About company

Popaball is a Newcastle upon Tyne based company founded by two sisters with a love for all things sparkly and bubbly! We develop and sell unique drink- related gifts intended to put a smile on the face of anyone buying or receiving them.

We launched in our local Fenwick store in Christmas 2014 with our ‘bursting juice bubbles’. The product had only been used in alcoholic drinks previously by a limited number of bars, who hand-made the bubbles through a time-consuming and scientific process called spherification. We took this concept and developed a convenient retail bubbles product containing pre-made bubbles, allowing people to make wonderful cocktail concoctions in the comfort of their own home!

In Autumn 2016, we launched our new ‘bubbles for’ range, each product containing two different flavours of bubbles chosen to pair perfectly with particular drinks. After pushing our products through various online marketing channels, we caught the imagination of consumers looking for new ways to brighten up their favourite tipple, and the reach of the launch kickstarted awareness of our brand and our concept.

After a year of experimenting to create the next big at home drink addition, we mixed up our first batch of flavoured ‘drink shimmer’. We strive to deliver products of the highest quality, and took time to perfect the recipe and ensure it worked exactly as intended and delivered our desired taste and appearance.

In March 2017, several months of development later, we launched our Rose Gold shimmer in Lakeland, the first ever retail drink shimmer! The Rose Gold shimmer was developed specifically to pair with prosecco. When used, it gives the drink a striking rose gold colour and adds a magical glittery effect and a subtle raspberry flavour.

The launch of this product went viral, with one Facebook post reaching over 6 million people. It was featured in most major magazines and on ‘Mary Portas – What Britain Bought in 2017’.

We created a completely new and innovative product that, together with our bursting juice bubbles, ignited a ‘pimp your drinks’ trend.

That year, to respond to the demand from both customers and retailers, we moved to a new 10,000 square foot premises, grew our staff numbers significantly and confirmed our food safety credentials by obtaining SALSA accreditation.

We continue to operate from this premises in Newcastle and now have the facility and capability to cater for retailers of all requirements and sizes.

We are constantly working on new products and our range has become even wider over the past few years. Amongst other things, we now supply beautiful pre-packaged gift sets and offer fun new innovations such as our Gingle Globe: a drinkable snow globe containing delicious elderflower gin liqueur and edible 23ct gold leaf ‘snow’ flakes.

Popaball products are well known throughout the UK. We are a reputable business with a brand that is synonymous with high quality products that deliver fantastic sales as purchases for a treat, party piece or gift. The Popaball range is a best selling, if not the best selling, range for a number of both chains and independent retailers, who frequently comment on the benefit of stocking a brand people recognise and trust.

We are here to help you sell our products and maximise your sales potential. We have a range of point of sale items to assist with your customers and a dedicated account manager will look after you, ensuring that you have everything you need and are kept up to date with Popaball’s innovative product launches. Come and join us!

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Featured Products

Awards

UK Stockists

•   John Lewis

•   Debenhams

•   Lakeland

•   Harvey Nichols

•   Oliver Bonas

•   Urban Outfitters

•   Scribbler

•   Fenwick

•   Other direct chain and independent retail stockists, including farm shops, physical and online gift retailers, garden centres and alcohol shops

•   Various indirect retail stockists through our fine food distributors

•   Various pubs, bars and restaurants, who use our food service friendly products in drinks served by them

•   Various indirect multiple stockists through our gift company partners, who use our products as part of gifts made up by them (e.g. with alcohol)

 

International Stockists

Market Information

Active Export Markets (Europe)
France, Ireland, Norway, Sweden

Active Export Markets (Rest of the World)
South Africa

Target Export Markets (Europe)
Denmark, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Russia, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Belgium, Netherlands, Finland

Target Export Markets (Rest of the World)
New Zealand, UAE, Australia, United States, Canada, Japan, China

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