Smucker buys Knott's Berry Farm

Smucker buys Knott's Berry Farm

There are 16 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from May 14, 2008, titled Smucker buys Knott's Berry Farm. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

The J.M. Smucker Co. is spreading further into the jams and jellies category. The Orrville company is acquiring the Knott's Berry Farm food brand from ConAgra Foods Inc.

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United States

#2 May 15, 2008
Loss of 90 jobs ---------- 86 illegals will be returning to their homeland?

Akron, OH

#3 May 15, 2008
I HOPE wrote:
i sure hope they DO NOT change anything as we do not want to eat the mothers jam and jellies as we find knotts brand FAR superior to ORVILLE'S products
Mothers? What is that?
Did you mean "Smucker"?

Ravenna, OH

#4 May 15, 2008
Ryan wrote:
<quoted text>
Mothers? What is that?
Did you mean "Smucker"?
Mother Smucker....
San Antone Bill

San Antonio, TX

#5 May 15, 2008
This is good news for Ohio and Wisconsin and an apparent smart move for the Smucker's people. I look forward to buying Knotts Berry Brand Jams and Jellies.

My favorite Knotts berry jam or was it a jelly is the elder berry jelly. I remember about a hundred years ago when we use to live in the Hillwood Homes Projects my family would go down by the rail road tracks way in the back of the homes and pick elder berries from the bushes that lined the track. My Mom would make home made jelly and oh boy was it good. The only other place I could get elder berry jelly was from Knotts Berry Farm. Gee, I hope they still make it.

When we moved to Firestone Park the trips to that particular spot by the rail road trackes was over. So when I get that jelly from Knotts Berry in bring back fond memories. I haven't been able to even locate elder berry jelly lately. Sah > HUH.
paul shykora

Calgary, Canada

#7 May 20, 2008
...GOD BLESS...long live the farmers,toooo boot!!!'
Harmonic Balancer

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#8 May 20, 2008
drstrangewrench wrote:
Loss of 90 jobs ---------- 86 illegals will be returning to their homeland?
They will find new jobs nearby.
Harmonic Balancer

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#9 May 20, 2008
If America starts making ethanol out of sugar, then won't the price of sugar go much higher and make all of these jellies and jams much more expensive?

Might be smart to think about hoarding some jars of your favorites.
jelly belly

United States

#10 Jun 9, 2008
$5 per share dividend to all stockholders! one less Con Agra product off the shelves!! it may be a good thing!

Atlanta, GA

#11 Jul 8, 2008
Food for people and oil for engines period. The corn and all the other grown foods that they want to put into engines is a fiasco.
Gordon Hamilton

Wyoming, MI

#12 Sep 21, 2009
Where can I buy Knotts Strawberry Jams in the Harrisburg area of PA
Richard from Rockwall TX


#13 Nov 23, 2009
You might try Sam's. They used to keep Knott's Berry Farm strawberry preseves in stock. It is vastly superior to Smucker's. I hope it doesn't get "watered down".
Terry simi valley Ca

Van Nuys, CA

#14 Jan 12, 2010
Have noticed latley that Knotts flavored syrups have completely dissappeared from store shelves,too bad another great product gone.

Strongsville, OH

#15 Mar 11, 2010
Found a site, sells several of the 10 oz Knott's jellies and jams. Was actually a little cheaper then the Knott's Food site.

Arcata, CA

#16 May 3, 2010
I just spoke to the Smuckers company, the proud new owner of the Knott's brand. They have moved production to the Midwest using California berries. In California (at least in the Bay Area) they have pulled all Knott's products off the shelves and gone with Mary Ellen (based out of Chico, CA), which is another Smuckers brand. This happened over night, and in the exact same facings, so it reeks of a corporate decision. Perhaps this has happened all along the west coast. Anyway, it must be cheaper to ship from an existing company in Chico, at least where I am. Would be curious to hear from anyone who has tried the new Knott's products from the Midwest.
Daniel C

San Antonio, TX

#17 Sep 15, 2010
Since the Knotts takeover by Smuckers, the Knotts products have are no longer stocked in San Antonio Texas stores and were removed from the military commisaries here also, the smuckers brandname took over that space, a shame as smuckers does not even compare in quality. You can go online to the smuckers website and order them.
paul shykora

Calgary, Canada

#18 Sep 15, 2010
..WE DO LIKE ...Smucker Products,toooooooooooo u...The hillbilly FARMBoy has

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