MARCH 2004

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


FORD GUM INTRODUCES CHAMPION BASEBALL & FOOTBALL INTERACTIVE GUMBALL MACHINES

AKRON, NY — Ford Gum & Machine Company has debuted its unique new CHAMPION BASEBALL and FOOTBALL GUMBALL MACHINES. Both are fully functional gumball machines that feature fun, interactive games.

CHAMPION BASEBALL GUMBALL MACHINE
Stands 10-inches tall and features a spiral drop chute dispenser imprinted with a baseball pattern. Includes 8-oz of gumballs with a baseball play printed on each gumball. The printed gumballs create a fun, interactive baseball game. Complete game rules are included on the package. Packed 8 machines per case. MSRP $7.99.

CHAMPION FOOTBALL GUMBALL MACHINE
A fully functional gumball machine that stands 10-inches tall and features a spiral drop chute dispenser imprinted with a football pattern. It includes 8-oz of gumballs with a football play imprinted on each gumball. The printed gumballs create an exciting, interactive football game. Complete game rules are included on the package. Packed 8 machines per case. MSRP $7.99.

CHAMPION GUMBALL REFILLS
18-oz. of assorted gumball refills in baseball or football versions are available. Each gumball has a baseball or football sports play printed on it. Both are packed in attractive resealable clear tubs. The refills also work great with any gumball machine. Both versions are packed 12 per case. MSRP $3.99.

“The combination of confectionary and toys in a single product is a natural,” says Steve Gold, Ford Gum’s Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “These baseball and football machines give retailers a unique product at an attractive price point to offer their customers.”

Ford Gum & Machine Company, Inc., is a leading manufacturer and distributor of premium gum and confectionery products. For more information on any Ford Gum products, contact Ford Gum & Machine Company, Inc., Sales & Marketing offices at 640 Margarte Dri ve, Lincolnshire, IL 60069. Phone: 847-955-0003. Fax: 847-955-0004. Website: www.fordgum.com. E-mail: sales@fordgum.com

Corporate Contact:
Steve Gold, Sr. V.P. Sales & Marketing
Ford Gum & Machine Company, Inc.
(847) 955-0003
sales@fordgum.com

Media Contact:
Harmon Berns
Paramark
(847) 441-5948
harmon.berns@comcast.net