Crosby’s Molasses is a molasses importing and exporting company based in Atlantic Canada. Started in 1879 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, the company is now headquartered in Saint John, New Brunswick.[1]

Crosby’s Molasses
Founded1879; 145 years ago (1879)
FounderLorenzo George Crosby
Area served
Atlantic Canada

In March 2023, Crosby’s received a $800,000 investment from the provincial and federal governments.[2]

History edit

Crosby’s, originally established in 1879 by Lorenzo George Crosby, began as a grocery business in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. At the age of 20, Lorenzo ventured into the importing and exporting industry, where he exported fish and lumber to the West Indies. In return, he received barrels of valuable, fancy molasses, thus laying the foundation for Crosby’s Molasses.[1] This molasses would be distributed to retail businesses across Eastern Canada.[3]

Lorenzo later moved in 1897 to Saint John, New Brunswick, where his business remains today.[4] Initially moving to Nelson street, he later relocated to what is now Rothesay Avenue in 1911 to allow for more space.[3]

In 2021, Crosby’s Molasses partnered with a local newcomer centre to recruit immigrants to Saint John with a job.[5]

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Crosby's Molasses". 23 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Investments aim to help Saint John company increase production". (Press release). Government of New Brunswick. 17 March 2023.
  3. ^ a b "Sticky, sweet Crosby's Molasses, a kitchen staple for 143 years". Atlantic Business Magazine.
  4. ^ "Crosby's".
  5. ^ "Crosby Molasses and newcomers centre team up to connect immigrants with jobs". CBC.