Fleischmann's yeast

Fleischmann's yeast

Fleischmann’s Yeast is a brand of yeast sold to both consumer and industrial markets in the United States and Canada. It is available in a number of different forms, each with its own specific benefit. Fleischmann's Active Dry Yeast is the best-known of their yeast products due to its extended shelf life compared to fresh yeast. The brand was merged into Standard Brands by J.P. Morgan in 1929.

The company was founded by Charles Louis Fleischmann, his brother Maximilian, and James Gaff in Riverside, Ohio, in 1868.cite news |first= |last= |authorlink= |coauthors= |title=Morgan Mergers |url=http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,732595-2,00.html |quote=But also announced last week was a Morgan-managed merger of Fleischmann Co., Royal Baking Powder Co., and E. W. Gillett, Ltd. ... No transportation problem existed in 1868 when Charles and Maximilian Fleischmann, immigrants from Austria-Hungary, and James Gaff of Cincinnati, founded Gaff, Fleischmann & Co. at Riverside, Ohio. Their first great forward step was made in 1876 when they exhibited a Model Vienna Bakery at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. From the fame of this exhibit came an increased demand for Fleischmann's yeast. Soon there was a Fleischmann plant on Long Island, then another at Peekskill, N. Y, Guiding spirit of the early Fleischmann company was Charles Fleischmann, who died in 1897. It was under the leadership (1897-1925) of the late Julius Fleischmann that the company went through its major expansion period. Following his death, his brother, Major Max C. Fleischmann, stepped to the front. |work=Time (magazine) |date=1929 |accessdate=2008-08-04 ] In 1929 the company was merged into Standard Brands by J.P. Morgan. [cite news |first= |last= |authorlink= |coauthors= |title=Pennies from Leaven |url=http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,789706,00.html |quote=But in spite of interests that have ranged from racing horses to backing ballets, the outdoorsy Fleischmann clan had something to worry about last week. For the descendants and in-laws of old Charles Fleischmann, who started a great industry in 1868 by peddling yeast in Cincinnati, are now the holders of close to 10% of the 12,648,108 outstanding common shares of huge Standard Brands Inc. And this No. 2 U. S. packaged food company (No. 1, General Foods) is not doing anything like as handsomely as the House of Morgan thought it would when it put it together around the Fleischmann Co. back in 1929. |work=Time (magazine) |date=1940 |accessdate=2008-08-04 ]

Presidents

*Charles Louis Fleischmann, 1868 through 1897
*Julius Fleischmann, 1897 through 1925
*Maximilian C. Fleischmann, 1925 through 1929

References

External links

* [http://www.breadworld.com Official website (consumers)]
* [http://www.fleischmannsyeast.com Official website (industrial)]
* [http://www.abf.co.uk Official website (holding company)]


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