26 Facts About Heinz Company


Heinz Company is an American food processing company headquartered at One PPG Place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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In February 2013, Heinz Company agreed to be purchased by Berkshire Hathaway and the Brazilian investment firm 3G Capital for $23billion.

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Henry J Heinz began packing foodstuffs on a small scale at Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania, in 1869.

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The young Heinz Company manufactured it in the basement of his father's former house.

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Heinz Company was incorporated, and Heinz Company served as its first president, holding that position for the rest of his life.

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In 2001, Heinz Company acquired the pasta sauce, dry bouillon and soup business of Borden Foods.

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In 2002, Heinz Company announced that it had sold the StarKist and 9Lives brands to Del Monte Foods.

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In June 2008, Heinz Company began an advertising campaign in the UK for their new "New York Deli Mayo" products.

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On June 24,2008, Heinz Company withdrew the advertisement, which had been planned for a five-week run.

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On February 14,2013, it was announced that Heinz Company would be purchased by Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital for $23billion.

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Heinz Company, owned by 3G Capital and Berkshire Hathaway Inc, to form the world's fifth-largest food and beverage company.

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Heinz Company opened a pickle factory in Holland, Michigan, in 1897, and it is the largest such facility in the world.

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Heinz Company has factories in the following locations: Arizona ;California ;Florida ;Idaho ;Iowa ;Massachusetts ;Ohio ;Oregon, andSouth Carolina .

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On May 27,2011, Heinz Company announced it would close its factory in Girgarre, Victoria, and downsize its factories in Northgate, and Wagga Wagga, with loss of more than 300 jobs.

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On January 6,2012, Heinz Company closed its tomato sauce factory in Girgarre as announced in the previous May 146 workers lost their jobs.

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Heinz Company was established in Canada in 1908 in a former tobacco factory in Leamington, Ontario .

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Heinz Company Canada is the major supplier of single-serving and flexible-packaging condiments for most fast food chains in Canada.

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On November 14,2013, Heinz announced that the Leamington facility, the second-largest in the company, would close sometime in May 2014.

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Heinz Company Ketchup is available in India in two varieties, the standard Tomato Ketchup and Tomato Chili Sauce.

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Heinz Company acquired the former foods division of Glaxo India, gaining the Complan, Glucon D, Glucon C, Sampriti Ghee, and Nycil products and brands.

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In 2019, Heinz Company sold a portion of the business, including Complan and Glucon-D, for $627.

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Heinz Company sells many products in the Netherlands; the Elst factory in Gelderland is the primary production facility for Heinz Company sauces for Western Europe.

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Heinz Company was forced to begin bottling sauce in Spain, shipping ready-made sauce from Elst, to get product back into supply.

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Heinz Company produces oriental foods sold under the Amoy brand, once used under license from Ajinomoto Co.

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In July 2001, the Food Standards Agency of the Government of the United Kingdom found Heinz Company canned baked beans products to be contaminated with the hormone disruptor bisphenol.

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Heinz Company currently produces frozen vegetables for export for the New Zealand and Australian market.

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