We are again hearing the Bumble Bee tuna jingle on cable networks.
Click on the image for an old ad. Founded in 1899, Bumble Bee has had a succession of owners, and they are finally doing big television again.
“I love Bumble Bee Bumble Bee Tuna”
Below are some recent dates from the company’s site.
2000 Bumble Bee is acquired by Conagra Foods.
2003 Bumble Bee becomes Bumble Bee Seafoods, LLC.
2005 Bumble Bee announces name change to Bumble Bee Foods, LLC to reflect its business encompassing seafoods and other meats categories. Connors Bros. acquires Castleberry/Snow’s and assets of Sara Lee Shelf-Stable Meats.
2008 Bumble Bee is acquired by Centre Partners, becoming a privately held U.S. company. Hannover Foods purchases Castleberry’s Food Company from Connors Bros.