Grove City candy, nut distributor acquires 'healthy snack' company
A nearly century-old Grove City, Pennsylvania business that packs up famous brand candies and nuts for sale in grocery stores will soon have more products on the shelves.
Distributor of candy, nuts, and coffee, the Howe Company has acquired Mister Snacks to expand its nut and nut mix business.
Located in Amherst, NY Mister Snacks provides an alternative to chips, candy, or other snacks. They create snack mixes by combining nuts, dried fruits as well as other snacks.
In December of 2021, Len Caric and Jim Rudolph acquired the Howe Company, which was previously owned by 3rd generation family members of George J. Howe.
With 85 employees, including next generation family members Micaela May & Richie May - two of Howe's great-grandchildren - the owners say they expect continued growth through new channels and expanded territories.
Currently the company distributes through 14 states from Indiana to the Jersey Shore, New York to North Carolina.