AG Brown’s History

Our roots, like our business, are in Atlantic Canada.

With father/son duo of Garnet Brown and his son, A.G. Brown & Sons was founded in 1958. Garnet Senior brought experience and wisdom from a 40-year career as a manufacturers’ agent. Garnet Junior, at 26, brought a youthful energy and desire to succeed and grow.

As they grew, they added manpower and depth.

A.G. Brown and Sons Limited then introduced the concept of selling with local marketing programs to source suppliers for retailers, food service operators and industrial users in Atlantic Canada. Under his direction, the firm successfully launched many brands in Atlantic Canada, which led to the presentation of the Hall of Achievement Award from the Canadian Food Brokers Association, the highest honor given amongst his peers.

A. Garnet Jr. received an Doctor of Commerce (honoris causa) by Saint Mary’s University for his dedication to his business interests, his political achievements, and his community service.

Today Garnet’s son, Jim, manages the Company, having spent over 35 years working with the Company in various senior capacities.

Jim, now at the helm, operates in the strong and successful tradition of his father and grandfather. Today, A.G. Brown and Sons Ltd. is one of the most prestigious sales and marketing companies in the food industry in Atlantic Canada.