Jun 202017

Garrett Popcorn Shops, a Molise PR client, was most recently included in a last minute Father’s Day Gift Guide at Lenox Square Shopping Center on Atlanta’s NBC affiliate, 11 Alive. Check out the full segment by clicking the photo below:

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May 112017


Give a gift that gives back this Mother’s Day. Garrett Popcorn Shops®, Making Moms Happy Since 1949, announces the keepsake Spring Tin design and the Garrett® Spring Collection, with 10 percent of sales* going to Infant Welfare Society, an organization that ensures barrier-free access to services and provides a multi-service healthcare home to some of Chicago’s neediest children and their families.

The Garrett Spring Collection features hot air-popped, lightly glazed Garrett Popcorn fully enrobed in four new, premium Belgian White Chocolate recipes: Strawberry, Orange, Lime and traditional White Chocolate. These indulgent and naturally flavored recipes are available in Shops and online:

  • Keepsake Spring Tin –1 Gallon Spring Tin filled 50/50 with CaramelCrisp® and any one Belgian White Chocolate recipe for $34.95, plus shipping for online orders.
  • The Spring Collection Gift Box –Four clear Half Quart Tins in a decorative Gift Box, each filled with one of the four Spring Collection recipes for $34.95, plus shipping for online orders.

“Given the success of The Garrett Spring Collection Gift Box which we launched in time for Easter, we are excited to expand our Belgian White Chocolate options both for Mother’s Day and this worthy cause through our Garrett Cares initiative,” says Chef David Funaro, Vice President, Lead Chef for Garrett Popcorn Shops.

“Garrett Popcorn Shops is an incredible partner to Angel Family Health, our wonderful Auxiliary and to our patients,” says Michelle Di Benedetto, Vice President of Institutional Advancement of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago. “Angel Family Health depends on the generous support of corporation, foundation and individual partners to help us ensure that hundreds of patients who would ordinarily go without healthcare services are able to access vital services.”

In Chicago, Shops are located at: 625 North Michigan Ave., 151 North Michigan Ave. (Millennium Park), Navy Pier (food court), 26 West Randolph St., 4 East Madison St., 27 West Jackson Blvd., 737 East 87th St., O’Hare International Airport, in Terminals 1 and 3, Citigroup Center at 500 West Madison St. (2nd floor), Water Tower Place at 835 North Michigan Ave. (Level 7), and in Schaumburg, at Woodfield Mall’s Grand Court.

For more information or to place an online order, visit www.GarrettPopcorn.com or call 1-888-4-POPCORN.

For more information on Infant Welfare Society visit www.infantwelfaresociety.org.

*Infant Welfare Society promotion period April 28 – May 21, 2017. U.S. sales only, up to $20,000.

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Apr 062017




Garrett Popcorn Shops@, A Chicago Tradition and Molise PR client, celebrates National CaramelCrisp Day by honoring generations of its loyal fans on Thursday, April 6 (National Caramel Popcorn Day, aka National CaramelCrisp Day!)

In Shops – Mention “National CaramelCrisp Day” and receive a complimentary Small Bag of CaramelCrisp with any Garrett Popcorn purchase*.

Online-only at GarrettPopcorn.com – Receive complimentary shipping on any 1 Gallon Tin design of CaramelCrisp when you use the code Caramel at check out.

*Complimentary Small Bag with purchase is limited to one per customer.

FOX 5 Las Vegas celebrated the day with some Garrett Popcorn on air! Check out the clip below:

In the press:

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Mar 102017

Garrett Popcorn Shops visits CBS 46 Atlanta Plugged In for National Popcorn Lover’s Day. Jaclyn brought a full spread featuring secret family recipes, handcrafted in old-fashioned copper kettles for more than six decades!

Visit their location at Atlanta’s Lenox Square Mall or online at GarrettPopcorn.com


Feb 022017


Garrett Popcorn Shops® Announces the New Sweetheart Mix

The Perfect Coupling for Valentine’s Day  

Decadent White Chocolate CaramelCrisp® pairs with sweet Simply StrawberryTM
for a match made in heaven

In a grand, romantic gesture, Garrett Popcorn Shops®, a Chicago Love Story Since 1949, introduces its newest recipe, The Sweetheart MixTM just in time for Valentine’s Day.

“The Sweetheart Mix is a love affair between our premium White Chocolate CaramelCrisp® and seductive Simply StrawberryTM ,” says Chef David Funaro, Vice President, Lead Chef for Garrett Popcorn Shops. It is a deliciously novel gift for that special someone.”

