Eatin’ Some Allens Collard Greens

Canned Collard Greens from Allens

SILOAM SPRINGS, ARKANSAS – The Allens Sunshine Seasoned Southern Style Collard Greens are available at your local Publix. Turns out this is a great, family company based in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, and they have a great history.

The company was founded by Earl Allen, who started working in canning in 1923 near Siloam, Arkansas. In 1926, he became the sole owner. Earl was succeeded by his son, Delbert. They grew over the decades, and in 1978, they bought Popeye brand spinach. Good move.

In 1978, they bought Popeye Spinach. Good move. Eventually, Roderick Allen, son of Delbert Allen Sr., took over as company Chairman/CEO.

As late as this century, they have purchased the non-branded frozen food and canned food operations of Birdseye, which was once part of General Foods. Today, they own a number of brands including:

  • Allens
  • Butterfield
  • East Texas Fair
  • Freshlike
  • Popeye
  • Princella
  • Royal Prince
  • Sugary Sam
  • Sunshine
  • Trappey’s
  • Veg-All
  • Wagon Master

Look for them online at or Siloam Springs, Arkansas 72761-0250


  • Garland Pollard

    J. Garland Pollard IV is editor/publisher of BrandlandUSA. Since 2006, the website has chronicled the history and business of America’s great brands.


  1. I opened two cans of spinach last night and it was full of crunchy stuff, I even tried to was it and the grit was too much. I had to throw it away because I was not sure if it was glass.. you hear so much about our foods containing foreign objects you just don’t know.

  2. 1968 As a retired Navy Chief Petty Officer living on the Japanese economy, I purchased most goods from the Navy Commissary which a variety of TRAPPEYS canned products, Navy Beans, Collared Greens and others in large quantities.
    After returning to the United States in 1977, I had difficulty finding these products by Trappeys until I built here in 2008 and found a limited quantity in WAL-MART.
    QUESTION, are GREENS and BEANS of a variety available in the Fort Worth, Texas area and if so, where.

    Thank ou

    Rick MONDAY

  3. I purchased a can of

    Allen Sunshine Seasonede Collard greens
    350g2 91702 18:00:06 1912
    Super DollrStore
    810 E Lincoln Hwy
    CoatesvillePa 19320

    OnWensday 12/01/2009

    The can was mostly water. I have purchased this product before and never had any prolems with it. I felt cheated out of my money.

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