Pear's Gourmet® Award-Winning Snacks Showcased in Progressive Grocer Magazine

Recognized as Best New Products of the Year!

Pear's Gourmet - Award Winning Snack Nut Collection

Innovation and taste are among the key criteria used to determine recipients of Progressive Grocer’s Editors’ Picks Awards. The Pear’s Gourmet® winning entries for 2019 include three uniquely fun and flavorful snack nuts designed to delight and surprise:

·         Addictive, sparkly, Instagrammable Sugar Cookie Confetti Cashews

·         Rich, decadent Cocoa Dusted Truffle Peanuts

·         Street-food inspired Salted Caramel Churro Flavored Almonds

“We are very proud to have won this prestigious award in back-to-back years!” stated John Larsen, President, Marathon Ventures, Inc. and Pear’s Gourmet brand owner. “Progressive Grocer, a trusted and respected source of information for grocery retailers, continues to highlight our ability to deliver flavor profiles that appeal to shoppers looking for an elevated snacking experience. One of our winning flavors from 2018, the original Everything Bagel® Flavored Cashews continues to drive sales for our retail partners, due in part to our exposure in Progressive Grocer magazine. We are very grateful to have been selected again this year and are already looking at some inspired ideas for our 2020 submission!”

Free from artificial preservatives, flavors and colors, this trio of premium, indulgent snack nuts sell in 7 oz stand-up resealable foil pouches with suggested retails from $2.99 to $5.99. Available at retailers nationwide and via direct to consumers website


About Pear’s Gourmet

Pear’s Gourmet is an emerging brand with award-winning, artisan snack nuts offering a fresh take on nut varieties consumers already know and love. With 15 flavors and growing, there's an innovative and unbelievably delicious sweet or savory snack combination to please every individual craving. Layered with unique flavors and wholesome grains and seeds, Pear’s differentiated product suite features complex, bold tastes and textures. Pear’s Gourmet® is a registered trademark of Marathon Ventures, Inc. For more information about the Pear’s Gourmet product line, visit us at

About Marathon Ventures, Inc.

Marathon Ventures, Inc. is a full-service processing, manufacturing, packaging and marketing company for foods and beverages. Marathon produces and packages food brands and food ingredients for people all over the country. For more information about the company, visit:

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About Marathon Ventures Inc.

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Marathon Ventures is a full-service processing, manufacturing, packaging and marketing company for foods and beverages. We produce and package food brands and food ingredients for people all over the country.

Marathon Ventures Inc.
901 Ft Crook Rd N
Bellevue, NE 68005
United States