When you see the famed red and yellow windmill on a bag of Old Dutch potato chips, a fixture on store shelves across the country, perhaps it invokes memories of picnics, barbecues, and camping trips. But has it ever made you think of… Winnipeg?
Old Dutch began as a quaint chip company in Winnipeg in 1954. Although the company is now owned by a family in Minnesota, Old Dutch is still revered as a Canadian company with four factories in Canada and two in the United States. The head office for Canadian operations remains in Winnipeg in an effort to have Canadians represent our distinct palates. With the help of Old Dutch, we dominate in the chip game with revered flavours like ketchup, all-dressed and dill pickle.
Today, Old Dutch continues to be a leader in the snack food industry across North America. According to Agriculture Canada, most Canadians snack at least once a day, and snack foods is one of the fastest growing product categories in Canada’s domestic market.