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optional “positives” that can be selected by the manufacturer from a list including potassium; protein; vitamins A, C and D; calcium; and iron. CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT. Two Snyder’s-Lance executives outlined the year-long initiative that has helped to improve the company’s performance and urged SFA members to consider embracing a similar approach at their firms during an education session on implementing a continuous improvement culture. Greg Flickinger, senior director of operations, and Jeremy Kacuba, plant manager of the company’s Charlotte Bakery, discussed the “cultural transformation” process that has resulted in 17% reduction in cost per pound, 40% scrap reduction, 41% reduction in its lost-time accident rate, 52% consumer complaint reduction and 16 successful audits. That, they said, has been achieved through “structured process implementation and courageous leadership,” by giving employees more responsibilities, more authority over their own turf, high goals to achieve and strong management support. The objective of the initiative, they said, is “to nurture a transition from traditional work system to an employee-centric, high-performance work system with a cultural 44 Snack World May 2011 foundation rooted in total employee involvement and focused on continuous improvement.” “It’s sustainable. You can take the leader out, and the organization keeps going — you don’t miss a beat,” Mr. Flickinger said. RISK MANAGEMENT. The commodity/ingredient risk management session included Overheard “We’re doing great! The format is great, and for us, the type of attendance that we see is right on target. We’re seeing our customer base and lots of prospective customers here at our booth.” Sam Powell, account manager, MANE Flavors & Seasonings   “My take on this show is it’s the right people at the right level. It’s time well spent. You can’t beat it.”  Terry Crone, business solutions manager, Kelron Logistics “This is the best attendance that we’ve had at this show in a long time. It is a great location, and we’re seeing the people we need to see.” Craig Hatfield, vice-president, sales, Bryce Corp. “We’re here both as an exhibitor and a manufacturer, so we are getting a great deal of benefit. We are seeing customers, suppliers and fellow manufacturers. The educational sessions have been extremely informative.” Rex Parrott, president and COO, Wyandot, Inc.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Snack World - May 1, 2011

Snack World - May 1, 2011
Letter from SFA - Progress and Advocacy
Supplier’s Corner - Onward and Upward
Government Affairs - SFA on the March
Government Affairs - Change Ahead
State of the Industry Report - Brands are Back
For More Research on Snacks
Natural Chips Reign Supreme
Top Potato Chip Brands
TORTILLA CHIPS - Tackling Hot Trends
PRETZELS - Healthy and Beyond
SNACK CRACKERS - The More Healthful Snack
Top Pretzel Brands
Top Snack Cracker Brands
COOKIES - Decadently Healthy
CORN SNACKS - The Scoop on Corn Chips
Top Corn Snack Brands
SNACK NUTS & SEEDS - Investing in Innovation
Top Nut, Seed and Corn Nut Brands
CHEESE SNACKS - Say Cheese to New Snacks
Top Cheese Snack Brands
PORK RINDS - Still on a Fast Track
Top Pork Rind Brands
MEAT SNACKS - Meating High Expectations
Top Meat Snack Brands
READY-TO-EAT POPCORN - Expanding Indulgence
Top RTE Popc orn/Caramel C orn Brands
MICROWAVE POPCORN - Convenience and Health
OTHER SALTED SNACKS - Catch-all Segment Builds With Variety
Top Microwave Popcorn Brands
Top Other Salted Snack Brands
SALSA AND DIPS - Salsa Dips, Dips Rise
Top Salsa and Dip Brands
Innovative and Educational …
Earl Wise Sr. Enters Circle of Honor
Overheard at SnaxPro
Get Ready for SNAXPO 2012: Celebrating 75 Years
New Snacks
Products & Services
Ad Index

Snack World - May 1, 2011