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ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- Tastefully Simple announced Tuesday that a restructuring of the company will result in the reduction of 66 positions at its headquarters in Alexandria.

A news release states that the move is necessary “to better align (the company’s) resources with strategies to strengthen its future growth.”

The national home tasting company features easy-to-prepare foods and gifts, and its products are offered through independent business consultants across the country.

The company’s thousands of sales consultants will continue to operate their home-based businesses as usual.

“Over the past 19 years, Tastefully Simple has become a household name due to our amazing, dedicated team,” said company founder and CEO Jill Blashack Strahan. “They are like family to us, which makes this very difficult.”

With about 200 people still employed at the company, Tastefully Simple remains a key employer in Alexandria.