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Progressive Grocer Awards Nature Nate’s Quality Assurance Director and Marketing Director with 2021 “Top Women in Grocery”

Diana Gonzalez and Taylor Johnson among this year’s honored recipients for the food and beverage industry

MCKINNEY, TEXAS – June 15, 2021 – Nature Nate’s Honey Co., the number-one branded honey company in the U.S. and producer of 100% pure, raw & unfiltered honey, today announces two key team members, Diana Gonzalez, Director of Quality Assurance, and Taylor Johnson, Director of Marketing, have been recognized as Rising Stars for the 2021 Top Women in Grocery award presented by Progressive Grocer.

“Both Diana and Taylor are a critical part of our Nature Nate’s team. They demonstrate a level of care and attention to detail that helps us deliver on our brand promises every single day,” said Nathan Sheets, Founder and CEO of Nature Nate’s. “From Diana’s passion for quality and food safety to Taylor’s data-driven marketing campaigns, our entire business is better because of their tremendous contributions. We’re looking forward to continued growth in the future.”

As Director of Quality Assurance, Diana and her team touch every aspect of Nature Nate’s manufacturing and oversees all quality and food safety programs within the company. Her role ensures that Nature Nate’s is compliant to food safety regulations and FDA requirements, as well as the rigorous quality standards and testing that Nature Nate’s mandates to produce the nation’s most trusted honey. From the development of a new product and procurement of raw materials, to the testing, processing and production of finished goods, Diana and her team are present at every step to ensure only the highest quality honey receives our iconic Nature Nate’s orange label. 

In her role as Director of Marketing, Taylor oversees a wide variety of consumer marketing programs including digital ads, organic social media, website and SEO, and content marketing such as videos, photography, recipe development, blogs, and printable downloads. She leads Nature Nate’s influencer partnerships and manages the company’s customer care program, public relations, and corporate communication strategy. Taylor not only uses data to drive her decision-making process but also uses her heart to ensure people are in the right roles and programs properly aligns with the Nature Nate’s brand and mission. 

Progressive Grocer’s Top Women in Grocery award is the most prestigious honor for female leaders in the grocery industry. The award is a celebration of the critical roles women serve in their companies, communities and the food and beverage industry. The awards, which represent some of the most esteemed in the grocery industry, honor leaders in various categories. 

All winners will be honored at a networking event and awards celebration that will take place Thursday, November 4, 2021, at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida.

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About Nature Nate’s 

 Since 1972, Nature Nate’s has been dedicated to offering honey as nature intended – 100% Pure, Raw & Unfiltered. Arriving in its most natural form, this honey is closest to its original provision from the hive. Nature Nate’s adheres to strict quality-control standards, sourcing honey from trusted beekeepers and minimally processing it to ensure the honey retains all its natural benefits. Nature Nate’s promises an undivided commitment to providing the highest quality product to you and your family’s dining table – a farmer’s market quality honey, available year-round. For more information, visit 


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