History of Heinz

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  • In the Beginning

    In the Beginning
    Two young American businessmen, Henry J Heinz and L Clarence Noble, launch Heinz & Noble. Their first product is Henry's 'pure and superior' grated horseradish, bottled in clear glass to show its purity. The horseradish is grown on a garden patch given to Henry by his parents.
  • The Worlds First Taste Of Ketchup

    The Worlds First Taste Of Ketchup
    Henry sets up business with two of his relations, launching F & J Heinz Company, with Henry as manager. In the US, they launch Heinz Tomato Ketchup followed by a launch in the UK in 1886.
  • Tough Tmes But Great Food

    Tough Tmes But Great Food
    Howard Heinz, Henry's son, fights the big Depression by adding ready-to-serve soups and baby food to the Heinz range. Feeding families looking for value, taste and quality, they become top sellers
  • Heinz On The Air For The First Time

    Heinz On The Air For The First Time
    'Heinz 57' varieties are advertised on the new ITV channel. Colour posters were also produced. The jingle went: 'Heinz 57, Heinz 57. You've a family to feed. Heinz have everything you need. Ready when you are, yes indeed. That's Heinz 57!
  • Ketchup Gets The Easy, Squeezy Treatment

    Ketchup Gets The Easy, Squeezy Treatment
    The plastic Heinz Tomato Ketchup bottle is launched. Now it is easier than ever to enjoy the world's favourite tomato ketchup with your favourite dishes.
  • Heinz Is One Of the Best

    Heinz Is One Of the Best
    Heinz Beanz is selected as one of twelve brands that people think best represent the final ten years of the Millennium.
  • Time to Go Organic

    Time to Go Organic
    Heinz launches organic ranges for our main brands: Organic Tomato Ketchup and Organic Heinz Beanz. Soon after, we introduce Organic Cream of Tomato Soup.
  • Heinz Goes Upside Down

    Heinz Goes Upside Down
    Heinz Tomato Ketchup is turned on its head ­ and the Heinz Top Down Tomato Ketchup bottle is born. For the traditionalists, the distinctive glass bottles remain on sale too.