The history of Smucker’s® begins with the legend of Johnny “Appleseed” Chapman. Early in the 19th century Chapman wandered the Ohio countryside sowing the seeds of apple trees. It was from the fruit of these trees that our Company founder Jerome Monroe Smucker first pressed cider at a mill he opened in Orrville, Ohio, in 1897
Later, J.M. Smucker began making apple butter, which he sold from the back of a horse-drawn wagon. Each crock bore a hand-signed seal as his personal guarantee of quality. His signature on each jar of Smucker’s product is a tradition that we continue today as a sign of our Company’s continuing guarantee to quality.
Today, The J.M. Smucker Company is a leading marketing and manufacturer of fruit spreads, retail packaged coffee, peanut butter, shortnening and oils, ice cream toppings, sweetened condensed milk and natural food products in North America sold under iconic brands including Smucker’s, Folgers®, Jif®, and Crisco®, among others.
In 1988, the Company began offering Smucker’s products in Canada, and today the brand is a market leader in jams, jellies, fruit spreads and ice cream toppings. The Company’s family of brands in Canada has grown to include Folgers coffee, Crisco shortening and oils, Robin Hood® flour and baking mixes, Five Roses® flour, Bick’s® pickles and condiments, Red River® cereals and Double Fruit®spreads. Offering high-quality products, from our family to yours.
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