Flexible. Experienced. Connected.
The perfect blend to grow your business.
We’re dedicated to providing responsive and flexible customer service. We understand the business demands our clients face today, so we work alongside your team to ensure we help meet your individual business needs.
Founded in 1867, Barbours is a family-owned business with a passion for producing and packaging high-quality food products, made from the best ingredients. We specialize in teas, spices, flavor extracts and nut butters.
We can manage your materials purchasing, production, quality control testing, R&D and logistics. Also, because of where we’re located, we can ensure the products we make get to major centers in the US and Canada on time.
Our customers tell us we’re an extension of their team. Why? Because we’re committed to the success of your business too.
From the very beginning, Barbour’s has been family-owned and operated, and proudly Canadian.
Barbours was founded in Saint John, New Brunswick, by George L. and William Barbour.
The Great Fire of Saint John. Barbours burned down and had to be rebuilt.
G. E. Barbour purchased the business from his father George Barbour.
A New York tea merchant sent samples of tea to his customers in small silk pouches. They mistakenly assume the bags are to replace their metal infusers. Unintentionally, the tea bag was born!
King Cole Tea was introduced.
The Brenan family acquired the Barbours company.
Barbours moved from Saint John to Sussex, New Brunswick.
Barbours floated their General Store down the St. John River for the Canadian Centennial.
King Cole Tea turned 100.
Barbours celebrates 150 years in business.