Oviedo, Fla. (Dec. 18, 2018) – Back for its third year, Dandy® Celery, grown by Duda Farm Fresh Foods, is proud to announce the return of its ‘Dip It 2 Win It’ Sweepstakes running through January 23, which encourages healthier snacking and drives in-store sales during peak football season – the third highest celery consumption time of the year next to Thanksgiving and Christmas.
To enhance football watch parties and drive demand of Dandy-branded celery, Duda has partnered with Weber Grill to give one grand prize winner a Weber Genesis II 435 LP Gas Grill and Samsung 75-inch Class LED Smart TV. In addition, Duda will be giving away five secondary prizes of a Samsung 55-inch LED Smart TV.
“Football season continues to be one of the most popular times of the year for celery,” said Dan Duda, president of Duda Farm Fresh Foods. “We want to inspire people who may only have ever had it as a side with buffalo wings to think differently about incorporating Dandy Celery and other vegetables into traditional game day favorites to create healthier options and bring more nutrition to tailgating parties as a whole.”
So far, the brand has earned over 3 million impressions from the promotion, thanks to social media and national television segments that promote the giveaway and healthy tailgating recipes with Dandy Celery. Additionally, more than 30,000 submissions have been recorded since the promotion launched three weeks ago – more than double what last year’s Dip It 2 Win It promotion saw in total.
This year, the Dandy brand contributed 67% to national fresh-cut celery sales, a 15% increase from 2017, while Duda’s overall market share saw 76% for retail fresh-cut celery sales, up 16% from last year according to IRI data, last 52 weeks, ending 9/30/18. In order to continue to drive sales, Duda is working hand-in-hand with retailers to maximize opportunities during this peak season.
For gameday entertaining inspiration or to learn more about the Dip It 2 Win It! Sweepstakes, visit http://www.dipit2winit.com.