After several years of bootstrapping their business, Colorado’s own Too Haute Cowgirls Gourmet Popcorn is turning to crowdfunding to fuel new growth. They are launching a Kickstarter campaign with an ultimate goal of raising $100,000. The money will support their need to meet demand from stores big and small throughout the country.
The campaign kicks off on June 1st, and runs for only 45 days.
The project will help them order custom packaging and secure larger production and fulfillment centers. “We are hand-labeling thousands of bags and that’s not conducive to scalability!” says co-founder, Amy Tarrant. “Our new packaging will not only eliminate that labor intensive job but also provide a longer shelf life for our chocolate popcorn.”
The gourmet popcorn company, co-founded by Colorado women, Amy Tarrant and Deanna Liebl, is timing the campaign to put them in position for their busy Q4 holiday sales time. Tarrant says 50% of their revenue occurs in the fourth quarter and their goal is to double gross sales in 2015 with the help of this Kickstarter campaign. As with all Kickstarter projects, backers receive rewards and Tarrant says, “Too Haute Cowgirls rewards include a lot of chocolate covered popcorn!”
Go to Kickstarter.com and search “Too Haute Cowgirls” for more details.
Too Haute Cowgirls Gourmet Popcorn is sold in fine stores and hotels throughout the country and is the winner of top honors two years in a row at the industry’s largest trade show in Chicago. “Your bacon flavored popcorn was agreed upon by all our employees to be the best tasting thing we found in the entire (Sweets and Snack) expo,” says a buyer from Flashpoint Corporate Gift Baskets.