AMERICAN FORK, Utah, NOVEMBER 14, 2006 - Pure Fruit Technologies, a Utah-based manufacturer of healthy exotic liquid dietary supplements, today announced the winners of the company's Adopt an Item Contest. One winning store was chosen from each of the three Wild Oats regions, Henry's and Sun Harvest chains based on increased sales of Pure Fruit Technologies'supplements during the month of July compared to the previous two months.
The holistic health manager from each of the five winning stores received $250 and each full time associate in the department received $50. The winners are:
* Henry's, Glendale, Ariz. - Manager: Sandra Times, Associate: Amy Patel
* Sun Harvest, McAllen, Texas - Manager: Gloria Gonzalez, Associate:
* Wild Oats East, Tampa, Fla. - Manager: Elaine Roberts, Associates:
Dave Taylor, Brian Williams and Karen Hunter
* Wild Oats Central, Little Rock, Ark. - Manager: Wesley Pilcher,
Assistant Manger: Jud Martindale, Associate: Kyler Moore
* Wild Oats West, Laguna Beach, Calif. - Manager: Felipe Sterling,
Associates: Ken Rokicki and Andrew Shatz
"These contests are a fun way to expose retailers to our unique dietary supplement offerings," stated Dave Boyd, director of global operations, Pure Fruit Technologies. "Our market analysis has shown that while consumers are interested in liquid supplements, they have a lot of questions and they tend to turn to their local health food store for answers. It is our hope that these contests not only motivate retailers to sell our supplements, but also encourages them to learn more about our products so when a consumer needs information, they get an educated response."
Pure Fruit Technologies is a Utah-based manufacturer of healthy, exotic, whole-fruit dietary supplements. The company has searched the globe for exotic fruits that deliver an array of health benefits, including mangosteen, seabuckthorn, goji and gac, and brought them to consumers in the form of potent, high quality and delicious dietary supplements. Founded in 2002, Pure Fruit Technologies' first product was Mango-xan(R) Antioxidant Recovery Formula. The company has expanded its offerings to include
Seabuck-7(TM) Rejuvenation Formula, Goji-Zen(TM) Longevity Formula and
Gac-Chi(TM) Heart & Vision Formula. Pure Fruit Technologies' products are made from the whole fruit and are sold wholesale to health food retailers and distributors worldwide, as well as direct-to-consumers online. To learn more about Pure Fruit Technologies visit www.purefruittechnologies.com.
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