Bakers and snack producers are stocking up on the ingredients they’ll need to create traditional and novel treats throughout the year. Fruits and nuts, key elements in many seasonal recipes, are sure to be on their must-buy lists.
One of the country’s reigning snack makers, Snak King recently acquired C.J. Vitner and now has a second production facility in Freeport, Ill., that it expanded and upgraded with new equipment and at least 80,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space.
Successful copacking involves a number of challenges for bakers and snack producers that copack, but there are many benefits for companies that do it the right way. New market segments and customer relationships top the list.
Founded nearly 25 years ago to fulfill a need for Mexican food in western Michigan, Festida Foods Inc. comanufactures and copacks private-label tortilla and corn chips for retailers and wholesalers in nine Midwestern states and on the East Coast.