Emmy’s Organics Hires New CEO

ITHACA, N.Y. — Emmy’s Organics, maker of deliciously clean organic coconut cookies, announced today that is has achieved a fifth straight year of record-breaking growth.

Emmy’s enjoyed its strongest year ever of growth in 2017, growing 150%, and has already added multiple new retailers to its distribution this year, including Costco, Starbucks Canada, Hannaford, Meijer, Heinen’s, SuperValu, Rite Aid, Price Chopper, Big Y and more. In addition, Emmy’s Organics formed a new partnership with the Whole Planet Foundation to help alleviate global poverty. Emmy’s $10,000 donation to the Whole Planet Foundation Ten Thousand Dollar Fund will help provide expansion funds for new microlending programs in local and global communities, enabling entrepreneurs the chance to lift themselves out of poverty.

“We’re proud of our continued development and the opportunity to provide our cookies to more individuals, families and businesses,” said Samantha Abrams, co-founder and co-owner of Emmy’s Organics. “When we first started Emmy’s Organics, we wanted to offer a clean and responsible snacking option for our local community. Now, we get to do that for millions of people across the world!”

Emmy’s Organic is also pleased to welcome Bill Kelly as its new Chief Executive Officer and Gian Khalsa as Vice President of Sales.

Kelly brings more than 30 years of executive financial and operational experience to his new role as CEO. Previously, Kelly led and developed the business operations of top companies in the design, natural foods and consumer goods space, increasing both gross and net profits at each company. Kelly has a Bachelor of Science from San Diego State University.

Khalsa comes to Emmy’s Organics with a multi-million dollar growth record in food and beverage and 25 years of experience in selling organic “better-for-you” products to top retail channels. Khalsa has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business, Management, Marketing and Support Services from George Mason University.

About Emmy’s Organics 

Emmy’s Organics is a family-oriented, power snack food company based in Ithaca, NY. Launched in 2009 by Samantha Abrams and Ian Gaffney, Emmy’s offers a delicious line of certified organic, vegan, gluten-free and non-GMO cookies made from premium ingredients. Committed to using business as a force for good, Emmy’s Organics is a certified B Corporation and makes its cookies in a solar and wind-powered facility that produces minimal waste. Emmy’s Organics products are available in stores nationwide and in select locations in Canada, the United Kingdom and Mexico. For additional information, visit or connect with the brand on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.  

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