January 3, 2022

As new COVID-19 variants emerge, our team at Jel Sert remains steadfast in our efforts to keep our employees safe. On December 9, 2021, we held a booster clinic at our corporate headquarters, offering employees a quick and easy way to receive their booster shots. While Jel Sert does not currently require employees to receive…Read More

December 14, 2021

Sales Team Poised to Drive Continued Growth for Popular Powdered Soft Drink, Dessert Mixes, and Freezer Bar Products CHICAGO, Dec. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Jel Sert Company (“Jel Sert”), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of powdered drink mixes, dessert mixes, and freezer bars, announced today that Kate Howard has joined Jel Sert’s Executive…Read More

April 13, 2021

WEST CHICAGO, Ill., April 13, 2021 — The Coca-Cola Company and the Jel Sert Company, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of freezer bars, announced the national rollout of POWERADE Sports Freezer Bars, offering everyday athletes a new way to enjoy POWERADE. Available in stores nationwide, POWERADE Sports Freezer Bars feature the brand’s most popular…Read More

March 12, 2021

WEST CHICAGO, IL. (March 12), 2021 – Leading food and beverage manufacturer The Jel Sert Company today announced that over 600 team members at its West Chicago, Ill., facility would receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The event will take place on Monday, March 15th, at the company’s southwest training center. State Senator Karina Villa will…Read More

September 28, 2020

September 25, 2020.  Ken Wegner, President, Jel Sert Company, chats with John Williams on the Wintrust Business Lunch about his family-owned food and manufacturing business, how they are handling business during the Covid-19 pandemic and the forecast for the business for the remainder of this year and next year. Audio Clip     Wintrust Business…Read More

April 13, 2020

WEST CHICAGO, IL., APRIL 13, 2020 — The Jel Sert Company has announced plans to reopen its West Chicago manufacturing facility on April 13th. The company suspended manufacturing on April 3rd, due to the continued community-wide spread of COVID-19 in DuPage County and the self-quarantining of some of the Jel Sert staff. As a manufacturer…Read More

April 3, 2020

April 3, 2020. The Jel Sert Company has made the difficult decision to temporarily close the manufacturing portion of the West Chicago, Illinois, facility, effective at the close of business on April 3, 2020.  We are planning to re-open all or a portion of the manufacturing facility on or around April 13, 2020. During this…Read More

March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020. During this time of uncertainty, we feel it is important to share updates with both our Jel Sert employees and our neighbors in the community. We have just been made aware that a third Jel Sert employee has tested positive for COVID-19. That employee is currently at home and receiving care. We…Read More

March 25, 2020

March 25, 2020. Today we are reporting that two of our factory workers have recently tested positive for COVID-19. These employees are currently quarantined and receiving care. We have notified all employees who worked in close proximity with these workers, and as a precaution, have placed each on paid leave and asked that they self-quarantine…Read More

March 16, 2020

Covid-19 Response – At The Jel Sert Company, our actions have always been guided by our mission of producing safe, high-quality food and beverage products that our customers and consumers trust. This has been the ethos at our company, and it remains so in these challenging times. While we have always adhered to the highest…Read More

July 10, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas (July10, 2019) – Wyler’s Light and Lemonade Day searched for flavorful and creative lemonade recipes from young business owners as the sponsor and host, respectively, of Lemonade Day’s inaugural National Best Tasting Contest. On June 28 in Houston, Tex., Lemonade Day judges declared seven-year-old Houston Suter of College Station, Tex. as the winner…Read More

June 18, 2019

A new partnership will provide unlimited flavored ice pops to hospitalized children in seven Midwest cities, including both children’s hospitals in Des Moines. Hy-Vee Inc., in conjunction with the Jel Sert Co., the American Childhood Cancer Organization and 10 children’s hospitals, announced a partnership that further expands the “Take a Pop, Share a Smile” program for hospitalized…Read More

June 17, 2019

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -– Through the “Take a Pop, Share a Smile” program, children battling cancer and other illnesses at The University of Kansas Health System will soon be able to access an endless supply of freezer pops. In a partnership between Hy-Vee, The Jel Sert Company and the American Childhood Cancer Organization, the…Read More

May 21, 2019

CHICAGO (May 21, 2019) – The newest innovations in confectionery and snacks were today recognized at the 2019 Sweets & Snacks Expo’s annual Most Innovative New Product Awards. A panel of judges representing retail leaders in the confectionery and snack category evaluated products in nine categories: chocolate, non-chocolate, sweet, salty, savory, novelty, seasonal, gourmet/premium, and…Read More

February 15, 2019

Pop! Ad Icons: Otter Pops There’s nothing like sweet frozen juice on a hot day, especially when that frozen juice pop happens to have an adorable otter packaging. Bring home Pop! Alexander the Grape, Pop! Poncho Punch, Pop! Strawberry Short Kook, Pop! Little Orphan Orange and Pop! Sir Isaac Lime and increase your collection’s color and cuteness factor…Read More