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SOURCE Z Trim Holdings, Inc.
Company shatters quarterly record and forecasts continued 2014 growth.
MUNDELEIN, Ill., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Z Trim Holdings, Inc. (OTC Markets: ZTHO – News), a biotechnology company providing value-added ingredients to a variety of industries, today announced that it recorded, for the 4th quarter of 2013, $387,006 in sales which is a 76% increase over $220,433 in the 4th quarter of 2012. For the twelve months ending December 31, 2013, the company recorded sales growth of 12% over the prior year. However, due to the bad weather in the Midwest, approximately $30,000 worth of purchase orders did not get picked up from our warehouse before year-end, but has since been shipped. As a result, our December sales were only $249,179, as opposed to $276,900 (as previously set forth in our press release dated January 6, 2014). These purchase orders will be included in our sales for Q1 2014.
"Our sales development in 2013 is due to continued growth in dairy, salad dressings and sauces as well as new business in the meat and fish categories. We also added several new customers and significantly expanded our project pipeline," said Lynda Carroll, Z Trim's VP of Sales and Applications. "We expect to grow sales at a much faster pace in 2014, in part due to the increasing emphasis on improving the nutritional value of processed foods, both here in the U.S. and abroad. In addition to lowering costs, improving shelf-life, and managing moisture, Z Trim's unique ability to help make foods healthier without changing taste or mouthfeel is something manufacturers simply cannot get anywhere else."
ABOUT Z TRIM®
Z Trim Holdings, Inc. (www.ztrim.com) is a bio-technology company that owns existing, and has developed new, products and processes to make use of biomass for uses in the food and industrial markets.The Company's food division currently sells a line of products to the food industry that can help food manufacturers reduce their costs and help them solve many production problems.The Company's revolutionary technology provides value-added ingredients across virtually all food industry categories.The Company's all-natural products, among other things, help to reduce fat and calories, add fiber, provide shelf-stability, prevent oil migration, and add binding capacity – all without degrading the taste and texture of the final food products.Perhaps most significantly, Z Trim's products can help extend finished products, and thereby increase its customers' gross margins.The Company's industrial division, opened in 2012, sells eco-friendly ingredients to oil drilling, hydraulic fracturing, petroleum coke, steel/aluminum, paper and other industries.The Company's industrial ingredients are highly functional in applications for adhesives, binders, viscofiers and emulsifiers.
Forward-Looking Statements and Risk Factors
Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements of Z Trim Holdings to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Other factors, which could materially affect such forward-looking statements, can be found in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov, including risk factors relating to our history of operating losses, that our auditors have expressed substantial doubt regarding our ability to continue as a going concern, the fact that we may dilute existing shareholders through additional stock issuances, and our reliance on our intellectual property. Investors, potential investors and other readers are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements made herein are only made as of the date of this press release and we undertake no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.