CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the company's ongoing commitment to improve sustainability in its supply chain, Snyder's-Lance, Inc. (Nasdaq-GS: LNCE) has announced plans to switch to 100 percent cage-free eggs for all its products that use eggs. The company will consistently increase its percentage of cage-free eggs each year and reach 100 percent by the end of 2025.
To meet sustainability goals, Snyder's-Lance is committed to utilizing products and practices, which reduce negative effects on the environment. For example, Snyder's-Lance made a major step forward in its sustainability efforts when it opened the largest ground-based solar farm in Pennsylvania in 2011, which saves 30 percent of total energy costs in Hanover. Other initiatives have included development of renewable and compostable packaging and more aggressive recycling projects in manufacturing facilities.
About Snyder's-Lance, Inc.
Snyder's-Lance, Inc., headquartered in Charlotte, NC, manufactures and markets snack foods throughout the United States and internationally. Snyder's-Lance's products include pretzels, sandwich crackers, pretzel crackers, potato chips, cookies, tortilla chips, restaurant style crackers, popcorn, nuts and other snacks. Snyder's-Lance has manufacturing facilities in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Georgia, Arizona, Massachusetts, Florida, Ohio, California, Oregon, Iowa, Wisconsin, and the United Kingdom. Products are sold under the Snyder's of Hanover®, Lance®, Kettle Brand®, Kettle®, Cape Cod®, Snack Factory® Pretzel Crisps®, Pop Secret®, Emerald®, Diamond of California®, Late July®, Krunchers!®, Tom's®, Archway®, Jays®, Stella D'oro®, Eatsmart Snacks™, O-Ke-Doke®, and other brand names along with a number of third party brands. Products are distributed nationally through grocery and mass merchandisers, convenience stores, club stores, food service outlets and other channels. For more information, visit the Company's corporate web site: www.snyderslance.com. LNCE-G
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