McCormick is a global leader in flavor. Founded in 1889 and headquartered in Maryland, McCormick has over 10,000 employees worldwide. We spread our passion for flavor to the entire food industry by manufacturing, marketing and distributing spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products. Our customers range from retail outlets and food manufacturers to food service businesses.
In 2012, we reported $4 billion in net sales. From locations around the world, our consumer brands reach more than 110 countries and have a strong leading position in our largest markets. McCormick is also a leading supplier of private label items, also known as store brands. Consumer business sales are driven by product innovation, effective marketing, expanded distribution and acquisitions. For the industrial business, food service customers, including multi-national restaurants and broadline food service distributors, rely on and recognize McCormick for quality and reliability. The company also provides seasoning blends, coating systems, wet flavors, compound flavors and other flavor solutions to leading food and beverage manufacturers. Our extensive research and development resources have enabled us to build strategic partnerships and deliver innovative products.
Our strategy is to increase sales and profits by investing in the business, and fueling this investment through our Comprehensive Continuous Improvement program - CCI. With a solid balance sheet and strong cash flow, we have paid dividends every year since 1925 and increased dividends annually for more than 25 years.
McCormick’s great team of employees and winning strategy have us well-positioned to continue to deliver high performance and increase shareholder value .