Heinz went “public". Heinz expanded its operations to The Netherlands, Venezuela, and Japan. Further to that, acquisitions began to take place, of companies such as Starkist, Ore-Ida and Weight Watchers. Through these acquisitions, Heinz name was heavily reinforced in the eyes of the world. Years gone by and Heinz began placing their foot in Africa, China, West Europe, and to the Pacific Regions.