LOS ANGELES – Roll Global officially changed its name to The Wonderful Company. This strategic move will align the company’s long-standing passion for harvesting healthy and nutritious foods with the consumers it serves across America and the globe. Every year, nearly half of American households purchase the company’s wholesome, delicious and delightful products…because they’re Wonderful!
“At The Wonderful Company, we are totally integrated in our approach to farming and distribution — we grow our produce, then harvest, package and deliver to a store near you,” said Stewart Resnick, co-owner and president of The Wonderful Company. “We established this vertical structure to ensure that our quality standards are maintained at every step along the way from our orchards to your tables.”
“Consumers know us from our iconic Super Bowl commercials and viral marketing campaigns,” said Lynda Resnick, co-owner and vice chair. “Now we want the world to know the company behind some of America’s healthiest and most popular brands.”
The company’s 7,300 employees worldwide are dedicated to bringing consumers everywhere the freshest 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 #1 tree nut brand and one of the top-selling salty snacks in America
Wonderful Halos #1 mandarin orange in America
POM Wonderful #1 100% pomegranate brand in America
FIJI Water #1 premium bottled water brand in America
Teleflora #1 floral delivery service through local florists
JUSTIN Wine #1 Cabernet Sauvignon in California
As one of America’s largest and fastest-growing produce companies, The Wonderful Company continues to build upon its position as the world’s largest grower of tree nuts and America’s largest citrus grower, while leveraging its new name to unify the company’s presence in the marketplace and deepen its connection with consumers.
In addition to The Wonderful Company name change, the following operating units also have new names: Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds (formerly Paramount Farms); Wonderful Citrus (formerly Paramount Citrus); and Wonderful Orchards (formerly Paramount Farming).
GIVING BACK IS WONDERFUL
The Wonderful Company has a rich heritage of investing in the communities in which its employees live and work, specifically California’s Central Valley and Fiji. “Our company has always believed that success means doing well by doing good,” said Stewart Resnick. “That’s why we place such importance on our extensive community outreach programs, education and health initiatives and sustainability efforts. We are deeply committed to doing our part to build a better world and inspiring others to do the same.”
The Wonderful Company’s $48.4 million total charitable giving for 2015 includes community development efforts; a new comprehensive employee health and wellness program featuring two fully staffed health clinics; and educational initiatives such as scholarships, school grants, two pre-schools, arts programs, summer schools and the acclaimed Wonderful Agriculture Career Prep. An additional $25 million has been allocated toward the construction of a new campus for the Wonderful College Prep Academy, a charter school first established by the company in 2009.
The company’s robust culture of philanthropy extends to all of its employees through the Wonderful Giving program, which allows each employee to contribute from $500.00 to $1,000.00 in company funds to the nonprofit of their choosing, in addition to the company’s traditional matching gifts program. In 2014 alone, Wonderful Giving contributed more than $4 million to a diverse array of nonprofits, all chosen by employees.
The Wonderful Company has also made major investments in sustainability, clean energy and the responsible use of natural resources. It has invested nearly $25 million in advanced irrigation research and technologies; $22 million on solar installations across four facilities, with the Wonderful Halos plant boasting one of the largest solar rooftop installations in America; and $41 million in fuel cells, generating 35% of required electricity without combustion or air pollution.
In addition, The Resnick Sustainability Institute at the California Institute of Technology — made possible through Stewart and Lynda Resnick’s $30 million gift — provides a path to sustainability by focusing on the innovative science and engineering research required to develop groundbreaking technologies and solutions to global energy and climate challenges.
To read about The Wonderful Company’s core values, learn more about its history and explore its variety of products, please visit www.wonderful.com.
ABOUT THE WONDERFUL COMPANY
Headquartered in Los Angeles, The Wonderful Company is a privately held $4 billion global company dedicated to harvesting health and happiness around the world through its iconic consumer brands. The company’s 7,300 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 #1 tree nut brand and one of the top-selling salty snacks; Wonderful Halos is the #1 mandarin orange in America; POM Wonderful is the #1 100% pomegranate brand in America; FIJI Water is America's #1 premium bottled water brand; Teleflora is the #1 floral delivery service through local florists; and JUSTIN Wine has the #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.
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