Enjoy The Sweetheart Mix in a variety of handcrafted options including but not limited to:

  • Keepsake Tins – Available in Shops and online: 1 Gallon ($36.95) and 2 Gallon ($73.95) Signature Tin designs including the festive Signature Pink Tin and Signature Platinum Tin.  Prices do not include online shipping.
  • Delectable Bags – Available in Shops: Stop into any Garrett® location and enjoy The Sweetheart Mix in any resealable bag size. Prices start at $5.25 for a small bag and go up to $24.50 for a jumbo bag.
  • Sweetheart Mix Bundles – Available online only. Featured bundles include the Valentine Bundle, the perfect gift combining both the new and the classic, featuring a 1 Gallon Signature Pink Tin of Garrett Mix® and a 1 Quart Signature Pink Tin of Sweetheart Mix for $46.95 plus shipping. For a full list of bundles, click here.

The Sweetheart Mix is available January 20 – February 14* online and at all Garrett Popcorn Shops. For more information and to place an online order from Garrett Popcorn Shops, Chicago PR client, in the United States and Canada visit www.GarrettPopcorn.com or call 1-888-4-POPCORN.

*The Sweetheart Mix will be available at Chicago O’Hare International Airport Terminal 1 and 3 from January 27 – February 9 only.

In the press:

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Feb 022017



Garrett Popcorn Shops®, A Chicago Tradition Since 1949 and a Molise PR client, celebrated National Popcorn Day by honoring generations of its loyal fans on Thursday, January 19. Guests who visited any of the Chicago locations received a complimentary upgrade of world famous Garrett Mix® from a Medium to Large Bag*. Online shoppers also had the opportunity to purchase a special $29.95 price on a One Gallon Signature Blue Tin of Garrett Mix, with complimentary shipping included when using code THANKYOU17 at check out.

To celebrate, Garrett friends at WDIV Detroit snacked on some Garrett Mix on air. Check out the clip by clicking the photo below:

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ABC 7 Chicago also had a tasty treat waiting for them to celebrate National Popcorn Day.

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Nov 232016


Deck The Halls and Ring in the New Year with Gourmet Gifts Available In Shops And Online


Tis the season of bright Copper Kettles, warm woolen mittens… and holiday gifts that leave a delicious, lasting impression. Garrett Popcorn Shops®, a Holiday Tradition Since 1949, has unveiled their limited time holiday recipes handcrafted in old-fashioned copper kettles and their festive new Gift Wrap Tin design.

Garrett and their variety of Holiday Bundles and Gift Sets are Where Joy Gathers this holiday season and are available now through Saturday, December 31 at www.GarrettPopcorn.com and in Shops throughout the United States.


A sampling of handcrafted options include:

  • Milk Chocolate CaramelCrisp®: This limited time holiday recipe features a half and half mix of Garrett Popcorn’s signature CaramelCrisp® recipe combined with crispy, CaramelCrisp® kernels fully enrobed in premium milk chocolate. Available in Shops in all Bag sizes and all Tin designs and sizes; or online in any 1 or 2 Gallon Tin design. A 1 Gallon Tin costs $47 plus shipping.
  • Happy Holidays Bundle: A 1 Gallon Signature Holiday Red & Green Tin of Garrett Mix® (a world famous combination of sweet CaramelCrisp® and savory CheeseCorn) and a matching Quart Tin featuring the new limited time recipe, Peppermint & Dark Chocolate CaramelCrisp®, online only, $47.95 plus shipping.
  • Keepsake Holiday Tins: Selections include the all-new Gift Wrap Tin, Signature Holiday Red & Green Tin, Signature Platinum Tin (also perfect for New Year’s Eve) and the Garrett Snowflake Tin. Available in Shops and online, prices range from $28 for a 1 Gallon Tin to $205 for a 6.5 Gallon Tin plus shipping.
  • Gift Great. Do Good. Garrett CaresTM Charitable Tins: 
  • Gift For the Art Collector: Give the limited edition Hebru Brantley Tins designed by internationally renowned artist Hebru Brantley. 15 percent of sales benefit Chicago Children’s Choir, available in Shops and online in 1 Quart and 1 Gallon sizes.
  • Gift that Keeps Giving: Help fight hunger with the Feeding American® Tin design. 10 percent of sales benefit Feeding America® and its nationwide network of food banks, available in Shops and online in 1 Quart and 1 Gallon sizes.


