Snacks & Candy

More Outlets for Tanka Bars

C-stores, other retailers to stock buffalo cranberry snacks

KYLE, S.D. -- Native American Natural Foods has forged three new Tanka Bar regional distribution agreements that cover outlets in South Dakota, Nebraska and Wyoming, said

The agreements with M&B Enterprises, Rapid City, S.D.; Dakota Distributing Co., Rapid City; and Chadron Wholesale Inc., Chadron, Neb., will add nearly 1,000 locations to the list of places where consumers can find the company's buffalo and cranberry energy bar.

The new outlets will include Walgreens, Common Cents, MG Oil's gas station/convenience stores, Albertson's, Mount Rushmore National [image-nocss] Memorial, Custer State Park, Big Bat's and other c-stores, groceries, gift and tourism shops, retailers and restaurants.

Prior to the new agreements, Tanka Bars were only available at a handful of area outlets and by mail order, the report said.

"This is a major step forward for us," CEO Karlene Hunter told the website. "People have been clamoring for us to make Tanka Bars more accessible. To accomplish this, we had to get the product approved by the USDA and we had to add a new manufacturing facility to increase our capacity."

"The addition of our second plant in Idaho gives us the ability to produce millions of Tanka Bars a year. That's what has allowed us to move ahead with these new distribution deals," Mark Tilsen, president of the Kyle, S.D.-based company, told the website.

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