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Company Overview of Utz Quality Foods, LLC

Company Overview

UTZ Quality Foods, Inc. manufactures and markets snack foods in the United States and internationally. It offers potato chips, pretzels, cheese snacks, corn products, and popcorns. The company offers its products through grocery stores, mass-merchants, club stores, convenience stores, drug stores, and other channels. UTZ Quality Foods, Inc. was formerly known as Hanover Home Brand Potato Chips. The company was founded in 1921 and is based in Hanover, Pennsylvania.

900 High Street

Hanover, PA 17331

United States

Founded in 1921





Key Executives for Utz Quality Foods, LLC

Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 45
Vice President of Public Relations
Senior Vice President of Sales
Age: 80
Senior Vice President of Distribution Partnerships and New Market Development
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Utz Quality Foods, LLC Key Developments

Utz Partners with MLB in its First Major Sports League Sponsorship

Major League Baseball and Utz Quality Foods LLC announced a new multi-faceted sponsorship agreement that extends across television, digital media and retail locations and makes Utz the Official Salty Snack of MLB. Through this new multi-year partnership beginning this season, Utz plans to promote its full assortment of snack products with integrated branding across MLB’s broadcast and digital platforms such as MLB Network and MLB.com. In addition, as part of its first professional sports league partnership, Utz will begin selling products that feature MLB branding at retail locations across the U.S. As part of the new partnership, Utz will create new, baseball-themed packaging for a variety of its products that will include the silhouetted batter and other official MLB marks for the first time. These products include classic ballpark snacks such as pretzels, potato chips, cheeseballs and popcorn. The multi-year partnership supplies Utz with marketing and activation rights across MLB special events including All-Star Week attractions such as The Color Run All-Star 5K and GEICO All-Star FanFest, the Postseason and the World Series presented by YouTube TV. During these key times on the MLB schedule, fans can expect to see Utz retail promotions and sweepstake opportunities in their local stores.

Utz® Quality Foods, LLC Settles Lawsuit

In late 2015, a lawsuit was initiated by a small number of former route sales professionals in Ohio who are no longer associated with Utz® Quality Foods, LLC. The lawsuit claimed that Utz’s route sales professionals did not qualify as outside salespersons under the federal wage law. The lawsuit challenged Utz’s compensation system for route sales professionals and sought to change it. After careful consideration, Utz has decided to settle the lawsuit. After mutual agreement to meet with a well-regarded mediator in New York City, NY, Utz has elected to settle the case. The settlement will not require Utz to change its business practices or change the route sales professional’s compensation system, of which Utz believes, is both fair and lawful. With the case settled, subject to court approval, Utz route sales professionals will continue to do what they do so well – selling Utz Quality Foods snack food products into valued retailers every day.

Utz® Quality Foods Opens New Health & Wellness Center

UTZ Quality Foods, Inc. announced the opening of its new Utz® Health & Wellness Center, designed to provide preventative health and wellness care options to its associates. Powered by Activate™ Healthcare, the Utz® Health & Wellness Center offers as an associate benefit, preventive and comprehensive healthcare services to its associates coupled with wellness coaching designed specifically for Utz®. With Utz’s focus on health, wellness and safety, the free Heath & Wellness Center is a significant associate benefit and is at the core of Utz’s commitment to the well-being of their associates.

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