Blue Runner Foods, Inc., canner of Blue Runner Creole Cream Style beans, was founded in 1918 by Mr. Pierre Chauvin. Beginning behind his home, at 21 years of age he started Union Canning Factory canning figs and blackberries. In 1946 he teamed with Mr. C. A. Englade forming Gonzales Products Co., Inc., and a new facility was built at the present location in Gonzales, Louisiana. In 1950 using a recipe from his grandmother, Mr. Chauvin began canning Creole cream style white navy beans and later added the now famous Creole cream style red beans. In 1993, Mr. Richard Thomas purchased Gonzales Products Co., Inc., and changed the name to Blue Runner Foods, Inc. Blue Runner Foods, Inc. currently cans many different items including: Cream Style Red Kidney Beans, New Orleans Red Beans, Creole Cream Style Navy Beans, New Orleans Navy Beans, Pinto Beans with Jalapenos, and Black Beans.