Lemon Blennd Goes Prime Time –Enter Heinz–Exit Reymer 1961

Jacob Reymer--Founder Reymer Brothers Candy

H.J. Heinz--Founder--- HJ Heinz Company

In 1960 and 1961, the H.J. Heinz Company acquired the assets of Reymer & Bros., Inc. and Hachmeister, Inc. StarKist Foods was acquired in 1963 and Ore-Ida Foods, Inc. in 1965.
Around this time and during the 25 years that H.J. Heinz II was chief executive, the food industry changed greatly.
The era was marked by the rise of supermarket chains and the development of new distribution and marketing systems.
By 1960 Reymer Brothers continue to struggle, and Heinz now thriving around the world was ready to take the Reymer assets which included Lemmon Blennd
It seems things had come full circle. HJ Heinz the company founder and Jacob Reymer, the founder of Reymer Brothers were always friendly and collaborated on countless undertakings during the 1860’s and 70’s Heinz strategy in those early days was to go sell directly to the grocer cuttting out the wholesaler.
It was a concept that set Heinz apart from others.
Heinz had to offer variety to successfully win over grocers who didn’t want to deal with individual product salesman.
In these early years Heinz did not ignore wholesales, in fact he had a strong relationship with Reymer Brothers, one of the nations largest. Reymer Brothers supplied grocers’ confectionaries and preserves throughout Pennsylvania Ohio, West Virgnia and Indianna. Reymer Brothers also exported specialties. Heinz sold mainly preserves to Reymer Brothers who were also known for their bueatiful store displays at Fifth and Penn Avenues in downtown Pittsburgh.
Now, 100-years later the company HJ Heinz founded, would take the assets Jacob Reymer created, and take them to the next level, which included Lemon Blennd.
With Edwin Keagy, now in his 90’s nearing the final year of his life, he would not be around to see Lemon Blennds next chapter

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