Sweet Potato Passion
Our sweet potatoes are sourced out of Arkansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, Alabama and Oklahoma. We supply to the retail, food service and the industrial markets worldwide.
Bright Harvest has been performing a plant wide sustainability program, which addresses risks and opportunities unique to the sweet potato industry. This process reduces harm to the environment, consumes less energy and natural resources; which overall influences our corporate performance in a positive manner.
History of Bright Harvest Sweet Potato Co
1967 -The Clarksville, Arkansas Sweet Potato Plant began producing sweet potato products
under the Kim’s brand label in Clarksville Arkansas.
1982 - Chef Francisco purchases plant and brand label. Products now marketed under Kim’s
and Chef Francisco label.
1991 - Heinz/Ore-Ida purchases plant and brand labels. Products are now marketed under the
Kim’s, Bright Harvest and Ore-Ida labels.
1997 - McCain Foods purchased a big part of Ore-Ida Foods from Heinz and McCain Foods
became responsible for the sales and marketing of Bright Harvest Sweet Potatoes.
1998 - Heinz begins to consolidate Ore-Ida functions into Heinz Pittsburgh and placed Bright
Harvest Sweet Potatoes under, first the Weight Watchers Division and then, the Heinz
Sales and Marketing group.
1999 - Kerr Industries purchases plant and brand labels. Thus, the beginning of the Bright
Harvest Sweet Potato Company.