- Hills Brothers Coffee, Inc.
Hills Bros. Coffee, Inc. is a maker of packaged coffee in
In 1900 Hills Bros. begins packing roast coffee in vacuum sealed tins. This led to the decline of rival roasting shops and coffee mills. During World War II, the metal containers were replaced with glass bottles. [cite news |first= |last= |authorlink= |coauthors= |title=Hills Bros. Coffee Jar |url=http://americanhistory.si.edu/militaryhistory/collection/object.asp?ID=321 |quote= |publisher=
National Museum of American History|date= |accessdate=2007-06-21 ]
In 1984 they purchased the name and manufacturing facilities of the
Chase & Sanborn Coffee Company. [cite news |first= |last= |authorlink= |coauthors= |title=Hills Bros. Coffee Inc. has announced that it purchased the name and manufacturing facilities of the Chase & Sanborn Coffee Company. |url= |quote=San Francisco-based Hills Bros. bought coffee roasting plants in New Orleans, Miami and Casa Grande, Ariz., and will continue to produce ground and instant coffee under the Chase & Sanborn name, according to Rosalind Reidy, a Hills Bros. spokesman. Chase & Sanborn, based in Miami, filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the Federal bankruptcy laws in May 1983. Terms of the purchase were not made public. |publisher= New York Times|date= September 29, 1984|accessdate=2007-06-21 ]
The brand is now owned by
Massimo Zanetti Beverage USAafter it was sold to them by the Sara Lee Coffee and Tea Company in 2005.
* [http://www.hillsbros.com/ Official website]
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