WOODINVILLE, Wash., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting with an
appreciation of gourmet food, a palate for seasoning, and an idea with a
kick, Mark Zoske, CEO of SaltWorks, wrote a recipe for success in his
kitchen five years ago. Today, INC. Magazine, the leading private business
publication in the United States, ranked specialty salt retailer SaltWorks
#117 in their Top 500 Fastest-Growing Companies of 2007.
SaltWorks' success story can be attributed to maintaining a spicy edge
in the gourmet food sector. The public's appetite for pampering, great
tasting spices and organic, chemical-free products have all combined into a
perfect storm for SaltWorks. From the skin-soothing Dead Sea Bath Salts to
the pure Alaea Hawaiian seasoning and finishing salt, SaltWorks is
single-handedly making "healthy salt" a viable reality - and healthy sales
are the result.
SaltWorks has matched a great market position with a unique service
model. The Washington company ships same-day to direct buyers, wholesalers
and consumers around the world who prefer the efficient, personal service
SaltWorks offers. Their flexible, reliable fulfillment model positioned
them on the leading edge of the trend.
The results are nothing short of amazing: SaltWorks has grown over
1800% in revenue in just under 5 years.
"This is very, very exciting. The prestigious INC. 500 ranking we
received today verifies what a terrific niche we've targeted here," said
With sales of nearly $5 million in 2006 and a projected $9 million in
2007, the company that started in Zoske's kitchen has come a long way since
its 2002 inception. SaltWorks has sold ten-million pounds of gourmet and
bath salt this year. They moved into a brand new 26,000 square foot
warehouse. They're here to stay, and it's not surprising the business world
is taking notice.
According to Zoske, his passion for the product turned a pedestrian
spice into a gourmet household necessity. "I love sea salt. My current
favorite is our Salish Smoked Salt. I add it to salmon before grilling."
Unlike traditional salt, SaltWorks premium brands, like Bokek(R) Dead
Sea salt, are naturally evaporated from sea water and contain no additives
or chemical treatments. SaltWorks' practice of importing from pure sources
perfectly caters to the current American appetite for organic fare at both
the tub and table. SaltWorks is single-handedly making "healthy salt" a
SaltWorks has set the industry standard by providing focused service to
such a wide market. Wholesalers rely on SaltWorks as a reliable business
with more than just a hot product supporting its bottom line. SaltWorks'
combination of service and specialization earned them a place in the
fast-growing fancy foods sector. The high ranking in INC. Magazine proves
SaltWorks is here to stay.
About SaltWorks(TM), Inc.
Founded in 2002, SaltWorks imports premium gourmet sea salts and bath
salts from countries worldwide and supplies them to the wholesale, retail
and consumer markets throughout North America.
To learn more, visit http://www.seasalt.com.
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SOURCE SaltWorks, Inc.