Last updated on August 16th, 2012 at 12:05 pm
Skeeter Snacks has announced that Shop-Rite stores in New Jersey, owned and operated by the Ravitz family, will now distribute the company’s new, lunchbox-ready cookies in Chocolate Chunk, Golden Oatmeal and Skeeter Doodle varieties. Skeeter Snacks says it is proud to partner with these select Shop-Rite stores to offer its 100 percent nut-safe snacking solutions for individuals with tree nut and peanut allergies (TPA).
“We are pleased to align with the Ravitz family and their strong history of community involvement and support. They’re leading the way in recognizing the importance of making affordable and enjoyable nut-safe foods more accessible to families affected by TPA,” said Peter Najarian, co-founder of Skeeter Snacks. “Over the past 15 years, the number of kids directly affected by TPA has tripled and continues to rise. It is refreshing that the Ravitz family is committed to helping families through selective and high-quality product offerings, such as Skeeter Snacks.”
Since 1968, Shop-Rite stores have offered first-rate foods in Burlington and Camden counties of New Jersey. Today, the third and fourth generations of the Ravitz family run the business with the same mission that it was originally founded on: to offer superior foods and excellent service in stores, and in the community through charity involvement, including establishing its own nonprofit, the Ravitz Family Foundation. In addition, the family supports many other programs, including the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN), which is dedicated to increasing public awareness of food allergies and their consequences, while also educating people about the condition and advancing research on behalf of all those affected by them.
Skeeter Snacks are produced in facilities that do not process any products containing tree nuts or peanuts and are the result of a nut-free supply chain. Rigorous testing protocol ensures the absence of TPA.
The Skeeter Snacks cookie line is now available in three varieties at the suggested retail price of $3.99 for a dozen, and come in a 6-pack box with two cookies per package. They can now be found online at www.SkeeterSnacks.com, and at five Ravitz family-owned Shop-Rite locations in New Jersey: Marlton, Evesham Road, Garden State Pavilion, Mt. Laurel and Union Mill Road.