Guests can also choose from other Signature Recipes, all of which are handcrafted in small batches throughout the day, including CaramelCrisp®, CheeseCorn, Buttery, Plain, Almond CaramelCrisp®, Pecan CaramelCrisp® and Cashew CaramelCrisp®.

For the complete list of holiday options and to place an order from Garrett Popcorn Shops in the United States and Canada visit www.GarrettPopcorn.com or call 1-888-4-POPCORN. 






Nov 142016

Garrett Popcorn Shops®, a Molise PR client, is partnering with internationally renowned, Chicago-based artist Hebru Brantley to create two extraordinary Tin designs inspired by and benefitting the youth that are shaping the world today. Garrett® will donate 15 percent of the proceeds from the limited edition Tins to the Chicago Children’s Choir, a multiracial, multicultural choral music education organization.


Hebru Brantley breaks down the walls of cultural boundaries and tells stories using youthful characters and their adventures as the subjects of his art. First inspired by the empowering murals of the Afro Cobra movement that lined the walls of the South Side of Chicago in the ‘60s and ‘70s, Brantley looks to offer the same hope and optimism to the nation’s youth in a more engaging manner.

“Garrett Popcorn Shops and Chicago Children’s Choir are institutions spanning six decades,” comments Brantley. “I’m excited to share my work with the families and communities that both organizations have so passionately served for generations.”

The Chicago Children’s Choir engages 4,400 children annually, and empowers singers to bridge cultural divides and become ambassadors of peace in their communities. With programs in 79 Chicago schools, 10 after-school neighborhood programs, an ensemble for boys with changing voices and the internationally-acclaimed Voice of Chicago, the diversity of Chicago Children’s Choir reflects the cultural landscape of the city. The Choir proudly serves its community with frequent performances throughout Chicago.

“The pieces that Hebru Brantley created for Garrett Popcorn Shops are a treasure in more ways than one,” says Josephine Lee, Chicago Children’s Choir’s President and Artistic Director. “The funds raised through this initiative will help our mission to inspire and change lives through music.”

The limited edition Tins are now available in Shops and online at www.GarrettPopcorn.com in any recipe. A One Gallon Hebru Brantley Tin costs $36 when filled with Garrett Mix®, which blends the sophisticated sweetness of CaramelCrisp® with the savory goodness of CheeseCorn; or $15.95 for a One Quart Tin of Garrett Mix (minimum 12 Quarts required for online purchases).  For collectors who seek both Tin designs, a Hebru Brantley Tin Bundle featuring a One Gallon Tin of Garrett Mix and a Quart Tin of Buttery is $51.95.  (Shipping not included in prices.)

“Food, music and art are key ingredients in any culture,” says Scott Schroeder, Chief Brand Officer, Garrett Popcorn Shops. “This partnership is a perfect alignment for our Garrett Cares charitable program.”

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Oct 142016




Limited Time Only Recipes Available Just In Time For Football Season

Garrett Popcorn Shops®, “A Chicago Tradition Since 1949,” and a Chicago PR Firm client, kicks off their new limited time Buffalo Ranch Mix just in time for ultimate football season snacking, available online only through Tuesday, November 22.

Garrett Popcorn Shops’ Buffalo Ranch Mix features the ultimate match up of two limited time recipes: Buffalo CheeseCorn, featuring freshly-melted, sharp cheddar cheese, buffalo sauce, a hint of cayenne pepper and a pinch of salt; and Buttery Ranch, featuring the classic Garrett® Buttery recipe enhanced with buttermilk ranch.

The Buffalo Ranch Mix is available for purchase online only in any Tin design, priced for small gatherings around a big screen TV, or large parties at your local tailgate: $33 for a One Gallon; $60 for a Two Gallon; $88 for a 3.5 Gallon; $141 for a 6.5 Gallon; and $152.95 for a Shorty Pack featuring 12 One Quart Tins; plus shipping.

Fans also have the option to split the Buffalo CheeseCorn and Buttery Ranch recipes to enjoy them side-by-side in any Tin design and size (excluding Quart Tins) for the same pricing.

Also available online only at GarrettPopcorn.com, show your loyalty with Garrett Popcorn’s Game Day Rivals Tin, a Two Gallon Signature Blue Tin filled with the world famous Garrett Mix®, a combination of CaramelCrisp® and CheeseCorn, on one side, and Buffalo Ranch Mix on the other for $49.95.

