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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Bethlehem, PA, March 4, 2013 – Just Born, Inc., maker of PEEPS®, MIKE AND IKE®, HOT TAMALES® and GOLDENBERG’S PEANUT CHEWS®, is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of The Morning Call Top Workplaces.  The Morning Call is a leading daily newspaper in the Lehigh Valley, PA.

The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback through the employee survey conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. WorkplaceDynamics conducts regional Top Workplaces programs with more than 30 major publishing partners and recognizes a national list of Top Workplaces.  Of more than 4,500 companies participating in the Top Workplaces survey, Just Born is one of only two large food and beverage manufacturing companies across the U.S. to be named a Top 5 Workplace.

Just Born, which ranks as the 10th largest candy company in the U.S. and 64th in the world, employs more than 500 associates at its Bethlehem corporate headquarters and manufacturing plant, and an additional 90 associates at its Philadelphia facility and three retail stores.  The company’s stated vision is to be the most respected confectionery company in the world.  It values workplace safety, product quality, protecting the environment and employee satisfaction.  It also believes in social responsibility, and is recognized as a strong community supporter. 

“We are honored to receive this recognition,” said company President and COO David Yale.  “That this award is based on a survey of our associates is extremely heartwarming. It indicates how positively they feel about working at Just Born.”

The Morning Call published the complete list of Top Workplaces on Sunday, March 3rd. For more information about the Top Workplaces lists and WorkplaceDynamics, please visit www.topworkplaces.com and www.workplacedynamics.com.

Just Born, Inc. is a family owned company founded in 1923 and headquartered in Bethlehem, PA, where it manufactures PEEPS®, HOT TAMALES® and MIKE AND IKE® Brand Candies.  GOLDENBERG’S® PEANUT CHEWS® Brand Candies are produced in Philadelphia, PA.  All Just Born candies are made in the U.S.A.  Just Born also operates three PEEPS & COMPANY® retail stores in Bethlehem, PA, National Harbor, MD and Mall of America in Bloomington, MN.

To learn more about Just Born, visit www.justborn.com. To learn more about PEEPS & COMPANY® stores visit www.peepsandcompany.com.

Contact:
Ellie Deardorff 609-279-0977, justbornpr@comcast.net or Milena DeLuca 609-921-1695, justbornpr@verizon.net