Vitamix Sales Growth Spurs Expansion
Oregon resident wins national Jelly Belly
Sweeps to run the company for a day
CLEVELAND—Due to a substantial growth in sales, Vitamix announces
a 33,000 square foot increase in their shipping, manufacturing and
warehouse facilities, and 7,000 square feet of additional office space.
The expansion includes additional production lines, a completely new
shipping area, an expanded warehouse and additional offices for new
employees, and represents Vitamix’s commitment to meet the needs of
the company’s global growth due to tremendous increase in consumer
and retailer demand.
The entire project
will be completed by
“As a company, we
are experiencing over
40 percent growth
year-to-date versus 2009. We do not feel this is just a spike in sales,
but a sustained growth pattern based on consumer demand. Because of
the strong word of mouth appeal of our brand, the increased awareness
of eating healthy and our strong positioning as the leading brand used
commercially, this growth trend will continue,” said Dan Koch, Vitamix
National Sales Manager.
For more information, contact Vitamix at 1-877-848-2649, or visit
FAIRFIELD, CALIF—Bend, Oregon resident, Lisa Calorino
won the national Be the Jelly Belly Big Bean sweepstakes,
announced Jelly Belly Candy Company. She and her family
will travel to Fairfield, Calif., where she will join 4th generation
candy man Herman Rowland, Sr., for a day at the helm of Jelly
Belly Candy Company.
This “sweet” job is accompanied with a “paycheck” bonus prize
of $10,000, hotel accommodations in San Francisco, and a
rental car to transport the “Big Bean” around town while she
serves as Jelly Belly Candy Company’s acting president.
“What a hoot! It is like a wonderful reward to visit the Jelly Belly
factory during our never-ending rollercoaster of life’s journey.
How exciting,” said Calorino. She plans to travel to Jelly Belly
with her husband, Clark, and son, Eulind.
Upon arriving at Jelly Belly, Calorino will inspect the factory,
taste new flavors in development, work on promotional
concepts at the executive offices, and generally experience
life at the top. Calorino will also get a unique chance to
represent Jelly Belly at a local charity, proving that running
a company is just as much about giving as it is receiving.
The online contest gave contestants an inside look at the
workings of a candy plant and tested their ability to handle
the pressure of running a candy company.
Watch for updates on Calorino’s day at Jelly Belly on
Facebook at Facebook.com/JellyBelly. For additional
information contact Jelly Belly at 800-522-3267 or visit
booth design. The winners will be announced at the invitation-only gia
dinner on Sunday, March 6.
All of the products submitted for the gia award will be displayed at the
show in the Discover Design Gallery on the exhibit floor.
The International Home + Housewares Show features 2,000 exhibitors
and attracts more than 60,000 attendees. For 2011, the show will
include co-location with The Travel Goods Show. To register for a show
badge or for more information, please visit www.housewares.org.
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Discover Design category to debut at 2011 International
Home + Housewares Show