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All Ingredients Plus supplies raw materials to the nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, personal care and food industries. We’re proud to offer aggressive pricing on the highest quality ingredients, including 100% organic materials certified by the USDA National Organic Program.

Our aggressive pricing policies ensure you never pay too much for bulk quantities or special orders. We work with farmers, manufacturers and suppliers around the world to ensure your products are always of the highest quality. All Ingredients Plus is proud to offer an extensive selection of natural and USDA/ NOP Certified Organic raw materials, Botanical Extracts, Vitamins, Amino Acids, Essential Oils, Vegetable Oils, Butters, Waxes and Specialty products.

Starting at Expo East, our goal is to announce our new exlusive distribution of China's most effective ingredient for use in digestive aid. We will focus on Ox Bile Extract and its benefits. We are officially, the exclusive distributor for China’s largest manufacturer of this material in the highest standard quality.   

All Ingredients Plus is an expert when it comes to sourcing hard-to-find materials, and this experience will prove instrumental when it comes to your manufacturing requirements. With any further questions or inquiries, please visit us at Expo East booth number 3862, contact Corey Sands, directly, at 631-629-4668, or visit us online at www.allingredientsplus.com

BeBOLD bars
by: BeBOLD bars (#957)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-BeBOLD Bars

Contact: Adriana Mancuso-Moniz/Maryn Robinson

781-355-6332 or 855-623-2653

adriana@beboldbars.com

BeBOLD Foods Launches BeBOLD Energy bars

The Original Founders of Stacy's Pita Chips are now releasing BeBOLD bars in two flavors: Almond Butter and Peanut Butter. The product will launch in the refrigerated section of retail stores in Q4 of 2019.

BeBOLD bars are made out of simple ingredients.  We take nutritious nut butters and mix them with oats, brazil nuts, walnuts, chocolate chips, chia, maple syrup and wildflower honey.  

" We’re taking the same philosophy as when starting Stacy’s® Pita Chip Company and applying it to redefine the Bar Category. Afterall, a bar is a snack and snacks should taste good.  Our success was built upon trusted ingredients and creating a great product. We don’t want to be too much of any one thing (like lo carb or protein) but focus on TASTE as our #1 differentiator”.         -Stacy Madison

3 bars in one!  They’re delicious from the refrigerator or can be taken on-the-go for up to 14 days, but they’re also terrific frozen or dropped into a smoothie!

Simple Ingredients, Made Better – MIX. PRESS. PACKAGE.

BeBOLD energy bars are gluten-free, dairy-free, kosher, have 18g of whole grains and 7g of protein from the use of nut butters, chia, walnuts and brazil nuts.

About BeBOLD Foods 

The BeBOLD Foods company was founded in January of 2019 by Stacy Madison & her brother, David Lowe.  They are the previous owners of Stacy’s® Pita Chip Company.  The company distributes energy bars.  For more information, please visit us at www.BeBOLDbars.com.

