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J&J Snack Foods Celebrates 50 Years - September 27, 2021

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J&J Snack Foods
Sep 27, 2021, 10:32 ET

Iconic snack company to kick off year-long anniversary celebration with employee and consumer events

(PENNSAUKEN, N.J., Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/) -- What happens when one of America's most beloved snack companies reaches a significant milestone? There's a celebration, of course! What else would you expect from a company whose motto is "Fun Served Here?"

J&J Snack Foods Corp., (NASDAQ: JJSF) a leader and innovator in beverages and snack foods is recognizing its 50-year anniversary with a year-long commemoration that celebrates both its employees and valued customers.

J&J Snack Foods will kick off the celebration this month and will continue to rollout activities throughout the year to honor its valued employees and loyal brand fans, recognizing the company's impressive growth and success over the past 50 years. 

Founded in 1971 by Gerald "Gerry" B. Shreiber, J&J Snack Foods began with the $72,100 purchase of an ailing pretzel company of eight employees at a court auction. Fast-forward 50 years, and the company has evolved into a billion-dollar publicly traded company and industry leader in snack foods with over 4,200 employees, 16 manufacturing locations across the country, and products throughout foodservice and retail channels nationwide. J&J Snack Foods' iconic brands, including SUPERPRETZEL, ICEE and LUIGI'S Real Italian Ice, have been there for millions of moments of fun and togetherness. From family gatherings and birthdays to baseball games, cinemas and amusement parks, J&J Snack Foods brands have served up smiles, joy, and fun across the country for five decades.

"Consumers have enjoyed J&J Snack Food's iconic snacks, beverages, and frozen novelties for 50 years. A staple in great moments inside and outside of the home, our fun and innovative core brands like SUPERPRETZEL and ICEE have captured the hearts of millions," said Dan Fachner, President and Chief Executive Officer of J&J Snack Foods. "I am honored to be part of a legacy that has positively impacted so many people. We celebrate this 50-year milestone in honor of our fans, customers, and dedicated employees. We are excited to commemorate this golden anniversary with a year of celebratory events and look forward to serving up fun for another 50 years!"

J&J Snack Foods will host a celebratory gala recognizing founder Gerry Shreiber's legacy and will launch a series of employee appreciation events across the country, including visits from the company's branded 'snack mobile.' The company will also participate in the NASDAQ closing bell ceremony in New York early next year, followed by a media tour. Consumers and employees alike can expect more fun throughout the year and are encouraged to visit @jjsnackfoods on Instagram for exciting updates.

For more information, visit

About J&J Snack Foods Corp.
J&J Snack Foods Corp. (NASDAQ: JJSF) is a leader and innovator in the snack food industry, providing innovative, niche and affordable branded snack foods and beverages to foodservice and retail supermarket outlets. Manufactured and distributed nationwide, our principal products include SUPERPRETZEL, the #1 soft pretzel brand in the world, as well as internationally known ICEE and SLUSH PUPPIE frozen beverages, LUIGI'S Real Italian Ice, MINUTE MAID frozen ices, WHOLE FRUIT sorbet and frozen fruit bars, SOUR PATCH KIDS Flavored Ice Pops, Tio Pepe's & CALIFORNIA CHURROS, and THE FUNNEL CAKE FACTORY funnel cakes and several bakery brands within DADDY RAY'S, COUNTRY HOME BAKERS and HILL & VALLEY. With nearly twenty manufacturing facilities, and more than $1 billion in annual revenue, J&J Snack Foods Corp. has continued to see steady growth as a company, reaching record sales for 48 consecutive years. The company consistently seeks out opportunities to expand its unique niche market product offering while bringing smiles to families worldwide. For more information, please visit  

*MINUTE MAID is a registered trademark of The Coca-Cola Company.

Lakeside Foods Purchases Cher-Make Sausage Co. - September 24, 2021

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Lakeside Foods
September 24, 2021

Manitowoc, WI (September 24, 2021) – Lakeside Foods, Inc., a leading frozen and canned foods manufacturer, is purchasing Cher-Make Sausage Co., a 93-year-old authentic sausage maker that produces quality summer sausage, hot dogs, ring bologna and bratwurst at its Manitowoc-based plant. The deal is set to close on Monday.

The acquisition offers Lakeside a new product category that will benefit its existing customer base. “Cher-Make is a respected maker of premium sausage and meat products, with a long history in the Manitowoc community, and we’re honored to carry on the Cher-Make legacy,” said Joe Yanda, President and CEO of Lakeside Foods. “The acquisition will further diversify our product offerings for Lakeside customers and open up new avenues for business growth and product innovation.”

