Over the years, Pioneer Foods has entered into various joint ventures in South Africa as well as further afield. The aim of these joint ventures is to expand the company’s existing footprint into category adjacencies as well as other markets.
The H.J. Heinz Company was founded in 1869, by entrepreneur Henry John Heinz, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is the most global of all U.S.-based food companies. Famous for our iconic brands and commitment to quality on six continents, Heinz provides delicious, nutritious and convenient foods for families in 200 countries around the world. Heinz products have been available in South African since 1996.
Throughout the world, Heinz is synonymous with ketchup. We sell 650 million bottles of our iconic Heinz Tomato Ketchup every year.
Other products include our world-famous baked beans in tomato sauce and our popular “Classic” soup range.
The joint venture provides an opportunity for both companies to combine expertise in the food and beverage, as well as functional foods sectors and explore categories outside of their respective traditional markets to unlock new product opportunities.
Manufactured since 1982 in the small agrarian town of Wellington in the Western Cape, Wellington’s sauces are a firm favourite among South Africans.
Made from only the finest produce and expertly formulated with the South African taste profile in mind, we offer an exceptionally flavourful range of sauces.
These include our Original Sweet Chilli sauce, tomato sauce, chutney, braai sauces, and marinades.
This unique and distinctive product is the UK’s No 1 brown sauce and has been used in dishes since 1903.
The closely guarded original recipe was invented in 1899 by Frederick Gibson Garton, a grocer from Nottingham, England. Garton sold the recipe for £150 to settle a debt with Edwin Samson Moore, the founder of the Midlands Vinegar Company. Moore then launched what we know today as HP Sauce.
HP stands for 'Houses of Parliament' as it was rumoured the sauce was used in the restaurant there at the turn of the 20th century.
Today, 28 million bottles are consumed in a year.
Today offers affordable and convenient meal solutions allowing you to spend less time in the kitchen. This brand offers both quick snacks and full meals.
Today products include: Meal in Minutes , Snack Time and Creations.
John West is the leading brand of canned fish in the U.K with a presence in Europe, Australia, New-Zealand and, since 1996, South Africa. We produce premium canned Salmon, Tuna, Sardines and shellfish like mussels and oysters.
The brand was founded in 1857 in the small town of Oregon in the UK by a visionary fisherman by the name of Captain John West. He had the vision of providing people with only the finest canned fish products containing fish he caught himself. Like Captain John West, we explore and catch the finest salmon & fish from rivers and oceans across the world to ensure only the best gets is included in our products.
We are committed to sustainable fishing and have put various inititiatives in place to ensure we put the the environment first in everything we do. John West is also certified as Dolphin Friendly.
Quick and easy Big Jack heat-and-eat meals are perfect for on-the-go consumption.
Available in single selling units only.
Mama’s is one of South Africa’s most popular pie brands. It has been on the market for over a decade providing quick, easy, and affordable meal solutions. The convenient pack sizes include on-the-go eating to the original family pack.
These flavourful products offer larger portions than many of our other offerings. Available in single selling units only.
Lea & Peririns
The Original Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce was first created in 1837 by chemists John Wheeley Lea and William Henry Perrins form Worcester, England. The first recipe was attempted when Lord Sandys, a nobleman of the area, wished to recreate a taste he had acquired on his travels to Bengal.
This attempt was not to their liking and product development was set aside. Months later, the original barrels of the sauce were discovered and. by then, the taste had mellowed. This product became the Worcestershire Sauce sold today.
To ensure this mellow taste is maintained, ingredients are allowed to 'mature' for a full 18 months before being blended and bottled in the town of Worcester.
Our range consists of Original Worcestershire sauce and a West Indian style hot pepper sauce.