17. McCain Foods
Last year’s ranking: 19 (▲ 2)
The brand has come a long way since the bespectacled kid stole Canadians’ hearts in the iconic Superfries commercial. Certainly, the path to multi-billion dollar success involved weathering some difficult conditions, including a growing distrust of frozen foods in general. But throughout it all, the globally pervasive company with down-home roots has held strong as one of the greatest business success stories in Canada’s collective narrative.