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West Virginia potato chip company expanding into other states

By Tyler Bennett, The Inter-Mountain

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Starting in early July, Mister Bee’s potato chips will be entering a new territory for the first time in company history.

Mister Bee’s will be featured in stores throughout Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., through Labor Day in September honoring military personnel.

The chips will be available to be purchased just in time for the Fourth of July, being stocked on Giant Food stores shelves starting Friday, July 2. The chips will be in specially marked chip bags that salute military personnel and a portion of every sale will be designated for the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore (USO-Metro).

“It gets Mister Bee’s over into the D.C., Maryland, Virginia area, which we’ve never been in before. And there are a lot of people that live in that area now that grew up where they have tasted Mister Bee,” Mister Bee sales director Rob Graham said. “We’re hoping that Giant sees the results of this trial that we can turn a lot of products in that area, because we still have a fan base that lives in that area. For the new people who are buying it, maybe they’ll make that their third chip.”

To read more: https://www.theintermountain.com/news/local-news/2021/06/west-virginia-potato-chip-company-expanding-into-other-states/

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