SACO — The Maine Grocers & Food Producers Association is proud to announce that Snyder’s-Lance of Saco is the 2017 Associate of the Year.

Snyder’s-Lance’s Saco, Maine Location, formally Michaud Distributors, was founded as a small family owned business in 1980.

The Snyder’s-Lance Maine based subsidiary has been in business more than 30 years as a distributor of quality snacks while offering great service throughout New England.

With an office and warehouse staff of 35 people, their market currently covers Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and regions of New York. Their operation includes more than 150 routes (54 Maine routes, which are operated by Independent Maine Business Truck Owners) delivering to mom and pop corner  
stores and major grocery chains.

Snyder’s-Lance’s distribution extends from Lewiston to Calais, and northern parts of the state including Presque Isle, Houlton and Madawaska. On any given day, you can find 15 to 20 tractor trailer trucks coming in and out of their Saco warehouse.

They’re constantly evolving their product line to meet customer demands, with many of their developments coming out of their Hanover, Pennsylvania research and development office.

The latest examples include Pretzel Chips and Organic Tortilla Chips.