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APC has compiled a comprehensive list of industry buyers and suppliers of peanut products and services.
 
US Shellers/Export Contacts
 
AMERICAN PEANUT GROWERS GROUP, LLC (APC Member)
5212 Highway 39
Donalsonville, GA 39845
Phone: (229) 524-8250
Fax: (229) 524-8220
Website: www.apgg.com
Export Contact: Terry Shamblin, President & CEO
Email: tshamblin@apgg.com
Runner-shelled
 
BIRDSONG PEANUTS (APC Member)
P.O. Box 1400
612 Madison Avenue  (23434)
Suffolk, VA  23439
Phone: (757) 539-3456
Fax: (757) 934-6846
Export Contacts:
Warren Birdsong, Vice President, Marketing
Email:  wbirdsong@birdsong-peanuts.com
Sonny Deuell, Vice-President, Marketing & Logistics
Email:  sduell@birdsong-peanuts.com
David Birdsong, Vice President Marketing & Oil/Oil Stock Sales
E-mail:  dbirdsong@birdsong-peanuts.com
Runner-shelled, Spanish-shelled, Virginia-shelled and inshell
 
DAMASCUS PEANUT COMPANY  (APC Member)
P.O. Box 526
575 Maxwell Street
Arlington, GA  39813
Phone: (229) 725-4236
Fax: (229) 725-4350
Export Contact:  Bryan Willis, Domestic/Export Sales
Email: bwillis@surfsouth.com
 
GOLDEN PEANUT COMPANY  (APC Member)
Suite 400
100 North Point Center East   
Alpharetta, GA  30022
Phone: (770) 752-8200
Fax: (770) 752-8308
Website: www.goldenpeanut.com
Export Contacts:
Alexandre Izmirlian, Vice President, Int’l. Sales 
Email: alex.izmirlian@goldenpeanut.com
Jean-Paul Bodourian,  Vice President, Sales
Email:  jean-paul.bodourian@goldenpeanut.com
Runner-shelled, Spanish-shelled, Virginia-shelled and inshell, blanched peanuts
Export Contact for Specialty Products:
Bruce Kotz, Vice-President, Marketing/Specialty Products
Email:  bruce.kotz@goldenpeanut.com
Processed peanuts, flour, aromatic oil, extract
 
JIMBO’S JUMBOS  (APC Member)
Edenton Division
P.O. Box 465
185 Peanut Drive
Edenton, NC  27932   
Phone: (252) 482-2193
Fax: (252) 482-7857
Website: www.jimbosjumbos.com
Contact: Hal Burns, General Manager
Email:  hburns@jimbosjumbos.com
Runner-shelled, Virginia-shelled and inshell, blanched peanuts, processed peanuts including salted inshell
 
JOHN B. SANFILIPPO & SON, INC.  (APC Member)
1703 N. Randall Road
Elgin, IL 60123
Phone: (847) 289-1800
Fax: (847) 289-1843
Website: www.jbssinc.com
Export Contact: Bobby Tankersley, Senior Vice President, Industrial Sales
E-mail: btankersley@jbssinc.com
 
McCLESKEY MILLS, INC.  (APC Member)
P.O. Box 98          
Highway 118 West  
Smithville, GA  31787 
Phone: (229) 846-2003
Fax: (229) 846-4805
Export Contact:  Joe West, Executive Vice-President, Sales & Operations
Email:  jwest@mccleskeymills.com
Runner-shelled
 
SANDY LAND PEANUT COMPANY, INC.(APC Member)
P.O. Box 38
229 Swains Mill Road
Harrellsville, NC 27942
Phone:  (252) 535-2679
Fax:  (252) 356-1234
James Beasley, President
Email:  beasleyfarms@hughes.net; beas@hughs.net 
 
SESSIONS COMPANY, INC.  (APC Member)
P.O. Box 31-1310  
801 N. Main Street (36330)          
Enterprise, AL  36331-1310
Phone: (334) 393-0200
Fax: (334) 393-0240
website:  www.peanutsouth.com
Export Contact: William T. Ventress, Jr., President
E-mail:  cdventress@aol.com
Shelled peanuts
 
SEVERN PEANUT COMPANY, INC.  (APC Member)
P.O. Box 710
413 Main Street
Severn, NC  27877   
Phone: (252) 585-0838
Fax: (252) 585-1718
Export Contact: Carl Gray, Jr., Sales Manager
Email:   cgray@hamptonfarms.com
Virginia-shelled and inshell. Valencia shelled, inshell.
 
