This month SCNS Sports Foods celebrates a milestone. It was 10-years ago, SCNS was established.
The original four Golf Energy Bars had been on the market since 2001. Chief Operating Officer Bill Stewart and fellow investors purchased the rights to the bars and began SCNS Sports Foods in 2007. The company’s mission was to blend nutritional science with great taste to enhance energy and performance.
Over the past 10 years, business has doubled at what Bill Stewart describes as a “responsible rate.” In 2007, Golf Energy Bars were in 1,000 golf clubs. Now, they fuel golfers in over 2,000 clubs nationally, as well as distribution in Canada, the Philippines, and most recently, Australia.
By listening to our customers, SCNS has evolved by adding new flavors with more wholesome ingredients – no High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) or artificial ingredients. We also considered the growing niche of consumers who wanted delicious gluten free options. In 2014, SCNS introduced our gluten free 1st Tee Honey Almond Snack Bar, followed by gluten free and dairy free 10th Tee Cranberry Trail Mix Bar in 2016.
In late 2016, “The best bar on the market just got better,” when we improved our product to make it healthier while still offering consumers the great taste our bars are known for. SCNS Sports Foods removed HFCS and artificial flavors from our four original bars (1st Tee Oatmeal Raisin Bar, 1st Tee Chocolate Peanut Bar, 10th Tee Peanut Honey Bar and 10th Tee Chocolate Peanut Caramel Bar). They’re now marketed as 1st Tee Plus+ and 10th Tee Plus+ bars.
Throughout the past decade we have maintained a spirit of giving back. SCNS Sports Foods supports The First Tee® by donating $0.15 per every bar sold of our gluten free Trail Mix bars. As a result, SCNS donated over $30,000 to The First Tee in 2016. The First Tee is an organization that provides positive youth development through golf.
Also in 2016, SCNS Sports Foods signed as a sponsor of PGA Tour professional Scott Langley. Scott is the first alum of The First Tee program to earn PGA TOUR Membership.
Moving forward, SCNS Sports Foods will create new flavors and increase awareness with golfers and golf clubs. Outside of golf, where so many of our active customers reside, we will continue to impart the message, “Lasting Energy. Anytime. Anywhere.”
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