Committed to Innovation
Hickory Harvest is a family-owned company, but that doesn’t stop us from having a strong commitment to innovation. We are constantly researching ways to improve our processes, enhance our product lines and stay ahead of the industry trends that excite our customers and yours. Recent innovations include the vertical integration of our new hot panning and chocolate processing capabilities.
How Do We Do It?
It’s simple. Our innovative spirit is fueled by our people. Our management team brings a diverse range of experience from the food and beverage industry and is highly trained in process improvement and product development. We’ve spent years building a team that shares a passion for challenging our capabilities and pushing us to continually grow and improve.
We have a dedicated team that meets regularly to discuss current trends, review trade journals and discuss new options with our suppliers. We invest in focus groups and target demographic research, taking a close look at region, age, mobility (convenience vs. grocery store) and the intended use of a product whenever we are in the product development stage.
Strides in Packaging
Hickory Harvest also works closely with our packaging suppliers to understand consumer trends and deliver the most convenient and eye-catching packages possible. Some of our packaging innovations include:
- On-the-go options like multi packs and car cups
- Stand-up pouches
- Nitrogen-flushed deli tubs
- Seasonal tray assortments