Cher-Make will benefit from business growth opportunities through Lakeside. “Joining the Lakeside Foods family will give Cher-Make a bright future to continue making authentic sausage products and expand our distribution footprint,” said Tom Chermak, President of Cher-Make Sausage.  “Lakeside's solid reputation in the industry for operational excellence and quality food products means Cher-Make employees will enjoy strong, stable ownership to continue building on what my grandfather began nine decades ago.”

Under the deal, Cher-Make’s management team, including President Tom Chermak, will remain in place. Day-to-day operations will continue uninterrupted, and Lakeside plans to retain all Cher-Make employees at its Manitowoc location.

“We’re excited to enter this new food category,” Yanda said. “Our goal is to build on Cher-Make’s success, and we will invest in its operations to continue to grow its customer footprint and distribution.”    

About Lakeside Foods, Inc.

Lakeside Foods is a premier supplier of high-quality frozen and canned foods to the retail, food service and industrial sectors. Since its beginning in 1887 as a small pea-canning plant, Lakeside Foods has expanded to 13 production facilities, producing canned and frozen vegetables, canned meat, canned dry beans, frozen desserts, appetizers and canned pet food that are distributed coast to coast across the U.S. and in 14 countries. Lakeside Foods manages its vegetable growing and harvesting operations through a network of regional farmers, ensuring food quality and freshness from farm to table. The company is family owned and based in Manitowoc, Wis. 

About Cher-Make Sausage

Founded by Emil and Regina Chermak in 1928, Cher-Make Sausage Company serves the branded and private-label industry and produces hot dogs, bratwurst, summer sausage, ring bologna, chicken sausage and smoked sausage. Products made at the company's Manitowoc plant are sold throughout North America. The company employs more than 150 people. Cher-Make is a partner of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, a minor league baseball team based in Appleton, with its hot dogs and bratwurst available at every home game.


Anne Smith APR                                                Tom Chermak                      

(920) 684-3356 Ext. 4032                                   (920) 683-5980 Ext. 1311

Tetra Pak Launches Leap Accelerator Program to Help Emerging Brands Fast-Track Food and Beverage Development - September 24, 2021

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Tetra Pak
September 24, 2021

Tetra Pak Launches Leap Accelerator Program to Help Emerging Brands Fast-Track Food and Beverage Development

New Program Will Drive Food and Beverage Innovation in the US and Canada

Denton, Texas (September 23, 2021) –Tetra Pak has launched the Leap Accelerator Program to give brands access to its deep expertise in food and beverage formulation, packaging, and marketing to help bring innovative food and beverage products to market faster.

The Tetra Pak® Leap Accelerator Program connects brands of all sizes with Tetra Pak experts and contract manufacturers to fast-track and fine-tune product development and commercial production. The Leap program focuses on new product categories and consumption occasions, and is dedicated to helping brands deliver on ever-evolving consumer demands.

By offering the company’s processing, packaging and production expertise to brands, along with the sustainability advantage and product protection benefits of Tetra Pak® cartons, the company hopes to encourage brands to pursue more innovative on-the-go offerings in the North American food and beverage market.

“There’s a huge opportunity for innovation in the food and beverage space, especially as the pandemic drives shifts in consumer preferences and buying habits,” said Pedro Goncalves, vice president of marketing, Tetra Pak U.S. and Canada. “We’ve been working with brands for years to bring innovation to the market, but Leap goes a step further to align all elements of product development and production in a comprehensive program,” he added.

Following an assessment for program fit, selected brands will work alongside Tetra Pak experts to develop a bespoke journey that includes defining the go-to-market strategy, formulating the ideal product, producing and packaging that product, and promoting it to consumers.

Through a combination of market insights, consumer research and category analysis, Tetra Pak will help brands pinpoint the right product positioning for success. Dedicated support from formulation experts and priority access to Tetra Pak’s Product Development Center will help fine-tune the product’s flavor, consistency and scalability for long-term commercial success. With the ideal formulation determined, production will begin at one of several select contract manufacturers best suited to produce and package the specific product. With the product packaged and ready to hit the market, marketing support from Tetra Pak will help facilitate sampling, point of purchase and other promotion to consumers.

Participation in the Leap program is limited with participants selected based on a series of factors including novelty of product, market potential and product segment.

About Tetra Pak
Tetra Pak is a world leading food processing and packaging solutions company. Working closely with our customers and suppliers, we provide safe, innovative and environmentally sound products that each day meet the needs of hundreds of millions of people in more than 160 countries. With over 25,000 employees around the world, we believe in responsible industry leadership and a sustainable approach to business.

Our promise, “PROTECTS WHAT’S GOOD™," reflects our commitment to making food safe and available, everywhere.

