In time, I think not also. If true, on unconfirmed rumors that LNCE was in the bidding process for Pringles. This shows they are battling for scale and shelf space. Higher input cost for raw materials is something most all food companies are battling, Lance included. IMO it just make sense to consolidate competitors that have good brand names, but are weaker in shelf-space, delivery costs, and margins. Due to integration and cost cutting. IMO Lance has fully not realized the benefits of it's merger with Synders. Any hypothetical suitor could cost cut more and realize a fuller benefit by integrating their product lines in.
I just read your reuters referral about a co. called Food Should Taste Good. I hope consolidation does not drive shelf space away from the small snack companies. When i travel I stop in groceries looking for a small or regional brand. Sometimes I find a new one;sometimes only major snacks are found, when that happens I walk out empty handed. i can buy Frito Lay, etc anyplace. I think potatoe chip makers can remain in business at the local level, unsureof other snacks. Kind of reminds me of beer companies, years ago there were many regional bottlers and as I traveled i also soght them out to try. Now almost all of them are history, Thanks.
They merged with Snyder's so I think they can continue independent. Did you know there are more than 400 potatoe chip companies in America? Whenever I travel I always go into several grocery stores seeking a new name to try. The best that I have found so far is Ballrich(unsure of spelling), its a pototoe chip made in Mansfield,Ohio but it is a small co.and private I believe. I even took a company tour while they were making the chips! Any thoughts on another small snack company called Golden? gldc is stock sign