MEDIA CONTACTS Rebecca Campbell / Courtney Heimbuck rcampbell@konnectagency.com / cheimbuck@konnectagency.com CHOSEN FOODS DEMONSTRATES THE VERSATILITY OF AVOCADO THROUGH HERO INGREDIENT INNOVATIONS AT NATURAL PRODUCTS EXPO EAST 2019 Avocado-Centric Brand Will Showcase Flavored Sprays, New Guacamole and Keto-Friendly Products at Renowned Trade Show Baltimore, MD (September 12-14, 2019) – Chosen Foods, the avocado-centric brand that delivers sustainably-sourced, clean nourishment while never sacrificing on great taste will be showcasing its latest developments, including the brand’s roster of Infused Avocado Oil Sprays at this year’s Expo East. The brand is the largest supplier of avocado oil in the world and passionately works to provide consumers with an approachable avenue to incorporate ancient superfoods into their diets in a convenient and delicious way. Chosen Foods invites attendees to stop by booth #1552 to try a variety of avocado-inspired, chef-crafted bites. Chosen Foods creates products to support clean eating that are developed around the health and benefits of avocados, exemplified by the brand's nine infused flavors for its signature Avocado Oil Sprays. The Infused line-up combines pure avocado oil with herbs, spices, peppers, citrus, bulbs and roots. Each infusion offers a unique flavor profile with a core of 100 percent pure, certified non-GMO avocado oil. The roster of Infused Avocado Oil Sprays include savory flavors such as Garlic, Chipotle, Citrus Pepper, Chili-Lime Ginger, Lemon Dill, Italian Herb and sweet varieties including Spiced Chai, Simply Cinnamon, and Warm Gingerbread. As the healthy, delicious, and easy-to-use choice for everyday cooking and baking, infused sprays can also be used to prepare your pan, baking dish, or mug for pancakes, pastries, cookies, custards, and fortified coffees. “Consumers are actively seeking foods that are fast and convenient, and in response to the demand, we at Chosen Foods want to inspire people to get in the kitchen and put real food back on the table, but in an easy way,” said CEO of Chosen Foods Gabriel Perez Krieb. “We believe the act of cooking and the time spent around the table should be savored, yet accessible. With our products, our mission to support true nourishment will be showcased at this year’s Expo East through items such as our infused sprays that easily add flavor to meals with the health benefits of the avocado at the forefront.” Chosen Foods’ team will be preparing samples at their booth featuring the brand’s savory Chili-Lime Ginger spray and the sweet and holiday favorite Warm Gingerbread. The brand will also be showcasing use occasions for their new guacamole and updated Keto Mayo. The Natural Products Expo East will be held from September 12-14, 2019, at Baltimore Convention Center, located at 1 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21201. For more information on Chosen Foods, please visit www.chosenfoods.com, and for more information on the trade show, please visit www.expoeast.com. ### About Chosen Foods Chosen Foods is all in on the avocado and was founded on the belief that food should nourish and sustain our bodies, our lives and our communities. Developing food items with avocado as its hero ingredient, the company uses 350 million avocados from Mexico each year that would otherwise become food waste. Headquartered in San Diego, the avocado-centric company launched its well-known avocado oil in 2013 and continues its mission to be organic when possible and provide consumers with healthy and delightful food. From dressings and marinades to mayonnaise and oil sprays, the Southern California brand focuses on creating great tasting and accessible condiments to elevate cooking to be clean and pure. Chosen Foods is an active supporter of the non-GMO movement and boasts the Non-GMO Project seal of approval on all its products. Additionally, Chosen Foods builds collaborative partnerships with organizations that take a community-wide, sustainable approach to alleviate hunger. More information about Chosen Foods can be found at www.chosenfoods.com.  

HUDSON, WI (August 26, 2019) – As consumer demand continues to grow for foods without genetic modification, Ciranda has taken the step to have its complete ingredient portfolio verified by the Non-GMO Project (NGP). The company now offers over one hundred NGP verified ingredients for food and beverage manufacturers in the natural products industry.

Tonya Lofgren, marketing manager at Ciranda said “With the bulk of our ingredients certified organic, therefore automatically non-GMO, NGP verification should not be necessary; however, we recognize that there is still confusion in the industry about organic and non-GMO labeling and have added NGP verification as a reassurance for our clients.”

Lofgren adds “By definition, USDA certified organic foods are not allowed to contain GMOs. Organic certification addresses GMOs, as well as critical environmental issues like soil and water quality, biodiversity, synthetic pesticides, and sewage sludge application. The Non-GMO Project addresses GMO’s. Ultimately, the consumer makes the choice.”

The Non-GMO Project, a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to building and preserving a non-GMO food supply through consumer education and standardized third-party verification. Only products which are evaluated and confirmed to be non-GMO may display the signature NGP butterfly seal. 

Ciranda, Inc. is a leading supplier of certified organic, non-GMO and fair trade ingredients. The employee-owned company operates from headquarters in Hudson, Wisconsin, with distribution warehouses across North America. For a complete listing of the company’s verified ingredients including cocoa and chocolates; coconut products; tapioca and rice syrups; tapioca and potato starches; gluten-free flours, sustainable palm oils; and lecithin, visit www.nongmoproject.org/find-non-gmo/ and enter “Ciranda” in the keyword search, or contact us at 1-888-329-3577 or sales@ciranda.com.

Contact:

Tonya Lofgren

Ciranda, Inc.

(715) 386-1737

tonya@ciranda.com

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Contact: Ray Parish

Phone: 646-465-2655

email: ray@corinescuisine.com

Corine’s Cuisine Hit Shelves at All Fresh Markets

Surfside, FL — September 2019 — Starting immediately, Corine’s Cuisine gourmet sauces are available in the Marinades/Condiments aisle at all locations of The Fresh Market. Shoppers familiar with our brand will notice that some of the labels have been spruced up, but the sauces are just what they have come to know and love. The Fresh Market will be stocking a selection of four Corine’s Cuisine sauces that save time in the kitchen while bringing rich flavors to everyone’s favorite dishes. 

Corine’s Cuisine No. 7 Ginger Sauce is currently the most popular of the lineup at TFM, with a fresh and tangy flavor profile that goes great with everything from scallops to pork loin. The Jamaican sauce combines rich curry flavors with medium heat from Scotch bonnet peppers for a dipping and cooking sauce that goes great with chicken, seafood and veggies. The Thai sauce makes an amazing marinade for beef or ribs, and can be used as a dipping sauce and seasoning for soups and stews as well. Our Indian sauce is a variation on traditional green chutney, and it makes a perfect match for lamb, shrimp and any rice dish.

