CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Charlotte-headquartered Tropical Foods and Healthy Home Market were honored last night at the Charlotte Business Journal Family Business Awards as the winner of Mid-Sized Family-Owned Company (51-250 employees).
In the second annual awards banquet, Charlotte Business Journal honored local, multi-generational family-owned business for overall excellence, innovation, ethics, philanthropy and contribution to the region. CBJ honors family businesses as an important driver for the local and regional economy, helping to strengthen and grow the greater Charlotte area.
"We are proud to be a family-owned business and continue the legacy our parents started when they founded Tropical Foods in 1977," said Angela Bauer, owner of Tropical Foods and Healthy Home Market. "It was especially meaningful to win this year, when we're celebrating our company's 40th anniversary."
Winners were selected by an independent judging panel of industry experts based on company employee count, family involvement and succession planning. Judges also considered overall excellence, innovation, ethics and philanthropy.
About Tropical Foods and Healthy Home Market
Tropical Foods specializes in premium snack mixes, freshly roasted nuts and seeds, dried fruit, and hundreds of bulk and packaged candies, spices, grains and specialty foods. Tropical Foods has an extensive line of retail branded products, including Grabeez®, Buffalo Nuts®, Dip & Devour and trEAT4u. The company was founded in 1977 with an original product line of 100 items, which has grown to include more than 3,000 today. Second-generation, women-owned Tropical Foods is headquartered in Charlotte, NC, with additional operating centers in Orlando, Atlanta, Memphis, Washington DC, and Dallas.
Healthy Home Market was founded in 1979 by Betty and Jerry York. The mission of Healthy Home Market is to offer shoppers a welcoming environment where skilled and friendly staff can help to make an informed product selection. Partnering with local vendors is important to Healthy Home Market. In addition to a wide variety of local products, the store supports surrounding communities through local partnerships and neighborhood outreach. Healthy Home Market currently has two Charlotte-area stores in Plaza Midwood and Galleria with two Farm 2 Family Foods by Healthy Home Market stores in Davidson and Lenoir, NC.
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