Monthly Archives: December 2010

A New Year. A New Chapter.

How in the world did it get to be December 30th already, pretzel fans?! Time seems to fly these days, and as 2010 comes to a close, it makes us really appreciate all the wonderful moments we’ve had happen this year in both business and in life. We feel extremely grateful to be involved in a business we love so much, and like anybody, we too have New Year’s resolutions for both our business and ourselves!

We truly believe that in order to make any business a great success, the team behind the scenes must have the ability to point out not only the areas that work the best but also the areas that need some improvement. Our New Year’s resolutions fit this sentiment exactly. We know this may sound a little strange, but we like to think of our company as one of our very own. A being that has soul, personality and above all, the communication skills to create a customer-centric atmosphere for everyone to enjoy.

With that being said, our New Year’s Resolution is simple. Get better. We always want to continue to grow for the better in all categories of our lives. From expanding the distribution of all our favorite products to continuing to update our tasty twisted treats, it is our resolution to never reach a complacent level. What matters most to us is using the power of our pretzels for good and delivering a product that our fans can count on. Oh and having a ton of fun along the way!

As we celebrate the arrival of 2011, we want to thank everyone in our lives for an amazing 2010! Without our Kim and Scott’s team, the people closest to us in our lives, and our amazing pretzel fans to show the way, we wouldn’t be where we are today.

We wish all of you a very safe and joyous New Year, and we look forward to all 2011 has to offer!

Talk with you in the New Year, pretzel fans!

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Calling ALL Pretzel Fans!

Happy post-holiday season, pretzel fans! We hope everyone had a very joyous and safe holiday break. This year has been a whirlwind for us, and we are very excited for what’s in store for 2011, starting with a new bite-sized product we can’t wait to reveal!

We must say we’ve twisted up a pretty busy schedule for the New Year. Our Gluten-Free Bavarian Pretzel will be launching in select stores in the next few weeks, and our Café just wrapped up its first ever Groupon deal with wonderful success! But what matters most to all of us here at Kim and Scott’s continues to remain the same, and that is creating tasty gourmet soft pretzel snacks for all of our fans to enjoy!

Our team has a new delicious treat in the works that we hope our pretzel fans will love. By combining our popular nutritious and flavorful ingredients with an unforgettable twist on the poppable snack, we are really looking forward to our fan’s feedback!

As our mystery product rolls through development, it dawned on us….why should we make our fans wait until the product has already launched for initial feedback? It is our goal to make sure our products are shaped in a way that agrees with our pretzel fans from start to finish.

With that said, we are calling ALL pretzel fans. We need your help!! From the name on the box to the taste of our mystery miniatures, we want to make sure this new product gets the pretzel lover stamp of approval!

Keep a close eye on our facebook page, twisted fans! We will be posting our top name choices for all of you to vote on very shortly, and recruiting our most dedicated fans to participate on our taste panel. Who knows, there may be a few delicious prizes along the way, too 🙂 Stay tuned!

Thank You!

We love the holiday season at Kim & Scott’s.

We love the snow, the decorations, the brisk chill in the air (we are VERY positive thinkers, living in Chicago and calling the frigid temperatures “brisk”), and the spirit that permeates the air during the holidays. People seem happier, (assuming that they’re not looking for a parking space at the mall), they’re friendlier, and they’re more giving.

We also love the holidays because it traditionally offers us the opportunity to think about the things for which we are thankful, and allows us to reflect on all of the positive things that exist in our world. Sometimes, we are so caught up in our daily business lives and the pressures that exist in running a business, that we forget to take a moment to thank all of the people to whom we owe our gratitude.

We do so now…

Thanks to all of our great employees, who work so hard every day to create, by hand, our great tasting, gourmet stuffed pretzels.

Thanks to our ingredient suppliers, who provide us with the freshest ingredients, allowing us to create these delectable, “meals on the go.”

Thanks to our business partners, who help us communicate better, share our stories in multiple ways, and allow us to grow into an even better run organization.

