Silicon Valley Online Etailer of Luxury Teas and 100% Kona Coffee Pods Pooki’s Mahi Wins 2014 Food & Beverage Award

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This is the kind of innovative thinking that has earned Les her induction into the Business Hall of Fame. After Pooki’s Mahi won the 2014 Food & Beverage title again this year, I can’t wait to see what Les and the company will come up next.

Pooki’s Mahi has been selected for the 2014 San Francisco Award in the Food & Beverage category by the San Francisco Award Program.

Each year the San Francisco Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the San Francisco area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 San Francisco Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the San Francisco Award Program and data provided by third parties.

“I’m very honored to receive the 2014 Food & Beverage (San Francisco) award and proud that Silicon Valley recognizes my new venture using my New Product Introduction (NPI), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and operations excellence expertise from high tech to launch low-tech products. Thanks to my executive advisors, product and supply chain partners for their continued support,” says Pooki’s Mahi Founder/CEO Les Magsalay-Zeller.

She excitedly continues, “The top goals in 2014 for Pooki’s Mahi is to significantly expand the three key sales channels: wholesale/bulk, marketplaces, and customer programs. Pooki’s Mahi’s award-winning teas, top-notch rock sugars and 100% Kona coffee products performed well in our wholesale programs and in top marketplaces. We’re officially launching the wholesale/bulk business in Q3 after a lengthy pilot launch as well as Pooki’s Mahi’s new private label coffee pods product line at one of Hollywood’s red carpet premiers. Our success wouldn’t have been possible without the continued support and execution against a comprehensive Go-To-Market strategy.”

About San Francisco Award Program:
The San Francisco Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the San Francisco area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The San Francisco Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contribution to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: San Francisco Award Program

About Pooki’s Mahi:
Pooki’s Mahi is a Silicon Valley-based private label manufacturer and online retailer offering exotic Hawaiian coffees, award-winning teas, rock sugar, gourmet salts, macadamia nuts and other specialty food products at reasonable prices. Since its online launch in 2013, Pooki’s Mahi products have been a favorite of customers, charities, celebrities and athletes and have been featured at red carpet events including Celebrity Gift Suites and Celebrity Poker tournaments. The products have been endorsed by many celebrities and athletes and seen on several television shows. Most recently Pooki’s Mahi products can be seen on the show “Boys Before Friends,” which airs on

Pooki’s Mahi, founded by Silicon Valley High Tech Executive Leslie Magsalay-Zeller, started with exotic coffees rated 95+ by Coffee Review from the world’s champion roastars and baristas and teas rated 90+ points by World Tea Ratings from the world’s champion brew masters. Today, their product offerings include a deluxe assortment of macadamia nut products, drink sweeteners like brown rock sugar, various gourmet salts and mcuh more. For more information on Pooki’s Mahi selection of exotic coffees, teas and other gourmet food products, visit To keep up with Pooki’s Mahi news an access special offers follow us on Facebook and Twitter.    

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