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Our History

Family run since 1970 started out of our home in North York


It all started with one roasting pot ....


Hard work & passion for great tasting high quality snacks that people could afford

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Early 1970's JVF began delivering roasted nuts


Bulk & packaged for retail sale to our growing customer base

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In 1974, the Stouffville flea market was the official introduction of the bulk food concept to the Canadian consumer


Through-out we stayed true to our roots & Italian heritage


Bulk food was a viable idea and widely accepted by Canadian consumers, so we sought to expand focusing on wholesale trade


New warehouse & modified roasters with expansion to our Chesswood location & store front

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1980 brought a move to expand production & distribution at 555 Steeprock where our head office and flagship retail store still resides to this day


1985 JVF started franchising retail stores with various partners, shifting retail focus back to wholesale, manufacturing & packaging in the 1990's

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1995 JVF acquires the Planters brand in Canada from Hershey and we continue to build momentum


Continued focus on quality, value & assortment within the Canadian market leads to successful ventures in the US and abroad


Investment in innovative manufacturing and packaging infrastructure continues to fuel our brands and growth, allowing us to better serve our valued customers & consumers


Today our family is over 1000 strong and we proud to be a privately owned Canadian company

Johnvince Foods is an established leader in innovating, manufacturing and distributing quality bulk foods across North America. We continue to invest in state of the art processing and packaging machinery to transform raw materials into finished goods for the bulk food and packaged goods trades. In the mid 90's Johnvince Foods purchased the comprehensive right to the Planters brand for Canada from Hershey's Canada. Presently, all major grocery retailers in Canada, purchase the vast majority of their bulk food requirements from Johnvince Foods.

Our valued customers include major & independent grocers, department chains in mass, drug, retail, club, & convenience channels as well as bulk retailers and wholesale distributors.

In addition to domestic distribution, Johnvince Foods, out of its current 1,000,000 sq. ft. flagship facility, has been exporting and sourcing globally for decades, bringing the best products from around the world to our valued customers and consumers.

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