After stumping hard to get her Killer Salsa placed in regional Walmart stores, Fran Pritchard got a call in 2010 from an executive at the giant retailer's headquarters in Bentonville, Ark.
Walmart asked if Pritchard could handle 500 locations - an overwhelming number for a six-person company working out of a cramped 2,000-square-foot space in south Gardnerville.
Pritchard settled on 50 stores, and jars of her salsa now rub elbows with the likes of La Victoria and Pace at Walmart stores throughout Nevada and northern California.
In most instances growth has occurred by happenstance for Killer Salsa. For instance, Pritchard …