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1 IO Website Ideas 4/6/11

2 Independent Operator Become an Independent Operator About Us How it Works Independent Operator FAQs Opportunities Links Snyder’s Lance Independent Operators are business owners who deliver leading snack brands to their customers! Snyder's-Lance, is a leading producer of high quality snack foods. On December 6, 2010 a merger was completed that combined Snyder's, a global leader in pretzels and a U.S. leader in specialty snacks that traces its roots to 1909, with Lance, a U.S. snack food leader in sandwich crackers, potato chips, and cookies founded in The Snyder’s-Lance family of brands has grown over the years to include some of America's favorite snack brands. All of our brands are dedicated to delivering high quality snacks throughout the country. We have a well- established portfolio of snack food brands that includes Snyder's of Hanover®, Lance®, Cape Cod®, Grande®, Tom's®, Jays®, O-Ke-Doke®, Stella D'oro®, Krunchers!®, Archway®, Naturals®. Products include pretzels, sandwich crackers, kettle chips, potato chips, cookies, tortilla chips and nuts. We continually expand our innovative product line and distribution channels, which currently reach across the United States and internationally to 25 countries around the world! We have an integrated coast-to-coast distribution network optimally positioned to serve customers! Our Independent Operators have the opportunity to deliver two category leading products in Snyder’s of Hanover pretzels and Lance sandwich crackers among many other great brands and products!

3 How It Works Become an Independent Operator About Us How it Works Independent Operator FAQs Opportunities Links HOW IT WORKS Contact Snyder’s Lance Distribution Company at see if there are opportunities available in your Check the Opportunities Page for the current available territories.Opportunities After responding to the ad, qualified business owners will be called to have a conversation regarding the opportunity. Should there be mutual interest, a meeting will be held between the candidate and one of our local sales leaders to further discuss the opportunity and to received all of the documents necessary to take the next step in becoming an independent operator. All Qualified Business Owners: – Must be or become a legal business entity – Meet Prequalification Requirements Credit Check Criminal Background Check Motor Vehicle/Drivers Check Interview – Have a Valid driver's license – Must Obtain Insurance Coverage Qualified sales professionals with a proven track record of route sales or grocery experience will be given first consideration. Owning a step-side truck or trailer is preferred. We offer: · Service and sell in a protected territory. · Existing routes with established supermarket accounts; · Rights to distribute products in a protected geographical area; · Freedom to develop new accounts and expand your own business; · Unlimited sales potential; and · Steady, Independent work

4 FAQs Become an Independent Operator About Us How it Works Independent Operator FAQs Opportunities Links Frequently Asked Questions Am I An Employee How Do I Make Money What is Involved in being an IO? Do I have to be incorporated? What training do I receive? How much does it cost to start the business What shift is the opportunity and how long are the hours What shift is the opportunity and how long are the hours How do I grow my business? Can I sell my business to another entrepreneur? Can I sell my business to another entrepreneur? Do I get vacation? Who can I talk to in order to find out more

5 Opportunities Become an Independent Operator About Us How it Works Independent Operator FAQs Opportunities Links SOH Distribution Company, Inc., the primary distributor of Snyder’s-Lance family of products, has immediate opportunities for enthusiastic salespersons to help us continue our tradition of success in an 3 rd Party Distributor capacity! These are outstanding opportunities for SEASONED Route Sales professionals interested in OWNING THEIR OWN BUSINESS to sell and service snack accounts. If you are an extremely ambitious, self-motivated, and business minded individual looking for the chance to succeed in an entrepreneurial environment, please click on the opportunity below to contact us. Iowa Territory for Sale: Mason City, Iowa If interested, please send your contact information to us at han.com for more han.com North Carolina Territory for Sale: Charlotte, NC If interested, please send your contact information to us at han.com for more han.com Tennessee Territory for Sale: Memphis, TN If interested, please send your contact information to us at han.com for more han.com

