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SF Business Times: Hemp Pioneer Nutiva Grows Product Line

Local Coverage from the San Francisco Business Insider on our new exciting product line. Which features: Organic Coconut Sugar, Coconut Chips, Coconut Fine-Shred Macaroon, and Coconut Flour.

Hemp pioneer Nutiva grows product line

When he started Nutiva in 1999, John Roulac was a hemp food activist peddling a fringe product.

But times have changed, and business is booming at Nutiva, a $40 million company that has grown up with the organic health food movement while maintaining its activist bent.

Founded in Sebastopol, Nutiva relocated over the summer to Point Richmond from Oxnard. It will hire 30 more people before the year’s end for its new 104,000-square-foot space that includes offices, a warehouse from which it does same-day order processing for online orders, and a new packaging line. Employment should grow to 100 in 2013 from 20 today.

Nutiva also has an option to take over 100,000 additional square feet at the Cutting Road facility.

Nutiva sells hemp, coconut and chia-based foods at stores including Whole Foods and other specialty health shops. Nutiva is also available through the company’s website and on Amazon.com.

Roulac, founder and CEO, said he started the company to pioneer hemp foods, introducing its first hemp bar in 1999.

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