• Kraft Foods Inc. owns planters peanuts. Heres more background info: -Founded in 1906 (incorporated in 1908), the Planter's Company began in 1896 as a small fruit stand business created by an Italian immigrant named Amedeo Obici (born in 1876 in the small town of Oderzo near Venice, Italy). In 1918 Planters first advertised in the Saturday Evening Post magazine. In 1942, the Mr. Peanuts billboard first appeared in New York's Time Square (returned in 1999). -In 1961 Standard Brands purchased Planters Peanut and Chocolate Company -(Nabisco merged with Standard Brand in 1981). In 1962 Planters introduced Dry Roast Peanuts (1985 for Honey Roasted). In 1997 Mr. Peanut appeared in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. In 1999 Mr. Peanut became the "official snack" of NASCAR. -Currently, Planters Peanuts is a subsidiary of Kraft Foods North America, Inc. in Glenview, IL 60025. sources:

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