Thanks to our distributors, our truckers, our warehouse partners who allow our product to reach their destination.

Thanks to all of our retailers, who carry our products, support us when we introduce new products, and serve such an important role in our overall success.

Thanks to ALL of the groups that allow us to donate product on a regular basis, allowing us to continue to operate under our Pretzels With a Purpose mantra.

Last but not least…

THANK YOU! to all of our customers and supporters. Without you we would not exist, we would not be one of the fastest growing companies in our category, and we would not be able to consistently offer new innovative products to the market. We recognize that without you, we would not receive all of the great accolades that we have achieved to date.

Without you, we wouldn’t be Kim & Scott, we would simply be Kim, and Scott. We wish you a very Happy Holiday season!

Our Café Twist Makes its First Groupon Appearance!

Whoa! How is it already late December? We can’t believe the holidays are right around the corner! This year has really flown by for all of us here at Kim and Scott’s, and of course, we want to keep all of you in the loop as much as possible for what’s to come and what has happened in our pretzel world lately!

Last week our Café Twist was featured on Groupon, and we must say, the whole experience was a blast! We had a great time putting together this deal for of all of you and reaching out in a different way. We have had the opportunity to promote deals for our Café Twist on both LivingSocial and Groupon and each time we were extremely impressed with the overwhelming response we received! We can’t wait to meet all of the fans that picked up our Groupon deal last week for the café, and who knows, we may have a fun little surprise for all of our Groupon fans when they come in 🙂

One of our favorite parts about running this Groupon deal was that it was a very unique experience from what we are used to. We always love talking with our pretzel followers over facebook and twitter, but this Groupon deal was a completely new approach for us. It was a great learning experience for all of us here at Kim and Scott’s to witness the way the coupon world is transforming, and we were thrilled we got to be a part of it last week. The whole day our team was glued to their respective computer screens watching as the numbers jumped! At the end of the deal, our pretzel fans scooped up more than 2,000 Café Twist Groupons! With this great experience, it made us wonder…where else would our fans like to see Kim and Scott’s deals?

With the New Year close on the horizon, we are really looking forward to all the projects we have in the works! From the launch of our new Gluten-Free Bavarian pretzel to packaging and online redesigns, we are really excited for a new year and new pretzel possibilities!

Stay tuned, pretzel fans! We are looking forward to sharing more details on all of our upcoming projects with you soon!

Our Twisted Surprise for January…

Happy Tuesday, pretzel fans! We hope you are staying warm during this cold December month. It is times like this that we are extremely glad we chose the HOT pretzel business!

We know it has been a while since our last post, and we are terribly sorry you haven’t heard from us recently. We have been up to our ears in new developments for our packaged goods in the grocery aisles, and we cannot wait to share all the details with you here FIRST!

At Kim and Scott’s, we really try and take variety to heart with each and every pretzel we twist up. One of our goals has always been to make our twisted creations available to as many pretzel fans as possible, no matter the food limitations or intolerances that we know so many of our fans struggle with. With that inspiration in mind, come January, our pretzel fans will have the opportunity to try the newest addition to our Kim and Scott’s menu….

The Gluten-Free Bavarian

We have spent the past two years perfecting our recipe, and we couldn’t be more thrilled that this product is finally ready for launch. Made with ancient grains, these pretzels are 100% gluten-free, and starting in the New Year, will be available in our 2-packs at Whole Foods Stores in select regions and merchandised alongside our other delicious offerings in your frozen food aisle.

As always, we make sure every pretzel twisted in our nut-free facility is made with the very best ingredients so that when hunger strikes our pretzel fans, they can be sure they have the most nutritious 4th meal and tasty snack around!

As we continue to perfect our recipe, we are always looking for feedback from our awesome pretzel fans. From packaging to price, we are very interested in hearing from you.

So stay tuned, pretzel fans! We will be bringing you tons of exciting updates and even more news in upcoming weeks!