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4482
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Citizens of Mt. Olive are puzzled by the boycott of the Mt. Olive Pickle Company by the Farm Labor Organization Committee, an Ohio-based labor union. The company is the town's civic and business backbone and appears to be a good employer. It offers wages that average over $10 an hour; hires minorities (17 percent Hispanic and 49 percent black) but no migrant labor; and buys all cucumbers from union and nonunion farmers. Many townspeople feel the company is being made a scapegoat.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 58 Issue 2, Feb 2000, p12-13, il
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6758
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After selling their cucumbers to the big produce markets, farmers in Wayne and Duplin Counties were always left with a number of small, crooked ones that wouldn't sell. In the early 1920s, Lebanese immigrant Shickrey Baddour hit upon the idea to soak them in brine and make pickles. By 1925, his company was packing 6,000 cases of pickles a year. That was the start of the Mt. Olive Pickle Company, which today is the largest independent pickle company in the country. Mt. Olive pickles are number one in the Southeast and the second best-selling pickle in the United States.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 72 Issue 3, Aug 2004, p110-112, 114, 116-117, il Periodical Website
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15478
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The Mount Olive Pickle Company began in 1925 in an effort to utilize some of the surplus crops of that section and it has been growing ever since. The company employs seventy-five people and fills 25,000 jars a day. Overall, it turns out about three million jars a year. Wallace gives an overview of the process from picking to packing.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 3 Issue 30, Dec 1935, p9, 20, f
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Record #:
15590
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Johnson describes the workings of two pickle packing companies in North Carolina that have captured almost all of the state's pickle market--Mount Olive Pickle Company of Mount Olive and Cates Pickles of Faison. The two companies are located less than eight miles apart in the heart of the state's tobacco, soybean, pepper, and cucumber country. Nationwide the pickle market generates over $1 billion, and the two companies work hard at getting a slice of it.
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Business North Carolina (NoCar HF 5001 B8x), Vol. 7 Issue 10, Oct 1987, p32-36, 39, il, por Periodical Website
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29128
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The town of Mount Olive has been in the pickle industry for 91 years. Mt. Olive Pickle Co. is a market leader in the growing pickle industry and has refused to be absorbed into larger corporations or divisions. The company is also looking for more ways to expand overseas.