A.J. Canfield Company

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A.J. Canfield Company
Industry Soda Beverage Producer
Successors sold to Select Beverages in 1995; Select Beverages was acquired by the American Bottling Company in 1998
Founders A. J. Canfield
Headquarters founded in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Number of locations across the United States
Products Canfield's Diet Chocolate Fudge; Canfield's 50/50 Grapefruit/Lime flavor; Grandpa Graf's

The A.J. Canfield Company produces and bottles soda beverages including Canfield's Diet Chocolate Fudge, primarily in the Chicago area and was founded in 1924. Production for the midwestern United States is handled by the American Bottling Company, a subsidiary of Dr Pepper Snapple Group and distribution by Kehe Foods of Chicago.

History[edit]

The company was started in 1924,[1] at 67th Street and South Chicago Avenue in Chicago, Illinois, by A. J. Canfield, a former railroad worker.[2]

In 1995, the A.J. Canfield Company was sold to Select Beverages for an undisclosed sum.[3] Its largest plant, on the south side of Chicago at East 89th Place, was closed in December 1995.[4]

In 1998, Select Beverages was acquired by the American Bottling Company, a joint venture company owned by Cadbury Schweppes and the Carlyle Group,[5] now the Dr Pepper Snapple Group.

Products[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A.J. Canfield Co. v. Vess Beverages, Inc., 796 F.2d 903 (7th Cir. 15 July 1986).
  2. ^ Vogell, Heather (31 August 2000). "Arthur J. Canfield, 84". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Ford, Dawn (1 July 1995). "Select buys Canfield, creates Midwest powerhouse". Beverage Industry. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Millman, Nancy (9 April 1996). "New Owner To Dip Canfield Into New Markets". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  5. ^ Kirk, Jim (24 February 1998). "Select Beverages To Be Swallowed By Joint Venture Firm". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Canfield's 50/50 Soda".