WestJet selects Lesley Stowe Fine Foods Raincoast Crisps and Cookies for inflight snack program

Raincoast Crisps and StartWell Cookies offered on flights from Toronto to Ottawa, Montreal and New York

RICHMOND, BC, Oct. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - WestJet, Canada's leading high-value low-fare airline, has selected Lesley Stowe Fine Foods, the Richmond, B.C.-based creator of the Raincoast line of specialty food products, to offer Raincoast Crisps and StartWell Cookies as inflight daily snacks on WestJet flights from Toronto to Ottawa, Montreal, and New York.

Today's announcement marks a unique agreement between two iconic Western Canadian brands to provide a truly Canadian inflight experience.

"As a proud Canadian company, we are thrilled to work with WestJet to offer onboard guests the Raincoast StartWell Cookies and Crisps," says Lesley Stowe, CEO of Lesley Stowe Fine Foods. "Our company has been creating and sharing delicious food from our kitchen for more than 20 years, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to share our creations with WestJet guests."

As of October 1, 2013, WestJet offers guests on select flights Lesley Stowe Fine Foods' artisanal Raincoast StartWell Cookies, available in Dark Chocolate, Tart Cherry and Apricot Ginger, and Raincoast Crisps, initially in Winterfruit, as morning and afternoon complimentary snacks.

About Lesley Stowe Fine Foods
Lesley Stowe is a Parisian-trained chef who began her own catering company more than 25 years ago in Vancouver. The store's success, combined with Lesley's ability to predict and capitalize on food trends resulted in the creation of Raincoast Crisps, an artisan cracker featured on Oprah's O List and recipient of the 2013 sofi™ Award for Outstanding Cracker from the Specialty Food Association. Following expansion of the crisps into more than 4,000 stores across North America, Lesley added a new addition to her specialty foods product family in 2011, the Raincoast Cookies, and in 2013 introduced wheat-free Raincoast Oat Crisps. To learn more about Lesley Stowe Fine Foods, visit www.lesleystowe.com.

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SOURCE: Lesley Stowe Fine Foods

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Reena Gacad, High Road Communications
reena.gacad@highroad.com, (604) 630-1039 ext. 82405

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