Mt. Olive Pickle Company, Inc. continues partnership with Make-A-Wish® Foundation

Make a Wish Mt. Olive Logo

Make A Donation Mt. Olive Pickle Company announced a partnership with Make-A-Wish® Foundation in 2020. We are honored to continue helping Make-A-Wish® fulfill its mission of creating life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We chose to support Make-A-Wish® because through its wish-granting, children are given a sense of anticipation for something positive and empowering…

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Mt. Olive Pickle ending its 60-year N.C. State Fair run

State Fair Booth

All good things must come to an end, even a flavorful 50-cent Mt. Olive pickle at the N.C. State Fair. After more than 60 years, Mt. Olive Pickle is discontinuing its participation at the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh. The company will not operate its booth this year. “This decision comes with great regret,…

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Mt. Olive Pickle Juicers Nominated for the Coolest Thing Made in NC

Coolest Thing Made in NC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:August 31, 2023 CONTACT: Lynn Williams, Public Relations Manager 919.581.3628 / lwilliams@mtolivepickles.com 130 Nominees Named for “Coolest Thing Made in NC” ContestPublic voting open for annual statewide manufacturing contest VOTE NOW RALEIGH, N.C. – Today, the NC Chamber announced the 130 nominees for its annual “Coolest Thing Made in NC” online competition. This…

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Mt. Olive Pickle marks 90th anniversary

Mt Olive 90 Year Celebration Logo

They were bankers, produce brokers, farmers, merchants, physicians, railroad men, and insurance executives. Together, they established the Mt. Olive Pickle Company in January 1926 in what they envisioned as a community stock proposition. Today, Mt. Olive is the maker of the best-selling brand of pickles, peppers and relishes in U.S. grocery stores, with distribution in…

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Mt. Olive Pickle Research Project Receives Emmy Award

Mount Olive logo with an emmy award

Earlier this year, the Nashville/Midsouth Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recognized Durham-based storytelling firm StoryDriven and the University of North Carolina’s Research Opportunities Initiative (ROI) for its video “Harvesting Clean Energy” with an Emmy award. “The competition this year was fierce – there were more than 900 entries from 131…

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Mt. Olive Pickles Announces Official Partnership with the Carolina Panthers

For immediate release: September 12, 2023 CHARLOTTE, NC – Today, Mt. Olive Pickles announces a new partnership to become the official pickle and pickle juice provider for the Carolina Panthers. “We are thrilled to be a part of this season with the Carolina Panthers and to provide our pickles and Pickle Juicers to help support…

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Mt. Olive Pickles Gives Back

Make a Wish Mt. Olive Logo

Mt. Olive Pickle Company believes a strong company can help make a strong community. It focuses on producing quality, innovative products and serving customers well. In 2023, Mt. Olive provided nearly $1.25 million in financial support and products to dozens of civic and charitable efforts. “Around 98 years ago, a group of business leaders organized…

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Mt. Olive Pickles, 96 Years Old, Honors Hometown Roots

Birthday cake with candles that say 96. green cake with pickles on the bottom. Jars of Mt. Olive products surrounding. pickle banner says Since 1926

For immediate release: January 3, 2022 MOUNT OLIVE, NC – Mt. Olive Pickle Company hit a milestone on January 2: America’s #1 best-selling pickle company turned 96 years old.  For all those years, the company has honored its hometown beginnings. Organized on January 2, 1926, the company today employs 1,000 people who pack and sell…

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Mt. Olive’s Lebanese beginnings chronicled in Our State

Shirkey Baddour Family

The spark of an idea for establishing Mt. Olive Pickle is credited to Lebanese immigrant Shikrey Baddour back in the 1920s. He saw local fields of cucumbers going to waste, and he thought there ought to be something done about that. His initial idea for a source of brinestock for other pickle companies didn’t pan…

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New Year’s Eve Pickle Drop marks the end of 2020, virtually

Pickle Drop

Updated December 30, 2020       MOUNT OLIVE, NC—In true 2020 fashion, a live, in-person New Year’s Eve Pickle Drop will not be held in Mount Olive this year. But pickle fans everywhere will still be able to watch a pickle drop come December 31. Plans are to air a 30-minute webcast that compiles…

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New Year’s Eve Pickle Drop Will Have a Different Venue for 2019

Pickle Drop

The 20th annual New Year’s Eve Pickle Drop will see a significant change this December – but only for one year. Because of a major construction project going on at the Corner of Cucumber & Vine – the location of the company’s Main Plant – the Pickle Drop will be held at the University of…

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New Year’s Eve Pickle to drop into 2018

Children with a pickle light

Mark your calendars: Mt. Olive Pickle Company, Inc.’s annual New Year’s Eve Pickle Drop will be held on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at the Corner of Cucumber & Vine in Mount Olive. At the stroke of 7 p.m. midnight – that’s 7 o’clock EST, which also happens to be midnight Greenwich Mean Time. (That way,…

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