J&J Snack Foods today announced that following a 23-year tenure with the company, Bob Pape, SVP of Sales, will retire effective Jan. 3. 

Pape has spent 40 years in the food industry, providing exceptional leadership and results. During his tenure at JJSF, he served in various roles, including national sales manager of retail where he worked with his team to grow popular brands like SUPERPRETZEL and LUIGI’s Italian Ice. As vice president of retail and senior vice president of sales and marketing, he helped oversee the integration and acquisition of new and exciting brands to grow the J&J Snack Foods portfolio, including Whole Fruit, Dogsters and ICEE novelty products.  

Known widely for his impact in the sales organization, Pape led the “go to market” strategy for the retail, foodservice and bakery divisions, helping to ‘serve up fun’ to the masses. His dedication and leadership will be greatly missed by colleagues and company leaders. 

“On behalf of the J&J Snack Food leadership team, I want to personally thank Bob for his service and dedication to the organization,” said Dan Fachner, president and CEO of J&J Snack Foods. “A strategic and steadfast leader, he has played an integral role at JJSF for over two decades, helping to shape the sales organization and drive growth among our customers and shareholders. Bob has undoubtedly made his mark at this company, and I am confident the team will continue to benefit from his influence and leadership. The leadership team and I wish Bob the best of luck in this next chapter of life.” 

About J&J Snack Foods Corp. 

J&J Snack Foods Corp. is leader and innovator in the snack food industry, providing innovative, niche and affordable branded snack foods and beverages to foodservice and retail supermarket outlets. Manufactured and distributed nationwide, our principal products include SUPERPRETZEL, the No. 1 soft pretzel brand in the world, as well as internationally known snack brands. With nearly twenty manufacturing facilities, and more than $1 billion in annual revenue, J&J Snack Foods Corp. has continued to see steady growth as a company, reaching record sales for 48 consecutive years. The company consistently seeks out opportunities to expand its unique niche market product offering while bringing smiles to families worldwide.