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Specialty Food Magazine is the leading publication for retailers, manufacturers and foodservice professionals in the specialty food trade. It provides news, trends and business-building insights that help readers keep their businesses competitive.

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T essa Lowe created an all-natural chipotle paste as a solution to a recurring problem: wasting half-used cans of chipotle peppers when a recipe called for less. The idea for the product came when her son, Owen, was born and she was searching for ways to make life easier and cut down on food prep time. So she named the product after her nickname for him, Olo, and in 2012 the business debuted. THE STARTUP Olo Foods Founder: Tessa Lowe Product: Olo's Chipotle Paste Founded: 2012 Location: Seattle Employees: 2 BY DENISE PURCELL AND SUSAN SEGREST This specialty food newcomer asks industry veterans for advice on launching a line extension, managing time and resources, and selling overseas. startup spotlight Olo Foods 138 ❘ SPECIALTY FOOD MAGAZINE specialtyfood.com PHOTOS: OLO FOODS

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