Brief history of Daddy Ray's
Daddy Ray's, a wholesale cookie manufacturer, opened in November of 1998 in Moscow Mills,
Missouri, just north of St. Louis. This 65,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility was designed and built specifically for the manufacture
of fig and fruit-filled bar cookies. Ray Henry, then President and CEO, is known throughout the industry, having spent over 42 years in baking,
much of it focused on fruit bar development.
The company produces the four major flavors - fig, apple, blueberry, and strawberry, in a variety of sizes and configurations, under its own Daddy Ray's label as well as several private labels. The product has reached out all over the United States and Canada and Mexico.
Ray Henry and his wife, Darlene, founded the company and work together as a strong team. Ray concentrated on the baking, technical, and mechanical aspects of the business, while Darlene performed the financial and administrative functions. They built their first factory in southern Illinois in 1991.
Daddy Ray's has availability for new private label business. The company prides itself on excelling in quality, customer service, and pricing.
In January of 2007, the niche snack foods company, J&J Snack Foods Corp, acquired Daddy Ray's. The company brings over 35 years of experience to both the retail and food service industries. J&J Snack Foods flagship brands include SUPERPRETZEL Soft Pretzels, ICEE and LUIGI'S Real Italian Ice. While J&J Snack Foods is headquartered in Pennsauken, New Jersey it has more than 7 manufacturing facilities in California, Texas, Atlanta, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. J&J Snack Foods' President and CEO, Gerry Shrieber commented, "We are pleased to have this quality company added to our portfolio of brands."