Origin Food Group, LLC’s früsh yogurt & Fruit Shakes are now for sale at Lowe’s Foods, Ingles Markets and BI-LOs throughout North and South Carolina. The früsh line of innovative and healthy yogurt fruit shakes may be found in the dairy cases at 110 Lowe’s Foods stores, 101 Ingles Markets and 145 BI-LOs throughout the Carolinas. Debuting in four flavors: strawberry, blueberry, peach and strawberry banana and available in two sizes, 8.4 fl. oz. and 32 fl. oz., früsh is designed for a healthy on-the-go lifestyle. “This is a home-grown relationship among four Carolinas -based companies,” said Don Greenlee, general manager of Origin Food Group. “Lowe’s Foods from Winston-Salem, Ingles Markets from Asheville, BI-LO from Mauldin, S.C. and Origin Food Group, based in Statesville. We wanted to make our healthy line of products, created for today’s fast-paced lifestyles, accessible initially all over the Carolinas. Lowe’s Foods, Ingles Markets and BI-LO are helping us do just that. Last month, Origin Food Group held a ribbon-cutting ceremony presided over by Gov. Bev Perdue at its new facility in Iredell County where it is producing its line of health-oriented food products, beginning with früsh. The company is investing more than $7 million to build and upfit its state-of-the-art food processing facility off of Interstate 40. Origin Food Group is creating 28 jobs initially, and employ as many as 40 – 50 people by 2014. “früsh is the first of many product we are developing to provide healthy alternatives to the way we eat today, ” Greenlee said. “Our products fit effortlessly into a healthy routine, giving consumers great taste and convenience along with significant nutritional value. The company creates healthy, tasty and affordable products to fit consumers’ busy lifestyles where unhealthy choices are abundant and the need for healthier dietary choices is becoming increasingly important. “Now our growing customer base can get früsh in such great chains as Lowe’s Foods, Ingles Markets and BI-LO while we’re creating jobs in our community,” Greenlee said. “At Origin, we are driven to continuously dream, test and innovate.” About Origin Food Group, LLC Origin Food Group prides itself on promoting healthy lifestyles by creating wholesome alternatives for today’s consumers while investing in the Statesville region where the company is headquartered. A partnership, the company combines 33 years of experience in yogurt and beverages by the Alarcón family of Ecuador with the Stameys of Iredell County, N.C.’s 60+ years in the dairy farming and cattle business. Origin Food Group is the maker of früsh Yogurt & Fruit Shakes, a superdrink made with real fruit, rich and creamy yogurt and all-natural health boosters like HOWARU® Bifido probiotics and TruCal®calcium. For additional information, visit www.originfoodgroup.com and www.gofrush.com.