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H. J. Heinz Company

H J Heinz Company
Company nameH. J. Heinz Company
Company typePublic
IndustryFood processing
FoundedSharpsburg, PA, U.S. (1869)
Founder(s)Henry John Heinz
HeadquartersPittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleWilliam R. Johnson
(Chairman, President & CEO)
Frozen food
Beans and pasta meals
Infant food
Revenue(+) US$10.1 Billion (FY 2009)
Operating income(+) US$1.56 Billion (FY 2009)
Net income(+) US$923 Million (FY 2009)
Total assets(-) US$9.66 Billion (FY 2009)
Total equity(-) US$1.22 Billion (FY 2009)
Employees32,500 (2008)

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H. J. Heinz Company (Nyse - HNZ), commonly known as Heinz and famous for its "57 Varieties" slogan and its ketchup, is an American food company with world headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Perhaps best known for its ketchup, the H.J. Heinz Company manufactures thousands of food products in plants on six continents and markets these products in more than 200 countries and territories. Heinz ranked first in ketchup in the United States with a market share in excess of 50%. Moreover, its Ore-Ida label held more than 50% of the frozen-potato sector. Overall, the company claims to have 150 number one or number two brands worldwide.

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