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In Need of a
Wireless Mic or
He Was Your Guy
Jul 29, 2021 7:57 AM CDT
In Need of a Wireless Mic or Food Dehydrator? He Was Your Guy
Infomercial icon and Ronco pitchman Ron Popeil dies at 86
- In the darkest, wee-est hours of the nights of yore, when all the real TV programming ran out, there used to be something called infomercials: entire TV programs about people selling products that might be useful to you but that you probably didn't know you wanted. These immediate forebears...
An Infomercial King
Is Going Public
Apr 4, 2017 6:23 PM CDT
An Infomercial King Is Going Public
Ron Popeil's Ronco is selling stock on its website; but wait, there's more!
- Ronco Brands—purveyor of the Veg-O-Matic, EZ-Store Rotisserie, and Beef Jerky Machine—is going public in a way befitting an infomercial king. The
Wall Street Journal
reports the company founded by inventor Ron Popeil in the 1960s is trying to sell $30 million in stock for its initial public offering....
Ronco Goes Bankrupt
Jun 16, 2007 4:49 PM CDT
Ronco Goes Bankrupt
- But wait, there’s more, as pitchman Ron Popeil liked to say. Ronco, maker of Veg-o-matic, Chop-o-matic, Popeil’s Pocket Fisherman, and an endless array of consumer items sold through infomercials, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. While founder Ron Popeil had sold the company in 2005, he remains...
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