Our Story

Weaver Popcorn Company, a family-owned and operated business and the global leader in the popcorn industry, was founded in 1928 by Reverend Ira Weaver. When Ira set out to make the world's finest popcorn, he selectively chose Indiana farmland as the starting point, shucking and bagging his own carefully-grown popcorn, then personally delivering it to his customers with the assistance of a horse-drawn wagon.

Weaver Popcorn Company built its unmatched reputation by partnering with the most dedicated and progressive farmers to grow the world's best popcorn, eventually expanding its family of farmers throughout the entire United States Corn Belt across seven states.


Over its 90 year history, Weaver Popcorn Company developed into a vertically-integrated business, delivering a broad array of popcorn products. This includes seed, bulk kernels, portion packs, microwave popcorn and ready-to-eat popcorn throughout the United States and in more than 90 countries worldwide. After four generations in the Weaver family, under the leadership of Ira, Welcome, Mike, and now Will, popcorn remains their #1 passion, ensuring that all their products are the best-tasting, the best quality, and the best for you, regardless of where they are grown, processed, manufactured, packaged and sold around the globe.


This fourth generation, family owned operation now has three independent operating companies, including Weaver Popcorn Hybrids, Weaver Popcorn Bulk, and Weaver Popcorn Manufacturing to fully leverage its expertise in popcorn and better serve its various customers with their own unique needs.

Weaver Popcorn Hybrids has its own in-house hybrid research and breeding program in addition to its seed production division. The company is a leader in enhanced breeding and hybrid seed quality, benefitting from over 40 years of experience and a seasoned team of PhD scientists and professional agronomists. The team at Weaver Popcorn Hybrids is dedicated to developing specific varieties of popcorn to meet the ever-changing needs of its customers and delivering industry-leading popcorn hybrids, all of which are genetically pure and non-GMO.


The team at Weaver Popcorn Hybrids remains focused on Ira Weaver's original mission — to offer the world's highest quality, best-tasting popcorn at the lowest possible price. Most importantly, the personal touch and interaction he had with all his customers has remained the cornerstone of Weaver Popcorn Hybrids by following his original mission and motto: "No sale is complete if the customer isn't satisfied".

"No sale is complete if the customer isn't satisfied"