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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

January 23, 2020

Chicago-based powdered and frozen beverage maker Jel Sert has acquired hydration drink brand All Sport from Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) for an undisclosed sum, the company announced this week. Speaking with BevNET, Jel Sert president Ken Wegner said the company had been producing All Sport for KDP for several years prior to its acquisition of…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

June 14, 2019

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA (June 14, 2019) — Hy-Vee Inc, in conjunction with The Jel Sert Company, the American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO), and 10 children’s hospitals, announced a new partnership in seven cities throughout the Midwest to bring unlimited flavored ice-pops to hospitalized children. The partnership with Hy-Vee further expands Jel Sert and the ACCO’s “Take a Pop,…Read More

May 27, 2019

We’ve all had them. Elementary school teachers used to give them out to giddy, energetic students to cool them down during the final summer weeks of school. Moms keep them piled high in the freezer and routinely hand them out to quench the thirst of sweaty little kids on blistering hot days. You’ve likely sat…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

May 8, 2018

West Chicago, IL. (May 9, 2018) – Today, The Jel Sert Company and the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media at Mount Saint Mary’s University unveiled the full findings from the first systematic study of gender and race representations for leading U.S. product mascots, showing a two-to-one ratio of male to female representation, with…Read More

April 18, 2017

West Chicago, IL. (April 18, 2017) – Otter Pops fans in Southern California have reason to rejoice this summer as The Jel Sert Company launches its first-ever Otter Pop Vibes Tour, giving fans unprecedented access to one of the West Coast’s most beloved frozen treats. A completely unique take on the tiny house phenomenon that has swept the nation,…Read More