Monday, July 5, 2010
Original Happy Birthday Pup-PIE wins a sofi Gold for Outstanding Pet Product!
Hey it's Stu again just want to let everyone in on some grrrrrreat news!!!!!
My Mom and Dad were away for 4 days at the Fancy Food Show in NYC. That's a really long time for us dogs. When they were there they won a small gold man with a chefs hat that stands on a small brown box. They were really exicted and the phone would not stop ringing....I do need my morning & mid-day sleep people. I don't know why they would be so happy about that, but here's the scrufflebutt.....
The Lazy Dog Cookie Co Inc. wins 2010 sofi™ Gold Award for Outstanding Pet Product from the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade
Ballston Spa, NY (June 29, 2010) – The Lazy Dog Cookie Co Inc was named Outstanding Pet Product of 2010 in the 38th annual sofi™ Awards from the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade, Inc. The sofi Awards recognize the best in specialty food and beverages and are a coveted industry honor. “sofi” stands for Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation.
The Original Pup-Pie Happy Birthday was one of 140 Silver Finalists selected by a national panel of specialty food experts from a record 2,257 contenders this year. The winners were announced at a red-carpet ceremony June 28 at the 56th Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City. Noted Executive chef Dan Barber presented Amy Augustine, founder of The Lazy Dog Cookie Co Inc, with her sofi Gold Award, a chef statue.
“This year’s winners reflect the spirit of innovation and creativity that are the hallmark of the specialty food industry,” said Ann Daw, president of the NASFT.
At the awards ceremony, company founder Amy Augustine thanked dogs everywhere for eating her treats and dedicate this award to her dog Elmo who was the inspiration for creating the line of Pup-Pie treats.
The Lazy Dog Cookie Company offers a line of gourmet products for dogs including:
• Pup-Squeaks (Veterinarian approved) in Peanut Butter Chunk, Fresh Mint Crisp, Ginger Pumpkin Crunch, Coconut Carob Chip, Original Soft-Baked and Vanilla Sweet Potato Grain Free
• Hand-decorated seasonal treats.
The Lazy Dog Cookie Company uses only all-natural ingredients including Oat Flour, Organic Oat Flour, Molasses, Organic Rolled Oats, Natural Pumpkin, Natural Unsalted Peanut Butter, Tapioca Starch, Canola Oil, spices and toppings which include Yogurt, Carob, Peanut Butter, Unsweetened Coconut, Natural Sesame Seeds, Freeze Dried Fruits, Freeze Dried Vegetables and Natural Unsalted Peanuts.
The sofi Awards are open to members of the NASFT, a not-for-profit trade association established in 1952 to foster commerce and interest in the specialty food industry. Today there are more than 2,900 members in the U.S. and abroad. For further information on the NASFT and its sofi Awards, go to www.specialtyfood.com/sofi.
The Lazy Dog Cookie Co Inc Contact:
Keith Augustine, Vice President Sales, 518-309-3732, email@example.com
NASFT Media Contacts:
Ron Tanner, VP Communications & Education; 646-878-0115, firstname.lastname@example.org
Louise Kramer, Communications Director; 646-878-0130, email@example.com