H.J. Heinz: A Biography

H J Heinz A Biography Though Heinz Ketchup is one of the most recognized corporate symbols in the world few people know anything at all about H J Heinz Industrial giants Rockefeller Carnegie Westinghouse and Mellon bec

  • Title: H.J. Heinz: A Biography
  • Author: Quentin R. Skrabec Jr.
  • ISBN: 9780786441785
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Paperback
  • Though Heinz Ketchup is one of the most recognized corporate symbols in the world, few people know anything at all about H J Heinz Industrial giants Rockefeller, Carnegie, Westinghouse, and Mellon became household names, and Heinz slipped into obscurity Yet during a time of great transfers of wealth brought about in part by these famous robber barons, Heinz was well knThough Heinz Ketchup is one of the most recognized corporate symbols in the world, few people know anything at all about H J Heinz Industrial giants Rockefeller, Carnegie, Westinghouse, and Mellon became household names, and Heinz slipped into obscurity Yet during a time of great transfers of wealth brought about in part by these famous robber barons, Heinz was well known for his humane treatment of his employees, customers, and suppliers At the same time Heinz built a commercial empire by his use of industrialized food processing before Henry Ford This book includes 45 photographs many of which are being published for the first time.

    One thought on “H.J. Heinz: A Biography”

    1. Since I’m not in the marketing field, my interest in this book was based on a random curiosity to know more about the origins of the Heinz label. Aside from knowing that Teresa Heinz (now wife of Senator John Kerry) was the heiress to the ketchup company’s legacy, I knew nothing about the business - not even any of the folklore surrounding the legendary “57 Varieties.” Quentin R. Skrabec’s biography of Henry John Heinz, the company’s founder, offers a detailed history of the Heinz co [...]

    2. Interesting, but a little dry.My grandfather used to work (seasonally) at the ketchup operation in Fremont, Ohio, which was the ketchup flagship for years.People should read this book and then go back and read the food label on some of their Heinz products. You will learn a lot!Some of the information in this book is from H.J. Heinz, A Biography by E.D. McCafferty. McCafferty was a secretary to Mr. Heinz. I believe that his bio on this great man may be more authoritative.

    3. Great story about the development of an fascinating company. Great insights into Pittsburgh histpry as well.

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