McCain Foods

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McCain Foods Limited
Industry Frozen Foods
Founded Florenceville, New Brunswick, Canada (1957)
Headquarters Florenceville-Bristol, New Brunswick, Canada
Key people
Allison D. McCain - Chairman
Max Koeune - President & CEO of McCain Foods Limited
Danielle Barran - President of McCain Foods (Canada)
Products French fries, appetizers, vegetables, desserts, entrees, and oven meals
Revenue Green Arrow Up.svg$8.5 billion CAD (2017)
Number of employees
19,000 (2012)[1]

McCain Foods Limited is a Canadian multi-national privately owned company established in 1957 in Florenceville, New Brunswick, Canada.[2] It is the world's largest manufacturer of frozen potato products.[3] Its major competitors are Simplot and ConAgra.[4]


McCain Foods was co-founded in 1956 by brothers Harrison McCain and Wallace McCain with the help of their two older brothers.[5][6]

In their first year of production, the company hired 30 employees and grossed over $150,000 in sales.[7][5] During the 1970s-1990s, the company expanded into additional prepared food markets including frozen pizza and vegetables.[8]

As of 2017, the company is the world's largest manufacturer of frozen potato products, and has over 20,000 employees and 47 production facilities in six continents. The company generates more than C$8.5 billion in annual sales.[9]

Based on 2014 sales, it is the 19th largest private company in Canada, according to The Globe and Mail's Report on Business.[10] Nancy McCain, of the McCain family, is married to Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau.[11]

Media sponsorships[edit]

McCain has sponsored television shows including All Star Family Fortunes and British soap opera Emmerdale.[12][13]

Global companies[edit]

Global locations of McCain Foods' factories.
  • Argentina - McCain Argentina SA
  • Australia - McCain Foods (Aust) Pty Ltd.
  • Austria - McCain Foods GmbH
  • Belgium - McCain Foods Belgium N.V.
  • Brazil - McCain do Brasil Alimentos Ltda.
  • Canada - Aliments McCain Foods Ltd/Ltée
  • China - McCain Foods China
  • Colombia - McCain Colombia
  • France - McCain Alimentaire SA
  • Germany - McCain Deutschland GmbH
  • Greece - McCain Hellas Ltd.
  • India - McCain Foods (India) Pvt. Ltd
  • Italy - McCain Alimentari Italia srl
  • Korea - McCain Foods Korea Corporation Ltd
  • Mexico - McCain Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
  • Netherlands - McCain Foods (Holland)
  • New Zealand - McCain Foods (NZ) Limited
  • Poland - McCain Poland Sp. z o.o.
  • Portugal - McCain Portugal
  • Scandinavia (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden) - McCain Foods Nordic
  • South Africa - McCain Foods SA (Pty) Ltd.
  • Spain - McCain España, S.A.
  • Switzerland - McCain Schweiz
  • Taiwan - McCain Foods Taiwan Ltd.
  • United Kingdom - McCain Foods (GB) Limited
  • United States - McCain USA

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "McCain corporate fact release" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on June 10, 2012.
  2. ^ "Company history". Archived from the original on April 19, 2012.
  3. ^, HEATHER KENNISON. "UPDATE: McCain Foods plans $200 million, 180 job expansion of Burley plant". Twin Falls Times-News. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
  4. ^ Philpott, Tom (November 14, 1014). "Will This New GMO Potato Take Off? McDonald's Has Spoken". Mother Jones. Mother Jones and the Foundation for National Progress. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Press, The Associated. "McCain Foods co-founder Wallace McCain dies at 81". Retrieved September 28, 2017.
  6. ^ "McCain's passing raises questions". The Globe and Mail. March 12, 2009. Retrieved September 28, 2017.
  7. ^ "McCain Foods". Retrieved December 1, 2016.
  8. ^ "McCain Foods co-founder dies". CBC News. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  9. ^ "McCain Foods USA to invest $200 million in french fry manufacturing expansion". Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  10. ^ "2012 Rankings of Canada's 350 biggest private companies". June 28, 2012 – via The Globe and Mail.
  11. ^ Tom Parkin (December 4, 2017). "PARKIN: Morneau scandal shows middle class was never Liberals' top concern". The Toronto Sun.
  12. ^ "New on-pack promotion from McCain". Talking Retail. February 15, 2017. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
  13. ^ "Competition to win a taste of fame and fortune with McCain Home Fries". PRWeb. Retrieved October 3, 2017.

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