Old Dutch Products Co. began life in 1934. They originated in St. Paul, Minnesota, but moved to Minneapolis three years later. In 1968, they moved for a final time to date, to Roseville, Minnesota.
Although an American company, their success story in Canada began when they opened a plant in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in 1954. The head office for Canadian operations remains in Winnipeg.
Location has clearly proven a major benefit for Old Dutch Foods.
However, the Canadian company information does not mention the US parent company, so they are obviously keen to maintain their status as one of Canada’s major snack food companies independently. The benefits of a national success story company are obvious.
The American arm of the company also keeps itself to itself and it too, overlooks the Canadian part of its operation. It doesn't even mention the Canadian Windmill. As you can see from this company account of its history:
“The Old Dutch Story starts with one word: Quality. Since 1934, we’ve delivered our finest snacks, fresh from the heart of the Upper Midwest. Since the very beginning, we’ve made our chips with the utmost care, with the highest quality ingredients, and with absolutely no trans fats or preservatives. We’re proud that quality lives here, within each and every one of our products.
“From bags to our signature boxes, from the tried and true taste of our Traditional Potato Chips to the authentic Southwest taste of our Restaurant Style Premium Tortilla Chips, Old Dutch has the perfect flavor that delivers every time. Our products are there for you on every occasion: at home or in the office, at the big game, at your community picnic, and for your next softball game. To fuel your busy life, be sure to keep our products just an arm’s length away.
“We’re proud to be part of some of your best memories here in the heart of the Upper Midwest, and we look forward to helping create many more delicious memories. Quality lives here as we strive to make a chip everything it should be.”
Old Dutch Foods Inc.
Address: 2375 Terminal Road, Roseville, MN 55113
Email: website contact form
Old Dutch Potato Chips