History


For more than 75 years, Archway® has shared in the simple traditions of families across America by providing a wide variety of freshly-baked cookies made by generations of Archway bakers.

We began in 1936, with Ruth and Harold Swanson, a husband and wife team. They began baking soft oatmeal cookies and doughnuts in their garage in Battle Creek, Michigan. With baking ingredients in short supply during World War II, the family concentrated exclusively on baking cookies.

Since then Archway has shared in the simple traditions of families across America by providing homestyle cookies made with high-quality ingredients. Throughout the years, while the ownership of the brand has changed many times, one thing has stayed consistent – passion for our high quality cookies. In December 2008, Snyder’s-Lance purchased Archway and today, Archway cookies are still made with pride at the Archway bakery in Ashland, Ohio.

 

 

 

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