Galaxy Foods Company (AMEX: GXY), a leading producer of nutritional, health-promoting dairy and dairy related alternatives for the retail, foodservice and industrial markets, today announced strategic initiatives designed to enhance brand awareness and explore new avenues for growth.

On October 9th, Galaxy embarked on a marketing strategy focused on broadening the Company's market penetration in key West coast markets. The campaign consists of a combination of television, radio and print advertising that is designed to increase consumer awareness of the Veggie brand, encourage product sampling and repeat customer purchase of Galaxy's products.

In conjunction with the entrance into these markets, the Company announced that several key pieces of new manufacturing equipment have arrived and are being integrated into the Company's 140,000 plus square foot facilities in Orlando, Florida. The new equipment is expected to increase production capacity to meet growing consumer demand in new and existing markets.

Galaxy Chief Executive Officer, Angelo Morini, commented, "Galaxy's new equipment will allow us to explore new avenues of growth for the Company now that we have increased production availability. To capitalize on the expanded capacity we plan several new product offerings, such as our 8-ounce milk containers designed for the foodservice market. These nutritious beverages are available in chocolate and original flavors. Customers to date include New York State Retirement Homes, the University of Central Florida and FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Association) - for their emergency ration packs due to the stable shelf life of this unique product."

About Galaxy Foods Company

Galaxy Foods Company is a leading producer of health-promoting dairy and dairy related alternatives for the retail, foodservice and industrial markets. The Company's plant-based products are low or no fat (no saturated fat), have no cholesterol and no lactose and contain more vitamins and minerals than conventional dairy products. Galaxy products, available at health food stores and grocers, are part of the nutritional or functional food category, the fastest growing segment of the retail food market. Galaxy brand names include Veggie Milk(TM), Veggie Slices(TM), formagg®, Soyco®, Soymage®, Wholesome Valley(TM), and Lite Bakery®. For more information, please visit the Company's web site at www.galaxyfoods.com.

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