Bumble Bee Foods was founded by a handful of dedicated fishermen in 1899. Today, privately held and headquartered in the United States, Bumble Bee Foods, LLC is North America’s largest branded shelf-stable seafood company, offering a full line of canned and pouched tuna, salmon, sardines, and specialty seafood products marketed in the U.S. under leading brands including Bumble Bee®, Brunswick®, Snow’s® and Beach Cliff®, and in Canada under the Clover Leaf® brand. The Bumble Bee brand has established significant consumer awareness and loyalty based on the quality, nutritional value and affordability of its products.
2004 – Bumble Bee Seafoods, LLC combined its business with Connors Bros. Income Fund to become the largest branded seafood company in North America.
2010 - Bumble Bee Foods is acquired by Lion Capital LLP
2013 – Bumble Bee Foods expands their family of products and brands to include: Bumble Bee® Prime Fillet® Gourmet Flavors – 3 new seasoned varieties of bold flavors added to the premium Prime Fillet Albacore product line. Bumble Bee® Omega- 3 Prime Fillet® Albacore – offering a perfect way to add more Omega-3 EPA and DHA to your family’s diet. Bumble Bee SuperFresh®, a new line of premium, all-natural, fresh frozen seafood products. Wild Selections®, a new Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) – certified sustainable line of products that supports World Wildlife Fund (WWF®) fisheries management & marine conservation efforts.
In August 2015, Bumble Bee Foods was sued, accused of colluding with Chicken of the Sea and StarKist to fix prices. Bumble Bee's former CEO, Christopher Lischewski, was indicted in May 2018 for price fixing.
On November 21, 2019, Bumble Bee Parent, Inc. and four affiliated companies filed for bankruptcy in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware as case number 19-12502. The company has filed a motion to approve the sale of the company's assets. FCF Co., Ltd. is the stalking horse bidder with a purchase price of $930.6 million.
Jan 2020 - Bumble Bee Foods formally announced the closing of its sale to FCF Co. for USD 928 million (EUR 837.5 million) on Friday, 31 January.
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