WOODINVILLE, Wash., May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading gourmet sea salt
company SaltWorks, Inc. (http://www.seasalt.com) capped off a year of
record sales growth by being named to the 2007 Inc. 5000 list
(http://www.inc.com/inc5000/2007/company-profile.html?id=200701170) as the
second fastest growing privately owned food and beverage company in the
U.S. -- and the number-one fastest growing privately owned gourmet food
company in the country.
But SaltWorks isn't stopping there. In fact, according to company
co-founders Mark Zoske and Naomi Novotny, the first four months of 2008
have all been record sales months as well, and Zoske predicts 2008 will be
SaltWorks' best year ever.
"SaltWorks is firing on all cylinders," Zoske stated. "All of our
brands are outperforming our projections. Our newly launched Fusion line of
flavored salts is pushing sales to record numbers."
Contributing to those sales numbers is the fact that SaltWorks sea
salts, including the world's top gourmet sea salt brands and SaltWorks
private-label salts, are now stocked in gourmet stores in every state in
the country. At the same time, SaltWorks' international sales are exceeding
all expectations. SaltWorks sells in 25 countries worldwide, with Europe
and Asia leading the demand for the company's salts.
To accommodate the growth, Zoske and Novotny have ramped up production
of their private-label packaging, which is now offered for SaltWorks' 40
most popular salts. The company has recently increased its packaging line
capacity by 400%, from 3,500 units per shift to 14,000.
"We can now complete private-label projects faster, more accurately and
with higher quality than any other sea salt manufacturer," Novotny
explained. "Our new state-of-the-art production line includes an optical
color sorter, multi-level vibratory screener, rare earth magnet, metal
detector, high-speed filler, automatic capper and induction sealer. No
other sea salt company is able to supply this level of technology and food
So how does SaltWorks just keep growing, even in the face of
skyrocketing food and fuel costs and plummeting home values? The answer
involves both the sea salt itself and consumers' appetite for gourmet,
"Gourmet salt transcends recessionary spending trends," Zoske said. "I
believe when consumers cut back on restaurant meals, they put more care and
effort into preparing home-cooked meals. Gourmet sea salts are an
inexpensive but powerful way to improve the food people cook in their own
homes, giving them the subtle seasoning and gourmet tastes they could get
from a restaurant without breaking the monthly food budget."
About SaltWorks, Inc.
SaltWorks is America's gourmet sea salt company, offering the world's
finest brands of sea salt, including Artisan Salt Company, Fusion, Le
Tresor and Pure Ocean. The company stocks over two million pounds of sea
salt in 60 different varieties. SaltWorks prides itself on its approach to
the sea salt business, focusing on traditional harvesting methods,
sustainability, natural processes and quality. To learn more, visit
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