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COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS, PERRY’S ICE CREAM ANNOUNCE NEW MULTIYEAR PARTNERSHIP AND INTRODUCE CUSTOM FLAVOR

November 5th, 2019

The Official Ice Cream of the hockey club introduces 5th Line Crunch with portion of pint sales benefiting the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets and Perry’s Ice Cream have announced a new multiyear partnership that designates Perry’s as the Official Ice Cream of the National Hockey League club. In a nod to the team’s ardent fan base, Perry’s created 5th Line Crunch, a custom flavor that is among four premium ice cream flavors available at Nationwide Arena.

5th Line Crunch is a sea salt caramel ice cream enhanced with peanut butter swirls, peanuts and fudge-coated pretzels. 5th Line Crunch, along with Mint-Ting-A-Ling, Cookie Dough and Super Hero flavors, are sold in scoops at four Perry’s Ice Cream locations within Nationwide Arena. Chocolate and Vanilla soft-serve custard is also available at Perry’s stands.

Outside of Nationwide Arena, pints of 5th Line Crunch will be sold at Ohio retailers including Speedway locations and a percentage of proceeds from every pint will benefit the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation. Select scoop shops in Ohio will also carry the flavor.

 “We’re thrilled to have Perry’s on board as the Official Ice Cream of the Columbus Blue Jackets and we look forward to broadening their expansion in the central Ohio market,” said Ryan Shirk, Blue Jackets Vice President of Corporate Partnerships. “It is fantastic that Perry’s wanted to establish an immediate connection to our team and our fans with the creation of a custom flavor that also results in a community benefit.” 

“As newcomers to the central Ohio market, a key part of Perry’s ‘Good Stuff’ vision is to invest and give back to the communities we do business in,” said Robert Denning, president and CEO of Perry’s Ice Cream.  “Partnering with the Columbus Blue Jackets, creating a delicious new custom flavor, 5th Line Crunch, for the fans that directly supports the CBJ Foundation is mission aligned and we could not be more excited to be part of this fan base.”

About Perry’s Ice Cream

Perry’s Ice Cream, founded in 1918 by H. Morton Perry, is a Great Lakes regional brand and Upstate New York’s #1 ice cream choice. Perry’s is a family-owned and operated fourth generation ice cream manufacturer and distributor. With over 400 employees, Perry’s uses fresh milk and cream from local farms to proudly craft and slow-cook its ice cream for an exceptionally creamy texture and taste that consumers have fallen in love with for over 100 years. To learn more about Perry’s Ice Cream or to shop online, visit PerrysIceCream.com.

Single game tickets for all home games played at Nationwide Arena during the 2019-20 regular season are on sale now.  Partial season tickets for the Blue Jackets’ 2019-20 campaign are also currently available for purchase.  Information on all ticketing options can be obtained by calling (800) NHL‐COLS or by visiting BlueJackets.com.

– CBJ –

 

Media Contacts:  

Karen Davis, Columbus Blue Jackets – (614) 246-4310, [email protected]  

Marissa Wilson, Perry’s Ice Cream – (716) 562-0264, [email protected] 

From Merry and Bright to Sneaky Elves, Perry’s Holiday Flavors Return!

October 23rd, 2019

Elf Trash, Hot Cocoa, Peppermint Stick and White Christmas Available For a Limited Time

Akron, N.Y. – October 23, 2019 –  Are you dreaming of a White Christmas, cuddling up by the fire with a cup of Hot Cocoa, swirled with a photo worthy Peppermint Stick? Or does the looming holiday season make you feel more like scattered Elf Trash?  

Perry’s Ice Cream Company, Inc., a Great Lakes regional brand and Upstate New York’s #1 ice cream, knows the holidays can be filled with bliss and stress (sometimes simultaneously).  Perry’s has your full range of holiday moments covered by bringing back their classic holiday seasonal favorites, Peppermint Stick and White Christmas. Elf Trash and Hot Cocoa are also returning for a second season after a widely successful 2018 launch. Demand for Hot Cocoa in 2018 soared and the flavor sold out by Christmas Eve, far ahead of winter’s end in the Great Lakes region. 

