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B&G Foods is a holding company for branded foods. It was founded in 1889 to sell pickles, relish and condiments. The B&G name is from the Bloch and Guggenheimer families, sellers of pickles in Manhattan. It is based in Parsippany, New Jersey and has about 2,500 employees. Robert C. Cantwell is the company's CEO and president. B&G has been publicly traded for more than a decade as of 2018 and has been acquiring orphaned brands as part of its growth strategy.