Thursday, October 10, 2019

Canco renews Heinz contract

Highbury Canco has renewed its deal to produce Kraft Heinz products at the plant in Leamington that Kraft shut down.

A management team took over with help from Kraft and has rebuilt the business to employ about 600 workers.

The new multi-year deal is for about $1 billion worth of products at retail prices.

Canco lobbied hard to persuade the provincial government to change relationships with the processing vegetables marketing board.