AKRON, OH – Hickory Harvest Foods recently added 17,000-square feet of manufacturing space to its Akron, Ohio nut and snack manufacturing facility to accommodate growth of its fastest growing product line……CHOCOLATES! The product lines include enrobed pretzels and panning manufacturing lines for its fruits and nuts.
“Products that are in demand in the food industry are healthy snacks with limited preservatives / clean ingredients and sweet indulgences. This move positions Hickory Harvest Foods, as a market leader, to capture these growing consumer segments. This move will provide us extra capacity and better serve our customers with a larger product selection. Our chocolate business currently is bulk and we are focusing on expansion into private label / co-pack programs,” said Mike Swiatkowski, vice president of sales.
The company anticipates hiring an additional 10 employees over the next year for chocolate production.
Hickory Harvest Foods sells its products nationwide to grocery stores, convenience stores and distributors under private labels and store brand of Hickory Harvest Foods. Founded in Akron, Ohio in 1972, the family-owned, third-generation manufacturer / packager continues to grow and expand its annual sales year over year.
Hickory Harvest Foods, Inc., located in Akron, Ohio, offers the largest selection of premium roasted nuts, flavored nuts, trail mixes, imported dried fruits, snacks and candies sourced from around the world and packaged with an emphasis on quality. Check out Hickory Harvest Foods capabilities at www.hickoryharvest.com or call Mike Swiatkowski, vice president of sales, at 330-644-6266.