Founder and CEO Corine Arslanian thinks that shoppers at The Fresh Market will find themselves seeking out the Corine’s Cuisine shelf for how the sauces make gourmet dishes so simple and convenient. “Our guiding philosophy grew out of kitchen strategies in our own very big foodie family. A great sauce can be the key to making a dish really work on the plate, but making a great sauce yourself adds more ingredients to your shopping list and more prep and cooking time to your already busy schedule,” Corine explains. “Our sauces come from homemade family recipes we created for daily use in our own kitchen, so you’ll be proud to include them in your own recipes knowing you’re achieving amazing flavors while sticking to healthy, real-food ingredients.”

Corine’s Cuisine is a woman-owned business founded in 2015 and dedicated to bringing all-natural, time-saving gourmet sauces to the kitchens and tables of our fans nationwide.

For more information on Corine’s Cuisine products, contact Ray Parish at ray@corinescuisine.com or 646-465-2655. Additional info on our company’s founding, our full product line, and recipes and tips are available at www.corinescuisine.com.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SAMPLES AVAILABLE

Contact:                 Megan Licursi 513.404.2545

megan@licursi.net

Introducing an Easier Way to Healthy Produce:

ARM & HAMMER™ Fruit & Vegetable Wash Now Available

CINCINNATI——Produce-lovers rejoice! There’s now a better way to wash your fruits and vegetables and protect your family from pesticides and other contaminants.

Introducing new ARM & HAMMER™ Fruit & Vegetable Wash. Made using Arm & Hammer baking soda, the new fruit & vegetable wash safely eliminates more than 90 percent of pesticide residue1 while also washing away wax and soil with just a spray and rinse.

For more than 170 years, ARM & HAMMER™ baking soda has set the standard for purity and is valued as a trusted household staple among Americans for nearly every household task from cooking to cleaning. ARM & HAMMER™ Fruit & Vegetable Wash builds on that legacy, using pure and simple ingredients — including baking soda, lemon oil, and salt — and is scientifically proven to clean 4x better than water alone2.

According to independent studies, washing produce with water and/or bleach still leaves behind large traces of pesticides that consumers may be concerned about feeding their family. Surface pesticide residues were removed most effectively by the ARM & HAMMER™ Fruit & Vegetable Wash when compared to either tap water or a bleach solution.

“ARM & HAMMER™ Fruit and Vegetable Wash is the only produce wash with baking soda as the primary active ingredient,” noted CR Brands CEO Dan Mickelson, whose company manufactures the product under license. “No one wants to leave wax or dirt, and certainly not pesticides, on the fruits and vegetables they serve.

This is a safe, effective, and easy-to-use solution that makes sure the only thing we taste is delicious, natural flavor.”

ARM & HAMMER™ Fruit & Vegetable Wash is free from harsh chemicals, leaves no odor or taste behind, and is vegan-friendly and gluten-free.

Look for it in stores and online beginning in February at around $5.00 for a 16.9oz spray bottle. For more information, please visit http://armandhammercleans.com.

About CR Brands

CR Brands has an outstanding portfolio of nationally-recognized brands that are market leaders across a variety of categories and consumer segments. In addition to Arm & Hammer®, CR Brands’ ever-expanding list of brands includes Biz Stain & Odor Eliminator, with more stain-fighting ingredients and superior cleaning vs. other laundry additives; and Dryel, the #1 at-home dry cleaning solution. For more information, please visit www.crbrandsinc.com.

1 The ARM & HAMMER™ Fruit & Vegetable removes more than 90 percent of the commonly-used pesticide thiabendazole when used as directed.

2 When used as directed.

  About Church & Dwight Co.

The Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE: CHD) founded in 1846, is the leading U.S. producer of sodium bicarbonate, popularly known as baking soda. The Company manufactures and markets a wide range of personal care, household, and specialty products under recognized brand names as ARM & HAMMER, TROJAN, OXICLEAN, SPINBRUSH, FIRST RESPONSE, NAIR, ORAJEL, XTRA, VMS (L’IL CRITTERS and

VITAFUSION), BATISTE, and WATERPIK. These eleven key brands represent approximately 80% of its consumer sales. For more information, visit the Company’s website.

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Contact: Megan Licursi

513.404.2545

megan@licursi.net

CR Brands Launches ARM & HAMMER™ Fruit & Vegetable Wash

CINCINNATI—DATE—CR Brands has signed a license agreement with Church & Dwight Co. to launch ARM & HAMMER™ Fruit & Vegetable Wash. It safely eliminates more than 90 percent of pesticide residue1 while also washing away wax and soil. The product will launch in retail stores in Q1 of 2019.

