Article: Coming To Walmart's Shelves: Mesa Entrepreneur's Cooking Sauces

Published on 06/27/2018 14:19 PM and last updated on 06/28/2018 03:03 AM
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Kay Weldon worked as a blackjack dealer at a local casino until recently, but she couldn't stop thinking about marketing her own line of Korean-style cooking sauces.

Weldon had concocted a sweet, tangy sauce when she owned an Albuquerque, New Mexico, restaurant years earlier.

"My family and friends told me I should market that sauce," she said.

Weldon, originally from South Korea, had started a food company years ago but rebranded it in 2016 with a new name and more flavors. She secured the needed Food and Drug Administration approvals and began selling three flavors of her sauces at AJ's Fine Foods anda couple other markets, while accepting orders on Amazon.com.

But Weldon thinks the big break came June 13, when she pitched her products at Walmart's corporate headquarters. After a 30-minute interview, Walmart buyers agreed to start selling three flavors of bottled sauces made by Weldon's Ahssa Foods...

Article: Coming To Walmart's Shelves: Mesa Entrepreneur's Cooking SaucesArizona Daily Republic (Phoenix, AZ)
Russ Wiles
June 19, 2018

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