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PAPEETE, Tahiti (Tahitipresse, May 10) – Tahitian Noni International, which recently opened a new manufacturing and processing plant in Tahiti, has announced the highest single month of worldwide sales in the Utah-based company’s nine-year history.

The April results followed record-breaking first quarter sales, which was the ninth quarter in a row that sales were higher than the previous year. However, the article appearing on the Internet website Business Wire gave no figures for April or first quarter sales.

"Considering the consistent quarterly growth we’ve achieved, this statistic is amazing and one that few companies can claim," Kelly Olsen, the company’s president, said of the nine consecutive quarters of higher international sales. "The first months of 2005 find us to be in strong financial condition and ready to take new aggressive steps in our strategy. I truly believe that we are heading into a period of substantial growth and expansion."

Business Wire quotes Olsen as providing several reasons for the Provo, Utah, company’s growth.

"We have continued our expansion into new international markets such as Chile and Vietnam and added sales offices into existing markets such as Atlanta, Dallas and Fukuoka and Nagoya, Japan. Our Tahitian Noni Café strategy is going forward with the reopening of the Tokyo Cafe, as well as the grand opening of our Fukuoka Cafe. All these activities have fueled the increase in sales this year."

The company recently opened an 85,000 square foot, US$21 million (€16.7 million) plant in Tahiti’s south coast district of Mataiea. The plant is the largest single-roofed facility in Tahiti and can process more than twice the amount of noni fruit than the previous plant. "We harvest noni exclusively from Tahiti—the most nutrient-rich, naturally-abundant noni plant anywhere," according to John Wadsworth, food scientist and one of the Tahitian Noni International founders. The company was founded in 1995. It has sales offices in 35 countries and a presence in 73 markets worldwide.

May 11, 2005

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