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The J.M. Smucker Company Story

History of Quality

It was from the fruit of Johnny Appleseed's trees that Orrville, Ohio, resident Jerome Monroe Smucker first pressed cider at a mill he opened in 1897. Later, he also prepared apple butter, which he sold from the back of a horse-drawn wagon. Each crock bore a hand-signed seal as his personal guarantee of quality.

Before long, J.M. Smucker's name became well known, as residents throughout the region came to associate the Smucker name with wholesome, high-quality fruit products. Much like Johnny Appleseed's trees, The J.M. Smucker Company has strong roots that have allowed it to grow and prosper for more than 115 years.

Brands Rooted in Heritage

Today, our products can be found in businesses and homes throughout the world. Our iconic brands such as Smucker's, Jif , Folgers, and Crisco make us a market leader in fruit spreads, peanut butter, shortening and oils, ice cream toppings, and natural foods products in North America.

The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth, and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago.

To learn more about The J.M. Smucker Company, visit jmsmucker.com.