LONDON — On Mar. 29, McCormick Canada announced that it is transitioning the blending, bottling and packaging of French’s Ketchup from a third-party Canadian supplier to in-house production in London, with full production ramping up this week. Club House has already been based in London, ON and now French’s Ketchup, made with 100 per cent Canadian-grown tomatoes, is being manufactured in London as well.
“We know how much Canadians love French’s and how passionate they are when it comes to Canadian-grown, produced, and packaged products,” continued Squires. “We are proud to further our investment in the London area by expanding our bottling capabilities as we continue to deliver our delicious Canadian ketchup to families across the country.”
To celebrate this expansion, last week, residents of London who live along a designated maple-leaf-shaped map were surprised with a gift of local favourites on their doorstep from Club House® and French’s®. A $5,000 donation was also made to the London Food Bank.
“This London-based maple leaf map represents national and local pride,” said Trevor Squires, General Manager at McCormick Canada. “It’s a 27-kilometer route that encompasses the heart of London and our McCormick facilities, where we produce a range of beloved cooking and baking flavours relied on by Canadians every day. In addition to honouring our past in London, we’re excited to also announce McCormick Canada’s further investment in the community.”
With its headquarters and production facilities located in London, the McCormick Canada family is trying to commit to and support local initiatives.