Thursday, February 16, 2012

früsh Now Available at Lowe's Foods, Ingles Markets and BI-LO

Origin Food Group, LLC's früsh yogurt & Fruit Shakes are now for sale
at Lowe's Foods, Ingles Markets and BI-LOs throughout North and South

The früsh line of innovative and healthy yogurt fruit shakes may be
found in the dairy cases at 110 Lowe's Foods stores, 101 Ingles
Markets and 145 BI-LOs throughout the Carolinas. Debuting in four
flavors: strawberry, blueberry, peach and strawberry banana and
available in two sizes, 8.4 fl. oz. and 32 fl. oz., früsh is designed
for a healthy on-the-go lifestyle.

"This is a home-grown relationship among four Carolinas -based
companies," said Don Greenlee, general manager of Origin Food Group.
"Lowe's Foods from Winston-Salem, Ingles Markets from Asheville, BI-LO
from Mauldin, S.C. and Origin Food Group, based in Statesville. We
wanted to make our healthy line of products, created for today's fast-
paced lifestyles, accessible initially all over the Carolinas. Lowe's
Foods, Ingles Markets and BI-LO are helping us do just that.

Last month, Origin Food Group held a ribbon-cutting ceremony presided
over by Gov. Bev Perdue at its new facility in Iredell County where it
is producing its line of health-oriented food products, beginning with

The company is investing more than $7 million to build and upfit its
state-of-the-art food processing facility off of Interstate 40. Origin
Food Group is creating 28 jobs initially, and employ as many as 40 -
50 people by 2014.

"früsh is the first of many product we are developing to provide
healthy alternatives to the way we eat today, " Greenlee said. "Our
products fit effortlessly into a healthy routine, giving consumers
great taste and convenience along with significant nutritional value.

The company creates healthy, tasty and affordable products to fit
consumers' busy lifestyles where unhealthy choices are abundant and
the need for healthier dietary choices is becoming increasingly

"Now our growing customer base can get früsh in such great chains as
Lowe's Foods, Ingles Markets and BI-LO while we're creating jobs in
our community," Greenlee said. "At Origin, we are driven to
continuously dream, test and innovate."

About Origin Food Group, LLC

Origin Food Group prides itself on promoting healthy lifestyles by
creating wholesome alternatives for today's consumers while investing
in the Statesville region where the company is headquartered. A
partnership, the company combines 33 years of experience in yogurt and
beverages by the Alarcón family of Ecuador with the Stameys of Iredell
County, N.C.'s 60+ years in the dairy farming and cattle business.
Origin Food Group is the maker of früsh Yogurt & Fruit Shakes, a
superdrink made with real fruit, rich and creamy yogurt and all-
natural health boosters like HOWARU® Bifido probiotics and
TruCal®calcium. For additional information, visit