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   Hampton Farms Partners With Tanner Nut Company
by Hampton Farms
Posted: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 11:44AM EDT

Severn, NC – Hampton Farms announces the addition of Tanner Nut Company to its portfolio. Tanner Nut Co. services the gourmet/specialty market with traditional and creatively flavored nuts, including almonds, cashews, peanuts, pecans and walnuts.

Together, Hampton Farms and Tanner Nut Co. will continue to produce the same great products offered by each respective company and will also work closely to develop new unique-flavored nut products. Operations will continue in the Tanner Nut Co., Tarboro, NC facility. “We are excited about the addition of Tanner Nut Co. as they make some of the best tasting gourmet nuts around,” said Dallas Barnes, President of Hampton Farms. “The expertise Chip Penick and his team offer will help Hampton Farms to bring new and exciting products to our current retail partners as well as provide us the opportunity to enter new categories, like specialty tree nuts.”

While leading Tanner Nut Company, Chip Penick has developed a special honey-roasting process that places Tanner nuts a step above the competition. He combines various flavor-blends to complement the nut of choice, creating many unique and delicious flavor experiences. “Our team is looking forward to the possibilities ahead of us,” said Chip Penick. “Joining with Hampton Farms will allow us to better service our existing customers, while also working with the Hampton Farms team to create new products for various retail channels.”

Health conscious, American consumers are turning more often to snack nuts at all times of the day to keep energy levels elevated and hunger at bay. Nuts are naturally cholesterol free, rich in fiber and antioxidants and provide hearth-healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Hampton Farms and Tanner Nut Co. are joining forces to enable the common vision of great-tasting snacks that offer a healthy alternative to junk foods.

With this acquisition, Tanner Nut becomes a part of the Hampton Farms and Jimbo’s Jumbos group in providing snack nut products to the respective consumer markets, including retail, specialty, ingredient and foodservice.

About Tanner Nut Company
Tanner Nut Company, based in Tarboro, NC, flavors and processes peanuts, tree nuts and snack-mix products. Chip and Vicki Penick offer many years of experience in the gourmet nut category, and work to ensure every product they produce meets their high standards for quality and flavor.

About Hampton Farms
Hampton Farms, a subsidiary of Severn Peanut Company, headquartered in Severn, NC, remains family owned and devoted to producing the finest nut snacks available. With the addition of Tanner Nut Co., Hampton Farms now operates five facilities across the country and produces fresh, delicious nut snacks. Starting with the selection of only the best quality, USA-grown peanuts and tree nuts, the nuts are roasted and flavored with the highest standards for quality and taste.

Source: Hampton Farms

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