Just in time for the holiday season, Opportunity Village announces the debut of PopShoppe Gourmet Chocolate Covered Popcorn available now through the end of December in regional Sam’s Club locations throughout five states.
Growing in popularity as a favored snack and holiday tradition among local and national supporters, PopShoppe Gourmet Chocolate Covered Popcorn will be produced on a large scale and distributed for the first-time ever at the retail level.
Previously available at select locations in the Las Vegas area, positive feedback from Sam’s Club members resulted in a wider regional distribution. PopShoppe Gourmet Chocolate Covered Popcorn will be available in 30 clubs, including seven Las Vegas area locations, and locations in Idaho, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico. Sam’s Club, a membership warehouse club and division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., is one of the nation’s largest retailers.
Founded in 1954, Opportunity Village is Nevada’s largest employer of adults with disabilities. Recognized as Las Vegas’ favorite charity, the organization provides employment, vocational training, habilitation and social recreation programs and services to its clients.
“Opportunity Village is thrilled to offer its products at regional Sam’s Clubs,” stated Ed Guthrie, Executive Director of Opportunity Village and 40-year veteran philanthropist for people with disabilities. “Our clients, who we call OVIPs, take great pride in being able to share the fruits of their labor with friends and local communities. This has the potential to provide revenues for our organization that we could have never imagined years ago.”
Produced locally, PopShoppe Gourmet Chocolate Covered Popcorn is popped and packaged at the Opportunity Village Engelstad Campus in Las Vegas in a state-of-the-art production kitchen. Priced at $9.98 per box, PopShoppe Gourmet Chocolate Covered Popcorn is available in Classic Choco-Pop or Cinnamon Choco-Pop flavors and comes packaged and displayed in specially designed trays. With the help of a recent partnership with the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas, a hospitality industry educational and training facility, Opportunity Village operations have enhanced productivity, improved shelf life and increased production to benefit consumers.
Customers may also purchase PopShoppe Gourmet Chocolate Covered Popcorn at www.opportunityvillage.org or by calling 702-880-4074.