For over 100 years our fruit spreads and spices have graced kitchen tables
Since 1896, Polaner has produced products of exceptional quality created to fit your lifestyle. In every jar of Polaner, you’ll find ingredients bursting with flavor.
Find your favorite
The wide variety of original Polaner jams, jellies, preserves and marmalades are sure to please everyone in the family.
Polaner All Fruit products are made with fruit and sweetened only with great tasting fruit and fruit juice. They have always been gluten free, with no high fructose corn syrup, and are now Non-GMO Project Verified.
Our Polaner Sugar Free with Fiber options are a good choice for those watching their sugar intake without sacrificing any of the flavor.
And don’t forget the Polaner line of ready to use spices. Our spices are always convenient to keep on hand, use at a moments notice and add to any recipe. There’s no mess, no chopping and no sacrificing flavor.
Max Polaner and his wife Lena started preserving fresh fruits and picking fresh vegetables sometime before the turn of 1900. Back then, the Polaner operation was a room next door to their fruit and vegetable store at 370 Bank Street in Newark, New Jersey.
Once Max and Lena saw how quickly customers were falling in love with their jellies, preserves, sauerkraut, pickles and other goods they were sell as a “side business,” they began selling their wares through other Newark stores. Soon, this husband and wife team’s reach was moving beyond neighborhoods of Newark and extending into the “high-quality” food stores throughout New York and New Jersey metropolitan area.
In 1910, the business moved to larger quarters at 328-330 South Sixth Street where ten employees (including two salesmen) continued to help build the Polaner brand. As business continued outward to stores some 100 miles away, so did the need for even larger facilities with a larger workforce.
In 1928, a new shop was built at 233-239 Morris Avenue, Newark where thirty employees were welcomed as the latest members of the Polaner family. Customer demand grew steadily during the next forty years. An even larger facility was needed to keep up with the baby-booming families of the post World War ll generation. After carefully researching the facilities of other leading “preserving plants” in the United States, Polaner decided to modernize its capabilities.
In 1968, a new building was constructed on eight acres of land in Roseland, New Jersey. Through two expansions in 1972 and 1978, this site grew into an incredible 80,000 square foot facility, which is still in use today.
In 1986, under the leadership of Leonard Polaner, grandson of Max & Lena, Polaner introduced the newest innovation in the preserve category – Polaner® All Fruit®. Sweetened only with fruit and fruit juice, Polaner All Fruit exists as a naturally sweetened, quality product and has become a staple in America’s homes. Fueled by the popularity of its famous, “Don’t DARE Call It Jelly” TV advertising campaign Polaner is truly one of America’s favorite fruit brands.
Hundreds of employees nationwide are dedicated to the production and distribution of Polaner prodcuts, though we are a modern company in every respect, Polaner products are still made by remaining true to our humble beginnings….just the way Max and Lena would have wanted it.
About B&G Foods
Based in Parsippany, New Jersey, B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE: BGS) and our subsidiaries manufacture, sell and distribute high-quality, branded shelf-stable and frozen foods across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. With our diverse portfolio of more than 50 brands you know and love, including B&G, B&M, Cream of Wheat, Green Giant, Las Palmas, Le Sueur, Mama Mary’s, Maple Grove Farms, Mrs. Dash, New York Style, Ortega, Pirate’s Booty, Polaner and Victoria, there’s a little something for everyone. For more information about B&G Foods and our brands, please visit www.bgfoods.com.