Our 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, meat packing services and cold-storage operations along with pasta production. The Skinner brothers 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.

Today, Skinner pasta is distributed throughout the southeast United States and is most popular in Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Arkansas and Louisiana.

Skinner® is part of the Riviana Foods Inc. portfolio of pasta and rice brands. With pasta meal solutions for every taste and diet, we have something for your whole family. Enjoy the adventure and get creative! In addition to classic white pasta, we also produce:  gluten-free pasta, organic pasta, whole wheat pasta, noodles, high fiber pasta, veggie pasta, ancient grains pasta and reduced calorie pasta.

Our principal pasta brands include:  America Beauty®, Creamette®, Light 'n Fluffy®, Mrs. Weiss®, No Yolks®, Prince®, Ronzoni®, San Giorgio®, and Wacky Mac®.