ARM & HAMMER™ Fruit & Vegetable Wash uses pure and simple ingredients and is scientifically proven to clean 4x better than water alone2.

“Consumers are growing more health conscious every day, looking for products to keep their families safe,” said CR Brands CEO Dan Mickelson.

According to independent studies, washing produce with water and/or bleach still leaves behind large traces of pesticides. Surface pesticide residues were most effectively removed by a baking soda solution when compared to either tap water or a bleach solution.

“ARM & HAMMER™ Fruit and Vegetable Wash is the only produce wash with baking soda as the primary active ingredient,” said Mickelson.

ARM & HAMMER™ Fruit & Vegetable Wash is free from harsh chemicals, leaves no odor or taste behind, and is vegan-friendly and gluten-free.

The agreement between Church & Dwight Co. and CR Brands was brokered by Church & Dwight’s licensing agency, Brandgenuity.

About CR Brands

CR Brands has an outstanding portfolio of nationally-recognized brands that are market leaders across a variety of categories and consumer segments. In addition to Arm & Hammer®, CR Brands’ ever-expanding list of brands includes Biz Stain & Odor Eliminator, with more stain-fighting ingredients and superior cleaning vs. other laundry additives; and Dryel, the #1 at-home dry cleaning solution. For more information, please visit www.crbrandsinc.com.

About Church & Dwight Co.

The Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE: CHD) founded in 1846, is the leading U.S. producer of sodium bicarbonate, popularly known as baking soda. The Company manufactures and markets a wide range of personal care, household, and specialty products under recognized brand names as ARM & HAMMER, TROJAN, OXICLEAN, SPINBRUSH, FIRST RESPONSE, NAIR, ORAJEL, XTRA, VMS (L’IL CRITTERS and

VITAFUSION), BATISTE, and WATERPIK. These eleven key brands represent approximately 80% of its consumer sales. For more information, visit the Company’s website.

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1 The ARM & HAMMER™ Fruit & Vegetable removes more than 90 percent of the commonly-used pesticide thiabendazole when used as directed.

2 When used as directed.

Fazer Announces the Launch of NORDI
by: Fazer USA, Inc. (#8316)

A Premium Chocolate brand crafted in Finland now delivers a sense of wonder to the U.S. market.

Vantaa, Finland – September 6, 2019 – Fazer, the renowned, family-owned company dedicated to creating over 127 years of meaningful food experiences from baked goods and confectionary to food service and more, proudly announces the U.S. introduction of the NORDI Chocolate brand. Launching this month into the New York Metropolitan Area, the NORDI Chocolate brand will introduce a line of “Nordic-inspired” Dark Chocolate bars, and roll-out into premium grocery and specialty retailers across the country.

The new NORDI Chocolate brand brings unique Nordic signature flavors that embody the spirit of adventure, courage, and discovery in the way the founder, Karl Fazer, would have imagined it.

“Like our founder, Karl Fazer, the fearless pioneer who brought people new ideas and inspiration from all over the world, we value artisanal crafts and pure ingredients to innovate and combine taste sensations that touch upon magic,” said Nathalie Ahlstrom, Managing Director of Fazer Confectionery. “We saw a great opportunity to bring our promise, ‘Northern Magic. Made Real,’ to the U.S. market with our better-for-you, premium chocolate brand that imparts a sense of Nordic adventure through the taste of chocolate.”

With operations in nine countries and exports to over 40 markets, Fazer seeks to continue as the Nordic market leader. Fazer will enter into the U.S. market with the NORDI brand to address the current trends of healthier diets and the focus on premium quality over mainstream. 

Produced in a state-of-the-art production facility in Finland, with meticulous quality control, NORDI is made with only the highest quality ingredients. As a member of the World Cocoa Foundation to promote responsible cocoa farming and increase the farmers’ income levels in major cocoa growing regions, Fazer has ensured that NORDI cacao comes from farmers that belong to Fazer’s direct sourcing program or a supplier that is certified through the UTZ, Rainforest Alliance or Fairtrade Cocoa Sourcing Programme.

