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Robert Petrarca is the CEO and co-founder of Maxine’s Heavenly, a sweet snacking company that crafts cookies with better-for-you ingredients. Inspired by a beloved family recipe, Maxine’s aims to deliver a homemade taste for consumers seeking healthier options. The cookies utilize coconut sugar and dates instead of refined sugar, and are non-GMO, gluten-free and vegan. Over the past four years the company has grown its distribution to 1500 retailers on the West Coast, Mid West and North East. Petrarca is open to working with a strategic partner that can complement their bootstrapping and scrappy mentality with operational skills and a keen sense of sales and growth strategy.
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