Monday, 8 June 2015

2015-06-08 - Why don't we serve Heinz Ketchup?

Just a condiment – ubiquitous, in your fridge, in your friends fridge, in small plastic packages, big containers, small containers, seems every other week we are at the grocery store buying more ketchup.

Heinz sells more than 650 million bottles of ketchup per year, over 1.5 Billion dollars in ketchup sales, and recently merged with Kraft foods , The new company will be called The Kraft Heinz Company and will be the third-largest food and beverage company in North America with around $28 billion in annual revenue. It will have eight brands that each generates more than $1 billion a year in sales, including Heinz’s signature tomato ketchup.

The H.J. Heinz Company uses more tomatoes than any other company in the world. Over two million tons of tomatoes are processed every year and as a result Heinz used to employ 740 full time employees in Leamingon, Ontario , and support 43 tomato farms that supplied the Ontario plant. 

At Ojo’s we make our own ketchup, because we believe in shopping local – our business mandate is to only supply products defined as local food grown or produced in Ontario.  We keep working on our blends in small batches in hopes of making the perfect ketchup.

But for now sadly Heinz does not manufacture ketchup in Ontario.