BOSTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Drew Harrington and Amanda Klane, founders of Yasso® Frozen Greek Yogurt, the fast-growing, first-to-market frozen Greek yogurt bar that's made its way into 14,000 stores across the nation in three short years, have been named finalists for one of the country's most prestigious business awards: the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award. The duo is nominated for the New England Region awards, winners of which will be announced the evening of June 10 at a ceremony at the Sheraton Boston and will advance to the national stage this fall. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Yasso's sales have been heating up since their inception three years ago, putting up a fight against many legacy brands in the frozen aisle. After a strong northeast launch in 2011, Yasso quickly jumped to the national stage with coast-to-coast distribution. Early this year, the company introduced a line of ice cream inspired flavors meant to satisfy those indulgent cravings with no guilt. These new bars were quickly picked up by retail customers, and the early consumer response has been overwhelmingly positive with flavors such as Sea Salt Caramel and Mint Chocolate Chip.
"We truly appreciate EY's recognition of our brand growth – we're proud of what our team here at Yasso has accomplished," commented Yasso Co-Founder Drew Harrington. "We set out to create a product line that delivered on both taste and nutrition, and we are happy that our approach has resonated so well with our retail partners and consumers across the country." This summer, Yasso will hit the streets sampling over one hundred thousand new fans via a custom-designed Yasso sampling truck. "We're excited to be building brand awareness and gaining trial daily while continuing to innovate within the category," explained Harrington.
About Yasso®: Yasso is the first-ever line of frozen Greek yogurt bars to hit the market. In 2009, founders Amanda Klane and Drew Harrington set out on a mission to craft a wholesome and delicious everyday frozen treat. After two years of perfecting their recipe, Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt Bars were born. Hitting store shelves in mid-2011, Yasso quickly became one of the fastest-growing brands in the frozen novelty category. Made with only natural ingredients, including real Greek yogurt, rBST-free milk and natural sweeteners, Yasso is a great low-calorie frozen treat filled with protein and containing little to no fat. Yasso currently offers bars in 11 delicious flavors, and products can be found at major grocery and club stores nationwide. To find your local retailers and to learn more about the Yasso brand, please visit www.yasso.com.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™: EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
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