Bick's emerged in 1951 in the Toronto area when local farmers George and Lena Bick and their sons Walter and Thomas began to pickle the cucumbers produced on their Knollview farm. Beginning as a small operation of 60,000 jars, the Bicks produced 12 million jars in 1960. The business was sold in 1966 to Kraft Foods Canada and later became part of International Multifoods.
For 50 years the plant was a large commercial operation in the Scarborough City Centre area. However, the pickling and brining operations moved to Delhi, Ontario, in 1998 and remaining production to Dunnville, Ontario in 2001.
In 2004, The J.M. Smucker Co. acquired Bick's after it merged with International Multifoods. In 2010, Smuckers announced the closure of both Ontario facilities and thus brought an end to Bick's production in Canada. Since 2011, Bick's products are imported from the United States and marketed by the company's Markham, Ontario based head office.
The former plant at 333 Progress Avenue is now used by paperboard and recycling firm Atlantic Packaging.
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