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Tom's Snacks

Tom's Snacks Co.
Industry Snack food
Founded 1925
Founder Tom Huston
Headquarters Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Key people
David Singer CEO
Website Tom's Snacks

Tom's Snacks Co. is an American subsidiary of Lance Inc.


The Beginning

In 1925, Tom Huston founded "Tom's Roasted Peanuts", and began selling his peanuts for a nickel a bag. Within two years, Tom's peanuts were being sold around the country generating US$4 million in sales. However, due to unpaid notes Huston lost the company to the bank. In 1932, Walter Richards bought Tom's from the bank and took the company public. By the 1950s sales reached US$16 million.

Changes in Ownership

In 1966,


Tom's products include potato chips, corn chips, fries, tortilla chips, and pork skins.

Additionally, Bugles are manufactured under the brand name.



External links

  • Tom’s Snacks website
  • History of Tom’s.
  • Review of Tom’s products.
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