Dainty was created through the establishment of Mount Royal Milling & Manufacturing Co. Limited. The company’s founder was Robert Reford, a prominent figure in the industry of shipping. When MRMM was founded, Reford bought Parklyn Flour Mill and converted it to a rice mill, the first of its kind in Canada. Reford subsequently bought Thermopylae, a clipper ship, for transporting rice from South America, Spain, and the Far East.
In 1946, MRMM became Mount Royal Rice Mills Limited (MRRM) when it had its first public offering on the Montreal Stock Exchange. In the same year, MRRM created a subsidiary that adopted the name of its flagship brand for packaged rice, hence the establishment of Dainty Foods Ltd.
About twenty years after, in 1966, operations done at the Lachine mill were transferred to the newly- completed facility in Windsor, Ontario. This new mill placed the company’s operations closer to the rice fields of the United States.
Currently, Dainty’s facility in Windsor processes over 120 million pounds of rice every year. The company’s facilities and operations are consistently being updated, the most recent being the addition of Dainty’s Time-Wise™ technology. This exclusive technology reduces the rice’s cooking time by 2/3 without having to sacrifice product quality. Dainty believes that it is able to maintain its leadership in the rice industry by adopting advanced technologies and enhanced standards of quality control.
Today, Dainty Foods is one of the country’s leaders in producing rice products. Together with Robert Reford, its sister company, Dainty Foods continues to flourish and maintain its position at the top.
Dainty’s rice products include World Classics, Medium-Grain Rice, Side Dishes, Instant Rice, Long-Grain Rice, Time-Wise™ Rice and Instant Rice. World Classics include Jasmine rice and Basmati rice. Long-Grain rice includes Royal/Eagle rice and Whole-grain Brown rice. Medium Grain rices are Calrose rice and Dainty Short rice. Time Wise™ brand rice includes Time-Wise™ Parboiled rice. Side Dishes include Rice-in-a-Can. Instant Rice offers the convenience of quick-cooking rice, ready in just five minutes with the addition of water. Instant Rice is gluten-free, lactose-free, cholesterol-free and certified Kosher.
Headquarters: Montreal, Quebec
Ownership Type: Private
Employees: Information not available
Demography: Foodservice companies
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