NORDI is 100% sustainably sourced, with non-GMO ingredients that promote overall health and well-being. Each carefully crafted chocolate bar is made from 70% cacao and unique Nordic recipes that will transport a person deep into the Nordic lands in taste and spirit. Hero ingredients include (but are not limited to):

  • Licorice Root: An adaptogen herb that is anti-inflammatory and 30-50x sweeter so there is no need for added sugar
  • Sea Buckthorn: An uncommon superfood nutrient powerhouse that boasts vitamins B1, B2, K, C, A, E, folic and amino acids, as well as 60 antioxidants and 20 minerals

NORDI is available in four artisanal recipes of dark chocolate 3.35oz. bars at a premium value between $3.99 - $4.99 per bar.  Flavors include:

  • Sea Buckthorn & Salty Caramel - 70% Dark Chocolate
  • Hazelnut and Campsite Coffee - 70% Dark Chocolate
  • Raspberry & Tangy Licorice - 70% Dark Chocolate
  • Smooth and Dark Original - 70% Dark Chocolate

NORDI is now sold in Fairway Market locations in the New York Metropolitan market and will expand nationally into other grocery and specialty retailers this year. The NORDI brand launch is supported with strong consumer and trade marketing programs with plans to expand its recipes and culinary offerings by 2020.

For more information on NORDI, please contact Linsey Tilbor Rubin | ltilbor@rellmc.com or Amanda Youssef | amanda.youssef@gmail.com.

About Fazer Group

In 1891, the young Karl Fazer opened his first café with a mission to make food with a purpose – and a passion to create moments of joy for all the people around him. It became Northern Magic. Made Real. Today, Fazer is an international family-owned company offering quality bakery, confectionery, biscuit and grain products, plant-based meals, non-dairy products, on-the-go food, and drinks as well as food and café services. The Group operates in nine countries and exports to over 40 markets. The success of Fazer has been built on Karl Fazer’s vision, values, and fearless creativity. This includes the highest quality of both products and service, beloved brands, the passion of skillful people, and highly responsible ways of working. In 2018, Fazer Group had net sales of 1.6 billion euros and more than 15,000 employees. Fazer’s operations comply with ethical principles that are based on the Group’s values and the UN Global Compact.

Northern Magic. Made Real.

Fairfield, IA – David Gould, head of global sustainability programs for Foodchain ID - one of the world’s leading food safety, testing, and sustainability organizations - will moderate BioFach’s exhibitor presented seminar titled The Future of Organic: Relevance & Scalability,” at the upcoming Natural Products Expo East show.

This panel discussion, which takes place on September 13 from 2-3PM at the Hilton Key Ballroom No. 10, will feature leading voices in the organic sector to discuss key trends, opportunities and challenges in organic.

“Organic is the global market standard-bearer for healthy and sustainable food. Demand for organic is exceeding supply,” notes Gould. “Consumers are increasingly aware of the connection between health, ecological sustainability, and how food is produced – and are demanding better quality and better information to make informed choices. From microbiome to macroeconomics, this session will explore key trends and needs for the organic sector as it enters accelerated growth and evolution.”

Gould will moderate a panel of speakers including Laura Batcha, CEO and executive director of the Organic Trade Association; Jeff Moyer, executive director of the Rodale Institute and world-renowned authority in regenerative organic agriculture; Bob Quinn, an organic farmer and progressive leader in promoting organic, sustainable agriculture around the world, and Markus Reetz, executive director of International Exhibitions for Nuremberg Messe, which produce BIOFACH, a leading global brand for trade shows in the organic industry.

Gould noted that he will be available at FoodChain ID’s booth no. 2227 on Thursday and Friday, September 12-13 to answer questions related to the national organic program.

Before joining FoodChain ID in 2019, Gould spent seven years as a senior facilitator for IFOAM – Organics International, where he was the organization’s lead on genetic engineering and breeding techniques. Gould has been a leader on the topic of control of genetically modified organisms and products since 1996. He helped write the world’s first non-GMO standards and was the first technical director of the Non-GMO Project and has over 25 years of international experience in organic and sustainability systems, training and education, technical frameworks, standards development, and stakeholder engagement across the food supply chain.

About FoodChain ID

FoodChain ID provides technology-enabled transparency, sustainability, and food safety solutions that address the challenges and opportunities in the rapidly evolving food industry. Serving more than 30,000 clients in over 100 countries with a market-leading portfolio of integrated testing, inspection, certification and sustainability solutions, FoodChain ID helps companies navigate an increasingly regulated global food economy that demands higher levels of transparency, accountability, safety, and sustainability

CONTACT: Ann Willets

prproann@gmail.com

(732) 751-4545

GREEN ROADS IS THE LARGEST PRIVATE CBD COMPANY IN THE U.S., AND NOW THIRD LARGEST OVERALL BY MARKET SHARE, ACCORDING TO NEWLY-RELEASED BRIGHTFIELD ANALYSIS

DEERFIELD BEACH, FL (July 29, 2019) -- Green Roads remains the largest private CBD company in the U.S. and has grown to become the third largest company overall by market share in the rapidly-expanding CBD sector, according to a new analysis released by Brightfield Group, the CBD industry’s preeminent research firm.

The semi-annual Brightfield analysis reports an expected 706% year-over-year CBD product sales growth in the U.S. in 2019 to approximately $5 billion, and predicts sales of $23.7 billion by 2023.

