Why invest in Maple Leaf Foods?
We are building on our core strengths in brand marketing, consumer insights and innovation, backed up by world-class plants and distribution capabilities.
Our company's operations are organized in three major groups:
An exciting focus of our innovation platform is the ThinkFOOD!™ centre which is home to the Company’s product innovation and culinary experts. This world-class product development centre is designed to foster collaboration and accelerate innovation across Maple Leaf’s global bakery and protein businesses. The ThinkFOOD!™ centre opened in April 2009.
Our focus is to launch more than 100 new products a year, and continue our expansion into new categories like sandwiches and meals. Products such as Dempster’s® WholeGrains™ Prebiotic and WholeGrains™ Ancient Grains breads, which are rich in minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, fibre and complex carbohydrates, and convenient meal solutions, such as Maple Leaf Simply Savour™ ready-to-eat meals are great examples of product innovations that are driving category leadership. By anticipating consumer needs and being an early adopter of successful global innovations, Maple Leaf is focused on accelerating new products development that yields higher margin growth.
Our long-term goals include an 11.5% return on net assets and 15% long term earnings per share growth.
Maple Leaf Foods customers are located in over 50 countries worldwide, with domestic sales in Canada still representing the majority of the Company’s revenue. The Company also has a significant presence in the U.S. and U.K. through its frozen and specialty bakery operations, and exports fresh pork to Japan.
Maple Leaf Foods is publicly traded on the TSX under the symbol MFI. It is headquartered in Toronto and employs approximately 21,000 people at operations across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Asia.