Cody Pack, an employee of Mumford’s Potato Chips, stacks bags of the chips on a shelf. Bill Lackey/Staff

Mumford’s potato chips to be sold again following discontinue scare

Customers in Clark and Champaign counties can once again purchase kettle-cooked potato chips from a historic Urbana deli.

Mumford’s Potato Chips and Deli announced last week that it will sell Mumford’s Old-Fashioned Kettle Cooked Potato Chips again, following reports from last year that the brand may be discontinued.

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“We were able to work with our manufacturer to get a 13 oz bulk bag made specifically for our deli location at 325 N. Main St. Urbana, Ohio,” Mumford’s announced on Facebook.

The chips will be sold exclusively at the deli’s location. Mumford’s said they are working to bring the chips back into retail stores.

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Mumford’s announced in December that their relationship with Shearer’s Snacks, a manufacturer they worked with for 20 years was coming to an end.

Randy Leopard, whose family combined the deli and chip business in 1979, said that Shearer’s decided to “move in another direction so all the small and private labels they were doing, they discontinued at the end of (2018).”

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Leopard said that Mumford’s would continue looking for a new manufacturing partner, but it was not clear at the time how long their product would be available.

Shearer’s did not return a call seeking comment.

“Thank you everyone for your patience and working with us through this difficult time. As always, we appreciate your business and support,” Mumford’s said on Facebook.

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