published Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Chickamauga-based Old Mill Kettle Corn to double in size as distribution widens in Southeast

McKee subsidiary to distribute Chickamauga-made specialty popcorn

Chickamauga-based Old Mill Kettle Corn will start offering its products in retail stores across the nation through a partnership with Heartland brands, a subsidiary of McKee Foods, company founders announced Tuesday.

“We’ve signed a strategic partnership with Heartland brands,” co-founder Mike Proctor said. “They have the exclusive right to distribute our products.”

Old Mill Kettle Corn is rapidly expanding their operations and plan to use McKee’s distribution network to deliver Old Mill Kettle Corn products to grocery stores throughout the Southeast.

They’re increasing their production capability from 800,000 units a year to 6.5 million a year, Proctor said, and plans to hire an additional 15 people — doubling their current employees.

about Shelly Bradbury...

Shelly Bradbury covers police and crime in Chattanooga and Hamilton County for the Times Free Press. She's been with the paper since 2012, working first as an intern and then as a business reporter. She is from Houghton, New York, and graduated from Huntington University in Huntington, Indiana, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and minor in management. Before moving to Tennessee, Shelly previously interned with The Goshen News, The Sandusky Register and The Mint ...

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