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2013-12-05 12:25:51

National Museum of American History Goes Nuts for Marketing Icon WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An early 20th-century Mr. Peanut figure will come to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History as part of an initiative to tell the story of American marketing. Made of cast-iron, the figure adorned a Planters' factory fence post and was donated to the museum by Kraft Foods. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131205/DC28123) The brand icon was...

2013-10-30 08:33:41

HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco Plastics, a division of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) offering a diverse line of blow molded, thermoformed, injection molded and extruded plastics packaging, won first place for its PET blow molded package for Planters(®) peanuts in the advanced food packaging applications category of the first annual Parts Competition at the Society of Plastics Engineers' 29(th) Annual Blow Molding Conference. (Logo:...

2013-09-27 16:25:24

America's Peanut Farmers To Give Away Action-Packed Vacation ATLANTA, Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- If you feel the need to get re-energized, America's peanut farmers have a solution. Today marks the beginning of the "Energy to Burn" sweepstakes, giving peanut fans across the nation a chance to win a vacation and hundreds of other prizes. The program, focused on all things energy-related, is sponsored by the National Peanut Board and co-presented by Hampton Farms, Planters and...

2013-08-15 16:22:45

Planters Launches a Campaign to Highlight the Health Benefits of Peanuts with Voice of Actor Bill Hader NORTHFIELD, Ill., Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Peanuts are known to be a delicious snack, but not many know that the peanut is a strong and mighty legume, despite its size. Planters, America's leading snack nut brand, is launching a campaign to remind people that peanuts - with seven grams of protein and six essential nutrients - are actually quite powerful. (Photo:...

2013-07-01 16:24:13

Planters introduces Bill Hader as the voice of Mr. Peanut through an integrated campaign featuring new Planters NUT-rition(TM) Sustaining Energy Mix NORTHFIELD, Ill., July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Planters, America's leading snack nut brand, announces that its beloved icon, Mr. Peanut, has a new voice. Emmy Award nominated actor and former "Saturday Night Live" star, Bill Hader, will lend his distinct voice to the beloved spokespeanut in a new series of digital radio...

2012-12-26 12:20:33

NORTHFIELD, Ill., Dec. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On December 29, the Navy Midshipmen and the Arizona State Sun Devils will be taking the field for a lot more than just a bowl title. They'll be taking the field in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, the only bowl game dedicated to raising awareness about hunger in the United States. The game, which will be broadcast LIVE on ESPN this Saturday, is in its third year. "Kraft Foods Group and Mondelez International (the global snacking and...

2012-09-17 10:25:33

ATLANTA, Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nicholas Disanto of Florida is the grand prize winner of a fuel-efficient 2012 Ford Focus in the Peanuts: Energize Your World sweepstakes of the National Peanut Board. Also named as a top prize winner is Kathleen Pagac, whose family will receive a trip to Six Flags Over Georgia, $500 and plenty of long-lasting memories. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120917/CL75446 ) Of the more than 1.3 million entries from across the nation, Disanto...

2012-04-18 06:24:31

EAST HANOVER, N.J., April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In the last several years, a lot has changed in the lives of men. In fact, a recent survey from Planters, America's favorite snack nut brand, found that men are grocery shopping more (88 percent), taking care of household chores more (86 percent) and are more involved in child care (82 percent). Additionally, they're taking steps to stay healthy by starting to exercise more (62 percent) and choosing healthier snacks (53 percent). The modern...

2012-04-03 02:28:22

HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For Planters, America's favorite snack nut brand, sustainability has been a core part of its business for some time. In order to reduce Planters' impact on the environment through packaging changes, the brand turned to Hartsville, S.C.-based packaging and sustainability leader Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies. In conjunction with the launch of the "Naturally Remarkable" campaign in 2011, Planters...

2012-03-08 13:30:00

ATLANTA, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Who couldn't use a little more energy? That's the message behind "Energize Your World," a new promotion launching in March in celebration of National Peanut Month. Throughout the spring, consumers will have the opportunity to win a 2012 Ford Focus and hundreds of other prizes. "Peanuts have more than 30 nutrients and phytonutrients and are packed with more energy boosting protein than any nut," said Raffaela Marie Fenn, president and managing...