More information about Tetra Pak is available at

Stephanie Ward
Tetra Pak
Tel: 940-380-4635

Great Little Box Company/Ideon Packaging Takes Home 5 Medals at Packaging Competition - August 25, 2021

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Great Little Box Company Ltd/Ideon Packaging
August 25, 2021

Pacific Northwest based company wins in first-ever Box Manufacturing Olympics for corrugated and folding cartons.

(VANCOUVER, B.C., August 25, 2021) -- Great Little Box Company Ltd./ Ideon Packaging (GLBC) announced today that it has won 3 Gold Medals and 2 Bronze Medals at the first-ever 2021 TAPPI/ AICC Box Manufacturing Olympics. TAPPI’s CorrPack Competition and the AICC’s Package Design Competition combined their competitions this year to create this first time event where judging was held at the SuperCorrExpo.

The competition was open to all TAPPI and AICC members from around the globe who produce corrugated, rigid box and folding cartons, as well as their suppliers. Judges evaluated entries on a number of levels, including design, quality, graphic excellence, technical difficulty and innovative application, among others.

GLBC’s design for Routine Natural’s Soap Box won first place in the category of Folding Carton – Women and Men’s Cosmetics.  This packaging was part of Routine’s recent product offering expansion.  The combination of vibrant colours, foil, and brand colour consistency created a product that truly stood out on shelves. 

GLBC also won first place for structure and 3rd place for print in the Counter, Shelf, Power Wing, PDQ Point of Purchase Display category with their Strait & Narrow 6-pack dispenser design. Strait & Narrow were launching a new drink in a sleek/ tall can and desired a gravity fed dispenser with a small footprint that would grab consumer impulse purchases.  The eye catching artwork and clever dispensing design became a big hit with retailers.

In the category of Printing – Counter, Shelf, Power Wing and PDQ Point of Purchase Displays GLBC also won first place for the Performatrin Ultra Limited Display.  This wood grain patterned display had an eye catching precise flexo print.  

And finally in the category of Best Use of Corrugated Replacing Other Substrates GLBC won 3rd place for their innovative design for BC Fresh’s Potato Basket & Tray.

About Great Little Box Company/ Ideon Packaging

Great Little Box Company Ltd./Ideon Packaging (GLBC) began operations in 1982 in British Columbia, Canada and currently operates from its headquarters in Richmond, BC with additional offices in Victoria, BC, Kelowna, BC and Everett, Washington, as well as a satellite office in Alberta. GLBC is an award-winning manufacturer of label and packaging solutions, specializing in corrugated boxes, custom displays, digital print and packaging, labels, flexible packaging, folding cartons, protective packaging, and the distribution of shipping supplies. For more information, please visit


Great Little Box Company/Ideon Packaging (GLBC)
Natisha Mathews, 778-372-5964
VP marketing

SunTree Snack Foods Acquires Carolina Nut Company - August 11, 2021

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SunTree Snack Foods, LLC
August 11, 2021

Phoenix, AZ - SunTree Snack Foods, LLC (“SunTree”), a better-for-you snack manufacturing company, announced today the purchase of The Peanut Roaster/Carolina Nut Company (“Carolina Nut”). The acquisition will broaden SunTree’s product offerings and improve its ability to serve customers located on the East Coast.

SunTree, headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, primarily produces snack nuts, baking nuts, trail mixes, dried fruit, and healthy snacks, with an emphasis on store brands. Carolina Nut, based in Henderson, North Carolina, is a premium manufacturer of peanuts and snack nuts and is widely known in the industry for its own brands – Carolina Nut Company and The Peanut Roaster – as well as its private-label brands.

“Carolina Nut is a perfect complement to SunTree on many levels,” said Jeff Vogel, CEO of SunTree. “The additional product offerings, expanded geographic footprint, and new packaging and manufacturing capabilities will expand our product lineup for our customers and provide a larger variety of snacking options for category growth.”

Carolina Nut’s North Carolina-based manufacturing facility was particularly attractive to SunTree because, combined with its Phoenix facility, it allows the company to serve national retailers wherever their stores are located. The combined business also includes an in-house research & development laboratory that allows SunTree, in partnership with its customers, to develop new products and on-trend flavors.

Satori Capital, the conscious capitalism-oriented investment firm that owns SunTree, recognized the acquisition as a benefit to both companies and to their customers. Satori, which has received numerous accolades as a “Best Place to Work,” will continue to empower SunTree’s leadership team as it further develops its own employee-focused values and initiatives.

About SunTree
Based in Phoenix, Arizona, SunTree is a producer of branded and private-label nuts and dried fruit snacks including roasted and salted nuts, trail mixes, and chocolate and yogurt-covered nuts. For more information, visit

About Carolina Nut Company
Based on Henderson, North Carolina, Carolina Nut specializes in unique flavored nuts, flavored peanuts, spicy nuts and candied nuts. Its hand-roasted and flavored peanuts are hand crafted in Henderson, North Carolina. Visit for more information.

