J&J Snack Foods Moves Up '200 Best'

Forbes again lists pretzel, cookie, frozen treat maker

Published in CSP Daily News

PENNSAUKEN, N.J. -- J&J Snack Foods Corp. has been selected by Forbes magazine for its' 200 Best Small Companies list once again for 2007. This is the fifth consecutive year and sixth time that J&J Snack Foods has ranked on the list.

J&J Snack Foods moved up to No. 169 from No. 178, a substantial gain for one year.

Forbes only considers publicly traded U.S. based companies with sales in the $5 million to $750 million range (small by Forbes standards). To qualify for this list, candidates have to show a consistent pattern [image-nocss] of positive growth during a five-year period, as well as over the last 12 months. Forbes uses strict criteria, including sales and earnings growth, return on equity and long-term debt.

This is a fine tribute to our company and our staff. It is an honor to be on the Forbes Best 200 list five years in a row, said Gerald B. Shreiber, Pennsauken, N.J.-based J&J Snack Foods' president and CEO.

J&J Snack Foods manufactures an expanding variety of nutritional snack foods for the foodservice and retail supermarket industries. Its principal products include frozen soft pretzels under Superpretzel, Pretzel Fillers and other brand names; ICEE, Slush Puppie frozen beverages; LUIGI'S Real Italian Ice and Mama Tish's Premium Italian Ices; frozen juice bars under the Minute Maid, Barq's, and Shape Ups brand names; Tio Pepe's Churros; The Funnel Cake Factory funnel cakes; Daddy Ray's, Mary B's and cookies under the Mrs.GoodCookie, Readibake and Camden Creek brands.