2012: Year in Review from Garrett Popcorn Shops®

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Americana Tin 2012 was a popping year! In between the introduction of new limited edition flavors like Garrett KettleCorn & The Lover’s Mix, and with the generosity of our customers, we ran charitable programs to support The HistoryMakers, A Silver Lining Foundation, and Lurie Children’s Hospital Heroes for Life program.

We celebrated the spirit of the summer games with the introduction of our Americana Tin, and fans predicted the outcome of this year’s presidential election by choosing between Democratic or Republican lids for our limited edition Election Tin.

Bart Simpson Popcorn Chicago Mix In 2012, you could find Garrett Popcorn Shops® all around town: at BMO Harris Magnificent Mile Lights Festival®, debuting our Tins the Season float in the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and at Navy Pier’s Winter Wonderfest. We reached our 63rd anniversary on September 18, and started a new tradition of celebrating the Garrett legacy with our fans.

There were a few brushes with fame as well. Fans spotted us on episodes of Dateline, Glee, Delicioso, The View, Happy Endings, How I Met Your Mother, The Steve Harvey Show, and The Conan O’Brien Show. We also had the opportunity to partner with The Simpsons for a 500th Episode Commemorative Tin and were graced with Oscar’s presence at our O’Hare Shop.

Las Vegas Popcorn Tin This December, Garrett Popcorn Shops® helped Banana Republic stores share the joy. Thousands of visitors to Banana Republic Shops in the United States and Canada were treated to a complimentary sample of The Chicago Mix. Speaking of Canada, we also started shipping The Chicago Mix to our Northern fans!

We expanded our domestic Shops in October with a move to a larger kitchen facility as well as a grand opening in Las Vegas at the Miracle Mile Shops®, Planet Hollywood. A new Las Vegas Skyline Tin was released to commemorate the occasion. We grew internationally, too, with new Garrett Shops opening in Kuwait and an announcement for our new Shop in Tokyo.

heart Garrett Popcorn Shops® would like to thank our fans and customers from around the world for a wonderful 2012. We wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous 2013!

Pop Around The World with Garrett Popcorn Shops®!

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Nov 282012

Here’s what you may have missed recently with Garrett Popcorn Shops®…

Tins the Season Thanksgiving Day ParadeIn Parades…
We took part in two parades to kick off the holiday season. On November 19 the Tins the Season float made its second appearance in the BMO Harris Magnificent Mile Parade®. During the festival, we learned that American Idol Star Colton Dixon was a fan of The Chicago Mix! We’re happy he made an appearance in the Shops.

How I Met Your Mother We handed out The Chicago Mix to fans along the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on State Street, our first year participating in this annual holiday tradition. You can relive the fun of both parades on our Facebook photo album.

On Television…
Garrett Popcorn Shops® earned a “Stamp of Approval” when our Signature Celebrate Tin made an appearance in a recent episode of How I Met Your Mother.

Watch the clip to see how Marshall uses CheeseCorn and CaramelCrisp® to score points with his boss.

27 West Jackson

Birthday Celebrations…
Our 27 West Jackson location celebrated the first year at its new location on November 14. Fans were treated to an upgrade when they whispered “Happy Birthday”.

Did you miss the fun? Don’t worry! We have another birthday coming up at 87th/Cottage Grove on December 23!

Holiday Treats…
Tins the Season to Give the Gift of Garrett! Customers in Malaysia and Singapore can pre-order tins for the holiday season. Learn more here!

Customers in the United States can start their holiday off right with Gingerbread CaramelCrisp®, available for a limited time. Online customers also receive $4.95 UPS Ground Shipping through the holidays with promo code TINS12W.