SOURCE: Findood


October 22, 2009 09:00 ET From Pyreus Re-Launches Their Business Platform for the Food Industry

Findood Offers Food Buyers and Manufacturers the Opportunity to Solve Their Business Needs With the First Online Food Marketplace

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - October 22, 2009) - Pyreus LLC announces the re-launch of bringing major changes to the gourmet food industry by providing the only online marketplace designed to connect wholesale food buyers with manufacturers.

Pyreus, the North West Entrepreneur Network's winner at the 2009 First Look Forum, noticed that the food industry still operated like it did four decades ago. Limited to using Food Brokers, Trade Shows and printed materials, it is difficult and expensive for buyers and manufacturers to connect effectively. By taking the interaction online Findood has created a more efficient marketplace to showcase and search for food, and is leveling the playing field for small and mid-sized food manufacturers. changes the dynamics of the business relationships by bringing the buyers to the manufacturers when they are ready to make a purchasing decision. We have seen huge success with connecting smaller gourmet food producers with buyers who previously had no channel to find them. An early customer of, a small dessert company named Alaska Silk Pie in Seattle, WA produces a chocolate silk featured in some of the area's finest restaurants. "I love Findood! They don't care if you're big or small, they give you the exposure you need to tell your story and get discovered by buyers who are looking!" said Alaska Silk Pie's CEO and founder Phyllis Buzzini. has allowed Phyllis an affordable way to present her products in front of a larger base of buyers without the added expense of printing materials or spending time away from her business. Before Findood, wholesale buyers had less control of when and how they found new products. "Often at the trade shows we'd meet buyers with their badges turned around just so manufacturers wouldn't ambush them with sales pitches," Jamen Shively, CEO of Findood. Comments. "They know what they want but they have very few means to efficiently find that special product. Findood puts the buyer back in the driver's seat."

About Pyreus

Pyreus LLC, founded in 2007 in Seattle Washington and named the top company in the North West 2009 by NWEN, owns the online market place for gourmet and specialty foods, offering services for food buyers, manufacturers, and brokers. Through its online platform, buyers and manufacturers use Findood to source and showcase products, allowing them to save time and money by decreasing the printing, shipping and travel costs generally associated with the food industry. Findood makes it easy to build new business relationships, order a sample request, and view product details. Pyreus is providing a more sustainable and efficient platform for the food industry by moving trade interactions online. Pyreus can be reached at 206 251 0222,, or via the web at

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Contact Information

  • For more information:
    Jarod Reyes
    Pyreus LLC
    Ph. 206.251.0222
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