|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.