“We are proud of our continued growth, which directly reflects the importance consumers place on trust and transparency in this industry,” said Laura Fuentes, RPh, CEO and co-founder of Green Roads. “People are increasingly including CBD products in their self-care regimens. They choose Green Roads because of the quality of our products and the integrity and dedication with which we approach their wellness. Our unwavering commitment to our customers drives us forward as we develop new products that best meet their needs and help them live better lives.”

About Green Roads

Green Roads is a pharmacist-founded health and wellness company that is focused on empowering people to live better lives through the power of plants. Green Roads is the nation’s largest private CBD company in the U.S. and the third largest CBD company over all by market share, according to industry analyst Brightfield Group. For more information on Green Roads, visit GreenRoadsWorld.com.

Contact:

Rubenstein Rachel Sandler – rsandler@rubenstein.com  Adam Pockriss – apockriss@rubenstein.com

GREEN ROADS CBD PRODUCTS STAND OUT IN LOCAL NBC-MIAMI INVESTIGATION

Independent Testing Finds Green Roads Products, Unlike Several Others, Contain Promised Levels of CBD

DEERFIELD BEACH, FL (July 29, 2019) -- The CBD industry is growing rapidly, and there are many brands for consumers to choose from, all claiming to offer the best and most effective products. But not all CBD products are alike. A recent investigation by NBC Miami affiliate WTVJ-TV found that Green Roads products contained the exact amount of CBD listed on the packaging -- which includes a QR code that links directly to a third party lab report --unlike many of the other tested CBD products.

You can watch the full NBC Miami report here:  https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Patients-Are- Being-Duped-NBC-6-Tests-CBD-Products-505323951.html

NBC Miami Consumer Reporter Dan Krauth, who has been at the forefront of reporting on the complexities of the booming CBD market, and his team tested several different CBD products and found that more than half contained “much less” CBD than was listed on the product’s label.

Green Roads’ commitment to quality, safety, and transparency is reflected in the strict standards and rigorous, multi-stage, independent lab testing that are the company’s hallmark. All Green Roads products go through testing during three different production stages to ensure consumers are getting the right amount of CBD and that the products are free from THC, pesticides, solvents, and metals. Every Green Roads product package has a QR code that links directly to batch-numbered third-party lab sheets so that consumers can see the contents of the batch their product was made from.

“As a health and wellness company, nothing is more important to us than our customers’ confidence that they are getting exactly what we say they're getting," said Laura Fuentes, RPh, CEO and co-founder of Green Roads. “Our customers know they can trust the integrity and safety of our products. We’ll continue to do everything we can to make sure that the industry is held to this standard, as well.”

Green Roads welcomes and encourages the prospect of FDA regulation in the CBD industry because the company believes that consumers should have full confidence in the integrity and safety of the CBD products they are purchasing. Regulation will ensure that consumers can make informed choices to purchase products made by companies that follow the best practices in production, transparency, safety, and responsible marketing.

About Green Roads

Green Roads is a pharmacist-founded health and wellness company that is focused on customers’ mental and physical well-being, and helping them live better lives. Green Roads is the nation’s largest private CBD company in the U.S. and the third largest CBD company over all by market share, according to industry analyst Brightfield Group. For more information on Green Roads, visit GreenRoadsWorld.com.

Contact:

Rubenstein Rachel Sandler – rsandler@rubenstein.com Adam Pockriss – apockriss@rubenstein.com

Newswise — GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The University of Florida’s pilot research program to explore the potential to grow industrial hemp across the state is advancing, with the engagement of an inaugural private partner. 

The initiative was supported and encouraged by the state but was not appropriated any funding. To move forward, the project needs sponsorships from private industry.

Green Roads Inc. has invested $1.3 million to sponsor the first phase of the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences research program.

The funds will support field trials in three locations: Quincy, Hague and Homestead, Florida. The field trials will focus on testing both varieties of the industrial hemp plant and cropping systems for establishing industrial hemp production in Florida.

Industrial hemp is a Cannabis sativa plant that has been cultivated for 10,000 years as a fiber and grain crop. The crop may have applications for fiber, building materials, forages and medicine.

Industrial hemp is not marijuana as it contains less than 0.3 percent per dry weight of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol). THC is the psychoactive chemical that, at higher levels, defines marijuana. Industrial hemp does present the potential to produce and market a compound called CBD (Cannabidiol) which may have medicinal potential for pain and other physiological ailments.

Florida-based Green Roads is a leading company in the CBD space, offering more than 50 products with pharmacist-developed formulas to improve the lives of its customers. Forbes includes Green Roads on its list of Top 10 CBD companies in the nation.

