For Immediate Release
June 15, 2004

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nSpired™ Natural Foods
Appoints Appoints New Eastern Regional Sales Manager

San Leandro, Calif. nSpired Natural Foods (, leaders in the Natural and Organic Foods industry, announced the hiring of Mr. Kevin Cooney as the new Eastern Regional Sales Manager.

The Eastern Regional territory covers 21 states, from Maine to Florida, and is one of the fastest growing sales regions for organic peanut butter, almond butter, and natural chocolates.

Kevin joins the company with 20 years of experience in sales and business development for consumer food products. Most recently, he worked for Hershey Import Company, a division of United Natural Foods, Inc., where he managed six food brokers in Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern markets.

Kevin has also worked for Traditional Medicinals®, PBM Products, L.L.C., Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Earth's Best Inc., and Celestial Seasonings, Inc.

Kevin and his wife Anne live in Convent Station, N.J., and have four children.

nSpired Natural Foods owns leading natural foods brands Maranatha® Nut Butters, Cloud Nine® Confections, AH!LASKA® Organic Chocolate, Tropical Source® Chocolates, Sunspire® Chocolates, Skinny® Chips, Cool Fruits® Freezer Pops, Pumpkorn® Pumpkins Seeds and Loriva® Cooking Oils.

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