The Hershey Co. (NYSE: HSY) has purchased snacks company Ripple Brand Collective LLC. The Congers, New York-based target owns the BarkThins brands, which makes chocolate pumpkin seeds, peanuts and pretzels. BarkThins’ products are made without artificial flavors and preservatives.
“BarkThins addresses key consumer trends, such as premium, high quality ingredients and snacking,” says Hershey North America president Michele Buck. BarkThins are sold in convenience and grocery stores. The company expects to generate up to $75 million in net sales in 2016. Additional financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.