SOURCE: Naturally Iowa, Inc.

March 19, 2008 09:37 ET

Naturally Iowa, Inc. Announces That Purchase Orders From Ball's Food Stores Have Increased by 80% Since Switching to Naturally Iowa's All-Natural Milk

CLARINDA, IA--(Marketwire - March 19, 2008) - Naturally Iowa, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: NLIA) announced today that purchase orders from Ball's Food Stores have increased by 80% since switching from their previous provider of all-natural milk to Naturally Iowa's all-natural milk packaged in environmentally friendly Ingeo™ containers.

Naturally Iowa is currently supplying Ball's Food Stores with five varieties of its fluid milk and is marketed under the label Good Natured Family Farms®. Ball's Food Stores, a locally owned group of 28 grocery stores in the Kansas City metropolitan area, was established in 1923, and owns and operates 28 grocery stores which operate under the Hen House and Price Chopper banners.

"We are excited about the reception that our fluid milk has received in Ball's Food Stores and we look forward to continuing to build a strong relationship," said William Horner, President and CEO of Naturally Iowa, Inc. "Ball's Food Stores is a great fit with Naturally Iowa because they are strong supporters of natural and organic products and the local farming community. We believe that our superior fluid milk products, along with Naturally Iowa's unique environmentally friendly packaging, will continue to appeal to consumers in their Hen House Market stores."

About Naturally Iowa, Inc.

Naturally Iowa, Inc. (www.naturallyiowa.com), operating through its wholly owned subsidiary, Naturally Iowa, LLC, processes and produces organic and all-natural dairy products. The Company's main product lines are organic and all-natural fluid milk, ice cream and drinkable yogurt. Naturally Iowa, LLC was founded in 2003 by William Horner and Steve Williams, who partnered to provide an opportunity for family operated dairy farms to make a comeback by adding value to their product. Wishing to place their dairy products in containers that would not harm the environment, Naturally Iowa found a revolutionary type of plastic, Ingeo™, which is made from plants not oil. Naturally Iowa, LLC developed a working partnership with Natureworks, LLC, and became the world's first and only dairy to use Natureworks® environmentally friendly Ingeo™ bottling. Organic milk in Ingeo™ bottles landed on grocery store shelves in October 2005. Naturally Iowa, Inc. operates its state-of-the-art 28,000-sq. foot dairy processing facility in Clarinda, Iowa.

About Ball's Food Stores

Ball's Food Stores -- a member of Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc. -- operates 30 supermarkets in the Kansas City area under the Hen House Markets and Price Chopper banners. Hen House Markets are upscale, service-oriented establishments, while Price Chopper is the company's price-impact supermarket format. Ball's Food Stores is a leader in the Kansas City market. Founded in 1923 by Sidney and Mollie Ball, the grocery company is run by their son, Chairman, Fred Ball, and grandson, President, David Ball.

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Contact Information

  • Contact Information:
    William Horner
    President and CEO
    Naturally Iowa, Inc.
    Iowa Office: 1516 S. 16th Street Clarinda, IA 51632
    Ph: (712) 542-6455
    info@naturallyiowa.com
    www.naturallyiowa.com

    For Media Inquiries:
    (240) 994-9049