February 28, 2015 1:13 AM ET

Food and Staples Retailing

Company Overview of Hickory Farms, Inc.

Company Overview

Hickory Farms, Inc. is engaged in the retail of gourmet food gift baskets. It offers sausage and cheese products, birthday gifts, wine gifts, military gifts, fresh fruits, hickory farms essentials, special products, and corporate gifts; gourmet sausage, sweets, and nuts; hams for special occasion dinners; dried fruits, mustards, and crackers for party appetizers; summer sausage, cheese bars, cheese balls and spreads, sweets, mustards, peanut brittle, and meat snacks; and wine gifts. It serves the U.S. Armed Forces and other customers in North America and internationally. The company offers products through supermarkets, retail shopping centers, catalogs, and its holiday stores; and online at...

811 Madison Avenue

Toledo, OH 43604

United States

Founded in 1951

Phone:

419-725-9247

Fax:

419-893-0164

Key Executives for Hickory Farms, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Vice President of Franchise & Retail Sales
Vice President of Supply Chain
Chief Marketing Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Hickory Farms, Inc. Key Developments

Independent Stationers Selects Hickory Farms as Exclusive Business Gift Partner

Independent Stationers announced it has entered into a partnership with Hickory Farms, Inc. to be the exclusive business gift partner to Independent Stationers members. Independent Stationers members will now have the ability to purchase and send Hickory Farms and Pfaelzer Brothers gifts to their customers, clients and employees, customize these gifts with their logo or company name and sell Hickory Farms gifts to their customer base.

Hickory Farms and Brand Licensing Team Enter Licensing Partnership

Hickory Farms and Brand Licensing Team have entered into an exclusive agreement to develop and commercialize a range of new products across categories. Hickory Farms intends to expand its distribution reach through the partnership as well as create new purchase occasions for its loyal fans by offering new, innovative products.

Hickory Farms, Inc. Announces Executive Changes

Hickory Farms, Inc. announced a number of changes to the company's executive team in support of its mission to become the best specialty food retailer in North America. The company announced that Michael Holton, previously vice president of brand marketing, has been appointed chief marketing officer; Joe Loch, previously vice president of supply chain has been appointed vice president of franchise and retail sales; Ty Hanline, previously director of logistics, has been appointed vice president of supply chain; and Joe Herman, from Davenport, Hanf & Company has joined as interim chief financial officer. Holton first joined Hickory Farms in 2002 as manager of consumer/trade marketing and rose to vice president of brand marketing in 2009. As CMO, Holton will now be responsible for overseeing all elements of the marketing mix and all aspects of the consumer brand experience. In his new position, Loch will lead the Hickory Farms retail sales team and over 4,500 seasonal associates in their pursuit of excellence through a network of 750 kiosks the company operates each holiday season. Previous to his new role, Loch was hired at Hickory Farms in 2009 as the vice president of supply chain Hanline was first hired in 2006 at Hickory Farms as the director of logistics before being appointed to vice president of supply chain. During his tenure the logistics team has successfully transformed the company's distribution and storage network to achieve 99% on-time deliveries while at the same time significantly lowering cost. Herman recently joined Hickory Farms from a client service firm specializing in financial, operational and organizational development. Prior to Davenport, Hanf & Company, Herman served as CFO and treasurer for Therma-Tru Corporation.

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