Old Dutch Foods

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Old Dutch Foods, Inc.
Private
Industry Snack food
Founded Saint Paul, Minnesota,
United States (1934)
Headquarters Roseville, Minnesota
Key people
Steven C. Aanenson[1]
President
Products See products section
Revenue US $107 Million (2018)[2]
Number of employees
500[2]
Subsidiaries Humpty Dumpty Snack Foods
Website Old Dutch Foods

Old Dutch Foods Inc. is a manufacturer of potato chips and other snack foods in the Midwestern United States and Canada. Their product line includes brands such as Old Dutch Potato Chips, Dutch Crunch, Ripples, Cheese Pleesers and Restaurante Style Tortilla Chips.

History[edit]

Old Dutch headquarters, Roseville

The company began as Old Dutch Products Co. in 1934. They originated in St. Paul, Minnesota, but moved to Minneapolis in 1937. In 1968, they moved again, this time to Roseville, Minnesota, where they remain today.

Old Dutch opened a plant in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in 1954 to manufacture chips for the Canadian market. The head office for Canadian operations remains in Winnipeg.

Today, their American arm is officially called Old Dutch Foods, Inc., and their Canadian arm is Old Dutch Foods, Ltd. They celebrated their 70th anniversary in 2004 with a line of television commercials.

Old Dutch Foods acquired Humpty Dumpty Snack Foods in a C$26.7 million takeover bid in 2006.[3]

Products[edit]

The Old Dutch brand is mainly known for the many flavors of potato chips they produce. They come in bags and "twin packs"; cardboard boxes with two packages of chips inside.

Potato chip flavors available in the United States include the flagship Regular flavor, as well as Sour Cream & Onion, Cheddar & Sour Cream, Dill Pickle, Bar•B•Q, and Onion & Garlic. In addition, Ripples Chips are available in Original, French, Mesquite Bar•B•Q, and Loaded Spud varieties. On February 4, 2008, Mexican Chili and Au Gratin were reintroduced back to Canada. Other products include Dutch Crunch kettle-cooked chips, cheese puffs, Puffcorn (puffed corn twists), Restaurante Style tortilla chips, pretzels, dips and salsas, and beef jerky.

Many of the same products are available in Canada, with the notable addition of Ketchup flavour that may not be available outside Canada.[4]

In Canada there is a line of appetizer flavored thick cut ruffle potato chip that goes by the brand "Double Dutch" ("Ridgies" in the USA). Some flavors include Blooming Onion, Buffalo Wing with Blue Cheese, Smoked Meat and Mustard Hoagie, Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders and Calamari and Tzatziki.

In 2005, the firm introduced Old Dutch beef jerky.

Manufacturing locations[edit]

Canada

There are also 11 distribution centers across Western Canada.

US

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Old Dutch Foods, Ltd". Bloomberg. Retrieved May 14, 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "Old Dutch Foods, Inc". Hoovers. Retrieved May 14, 2018. 
  3. ^ "Humpty Dumpty agrees to takeover bid from Old Dutch". CBC News. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. March 21, 2006. Retrieved May 14, 2018. 
  4. ^ Weisblott, Marc (June 3, 2013). "The mystery of the history of ketchup chips in Canada". Canada.com. Postmedia Network. Retrieved May 14, 2018. 
  5. ^ "Old Dutch factory in Lachine closes its doors for good". CBC News. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. September 27, 2013. Retrieved May 14, 2018. 

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Coordinates: 45°0′53″N 93°12′2″W / 45.01472°N 93.20056°W / 45.01472; -93.20056