parks Sausage Company plant), Corfu, NY (in the former Yancey's Fancy Inc./Kutter's Cheese Factory) and Delanco, NJ, they employ over 1,000 people.
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