ANKENY, Iowa—Casey’s has partnered with hot sauce brand Lola’s Fine Hot Sauce to introduce three salty snack offerings: Casey’s Zesty Jalapeno Peanuts, Casey’s Zesty Jalapeno Cashews and Casey’s Zesty Jalapeno Pretzels.
The snacks are now available at over 2,400 locations starting January 22. Casey’s Zesty Jalapeno Peanuts will retail for $0.99 per pack, Casey’s Zesty Jalapeno Cashews at $3.99 each and Casey’s Zesty Jalapeno Pretzels at $3.49 each.
“We are excited to introduce these new, tasty snacks with Lola’s unique flavor into our Casey’s snack offering across our over 2400 stores,” said Tom Brennan, chief merchandising officer at Casey’s. “Our guests expect convenient, delicious options at a great price when they stop at their local Casey’s. By partnering with Lola’s, we’re able to deliver on that promise while supporting another business in our community.”
"Our partnership with Casey's means a lot to our small, family-owned business,” said Taufeek Shah, founder and CEO of Lola’s Fine Hot Sauce. “Our generational family recipe hot sauce has the perfect flavor with just the right amount of heat that the Casey's guests are looking for and is the perfect partnership. With both companies established right here in the Des Moines metro, it's incredible to see a growing, leading retailer like Casey’s support local and diverse businesses. We couldn't be more thankful and humbled to be part of the Casey's family."
Last September, Casey’s added breakfast to its foodservice menu for the first time. NACS Magazine recently connected with Larijani and Darren Rebelez, Casey’s president and CEO, to discuss Casey’s plans for growth.
Separately, in a business update today, Casey’s said it expects same-store sales growth to be in the mid-single digits in both fuel gallons and inside sales for its fiscal third quarter. Casey’s expects operating expenses to rise between 18% and 20% for the quarter, while the retailer now expects fuel margins to be in the mid-30-cents-per-gallon range for the quarter. Casey’s projects higher net income for the third quarter than the year-earlier quarter.
Casey’s operates more than 2,400 convenience stores across 16 states, including Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee and Wisconsin.