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Sunday Stories | Golden Circle, A Brisbane Brand

The iconic Golden Circle cannery was founded in 1946 and then established at Northgate, Brisbane in 1947. Golden Circle initially produced around 40,000 tonnes of canned pineapple annually, in addition to some canned fruit salad, tropical fruit chutneys and fruit juice cordials.

The company remained Australian owned until the Kraft Heinz takeover bid was finalised in 2008. Golden Circle pineapple products now account for only 24% of the company’s total product range!

Golden Circle canned pineapple label, c 1947, courtesy Queensland State Archives.