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ZonePerfect Nutrition Company Wins Gold Medal for Growth

Leading Nutrition Company Wins Nutrition Business Journal Award

BOSTON, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- ZonePerfect Nutrition Company, the company that offers great tasting, healthy, nutritious products for busy people was awarded a gold medal for growth by the Nutrition Business Journal (NBJ), a leading trade publication that covers the nutrition industry. ZonePerfect was named a gold medalist in the mid-sized company category. The NBJ awards recognize business achievement in the nutrition industry.

"Given the competitive climate of the nutrition industry, it's an honor to win an award for growth," says Christopher Baker, chief executive officer, ZonePerfect Nutrition Company. "As long as we continue to create the highest quality products and offer consumers what they want and need to lead a healthy lifestyle, ZonePerfect Nutrition Company will continue to grow."

ZonePerfect was recognized for its sales growth of 81 percent to $50 million in 2002. However more recently, ZonePerfect Nutrition announced the highest one-month sales revenues in the company's history, smashing its October 2002 record. ZonePerfect Nutrition reported December 2002 gross revenues of $9.7 million compared to gross sales of $3.8 million reported for December 2001. This is a month-over-month increase of 255 percent in revenues.

During the Company's previous best sales month recorded in October 2002, ZonePerfect Nutrition reported October 2002 sales revenues of $8.5 million, a 110 percent increase over last October's revenues of $3.2 million. As a result of its growth, ZonePerfect Nutrition made its debut at number 307 on Inc Magazine 500 list of fastest growing private companies.

In addition to ZonePerfect Nutrition Company's win, Sweet Productions, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of nutrition bars also won the gold for growth in a mid-sized business.

Coincidentally, ZonePerfect Nutrition is Sweet Productions' largest customer and the company more than doubled its capacity in response to ZonePerfect Nutrition Company's request for increased production. The result has created more than 350 new jobs.

"We are very proud of the success we have achieved at Sweet Productions," says Paul Schacher, chief operating officer, Sweet Productions, Inc. "Our goals and standards are high and we have the management and production team to make it happen. Aligning ourselves with an equally committed company like ZonePerfect has been instrumental in our reaching for the gold."

The ZonePerfect Nutrition Company manufactures and distributes popular food and supplement products that follow the 40/30/30 ratio of carbohydrate, protein, and dietary fat.

The ZonePerfect Nutrition bar ranked 5th in the diet/sport/nutrition/snack/granola bar category, according to Information Resources Incorporated (IRI). Also, ZonePerfect is considered the number two brand in Food/Mass/Drug in the same category.

The ZonePerfect Nutrition Program is a science-based nutrition program designed to provide great-tasting, healthy, and nutritious products to help people quickly achieve and maintain their health and fitness goals by establishing a hormonally controlled "Zone" 24 hours a day. This zone is a metabolic state of optimal health with the potential to affect energy levels, physical performance, and weight-loss.

ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars and other ZonePerfect products are available online at and at retail locations throughout the country.

About ZonePerfect Nutrition Company

ZonePerfect Nutrition Company produces great tasting, healthy, and nutritious products for time-starved people. Through years of science-based research, the company has developed an incredible line of nutritious food products for people who want to eat healthily but just can't find the time and refuse to sacrifice great taste. All ZonePerfect Nutrition Company products contain the same 40/30/30 ratio of carbohydrate, protein, and dietary fat, and are convenient, easy to store, and quick to prepare. In 2002, ZonePerfect made its debut at number 307 on Inc Magazine 500 list of fastest growing private companies and was awarded a gold medal for growth by the Nutrition Business Journal. Consumers looking to find additional information on the ZonePerfect Nutritional Program or wishing to purchase products can do so by visiting .

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