McCain Foods
In 1957 Wallace and Harrison McCain, supported by brothers Andrew and Robert, founded McCain Foods Limited in Florenceville, New Brunswick, Canada. Immersed in agriculture from an early age, it was their father’s search for stability as a grower that led the McCain brothers to the idea of a frozen food company – building factories to process regionally grown crops would increase demand for the raw materials. The knowledge gained in Florenceville with the first factory, and the acquired expertise in agronomy, provided the formula for expansion around the world.

Where it all started

In the early 1900s, Andrew (A.D.) McCain saw an opportunity to expand beyond farming and selling potatoes locally. In 1909 he created McCain Produce, a seed potato export company. His sons Wallace and Harrison McCain wanted their own business and their brother Robert suggested they consider frozen foods.

This defining moment was to be truly frozen in history. Since its modest beginnings with just 30 employees and first year sales of $152,678, McCain has grown to be a household name – a multi-billion dollar, multinational leader in frozen food products creating thousands of jobs and feeding families around the globe.


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