Rocky Mountain Popcorn Company (RMPC) was founded more than 20 years ago by a Colorado ranching family in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains near Denver. The company became a respected local brand, known for great tasting, high quality popcorn snacks.
In 2007, when ownership changed hands, sales increased to include national distribution, bringing the bold taste of the Rockies to a nation hungry for wholesome snacks. President and CEO Karen Bradley, along with her team, brought healthy snack options to convenience stores, a previously-overlooked idea that took much persuasion and hard work. The results were dramatic: by 2012, sales increased twelve-fold. Growth and distribution have continued to rise, and have led to the creation of Poplets, an innovative crunchy corn snack, created by a patent pending RMPC process.
In striving to improve traditional snacking, RMPC produces healthy, great tasting products from flavored popcorn to specialized popcorn treats. Of the eight flavors, the most popular is White Cheddar, made with real cheese and just the right amount of kick. RMPC produces Popcorn Balls that happen to be only 110 calories, and are packaged for the holidays. Their latest creation, Poplets, is “super convection baked” to produce crunchy toasted corn centers. This new snack is available in three flavors and will be sold online and in convenience and retail locations starting in January 2013.
In addition to creating great, healthy snacks, RMPC also works to decrease their environmental impact through green initiatives. The factory facility and headquarters are operated using 100% wind powered energy. In addition, the corrugated cardboard packaging used to ship all RMPC products is made in Colorado and complies with the Sustainable Forest Initiative. RMPC avoids using the traditional holiday popcorn tin in favor of a recycled and recyclable alternative dubbed the “NottaTin”. These efforts make up a value system, held within the company, to embrace sustainable business practices.