Just Born Quality Confections Statement Concerning Coronavirus
The well-being of our associates, community, customers and business partners is of the utmost importance to us. Just Born is taking precautionary steps related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We have set up an internal task force to regularly monitor the domestic and worldwide impact of the virus and are following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local and state health and government authorities and the World Health Organization.
Effective last week, all business travel has been suspended and we have restricted visitors to our facilities. We have provided our associates with an updated illness and attendance policy, as well as additional risk assessment procedures. Many of our office associates have the capability to work remotely. However, at the present time we will continue manufacturing our iconic brands and are taking additional steps to keep our facilities clean and safe.
About Just Born Quality Confections:
Just Born Quality Confections is a third-generation family-owned company that has grown into the 10th largest candy company in the U.S. [*] Just Born is the maker of some of America’s most beloved and iconic brands – PEEPS®, MIKE AND IKE®, HOT TAMALES® and GOLDENBERG’S® PEANUT CHEWS®. In 1923, the founder, Sam Born, opened a small candy-making and retail store in Brooklyn, New York, where he marketed the freshness of his daily-made candy with a sign that declared, “Just Born.” Together with Born’s brothers-in-law, Irv and Jack Shaffer, the company thrived in spite of the economic depression of the 1930s and, in 1932, moved its operations to Bethlehem, PA, which is still home to their iconic candy brands. All Just Born candies are proudly made in the U.S.A. For more information, please visit www.justborn.com (and see the breadth of candy and high-quality branded items at www.peepsandcompany.com) Follow us: facebook.com/JustBornInc, twitter.com/JustBornInc.
* IRI Market Advantage Easter 2019 (11 WE 04/28/19), Total Multi-Outlet; Includes Non-Seasonal Jelly Beans