2014

MAY

Many of our retailers run specials on our Cousin Willie’s Microwave Popcorn.
Watch for the upcoming 10/$10 at Kroger – starting the week of 5/11/14!


Some of our Cousin Willie’s fans go to great lengths…..

“We just returned from an unexpected trip to Indiana. Family funeral down in Scottsburg. Don’t know if you remember my first email…telling you how Cousin Willie’s is the only popcorn we will eat, and we were almost out of the White Cheddar. Well good news, my mom found a box in her stash, 1 left, and since we had to go back to Indy for a funeral, we took an empty suitcase and wiped out the White Cheddar section at the Kroger in Speedway. Wanted to send you a photo of our suitcase! We were able to pack in 32 boxes in one suitcase, I’m sure I could have done a better job, and I think there were 5 in another. The photos just don’t do it justice!! So we are good to go for a few months… we will be back in May for the 500 and in July for the Brickyard, I’m sure by July we will need to stock up again… because it might not be until Dec or the following May until we get back.”

- Marye Jane & her 2 cute boys, Jackson & Chandler
#1 Fans from Utah



JANUARY

Winners of our Cousin Willie’s Special Sampler Pack are:

Joel H – Broomfield CO
LaShon M – Plano TX
Jennifer H – McDonald TN
Marie B – Memphis TN
Jason K – Hamilton OH


2013

SEPTEMBER

Ramsey Popcorn was featured in an article in My Indiana Home Magazine for the fall of 2013.

To check out the full article click here.

AUGUST

Indiana State Fair The Year of Popcorn!
Visit Cousin Willie
BLDG 21 - Booth 554
AUG 9, 10, & 11
AUG 17 & 18
Learn More

JULY

OVER THE EDGE FUNDRAISER

Wilfred Sieg, Jr. here. I just wanted to reach out to see if you would be interested in sponsoring me for the Over The Edge Fundraiser.

This fundraiser is a spectacular experience of going over the edge of a building. The adventure will benefit the Boy Scouts of America at the Lincoln Heritage Council.

To be a sponsor, just log onto www.overtheedge-lhc.com to view the event site. Click on Donate to an Edger. Scroll down until you find Cousin Willie, click on the name, then select your donation amount. The amounts range from $20.00 to $1,000.00, or you can enter a specific amount.

Thank you in advance for any donations you are willing to make. This is a wonderful organization that helps to mold boys into good young men. Plus you will get to see me go over the edge at the event.

APRIL

Congratulations to Jim N. of Manchester, CT:
March Madness Winner!

FEBRUARY

RAMSEY POPCORN EXPECTING GROWTH FOR COUSIN WILLIE'S BRAND

Kevin Eigelbach
Reporter - Business First
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LOUISVILLE, KY — February 8, 2013
At Wednesday’s meeting of Louisville's Venture Connectors, I ran into Wilfred E. Sieg Jr., the president of Ramsey Popcorn Inc., the maker of Cousin Willie’s popcorn.

It sounds like some good things are happening at his business.

Sieg told me that Ramsey Popcorn has grown its revenue every year for the past five years by an average of 10 percent, and that the company expects growth of at least 10 percent this year as well. He declined to say exactly how much revenue the company had in 2012 but said it was between $28 million and $32 million.

Based in the town of Ramsey, Ind., a 30-minute drive due west of Louisville in Harrison County, the company employs 42 full-time and as many as 30 part-time, temporary workers during the fall popcorn harvest. The company added five full-time employees last year, Sieg said, adding that he isn’t sure if it will hire more this year.

The company does four things: it sells the Cousin Willie's popcorn brand in retail stores, with The Kroger Co. being its biggest customer; it sells raw popcorn to other manufacturers, such as PepsiCo Inc.’s Frito-Lay division, for them to use in their products; it sells packaged popcorn to nonprofits, such as the Boy Scouts of America, to use in their fund-raising work; and it makes some private-label products.

All of its lines of business have grown over the past five years, Sieg said, with the fund-raising and private label businesses showing the most growth.

Next month, the company plans to introduce a new retail product, Cousin Willie’s cinnamon-toast flavored microwave popcorn. It’s intended to taste like buttered toast with cinnamon and sugar, Sieg said.

He doesn’t expect the company to expand its production facilities this year, but he said that might happen in two or three years.

Kevin Eigelbach covers these beats: Financial services, residential real estate, property and casualty insurance, construction, unions, engineers, architects, agriculture, South End, Southwest County, Bullitt County.