Garrett Popcorn Honored with 2012 IAC Award for “Best Retail Website”

Gourmet popcorn e-retailer wins award following e-commerce and website design overhaul by

Park Ridge, IL, March 27, 2012 – today announced that the firm, along with Garrett Popcorn, has been awarded the 2012 Internet Advertising Competition Award for "Best Retail Website" for the design of the Garrett Popcorn Shops website, located at

The Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards are produced by the Web Marketing Association to honor excellence in online advertising, recognize the individuals and organizations responsible, and showcase the best in award winning digital production. The Web Marketing Association's expert judges selected the project based on seven criteria: creativity, innovation, design, copywriting, use of medium, memorability, and impact.

The Garrett Popcorn site was compared with all of the sites within the industry and medium and selected as the "Best Retail Website" for 2012.

The award-winning Garrett Popcorn website features an interactive, dynamic Tin Builder Application that allows Garrett Popcorn customers to personalize their tin. The application walks the user through each step, from tin color and design to dollar amount, to the size and delicious flavor(s) desired, all the way through check-out. It also enables customers to ship a single order or send to multiple recipients. With these features and many others, the site has succeeded in making the check-out and popcorn-buying process easy and fun for online shoppers both young and old. CEO Tony Svanascini said, "We here at are very proud to have achieved this result, given that thousands entered this contest and the IAC’s high standards and level of respect in the online industry. Garret Popcorn has been a part of our family for many years and we are thankful they allowed us to create this fantastic, fun website for them."


About Garrett Popcorn Shops

Garrett Popcorn has been "A Chicago Tradition" for over 60 years and has stores at 625 North Michigan Ave., Navy Pier food court, Merchandise Mart (2nd floor), 26 West Randolph St., 4 East Madison St., 2 West Jackson Blvd., two at O’Hare International Airport, in Terminals 1 and 3, and in the Northwestern Station/Ogilvie Transportation Center at 500 West Madison St. Garrett also has locations in New York (at Penn Plaza between 7th & 8th), Dubai, and Singapore. For more information, visit Garrett Popcorn Shops has been creating handcrafted snacks since 1949, focused on fresh, delicious, comfort food, handmade with the highest quality ingredients.


About, Inc., Inc., founded in 1978, is a leading Web design, development, and hosting company based in Park Ridge, Illinois. Currently, employs approximately 200 professionals in offices throughout the country including Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Washington D.C., New York, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles. Some of their 5,000+ clients include Hobby Lobby, New York Giants, NASCAR, Stuart Weitzman, Garrett Popcorn, Chicago Bears, Abbott Laboratories, and the U.S. Army. For additional information about, visit