As we wrap up the year, I want to take a moment and thank all of our customers and team members for a GREAT year!!
Looking back at what Jody’s has done this year—we did a lot! We participated in many of the community events, starting with Polar Plunge at the Oceanfront, and ending with the Dickens Towne in Norfolk. In between, we traveled to Northern Virginia for Craft Shows, Washington DC for the Metro Cooking Show, the State Fairgrounds for the State Fair and many other spots!
We helped many schools and community groups all over the country raise funds— the biggest sale took place in Louisiana—a school sold OVER 3500 bags of popcorn to raise over $9000 profit to use for its projects!!
We were thrilled to be part of many of our customers’ special events- weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs, graduations, and birthdays! In December, our popcorn even played a small part in a wedding proposal on stage at the Sandler Center during the Virginia Beach Chorale Christmas Show!
In 2014, we added several new flavors—Rich Maple, Peppermint Crunch and Toffee.
As we head into 2015 we are working on savory flavorings- if our fans have any suggestions, we would welcome them!
Our wholesale side of the business grew nicely, as we added retail stores as far away as Alaska, Maine, Southern California and Key West. We even added distribution in parts of Canada! In addition, we increased our private label distribution throughout many parts of the USA, helping other retailers sell popcorn under their label.
While 2014 has been great, I am even more excited about 2015! We are starting it off with a bang—offering great specials online and in our store—up to 50% off Chocolate Drizzle on the web, and in-store: free small popcorn bag with the purchase of any bottle of wine!
In January I will be attending the Atlanta Gift Show (Options Showroom) and the Dallas Gift Show (3 Gentry’s Showroom) , and our popcorn will be proudly presented by Bruno & Co. at the Philadelphia Gift Show! There are more shows coming in February!
The entire Jody’s Team joins me in wishing you and your family a happy and healthy 2015!!!
Thank you for all of your support this year, and stay tuned for a POPPING 2015!