High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Van Camp's is a brand of canned beans owned by ConAgra. It has for some time been the second best selling brand of pork and beans in the United States behind Bush's Baked Beans. The brand originated in 1861 in the Indianapolis grocery store of Gilbert and Hester Van Camp, who canned fruits and vegetables for their own shop. They obtained a U.S. Army contract during the American Civil War to can and ship pork and beans to the troops. Their son, Frank, is credited with the development of the modern canned pork and beans recipe and went on to found Van Camp Seafood.