SHERBROOKE, Quebec, Feb. 12, 2019 /CNW/ -- Smucker Foods of Canada Corp. ("Smucker Foods of Canada"), a subsidiary of The J. M. Smucker Company (NYSE: SJM), has announced a $12 million investment in its Sherbrooke manufacturing facility. The Sherbrooke facility, which has proudly been a part of the Quebec community since 1939, produces Carnation® evaporated milk and Eagle Brand® sweetened condensed milk products for Canadian consumers.
The investment, supported in part by funding from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will be used to upgrade equipment that will allow the facility to increase its flexibility and the variety of products produced. This improvement will also lead Smucker to broaden its sourcing of domestic milk.
"This investment will go a long way toward solidifying our long-term presence in Sherbrooke," said Aurelio Calabretta, Vice President & General Manager for Smucker Foods of Canada. "Through this initiative, we will be able to introduce new packaging capabilities previously unavailable to us in Canada."
In addition to playing an important role in the Smucker Foods of Canada business model, the Sherbrooke facility has worked to be a trusted corporate citizen. The facility's employees continue to support numerous local organizations and initiatives and have maintained a dedication to environmentally sustainable practices.
Smucker began offering products in Canada in 1988 and today is a proud employer with offices in Sherbrooke, Montreal, Markham, Brampton, and Calgary. Smucker Foods of Canada offers a family of trusted brands including Bick's®, Carnation®, Double Fruit®, Eagle Brand®, Five Roses®, Folgers®, Jif®, Meow Mix®, Milk-Bone®, Nature's Recipe®, Robin Hood®, and Smucker's®.
About The J. M. Smucker Company
For more than 120 years, The J. M. Smucker Company has brought families together to share memorable meals and moments. Guided by a vision to engage, delight, and inspire consumers through trusted food and beverage brands that bring joy throughout their lives, Smucker has grown to be a well-respected North American marketer and manufacturer with a balanced portfolio of leading and emerging, on-trend brands. In consumer foods and beverages, its brands include Smucker's®, Folgers®, Jif®, Dunkin' Donuts®, Crisco®, Café Bustelo®, R.W. Knudsen Family®, Sahale Snacks®, Smucker's® Uncrustables®, Robin Hood®, and Bick's®. In pet food and pet snacks, its brands include Rachael Ray® Nutrish®, Meow Mix®, Milk-Bone®, Kibbles 'n Bits®, Natural Balance®, and Nature's Recipe®. The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth, and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. For more information about our Company, visit jmsmucker.com.
The J. M. Smucker Company is the owner of all trademarks referenced herein, except for the following, which are used under license: Carnation® is a registered trademark of Société des Produits Nestlé S.A.; Dunkin' Donuts® is a registered trademark of DD IP Holder LLC; and Rachael Ray® is a registered trademark of Ray Marks Co. LLC.
Dunkin' Donuts® brand is licensed to The J. M. Smucker Company for packaged coffee products sold in retail channels such as grocery stores, mass merchandisers, club stores, and drug stores. This information does not pertain to Dunkin' Donuts® coffee or other products for sale in Dunkin' Donuts® restaurants.
SOURCE The J. M. Smucker Company
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