Popcorn, Indiana welcomes fall with three new flavor profiles
BY Ryan Chavis
ENGLEWOOD, N.J. — Popcorn and whole grains manufacturer Popcorn, Indiana announced three new popcorn products for fall, which include Granola Popcorn Clusters, Chicago Style popcorn and a new flavor of Drizzlecorn, Dark Fudge Sea Salt Caramel.
The product aims to offer something for all snackers:
- Granola Popcorn Clusters: A bite-size “Super Popcorn” snack combines popcorn with such ingredients as flaxseed, oats and almonds. Available in Vanilla Almond and Chocolate Coconut;
- Chicago Style: A sweet and savory popcorn mix which pairs caramel and cheese popcorns; and
- Limited Edition Drizzlecorn: A seasonal product returning in October with a new flavor, Dark Fudge Sea Salt Caramel. It will be joining three returning favorites: Black and White, Dark Fudge Chocolate Chip, and Chocolate Peanut Butter.
“As the popcorn category continues to boom, we look for new ways to delight consumers with deliciously awesome snacks that folks can feel good about,” said Hitesh Hajarnavis, CEO of Popcorn, Indiana. “Our mission has always been to expand the possibilities of popcorn, as we continue our steadfast goal of being true pioneers of popcorn,” added Hajarnavis.
CARE Pharmacies calls for nominations
LINTHICUM, Md. — CARE Pharmacies on Friday announced that it is calling for nominations for an open non-member at large board of directors seat.
“Our mission has always been to serve and represent our members well,” said Molly Carr, CARE’s current chairman of the board. “What better way to do that than to expand our leadership team’s scope and expertise.”
Potential candidates with experience in retail, specialty, finance, accounting and executive pharmacy management should go to https://carepharmacies.com/join-the-care-family/board-nominations/ to access the nomination form and nominating criteria. All submitted nominations will be reviewed by the CARE Pharmacies nominating review committee before the final elections take place at the CARE Pharmacies Annual member meeting in November, the company stated.
Jelly Belly goes pink to benefit breast cancer research
BY Ryan Chavis
FAIRFIELD, Calif. — Jelly Belly Candy Co. will dedicate packages of its Fruit Punch flavor Sports Beans jelly beans to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Jelly Belly has donated over $160,000 to the foundation since the program began in 2007.
“While October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, sales from our program contribute to the Foundation year-round,” said Rob Swaigen, VP of marketing for Jelly Belly Candy Co. “We are proud to support the cause to end breast cancer and are happy to extend our program for another year.”
The "pink ribbon" packaging includes a pledge to donate 5% of the sales of Sport Beans Energizing Jelly Beans up to $40,000 annually to the group. The packages are available in 1-oz. single-serve bags and contain 100 calories per bag.
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