Fresh Healthy Vending LLC of San Diego, CA named San Francisco, CA-based popchips as its best selling “snack of the year.”

Cincinnati-based Pierre Foods, Inc. announced the Smart Picks line of more nutritious menu options will be ready to serve in school cafeterias this August. Products will include a variety of items that have one or more of the following attributes: reduced sodium, a good source of protein, zero grams of trans fat, no hydrogenated oils, made with whole grains, a good source of fiber and reduced fat.

Waialua, HI-based Waialua Soda Works, an old-fashioned soda company, is now available in 41 Whole Foods Market stores across California, Arizona, Nevada and Hawaii and will be represented by Presence Marketing/Dynamic Presence in the Southern Pacific region.

San Francisco, CA-based Diamond Foods, Inc.’s Kettle Brand Baked Potato Chips received top ranking in a recent San Francisco Chronicle taste test, and also earned a spot in the Taster’s Choice Hall of Fame.

Teeccino Caffé, based in Santa Barbara, CA has launched a new interactive Web site,, which includes consumer reviews, professional endorsements, videos, recipes to download, contests for customers links to Teeccino’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada-based Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods & Oils earned the 2010 Best New Product Award and the 2010 Company of the Year Award from the Manitoba Food Processors Association.


Published in WholeFoods Magazine, Aug. 2010 (epub July 22, 2010)