Native American Natural Foods still looks to expand enterprise

Native American Natural Foods, an Indian-owned business on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, launched its first major project -- the Tanka Bar -- in October 2007.

The bison-based snack is now sold in 4,000 locations in 50 states. And it's spawned Tanka Bites miniatures, Tanka Wild summer sausage and Tanka Dogs bison hot dogs.

“We’re very, very excited about the success we’ve achieved, but we feel we’ve just started," Mark Tilsen, one of the founders of the business, told The Rapid City Journal.

The company just partnered with IGNITE Sales Management and Consulting, to expand the reach of its products, which will soon appear on the shelves of Whole Foods.

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Tasting success (The Rapid City Journal 3/28)

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