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Snyder’s-Lance Inc. >p PRODUCERS A Mighty Merger Snyder’s-Lance continues each company’s tradition of providing consumers with innovative and enjoyable snacks while increasing efficiency. By Staci Davidson L << Snyder’s-Lance is committed to sustainability, and the company has opened a solar farm adjacent to one of its manufacturing plants to help reduce energy usage. ance, a manufacturer of sandwich crackers, potato chips and cookies, has a history that dates back to 1913. Just a few years before that in 1909, the origins of Snyder’s of Hanover got under way, establishing a foundation for a company that now produces pretzels and a diverse line of snacks for domestic and international markets. Now, working together as one company, Snyder’s-Lance is using its expertise and strengths in the snack market to compete more effectively and add value to the combined operation. This merger is a company profile win for the company’s customers, consumers, partners and associates. Snyder’s-Lance Inc. The merger of the two companies Annual revenues: $ billion 1.6 was completed in December 2010, Headquarters: Charlotte, N.C. Employees: 7 ,000 establishing a combined portfolio of Specialty: Snacks snack food brands that includes Carl E. Lee Jr., president/COO: “[We] make ‘better for you’ snacks, Snyder’s of Hanover, Lance, Cape and now they are also better for Cod, Grande, Tom’s, Jays, O-Kethe earth, as well.” Doke, Stella D’oro, Krunchers!, Archway, EatSmart Naturals and Lance private brands. The products of Snyder’s-Lance include pretzels, sandwich crackers, kettle chips, potato chips, cookies, tortilla chips, nuts and more, and the combined operation has 10 production facilities in the United States and two in Canada. “This historic transaction brings together many years of excellence in salty snacks and baking that will create a dynamic and competitive organization able to deliver superior customer service while continuing to be an important part of the communities in which we operate,” says Carl E. Lee Jr., president and COO of the combined company. “We expect to drive our busifood & drink • fall 201 • 1 73

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Food and Drink - Fall 2011

Food and Drink - Fall 2011
Tableside Chat
News a la Carte
In the Safe Zone
Strengthing Brands
Restaurants: Smart Marketing
Willie’s Restaurants
Slack’s Hoagie Shack
The Cheese Steak Shop
Aloha Hospitality Inc.
Bertucci’s Corp
Falcon Holdings LLC
Mark’s Pizzeria
Seasons Pizza
San Diego State University Dining Services
Producers: Food Law
Brook & Whittle Ltd. incorporating Packstar
Nestle Professional Caribbean
Snyder’s-Lance Inc.
Basic American Foods
Evolution Fresh
Berto’s Gelato & Sorbet
Jensen Meat Co
Tumbador Chocolate
Leclerc Foods USA Inc.
FX Matt Brewing Co.
Green Organic Vegetable Inc.
Deli Star Inc.
Always Bagels
National Choice Bakery
Sequoia Orange Co.
Spring Glen Fresh Foods
Westshore Pizza
Distributors: Total Recall
Columbia Distributing
Castella Imports Inc.
Co-Sales Company
Brick Brewing Co. Limited
Prime Distributors
Retailers: What’s in Store
AriZona Beverage Co.
Le Grand Marche
Three Things

Food and Drink - Fall 2011