NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - December 1, 2009) - While 2009 brought economic doom and gloom to many businesses, Standard Functional Foods Group flourished by focusing on customer needs this year.

Standard Functional Foods Group, a manufacturer of nutritional bars and healthy snacks, works with dozens of major food companies to develop a wide variety of organic, meal-replacement, functional foods and sports nutrition products.

"Our quick proactive response to clients and staying focused on their needs in addition to investing in our company was instrumental to our growth this year," says Bryan Lewis, director of business development for Standard Functional Foods Group.

The privately owned, family company was established over 100 years ago and has been managed by the Spradley family for nearly 30 years. Lewis says reinvesting revenue has been a key to the company's stability.

This year, Standard Functional Foods Group went through a consolidation and expansion to keep business growing. By expanding its headquarters in Nashville, Standard Functional Foods Group added two production lines, increased plant size by 50 percent more square footage, added 250 additional jobs and doubled the size of its research and development team this year.

"We are very focused on the relationships we have with our customers and our employees," says Lewis. "It's the relationships that drive our business decisions, which in turn brings us much success."

Standard Functional Foods Group is now also part of the Global Food Safety Initiative's Safe Quality Food (SQF) program, offering an Excellent Rating Certification to its clientele that is now required of suppliers who have products in Wal-Mart and many other national chains.

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