McCain Foods Limited is founded. Our first French fry plant opens in Florenceville, New Brunswick, Canada.
McCain Foods' products enter the UK market.
Our first UK French fry plant opens in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.
McCain Foods launches a sales organization in Australia.
McCain Foods begins exporting to the U.S.
A French fry plant is purchased and expanded in Daylesford, Australia.
Plant production capacity is doubled in Scarborough, UK.
A French fry plant is purchased in Lewedorp, Netherlands.
A new French fry plant begins production in Ballarat, Australia and a French fry plant is acquired in Washburn, Maine, U.S.
A pizza plant starts up in Grand Falls, New Brunswick and first Australian pizza plant opens at Daylesford. A French fry plant is purchased in Easton, Maine, U.S. and new plant opens in Whittlesey, UK.
A major expansion of our prepared foods plant in Florenceville, New Brunswick, Canada is completed.
Pizza plants open in Ballarat, Australia and Scarborough, England. A new French fry plant is completed in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada.
Construction of new French fry plant in Harnes, France is completed.
New juice plant completed in Grand Falls, New Brunswick, Canada.
McCain Foods purchases a vegetable processing plant in Smithton, Tasmania, Australia, a potato-based animal food plant in Presque Isle, Maine, U.S. (Tater Meal Inc.), and a fish processing plant in Hull, UK (Britfish Ltd.).
Construction of a CAD $13 million potato processing plant in Smithton, Tasmania, Australia announced. Major Belgian frozen food company purchased in Ostend, Belgium (McCain Frima N.V.) and French fry and potato flake manufacturing company acquired in Bethune, France (Beaumarais SA).
A CAD $33-million project is announced to double production at the facility in Harnes, France. Potato processing plant acquired in Othello, Washington, U.S. and McCain Foods acquires the assets of Ellio's Pizza in Lodi, New Jersey, U.S.
McCain Foods announced a CAD $35-million expansion of its potato processing plant in Othello, Washington.
McCain Foods announces the construction of a CAD $36-million potato processing facility in Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island, Canada. A CAD $25-million reconstruction is initiated at our plant in Florenceville, New Brunswick, after a fire damages the facilities.
McCain Foods (Holland) BV acquires the assets of the former Polder Food Products plant in Lelystad, Netherlands.
McCain Foods announces a major expansion of its plant in Timaru, New Zealand.
Harrison and Stephen McCain open the new McCain Foods potato processing plant in Balcarce, Argentina, with Balcarce mayor Jose Luis Perez.
McCain Foods purchases Everest Foods PLC in Wombourne, UK and acquires Growers Foods Ltd. in Hastings, New Zealand.
McCain Foods purchases the Ore-Ida foodservice frozen French fry and appetizers business in the U.S. at a cost of US $500 million and begins a CAD $41-million expansion of its French fry line at its plant in Lelystad, Holland.
The construction of a CAD $84.2-million French fry plant in Matougues, France, announced. Plus a potato processing plant in Alberta, Canada, expansion of the French fry processing facility in Easton, Maine, U.S. and plans to expand production into Eastern Europe with the construction of a French fry production facility in Wroclaw, Poland.
McCain Foods announces a 16,500-square-foot expansion to its Group Data Centre in Florenceville, Canada, renaming it the McCain Global Technology Centre and more than doubles the size of its potato processing facility in Balcarce, Argentina.
McCain Foods announces the construction of a CAD $7.2-million Potato Processing Technology Centre near Florenceville, New Brunswick, Canada. Research undertaken by the Centre will be applied to McCain Foods' potato processing operations worldwide.
McCain Foods acquires Heinz Frozen Foods (SA) (Pty.) Ltd. with its French fry processing facility in Viljoenskroon, South Africa and acquires the production facilities and foodservice business of Anchor Food Products Inc, a leading U.S. manufacturer of frozen appetizers.
McCain Foods acquires Wong Wing Foods of Montreal, Canada’s leading manufacturer of frozen Chinese entrées, egg rolls and dim sum, and Goodman Fielder International (Taiwan) Limited.
McCain Foods announces a CAD $29-million expansion and upgrading of its Grand Falls pizza plant.
McCain Foods begins construction of a CAD $43.3-million French fry processing facility in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, in northeast China.
McCain Foods begins construction of a CAD $18-million potato processing plant in Gujarat Province, India.
McCain Foods acquires Jon-Lin, Inc. of Colton, California, and begins a CAD $70-million expansion and upgrading of its potato processing plant in Florenceville, New Brunswick, Canada.
McCain Foods celebrates its 50th anniversary year.
McCain Foods expands its potato processing facility in Delmas, South Africa.
McCain Foods purchases CêlaVíta, a manufacturer of potato products based in the Netherlands. This acquisition expanded our product portfolio within European markets by introducing chilled potato products, such as seasoned sliced potatoes.
Kitchens of Sara Lee in Australia was added to the McCain group of companies, allowing us to offer ready to cook meals and a wide variety of desserts.
McCain Foods purchases Lutosa, based in Belgium. Lutosa offers a wide variety of products including gluten-free options. This partnership expands the McCain group of companies into markets such as Africa, the Middle East and more areas of Europe.
McCain Foods continues to expand the business beyond just potatoes with the acquisition of Infinity Foods - a frozen appetizer company based in Wisconsin, U.S.
McCain Foods continues to grow with the acquisition of Van Geloven - a Netherlands-based company making an array of snacks and appetizers.
McCain Foods USA creates a new subsidiary Great American Snacks, which in turn purchases the operating business of Great American Appetizers – a frozen appetizer company based in Idaho, U.S. The business will operate under the Great American Snacks name.
Construction begins on the expansion of the Florenceville French fry plant. The 32,000 square foot expansion will allow McCain Foods to meet the growing demand for hash browns and other potato specialty products.
Van Geloven, acquired by McCain Foods earlier in the year, purchases a number of brands from Dutch snack producer Royaan and acquires Swinkels Snackery and Bakery, another snack producer based in the Netherlands.
McCain Foods announces a CAD $200 million capital investment in its plant in Burley, U.S. and construction began in May 2017. Expansion plans for our Coaldale, Canada plant were also announced.
McCain Foods GB begins construction on the renewal of the Scarborough production facility, with a total of ₤100 million (more than CAD $161 million) invested into the operations.
McCain Brazil announces it would be entering a partnership with Forno de Minas, a Brazilian cheese bread snacks company.
McCain Foods completes a strategic investment in TruLeaf Sustainable Agriculture, a highly innovative Canadian agricultural technology company.