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Daniel F. Gerber

Gerber Products Company

1917 - 1945

Food & Tobacco

1910 b. 1873
Born-Died1873 - 1952
BirthplaceMichigan (MI)
FatherHead, Same Company
Era - 1910

Gerber created the baby foods market as well as the company’s advertising campaign - the “Gerber Baby,” a symbol that became world-famous. By 1973, Gerber was the world’s largest supplier of baby foods with sales of $278 billion. Gerber also added non-baby food products to the company’s line including lotions, vaporizers, toys, and Gerber Babyware, an extensive line of shirts, socks, crib sheets, and other baby gear.