Charles Pillsbury and his relatives
bought one-third interest in a run down flourmill on the Mississippi River.
He started the business and the Pillsbury Mill made a profit the first
Millers marked the best flour with three X’s and Pillsbury marked his with four X’s to show that their flour was better. That is how they got their famous trademark, “Pillsbury’s BEST®.” Pillsbury’s giant “A” mill which is the worlds largest sent a one-day production record of 5,107 barrels on October 12, 1882. Five years later Pillsbury was the largest flour miller in the world. By 1929, Pillsbury cooking shows were on the radio.
In the 1970s, Pillsbury decided to focus entirely on food. They entered the pizza business in 1975 and today their products can be found in more than 70 countries worldwide.