You can bet that our award winning soy sauce didn’t sit out of The 2013 Winter Fancy Food Show, which took place January 20 through 22. It was the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade’s largest Show on the West Coast, with the highest attendance recorded to date. More than 18,800 retail and food service buyers and other industry professionals attended the Show at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. Our awesome reps Crystal lee, Briana Templin, and Melissa Howey were there sharing Little Soya’s delightful gluten-free and low sodium soy sauce among the 18,000 attendees!
“What a great show!” says, Crystal. ” Lots of people from all over and everyone loved Little Soya. We met with potential customers, partners and fans alike.There were delicious goodies every corner we turned. Lots of cookies, chocolates and sweets. Some of the highlights and other note worthy booths were the Cookie Chips, Brad’s raw Kale Chips and gluten free friends at Cup 4 Cup. The show was very successful and we look forward to being a part of it every year.”
Our awesome reps Briana, Melissa , and Crystal!
Bri and Melissa again, mean pride never dies!
Little Soya Fans!
After months and months of work, we are very proud and excited to announce – we are officially available for sale on the world’s largest online retailer, Amazon.com! This is an important step for us, because while we would love to say we are available in all grocery stores globally, we’re not there yet. So to satisfy the needs of our customers and fans globally, you can order your gluten free, less sodium & non-gmo soy sauce, Little Soya, by just a click away here on www.LittleSoya.com/BuyOnline!
Our product profile is being improved as we write this — we are already getting in orders daily from around the world. Too exciting for our team and now you too can save a trip to the store and have Little Soya delivered right to your door!
Our CEO, Gary T. Murphy, is lucky this month! He was chosen as a guest blogger on the ever popular foodie blog www.EatinAsian.com. Kimlai Yingling, the founder of EatinAsion invited Gary to share some of his business “Tips & Tricks”…check it out and learn a thing or two from Gary’s 23 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur.
Our award winning, gluten free& less sodium soy sauce has grown organically to have an amazing fan base, but let’s face it, Little Soya wouldn’t be so popular if it weren’t for a brilliant mind leading her. This isn’t Gary’s first rodeo folks and he’s even willing to share with us his structured ideologies that have brought him success.
Here is a scoop you don’t want to forget to eat! Thank you to EatinAsian.com!
Click below to read his guest blog, “Little Soya CEO talks FOOD business.”
“7.5 Steps, Gary Murphy style!”
Our CEO, Gary T. Murphy was invited to lecture this week at the Bauer School of Business, to the Wolff Entrepreneurial School. Gary’s presentation, entitled, “Into the Mind of a Serial Entrepreneur” – was primarily on business “Tips & Tricks” he has learned over the past 23 years as an entrepreneur in Houston. But he also was able to reveal that while he has had massive success, he also has had many failures over the years. And only because of these failures, has he been able to achieve and triumph – as he said, “Success is About Failing”. A fun and informative part for the class was Gary’s “7.5 Steps I’ve Taken”- here he detailed some of the steps he has taken for Little Soya to achieve the success we have received. The Wolff Entrepreneurial School was recently chosen by the Princeton Review as the #1 entrepreneurship school in the US.
The crew after Gary’s lecture (HP Dodge, Dolores Murphy, Crystal Lee & Gary Murphy)
Our fellow team member Briana and the guys at Sysco contributing to this year’s SOH’s “Big Fill Freezer Event” held at:
KROGER 17455 Spring Cypress Rd. Cypress, TX. 77429
With the holidays around the corner we can get wrapped up in getting the perfect gift for friends and family — but what about unwrapping our hearts to helping the ones in need ? Let’s give back to our community!
Star of Hope has been helping those in need for over 50 years now. Here at Little Soya we do our part as well by donating our delicious Gluten-FREE Soy Sauce – with the hope of making someone’s holiday a savory one! Help us support Star of Hope with a small donation of $1.82 to bless someone with a meal!
“As you can see we take ourselves VERY seriously… especially at the important US/China People’s Friendship Assoc Gala last nite. Was actually a wonderful event! Thanks to our team for being there…! Little Soya Team Member with the chopstix teeth: The lovely Briana T!” –Gary Murphy
This is how Little Soya keeps a good relationship with China, by attending the USCPFA (US China Peoples Friendship Association) Annual Gala! Our CEO, Gary Murphy, VP of Global Accounts, Crystal Lee and our marketing team attended this year’s event held at the Kim Son Ballroom in downtown Houston on Nov. 8, 2012. Gary is a board member of the association and gives of his time when not traveling around the world selling soy sauce.
This year’s gala was also attended by 2 of the newest member of the Little Soya family, Mr. HP Dodge IVand Ms. Briana Zacarias.
What a successful celebration held in honor of the USCPFA! Those guys can put on a show alright! This makes the Little Soya team proud to say we can be a part of a global movement!
HEB will be rolling Little Soya out on the shelf in 262 of their stores starting in October.
It’s been more than a year in the making, but you will soon be able to find Little Soya “on the shelf” in 262 HEB stores across the state of Texas!
Back when Little Soya first launched in grocery stores last year in July, we had a small roster of only three HEBs. But after a short time we gained traction and started adding new HEB stores left and right. Over the past year, Little Soya was launched in more than 100 HEB locations near the sushi or in the seafood department all over Texas. HEB management and corporate offices are truly committed to helping establish our product in their stores.
We have to give a “special thanks” to one of their Store Director’s located on Bunker Hill and I-10 in Houston, Mr. Sean Gresch. Sean was the very first manager at HEB to truly believe in Little Soya and gave us the boost we needed. Sean took our idea to their Unit Director, Mr. John May. John has been very supportive of us since the beginning, and has become a mentor of sorts to our CEO, Gary Murphy. We can’t thank John enough for his time, efforts and mentoring of Little Soya!
Now, the big news is, starting next month, you will be able to find us in the grocery department [on the international] and coming soon to their, gluten-free foods aisles.
HEB is the fifth-largest grocery retailer in the country with 320 store and sales of more than $15.5 billion, and was ranked as the 12th-largest privately held company by Forbes magazine. That’s a lot of clout! Not only that, HEB is known as one of the top 4 “trend setters” in the entire US amongst grocery stores. We feel proud and privileged to be in their stores.
As Little Soya continues to grow, we know we could never be where we are today without everything HEB has done for us throughout the past year. So, to our friends at HEB we just can’t thank you enough for everything!
Little Soya featured in the September issue of Houston 002 Magazine!
Little Soya is quickly becoming the official soy sauce for “Foodies” everywhere!
Fresh off being featured in Bon Appetit last month, we’re so excited to have Little Soya highlighted in the September issue of Houston 002 magazine.
Houston 002 is a local arts, entertainment and food magazine that spotlights the best our city has to offer. This month was their Houston Foodie issue showcasing the best foods and drinks all over town.
Thanks for helping us spread the word about Little Soya! We really appreciate it!