Akron, OH — Hickory Harvest Foods is expanding its headquarters with a 17,000-square-foot addition that will include new warehouse and office space and result in a 50 percent increase in production, the company reports. Hickory Harvest is also adding new roasting and pack lines to accommodate its growth in bulk and private label brand nuts and trail mixes.
“The snack market is growing in a number of ways from different flavor profiles, alternative packaging and retailers adding larger product sets in their stores,” Hickory Harvest President Joe Swiatkowski says.
Throughout the past eight years the nut category has grown five to eight percent annually, Swiatkowski says. “Because we are one of the few nut roasters in the country that packages and processes as extensively as we do, we are positioning our business to capture more market share,” he adds.