Popsicle® hits the road to bring summertime fun to families

Iconic brand partners with lifestyle expert Brooke Peterson to launch Popsicle® Pop-up Party Tour

Englewood Cliffs, NJ (June 20, 2013) – This summer, Popsicle® will bring the fun and nostalgia of its iconic treats to families nationwide through a coast-to-coast Popsicle® Pop-up Party tour.

Starting this month, Popsicle® will launch Pop-up Parties in towns across the country, starting on the East Coast with Pittsburgh, Boston, and Buffalo, then traveling West to bring good times to Cleveland, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Kansas City, and finally, making its way to the West Coast with a culminating stop in San Francisco – the birthplace of the Popsicle® pop.

The Popsicle® Pop-up Party tour will stop at a variety of family-friendly venues along the way – from beaches, parks and sports events, to city landmarks and grocery stores. Families will be invited to join in on the fun and enjoy free samples of Popsicle® and Yosicle® pops, along with games and activities for the entire family, including a photo station with props and larger-than-life games.

Popsicle® is also giving consumers nationwide the chance to vote for the Popsicle® Pop-up Party to stop by their local area on the Popsicle® Facebook page at facebook.com/Popsicle beginning on June 20.

“Nothing tastes more like summer than the refreshing taste of a Popsicle® pop,” said Nick Soukas, brand building director for U.S. Unilever Ice Cream. “This summer’s Popsicle® Pop-up Party tour brings to life what the Popsicle® brand stands for – enjoying summertime fun with family and friends – to cities nationwide.”

Brooke Peterson, lifestyle expert and star of Yahoo! original series “Cheap N Easy,” is partnering with Popsicle® to help families extend the fun of Popsicle® Pop-up Parties to their own summer gatherings. Peterson will share simple tips and ideas for families to create their best summer parties – whether it’s a backyard barbeque, family reunion or neighborhood gathering.

"My mom always said, the days can be long but the years are short and with that, my philosophy is simple: celebrate every moment," says lifestyle expert, Brooke Peterson. "As a modern working mom, I am always looking for ways to turn the everyday into a FUN-day – and throwing a Popsicle® Pop-up Party this summer is an incredibly creative way to do just that!"

For more information on Popsicle® and Yosicle® pops and the summer tour, including updates along the route and exclusive tips and content, visit Popsicle.com; follow on twitter.com/Popsicle; or “like” Popsicle at www.facebook.com/Popsicle

About Unilever United States, Inc.

Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries. Our products are present in 7 out of 10 homes globally and are used by over 2 billion people on a daily basis.

In the United States the portfolio includes brand icons such as: Axe, Ben & Jerry’s, Bertolli, Breyers, Caress, Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy, Consort For Men, Country Crock, Degree, Dove personal care products, Good Humor, Hellmann’s, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, Just for Me!, Klondike, Knorr, Lever 2000, Lipton, Magnum, Motions, Nexxus, Noxzema, Pond’s, Popsicle, Promise, Q-tips, Ragú, Simple, Slim-Fast, Soft & Beautiful, St. Ives, Suave, tcb, TIGI, TRESemmé, Vaseline, and Wish-Bone. All of the preceding brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Unilever Group of Companies.

Our ambition is to double the size of our business, whilst reducing our overall environmental footprint (including sourcing, consumer use and disposal) and increasing our positive social impact. We are committed to helping more than a billion people take action to improve their health and well-being, sourcing all our agricultural raw materials sustainably by 2020, and decoupling our growth from our environmental impact. Supporting our three big goals are more than 50 time-based targets. See more on the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan at http://www.unileverusa.com/sustainable-living/

Unilever employs more than 10,000 people in the United States – generating over $9 billion in sales in 2012. For more information, visit www.unileverusa.com

Alyssa Bronikowski - GolinHarris

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