Bumble Bee Foods, LLC is a formerly American company that produces canned tuna, salmon, other seafoods, and chicken. The company is headquartered in San Diego, California, United States. The brand is marketed as Clover Leaf in Canada. It is now owned by the British private equity firm Lion Capital. 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. Columbia River Packers merged with Dole into Castle & Cooke. Since the middle 1980s, Bumble Bee Foods has gone through a number of ownership changes, beginning with Castle & Cooke's sale of Bumble Bee in a leveraged buyout to management in 1985.
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