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Pepperidge Farm offers premium, quality products in over 45 countries worldwide. It provides an array of popular products, including Chunk and Soft Baked American Collection cookies, Milano cookies, Goldfish and Finz crackers. Pepperidge Farm is a truly delicious eating experience. Every recipe includes simple, real ingredients made by the bakers with special care to ensure excellent quality. Our brand story starts in the 1930’s.
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1937

Pepperidge Farm founder Margaret Rudkin discovers one of her sons has an allergy to commercial breads that contain preservatives and artificial ingredients. She begins experimenting with baking her own preservative-free bread for her ailing son — ultimately perfecting a delicious whole-wheat loaf that contained only natural ingredients. She begins a small business out of her kitchen selling her “Pepperidge Farm” bread to local grocers.


1947

Margaret Rudkin dream came true with the opening of the company’s first modern bakery in Norwalk, Connecticut.


1955

Pepperidge Farm launches its Distinctive line of European-style cookies with evocative names such as Bordeaux®, Geneva® and Brussels®. During a trip to Belgium, Margaret Rudkin discovers delicious and delicate cookies produced by the Delacre Company in Brussels, and gets an agreement with Delacre to produce these elegant cookies in America.


1962

America gets its first taste of Goldfish crackers. Margaret Rudkin discovers the snack cracker on a trip to Switzerland and returns with the recipe.


1966

Margaret Rudkin officially retires from Pepperidge Farm.


2001

Pepperidge Farm, incorporated exceeded $1 billion in sales and ranks in the top 2 percent of brands worldwide in brand equity.


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