HP Foods, Ltd. was founded in 1875 by Edward Eastwood and Edwin S. Moore in Aston, Birmingham, England. Its industry was food and its headquarters was in Hayes, London, England. In 1924, it was sold to the British Shareholders Trust who dissolved the company and reincorporated it. HP Sauce was acquired by Imperial Tobacco in 1967. In 1988 it was acquired by Groupe Danone. The H. J. Heinz Company acquired the company in 2005.
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HP Foods, Ltd. (1988-present)
HP Sauce (1903-present)