Clarence Francis
Francis oversaw General Foods with a product line that included the successful Post cereals, Maxwell House and Sanka Coffee, Log Cabin Syrup and Jell-O. After absorbing an initial $17 million loss in the frozen foods sector, Francis was able to turn a profit in this very important market. In 1942, after twelve years of research, Francis’ General Foods finally shipped their first instant coffee product, which was sent to U.S. forces overseas.

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