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'''Hellmann's''' and '''Best Foods''' are brand names that are used for the same line of mayonnaise and other food products. The '''Hellmann's''' brand is sold in the United States east of the Rocky Mountains, and also in Latin America, Europe, and Canada. The '''Best Foods''' brand is sold in the United States west of the Rockies.
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'''Hellmann's''' and [[Bestfoods]] are brand names that are used for the same line of mayonnaise and other food products. The '''Hellmann's''' brand is sold in the United States east of the Rocky Mountains, and also in Latin America, Europe, and Canada. The '''Best Foods''' brand is sold in the United States west of the Rockies.
  
Both brands were previously sold by the U.S. based Best Foods Corporation, which also sold several other food products in addition to '''Hellmann's''' and '''Best Foods''' mayonnaise, before it was acquired by Unilever in the 1990s.
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Both brands were previously sold by the U.S. based Best Foods Corporation, which also sold several other food products in addition to '''Hellmann's''' and '''Best Foods''' mayonnaise, before it was acquired by [[Unilever]] in the 1990s.
  
* 1905 '''Richard Hellmann''' from Vetschau, Germany, opened a delicatessen in New York City, where he used his wife's recipe to sell the first ready-made mayonnaise. It became so popular that he began selling it in bulk to other stores.  
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1905 '''Richard Hellmann''' from Vetschau, Germany, opened a delicatessen in New York City, where he used his wife's recipe to sell the first ready-made mayonnaise. It became so popular that he began selling it in bulk to other stores.  
  
* 1912 '''Hellmann''' built a factory for producing Mrs. Hellmann's mayonnaise in jars. It was mass marketed and called ''Hellmann's Blue Ribbon Mayonnaise''.
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1912 '''Hellmann''' built a factory for producing Mrs. Hellmann's mayonnaise in jars. It was mass marketed and called ''Hellmann's Blue Ribbon Mayonnaise''.
  
* 1932 '''Best Foods''' bought out the '''Hellmann's''' brand. By then both mayonnaises had such commanding market shares in their respective halves of the country that the company decided that both brands and recipes be preserved.  
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1932 '''Bestfoods''' bought out the '''Hellmann's''' brand. By then both mayonnaises had such commanding market shares in their respective halves of the country that the company decided that both brands and recipes be preserved.  
  
* 1955 '''Best Foods''' acquired Rosefield Packing Co., makers of Skippy peanut butter.  
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1955 '''Bestfoods''' acquired Rosefield Packing Co., makers of Skippy peanut butter.  
  
* 1958 '''Best Foods''' was bought by Corn Products Refining Company to form Corn Products Company.
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1958 '''Bestfoods''' was bought by Corn Products Refining Company to form [[Corn Products Co|Corn Products Company]].
  
* 1961 '''Hellmann's''' mayonaise arrived in the United Kingdom.  
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1961 '''Hellmann's''' mayonnaise was introduced in the United Kingdom.  
  
* 1969 Corn Products Company became CPC International Inc.  
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1969 Corn Products Company became '''CPC International Inc'''.  
  
* 1980s [[Unilever]] says that it had over 50% market share by the late 1980s.  
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1980s Hellmanns had over 50 percent share of the market share by the late 1980s.  
  
* 1995 '''Best Foods''' split from CPC International, becoming its own company once more.
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1995 '''Best Foods''' split from CPC International, becoming a separate company once more.
  
* 2000 The company was acquired by [[Unilever]].  
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2000 The company was acquired by [[Unilever]].  
  
 
==Sources of Information==
 
==Sources of Information==
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellmann%27s] Wikipedia
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellmann%27s] Wikipedia

Revision as of 16:39, 22 October 2021

Hellmann's and Bestfoods are brand names that are used for the same line of mayonnaise and other food products. The Hellmann's brand is sold in the United States east of the Rocky Mountains, and also in Latin America, Europe, and Canada. The Best Foods brand is sold in the United States west of the Rockies.

Both brands were previously sold by the U.S. based Best Foods Corporation, which also sold several other food products in addition to Hellmann's and Best Foods mayonnaise, before it was acquired by Unilever in the 1990s.

1905 Richard Hellmann from Vetschau, Germany, opened a delicatessen in New York City, where he used his wife's recipe to sell the first ready-made mayonnaise. It became so popular that he began selling it in bulk to other stores.

1912 Hellmann built a factory for producing Mrs. Hellmann's mayonnaise in jars. It was mass marketed and called Hellmann's Blue Ribbon Mayonnaise.

1932 Bestfoods bought out the Hellmann's brand. By then both mayonnaises had such commanding market shares in their respective halves of the country that the company decided that both brands and recipes be preserved.

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

1958 Bestfoods was bought by Corn Products Refining Company to form Corn Products Company.

1961 Hellmann's mayonnaise was introduced in the United Kingdom.

1969 Corn Products Company became CPC International Inc.

1980s Hellmanns had over 50 percent share of the market share by the late 1980s.

1995 Best Foods split from CPC International, becoming a separate company once more.

2000 The company was acquired by Unilever.

Sources of Information