Perry’s Seasonal Holiday flavor descriptions:

  • Elf Trash, a mischevious concoction of fudge filled holiday candies, fudge coated pretzels,and fudge coated (see a fudge theme here?) praline peanuts, all swirled in white chocolate ice cream. This holiday mixture is available in pints (so you don’t have to be nice and share).
  • Hot Cocoa, a winter classic: mini marshmallows float throughout hot chocolate ice cream (pairs well a scoop of peppermint stick).  Available in a 48oz. family size, so everyone can snuggle up by the fire and enjoy!
  • Peppermint Stick, pink peppermint ice cream with red and green peppermint candies. Available in 48oz. and select Perry’s scoop shops to satisfy your candy cane fix until next year.
  • White Christmas, a holiday tradition of mint and white chocolate ice cream with red and green mint flakes.  Available in 48 oz. (score brownie points with your in-laws by having enough of this favorite for the extended family).

“Traditions are a connection to our past and a link joining people in the future.” said Gayle Perry Denning, fourth generation family member and vice president of strategic branding. “That’s why its so important for us to bring back favorites like White Christmas and Peppermint Stick year after year, added Perry Denning.  With Elf Trash and Hot Cocoa, we aimed to incorporate innovative flavor trends with whimsical and light-hearted packaging to create relevancy and new traditions with Perry’s.”

Pick up Perry’s limited edition holiday flavors before they are just a twinkle in Santa’s eye.

The flavors are arriving on shelves at a number of local retailers across New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina, including Dash’s Market, Shurfine, Tops Markets and Wegmans Food Markets. Select Perry’s scoop shops will also carry Peppermint Stick. 

In addition, Perry’s limited edition fall flavors, Cinnamon Bun 48oz. and Pumpkin Pie, (48oz. and select scoop shops) are available while supplies last.

Suggested retail price is $6.99 for 48oz. and $3.59 for pints. 

Ship the gift of ice cream! Perry’s Ice Cream holiday gift packs are available online for shipping across the continental U.S. at ShopPerrys.com.  To learn more about Perry’s Ice Cream, visit PerrysIceCream.com.

About Perry’s Ice Cream:

Perry’s Ice Cream is a Great Lakes regional brand and Upstate New York’s #1 ice cream choice.  Founded in 1918 by H. Morton Perry, Perry’s is a fourth generation, family owned and led business deploying a three-pillar strategy to diversify its business model, including: the traditional manufacturing and marketing of Perry’s branded ice cream, a Distribution system that covers more than 100,000 square miles and a global Contract Manufacturing segment that supplies to over 35 countries.  With over 400 employees, Perry’s uses fresh, local, high quality milk and cream to proudly craft and slow-cook its ice cream for an exceptionally creamy texture and taste that consumers have fallen in love with for over 100 years.  Perry’s is the 24th largest ice cream brand in the country and our products can be found across New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

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Contact:

Marissa Wilson

716.562.0264 

[email protected]

Perry’s Ice Cream Expands into North Carolina Market

September 24th, 2019

Upstate N.Y.’s #1 Ice Cream Available at New Wegmans Raleigh, N.C. Location Opening Sept. 29 

Perry’s Ice Cream Company, Inc., a Great Lakes regional brand headquartered in Western New York, is expanding into Wegmans new Raleigh, North Carolina location, opening September 29.   A variety of 20 Perry’s family size flavors will be available including classic favorites such as Panda Paws®, All American, and Mint-Ting-A-Ling. Seasonal flavors to follow including: Hot Cocoa, Peppermint Stick and White Christmas. 

This expansion follows successful launches into Wegmans Maryland (2018) and Virginia (2017) stores. The 101 year-old-company, which has worked with Wegmans for more than 30 years, holds strongly as the #1 ice cream brand in Upstate New York. 

“We are pleased to continue Perry’s brand success with Wegmans in their latest growth market,” said Robert Denning, president and CEO of Perry’s Ice Cream. “Our craft made, small batch products are sure to be well received by even more consumers. The North Carolina market is positively positioned for Western New York based products, given its strong share of ex-pats who know and love Perry’s.”

Perry’s leadership is taking a focused look at further southeast expansion opportunities while continuing to grow in the mid-west. In May, the brand publicized its investment into Ohio and a new professional sports partnership and co-branded flavor will be announced later this month. 

