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Revision as of 18:23, 14 July 2013





Location Years Address Details
San Jose 1940 449 E. Taylor Street
San Jose 1962 10th and Taylor

Had refrigerated warehouse.


Founded in 1932 by George Pfarr, a peach farmer. Bought Armour canning plants in Visalia, Modesto, and San Jose.

Took over "Armour Interests" at some point.

Merged with Turlock Cooperative Growers in 1963.

Took over "failed co-op" California Canners and Growers in 1964.

Acquired S&W Fine Foods in 1978.

Took over failed co-op Glorietta (which had owned Contadina).

collapsed in mid-2000's.

Sold S&W to Del Monte in January 2001.

Beard (VP at Modesto and Empire) still annoyed at how they messed things up.

Prior to bankruptcy, owned 40% of the fruit processing market. Owned Libby and S&W.

Post-mortem: http://giannini.ucop.edu/media/are-update/files/articles/v7n6_1.pdf