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November 26, 2015 3:00 AM ET

Food Products

Company Overview of McCain Foods Limited

Company Overview

McCain Foods Limited produces and sells frozen French fries and potato specialties. It offers other food products, including pizza, appetizers, oven meals, ready meals, desserts, and vegetables. The company also engages in seed production and transportation business activities. It provides its products to retailers, quick service restaurants, supermarket freezers, and foodservice outlets worldwide. The company was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

439 King Street West

Fifth Floor

Toronto, ON M5V 1K4


Founded in 1956





Key Executives for McCain Foods Limited

Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Age: 54
Co-Founder and Director
Chief Financial Officer
Director, Chief Executive Officer of The Day & Ross Transportation Group, President of The Day & Ross Transportation Group
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

McCain Foods Limited Key Developments

Nomad Foods, McCain Both Eyeing Quorn

Nomad Foods Limited (LSE:NHL) is interested in taking over Marlow Foods Limited (Quorn). Nomad Foods is expected to face competition from McCain Foods Limited, which is understood to be in early talks about takeover of Quorn. Exponent Private Equity LLP has put Quorn up for sale and formal information packages are expected to be sent out to prospective bidders next week.

McCain Foods Expands its Potato Processing Plant in Smithton

McCain Foods will spend $10 million expanding its potato processing plant in Smithton in Tasmania's north-west. The company will upgrade its storage facility, which will hold up to 55,000 tonnes of potatoes for processing. It will also build a new $1.6 million packing line.

McCain Foods Limited Appoints Shai Altman as President, Canada, Effective October 20, 2014

McCain Foods Limited announced the appointment of Shai Altman as President, Canada, effective October 20, 2014. Altman will assume full responsibility for the Canadian business. He brings to McCain more than 15 years of leadership experience in both mature and developing markets with expertise in the development and direction of growth strategies. Altman joins McCain from Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, where he has held increasingly senior cross functional roles since 1997.

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