For more information and to order the limited time Buffalo Ranch Mix recipe in the United States and Canada visit www.GarrettPopcorn.com or call 1-888-4-POPCORN.

Check out Jeanne and Melissa at WCIU You & Me This Morning snacking on some of the limited-time deliciousness below:

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Oct 122016


Ten percent of Signature Pink Tin sales will be donated to A Silver Lining Foundation benefitting the Buy A Mom A Mammogram® program 

Garrett Popcorn Shops®, “A Chicago Tradition Since 1949,” and a Chicago Public Relations client, is once again partnering with its fans and A Silver Lining Foundation (ASLF) to join the fight against breast cancer as a part of it charitable initiative, Garrett CaresTM.

For the seventh consecutive year, Garrett® will donate 10 percent of Signature Pink Tin sales, in Shops and at GarrettPopcorn.com, to ASLF during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The funds support ASLF’s Buy A Mom A Mammogram® program, and the mission to ensure that socioeconomic status does not affect an individual’s ability to obtain information, timely cancer screening and diagnosis of breast cancer.

“To date, Garrett Popcorn Shops has raised more than $76,000 for ASLF thanks to the generosity of Garrett fans,” says Scott Schroeder, Chief Brand Officer of Garrett. “The donation has allowed 562 uninsured and underinsured women to receive access to screening mammograms and diagnostic testing critical for early detection and breast cancer treatment.” 

“We are grateful for the support that Garrett Popcorn Shops has given to A Silver Lining Foundation over the past six years,” said Dr. Sandy Goldberg, Founder and Chairman. “Without the generous contributions from companies like Garrett, it would not be possible for us to provide dignified, respectful and equal access to quality breast cancer awareness education and services for all.”

Also benefitting ASLF and available only online at GarrettPopcorn.com: Garrett Popcorn’s Buttery Bundle which features a One Gallon Signature Pink Tin filled with Garrett Mix® and a One Quart Signature Pink Tin filled with Buttery Popcorn for $45.95; the Almond CaramelCrisp® Bundle featuring a One Gallon Signature Pink Tin filled with Garrett Mix and a One Quart Signature Pink Tin filled with Almond CaramelCrisp for $47.95; and a Signature Pink Shorty Pack featuring 12 One Quart Tins filled with Garrett Mix for $152.95.

For more information and to order a Signature Pink Tin in the United States and Canada visit www.GarrettPopcorn.com or call 1-888-4-POPCORN.

To learn more about A Silver Lining Foundation visit www.aSilverLiningFoundation.org.

*Oct. 1 – 31, 2016. U.S. sales only. Up to $20,000.

Click the photo below to listen as Garrett Popcorn Shops’s Chief Brand Officer Scott Schroeder chats with WGN Radio’s Jon Hansen about Garrett Popcorn Shop’s partnership with A Silver Lining Foundation.


Oct 112013

Garrett Popcorn Shops® and Their Loyal Fans “Join the Fight” During Breast Cancer Awareness by Donating 10% of Garrett® Signature Striped Pink Tin Sales in October will be Donated to A Silver Lining Foundation’s Buy Mom a Mammogram Program

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During the month of October, Garrett Popcorn Shops will once again join the fight against breast cancer by donating 10 percent of their Signature Striped Pink Tin sales to Chicagobased A Silver Lining Foundation® (ASLF), a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides access to cost-free mammograms and diagnostic follow ups.
Now entering into an unprecedented third year of partnership, Garrett Popcorn Shops has donated a total of $24,000 over the past two years to ASLF. Thanks to the generosity of Garrett and their fans, these donations have helped uninsured women receive the mammograms and diagnostic testing critical for early detection and breast cancer treatment through ASLF’sBuy Mom a Mammogram program.
“We treasure our relationship with Garrett Popcorn Shops. Through their support of our program, well over 200 lives have been eased and saved,” says ASLF founder and breast cancer survivor Dr. Sandy Goldberg.
A Silver Lining Foundation works to ensure that socioeconomic status does not affect an individual’s ability to obtain information, a timely cancer screening and diagnosis. The mission is to ensure dignified, respectful and equal access to quality cancer education and services for all, by creating meaningful partnerships with community, advocacy and healthcare organizations. For more information, visit www.asilverliningfoundation.org 
“Garrett Popcorn Shops, a Chicago tradition for more than 60 years, remains committed to our hometown community through charitable endeavors,” comments Megan Chody, Community Relations Director for Garrett. “We’re honored to enter into our third year of partnership with A Silver Lining Foundation.”
The Garrett Signature Striped Pink Tin is available in one and two gallon sizes in Chicago, Las Vegas and New York City Shops and online. The “Shorty Pack,” 12 one-quart Tins, is also available online. Tins can be filled with a choice of traditional Garrett flavors like CaramelCrisp® (which can be selected with almonds, pecans or cashews), CheeseCorn™,ButteryPlain and the famous The Chicago Mix – blending CaramelCrisp’s sophisticated sweetness with the savory goodness of CheeseCorn. For more information or to order online, visit www.GarrettPopcorn.com.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, WCIU You & Me This Morning celebrated the kick-off to October with some festive Garrett Popcorn Shops Signature Pink Tins.
Feb 152013

