November 23, 2023
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Crunch time: Recession couldn’t stop ascent of freeze-dried snacks maker


Jim Lacey, a health-foods industry veteran, started Crunchies Food Co. in Westlake Village in 2006, struggling for years and even teetering on the edge of bankruptcy before the business had its breakthrough. Sales are on track to quadruple this year. (Alex Drysdale photo) Jim Lacey picked a difficult time to launch Westlake Village-based Crunchies Food…


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