Joe Knows Nuts

Market Update for June 2016

Posted by on Jul 11, 2016 in Joe Knows Nuts | 0 comments

Hickory Harvest Attends International Nut Council (INC) For the first time, Hickory Harvest attended the INC (International Nut Council) meeting in San Diego, CA at the end of May.   Held once a year, this meeting brings in all the power brokers from around the world who together trade most of the nut meats for the world supply.  The event draws in 1,200 people and is only held in the United States once every 10 years. The best way to compare the conference is to the stock market without published numbers. All information is passed by word...

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Get Social with us

Posted by on May 11, 2016 in Joe Knows Nuts | 0 comments

Hickory Harvest Foods is now part of the social media millennial.   Stop by our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HickoryHarvestFoods/  and check out our twitter page @joeknowsnuts. Follow us.  Tweet us.  Get social with us.  

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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...

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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...

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I.M. Good Snacks Updates Packaging and Rebrands to Reflect Buyers’ Desire for Healthy Food Choices

Posted by on Jun 20, 2014 in Joe Knows Nuts | 0 comments

I.M. Good Snacks Updates Packaging and Rebrands to Reflect Buyers’ Desire for Healthy Food Choices  AKRON, OH – Hickory Harvest Foods introduces updated packaging for its “grab and go” convenience brand, I.M. Good Snacks.  Sold mostly to distributors/wholesalers and convenience store chains, the new eye-appealing, pre-printed packaging for its value-priced peg nut and tube nut product lines reflects consumer desire for healthy snacking options while on the go. “Consumers are more aware of the health benefits from eating nuts and...

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Consumers are Nuts about Snacking as Healthy Lifestyle Choices Increase

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Joe Knows Nuts | 0 comments

When I went to college, I didn’t have much time to think about the food I was eating. Pizza, subs, and fast foods were not an irregular part of my diet in my late teens and early 20s. For me, what I ate was determined by how much time I had and how much money I had in my pocket. I also used to think that dieting required a lot of research to find out which diet would fit my lifestyle. What I didn’t know then that I know now is that “snacking” has many of the same health benefits that many of the major diets have. In fact, many of these...

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Stop and See Us at PMA and PLMA Trade Shows this Fall

Posted by on Oct 14, 2013 in Joe Knows Nuts | 0 comments

Stop by our Hickory Harvest Foods booth #3024 at the Produce Marketing Association Show October 18 – 20 in New Orleans to learn about our newest product, which Hickory Harvest Foods is now manufacturing — Flavored Yogurt or Chocolate Covered Mini Pretzel Twists Pretzels available in 9 oz. tubs.    Sample all the flavors at our booth – blueberry, cinnamon, cherry, raspberry, and peanut butter (stop by early – the peanut butter goes fast).    All flavors are offered under the Hickory Harvest brand or ask us about our private...

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We’re Expanding

Posted by on Jun 14, 2013 in Joe Knows Nuts | 0 comments

We’re expanding.  When we built this new facility in 2010, I always knew we would someday expand; in fact, we had planned for it when we purchased the lot and built the building.   What I didn’t anticipate was building so soon.  Last month we broke ground on a 17,000 foot expansion.  The expansion will include office and warehouse space and will free up existing warehouse space to be converted into manufacturing and production space.   If all stays on track, the expansion will be complete in September. Check out some of the recent...

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My Kind of Shopping

Posted by on Apr 25, 2013 in Joe Knows Nuts | 0 comments

When my wife goes shopping, she buys shoes for her endless collection.  When I go shopping, I buy industrial equipment.  I enjoy a good industrial auction every now and again.   It’s the type of shopping I can stand.   Just recently I found some great slightly used equipment that will be installed in the near future to expand our manufacturing capabilities.   We are adding a third nut roasting line that expands our capability to honey coat all types of nuts.  Ever try a honey roasted cashew?  If not, I highly recommend it.  I...

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