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How long has the Hellman's company been in business?

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As of 2015, the Hellmann's company has been in business for 110 years. The founder of the Hellmann's company was a German immigrant named Richard Hellmann, who sold the company's first mayonnaise product in New York City in 1905.

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How long has the Hellman's company been in business?
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With the help of his grandmother's recipe, the proceeds from the sales of Richard Hellmann's mayonnaise were profitable enough for him to open a factory in 1912 for mass production. Just a year later, Hellmann created the blue ribbon logo to assist consumers in identifying his products. In 1932, Best Foods Inc. acquired Rich Hellmann's company, resulting in Hellmann's-branded mayonnaise being sold east of the Rockies while the Best Foods brand is sold in the West.

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