b.a. Sweetie Candy Company, a Cleveland Ohio based wholesale distributor, has acquired the assets of the 125-year-old Humphrey Popcorn Company, a manufacturer of popcorn balls and popcorn treats. Financial terms were not disclosed.
The new Sweeties Humphrey Popcorn Company will be headquartered at the campus at 6770 Brookpark Road in Cleveland with the popcorn manufacturing kitchen remaining in Strongsville. The new company will continue to supply the hundreds of local stores throughout Northeast Ohio with the iconic popcorn treats.
“We’re really excited to add the Humphrey Popcorn brand to our popcorn portfolio which includes the All American, and Campbell’s Sweet Factory brands” stated Tom Scheiman, President of b.a. Sweetie Candy Company.
b.a. Sweetie supplies over 300 wholesale customers with candy and popcorn to the grocery, convenience, and specialty retail trade. Started in 1950, the company operates multiple locations manufacturing popcorn and confections in addition to the candy distribution from the 40,000 square foot warehouse and retail store on Brookpark Road in Cleveland.
Humphrey Popcorn Company was established in 1897 in Cleveland Ohio and has been sold in retail stores throughout North East Ohio for decades. The hybrid popcorn kernels are grown on the Humphrey Farm in Wakeman Ohio to insure the tried-and-true recipes that have been a long tradition in Northeast Ohio and across the country.
“We could not have asked for a better company to purchase Humphrey Popcorn from our family. We are confident they will be able to grow the brand while still honoring the tradition of quality product our customers have enjoyed for many years” says Joanne Lynch co-owner of Humphrey Popcorn.