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Our History

Discover Our Best Days
 
1898
J.H. Kellogg and W. K. Kellogg develop first corn flake and start to commercialize cereal products for patients at the Battle Creek Sanatorium.
1906
The Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company by the name of ‘Kellogg’s’ is founded by W.K. Kellogg.
1914
Kellogg's® cereals start selling in Canada.
1916
Kellogg's® All-Bran® is first made and sold.
1922
Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company becomes Kellogg Company, and its cereals are sold in the United Kingdom (UK).
 
1923
Kellogg's® cereals are sold in South Africa for the first time.
1924
Kellogg’s® opens offices in the UK and Australia.
1928
Rice Krispies® are invented.
1930
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation – a philanthropic organization – is founded.
 
1933
The characters Snap!™, Crackle!™ and Pop!™ appear for the first time in Rice Krispies® advertisements.
1938
Kellogg’s® opens its first factory in Europe (Manchester, UK).
1949 
A manufacturing plant is opened in Springs, South Africa.
1951
W.K. Kellogg dies at the age of 91.
1952
Kellogg's® introduces Frosties®, the product on which Tony the Tiger® appears.
1969
The Kellogg Company was honored to provide breakfast for the legendary Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins during their groundbreaking Apollo 11 trip to the moon.
1986
Kellogg's® opens new headquarters in Battle Creek, Michigan (USA).
1994
Kellogg India opens its first manufacturing plant in Mumbai, India.
1997
We opened the W.K. Kellogg Institute for Food and Nutrition Research — where food scientists, nutritionists and engineers transform wholesome grains and other ingredients into great-tasting and good-for-your-family foods.
 
1999
Kellogg's® acquires the Worthington Foods group – a vegetarian foods producer.
2001
Kellogg's® acquires the Keebler® Foods Company, the second largest producer of biscuits and crackers in the USA.
2005
Kellogg's® products are manufactured in 17 different countries and marketed in more than 180 countries around the world.
2006
The Kellogg's® Company celebrates our 100-year commitment to nutrition, health and quality.
 
2007
Kellogg's® is named as one of 'The World's Most Ethical Companies' by Ethisphere magazine. In South Africa, Kellogg's® is judged as one of the top ten most trusted brands in the local Brand Trust Index™ survey, and Kellogg's® South Africa receives a Guinness World Record for the world's largest bowl of cereal.
2008
Kellogg's® acquires the United Bakers Group, a leading Russian producer of crackers, biscuits and breakfast cereals. Kellogg's® also acquires Navigable Foods a biscuit manufacturer in China.
2012
Kellogg's® welcomed Pringles® to its family of beloved brands, strengthening the company’s competitive position in global snacks. Through the acquisition of the Pringles® brand, Kellogg's® is now the world's second-largest savory snacks player. Pringles® are sold in more than 140 countries and are available in more than 80 flavors.
 
2015
Kellogg India opens its second manufacturing plant in Andhra Pradesh, India
2016
Kellogg India commissions its first R&D centre. The centre develops breakfast products for India and other emerging markets in ASPAC region
2016
Kellogg India introduces Pringles to the country to establish its ‘snacking portfolio’
Today
We’re proudly upholding the values W.K. Kellogg instilled more than 100 years ago — but now we’re doing it in 180 countries across the world. We still provide you and your family better breakfasts that lead to better days, and we flake corn the same way W.K. Kellogg did back in 1898. It just tastes better that way!