About Satori Capital
Satori Capital is a Texas-based multi-strategy investment firm founded upon the principles of conscious capitalism. Satori’s private equity business partners with leadership teams of companies with $5 million to $25 million of EBITDA that operate with a long-term perspective, commit to their mission or purpose, and create value for all stakeholders. For additional information, please visit

Contact: Jeff Vogel

Drylock Builds Green Portfolio by Becoming The First CO2- Neutral Manufacturing Facility in the US Disposable Hygiene Industry, in addition to Sourcing Natural Materials & Offering Packaging Alternatives to Traditional Plastic - July 20, 2021

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Drylock Technologies
July 20, 2021, 10:19AM

Green product portfolio provides eco-conscious disposable hygiene products to consumers.

(Eau Claire, WI) — Known for innovation, Drylock Technologies, with a world-class US production facility and a state-of-the-art R&D lab headquarters in Eau Claire, WI, is honored to be the first carbon-neutral adult incontinence manufacturer in the US.

In recognition of this dedication to reducing carbon emissions, Drylock Technologies has become the first US facility in the disposable hygiene industry to receive CO2-Neutral® certification for carbon-neutral manufacturing. The CO2-Neutral® label, a globally recognized certification issued by CO2logic®, proves a real and measurable commitment to reduce and offset carbon emissions.

This certification also shows Drylock’s support of the India Wind Energy Solution to offset emissions in 2021. This project builds wind turbines to provide the power grid with clean, renewable energy and stimulate a low carbon economy transition.

This CO2-Neutral® certification recognizes real and measurable commitments to sustainability efforts in manufacturing, sourcing, and packaging.

Drylock has set stringent requirements for responsible sourcing. Suppliers are evaluated on cost, quality, ISO® Certification, Sedex®, Toxicology and NIAS, Cruelty-Free, and Vegan claims. Furthermore, every Drylock supplier signs a Supplier Conformity agreement to ensure specified requirements for materials are met.

Drylock is already meeting increasing consumer demand for products made with natural materials by sourcing cotton-enhanced, green polyethylene, bio-based, and chlorine-free materials for “pure” products. Drylock Technologies will soon launch Simpli®, one of the first natural, eco-friendly incontinence brands. Simpli® will provide natural, plant-based incontinence protection free of fragrance, lotions, parabens, natural rubber latex, toxic dyes, and chlorine bleaching.

Drylock sustainability efforts also extend to packaging by offering recycled, green packaging options, including recycled content, paper, and carbon-neutral bags. Werner Van Ingelgem, Drylock Technologies R&D director, notes, “Consumers are looking for more sustainable packaging that is kinder to the planet without compromising on the integrity of the product.” Offering packaging alternatives to traditional plastic is part of Drylock’s continued efforts to increase the sustainability of its operations.

Drylock Technologies is committed to being a frontrunner in sustainable manufacturing and providing eco-friendly options to meet and exceed consumer expectations.


Perrigo Completes Divestiture Of Generic Rx Business For $1.55 Billion - July 6, 2021

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Perrigo Company plc 
Jul 06, 2021, 16:33 ET

(Dublin, IE., July 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/) -- Perrigo Company plc (NYSE; TASE: PRGO), a leading global provider of Consumer Self-Care Products, announced today that it has completed the previously announced sale of its Generic Rx Pharmaceuticals business to Altaris Capital Partners, LLC for $1.55 billion, with customary adjustments, completing Perrigo's transformation to a global consumer self-care company.

Perrigo CEO and President Murray S. Kessler commented, "Closing this transaction was another important milestone for Perrigo's transformation. We are now a leading pure-play global consumer self-care company that has significant resources to invest and has a passionate and committed team that is dedicated to making our vision a reality – To make lives better by bringing quality affordable self-care products consumers trust, everywhere they are sold. I am more excited than ever about the company's future." Kessler concluded, "I would like to thank the Rx team for their dedication throughout this process and I am confident that they will continue to be successful in their mission of developing, manufacturing and distributing high quality, affordable healthcare products."

About Perrigo Perrigo Company plc (NYSE; TASE: PRGO) is a leading provider of Quality, Affordable Self-Care Products and over-the-counter (OTC) health and wellness solutions that enhance individual well-being by empowering consumers to proactively prevent or treat conditions that can be self-managed. Led by its consumer self-care strategy, Perrigo is the largest store brand OTC player in the U.S. in the categories in which it competes through more than 9,000 SKUs under customer 'own brand' labels. Additionally, Perrigo is a Top 10 OTC company by revenue in Europe, where it markets more than 200 branded OTC products throughout 28 countries. Visit Perrigo online at

SOURCE Perrigo Company plc

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