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Charles W. Post

Postum Cereal Company, Limited

1896 - 1914

Food & Tobacco

pre-1900 b. 1854
Born-Died1854 - 1914
BirthplaceIllinois (IL)
FatherOwner, Small Business
Era - pre-1900

Having been inspired by a drink served at the Kellogg brothers’ sanitarium, Post developed an entire line of grain-based products including such famous cereal brands as Grape Nuts and Bran Flakes. Post played a pivotal role in the development of the cereal market, and at the turn of the century, his company was considered to be one of the fastest growing.