Heinz Logo -HJ Heinz Company is a company U.S. agrifood also known as just Heinz , famous for its slogan “57 varieties” of salsa. Heinz produces sauces of all kinds among which the sauce 57, better known as ketchup . Heinz also sells condiments, pastas, canned soups, salads, prepared juice (juice) and baby food.
Heinz is a multinational that has food processing industries in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom , Italy , Spain , Holland, Belgium, Germany, Russia, China, India, Indonesia, Egypt, South Africa, Australia and Venezuela among other countries and their products are present in markets around the world with different brands in addition to the Heinz brand. The ketchup, invented by the company itself, is its most famous product, being essential ingredients for hamburgers of American fast food restaurants like McDonald’s .
The company was founded in 1869 by Henry John Heinz in Sharpsburgh , Pennsylvania . Heinz, then 25 years old, he began delivering processed condiments to local grocers horse-drawn carts. The company’s first product was horseradish spicy, followed by pickles , sauerkraut, and vinegar. The company was initially named the Anchor Pickle and Vinegar Works (the brine of vinegar anchor and products) by the vinegar they produced, and directed by Heinz and partner LC Noble. The name changed to Heinz, Noble & Company in 1872 and the company was again moved to Pittsburgh.
After the speculative banking spread panic, this forced the company into bankruptcy in 1875, Heinz restarted his business with the help of his brother John and cousin Frederick, the following year he introduced what became their product more known: tomato ketchup . It was known at the time the new company as F. and J. Heinz until 1888, when Henry bought out his brother in control and gave the business its current name.
In the decade of the 40’s, the company acquired a canned food factory called “Gutierrez, Madrazo y Cia., Canned Food, Sweets and Preserves” located in the municipality of Rafael Lara Grajales of the State of Puebla, Mexico. By purchasing this Mexican company, although Spanish owners, also acquired a new formula for its famous tomato sauce. Years later, in the early 70’s, Heinz sold this factory currently has operations under the name “La Morena SA Food”.