The Canadian Ketchup Battle Is Heating Up Again

 

When Heinz decided to pull production of their ketchup from Canada putting 740 Canadians out of work three years ago, its rival French’s stepped in promising to buy tomatoes from Canadian farmers who were cut loose by Heinz. At the time French’s stepped in and began buying it’s tomatoes from Leamington farmers and shipping them to it’s Ohio plant. Now with the North York production line, all of French’s ketchup sold in Canada will be made and bottled there. While production of the ketchup won’t start for a little over a week, Select Food products is expected to make 10 million bottles of French’s ketchup by 2018. This multi-million dollar investment has already created jobs at the plant and saved numerous others on farms . The Select Food products plant in North York will churn out 250 bottles of ketchup a minute…. Ed

Source: CHCH / Photo: DAN JANISSE / WINDSOR STAR

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

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