Planters Reveals Packaging Redesign Using Less Plastic


Chicago — Hormel Foods Corp., the makers of the Planters snack nut brand, is introducing peanut-shaped, flavor-forward packaging for Planters Dry Roasted Peanuts that utilizes less plastic. 

“Our new packaging allows us to truly stand out with a unique ‘shell’ that is just as premium and satisfying as the delicious Planters Dry Roasted Peanuts housed within,” says Allie Abney, associate brand manager. “Now snack lovers can enjoy their favorite peanuts in an even better, crave-worthy bottle that puts flavor in the spotlight.”

The new 16-ounce bottles use 8 percent less plastic than previous packaging, which saves an estimated 220 tons of plastic. This packaging update is part of ongoing efforts by the company, whose packaging team’s sustainability initiatives resulted in more than 727,000 pounds in savings last year alone.