Mt. Olive, which celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2016, is the #1 pickle brand in the U.S.
Its facilities have grown from that first acre to 150, with just over 1 million square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space. The company has a tank yard with about 1,100 fiberglass tanks with storage capacity for over 40 million pounds of cucumbers.
“Our business decisions continue to be guided by basic tenets that have served our Company well over the years: 1) provide customers with quality products, good value and superior service, 2) earn shareholders a fair return on investment, 3) be a progressive employer and 4) remain a valued corporate citizen.” So writes Company President Bill Bryan to shareholders in the 2001 annual report.
Those tenets obviously served the company well for its first 90 years, and it’s a good bet they will hold true for the next 90, too.