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Popped Culture


popcorn with a purpose

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Popped Culture


popcorn with a purpose

popcorn with a purpose

Our purpose at Popped Culture is POP. We PARTNER with change-makers trying to do something different. In the process, we provide OPPORTUNITIES to youths in poverty by donating a percentage of our profits to local community programs. We support our cause by popping and selling sweet, artisan POPCORN with unique flavor combinations. It’s popcorn with a purpose.

Partner

Popped Culture collaborates with partners to further the partners’ work, by giving products or helping partners offer services.

opportunities

When our partners offer Popped Culture snacks they support sustainable and responsible programs for communities in need.

popcorn

Those in need are provided high-quality products and services at no cost.

here's how it works:

partner

Dave Lloyd from the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and Mark Wieder, owner of Popped Culture, leave the Broad Street Market with popcorn donations.

opportunities

Dave and Mark head across the Street to Benjamin Franklin Elementary School to deliver over 100 bags of popcorn. All of the students at Ben Franklin qualify for free or reduced meals.

popcorn

The popcorn is simple and delicious. It's white butterfly popcorn, canola oil, and salt.

Our Goals


creating the most desirable and competitive snack company in the region

pop on by

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Our Goals


creating the most desirable and competitive snack company in the region

pop on by

Popped Culture use sustainable strategies and smart business principles to help those in need. Specific Goals, Policies, and Strategies help us pursue our mission. Popped Culture defines Goals as the primary areas around which the Company will implement its vision and form the basis of its operations. Policies are statements of intent. Strategies represent approaches for implementing Polices and should evolve over time as new tools emerge, new processes are designed, and the benefits and risks change.

Goal 1: Support social change.

Policy 1.1: Provide low-income or underserved children and youths with beneficial products or services.
Policy 1.2: Promote education and professional skill development.

Strategy 1.1: Engage local non-profits, schools, and key stakeholders about kids’ needs.
Strategy 1.2: Partner with local learning institutions.
Strategy 1.3: Increase the capacity of entities with a public benefit purpose.
Strategy 1.4: Effectively communicate company values immediately and at a glance.

Goal 2: Deliver thoughtful, high quality popcorn products.

Policy 2.1: Quality is of utmost importance.
Policy 2.2: Ingredients showcase local tastes.

Strategy 2.1: Use unique flavor combinations.
Strategy 2.2: Customers feedback dictates direction.
Strategy 2.3: Provide exceptional service.
Strategy 2.4: Assessed through consumer reviews.
Strategy 2.5: Build strong relationships with suppliers.
Strategy 2.6: Standardize processes to ensure consistency.

 

Goal 3: Steadily monitor sustainability initiatives.

Policy 3.1: Follow the 3P framework (people, planet, profit).
Policy 3.2: Commitment to environmental stewardship and conservation.

Strategy 3.1: Determine pros and cons of using local products.
Strategy 3.2: Potential to label products as organic, non-GMO, dairy free, and gluten-free.
Strategy 3.3: Operate in a waste-reducing manner.
Strategy 3.4: Minimize the use of nonrenewable resources.
Strategy 3.5: Build partnerships with key stakeholders in the community.

Get


get Popped Culture artisan kettle corn, caramel corn, popcorn, and apparel online

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Get


get Popped Culture artisan kettle corn, caramel corn, popcorn, and apparel online

KETTLE CORN

(popcorn, cane sugar, canola oil, salt)

Caramel Corn

(popcorn, cane sugar, light brown sugar, canola oil, salt)

POPCORN

(popcorn, canola oil, salt)

Apparel

(limited edition prints)

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Our Team


meet the team

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Our Team


meet the team

mark (chella) wieder

the poprietor

Likes to get things poppin'. That's why they call him the "Popcorn Kid"!

katie (keke) harnish

the chief poperating officer

If you see a good idea, it was probably Katie's.

Casper THE GHOST DOG

barketing maven

Social media tycoon. Usually not doing things. IG @CasperNotDoingThings

cheryl (mom) Wieder

the queen of pop

Moral support and official taste-tester.