A little bit about us
Maple Leaf Foods is a leading consumer packaged food company, headquartered in Toronto with operations across Canada and in the United States, United Kingdom, Asia and Mexico. We make high quality, great tasting, nutritious and innovative food products and are proud to have our leading, national brands such as Maple Leaf, Schneiders™, and Dempster’s™ in the cupboards and refrigerators of our consumers. People also know us by our well-known and trusted national household brands such as Olivieri™ and Maple Leaf Prime Naturally™, and other brands including POM™, Shopsy’s™, Mitchell’s Gourmet Foods™, Ben’s™, Bon Matin™, Burns™, Chevalier™ and Hygrade™, and the New York Bakery Co. ™ in the United Kingdom.
We pride ourselves as Passionate People, Passionate about Food. We employ
people and our culture is values-based and action-oriented – one that is rich
in leadership development and continuous improvement.
Innovation is a key focus and we launch around 100 or more new products a year in a constant effort to revitalize product categories and create new ones. Products such as Dempster's / Bon Matin Healthy Way with ProCardio, a unique recipe designed to help maintain healthy cholesterol & blood pressure levels and Maple Leaf Natural Selections™ a line-up of deli meats that contain no added preservatives, artificial ingredients, fillers or MSG, are great examples of product innovations that are driving category leadership. An exciting focus of our innovation platform is the ThinkFOOD!™ centre which is home to the Company’s product innovation and culinary experts. This world-class product development centre is designed to foster collaboration with our customers and accelerate innovation across Maple Leaf’s global bakery and protein businesses. The ThinkFOOD!™ centre opened in early 2009.
Our businesses are organized into three major groups:
Meat Products Group, which includes the value-added fresh meats, chilled and ready to cook products, chilled ready to serve products and packaged meats.
Bakery Products Group, which includes fresh bread, rolls and ethnic breads,
bagels, croissants and morning goods, premium artisan bakery products, frozen par-baked
and fully-baked goods and fresh pasta and sauces. Maple Leaf Foods Inc. owns 90%
of Canada Bread Company, Limited one of Canada’s leading bread companies.
Agribusiness Products Group, which includes our rendering, biodiesel production and hog production operations.
Maple Leaf Foods customers are located in many countries worldwide, with the majority of our sales in Canada. Products are also sold in countries such as the U.S., the U.K., Japan and Mexico. Maple Leaf Foods is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol MFI.