Little did he know it at the time, but when Gerald B. Shreiber raised his hand and purchased the ailing J&J Pretzel Company at a court auction, he set in motion events that would yield a publicly traded snack food empire. Fast-forward almost 50 years, and what started with a humble facility and eight employees has grown into a family of 4,200 strong with locations across the country and products in every supermarket nationwide.
Gerald B. Shreiber raises his hand in court and purchases the assets of J&J Pretzel Co. at a bankruptcy auction for $72,100. J&J Snack Foods Corp. is established in Pennsauken, NJ. At the time, the company has eight employees and sales of $400,000
J&J Snack Foods purchases churro product rights and assets from a subsidiary of Rapid American Corp, giving birth to Tio Pepe’s Churros
JJSF goes public on the NASDAQ under JJSF, offering 600,000 shares
JJSF adds carbonated frozen beverages to its portfolio with the acquisition of ICEE-USA. The ICEE acquisition is the beginning of a number of acquisitions entering the niche product line of carbonated beverages
LUIGI’S Real Italian Ice is launched in retail supermarkets
JJSF acquires The Funnel Cake Factory a producer of frozen, preformed, heat and serve funnel cakes
JJSF continues its expansion into baked goods with the acquisition of Country Home Bakers a manufacturer of cookies, biscuits, and frozen dough. The acquisition included distribution in In Store Bakeries at supermarkets and bulk production for foodservice, as well as the manufacturing facility in Atlanta, GA
JJSF builds on its biscuit business with the acquisition of Hom/Ade Foods maker of Mary B’s biscuits Radar Inc. is acquired adding manufacturing capabilities of fig and fruit bars in Moscow Mills, MO, under the brand Daddy Ray’s. Cool Brand Foods is acquired expanding the JJSF FZ Novelty business with the Whole Fruit brand, and the dog ice cream brand Dogsters
JJSF becomes the sole maker of ICEE with the acquisition of Bama ICEE
Dan Fachner is appointed president of JJSF!
JJSF enters the frozen ice cream business with the brand everyone knows and loves! Dippin’ Dots. The acquisition includes a manufacturing facility in Paducah, KY. JJSF moves its corporate headquarters to its state of the art office in Mt. Laurel, NJ
President and Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Marketing Officer
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Chief Operating Officer, The ICEE Company
Senior Vice President, Operations
Senior Vice President, General Manager, Dippin’ Dots
Senior Vice President, Sales
Vice President, Human Resources
Vice President, Food Safety, Quality, EHS and Regulatory
Vice President, Business Operations
Chairman of the Board, J&J Snack Foods Corp.
Chief Executive Officer, NFI Industries
President and Chief Executive Officer, J&J Snack Foods Corp.
President, Harmelin Media
Retired Senior Vice President of Business Development & Industry Affairs, The Coca-Cola Company
Senior Vice President, Bimbo Bakeries USA
Chairman of the Board, Emerging Growth Equities, Ltd.
We know our business has an impact on the environment, the communities in which we operate, and our employees. At J&J Snack Foods, we strive to continually improve on our ESG journey as we explore improving our operations, serving our employees, stakeholders, and communities, and centering ourselves around a quality product portfolio that balances profits with ethical business practices.
We are committed to the responsible use of natural resources and making a conscious effort to reduce our environmental impact.
We strive to deliver outstanding enthusiasm and empathy for our employees, customers, and communities.
We are responsible for maintaining food standards that not only exceed safety and quality standards but also meet the highest level of ethical and sustainability standards.
We are adamant about employee training and health and safety – maintaining a culture grounded in eliminating workplace incidents, risks and identified hazards.
We are committed to providing an inclusive workplace for our 4,700 employees, and value the unique skills and experiences each person contributes to our success.
We are dedicated to reducing our carbon footprint through water and energy conservation and reducing waste by redesigning our packaging to utilize 15% less plastic.
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