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Issue Date: Vol. 52, No. 7, July 2012, Posted On: 6/13/2012

J&J Snack Foods Acquires Gourmet Pretzel Firm

Emily Jed
J&J Snack Foods Corp., Kim & Scott's Gourmet Pretzels, snack food business, gourmet pretzels, Gerald B. Shreiber, Scott Holstein

PENNSAUKEN, NJ -- J&J Snack Foods Corp. has acquired Kim & Scott's Gourmet Pretzels, a Chicago-based soft pretzel manufacturer. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Kim & Scott's frozen, ready-to-bake pretzels are distributed in foodservice and retail. They come in several gourmet, hand-twisted varieties, including stuffed grilled cheese and pizza.

J&J president and chief executive Gerald B. Shreiber said the company plans to expand the 16-year-old brand in the future.

Kim and Scott's cofounder Scott Holstein will continue to work for the company.

Pennsauken-based J&J Snack Foods's leading products include Superpretzel and Pretzel Fillers soft pretzels and Icee and Slush Puppie frozen beverages.

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