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PRETZELS INC.
PRETZELS,

"We have continually
reinvested back
in our plants with
capital infusions."

to put in an additional line, and due to accelerating
business growth, the second line will be installed
in the summer of 2018, according to Chip Mann.
Ultimately, the facility could be expanded to a total
of 135,000 sq ft.
Production runs seven days a week at Plymouth's
SQF Level 3 facility, which was designed with the
help of The Austin Co., and built to the highest standards rated for protein, according to Paul Schaum,
COO. Mr. Schaum orchestrated the accelerated construction and ramping up of the operation.
The fast startup involved selecting just a few
SNAC International vendors, including Shick Esteve
for ingredient handling; Shaffer, a Bundy Baking
Solution, for mixing; Reading Bakery Systems for
pretzel makeup and baking; and Heat and Control
for packaging. Additionally, the company is upgrading its Bluffton bakery with a new pretzel line that will
add 2.5 to 3 million lb to its much-needed capacity.
Steve Huggins noted that such investments are
part of a perpetual process in growing the business,
which is now the second-largest private label snack
producer in the nation. "We have continually reinvested back in our plants with capital infusions," he
said. "Over time, that's helped us become successful versus the smaller, private-label operations that
have not made those capital investments."
Chip Mann explained that such reinvestments
reflect its commitment to the snack industry and its
customers. "We're adding capacity to service the industry. We're one of the few companies - if not the
only - that continues to grow in the pretzel market
and invest in assets," he said. "We're excited about
that. We're doing everything to get back on top."
In many ways, the friends' business follows the
legacy of their fathers who both grew up in the
Above: A guillotine cutter chops the peanut butter filled dough strips into
bite-sized nuggets prior to baking.
Below: Pretzels, Inc., produces filled pretzels for private label and under
the Harvest Road brand.

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SNAXPO OFFICIAL SHOW ISSUE

Vito Palmisano Photography

Steve Huggins, Pretzels, Inc.



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Snac World - February 2018

Snac World - February 2018
Contents
SNAC LETTER - DRIVING CHANGE TO MEET INDUSTRY NEEDS
SNAC UPDATE - MOVING FORWARD IN 2018
NEW MEMBER UPDATE
SNAXPO18 SCHEDULE
SNAXPO MAP
SNAXPO EXHIBITOR LIST
PRETZELS, INC. - Perseverance leads to SUCCESS
INDUSTRY TRENDS - SNACKING all year long
FLAVORS - Balance the EQUATION
THE CHALLENGE OF SPICY
EXTRUSION - ROUGH AROUND THE EDGES
PACKAGING INNOVATIONS - Sized to Succeed
NEW SNACKS
PRODUCTS & SERVICES
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Snac World - February 2018 - 2
Snac World - February 2018 - 3
Snac World - February 2018 - 4
Snac World - February 2018 - Contents
Snac World - February 2018 - SNAC LETTER - DRIVING CHANGE TO MEET INDUSTRY NEEDS
Snac World - February 2018 - 7
Snac World - February 2018 - 8
Snac World - February 2018 - 9
Snac World - February 2018 - SNAC UPDATE - MOVING FORWARD IN 2018
Snac World - February 2018 - 11
Snac World - February 2018 - NEW MEMBER UPDATE
Snac World - February 2018 - 13
Snac World - February 2018 - SNAXPO18 SCHEDULE
Snac World - February 2018 - 15
Snac World - February 2018 - SNAXPO MAP
Snac World - February 2018 - 17
Snac World - February 2018 - SNAXPO EXHIBITOR LIST
Snac World - February 2018 - 19
Snac World - February 2018 - 20
Snac World - February 2018 - PRETZELS, INC. - Perseverance leads to SUCCESS
Snac World - February 2018 - 22
Snac World - February 2018 - 23
Snac World - February 2018 - 24
Snac World - February 2018 - INDUSTRY TRENDS - SNACKING all year long
Snac World - February 2018 - 26
Snac World - February 2018 - 27
Snac World - February 2018 - 28
Snac World - February 2018 - FLAVORS - Balance the EQUATION
Snac World - February 2018 - 30
Snac World - February 2018 - THE CHALLENGE OF SPICY
Snac World - February 2018 - 32
Snac World - February 2018 - EXTRUSION - ROUGH AROUND THE EDGES
Snac World - February 2018 - 34
Snac World - February 2018 - 35
Snac World - February 2018 - PACKAGING INNOVATIONS - Sized to Succeed
Snac World - February 2018 - 37
Snac World - February 2018 - NEW SNACKS
Snac World - February 2018 - 39
Snac World - February 2018 - PRODUCTS & SERVICES
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