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An Infomercial King Is Going Public

Ron Popeil's Ronco is selling stock on its website; but wait, there's more!

(Newser) - 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.... More »

Ronco Goes Bankrupt

(Newser) - 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... More »

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