Pierce Hollingsworth

For generations, popcorn has ruled as the king of fresh-made snacks. It certainly has roots far deeper in American culture than hot dogs or apple pie. In fact, English settlers who arrived on the Mayflower were introduced to popcorn at the first Thanksgiving Feast at Plymouth, Mass.

BUSINESS/MARKETINGToday, no movie theater experience would be complete without a bucket of hot, fresh popcorn. The same is true at home. Americans consume 63 quarts per man, woman, and child each year, according to the Popcorn Board. A…

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