Heinz Tomato Ketchup Is Set To Be Discontinued In South Africa. South Africans love All Gold Tomato sauce, but there are a number of people that have a particular preference for Heinz Tomato Ketchup, making it an ongoing debate about which one is the best. Sadly, this debate will soon come to an end as Heinz Tomato Ketchup will no longer be available in South Africa.
Mandy Murphy, Managing Executive Foods for PepsiCo SA, told Food24 that Pioneer Foods had been procuring, distributing and selling Heinz Ketchup in South Africa under licence from Kraft Heinz, the fifth-largest food and beverage company in the world. The licence for South African distribution expired at the end of May 2020 and has not been renewed.
Heinz Tomato Ketchup is a brand of ketchup produced by the H. J. Heinz Company as part of Kraft Heinz. Heinz Ketchup holds 80% of the market share in Europe and 60% in the United States. First introduced as “Catsup” in 1876 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Heinz Tomato Ketchup remains the best selling brand of ketchup. From 1906 it was produced without preservatives. In 1907, Heinz started producing 13 million bottles of ketchup per year, exporting ketchup all over the world, including India, Australia, South America, Japan, Indonesia, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom. Heinz ketchup is often served at restaurants in the United States and Canada, as well as many other countries.
As a condiment for many foods, such as french fries, chips, hamburgers and hot dogs, Heinz ketchup uses the slogan, “America’s Favorite Ketchup.” As of 2012, there are more than 650 million bottles of Heinz Tomato Ketchup being sold every year throughout the world. In January 2009, the label design was altered, with the illustration of a gherkin pickle that had adorned the label since the 1890s removed and replaced with an illustration of a vine-ripened tomato accompanied by the slogan “Upgrade To Heinz”. In a recent American Customer Satisfaction Index poll of 10,644 consumers, H.J. Heinz Co. had the highest score of any food or beverage firm, higher than Kraft, Coca-Cola, and Nestlé.