At its Annual World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress in San Diego, the International Nut and Dried Fruit Council (INC) awarded The Wonderful Company its Golden Nut Award. This honor is the top international recognition that can be bestowed upon a company and acknowledges quality and leadership in the sector.
“We are honored to receive the Golden Nut Award, which represents excellence in the nuts and dried fruit industry,” said Stewart Resnick, chairman and president of The Wonderful Company. “This award recognizes that our brand Wonderful Pistachios and Almonds, in partnership with INC, continues to serve as a leader in researching and promoting the health benefits of nuts and providing consumers with wholesome, nutritious real foods.”
The Wonderful Company has dedicated significant resources towards research and development and sustainability practices, including digital mapping to more effectively monitor the growth and health of crops and the creation of pistachio “super trees,” which provide 30 percent more yield with no increase to irrigation.
The Wonderful Company continues to enjoy success within the nut industry, serving as a market leader. A newly released Nielsen Harris Poll EquiTrend Study examining shopping habits for 100,000 consumers found that Wonderful Pistachios were recognized by Millennials and Boomers as “on the way up” and in the Top 10 amongst 2,500 brands surveyed.
About The Wonderful Company
Headquartered in Los Angeles, The Wonderful Company is a privately held $4.8 billion global company dedicated to harvesting health and happiness around the world through its iconic consumer brands. The company’s 7,800 employees worldwide are dedicated to bringing consumers everywhere the freshest, most wholesome pistachios, almonds, citrus and pomegranates; bottling the finest water and wines; and creating colorful bouquets that are sure to touch the heart. This commitment is reflected in the company’s market share: Wonderful Pistachios is America’s No. 1 tree nut brand and one of the top-selling salty snacks; Wonderful Halos is the No. 1 mandarin orange in America; POM Wonderful is the No. 1 100% pomegranate brand in America; FIJI Water is America's No. 1 premium bottled water brand; Teleflora is the No. 1 floral delivery service through local florists; and JUSTIN Wine has the No. 1 Cabernet Sauvignon in California.
The Wonderful Company’s connection to consumers has health at its heart and giving back in its DNA. The company has a long-standing commitment to corporate social responsibility, including more than $100 million invested in environmental technologies and sustainability research, nearly $50 million in charitable giving and education initiatives in 2015 alone, $30 million toward the construction of a new charter school campus in California’s Central Valley, and innovative health and wellness programs.
To learn more about The Wonderful Company, its products and core values, visit www.wonderful.com.
About Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds
Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds is the world’s largest vertically integrated pistachio and almond grower and processor. Located in California’s fertile San Joaquin Valley, our operation delivers more than 450 million pounds of nuts globally each year. Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds supplies both industrial and retail customers, offering high-quality, consistent supply and adherence to rigorous food safety standards. Our nuts can be found in stores nationwide under the flagship retail brands of Wonderful Pistachios and Wonderful Almonds.
About The International Nut and Dried Fruit Council
The International Nut and Dried Fruit Council (INC) is the world’s umbrella organization representing the interests of the global nut and dried fruit industry. INC is the international source of information about nuts, dried fruits, health, nutrition, food safety, statistics, government standards and government regulations regarding trade barriers and quality standards. Its members include nearly 700 nut and dried fruit sector companies from over 70 countries.
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