It was a humble beginning – just a young man’s idea that you would like Peanuts better if they were removed from their shells and husks, blanched and salted….and how right he was! Amedeo Obici and Mario Peruzzi, another Italian like himself whom he had persuaded to be his business partner, had great vision and ambition that has resulted in Planters Peanuts being known and loved around the world today.
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Obici and his friend Mario Peruzzi founded Planters Peanut Company.
(The complete story is that Planters was founded in Wilkes-Barre, PA… however, since this is a foundational story, it could still prove to be relevant from a historical premis.)