Backpackers Pantry steadily increases in growth with a new distribution agreement with Dicks Sporting Goods. Backpackers Pantry quality and innovation in gourmet outdoor meals continue to attract large retailers in the outdoor industry. The expanded distribution is accredited to Backpackers Pantrys leadership in unique gourmet meals and snacks.
Backpackers Pantry products compliment the expansion of Dicks Sporting Goods camping department. Backpackers Pantry products reflect the growing demand for packable, lightweight meals while in the outdoors. According to Jennifer Malone, Backpackers Pantrys Northeast Regional Sales Manager, “Dicks was attracted to Backpackers Pantry packaging and growing consumer demand for gourmet meal offerings, such as No-Cook Southwestern Smoked Salmon Pasta and Tiramisu desserts.”
Dicks Sporting Goods currently operates 163 stores in 27 states throughout the Eastern half of the United States. With the prospect of Dicks continued success and growth, Malone states, “We are excited about this distribution agreement because Dicks is one of the fastest growing outdoor chains in the country. This agreement offers a lot of potential for Backpackers Pantry growth.”