Highland Packers was founded by the deJonge Family in 1958. Dutch immigrants John, Benny and Mike deJonge came to Canada and settled down in Stoney Creek. After several years of living in Canada, the family decided to start a business of their own.
Highland Packers offered slaughtering services to a number of cattle breeders in the area. Soon, the brothers’ business began to develop a reputation for providing highly skilled, extremely reliable and impeccably clean service. Because Highland Packers is also a retail butcher store, the business also catered to a large part of the European ethnic groups in the area. Soon, the business was recognized as a genuine meat specialist. High class consumers sought out Highland Packers for premium quality meat products offered at a fair price.
Over the years, Highland Packers’ has undergone a number of changes in different aspects of the business. For instance, the company started catering to different ethnic groups aside from European immigrants. The company’s products grew to include lamb, poultry, and pork. They also started processing their own bacon, as well as different kinds of deli meats and premium Angus beef. Its stores also began operating a deli section, a produce section, a bakery and a grocery section.
Today, Highland Packers continues to be recognized as a respected processor and wholesaler of meat products. The company continues to offer custom slaughter services for businesses or for individuals. It also offers several preparation programs like cutting, trimming, ageing and packaging. The company adheres to strict guidelines provided by the provincial government. For more than 45 years, the company has been supplying Stoney Creek, as well as neighboring areas, with premium-quality meat products.
Highland Packers now operates a retail store, the Highland Country Markets. This retail store offers customers comfortable shopping in a spacious and welcoming environment. Highland Country Markets offers the freshest meats and produce, as well as baked goods and grocery items.
Headquarters: Stoney Creek,Ontario
Ownership Type: Private
Employees: Information not available
Demography: Foodservice operators, retail food consumers