Book Notice: 57 Servings From the Heinz Table


57 Servings is a colorful retelling of early Heinz company history—in 57 short chapters—showcasing the History Center’s many archives and artifacts. The year 2019 marks 150 years since Henry John Heinz offcially began his pickling business. From a young age, he sold extra produce from the family garden along the Allegheny River in Sharpsburg, and even packaged and sold horseradish before this date, but in 1869, at age 25 and newly married, he decided to devote himself to the vegetable business full-time. By the time of his death in 1919, his genius for marketing and innovation made the H.J. Heinz Company known the world over. The Heinz story is also a case study demonstrating how the characteristics of an individual such as H.J. Heinz can shape the enduring values of a major corporation.

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