Sonoco Opens Display and Packaging Facility in Bentonville, Ark.

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HARTSVILLE, S.C., May 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today opened its new Display and Packaging office in Bentonville, Ark., which will provide point-of-purchase displays and fulfillment services. The Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce hosted a grand opening ceremony at the new facility this afternoon.

Jeff Tomaszewski, vice president of Sonoco Display and Packaging, said, "Not only is Sonoco Display and Packaging a provider of award-winning displays and fulfillment services, but we're also able to execute with the speed and scale demanded by large CPGs and retailers like Walmart that work and do business here and globally. With this new sales and design office, we're able to provide responsive local service and expertise."

Bryan Perry, account manager for the Bentonville office, added, "Sonoco will help customers improve speed to market and reduce costs, because we handle design, manufacturing and pack out in-house for national retailers like Walmart and Sam's Club."

See photos from the grand opening ceremony at https://app.box.com/s/trppaiqemlu27zx5l1ev. For more information on Sonoco Display and Packaging:

About Sonoco

Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging and packaging supply chain services. With annualized net sales of approximately $4.9 billion, the Company has more than 19,900 employees working in 335 operations in 33 countries, serving many of the world's best-known brands in some 85 nations. Sonoco is a proud member of the 2013/2014 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. For more information on the Company, visit our website at sonoco.com.

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