Shekarchi represents a classic Israeli family success story. It all started out as a humble peanut-peeling factory established by the family's father, Avraham Shekarchi as early as the 1960’s together with his wife Simcha and son Yaakov, and was later joined by Gadi Aloni and Itzik Roditi, who married the girls in the family. Together they worked tirelessly to establish Shekarchi in 1982. Through hard work, adherence to the toughest of standards and constant innovation, the company surged forward and made an excellent reputation for itself as a leading Israeli venture for roasting and marketing peanuts and its products. Today, the company is headed by Gadi Aloni and Itzik Roditi as its joint CEOs.
The company's quality line of products, its vast experience and impeccable record did not go unnoticed by leading food producers, such as Unilever, Strauss-Elite and Tnuva, who became leading customers of the company. Today Shekarchi dominate the peanut and peanut-product market in Israel. Other than raw products for the food industry, Shekarchi also specializes in marketing final products for the end consumer and has even developed unique skills in designing custom-made products for its customers.
The values of corporate liability are the company's guiding principles, as it continues to operate while maintaining the toughest environmental and food safety standards such as ISO, HACCP, ISO 220000, 9001, winning the rabbinical court's stamp of approval as a kosher product. Furthermore, Shekarchi views itself as an integral part of the community it operates in. Therefore, its 120 employees, who are based in Hadera and at the J&G Pecans plant in Caesarea, are a diverse mosaic of all sections of society , including individuals with disabilities.
In recent years, due to an ever-growing demand and a desire to penetrate global markets, Shekarchi has targeted markets in North America, Europe, the Far East and South America. These efforts have been very successful, and Shekarchi has established itself as a standard-bearer for quality products and services.