“Hemp is an emerging industry that is going to benefit people in the state of Florida in so many different ways,” said Green Roads Co-founder Arby Barroso. As national hemp and CBD industry expert sources, Green Roads team members also shared their deep and broad knowledge during the three pilot-related farmers’ workshops.

While states such as Kentucky and North Carolina have a head start, “if we do this right, the University of Florida and this pilot program will be able to quickly close that gap,” Barroso said. “That's why our partnership with UF/IFAS is so important; it will be transformational for so many industries. Because we recognize the exponential potential, we at Green Roads have put our significant commitment, advocacy and sponsorship investment behind a resounding winner.”

Zachary Brym, assistant professor of agronomy at the UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center in Homestead, Florida and co-director of the program, explained that additional sponsors are needed for the program to grow.

“Ideally, we would like to grow to four more locations across the state and test four additional objectives. But we need the financial support of partners to move forward,” said Brym. 

UF/IFAS  researchers would also like to explore propagation trials, which would compare the success of growing plants from seed to growing plants from rooted cuttings, the impact of indoor-growing approaches, testing with varieties that exhibit high CBD values as well as explore the processing and product development of industrial  hemp.

“We are enthused about Green Roads involvement in the project and their insights as we move forward. We hope their leadership will encourage other companies to engage with us as well,” said Brym.

UF/IFAS is looking for additional sponsors. If interested, parties should contact Brym at brymz@ufl.edu to learn more about the opportunities available. Those interested in supporting the program through a donation should contact Cody Helmer, director of UF/IFAS Advancement at Chelmer@ufl.edu.

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Contact: Ruth Hohl Borger, rborger@ufl.edu, 517-803-7631

The mission of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is to develop knowledge relevant to agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge available to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. With more than a dozen research facilities, 67 county Extension offices, and award-winning students and faculty in the UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UF/IFAS works to bring science-based solutions to the state’s agricultural and natural resources industries, and all Florida residents. Visit the UF/IFAS web site at ifas.ufl.edu and follow us on social media at @UF_IFAS.

Cary, NC— September 3, 2019, Herbal Healing , a NC based natural skin care brand will be a first-time exhibitor at Natural Product Expo East 2019, happening in Baltimore, MD September 12-14. The company was started last year by a mom of three in Cary NC. Judit Beres, founder, was struggling with her son's dry itchy skin for nine years.  Since she could not find a product that helped, she decided to make her own.  The company launched last year with an herbal salve named after the inspiration that created it: Mother’s Healing Balm. To develop this salve, Beres worked with an herbalist and used her research background. The salve contains medicinal herbs that grow easily in NC, like lavender, calendula and marshmallow and virgin organic hemp oil which is very healing to the skin due to its balanced fatty acid content. 

The company’s mission is to heal skin naturally while caring deeply for the environment. Their packaging choice speaks to this mission: all of their products are now available in eco-friendly paper packaging as well as glass. The new paper tube packaging will be launched at Natural Products Expo East 2019. Producing minimal to no waste with packaging was one of the crucial puzzle pieces for Beres, the founder, as she was launching the company.

Positive Customer Impact

Many customers have already benefited from using the Mother’s Healing Balm. Andrew, an Amazon customer says he found relief from redness, scaling and itching: “I have been using this on my skin for over a year. I self diagnosed myself with something like psoriasis. I had redness on my face and neck. My arms were very scaly. I was self conscious and grew tired of people asking "what's wrong with your neck-why is it so red?" After using this salve I got instant relief. I use it daily and have no more problems. I had tried many things-cortisone and tar-but they did not help, I highly recommend it. No more redness and scaling.” Another customer, Dan Stierly said on Apr 12, 2019: “This product is great. I have hard to treat eczema on my hands...this product cleared it up in a week. If you've been looking for an herbal remedy (instead of steroid creams), this is the way to go!”

Product Availability

Since its launch with the Mothers’ Healing Balm, the company expanded its product line with Menthol Eucalyptus Balm and a Bug Zapper Balm that will be launched at Expo East 2019 in Baltimore. The Menthol Eucalyptus Balm is excellent for soothing tired muscles and works great as a relaxing massage balm. The Bug Zapper Balm contains neem and citronella oils to keep bugs away naturally. All products will be available on their website www.herbal-healing.us this Fall.

PR CONTACT Judit Beres

Phone 919-928-3151

email: info@neomega3.com

website: www.herbal-healing.us

HOPAPOPS’ Guide to Popped Water Lily Seeds

A quick primer on this single ingredient superfood and why its so good  

Springfield, MO (September 9, 2019) - Hopapops are a new superfood snack made from popped water lily seeds.  

