By Colleen Sparks
Plant-based products created by a North Central business could possibly be sold at Walmart.
Organic Excellence, owned by Jaime and Jim Boyachek, is one of 14 Arizona companies chosen to participate in Walmart’s seventh annual Open Call, where entrepreneurs pitch their products for a chance to put them on the retail chain’s shelves. About 850 businesses from around the country were selected to take part in the online event, chosen out of more than 4,800 applications.
Businesses will take part in virtual/online one-on-one pitch meetings with Walmart buyers and have the opportunity to hear directly from Walmart executives and learn from company leaders in smaller breakout sessions on Oct. 1. Potential Open Call deals range from putting products in a handful of local stores to supplying goods to hundreds of Walmart stores, Sam’s Clubs, Walmart.com and Walmart Marketplace online.
The Boyacheks own Healthy Habit health foods store and Jaime also is a registered nurse and transformational health coach.
Organic Excellence provides toxin-free, non-GMO, gluten-free health and beauty products, including Feminine Balance Therapy, a cream with progesterone, chamomile extract, aloe vera gel, lemongrass oil, vitamin E, and many other ingredients. It aims to help safely restore healthy progesterone levels to support natural hormonal balance, as well as ease the symptoms of PMS, perimenopause and menopause.
“It’s really helpful for women of all ages,” said Michelle Prince, sales manager for Organic Excellence. “It will literally become whatever it is your body really needs.”
Organic Excellence, which began in 1999, also offers a Balance Plus Therapy, a bio-identical progesterone cream with phytoestrogens, which are estrogen-like herbs. It is formulated to help women going through menopause and beyond that time period.
Besides assisting customers with finding hormonal balance, Organic Excellence also sells Inflammation Relief Therapy, a cream that helps relieve inflammation, pain and stiffness, especially Carpal tunnel syndrome, Prince said. The local business provides many skincare items, including an Anti-Aging Therapy Silk Protein Formula and Skin Renewal Therapy. Customers can treat their hair to Organic Excellence’s Wild Mint Conditioner, Wild Mint Shampoo and Wild Mint Styling Spray.
Organic Excellence will introduce a bio-identical progesterone cream tailored to men and at-home hormone test kits soon. Its products are sold at Healthy Habit at 6029 N. 7th St., as well as at Sprouts Farmers Market locations, Natural Grocers and health food stores around the country. To learn more, visit organicexcellence.com.