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Angie's Boomchickapop's Minneapolis headquarters will close, owner confirms

The snack company started in Mankato in 2001.

Snack company Boomchickapop will have a smaller presence in Minnesota after its owners confirmed it will close its Minneapolis headquarters.

Founded in 2001 by Angie and Dan Bastian, the flavored popcorn and kettle corn company is now owned by Conagra Brands, which bought the brand for $250 million in September.

On Friday, Conagra confirmed reports that it is closing down its corporate office in Loring Park, Minneapolis, and shifting the work to offices in Illinois and Nebraska.

"As part of the integration we are moving Angie’s Boomchickapop corporate functions to our offices in Chicago and Omaha," Conagra said in a statement to BMTN.

"We notified approximately 60 impacted employees earlier this year and we are providing severance support as people leave the company."

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Conagra became the third owner of Angie's Artisan Treats in the space of eight years when it paid cash for the company last fall.

The gluten-free, non-GMO popcorn for which it's known was rebranded from Angie’s to Angie’s Boomchickapop in 2012, FoodBev notes.

And while its Minneapolis office is closing, Angie's retains a presence in its Minnesota hometown of North Mankato, where the Star Tribune reports it will keep its popcorn making facility that employs 100.

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