L.H. Hayward & Company Acquires Baton Rouge-Based D’Agostino Italian Specialties

L.H. Hayward & Company, 96-year-old packager of the popular Camellia Brand of beans, peas and lentils, has acquired D’Agostino Italian Specialties, LLC, a Baton Rouge-based company that produces handmade air-dried pastas and small-batch sauces, as well as supplies the finest olive oils, balsamic vinegars and Italian specialties directly from Italy. L.H. Hayward & Company will…

Camellia Brand Expands Nationwide Distribution Through Partnership Shamrock

Camellia Brand Expands Distribution western United States For the first time in its 96-year history, Camellia Brand’s high-quality beans, peas and lentils will be available in the western United States. Food service customers will be able to obtain the brand’s 19 varieties of premium, non-GMO products through the Denver division of Shamrock Foods Company, one…

Camellia Names Ryan Shepherd Executive Chef

Camellia Brand is excited to announce Louisiana native Ryan Shepherd as executive chef.  “We could not be more thrilled to have the incredibly talented Chef Ryan Shepherd join the L.H. Hayward & Company family as we look at the future of research and development for both Camellia Brand and Gulf Coast Blenders,” said Vince Hayward,…

Camellia’s Iconic Red Kidney Beans to be Available on Food Lion Shelves

Camellia Brand beans, peas and lentils, is expanding the distribution of their best-selling, iconic Red Kidney Beans to Food Lion groceries. New Bean Variety at Food Lion The company’s non-GMO certified, 100 percent U.S.-farmed red beans will accompany a variety of other Camellia Brand beans, peas and lentils on Food Lion shelves in more than 1,000 Food Lion…

Camellia Brand Expands Products on Sam’s Club Shelves

Camellia Brand has expanded its products in Sam’s Club stores to include the new 4-pound Large Lima Bean pack size. New Sam’s Club Location Camellia Brand’s non-GMO certified, 100 percent U.S. farmed, gluten-free beans will be in 14 Sam’s Club stores throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Camellia originated in New Orleans in 1923 when L.H. Hayward…

Camellia Brand Expands Distribution Products to Food Lion Stores

Camellia Brand is widening the distribution of three types of beans to Food Lion groceries this fall. A selection of the company’s non-GMO certified, 100 percent U.S.-farmed beans will arrive on shelves in more than 1,000 Food Lion stores at the end of November. “The addition of our large lima beans, pintos beans and blackeye peas to Food…

L.H. Hayward & Company Acquires New Orleans-Based Gulf Coast Blenders

L.H. Hayward & Company, 95-year-old packager of the popular Camellia Brand of beans, peas and lentils,has acquired Gulf Coast Blenders, a New Orleans-based company that produces a wide array of dry ingredient blends and mixes for some of New Orleans’ most famous restaurants. L.H. Hayward will take over operations for Gulf Coast Blenders effective immediately. The…

Camellia Brand Expands Distribution in Dallas Market

Camellia Brand Expands Distribution in Dallas Market Camellia Brand is adding five new types of beans to two large retailers in the Dallas market this fall. A wider selection of the company’s non-GMO certified, 100 percent U.S.-farmed beans will be on shelves in Tom Thumb and Albertsons by the end of September. The addition of…

Camellia Brand Forges Partnership with Award-Winning Chef Alon Shaya

Camellia Brand Forges Partnership with Award-Winning Chef Alon Shaya Camellia Brand, is pleased to announce it has named James Beard Award-winning chef and philanthropist Alon Shaya as brand ambassador. Shaya is proud to use Camellia Brand’s premium products to create flavorful meals that bring individuals and communities together. “We couldn’t have found a better partner…

Camellia Beans enshrined at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum

A new exhibit about the history of Red Beans in New Orleans debuts at the SoFAB Museum The Southern Food & Beverage Museum is the new home of “Red Bean City,” an exciting exhibit on the history red beans in New Orleans by Camellia Brand that opened on August 3, 2017. Red Bean City, an…