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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Snyder's-Lance is taking aim at the better-for-you snack movement.
The company recently formed Clearview Foods, a new snack food division with a focus on developing innovative and better-for-you snacking options. The new division will concentrate its efforts on growing the Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps, Eat Smart and Late July Organic Snacks products.
Snyder's-Lance also introduced a new logo for the division inspired by its strategy and corporate direction. The logo for Clearview Foods features clean and fresh primary colors, a visually striking icon and a recurrence of the corporate tagline, "Snacking is our passion."
"With our new Clearview Foods Division, we are in a stronger position to satisfy our consumers' desire for healthy snack choices that deliver on taste and quality," said Carl E. Lee Jr., president and CEO of Snyder's-Lance Inc. "Clearview is uniquely positioned to succeed by leveraging the company's distribution network, R&D capabilities and manufacturing to drive growth. We are combining the entrepreneurial spirit of this division with our corporate scale to better serve the expanding snacking needs of our consumers and retailers."
The company appointed Peter L. Michaud, former vice president of Snack Factory, to the role of senior vice president and general manager of the Clearview Foods division.
"We all know that consumers are evolving the way they think about their snacking choices. Rather than shopping by a specific product category, they are seeking products that offer benefits aligned with their desire to eat healthier and adjust with their changing lifestyles," Michaud said. "The future to us is all about better understanding these consumer behaviors and offering brands to satisfy them. We are also seeing a shift with our retail customers who have adjusted their shelf sets to offer healthier snacking options in locations across the store to cater to different lifestyle occasions."
The new division is part of an overall transformation of Snyder's-Lance, which started with its acquisition of Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps, and was followed by the divestiture of the Private Brands business, the acquisition of Baptista's Bakery and the acquisition of a majority stake in Late July Organic Snacks.
Snyder's-Lance, headquartered in Charlotte, manufactures and markets snack foods throughout the United States and internationally. Products are sold under the Snyder's of Hanover, Lance, Cape Cod, Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps, Late July, Krunchers!, Tom's, Archway, Jays, Stella D'oro, Eatsmart, O-Ke-Doke and other brand names.