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Field Roast’s Chao Creamery More than Doubles Walmart Distribution
Leading plant-based cheese varieties now available at more than 18,000 retail locations nationwide, including Walmart, Meijer, HEB, Safeway and Ahold CHICAGO , November 19, 2020  ...
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Lightlife® Strengthens Walmart Partnership by Expanding Tempeh to 3,500 Stores to Meet Growing Demand for Plant-Based Protein
Leading Plant-Based Brand’s Tempeh line now available at more than 18,500 retail stores nationwide CHICAGO  – November 17, 2020 –  Greenleaf Foods, SPC ...
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Brand Unveils First Redesign in Over 20 Years CHICAGO  – November 12, 2020 – Doubling down on its unwavering commitment to crafting bold and adventurous taste ...
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Food Security: It's Time To Act
Michael McCain keynote speech - Canadian Club of Toronto, Dec.12, 2016 Canada is the world’s breadbasket - abundant in both farmland and wealth – and yet 4,000,000 Canadians and 1 in 6 child ...
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Speech: Building a Sustainable Future, Michael McCain Remarks, 2016 Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders
Maple Leaf Foods, 2016 Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders Remarks by Michael H. McCain, Chief Executive Officer & President My father, Wallace McCain, passed away five years ago th ...
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Speech: Michael McCain Provides a North American Outlook at the Banff Pork Seminar
Michael McCain Speaking Remarks, Banff Pork Seminar, Jan. 13, 2016, 8:30am: The pork industry has experienced transformational change since this event began in 1970. It has gone from one chara ...
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What We Do

Our vision is to be the most sustainable protein company on earth. We are proud of our roots, which we can trace back over 100 years, and are always working to reconnect families with the goodness of food.

Our Company

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. (“Maple Leaf Foods”) is a producer of food products under leading brands including Maple Leaf®, Maple Leaf Prime®, Maple Leaf Natural Selections®, Schneiders®, Schneiders® Country Naturals®, Mina®, Greenfield Natural Meat Co.™, Lightlife®, Field Roast Grain Meat Co.™ and Swift®. Maple Leaf Foods employs approximately 12,500 people and does business in Canada, the U.S. and Asia. The Company is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, and its shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (MFI).

Maple Leaf Foods is also a leading protein provider to many national restaurants and chains.

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Key Facts

  • Canada’s largest prepared meats and poultry producer
  • Largest producer of Raised Without Antibiotics pork in North America
  • Largest producer of Raised Without Antibiotics poultry in Canada
  • Leading private label supplier to retail and foodservice

In numbers

  • C$3.9 billion

    sales in 2019

  • ~13,000

    team members

  • 12

    prepared meats facilities

  • 2

    further processed poultry facilities

  • 3


  • 507

    registered independent poultry growers with 700 barns

  • 5

    fresh poultry processing facilities

  • ~105 million

    birds processed annually of which ~41 million are Raised without Antibiotics and ~5 million are organic

  • 63,000

    sows raised on 180 farms that we own or contract

  • 201

    pig barns

  • 1.6 million

    hogs raised annually – 30% of the pork we process

  • 2

    fresh pork processing facilities

  • ~5 million

    hogs processed annually of which ~1 million are Raised Without Antibiotics

  • 2

    plant-based protein facilities

Category-leading brands

Maple Leaf®
Maple Leaf®

We’re for real. Maple Leaf makes delicious, high-quality products with real, simple ingredients to nourish Canadian families.


Crafted without compromise, our Schneiders brand offers the best tasting premium meat products in Canada. Since 1890, Schneiders has been committed to the highest standards of craftsmanship, authentic recipes and irresistible taste.


#MakeItSwift. If our fine meats could speak for themselves, they would say, “We taste amazing! And we have been bringing delight to Canadian tables since 1908.”