Jake Schmigelski

New partners chipping in at Gale International

By GREGORY ZELLER // A new partnership with an Illinois-based distributor is sending Jake Schmigelski’s snacks into all-new out-of-state markets – and strengthening his unique bonds with customers closer to home. Gale International Trading LLC, Schmigelski’s Deer Park-based snack-food distributor, has entered into a distribution agreement with Michigan manufacturer Nick’s Chips LLC, through which the Long Island company will carry Nick’s Chips’ flagship Hot Sauce Corn Chips and customers in cities including Detroit and Chicago…


Entrepreneurial success, now snack-sized

By GREGORY ZELLER // There’s a good chance your Memorial Day snacks, and other sweet and salty selections in your summer picnic basket, come courtesy of Jake Schmigelski. Forget trying to pronounce it – his own family adopted the pseudonym “Gale” years ago, he noted – and just bask in Schmigelski’s genius, which turned a wandering one-man-show into a major regional broker and redistributor of some of your favorite munchies. So if you got your…