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Corn Products Co

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1914. From Preliminary Operations of Weaving.

of Tower House, London, EC.

CPC (UK) Ltd., of Royal Starch Works, Falside Road, Paisley. (1972)

UK branch of a US company

1914 Maker of starch (see advert)

1936 Acquired Brown and Polson.

1955 US company Bestfoods acquired Rosefield Packing Co., makers of Skippy peanut butter.

1958 Corn Products Refining Company acquired Best Foods to form Corn Products Company

1961 Hellmann's mayonnaise was introduced in the United Kingdom

1969 Corn Products Company became CPC International Inc.

1997 CPC International was split into two companies: Bestfoods again (and also including the Hellmann's brand), and Corn Product International, currently known as Ingredion.

2000 Bestfoods was acquired by Unilever

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