Jul. 8, 2010 (Business Wire) — Tootie Pie Company, Inc. (OTCBB:TOOT) announced that it has entered into a partnership with Kraft Foods for the upcoming holiday season. The two companies will co-market Tootie Pie with Kraft’s Cool Whip.
“There is probably no more recognizable, high-quality food brand than Kraft Foods,” said Don Merrill, President & CEO. “We are proud and excited that Kraft recognizes the value of having its Cool Whip product featured alongside Tootie Pie.”
Terms of the deal were not disclosed as of this date; however, the deal was made possible through a mutual agreement in partnership with HEB Grocery Stores, according to Tootie Pie Company.
“Experience tells us that more in-store pie tastings result in significantly more Tootie Pie sales. Once customers taste Tootie Pie, they are hooked,” explained Merrill. “HEB wants to grow Tootie Pie sales dramatically and brought Kraft to the table in a three-way partnership that will drive consumers to the frozen food section during peak times of the year!”
About Kraft Foods
Kraft Foods Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets snacks, confectionery, and quick meal products worldwide, is the second largest food company with annual revenues of $48 billion. Millions of times a day, in more than 160 countries, consumers reach for their favorite Kraft Foods brands. Kraft brands are present in more than 99% of households. The company sells its products to supermarket chains, wholesalers, super centers, club stores, mass merchandisers, distributors, convenience stores, gasoline stations, drug stores, value stores, and other retail food outlets.
About HEB Grocery
Based in San Antonio, Texas, HEB is one of the largest independent grocery chains in the United States. With hundreds of stores in more than 150 communities in Texas, HEB serves millions of customers in Texas and Mexico.
About Tootie Pie Co.
Tootie Pie Company bakes and sells high-quality, handmade pies through three basic sales channels: retail, corporate and wholesale. The retail segment serves individual customers through sales in its Tootie Pie Gourmet Cafés, in-store sales, orders via telephone and internet on the Company’s website. The corporate segment serves businesses that purchase pies as a way to promote their company through client and employee appreciation programs. The wholesale segment is made up of national and regional broad line grocery and foodservice distributors who purchase pies and then resell them through their respective sales distribution channels. Tootie Pie Company is a public company traded on the NASDAQ OTC market under the symbol “TOOT.” For additional information or to receive correspondence from Tootie Pie Company, please visit www.tootiepieco.com.
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Source: Business Wire (July 8, 2010 – 9:30 AM EDT)