Post Bankruptcy, Guys Snacks on the Attack

Posted on May 6, 2011 at 3:38pm by

Yes, the 73-year-old Guy’s Snacks is still headquartered in the Kansas City metro — in Overland Park, to be specific — where the late Guy Caldwell started his peanut-roasting business in 1938. The company has had a roller-coaster history since food giant Borden purchased the business in 1979, attempting to go head-to-head with snack-food goliath Frito-Lay — a conglomerate that’s older and much more powerful than little ol’ Guy’s.

Borden sold off the Guy’s brand in 1994; Guy’s filed bankruptcy in 2001. Continue reading here…