MILWAUKEE — Utz Quality Foods, L.L.C. is partnering with Z.T. Distribution, Inc. to deliver Utz snack foods to Wisconsin retailers via direct-store delivery. Products to be distributed include potato chips, pretzels, cheese balls and tortilla chips.

“The Cheeseheads have spoken, and they want more Utz snacks, especially Utz brand Cheese Balls,” said James Tanking, senior vice-president of sales, Utz Quality Foods. “We are really excited about the reaction our Utz snack foods have received in Wisconsin. And with the help of Z.T. Distribution and retail partners, we now have the means to ensure consumers get the snacks they seek; Utz potato chips and cheese ball barrels are just a few of the many requested.”

Founded in 1921, Utz Quality Foods is the largest family-owned salty snack company in the United States. The company’s brands include Utz, Golden Flake, Zapp’s, Dirty Potato Chips, Good Health, Bachman, Bachman Jax, Wachusett, Snikiddy and Boulder Canyon. Utz operates 11 manufacturing facilities located in Pennsylvania, Alabama, Arizona, Indiana, Louisiana and Massachusetts.

Z.T. Distribution is a full-service D.S.D. company that serves a variety of items to major chains and independent grocers throughout Wisconsin and northern Illinois.