McCormick & Company (NYSE:MKC) is a Fortune 1000 company that manufactures spices, herbs, and flavorings for retail, commercial, and industrial markets. The company began in 1889 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. One hundred years later, McCormick moved from downtown Baltimore to the suburb of Hunt Valley, Maryland. McCormick has approximately 8,000 employees. The company is headquartered in Sparks, Maryland. Its brands include McCormick, Zatarain's (Louisiana, United States), Old Bay Seasoning (United States), Ducros (Europe), Club House (Canada), Billy Bee Honey (Canada), Schwartz (United Kingdom), Aeroplane Jelly and Keen's Mustard (McCormick Foods Australia), Thai Kitchen and Simply Asia (United States), and most recently Lawry's and Adolph's. Willoughby M. McCormick started the business in Baltimore at age 25 in 1889. From one room and a cellar, the initial products were sold door-to-door and included root beer, flavoring extracts, fruit syrups and juices.
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