The Specialty Food Association’s (SFA) Summer Fancy Food Show was not too long ago, and the event gave rise to many exciting developments, one of which is the Hall of Fame. For her impactful accomplishments, contributions, innovations, and successes within the specialty food industry that serve to motivate and inspire others, Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company's Founder and Chief Executive Officer Marygrace Sexton has just been inducted into the Hall of Fame.
“This is a special honor for me because the Specialty Food Association shows have always been very important for introducing retailers and distributors to our brand,” said Marygrace Sexton. “The association has always graciously welcomed us to their events and have given us the support we needed to succeed at them.”
Since 1989, Marygrace Sexton has overseen daily operations at Natalie’s, launching new juices, lemonades, mixers, and functional blends, including the company’s most recent line of holistic juices. According to the release, she was the driving force behind the facility’s modern processing methods and launched a successful direct-to-consumer e-commerce site.
Alongside the business’s Vice President of Marketing and her daughter Natalie Sexton, Marygrace Sexton has grown the juice business into a multi-million dollar brand.
“Natalie’s global success can be attributed to the core values that our founder Marygrace Sexton established for the company from the beginning. Keep things simple and commit to sourcing only the highest-quality ingredients that deliver an unrivaled freshness that exceeds our customer’s expectations,” said Natalie Sexton. “My mother worked hard to build this successful business from scratch, and she continues to inspire me and the countless others she meets in the course of growing this great company. I’m excited to see her accomplishments being recognized by the industry through this important award.”
Today, the company has two facilities in Fort Pierce, Florida, and distributes its juices in 32 states and 41 countries worldwide. The company has won numerous awards for its line of squeezed fresh, minimally processed juices and has appeared on Inc. Magazine’s list of Fastest Growing Private Companies for several years.
Congratulations on this amazing achievement!