Hy-Vee Partners with Kansas City Chiefs Tight End Travis Kelce to Launch Cereal

Kansas City Chiefs fans can now enjoy breakfast with tight-end Travis Kelce. Midwestern grocer Hy-Vee announces today that its exclusive new cereal created in partnership with Kelce and the 87 & Running Foundation will begin appearing on store shelves in the Kansas City area beginning Saturday, Aug 13.

The Hy-Vee private brand cereal — Kelce’s Krunch — will be available in select Hy-Vee stores throughout the Kansas City area and only for a limited time while supplies last.

This limited-edition private brand collector’s product is expected to raise $18,500 for the 87 & Running Foundation. The Foundation helps underserved youth strive to become productive citizens by mentoring and motivating them to explore and develop their abilities while learning critical life skills.

“Travis Kelce is a true inspiration both on and off the field,” said Matt Nickell, vice president, sports marketing for Hy-Vee. “His dedication to not only his team but also the Kansas City community is why we are excited to partner with him and the 87 & Running Foundation to launch this new cereal, while providing much-needed support for Kansas City-area youth.”

“As a kid, I grew up looking at my favorite athletes on cereal boxes, so now to have my own in collaboration with Hy-Vee is exciting! With each box of Kelce’s Krunch sold, a donation will be made to my foundation 87 & Running serving the youth in Kansas City,” said Travis Kelce, tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs. “Hy-Vee is an incredible partner, and I am looking forward to bringing more impactful community initiatives to life with them. Let’s go Chiefs Kingdom!”

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Christopher Durham is the president of the Velocity Institute. Prior to this he founded the groundbreaking site My Private Brand. He is the co-founder of The Vertex Awards. He began his retail career building brands at Food Lion and Lowe’s Home Improvement. Durham has worked with retailers around the world, including Albertsons, Family Dollar, Petco, Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, Metro Canada. Durham has published seven definitive books on private brands, including Fifty2: The My Private Brand Project and Vanguard: Vintage Originals.

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