About Us

The Olde Thompson BuildingOlde Thompson was originally started in 1944 as The George S. Thompson Company. Mr. Thompson retired from military duty in Europe, where pepper mills were routinely used. He then founded his company to "introduce" pepper mills to the American market. In the mid 1960's the company was acquired by Douglas Shumway. Olde Thompson is now the largest manufacturer of salt and pepper mills in the world. Every 18 seconds of every day (24 hours a day, 365 days per year), someone buys an Olde Thompson pepper mill.


In the 1980's, Olde Thompson actively began exporting products through foreign distributorships. Olde Thompson pepper mills are now sold in over 30 countries worldwide from France to Japan, to Chile and Israel.

Products:

Olde Thompson offers a complete range of spice related products including: Spice Racks, Peppermill and Salt Shakers, Spice Grinders, Gourmet Peppers and Salts, Seasonings and rubs, and accessories. We manufacture over 150 styles of salt and pepper mills in a variety of materials: plastics, woods in various finishes, metals, etc… Olde Thompson mills use our exclusive grinding mechanism. Your satisfaction with all Olde Thompson products is guaranteed.

Features:

Exclusive grinding mechanism has a lifetime guarantee. Designed for commercial use. Each mill is assembled by sonic welding -- eliminating screws which can come loose in long term use. Ceramic grinding mechanism is fully adjustable from a coarse to a fine grind.

Company Mission:

Our company goal is to continue to be the leader in our industry by offering our customers the best quality products, packaging, pricing, and merchandising support.