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February 29, 2024 7:07 pm

Ardagh Glass Packaging, Mt.Olive Pickle Company celebrate 50 years of partnership

MOUNT OLIVE — Ardagh Glass Packaging – North America is commemorating 50 years of partnership in supplying glass packaging to Mt. Olive Pickle Company.
From a modest beginning in 1926, Mt. Olive has grown to be one of the most loved pickle companies, manufacturing its best-selling brand of pickles, peppers and relishes from its headquarters at the corner of Cucumber and Vine in Mount Olive.
The 50-year partnership connects the largest domestic glass container supplier to the U.S. food industry with the No. 1 pickle brand in America, as determined by IRI sales data.
“Glass is the ultimate container for our products,” said Bobby Frye, President & CEO of Mt. Olive. “It retains freshness and flavor like no other, and we appreciate it’s endlessly recyclable nature. We believe our consumers appreciate those qualities, too.”
The collaboration began with Mt. Olive purchasing glass jars from AGP – North America’s Henderson glass manufacturing facility, a mere 100 miles away, helping to keep Mt. Olive’s promise to source local products and incorporate sustainable practices into its operations.
“We value our long-term relationship with Ardagh Glass Packaging,” said Frye. “As our company grew over the years, Ardagh was right there with us, helping us serve our customers and consumers with quality, innovative products. And, as a North Carolina-based company, we’ve always been proud of our connection to the Henderson facility.”
Throughout the years as Mt. Olive’s brand has grown, Ardagh Glass Packaging’s glass manufacturing facilities strategically located throughout the U.S. have provided the essential service and support necessary to meet the company’s demand for American-made glass containers.
To support Mt. Olive’s variety of products, Ardagh manufactures glass jars in a range of sizes from an 8-ounce jar to a one-gallon jug.
“Ardagh Glass Packaging cherishes its 50-year supply partnership to manufacture glass packaging that showcases and protects the flavor, freshness and integrity of Mt. Olive Pickle Company’s products,” said Darrell Wineman, Vice President, Food, Wine and Spirits for AGP – North America. “We look forward to the next 50 years of partnership.”