Food Collections

British Columbia Sugar Refining Company


Features selected documents from the British Columbia Sugar Refining Company fonds housed at the City of Vancouver Archive, Vancouver, British Columbia.

The British Columbia Sugar Refining Company, Limited (commonly referred to as BC Sugar) was founded in 1890 by Benjamin Tingley (B.T.) Rogers, an American whose family had a history in the sugar refining trade. The Company ended in 2008 when it was merged with its sister company, Lantic, to form Lantic, Inc. Over the course of its life, the Company invested in or created various ancillary operations in the sugar trade including the Alberta-based Canadian Sugar Factories, Ltd, the Manitoba Sugar Company, the Vancouver-Fiji Sugar Company, Ltd, and the Ozama Sugar Plantation in the Dominican Republic. The BC Sugar Refining Company joined the US Sugar Association as an Associate member in 1978.

This collection contains internal Sugar Association documents from the 1980s-90s regarding US and Canadian sugar company strategies around attitudes toward sugar and resultant policy formulation; annual BC Sugar Company reports; corporate employee communications; BC Sugar publications; meeting minutes; and contracts.

Dates: 1940-1993

Rights: Items may be protected by copyright and are made accessible for fair use purposes, including criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and/or research. For other uses, please contact the City of Vancouver Archives.