Kretschmar Deli Sends Sweepstakes Winners to Nashville for Country Music Experience of a Lifetime

LISLE, Ill., June 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kretschmar® Premium Deli Meats & Cheeses delivered a legendary experience for the winners of its CMA Music Festival Sweepstakes. Three grand prize winners and their guests were treated to an exclusive three-night stay in Music City to enjoy the best of country music.

The winners, Jeremey P., Shaun A., and Sam M., enjoyed a week filled with talented artists, stellar performances and lasting memories at the CMA Music Festival. Their prize package included hotel accommodations, air travel, spending cash, tickets to the all-star concerts at Nissan Stadium and access to a meet and greet with Kretschmar Country Music artist Easton Corbin. Kretschmar provided tickets to the CMA Music Festival through its partnership with the Country Music Association.

“Kretschmar is amazing, it has been the country music trip of our lives,” said Shaun A. “We were able to do things we never dreamed of, like meet Easton Corbin and see the best acts in country music.”

The sweepstakes was part of Kretschmar’s CMA Music Festival sweepstakes, which began earlier this year. Along with Easton Corbin, rising country music stars Ruthie Collins, Kelleigh Bannen and Natalie Stovall partnered with Kretschmar as brand ambassadors and have been involved with Kretschmar public relations and marketing activity throughout 2016, including a private concert held during the CMA Music Festival. The ongoing promotion includes song downloads on the Kretschmar Facebook page, radio remote appearances and local concerts.

"Our Kretschmar Country campaign has been a tremendous success," said Michael J. Sargent, Sr. Brand manager, Kretschmar Deli. "Through our partnerships with the Country Music Association and our Kretschmar Country artists, we've been able to offer our fans and retail partners one-of-a-kind experiences. We're delighted to see our sweepstakes winners have such a wonderful time at the festival."

Additionally, five first-prize winners will receive a Kretschmar branded Banjo and 250 second-prize winners will receive a Kretschmar Country Music gift pack that includes Kretschmar coupons, guitar picks, and Kretschmar Country artist hero cards.

For more information on Kretschmar or Kretschmar Country, please visit and Song downloads are available while supplies last.

Kretschmar is a brand of Smithfield Foods.

About Kretschmar
Kretschmar Premium Deli Meats & Cheeses has meant quality since 1883. Our hams are made with a unique hardwood smoking process. Kretschmar poultry and beef are hand-trimmed using the finest cuts. Our full line of Off-The-Bone deli meats are delicately sliced from the leanest, most tender cuts. And our premium Wisconsin cheeses repeatedly win in competitions world-wide. Try the Legendary Taste of Kretschmar today.

About Smithfield Foods
Smithfield Foods is a $14 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Nathan's Famous®, Farmland®, Armour®, Cook's®, John Morrell®, Gwaltney®, Kretschmar®, Margherita®, Curly's®, Carando® and Healthy Ones®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit

About CMA
Founded in 1958, the Country Music Association was the first trade organization formed to promote a type of music. In 1961, CMA created the Country Music Hall of Fame to recognize artists and industry professionals with Country Music's highest honor. More than 7,450 music industry professionals and companies from around the globe are members of CMA. The organization's objectives are to serve as an educational and professional resource for the industry and advance the growth of Country Music around the world. This is accomplished through CMA's core initiatives: the CMA Awards, which annually recognize outstanding achievement in the industry; the CMA Music Festival, which benefits music education and is taped for a three-hour TV special; and "CMA Country Christmas," featuring Country artists performing original music and Christmas classics. All of CMA's television properties will air on the ABC Television network through 2021.

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Source:Smithfield Foods