Ganong History and Timeline
Since 1873 the Ganong family and friends have put their heart and soul into the chocolate confectioner's art, an art never lost. The special skills in making quality confectionery have been passed down throughout the generations in the small town of St. Stephen, New Brunswick.
Did you know?...
- Ganong Bros. Limited is Canada's oldest candy company; founded in 1873.
- Ganong's largest sales volume is from boxed chocolates.
- Ganong Bros. has offices in St. Stephen, Moncton and Toronto.
- Ganong currently exports to USA and United Kingdom.
- Head office and manufacturing facilities are located in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada
- Ganong employs approximately 400 people.
Four Generations of Ganong
James Ganong (left)
Gilbert W. Ganong (right)
In 1873 James Harvey (B 1841 - D 1888) and Gilbert White Ganong (B 1851 - D 1917) founded Ganong Bros. Limited in St. Stephen, NB. In 1884 the partnership was dissolved. James expanded into a successful soap production and Gilbert maintained the candy company known as Ganong Brothers.
(B 1877 - D 1960) President of Ganong Bros., Limited 1917-1957
Fresh out of university, he entered the family business alongside his uncle Gilbert. Having a life-long fascination with chocolate, Arthur proved himself a sharp business man and outstanding manager. Arthur was famous for eating three pounds of chocolate every day.
(B 1906 - D 2000) President of Ganong Bros., Limited 1957-1977
Whidden began his career in Ganong's hard candy room. He served as factory superintendent before becoming President in 1957. Whidden's extensive knowledge of production made him a stickler for quality. He is best remembered for his unwavering commitment to his employees and the community.
David A. Ganong
President of Ganong Bros., Limited 1977-2008
David's accomplishments and awards are far too numerous to list in their entirety. A graduate of the University of New Brunswick (BA) and the University of Western Ontario (MBA), David became president of Ganong Bros. in 1977, a position he held until 2008. David currently holds the position of Chairman at Ganong.
Contact & Order Information
Ganong Bros. Limited
One Chocolate Drive
St. Stephen, NB
Canada, E3L 2X5