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Nutiva Named a Fastest-Growing Company by Inc. Magazine for Third Consecutive Year

Nutiva® Named a Fastest-Growing Company
by Inc. Magazine for Third Consecutive Year

(Oxnard, Calif.) September 21, 2011 – Nutiva®, the world’s leading brand of organic hemp, coconut, and chia foods, has once again been named one of the fastest-growing companies in the United States on Inc. magazine’s 2011 500/5000 list. Nutiva® was previously accorded this honor in 2009 and 2010.

Sales of Nutiva’s organic Hemp Oil, Hempseed, Protein, HempShakes®, Chia Seed, and Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil have been growing rapidly, with total sales growth at 44 percent annually since 2005. Nutiva® founder and CEO John W. Roulac comments, “Nutiva’s accelerating growth demonstrates the strong demand for healthful, organic superfoods. We are also proud of hiring twenty-five additional people in the past year.” With its recent surge in sales, Nutiva has become one of the fastest-growing food companies in not only the United States but also the world.

Chia the Next Hot Ancient Food Crop

In the past year, Nutiva introduced its third superfood, Chia: a non-gluten traditional seed crop grown in Mexico and South America and often described as the ancient superfood of the Aztecs. Chia seed is very small, and a rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids, proteins, antioxidants, and fiber. It also contains two times more potassium than bananas, six times more calcium than milk, and 30 percent more antioxidants than blueberries. John Roulac adds, “We observed that most chia sold was non-organic and costly. The SRP for Nutiva’s certified-organic 14-oz bag of chia is $9.99, making it more affordable for more people. Nutiva offers three types of chia seed, in bags and larger bulk sizes: black, white, and milled.” To learn more about this sought-after wonder food, watch CEO Roulac on YouTube:

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The Nutiva Kitchen

The Nutiva team understands that, while many people want to eat more healthily, they need tips on how to prepare hemp, coconut, or chia foods. So Nutiva chose to “crowd source,” turning to its loyal fans and customers for fun and delicious recipes. More than seventy original recipes, including desserts, smoothies, salads, and main dishes, are offered at The Nutiva Kitchen.

Nutiva® is continuing to boost its brand reputation by focusing on social media and user-generated content to increase public awareness on health and green-lifestyle topics.

Leading a Food Revolution

The company has a long track record in championing the renaissance of such ancient foods as hemp, coconut, and chia seed. According to CEO Roulac, “The current industrial food model is broken. People everywhere are realizing that we need to make better food choices so we can lead more healthy and productive lives.”

Roulac adds, “Nutrient-dense foods are ideal to add to one’s diet.” As Nutiva grows, so does its donation of 1 percent of sales to sustainable-ag groups. In 2011 Nutiva is giving away $200,000 to worthy projects that include planting coconut seedlings in the Philippines, planting fruit trees in urban California schools, sponsoring education efforts for agricultural and industrial hemp via VoteHemp.com, and funding films on bees and organic farming. Nutiva’s customers can see firsthand that their brand is investing in positive solutions that contribute to a better world.

About Nutiva®

Nutiva® is dedicated to a healthy and sustainable world, demonstrating its mission to nourish people and planet by using delicious organic ingredients, enriching the soil, and donating 1 percent of sales to sustainable-agriculture groups. Founded in 1999, Nutiva® is the world’s best-selling brand of nutritious organic hemp foods, extra-virgin coconut oil, and chia seeds. Its products are offered nationwide, as well as abroad, by more than 10,000 retailers. Follow the company at nutiva.com or facebook.com/Nutiva.

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