Business

Vlasic pickle chips are coming. And they're made with actual pickles.


Food Business News revealed Conagra Brands, the parent company of Vlasic, is releasing the pickle chips.


Pantry and refrigerated pickles are a $1.1 billion category, growing 6% over the past year, said Thomas M. McGough, co-chief operating officer and executive vice-president.


In 2016, according to the United States Department of Agriculture National Statistic Service, Michigan produced 236,700 tons of pickling cucumbers with a value of $47 million.


A pickle covered pizza hit internet stardom, with one video of its crafting at a New York pizzeria earning more than 26 million views.


Tom Walsh, former Free Press business columnist, and the Port Huron Times Herald contributed to this story.


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