August 15, 2012

Growth at Perry’s Ice Cream Leads to New Job Openings Regionally

Akron, N.Y. – August 13, 2012 – The four-generation, family owned Perry’s Ice Cream, headquartered in Akron, N.Y., is growing employment in Buffalo, the Southern Tier, Rochester and Syracuse, N.Y. by 30 new jobs.

The open positions will support Perry’s growing partner brand distribution business with Hanover, P.A.-based UTZ Snacks in the areas of merchandising, route sales delivery and warehousing. Perry’s has been the distribution house for UTZ Snacks since 2011.  The partnership has recently expanded to full product line distribution in major grocery chain accounts across the region.

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Perry’s partner brand business began in the mid-1980’s with the distribution of Ben and Jerry’s and then followed with the full lines of Nestlé and Unilever ice creams.  The business has steadily increased into full “snack solution” offering including a diverse portfolio of sweet and salty snacks, frozen foods and dessert toppings.

Tim Cooley, vice president, sales, marketing and distribution, noted, “The UTZ business has quickly reached one million dollars in sales and we expect a fivefold increase over the next year.  Our highly regarded direct store delivery service coupled with the tremendous support from UTZ’s management team has guided this sales growth and is the basis for the newly added job opportunities at Perry’s.”

In addition, Perry’s branded and contract business share continued success.  Cooley added, “The Perry’s brand is growing both inside and outside our key markets and our contract manufacturing business has grown rapidly with customers looking for the premium and super premium ice cream products we produce.”

Perry’s Ice Cream is an equal opportunity employer with a reputation for world-class quality and service.  The organization features a team-based, collaborative culture with ongoing training and career development opportunities. Discounted and free ice cream is also available for team members.

“As a 93-year-old employer, we are proud to be expanding our 300+ ‘family’ both regionally and locally, in our hometown of Akron, N.Y.  Our success would not be possible without the dedication and talents of our of team members,” said Jodi Wiechec, director of human resources.

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About UTZ Quality Foods

UTZ Quality Foods was founded in 1921 and makes potato chips, pretzels, popcorn and cheese snacks.  For more information, visit:

About Perry’s Ice Cream

Perry’s Ice Cream, founded in 1918 by H. Morton Perry and headquartered in Western New York, is a family-owned and operated fourth generation ice cream manufacturer with frozen distribution services.  Since its humble beginnings, when hand churns and horse-drawn delivery wagons were used, Perry’s has maintained one of the most modern, state-of-the-art production facilities in the country to produce over 13 million gallons of great tasting ice cream per year, passionately crafted the old-fashioned way.  With over 300 employees, Perry’s sells and distributes to New York, Western Pennsylvania, New England and Northeastern Ohio.

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