Chicago Auto Show’s First Look for Charity Gala

& Valentine’s Day at Molise PR

It has been quite the week at Molise PR, Chicago Public Relations Firm, and we couldn’t be more proud of our wonderful clients.  From the Chicago Auto Show First Look for Charity Gala to Valentine’s Day festivities, we have definitely kept busy.

On Friday, February 8, the Molise PR team got all dolled up in honor of the Chicago Auto Show’s First Look for Charity Gala.  On top of helping with some of the gala’s public relations, we were there to support two of our awesome clients, Garrett Popcorn Shops and Real Urban Barbecue, who were food vendors at this great event.  On top of the thousands of beautiful people, concept cars and delicious food, the gala benefited 18 local Chicagoland charities.


Valentine’s Day brought many exciting things for Molise PR and our clients with many of them being featured on local news stations.

Summer Jackson of WCIU’s You and Me This Morning graced us with her presence at Ignite Glass Studios, an interactive glass blowing facility and event space in Chicago’s West Loop.  Summer toured the facility, interviewed a few Ignite team members and even learned how to create her own glass heart for her Uniquely Chicago segment promoting Ignite’s Valentine’s Day workshop.  The whole Ignite team had a blast having Summer in the Hot Shop and her glass heart turned out wonderfully!

Client Eduardo’s Enoteca, part of the iconic Chicago Bravo Restaurants, was featured on the WGN Midday News Lunch Break segment.  Jordan Himmel, chef and general manager of Eduardo’s Enoteca, demoed a delicious Gnocci recipe with anchor Dina Bair promoting their Valentine’s Day night of romance held at the restaurant which included a showing of the movie Casablanca, cocktails and a 5-course meal. Click on the photo below to watch the full segment:

Screen Shot 2016-03-23 at 3.57.37 PMenotecaAlso on WGN this week was Chicago’s Finest Steakhouse and our dear friends, Gene & Georgetti.  General manager Rich Ciota demoed a Filet Marsala dish, the perfect meal for those who wanted to have a nice night at home on Valentine’s Day.GeneGeorgetti_Logos_2011Over at FOX News head stylist and founder of Evolve Chicago, Jessi Sheehan, showed viewers how to be sexy on Valentine’s Day without being scandalous.  She dressed five models from head to toe with looks that fit all sorts of Valentine’s Day date nights from staying in to hitting the town.  Jessi did a great job, we are proud mamas over here at the Molise PR offices!

And finally, client Ed Debevic’s welcomed the cast of Chicago’s newest Broadway show, I love Lucy, in the restaurant to give guests a very special Valentine’s Day treat.  The cast interacted with dining guests, danced and sang, and portrayed the show that so many people have loved and adored for many years, and NBC was there to capture all the action!

Nov 282012

Garrett Popcorn Shops on How I Met Your Mother

Two Thumbs Up for Product Placement!

Our team at Molise PR, a Chicago PR Firm,  are huge fans of How I Met Your Mother, and a few years ago we sent Neil Patrick Harris a Garrett Popcorn Shops tin of Chicago Mix to express our affection. We were thrilled when we found out that they included the Signature Celebration Tin in a recent episode!  In the interest of earning his bosses trust back, Marshall played up the power of the Cheesecorn and CaramelCrisp, also known as the Chicago Mix, to get back on his good side.  One bite of the addicting mixture and Marshall was back in the good graces of his boss.  Now that is some powerful popcorn!

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Marshall sits back and watches as his boss takes his first taste of Garrett Popcorn’s Chicago Mix. His doubtful boss quickly changed his attitude after tasting the odd, but delectable mixture of salty and sweet. We sure hope Marshall brought napkins with him!