John and Sam, From The Editor
Duke’s Mayo Brings Bold,
New Look To Retail Shelves

Duke’s Mayonnaise is an iconic regional brand with loyal fans across the South. When a product is this well-known, you don’t just get up and make big changes. However, that’s exactly what C.F. Sauer, owner of the brand, is doing. While the company isn’t changing the recipe or the flavor of the mayo, it is making a major change in the product’s packaging.

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