Snacks & Candy

J&J Snack Foods Acquires Icee Distributors

Adds Louisiana to parent company The Icee Co.'s portfolio

PENNSAUKEN, N.J. — J&J Snack Foods Corp., the parent company of The Icee Co., has acquired Icee Distributors. The sale was effective Oct. 1, and the companies did not disclose the financial terms.

Bossier City, La.-based Icee Distributors does about $13 million in annual sales in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas.

“We are excited to be able to sell the Icee branded frozen beverage across the state of Louisiana,” said Dan Fachner, president of The Icee Co., said. “Icee is our flagship brand, and we look forward to adding this part of the country to our portfolio."

The Icee Co. was founded in 1967 and is a major supplier in the frozen beverage industry. Its brands include Icee, Slush Puppie, Arctic Blast, Parrot-Ice fruit smoothies and more.

Pennsauken, N.J.-based J&J Snack Foods Corp. provides innovative, niche and affordable branded snack foods and beverages to foodservice and retail supermarket outlets, according to the company. Its products include Superpretzel soft pretzels, The Funnel Cake Factory funnel cakes and Luigi’s Real Italian Ice. The company does more than $1 billion in annual revenue.

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