Castle & Cooke Exchanges Ownership in Hawaiian Tuna Packers for Columbia River Packers Association

Castle & Cooke exchanges ownership in Hawaiian Tuna Packers for 12% interest in Columbia River Packers Association, producers of Bumble Bee® Seafood.

Bumble Bee Foods, LLC is a North American brand of canned tuna, salmon, other seafoods, and chicken. The brand is owned by Connors Bros. LP of Markham, Ontario, Canada, but is headquartered in San Diego, California, United States. The brand is marketed as Clover Leaf in Canada.

The Bumble Bee company began in 1899 when seven salmon canners in Astoria, Oregon formed the Columbia River Packers Association.The Bumble Bee brand was introduced in 1910.

The company formerly ran a cannery in Astoria, the Samuel Elmore Cannery, which had been designated a National Historic Landmark. The deteriorating structure was later slated for demolition, and the facility burned in 1993. Today the company has canneries in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico and Santa Fe Springs, California.