Snyder's-Lance acquires Stateline Service Corp.
Snack maker hopes move will help it expand distribution network.
Snyder's-Lance, Inc., the makers of Synder's of Hanover pretzels, has acquired Stateline Service Corp., a snack food distributor in Massachusetts.
This acquisition is part of the company’s plans to continue growing and strengthening its national distribution network. The purchase price was not disclosed.
"We're excited to expand our direct store delivery (DSD) distribution network through this acquisition," explains Ed Good, president of S-L Distribution Co., a subsidiary of Snyder's-Lance, Inc. "Through closer working relationships with key retailers, we expect to build on the successful business that Stateline has developed in this important geographic area.”
For a number of years, Snyder's-Lance, Inc. has built its DSD network through a blend of selective acquisitions and organic growth. Stateline operates a DSD distribution system and distributes Snyder's-Lance Inc.'s branded products as well as several additional partner-brand product lines.
The Stateline routes will be integrated with the company's extensive DSD network, providing a number of benefits, including the ability to better service retail partners with the company's branded products while leveraging supply chain and other efficiencies.
Charlotte, N.C.- based Snyder's-Lance manufactures and markets snack foods throughout the United States and internationally. The company's products include pretzels, sandwich crackers, pretzel crackers, potato chips, cookies, tortilla chips, restaurant style crackers, nuts and other snacks.
Snyder's-Lance has manufacturing facilities in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Indiana, Georgia, Arizona, Massachusetts, Florida, Ohio and Ontario, Canada.