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Kraft Heinz Canada, Highbury Canco extend partnership

By Food in Canada Staff   

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Kraft Heinz Canada and Highbury Canco extend their partnership agreement in Leamington, Ont., for another four years, until the end of 2027. This is the third consecutive extension in the longstanding partnership between the two organizations.

Highbury Canco employs more than 600 Canadians at its 2.1-million sf facility in Leamington, where it produces some of Kraft Heinz Canada’s products, including Heinz beans, Heinz tomato juice and Classico pasta sauce.

“We’re proud to extend our agreement with Highbury Canco and look forward to continuing to have Kraft Heinz Canada products produced by the talented and hard-working employees at its Leamington facility for another four years,” said Simon Laroche, president, Kraft Heinz Canada. “We’ve built strong local partnerships across Canada, our second largest market globally, for over 100 years and this new deal signals our continued commitment to being a strong partner to Canadian communities.”

Kraft Heinz Canada continues to be Highbury Canco’s largest partner in Canada, with more than 220 million lb of Ontario tomatoes being used in its products annually. Highbury Canco’s Leamington facility exclusively produces the tomato paste that is used in all the Heinz Ketchup made at Kraft Heinz’s Mont Royal facility in Montreal.


“Extending our partnership with Kraft Heinz Canada for another four years provides significant stability for our facility, and for our workforce,” said Sam Diab, CEO at Highbury Canco. “This is a mutually beneficial alliance that is of great significance to the Leamington community, and for all the Canadians that can continue to enjoy Kraft Heinz Canada products being produced at facilities such as ours.”

The estimated retail value of Kraft Heinz Canada products that will be produced at Highbury Canco’s Leamington facility over the next four years exceeds $1 billion.

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