The J.M. Smucker Company Renews Sponsorship With FLW

Nov 25, 2013, 12:03 ET from FLW

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FLW, the world's premier tournament-fishing organization, and The J.M. Smucker Company have announced a sponsorship agreement through the 2014 season. The sponsorship will include four of the Company's leading brands — Folgers®, Dunkin Donuts® retail coffee, Jif® and Smucker's®. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

For the eighth consecutive season Scott Suggs, the 2007 Forrest Wood Cup champion, will represent Folgers on the Walmart FLW Tour and compete out of a wrapped Ranger Z520C. Folgers will also continue to sponsor the popular "Folgers Morning Takeoff" by providing free coffee before many FLW tournaments.

"We're elated to continue our partnership with The J.M. Smucker Company," said Trish Blake, President of FLW Marketing Division. "The Company's brands are a perfect fit for the sport of fishing, and we hope to continue to build upon the success of our relationship."

"We are pleased to extend our partnership with the FLW organization and are looking forward to an exciting 2014 season," said Maribeth Burns, vice president of Corporate Communications for The J.M. Smucker Company. "The quality, variety and convenience of our brands and products complement the on-the-go, active lifestyles of professional anglers and their fans."

Smucker will receive exposure across all of FLW's platforms, including its tournaments and Expos, multiple websites, FLW Bass Fishing magazine and the Emmy-nominated "FLW" television show on NBC Sports Network. "FLW" is broadcast Sundays in high-definition (HD) to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world.

FLW is the industry's premier tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2013 over the course of 220 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport's richest payday and most coveted championship trophy – the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated "FLW" television show and is broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world. FLW is committed to providing a lifestyle experience that is the "Best in Fishing, On and Off the Water." For more information about FLW visit and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.

About The J.M. Smucker Company
For more than 115 years, The J.M. Smucker Company has been committed to offering consumers quality products that bring families together to share memorable meals and moments.  Today, Smucker is a leading marketer and manufacturer of fruit spreads, retail packaged coffee, peanut butter, shortening and oils, ice cream toppings, sweetened condensed milk and natural foods products in North America. Its family of brands includes Smucker's®, Folgers®, Dunkin' Donuts®, Jif®, Crisco®, Pillsbury®, Eagle Brand®, R.W. Knudsen Family®, Hungry Jack®, Cafe Bustelo®, Cafe Pilon®, truRoots®, White Lily® and Martha White® in the United States, along with Robin Hood®, Five Roses®, Carnation® and Bick's® in Canada. The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. For more information about the Company, visit

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