JANUARY 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


NEW NOVELTY GUMBALL MACHINE FROM FORD GUM

LINCOLNSHIRE, IL— Ford Gum & Machine Company has introduced its new Novelty Gumball Machine. These colorful, durable machines are filled with 8-oz. of assorted colors and flavors of Carousel® Gum, stand 9-3/4-inches tall with a 4-inch spiral chute and feature an easy push down gumball dispenser. The Novelty Gumball machines are shipped in case packs containing 8 pieces. SRP is $8.99-$9.99.

“Retailers have had a great deal of success with our novelty theme banks, such as the Fortune Teller, Texas Hold’ em and Sports Machines,” explains Steve Greene, Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “The new Novelty Gumball Machines are a strong addition to this line providing an everyday spiral chute machine that includes 8-oz of assorted flavored gum at an attractive price point.”

Ford Gum & Machine Company is the only manufacturer of sugar-free gumball products and is a leading producer of premium gum and confectionery products including the full line of Carousel brand Gumball machines and refills. For more information contact Ford Gum & Machine Company, Inc., Sales & Marketing 640 Margate Drive, Lincolnshire, IL 60069.  Phone: 847-955-0003.  Fax: 847-955-0004.  www.fordgum.com. Email: sales@fordgum.com.