HEINZ, maker of ketchup and BBQ condiments, is acknowledging 150 years of operation in 2019.
In 1869, Henry John (“H.J.”) Heinz founded the brand in Pittsburgh, Penn., on his quest to do “a common thing uncommonly well.” H.J. Heinz didn’t just want people to taste his products’ quality, but see it. He used transparent jars – rather than the brown opaque bottles commonly used at the time – to showcase his products’ quality and purity.
HEINZ also became one of the only food manufacturers to support the Pure Food & Drug Act of 1906, which set the precedent for other companies to maintain quality and cleanliness in their factories. Delivering unparalleled quality remains at the core of the brand’s beliefs and practices.
Because of H.J. Heinz’s commitment to taste and quality, he was producing over five million bottles of HEINZ Tomato Ketchup a year by 1906. The HEINZ brand has upheld that steadfast commitment to quality and 150 years later, approximately 650 million bottles of HEINZ Ketchup are sold per year.
HEINZ kicked off the brand’s 150th Anniversary with the debut of HEINZ Ketchup Caviar, pearls of ketchup designed to elevate any ketchup lover’s meal.