Nathan's Famous Snacks Awarded "Best New Product" By Convenience Store News
PHOENIX, Oct. 25, 2012
PHOENIX, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Leading food manufacturer, Inventure
Foods (NASDAQ: SNAK), has received a "Best New Product Award" from Convenience
Store News (CSN) for its Nathan's Famous Honey Mustard Crunchy Crinkle Fries.
The award, presented at the recent NACS Show in Las Vegas, honors outstanding
new product innovations geared towards the convenience store industry. The
Nathan's Famous Crinkle Fries – a baked snack chip inspired by Nathan's Famous
Crinkle-Cut French Fry Potatoes – won the top honors in the Salty Snacks
category of this year's CSN Awards.
Chosen by a consumer panel administered by a New York-based research firm,
entries into this year's "Best New Products Awards" were rated on the basis of
taste, value, convenience, healthfulness, quality ingredients, preparation
requirements, appearance and packaging.
This year's winners will appear in Convenience Store News' Show Dailies at the
NACS Show in addition to being featured prominently in December's print issue
of the magazine.
"The unique shape created to resemble the restaurant's french fries, combined
with flavorful seasoning is what makes our Nathan's branded specialty snacks a
success," said Steve Sklar, senior vice president of marketing for Inventure
Foods. "The 'Best New Product Award' provides great third-party validation to
our concept, and it's a great nod to our R&D team and the Nathan's brand in
Inventure Foods manufactures the Nathan's Famous snacks under a licensing
agreement with Nathan's Famous, Inc. The snacks were introduced to grocery,
vending and convenience store channels in the fourth quarter of 2011.
Inventure Foods has a proven track record of translating popular restaurant
menu items into ready-to-eat snacks, including decadent offerings like T.G.I.
Friday's® chips and better-for-you offerings like the Jamba™ All-Natural
smoothie kits. In addition, Inventure Foods manufactures its own popular
brands, including Boulder Canyon Natural Foods™, Rader Farms®, Poore
Brothers®, Tato Skins® and Bob's Texas Style®.
About Inventure Foods, Inc.
With manufacturing facilities in Arizona, Indiana and Washington, Inventure
Foods, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNAK) is a marketer and manufacturer of specialty food
brands in better-for-you and indulgent categories under a variety of Company
owned and licensed brand names, including Boulder Canyon Natural Foods®,
Jamba®, Rader Farms®, T.G.I. Friday's®, Nathan's Famous®, Poore Brothers®,
Tato Skins® and Bob's Texas Style®. For further information about Inventure
Foods, please visit www.inventurefoods.com.
About Nathan's Famous, Inc.
Nathan's products are currently distributed in 50 states, the District of
Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Cayman Islands and
six foreign countries through its restaurant system, foodservice sales
programs and retail licensing activities. The Nathan's restaurant system
currently consists of 309 units, comprised of 304 franchised or licensed units
and five company-owned units (including one seasonal unit). For additional
information about Nathan's please visit our website at www.nathansfamous.com.
SOURCE Inventure Foods, Inc.
Contact: Matt Jackson, Lambert, Edwards & Associates, +1-616-233-0500,
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