Four great companies, one happy family.

KLN Family Brands


photo collage of popcorn, licorice candy, and licorice on the production lines

Kenny’s Candy & Confections

Born from a love of all things sweet, Kenny Nelson added Kenny’s Candy & Confections to the KLN Family Brands umbrella in 1987. The goal was “simple”: To make a better-tasting, better-chewing licorice than anyone else.

Today, Kenny’s is the leading manufacturer of private label & bulk licorice, a key producer in the drizzled popcorn market, and the premier source for private label gummy supplements. While Kenny’s growth has been extraordinary, it’s never caused the team to waiver from their Core Beliefs. Instead, it has inspired Kenny’s to continue to put people first, value innovation and automation, and bring quality and safety to the forefront.

photo collage of Tuffy's production facility and office

Tuffy’s Pet Foods

Tuffy’s Pet Foods, Inc. specializes in the manufacturing of dry dog and cat food. The company was founded by Darrell “Tuffy” Nelson in 1964 and is family-owned and operated to this day. Tuffy’s is based out of Perham, MN and is best known for the production its brand of NutriSource Pet Foods products and operates as a subsidiary of KLN Enterprises, Inc. Tuffy’s kibble facility has an annual capacity of over 190,000 tons of product.

Tuffy’s has a long history of investing in the health and well-being of pets throughout the world. We exemplify the heart of small towns everywhere: compassion, integrity, and a deep-rooted sense of community guide our choices.

photo collage of pet treats, Tuffy's Treat Company facility (inside and outside)

Tuffy’s Treat Company & Cannery

Who We Are

Minnesota based Tuffy’s Treat Company is a third-generation family owned company specializing in the manufacturing of companion animal pet treats and canned foods. Tuffy’s is dedicated to becoming the go to manufacturing partner for best in class treats and canned diets for your pet.


We have capabilities to manufacture a wide array of premium and value formulas of semi moist, crunchy and biscuit pet treats in various forms, shapes and sizes. Our can lines are able to produce pate style formulas in several sizes and case packs. Our onsite Research and Development Team can emulate a current recipe or develop a customized formula to your specification. Our craft style facility allows us to offer smaller minimum order quantities than others in the market.

photo collage of pet treats, Tuffy's Treat Company facility (inside and outside)

The Spot

NutriSource, a brand under the KLN Family of Brands, has a service dog training facility in Greenfield, MN, called The Spot by NutriSource.  The “Why” is truly the idea, the heart, and the soul of The Spot.  To quote Charlie Nelson, “Why are we here if we aren’t trying to make a difference?”  Those are not only words of core beliefs, they are the actions that we commit to our community, to our families, and to our friends. We provide and foster a safe, healthy, and encouraging environment to support our Veterans and First Responders as they follow their path toward healing with the bond of their “Battle Buddy” through canine training. The Spot will work closely with Soldier’s 6, a Minnesota-based non-profit that provides active-duty military members, honorably discharged Veterans, and First Responders with specially trained K9s.

We believe in taking care of the families in our community, and our promise is to provide the best care for their beloved canine or feline family members, whether they’re here for playcare, boarding, or grooming.