J & J Snack Foods Corp. manufactures nutritional snack foods and distributes frozen beverages, which it markets to the food service and retail supermarket industries in the United States. Segments The company operates in three business segments: Food Service, Retail Supermarkets, and Frozen Beverages. Food Service The primary products sold by this segment are soft pretzels, frozen juice treats and desserts, churros, dough enrobed handheld products and baked goods. The company’s customers in this segment include snack bars and food stands in chain, department and discount stores; malls and shopping centers; casual dining restaurants; fast food outlets; stadiums and sports arenas; leisure and theme parks; convenience stores; movie theatres; warehouse club stores; schools, colleges and other institutions. Within the food service industry, the company’s products are purchased by the consumer primarily for consumption at the point-of-sale. Retail Supermarkets The primary products sold by this segment are soft pretzel products (including SUPERPRETZEL), frozen juice treats and desserts (including LUIGI’S Real Italian Ice), MINUTE MAID Juice Bars and Soft Frozen Lemonade, WHOLE FRUIT frozen fruit bars and sorbet, PHILLY SWIRL cups and sticks, ICEE Squeeze-Up Tubes and dough enrobed handheld products (including PATIO burritos). Within this segment, the company’s frozen and prepackaged products are purchased by the consumer for consumption at home. Frozen Beverages This segment sells frozen beverages to the food service industry primarily under the names, such as ICEE, SLUSH PUPPIE and PARROT ICE in the United States, Mexico and Canada. The company also provides repair and maintenance service to customers for customers’ owned equipment. Products Soft Pretzels The company’s soft pretzels are sold under various brand names, some of which are SUPERPRETZEL, PRETZEL FILLERS, PRETZELFILS, GOURMET TWISTS, MR. TWISTER, SOFT PRETZEL BITES, SOFTSTIX, SOFT PRETZEL BUNS, TEXAS TWIST,BAVARIAN BAKERY,SUPERPRETZEL BAVARIAN, NEW YORK PRETZEL, KIM & SCOTT’S GOURMET PRETZELS and SERIOUSLY TWISTED!, as well as to a lesser extent, under private labels. Certain of the company’s soft pretzels qualify under USDA regulations as the nutritional equivalent of bread for purposes of the USDA school lunch program. The company’s soft pretzels are manufactured according to a proprietary formula. Soft pretzels, ranging in size from 1 to 10 ounces in weight, are shaped and formed by the company’s twister machines. These soft pretzel tying machines are automated, high-speed machines for twisting dough into the traditional pretzel shape. Additionally, the company makes soft pretzels, which are extruded or shaped by hand. Soft pretzels, after processing, are primarily quick-frozen in either raw or baked form and packaged for delivery. The company’s principal marketing program in the Food Service segment includes supplying ovens, mobile merchandisers, display cases, warmers and similar merchandising equipment to the retailer to prepare and promote the sale of soft pretzels. Frozen Juice Treats and Desserts The company’s frozen juice treats and desserts are marketed primarily under the LUIGI’S, WHOLE FRUIT, PHILLY SWIRL, ICEE and MINUTE MAID brand names. Frozen juice treats and desserts are sold in the Food Service and Retail Supermarkets segments. The company’s school food service MINUTE MAID and WHOLE FRUIT frozen juice bars and cups contain 3 to 4 ounces of 100% apple or pineapple juice with no added sugar and 100% of the daily U.S. FDA value of vitamin C. The juice bars are produced in various flavors and are packaged in a sealed push-up paper container referred to as the Milliken M-pak. The balance of the company’s frozen juice treats and desserts products are manufactured from water, sweeteners and fruit juice concentrates in various flavors and packaging, including cups, tubes, sticks, M-paks and pints. Several of the products contain ice cream and WHOLE FRUIT contains pieces of fruit. Churros The company’s churros are sold primarily under the TIO PEPE’S, CALIFORNIA CHURROS and OREO brand names. Churros
j & j snack foods corp (JJSF:NASDAQ GS)
6000 Central Highway
Pennsauken, NJ 08109
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