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Smucker Foods of Canada

Company Overview:

The J. M. Smucker Company ( was founded in 1897 when the Company's namesake and founder sold his first product — apple butter — from the back of a horse-drawn wagon. Today, more than 110 years later, the Company is the market leader in fruit spreads, peanut butter, shortening and oils, ice cream toppings, and health and natural foods and beverages in North America under such icon brands as Smucker's, Jif and Crisco.

The Company has been headquartered in Orrville, Ohio for over 110 years, and has been family-run for four generations. The J. M. Smucker Company was recognized as the top company in FORTUNE Magazine’s 2004 annual survey of The 100 Best Companies to Work For. The J. M. Smucker Company has over 3,500 employees worldwide and distributes products in more than 45 countries.

Since June 2004, the J.M. Smucker Company has acquired International Multifoods Corp, Eagle Family Foods, Carnation canned milk brands, Europe’s Best frozen fruit and vegetables, and Folgers coffee. As a result of these Corporate acquisitions, Smucker Canada now has even broader brand recognition, with Robin Hood and Five Roses flour and grain-based products, Bick’s pickles and condiments, Golden TempleÒ flours and rices, Red RiverÒ hot cereals, Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk, Carnation ® evaporated milk, Europe’s Best ® frozen fruit and vegetables, and Folgers ® . The flour, condiment and frozen fruit & vegetable brands have leading market positions and affirm our leadership position in the U.S. and rank us as one of the top food companies in Canada.

The Company has greater scale and marketing representation than previously, and is able to take advantage of increased cross-branding and cross-promotional opportunities.

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· In 1988, J.M. Smucker Inc. entered Canada with the acquisition of the Shirriff marmalade brand from Kellogg, and established distribution of the cornerstone Smucker brand fruit spreads and ice cream toppings.

· In 1993 J.M. Smucker acquired the spreads division from Culinar. The Canadian regional brands included in the acquisition were Double Fruit fruit spreads Vachon fruit & sweet spreads, Guest fruit spreads, and Grenache sweet spreads.

· The acquisition of a jam & jelly production facility in Quebec accompanied the acquisition of Culinar’s spreads division. The facility, located in Ste. Marie de Beauce, produced 95% of the volume requirements for Canada before the JifÒ/CriscoÒ acquisitions.

· Smucker’s has grown to be the #1 branded manufacturer of processed fruit spreads in Canada, with dominant national share in the Jams, Jellies and Marmalades category

· In October of 2001, the J.M. Smucker Company purchased Procter & Gamble’s JifÒ peanut butter and CriscoÒ cooking oil, shortening and cooking spray brands. The combination of these icon brands like Smucker’sÒ, JifÒ and CriscoÒ, all with number one market positions In North America, created a new and exciting company.

· In August of 2006, Smucker Canada purchased the Five Roses flour brand from the ADM Company. This brand has the number one market share in Quebec, and has further enhanced the overall Smucker market position within the baking category.

· Smucker also enjoys a significant presence in the condiment aisle – Bick’sÒ is the leading trademark, with a dominant share in the pickle category.

· In 2007 and 2008, Smucker Canada integrated the Eagle Brand® and Carnation® canned milk products, as well as Europe’s Best® frozen fruit and vegetables and Folgers® coffee.

· Smucker strategy is to develop and acquire North American icon brands that are either category leaders or can become category leaders.

· Smucker has developed a Canadian management team that personifies the five Smucker basic beliefs of Quality, Ethics, People, Growth, and Independence. Their focus is to continue to build an organizational culture that allows for significant business growth, as well as offering individuals an outstanding work environment.

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Basic Beliefs


Quality applies to our products, our manufacturing methods, our marketing efforts, our people, and our relationships with each other. We only produce and sell products that enhance the quality of life and well-being.

These will be the highest-quality products offered in our respective markets because the Company's growth and business success have been built on quality.

We continuously look for ways to achieve daily improvements which will, over time, result in consistently superior products and performance.

At The J.M. Smucker Company, quality comes first. Sales growth and earnings will follow. People

We will be fair with our employees and maintain an environment that encourages personal responsibility within the Company and the community. In return, we expect our employees to be responsible for not only their individual jobs but for the Company as a whole.

We will seek employees who are committed to preserving and enhancing the values and principles inherent in our Basic Beliefs through their own actions.

We firmly believe that the highest-quality people produce the highest-quality products and services; that the highest business ethics require the highest personal ethics; and that responsible people produce exceptional results.


The same strong, ethical values on which our Company was founded provide the standards by which we conduct our business as well as ourselves. We accept nothing less, regardless of the circumstances.

Therefore, we will maintain the highest standards of business ethics with our customers, suppliers, employees, and shareholders, and with the communities in which we work


Along with day-to-day operations, we are concerned with the potential of our Company.

Growing is:

· reaching for that potential, whether it is in the development of new products or new markets

· the discovery of new manufacturing or management techniques

· the personal growth and development of people and their ideas

We are committed to strong, balanced growth that will protect or enhance our consumer franchise within prudent financial parameters. We want to provide a fair return for our stockholders on their investment in us.


We have a strong commitment to stewardship of the Smucker name and heritage. We remain an independent company because of our desire and motivation to control our own direction and succeed on our own.

We strive to be an example of a company that is successful by operating under these Basic Beliefs within the free enterprise system.


Rated #1 Employer to work for by FORTUNE magazine in 2004

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Industry Packaged Goods 
Location Markham, ON, Canada 
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