September 20, 2023

ORRVILLE, OHIO — Following 1 / 4 fraught with challenges for the J.M. Smucker Co., Mark Smucker, president and chief government officer, identified a shiny spot within the efficiency of the Uncrustables model. Throughout a prerecorded earnings name to debate second-quarter monetary outcomes, Mr. Smucker mentioned the Uncrustables model contributed to the corporate’s “robust top-line development” within the second quarter.

“Internet gross sales for Uncrustables sandwiches grew 21%, pushed by increased pricing and quantity/combine development,” Mr. Smucker mentioned. “Whole firm internet gross sales of Uncrustables sandwiches, together with the Away From Home based business, have been $168 million this quarter.”

In his earlier dialogue of outcomes for the primary quarter of fiscal 2023, Mr. Smucker expressed confidence within the Uncrustables model and mentioned the corporate would stay “bullish” on its signature frozen sandwiches. At the moment, Mr. Smucker mentioned the corporate was stepping up manufacturing to satisfy rising demand for Uncrustables by increasing capability at its Longmont, Colo., facility and constructing a brand new facility in McCalla, Ala.

Among the development within the second quarter was attributed to completion of the Longmont enlargement.

“Completion of the enlargement of the Longmont facility has begun to supply elevated manufacturing capability that may assist the again half of this fiscal 12 months,” Mr. Smucker mentioned. “Consequently, we anticipate to see double-digit development in each quantity and gross sales for the rest of the 12 months.”

Each the Shopper Meals section and the Away From Home based business have been helped by elevated Uncrustables gross sales. Within the Shopper Meals section, “comparable internet gross sales elevated 7%, pushed by development for Uncrustables sandwiches and Smucker’s fruit spreads, partially offset by a decline in Jif peanut butter,” Mr. Smucker mentioned.

“The Away From Home based business internet gross sales elevated 19% on a comparable foundation, pushed by double-digit development for espresso and Uncrustables sandwiches,” he mentioned.