6 Links Become an Independent Operator About Us How it Works Independent Operator FAQs Opportunities Links

7 Am I An Employee As an Independent Operator, You would not be an employee of Snyder’s-Lance. Therefore, you are not eligible to participate in employee benefits plans such as 401(k) and insurance programs. Because you own your own business, you do not report to someone who directs your work. Back to FAQs About Us How it Works Independent Operator FAQs Opportunities Links

8 How Do I Make Money Your account will be settled on a weekly basis. The amount you receive (or potentially owe) is the amount of your sales minus the cost of product you purchased from the company and any other fees that you have authorized. This is in addition to any cash accounts you may have which go directly to your company’s top line. Excellent customer service is critical to your business' success and profit. Back to FAQs About Us How it Works Independent Operator FAQs Opportunities Links

9 What is Involved in Being an IO? Signing a Distributor’s Agreement with Snyder’s-Lance. Providing existing and new customers with excellent customer service. Distributing industry leading high quality brands within the distribution area. Making sure your customer is receiving all of the products that they request on a timely basis. Utilizing a hand held computer Administrative Tasks (Taxes, Bookkeeping, Insurance, Licenses) Back to FAQs About Us How it Works Independent Operator FAQs Opportunities Links

10 Do I Have to be Incorporated? Yes, the Distributors Agreement that you will enter into states that the “Distributor has properly incorporated, registered and licensed its business, which it shall maintain throughout the course of this Agreement.” We can refer you to a 3 rd party vendor who is familiar with our needs who can assist you for a fee OR you can incorporate yourself. Back to FAQs About Us How it Works Independent Operator FAQs Opportunities Links

11 What training do I receive? Since you own your business, you are responsible for any training necessary to succeed as an Independent Operator with Snyder’s-Lance. You will have a District Manager available to you who can help you understand how to work with Snyder’s-Lance for best results. Back to FAQs About Us How it Works Independent Operator FAQs Opportunities Links

12 How Much does it Cost to Start the Business Each opportunity has a unique combination of territory and products available to be distributed. As a result, each opportunity has unique earning potential. Therefore, each opportunity will have a unique purchase price. FINANCING???? Back to FAQs About Us How it Works Independent Operator FAQs Opportunities Links

13 What shift is it and how long are the hours You own your business so you have the freedom to set your own schedule. However, you must meet your customers delivery requirements. Most Independent Operators start their day very early in the morning. The amount of time you spend working each day will depend on your efficiency, number of accounts per day, and driving distance among other factors. Back to FAQs About Us How it Works Independent Operator FAQs Opportunities Links

14 How Do I Grow My Business? Every opportunity available has customers who are receiving already receiving products from our family of brands. Your role is to provide excellent customer service to these customers so that they accept additional products from your business. You also have Snyder’s-Lance employees who will help your business to grow in new accounts that are within your territory. Through a combination of providing excellent customer service to existing customers and through partnering with Snyder’s-Lance sales leaders to acquire new accounts in your territory, you have the ability to grow your business. Back to FAQs About Us How it Works Independent Operator FAQs Opportunities Links

15 Can I sell my business to another entrepreneur? Provided that you receive written consent from Snyder’s- Lance as outlined in the Distributors Agreement, you can sell your business for any price you negotiate with a potential buyer. Back to FAQs About Us How it Works Independent Operator FAQs Opportunities Links

16 Do I get vacation? Because you are not an employee of Snyder’s-Lance, you are not eligible for employee benefits such as vacation. However, IOs do need time off from time to time. During these times, you may hire a relief driver or you can request the route to be serviced by Snyder’s-Lance for a fee (provided the company has the personnel available to run the route). Back to FAQs About Us How it Works Independent Operator FAQs Opportunities Links

17 Who Can I Talk to in Order to Find out More If you would like to find out more about the exciting prospect of becoming an Independent Operator working with Snyder’s-Lance, please call xxx-xxxx or Back to FAQs About Us How it Works Independent Operator FAQs Opportunities Links


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