SOURCE: Tootie Pie Company, Inc.

Tootie Pie Company, Inc.

October 21, 2009 09:00 ET

Tootie Pie Adds Kehe Food Distributors

BOERNE, TX--(Marketwire - October 21, 2009) - The Tootie Pie Company, Inc. (OTCBB: TOOT), a premium baker and seller of high-quality, handmade pies, is pleased to announce that its pies will be carried by grocery distribution leader Kehe Food Distributors, expanding its national distribution growth plans to 16 wholesale distributors.

Founded in 1952, Kehe Food Distributors is a leading U.S. distributor of natural and specialty food products that fit the lifestyle of today's consumer. Kehe distributes more than 40,000 products -- including natural and organic, international, specialty, perishable, Kosher, and Latin American food items -- to more than 15,000 retail outlets in 49 states, Mexico and the Caribbean.

"As one of the largest grocery distributors in the country, Kehe represents a huge opportunity for us as we continue to expand our upscale grocery business," said Don Merrill, President & CEO, the Tootie Pie Company, Inc. "Fresh on the heels of our success with HEB, we are eager to make Tootie Pies available to the more discriminating consumer in markets served by high end grocery store chains."

Tootie Pie Company bakes and sells high-quality, handmade pies through three basic sales channels: retail, corporate and wholesale. The retail segment serves individual consumers through 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

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