Snack Food Entrepreneur, Emre Imamoglu CEO of Cibo Vita, Named Entrepreneur of the Year®– 2022 New Jersey Region Award Winner — by Ernst & Young

Totowa, NJ (July 2022) – Emre Imamoglu, CEO of Cibo Vita, an international manufacturer of healthy snack foods, was named Entrepreneur of the Year® — 2022 New Jersey Regional Award Winner — by Ernst & Young (EY) at an awards luncheon in NJ last month.

Entrepreneur of the Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. Judging was based on commitment to excellence, category diversification and innovation.  Factored in the judging were applicants’ responses to questions such as:

  • Identifying opportunity to innovate and create a better world
  • Demonstrating courage perseverance and resilience to overcoming obstacles
  • Inspiring purpose, vision and taking risks
  • Identifying strategies for a sustainable future

Forty-two companies from NJ vied for this coveted award. As New Jersey Award Winner, Imamoglu is now entered into the Nationals. National finalists and winners will be announced in November in Palm Springs, CA at EY’s Strategic Growth Forum.

About Cibo Vita

Founded in 2009, Cibo Vita began by producing private label healthy snack products which consisted of dried fruit and nut combinations for supermarkets nationwide. Nature’s Garden is the company’s flagship brand that launched in 2011. BeHonest low-carb, low-sugar chocolates launched in 2021. The company mission is to continuously create innovative products that promote functionality, digestive wellness, and heart health, as well as offer products that are energy-boosting and address a Ketogenic diet. Cibo Vita features over 2000 SKUs with various combinations of nuts, seeds, dried fruit, trail mixes, and coated pretzels and chocolates. Cibo Vita products are sold in supermarkets, big box, drug chains, health food, and convenience stores as well as warehouse clubs nationwide. The company holds the following certifications: Keto, RSPO, UTZ, Kosher, Organic, Paleo, and Gluten-Free. Its manufacturing, distribution, product development, warehouse facilities, and corporate offices are based in Totowa, NJ.  Since 2018, Cibo Vita has enjoyed a compounded annual growth rate of 25.4%. Visit:

About Entrepreneur of the Year®

Entrepreneur of the Year is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur of the Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. National overall winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™.

Emre Imamoglu (on the right) CEO Cibo Vita
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