About Beyond Gourmet
Our founder, Adolf Viktor Olsson was born on the family's farm outside of Lysekil in Bohuslän in Sweden of October, 1897. He was the youngest of 14 children, and the family was deeply involved with all aspects of the local food business; farming, fishing, packing, etc. Adolf Olsson immigrated to America in 1926 and settled in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, Ragnhild. He soon began importing Swedish foodstuffs from his brothers, and sold them door-to-door. A. V. Olsson trading Co. Is a family business owned and run by the Olsson family. Adolf's son, Lennart joined his father in the business in 1954, and then his son, Kenneth, joined his father and grandfather in 1979. In this regard, A. V. Olsson Trading Co. is not a Swedish business.