Kim and Scott's Gourmet Pretzels Announces Partnership With Nation's Leading Warehouse Club

National Distribution for Chicago-Based Gourmet Pretzel Company in SAM'S CLUB

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Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Kim & Scott's Gourmet Pretzels

    CHICAGO, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Kim & Scott's Gourmet Pretzels, a
 Chicago-based company that produces gourmet soft pretzels, announced a
 partnership with national retailer SAM'S CLUB, a division of Wal-Mart Stores,
 Inc.  Beginning this spring, four varieties of Kim and Scott's Gourmet
 Pretzels-fresh and hot from the oven-will be offered in more than 400 SAM'S
 CLUB Cafes nationwide, available to the more than 41 million SAM'S CLUB
 members.
     This deal provides the opportunity to distribute pretzels in all fifty
 states-representing one of the largest distribution vehicles for the six-year
 old pretzel company.  Consumers currently can purchase Kim & Scott's Gourmet
 Pretzels at various venues throughout the country, including fine food stores,
 music and sports arenas, corporate food services and Jamba Juice smoothie
 stores.
     "We're excited to share our pretzels throughout the country.  Once people
 try them, they'll be hooked," said company co-owner, Kim Holstein. "That's why
 our relationship with SAM'S CLUB represents tremendous growth potential."
     According to Holstein, soft pretzels are a great healthy snack
 alternative.  "Pretzels are the perfect twist for mixing flavors and creating
 a gourmet taste -- without the fat and calories of other snack foods."
     The four flavors available at SAM'S CLUB Cafes include: Traditional
 Bavarian, Mozzarella Pizza, Apple Cinnamon and Cheddar Jalapeno.
     Other Kim and Scott's Gourmet Pretzel flavors include: Sourdough Parmesan,
 Cheddar Herb, Spinach Feta, Chocolate Glaze, Cinnamon Glaze and Original
 Glaze.  Other pretzel products include stuffed pretzels, pretzel sandwich
 buns, baguettes and twisted sticks-featured in all of the above flavors.  Each
 pretzel has approximately the same calorie and fat content as a bagel. The
 gourmet soft pretzels are fully baked and take only a few minutes to warm in a
 conventional or microwave oven.
     Kim and Scott's Gourmet Pretzels incorporated in 1995, shortly after the
 Holsteins got married.  What began as a clever concept in mixing flavors has
 turned into a successful Chicago company.  In addition to SAM'S CLUB and fine
 supermarkets nationwide, Kim & Scott's Gourmet Pretzels also can be purchased
 online at http://www.kimandscotts.com or by calling 1-800-57-TWIST.
 
 

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    CHICAGO, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Kim & Scott's Gourmet Pretzels, a
 Chicago-based company that produces gourmet soft pretzels, announced a
 partnership with national retailer SAM'S CLUB, a division of Wal-Mart Stores,
 Inc.  Beginning this spring, four varieties of Kim and Scott's Gourmet
 Pretzels-fresh and hot from the oven-will be offered in more than 400 SAM'S
 CLUB Cafes nationwide, available to the more than 41 million SAM'S CLUB
 members.
     This deal provides the opportunity to distribute pretzels in all fifty
 states-representing one of the largest distribution vehicles for the six-year
 old pretzel company.  Consumers currently can purchase Kim & Scott's Gourmet
 Pretzels at various venues throughout the country, including fine food stores,
 music and sports arenas, corporate food services and Jamba Juice smoothie
 stores.
     "We're excited to share our pretzels throughout the country.  Once people
 try them, they'll be hooked," said company co-owner, Kim Holstein. "That's why
 our relationship with SAM'S CLUB represents tremendous growth potential."
     According to Holstein, soft pretzels are a great healthy snack
 alternative.  "Pretzels are the perfect twist for mixing flavors and creating
 a gourmet taste -- without the fat and calories of other snack foods."
     The four flavors available at SAM'S CLUB Cafes include: Traditional
 Bavarian, Mozzarella Pizza, Apple Cinnamon and Cheddar Jalapeno.
     Other Kim and Scott's Gourmet Pretzel flavors include: Sourdough Parmesan,
 Cheddar Herb, Spinach Feta, Chocolate Glaze, Cinnamon Glaze and Original
 Glaze.  Other pretzel products include stuffed pretzels, pretzel sandwich
 buns, baguettes and twisted sticks-featured in all of the above flavors.  Each
 pretzel has approximately the same calorie and fat content as a bagel. The
 gourmet soft pretzels are fully baked and take only a few minutes to warm in a
 conventional or microwave oven.
     Kim and Scott's Gourmet Pretzels incorporated in 1995, shortly after the
 Holsteins got married.  What began as a clever concept in mixing flavors has
 turned into a successful Chicago company.  In addition to SAM'S CLUB and fine
 supermarkets nationwide, Kim & Scott's Gourmet Pretzels also can be purchased
 online at http://www.kimandscotts.com or by calling 1-800-57-TWIST.
 
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