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CNN Today

One of the Best Tupperware Saleswoman in History Still Thriving

Aired January 5, 2000 - 1:49 p.m. ET

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.

NATALIE ALLEN, CNN ANCHOR: The world of Tupperware on the Worldwide Web? You bet. This cultural icon of the '60s is thriving in the information age, but that doesn't mean Tupperware parties are a thing of the past -- far from it.

Reporter Boyd Hupert (ph) of affiliate KARE introduces us to one of the best Tupperware saleswomen in history.

(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)

BOYD HUPERT, KARE REPORTER (voice-over): It is said that every 2.2 seconds, someone on Earth starts a Tupperware party.

LENORE UTERMAN, TUPPERWARE SALESWOMAN: It's wonderful. It's a wonderful product.

HUPERT: For Lenore Uterman (ph), it's Tupper time.

UTERMAN: This has been in our line for a while. But, see, inside this, too, give it a little hold cup.

HUPERT: An average of four times a week, Lenore winds up with a plastic pitch.

UTERMAN: The tops in here just keep in the refrigerator -- the seal.

HUPERT: Lenore thinks a lot of Tupperware, and apparently Tupperware thinks a lot of Lenore.

UTERMAN: And those three clocks I got from Tupperware, and the China cabinet.

HUPERT: The refrigerator, the microwave and the washer and dryer, all gifts from Tupperware.

UTERMAN: And this dining room set.

HUPERT: This TV, that TV, this one, these two, five more in here house and 10 she gave away came from Tupperware.

UTERMAN: Oh, we've been to Hawaii about three times.

HUPERT: Her bedroom set, two pianos, two grandfather clocks, and just about everything else in her house, save her husband Mac...

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: A riding lawn mower and a three-wheeler.

HUPERT: ... came from Tupperware too.

Worldwide, nearly a million people sell Tupperware. One of the best is right here in Minnesota. Here name is Lenore Uterman, and it's hard to Tupper top her.

Boyd Hupert, KARE 11 News, St. Cloud.

(END VIDEOTAPE)

ALLEN: That's nice to know. Her husband's a lucky man.

LOU WATERS, CNN ANCHOR: Yes, and you can't have too many TVs either.

ALLEN: No, that's true.

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