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Colman's
Colman's
is an English manufacturer of mustard and other sauces, based at Carrow, in Norwich, Norfolk. Presently an operational division of the multinational Unilever
Unilever
company, Colman's
Colman's
is one of the oldest existing food brands, famous for a limited range of products, almost all varieties of mustard.

Contents

1 History 2 Closure 3 Colman's
Colman's
Mustard shop and museum 4 Publicity 5 Product range (21st century) 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

History[edit] In the early 1800s, Jeremiah Colman
Jeremiah Colman
began making mustard at a water mill near Norwich
Norwich
in the village of Bawburgh. To create a tangy flavour, he blended brown mustard (Brassica juncea) with white mustard (Sinapis alba).

Stoke Holy Cross
Stoke Holy Cross
Mill was the home of Colman's
Colman's
mustard from 1814 to 1862

Jeremiah founded Colman's
Colman's
of Norwich
Norwich
in 1814, at the Stoke Holy Cross mill on the River Tas, four miles south of Norwich.[1] In 1823 he took his adopted nephew, James, into the business which became J. & J. Colman.[1] In 1851 J.J. Colman took over the business.[1] By 1865 production had transferred to a large factory at Carrow Road
Carrow Road
on land at Thorpe Hamlet, bought from the Norfolk
Norfolk
Railway to the south of Norwich,[1] where the firm still operates today. From 1855 the firm introduced its distinctive yellow packaging and bull's head logo, and in 1866 was granted the Royal Warrant as manufacturers of mustard to Queen Victoria.[1] Her Majesty's household still uses Colman's
Colman's
today. The Colman family's pioneering achievements in social welfare are part of Norwich's history. In 1857 a school was opened for the employees' children,[1] while in 1864 the firm employed a nurse to help sick members of staff—a social revolution at the time.[1] From 1896 Sir Jeremiah Colman
Jeremiah Colman
became chairman.[2] In 1903, the firm took over rival mustard maker Keen Robinson & Company,[1] through which it also acquired the Robinsons barley water and baby food business.[3] The purpose of the acquisition was to reduce competition within the mustard business.[3] By 1909 the company employed 2,300 people.[3] Keen's
Keen's
production was moved from London to Norwich
Norwich
in 1925.[3] Together with Reckitt, the company acquired French's, the American mustard manufacturer, in 1926 for £750,000.[3] In 1938 it merged with Reckitts and Sons of Hull to form the Reckitt & Colman household products conglomerate.[1] From 1997 to 2001, Colman's
Colman's
were the main sponsors of Norwich
Norwich
City Football Club. The Colman's
Colman's
part of the business was demerged in 1995 and Colman's became part of Unilever
Unilever
UK Ltd.[1] As well as mustard, it applies its name to condiments, sauces and other foodstuffs. Reckitt and Colman engaged in aggressive cost-cutting as it prepared to sell the brand, getting rid of the agronomy department, which had looked after plant breeding and seed development.[4] Colman's
Colman's
is one of the British icon brands sold around the world through a network of distributors managed by Unilever
Unilever
International based in Leatherhead, UK. and Singapore. Colman's
Colman's
maintains links with Norwich. The founding family are commemorated in street names such as Colman Road (part of the A140 inner ring road), on which is situated Colman's
Colman's
First and Middle Schools. In addition, the Colman House residence at the University of East Anglia
East Anglia
is named after the company and Jeremiah Colman. Closure[edit] In January 2018, it was announced that Colman's
Colman's
were to leave its base in Norwich
Norwich
where the condiment has been produced for 160 years and would move its production to Burton-on-Trent
Burton-on-Trent
and Germany.[5] Colman's
Colman's
Mustard shop and museum[edit]

Colman's
Colman's
Mustard Shop & Museum in The Royal Arcade, Norwich
Norwich
UK.

Schools' display cabinet showing ingredients for Colman's
Colman's
manufacture which was produced between 1900 and 1939, on display in Colman's Mustard Shop & Museum.

The Mustard Shop traded in Norwich
Norwich
from 1973 to April 2017. The shop was originally opened in Bridewell Alley.[1][6] In 1999, the shop was relocated to Norwich's art nouveau Royal Arcade. Norwich
Norwich
Heritage Economic & Regeneration Trust took over the shop in 2009, making it both a retail operation and tourism attraction.[7] ; it closed in April 2017. Publicity[edit] In the 1920s Dorothy L. Sayers
Dorothy L. Sayers
worked on their account and media slogans such as "Come on Colman's, light my fire" appeared in the late 20th century. Sayers was employed by S. H. Benson, her collaboration with artist John Gilroy resulted in "The Mustard Club" for Colman's Mustard.[8] Product range (21st century)[edit]

Colman's
Colman's
English Mustard 50g Colman's
Colman's
English Mustard 100g Colman's
Colman's
English Mustard 170g Colman's
Colman's
English Mustard Squeeze 150g Colman's
Colman's
French Mustard Colman's
Colman's
Hot Dog Mustard Colman's
Colman's
Mustard Powder Colman's
Colman's
Wholegrain mustard 150ml Colman's
Colman's
Dijon mustard
Dijon mustard
150ml Colman's
Colman's
Mild Mustard 300ml Colman's
Colman's
Condiments Colman's
Colman's
Pour overs Colman's
Colman's
Dry Sauces Colman's
Colman's
Special
Special
Sauces Colman's
Colman's
Mustard Shop & Museum's Exclusive mustards[9]

See also[edit]

Food portal

List of mustard brands

References[edit]

^ a b c d e f g h i j k Colman's
Colman's
History Archived 8 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine. ^ "History". University of Cambridge. Retrieved 21 March 2015.  ^ a b c d e "The Emergence of Modern Marketing" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 August 2014. Retrieved 21 March 2015.  ^ "BBC Food – How English mustard almost lost its name". BBC Food. Retrieved 21 March 2015.  ^ " Colman's
Colman's
to leave Norwich
Norwich
base after 160 years". BBC News. Retrieved 4 January 2018.  ^ " Colman's
Colman's
Mustard Shop and Museum – Visit Norfolk
Norfolk
– E&A Details". Visit Norfolk. Retrieved 26 July 2011.  ^ " Norwich
Norwich
Heart Annual Report 2009/10" (PDF). Retrieved 21 March 2015. [permanent dead link] ^ Barbara Reynolds. Dorothy L. Sayers: Her Life and Soul. NY: St Martin's Griffin, 1997. P. 164-165 ^ "Food & Drink, Our Exclusive Mustards". Mustardshopnorwich.co.uk. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Colman's
Colman's
(mustard).

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Mill Mustard shop to shut? News item The Stoke Holy Cross
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