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George J. Howe Company

P.O. Box 269
Grove City,, PA 16127
Company Information:
For more than 78 years, the George J. Howe Company, also known as "Here's Howe", has been supplying fresh roasted coffee, nuts and packaged candy to customers in the Ohio Valley and eastern United States. Over the past seven decades, this family-owned and operated business has grown from a single retail outlet for coffee to one of the country's largest packagers and distributors of candy. Throughout its growth, the Howe company has cultivated a passion for quality products and exceptional service.

These values were instilled in the company's employees by founder George J. Howe, an innovative grocer who owned one of the first supermarket-type grocery stores in Pennsylvania during the 1920's. Looking for a creative promotion, Howe roasted and ground coffee in the store window, and gave away one free pound to every customer who purchased $10 worth of groceries. The popularity of Howe's fresh roasted coffee grew, and soon Mr. Howe found himself making deliveries to neighboring grocers in his Model T Ford. Eventually he sold his grocery business, rented a small building in Grove City, and devoted himself full-time to coffee roasting. The name "Here's Howe" was coined from the shout of grocers who cried "Howe's here!" whenever the familiar Model T arrived for deliveries. Mr. Howe and two employees roasted, ground and packed the coffee. They also doubled as the sales and delivery team.

In 1927, the company was incorporated, and four years later moved into a new

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