Zanesville – A Ohio company may be saving another Ohio company from disappearing.
Conn’s Potato Chip Company announced Monday it has obtained a brand licensing agreement with Mikesell’s and will begin to produce the chip brand in Zanesville effective immediately
Statement from Jonathan George, owner/president of Conn’s,
“Conn’s is excited about this opportunity. The licensing agreement will allow us to use the decades-old recipes and traditions of Mikesell’s to continue to deliver the quality snack food products consumers have come to expect and enjoy, especially the loyal fans of Mikesell’s products. This opportunity is a perfect fit with our processes and regional presence. Distribution will be provided by independent operators in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, and consumers will soon be able to make online purchases.”
Mike-Sells said that they would wind down the company on the first of February, and said that they would transition to another snack food as soon as possible.”
Conns has been making potato chips and snack foods for more than 85 years. The company said that they will start creating the chips in Zanesville and filling the shelves with the Mike-Sells brands.
Established in 1935, Conn’s has built its name with great-tasting, quality potato chips and snack foods and friendly customer service. Conn’s has grown from Mrs. Ida Conn delivering delicious potato chips in a market basket around her neighborhood to our current state-of-the-art manufacturing and distribution facilities in Zanesville, Ohio. At Conn’s, we strive for perfection in everything we do. We do this by having the best people, processes, and products in the industry, which results in the best tasting