Raleigh is Wegmans 100th store location, opening on Sunday, Sept. 29 at the Midtown East Shopping Center, located on Wake Forest Road near Interstate 440. For more information about Wegmans in Raleigh, please visit wegmans.com/raleigh

Perry’s Ice Cream is available online for shipping across the continental U.S. at ShopPerrys.com or Amazon.  To learn more about Perry’s Ice Cream, visit PerrysIceCream.com.

About Wegmans:

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 100-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family company, recognized as an industry leader and innovator, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 22 consecutive years, ranking #3 in 2019. 

About Perry’s Ice Cream:

Perry’s Ice Cream is a Great Lakes regional brand and Upstate New York’s #1 ice cream choice.  Founded in 1918 by H. Morton Perry, Perry’s is a fourth generation, family owned and led business deploying a three-pillar strategy to diversify its business model, including: the traditional manufacturing and marketing of Perry’s branded ice cream, a Distribution system that covers more than 100,000 square miles and a global Contract Manufacturing segment that supplies to over 35 countries.  With over 400 employees, Perry’s uses fresh, local, high quality milk and cream to proudly craft and slow-cook its ice cream for an exceptionally creamy texture and taste that consumers have fallen in love with for over 100 years.  Perry’s is the 24th largest ice cream brand in the country and our products can be found across New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

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Source:  According to ncdemography.org as of 2012, 4% of North Carolina residents were born in New York State

Media Contact:

Marissa Wilson

716.562.0264 

[email protected]

Too soon for Pumpkin Spice Season? We Don’t Think So. Perry’s Ice Cream Fall Seasonals Have Arrived!

August 22nd, 2019

New Cinnamon Bun and Signature Pumpkin Pie Available Now

Akron, N.Y. – August 20, 2019 – Just in time to bring an abrupt end to summer and usher in warm drinks and indulgent baked goods.  Perry’s Ice Cream Company, Inc., a Great Lakes regional brand and Upstate New York’s #1 ice cream choice is launching a new fall limited edition flavor, Cinnamon Bun and bringing back its classic seasonal favorite, Pumpkin Pie.  

Cinnamon Bun, available in 1.5 quarts, is cinnamon ice cream with cinnamon graham and white icing swirls.  Pumpkin Pie, available in 1.5 quarts, is pumpkin ice cream with swirls of whipped cream ice cream and pie crust pieces.

“At Perry’s, we lead new product development with our passion for innovation, backed by consumer trends.  Cinnamon buns continue to grow in popularity among baked goods and makes for a perfect spiced cinnamon companion to our Pumpkin Pie,” said Nichole Buryta, brand manager.  “Don’t forget to wrap up in your coziest scarf for the full sensory experience.”

Pick up these fall flavors while they last!  Perry’s will be making way for its delicious winter seasonals faster than you can say “Pumpkin Spice”. 

Perry’s limited edition fall seasonal flavors are now available at a number of local retailers across New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia including Dash’s Market, Shurfine, Tops Markets and Wegmans Food Markets.  Additionally, these flavors will be available in Raleigh, North Carolina at Wegmans (opening September 29).  Select Perry’s scoop shops will also carry Pumpkin Pie. 

Suggested retail price is $6.99 for Cinnamon Bun and Pumpkin Pie, 1.5 quarts. 

Perry’s Ice Cream is available online for shipping across the continental U.S. at ShopPerrys.com or Amazon.  To learn more about Perry’s Ice Cream, visit PerrysIceCream.com.

About Perry’s Ice Cream

Perry’s Ice Cream is a Great Lakes regional brand and Upstate New York’s #1 ice cream choice.  Founded in 1918 by H. Morton Perry, Perry’s is a fourth generation, family owned and led business deploying a three-pillar strategy to diversify its business model, including: the traditional manufacturing and marketing of Perry’s branded ice cream, a Distribution system that covers more than 100,000 square miles and a global Contract Manufacturing segment that supplies to over 35 countries.  With over 375 employees, Perry’s uses fresh, local, high quality milk and cream to proudly craft and slow-cook its ice cream for an exceptionally creamy texture and taste that consumers have fallen in love with for over 100 years.  Perry’s is the 24th largest ice cream brand in the country and our products can be found across New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

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Media Contact:

Marissa Wilson

716.562.0264 

[email protected]