SNYDERS-LANCE INC. (APC Member)
900 8TH Street         
P.O. Box 60         
Columbus, GA  31902-0060
Phone: (706) 649-6340
Fax: (706) 660-8248
Export Contact:  Ben Smith, Manager, Peanut Operations
Email:  bensmith@snyderslance.com
Runner-shelled
 
SOUTHERN PEANUT COMPANY  (APC Member)
Albert Street                      
P.O. Box 160                     
Dublin, NC 28332 
Phone:  (910) 862-2136
Fax:  (910) 862-8076
Website:  www.southernpeanutcompany.com
Contact:  David Cox, Vice-President
EmaIl:  peanutprocessors@peanutprocessors.com
Virginia shelled, inshell
 
TIFTON QUALITY PEANUTS, LLC.  (APC Member)
995 Bruce Lane
Tifton, GA 31794
Phone: (229) 387-8765
Fax: (229) 387-8766
Contact: Bill Park, CEO & President
E-mail: bpark@tqpeanuts.com
Runner-shelled
 
WILCO PEANUT COMPANY  (APC Member)
P.O. Drawer B          
3391 U.S. 281 North
Pleasanton, TX  78064-0060  
Phone: (830) 569-3808
Fax: (830) 569-2743
Website:  www.wilcopeanut.com
Export Contact:  Kurt Warnken, Vice-President, Sales
Email:    info@wilcopeanut.com
Runner-shelled, Spanish-shelled
 
CLINT WILLIAMS COMPANY  (APC Member)
A Division of Texoma Peanut Company
433 East Main Street
P.O. Box 310          
Madill, OK  73446-0310
Phone: (580) 795-5555
Fax: (580) 795-5802
Export Contact: Tony Gunter, Export Sales Manager
Email:   tony@texomapeanut.com
Runner-shelled, Spanish-shelled, Virginia-shelled and inshell, Valencia-shelled and inshell,  blanched peanuts
 
WILLISTON PEANUTS, INC.  (APC Member)
P.O. Box 606
1309 S. W. 7th Street
Williston, FL 32696
Phone: (352) 528-2388
Fax: (352) 528-5228
Contact:  John Gray, President 
Email:  jgray@willistonpeanuts.com
Runner-shelled 

Member Spotlight

  • The Virginia Diner

    An interview with Christine Epperson, President of the Virginia Diner

    APC: This year the Virginia Diner will be celebrating its 85th Anniversary

    The Virginia DinerCE: The Virginia Diner is an important part of Virginia history and there are several special events being planned to mark the anniversary.  There will be two open houses, one from April 25-27 and the major one will be from September 25-28.  We will feature our peanut products and the food for which we have become famous – chicken, ham, biscuits and peanut pie. Special guests and elected officials will be in attendance. Make plans to attend the 85th Anniversary! 

    APC: The Virginia Diner started out as a small diner in a railcar in 1929, when did peanuts become a major part of the business?

    CE: The Diner has been cooking and selling peanuts since the late 1940s.  The peanut part of the business grew out of the Diner, as travelers requested peanuts be shipped to them.  My parents bought the business in 1976. At that time, the mail order part of the business was mostly fourth quarter seasonal with everything still being done in the Diner kitchen utilizing many of the restaurant employees.  It was in the mid-1980s before we had full time staff hired for the peanut side of the business. Today, we provide sample bags of peanuts for diners in the restaurant. The Diner is a whole entity, you can’t have one without the other.

    APC: Is the mail order peanut business larger than the restaurant business, and when did this occur?

    CE: The peanut side is about 80% of our sales now.  Peanuts became a larger business in the mid-1980s. We printed our first "catalog" in 1984. Prior to that, we mailed letters with order forms and yellow envelope –sized cards with our products on them.

    APC: What kinds of peanuts do you use and what are some of your top selling products?

    Virginia Diner Peanut PieCE: We use only Super Extra Large peanuts and we have a production facility for most of our products. The salted peanuts are our best sellers, followed by the double dipped chocolate peanuts and butter toasted peanuts.

    APC: Are Virginia Diner peanuts sold nationwide?

    CE: Yes, but pockets of the business are in large metropolitan areas. We sell to resellers (particularly on the west coast due to shipping costs), internet sales, corporate gifts, home buyers and fundraising groups.

    APC: The American Heart Association has awarded your peanuts the "Heart-Check Food Certification". How has this impacted sales? 

    CE: This is very new and exciting and we are the only peanut company thus far to receive this.  There has been a lot of interest at wholesale shows, but it is too soon to tell.

    APC: Who developed your tag line, "A Legend in a Nutshell since 1929", which your firm has lived up to?

    CE: My father, now deceased, was a visionary.  He came up with the tag line, as well as first naming our product gourmet. He received a phone call from Moscow back in 1977. The ambassador wanted our Virginia Super Extra Large Salted Peanuts shipped to him for a banquet.  My father said that if our peanuts were being served alongside caviar and champagne, then by God we were gourmet! He was also the first among the peanut companies to lead the way to the world wide web.  We were on CompuServe in 1993, DOS, and then Windows 3.1.

    APC: How has APC membership helped your business?

    CE: Membership has given us a wonderful source of information. Helped us reverse the decision to keep peanuts out of the Boy Scout Jamboree in DC (where we sold).  It provides a resource for vendors and to our customers.  Membership also provides us with educational materials, and funding for the Ag schools which assist us with various projects.  And it has helped us prepare a response regarding peanut allergies in the schools when we had a school division threatening to not use our fundraiser.

    APC: Anything else you would like to add?

    GC: We are the oldest continually run roadside Diner in Virginia.

    For more information, visit: www.vadiner.com

    Virginia Diner, Inc.
    322 W. Main Street
    Wakefield, VA 23888

     

     

  • Mississippi Growers AssociationAn interview with Dr. Malcolm Broome, Executive Director, Mississippi Peanut Growers Association.