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Trends in Fruit and Nut Snacks

Posted by on Jan 29, 2016 in Joe Knows Nuts | 0 comments

Hickory Harvest’s own Mike Swiatkowski, Vice President of Sales, weighs in on the January 2016 feature in Store Brands magazine’s Category Trends: Fruits and Nut Snacks.   Check it out.   Want to learn more about Hickory Harvest’s trail mixes or private label programs, call Mike at 800-448-6887. This is...

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Holiday Trays Make Great Gifts

Posted by on Sep 23, 2015 in Joe Knows Nuts | 0 comments

Holiday nut trays might just be the most versatile gift around.    Perfect for a hostess gift.  Better than an ugly sweater.   Ideal for business gifts.  Even a good choice for those blind holiday gift exchanges.   This year Hickory Harvest has revamped our holiday tray program adding in some new varieties with out most beloved choices. Our most asked for items include our three tray varieties: Sweet Celebration Tray — NEW in 2015! Chocolate, cherry-flavored yogurt pretzels and yogurt covered snowflakes with festive sliver sprinkles. Three Wise Peanuts — Who doesn’t...

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Hickory Harvest Hires Plant Manager

Posted by on Sep 8, 2015 in Joe Knows Nuts, News | 0 comments

AKRON, OH – Hickory Harvest Foods is pleased to announce the hiring of Nicholas Hamilton as Plant Manager for its Akron-based nut and candy manufacturing facility. Hamilton joins Hickory Harvest with more than five years of food manufacturing experience most recently with King Nut. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University. A native of Canton, Ohio, he currently lives in Canton with his wife Diana. “Nick’s experience in food manufacturing and his specific product knowledge of nuts will help us continue to improve our manufacturing processes...

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Hickory Harvest Welcomes Two New Executives to Team

Posted by on Jun 25, 2015 in Joe Knows Nuts, News | 0 comments

McGrath as Director of Operations; Fischer as Northeast Regional Sales Manager AKRON, OH – Hickory Harvest Foods is pleased to announce the hiring of Eric McGrath as Director of Operations and Joe Fischer as Northeast Regional Sales Manager. McGrath joins Hickory Harvest with more than 10 years of manufacturing, supply chain management, IT, and finance experience. Most recently he worked in supply change management and finance at Flagstone Foods, a division of Treehouse Foods in Minneapolis. He holds a Masters of Business administration degree from the University of Dayton and an...

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Hickory Harvest Foods Launches Line of Hot Panned Butter Toffee Nuts

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 in Joe Knows Nuts, News | 0 comments

AKRON, OH – Hickory Harvest Foods is pleased to announce its newest product line of hot panned, butter toffee and praline-coated nuts. Current products in the line include butter toffee peanuts, butter toffee almonds, butter toffee cashews, and praline pecans. Products are available in bulk 25 lb. cases. All products are available either as whole nuts or as pieces, which are perfect for ice cream toppings. “This new line of butter toffee nuts are hot panned, which creates a hard, candy shell offering a nice crunchy, sweet and salty flavor experience,” said Mike Swiatkowski, vice...

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Check out January 2015 Store Brand Category Intelligent: Fruits & Nut Snacks

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in Joe Knows Nuts | 0 comments

Hickory Harvest’s own VP of sales and Marketing Mike Swiatkowski was quoted in Store Brand’s latest Category Intelligent Report on Fruits & Nut Snacks. When it comes to healthful snacking, organic options are becoming more important to consumers, says Mike Swiatkowski, vice president sales and marketing, Hickory Harvest Foods, Akron, Ohio.  “We are seeing pockets of growth on the organic side, so we’re gearing up — as a company — to offer more organic products. For example, we’re beginning to organically roast nuts,” he says.   Check out the complete article...

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