C.F. Mueller Company

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C.F. Mueller Company
Industry Food Manufacturing
Founded 1867
Founder Christian F. Mueller
Headquarters Jersey City, United States
Products Pasta
Parent American Italian Pasta Company
Website Mueller’s Pasta

The C.F. Mueller Company was founded in 1867 and built one of the biggest and most-advanced pasta factories in the United States on Baldwin Avenue in Jersey City, New Jersey. At one time, Mueller’s Macaroni became the largest selling brand of pasta in America. It is owned by the American Italian Pasta Company, acquired by Ralcorp in 2010, which in turn was acquired by ConAgra Foods in 2013.

From 1947 to 1976, Mueller was owned by the New York University School of Law; McKesson bought the C.F. Mueller Company in 1977; CPC International bought Mueller from McKesson in 1983.

CPC spun off its food division as Bestfoods in 1997; Unilever acquired Bestfoods in 2000. Mueller’s was among the brands divested afterward, being sold to American Italian Pasta Company.


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