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Jelly Belly's John Pola Passes Away

Friday, May 15, 2020  
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Long-time RCI member, John Pola passed away on Tuesday, May 12. John was a member of the candy industry for over 40 years and had recently retired as the VP of Specialty Sales for Jelly Belly Candy Company.

"John’s appetite for fun could only be matched by his enthusiasm for Jelly Belly and the candy business as a whole. His love for his family, zest for life, and unyielding passion will be his legacy," shared Lisa Rowland Brasher, President/CEO of Jelly Belly Candy Company. 

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Pola family, as well as the Jelly Belly team.