Popular Michigan snack company Better Made celebrates 90 years
Detroit’s last-standing chip manufacturer is 90 years old.
Better Made Snack Foods is marking its 90th anniversary this year with a continued commitment to the city where it was founded, quality products and constant innovation to bring new flavors to customers, according to a company news release.
The family-owned company was founded in 1930, as the Great Depression was taking hold on the nation. Founded by Cross Moceri and Peter Cipriano, it was initially named Cross and Peters Company. At the time, there were 20 chip manufacturers in Detroit. Better Made is the only one remaining.
“We’ve tried to make the best product possible, and that hard work paid off as we’re the last one standing,” said CEO Salvatore Cipriano, a descendant of one of the founders. “I’ve always said, we’re not trying to be the biggest, we’re trying to be the best.”
Constant innovation resulting in several new product releases every year has also contributed to the company’s longevity, the release said. So far in 2020, Better Made released jalapeno cheddar-flavored popcorn and peanut butter-filled pretzels and dill pickle chips – with more coming before the year’s end.
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