Brian Giunta - Nuttin’ to It

At just 29, Brian Giunta is the senior vice president of Krema Nut Company, the oldest peanut butter company continuously operating in the United States and a unique part of Columbus’ history since 1898.

Giunta’s father purchased Krema in 1992 and after graduating from the University of Dayton with a degree in Business Management, Brian returned home to work in the family business. “I’ve worked in nearly every job at Krema,” Giunta proudly confirms.

Giunta’s Internet savvy also placed Krema among the first Columbus businesses with national reach via the web. Yet, even with national clientele and a plethora of buy-out offers from large competitors, Krema continues as one of Columbus’ best-kept secrets and Giunta affirms that Krema will continue as the “mom-and -pop shop” its customers love. “Generations of customers have come to Krema their whole lives,” says Giunta. “These customers are my inspiration, they are the reason I come to work every day and try to create the highest quality products on the market.”

Although the giant cashews are Giunta’s favorite, Krema is best known for its all-natural peanut butter. “Our nuts are roasted by hand,” says Giunta. “We believe that our old-fashioned values are what keep our customers coming back.”

A new treat for customers of Krema is their super tasty lunch menu that offers an incredible selection of premium PB&J’s and hand-dipped shakes that’ll turn any adult into a happy child, and any child into, well … just plain happy.

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