Wilmingtonbiz logo
Print
Restaurants

Harris Teeter To Carry LunaPops

By Jessica Maurer, posted Jun 4, 2014
(Photo courtesy of Luna Pops)
When LunaPops opened its first retail store in the Landfall Shopping Center in 2008, it carried 20-25 different pops and changed them regularly while experimenting with what flavors worked best. Now, having closed its retail operation to focus solely on wholesale business, the company makes far fewer flavors. But one thing hasn’t changed; it still makes them the same way, 28 pops at a time.  

LunaPops recently announced that Matthews-based Harris Teeter has started carrying Sea Salt Caramel, Raspberry Chocolate Chip, Cookies and Cream and Rhubarb Lime flavors at 180 of the chain’s grocery stores throughout eight states and Washington, D.C. The pops are sold in boxes of four and retail for about $5.89.

“It’s very, very exciting to go from selling pops one at a time in Wilmington to by the palate for Harris Teeter,” said owner and chief pop maker Jonathan Mills.

LunaPops, now based in Hillsborough, prides itself on its artisanal methods and tries to source its ingredients from North Carolina whenever possible. For example, the company has partnered with nearby a candymaker that uses evaporated cane juice for the caramel in the Sea Salt Caramel pops.

“It’s important to us to use whole fruits and ingredients like evaporated cane juice rather than sugary syrups,” Mills said. “And we’re very grateful to the North Carolina-based businesses like Harris Teeter that have taken care of us.”

Join The Discussion

Similar Stories

In The Current Issue

Holiday Inn Plans Reopening

With a fresh, contemporary look the Holiday Inn at 5032 Market St. is undergoing renovations and planning a grand reopening when they are complete.

Medical Practice Taps Into Texting For Patients

Wilmington Health is using texting to connect with its patients, the health care organization announced recently....

Wilmington Company Tackles Stock Trade Speeds

Wilmington-based Cape City Command has seen its electronic trading-related appliance get the thumbs-up after testing by the Securities Techn...

Ico topnews Editor's Picks

Real Estate Award Winners Announced

Cece Nunn - Nov 18, 2014

New Fashion, Gift Store Opens In Porters Neck

Cece Nunn - About 14 hours ago Trending News

Cucalorus Scores In Coolness Category While Attracting More Films, Attendees

Jenny Callison - Nov 24, 2014

Do Good Real Estate Sues Founder, New Firm He Started

Cece Nunn - Nov 24, 2014
Consulting

Thayer Consulting LLC

Thayer Consulting LLC specializes in media placement. Whether it's television, radio, print, billboards or digital marketing, Thayer Consulting LLC will management your advertising buys. Just provide ...more

Ico trending Trending News

Ico newsinimages News in Pictures

Have a tip, pitch or guest column?  Send us a tip.

Gallery Galleries

Video Videos

Power Breakfast Series - Special Sauce for Economic Development - March. 2014
WilmingtonBiz Expo Keynote - Ken Lowe - Founder HGTV, CEO Scripps Networks - March. 2014

Register to Continue Seeing Wilmington's Best Business Coverage!


There are three ways to register for free.

Sign in with LinkedIn, Facebook or create an account:



Already registered? Login here.

Your free registration includes:

  • Access to 10 articles per month on WilmingtonBiz.com
  • Email updates to stay informed on local business news
  • A mobile optimized website
  • Advanced notification of Business Journal events
  • Management of your digital and print subscriptions
Laptop iphone ipad