The J.M. Smucker Company
This is going to blow your mind. I ve never had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Peanut butter sandwich, yes. Peanut butter and jelly, no. I don t have an explanation except that there was this kid at my elementary school who always had jelly on his face and it kind of grossed me out. I m sure this is a travesty in the eyes of the people at The J.M. Smucker Company. Luckily for the Orrville, OH based company, not having me as a customer has not kept them out of the Fortune 500 (though their grasp on that title is tenuous at #495). While they re best known for their fruit spreads, they also manufacture and market peanut butter, shortening and oils, ice cream toppings, sweetened condensed milk, and health and natural foods beverages. Though publicly traded, The J.M. Smucker Company is still a family company their CEO is still a Smucker.
Smucker s Is Your Jam
While it s hard to top the Smucker s brand name, it turns out that a lot of other familiar brands are owned by The J.M. Smucker Company. They include Pillsbury, Folgers, Jif, Crisco, and Hungry Jack. That s really impressive when you consider that it all started with a cider mill in 1897. I definitely recommend that you read up on Smucker s history to see how the business grew into a $8 billion behemoth. It s pretty remarkable. If you want to be part of the next stage of the story, take a look at The J.M. Smucker Company Careers page. The Student section seems to be only internships, so you ll want to take a look at the Professional/Administrative section. There are quite a few positions for new and recent grads including:
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