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By supporting the positive aspects of bodybuilding culture and athletes who train hard,

Universal Nutrition has become a leader in the market.

By Staci Davidson, Knighthouse Media

Family companies aren’t exactly rare, but when a family company succeeds for years and years, it’s a good bet that something special is happening in that operation. Universal Nutrition is a good example of this. The company has been family owned and operated since 1977, and not only has that contributed to a familiar culture, but these caring values also extend to how Universal Nutrition thinks of its customers. As a producer of nutritional supplements, Universal Nutrition uses its values to support the bodybuilding culture and have a major positive impact on that community. 


Sav-Mor Pharmacy Services offers independent pharmacists assistance on the backend,

allowing them to focus on what’s most important: patient care. 

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Knighthouse Media

The local pharmacy is anything but a thing of the past. The industry is experiencing a major shift towards community-based pharmacies as the next generation of pharmacists look to become more actively involved in patient care, and Sav-Mor Pharmacy Services stays behind the scenes helping make those dreams a reality. 

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Merrick Pet Care stays true to its roots as it continues to gain marketshare,

believing ‘The Best Pet Ever Deserves The Best Food Ever.’

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Knighthouse Media

What was once considered a niche segment, natural and organic pet food has become mainstream as demand continues to rise and owners focus more on the overall health and well-being of their four-legged family members. For the past 30 years, Merrick Pet Care has stayed true to its roots and core purpose of creating and delivering superior products to improve the lives of pets. 

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Fratelli Beretta USA extends the legacy of its parent company

with quality meats and passion for its work.

By Alan Dorich, Knighthouse Media

No matter whether a person buys a Fratelli Beretta USA Inc. salami or a product from its parent company in Italy, they can count on consistency. “We guarantee to the consumer that the flavor profile and the experience will be the same if you buy in the United States or go on vacation in Italy,” Simone Bocchini says.

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Mi Rancho celebrates 80 years in business with new avenues for growth

but the same commitment to quality that delivers premium tortilla products to a range of markets.

By Staci Davidson, Knighthouse Media

Most people, when they have a craving for a family recipe that brings comfort, have to travel to a parent or grandparent to get the dish they love, or find a way to recreate it on their own. The Berber family took its beloved family recipes and shares them with the world, in the form of the Mi Rancho line of products. It also continues to show its dedication to the quality its family established generations ago with time-tested recipes and processes to delivery products of premium quality. Additionally, by remaining a family owned and operated business, it can ensure this quality is maintained and shared with other families. 

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Family owned and operated, Imperial Distributors continues to grow

and prepares to celebrate a landmark anniversary.   

By Kat Zeman 

Assembling and selling first aid kits door-to-door, Frank Sleeper got an idea. He recognized a need for the distribution of goods. Using a garage as his first warehouse, he established Imperial Distributors. 

“He was a pioneer,” says his son Michael Sleeper, CEO of Imperial Distributors. “We went from selling first aid kits to selling non-food products to grocery stores.”  



Moose Toys’ brands are a worldwide phenomenon because of the amazement they bring children,

and the company continues to find innovative ways to bring its creations to the market.

By Staci Davidson, Kighthouse Media

In addition to its highly creative products, Moose Toys is known for winning awards and disrupting the toy market with its creations. And with good reason – by focusing on “the business of making children happy,” Moose Toys leads in categories such as collectables, craft, dolls, games and youth electronics, with brands that include: Shopkins, Little Live Pets, Beados, Happy Places, The Grossery Gang, The Trash Pack and Mighty Beanz. 

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