National Peanut Month may almost be over, but some local peanut stores are still celebrating.
Williamsburg-area peanut stores, including the Peanut Shop and Whitley’s Peanut Factory, have had promotions and sales all month long
Whitley’s spokeswoman Victoria Revell said National Peanut Month is the company’s “Super Bowl.”
“It’s a time of year we look forward to because we can give back to our customers by giving promotions and celebrating peanuts which is what our company is founded on,” Revell said.
Whitley’s is giving 10 percent off on all online and phone orders, as well as a free half-pound tub of milk chocolate-covered Virginia Peanuts.
The Peanut Shop is offering all products at 25 percent off.
All deals end March 31.
Revell said there is a much higher demand for peanuts during National Peanut Month because the company offers promotions.
According to Peanut Shop and Smithfield Foods spokesman Thomas Darden, the company sees a 25-percent lift in March sales compared to January and February.
“It’s sort of ironic that National Peanut Month is in March, when no peanuts are being grown,” Darden said. “But we’d like to think our sales increase is due to National Peanut Month — or the lead-up to Easter.”
Both companies also send National Peanut Month catalogs to their customers.
Visit the Peanut Shop online or at 414 Prince George St. in Williamsburg.