7 Snacks Distributor Success Stories [2023]

7 Snacks Distributor Success Stories [2023]
Start A Snacks Distributor

Pretty everyone loves a treat from time to time. If you have the entrepreneurial spirit, you can tap into the demand by starting a snacks wholesale business.

Snacks can be very profitable, especially if you choose the natural low-sugar or sugar-free snacks. Remember, consumers are turning to natural and organic-inspired snacks because they perceive them as healthier and made without natural, artificial additives, and the trend is growing worldwide.

Therefore, research the target market and partner with suppliers who focus on meeting the demands of modern customers.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a snacks distributor:

1. Ka-Pop! Snacks ($1.2M/year)

Dustin Finkel (from Loveland, CO, USA) started Ka-Pop! Snacks almost 4 years ago.

$100K / month
1 founders / 50 employees

Case Study

Hey, I’m Dustin Finkel, the creator, and CEO of Ka-Pop! and Awakened Foods (a new Holding Company that owns Ka-Pop!, Bubba’s Fine Foods, and Awakened Food Crafters). We are an innovative and fearlessly delicious snack company. I started these businesses to create snacks that were genuinely authentic and craveably delicious. It’s disheartening how many consumers have lost their trust in ‘healthy foods’ because they are either misleading in their claims and/or require you to give up taste.


2. FireCreek Snacks ($500K/year)

How did a butcher shop's side project turn into "the best snacks in the world" -- and $500,000 in sales in their first year? And more importantly, could you apply the same strategies to help local businesses take their products online? This story features Dustin Reichmann, a long-time Side Hustle…

Ryan Hansen (from Jerseyville, Illinois, USA) started FireCreek Snacks about 7 years ago.

$41.7K / month
1 founders / 2 employees

Case Study
  • Ryan Hansen, a third-generation butcher shop proprietor, established his passion project, FireCreek Snacks. His mission is to give the world a fantastic snack stick that not only tastes fantastic but is also made with pure & traditional ingredients.
  • FireCreek Snacks’ products have no artificial ingredients, are gluten-free, soy-free, MSG-free, and also have high-protein & low-sugar.
  • This company has a mission to shatter the stereotype of the typical snack stick by delivering a healthy, all-natural snack with exceptional taste.


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Learn more about starting a snacks distributor:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a snacks distributor?
-> Pros and cons of a snacks distributor

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established snacks distributor

Other resources

4. Careers in Food

  • Website traffic: 170K/month
  • Business rank: #245K

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5. Hormel Foods

A Fortune 500 company with more than 19,000 employees across the globe, making a difference for our customers, communities and shareholders.

  • Website traffic: 80K/month
  • Business rank: #356K

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6. vernaschediewelt

Vernasche die Welt - Erhalte jeden Monat eine SnackBox voller Leckereien aus der ganzen Welt - geliefert an deine Haustüre.

  • Business rank: #436K

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