A cross between popcorn and a cheese puff in texture, Hopapops are an innovative, nutritious, sustainable, plant-based snack full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Ethically and traditionally sourced from India, popped water lily seeds are an ancient superfood that are known for being a highly nutritious, low-fat and low-carb alternative to conventional snacks like chips and popcorn.

But what are water lily seeds and what makes this snack a superfood? Here’s a few key benefits:

  • The prickly water lily is an heirloom plant that sheds its seeds once a year. The pea-sized kernels are collected for cultivation, and expand to the size of large blueberries when heated under high pressure. The rest is a puffy white interior that is lightly spotted with its former seed coat. 
  • Traditionally called “makhana,” popped water lily seeds have been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine to aid digestion and often eaten during the fasting periods of the Hindu festival Navratri.
  • Popped water lily seeds are naturally gluten-free, soy-free, contain no trans fats and are very low in carbohydrates. 
  • Much like chickpeas or popcorn, water lily seeds have a neutral flavor and can be seasoned to perfection in any range of sweet to spicy, while maintaining a light, crunchy texture.
  • Hopapops’ water lily seeds are sustainably sourced - and the cultivation of water lily seeds is seasonal and naturally occurring. Dedicated to sustainable practices, the mission-based brand gives back a portion of all proceeds to organizations that increase clean water availability and improve schools in the communities where local farmers grow and harvest their products.

Hopapops will sample three flavors at Natural Products Expo East, including: White Cheddar, Mango Habanero (vegan) and Coconut (vegan) at booth #8910, as well as a sample booth located outside the entrance on Pratt street. The brand will also be on site at the Harvest Festival, September 11 at booth H66.

About Hopapops:

Developed by Jeff Brinkhoff, who offers 20 years of consumer product & food industry experience as founder of Red Monkey Foods, and partner Sameer Mehra, founder of Suminter India Organics, a leader in high quality organic ingredients, the company is committed to sourcing sustainable ingredients and dedicated to making a positive social and economic impact in the communities in which they operate. www.hopapops.com, Facebook and Instagram for information on America’s next favorite snack.

HOPAPOPS ‘Pops’ Up at Expo East and Around the Country  

At Harvest Festival, New Products Showcase and Booth #8910

Springfield, MO (September 3, 2019) - Hopapops, a new superfood snack made from popped water lily seeds is now set up for distribution throughout the country and will be on site and sampling at Natural Products Expo East, September 11-14.

Hopapops will sample at booth #8910 and will be handing out samples at their booth, located outside the entrance on Pratt street for attendees to taste and experience this delicious new snack. The brand will also be on site at the Harvest Festival, September 11 at booth H66.

Hopapops are an innovative, nutritious, sustainable, plant-based snack full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Ethically and traditionally sourced from India, popped water lily seeds are an ancient superfood that are known for being a highly nutritious, low-fat and low-carb alternative to conventional snacks like chips and popcorn.

“Many people believe you must sacrifice flavor, texture or taste when picking a healthier snack option,” said Jeff Brinkhoff, president, Hopapops. “That is not the case with water lily seeds where the seeds are slowly roasted to bring out a naturally crunchy texture. We take pride in our delicious flavor profiles using all-natural ingredients and spices to create a healthy energizing snack for kids and adults alike.”

Hopapops will sample its three flavors at Natural Products Expo East, including: White Cheddar, Mango Habanero and Coconut.

A few product attributes:

  • Gluten-free
  • Soy-free
  • No trans fats
  • Low-calorie
  • Bursting with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals
  • Less fat and calories than traditional popcorn or chips
  • Includes protein and fiber
  • Made with organic ingredients
  • Mango Habanero and Coconut are vegan  

Dedicated to sustainable practices, the mission-based brand gives back a portion of all proceeds or organizations that increase clean water availability and improve schools in the communities where local farmers grow and harvest their products. By partnering with local charities and utilizing grass roots organizations, Hopapop’s goal is to steadily build a better and more sustainable way of life for future generations.

About Hopapops:

Developed by Jeff Brinkhoff, who offers 20 years of consumer product & food industry experience as founder of Red Monkey Foods, and partner Sameer Mehra, founder of Suminter India Organics, a leader in high quality organic ingredients, the company is committed to sourcing sustainable ingredients and dedicated to making a positive social and economic impact in the communities in which they operate. Visit www.hopapops.com, Facebook and Instagram  for information on America’s next favorite snack.

Press Contact:

Janette Rizk

Janette@hopapops.com  

Contact:

Stephanie Brown

Head of Sales & Business Development

stephanie@kibofoods.com

Plant-based food company releases three flavors of the good for you snack at Expo East 2019 including Himalayan Salt, Pico de Gallo and Mediterranean Herbs.

AUSTIN, Texas – September 12, 2019 – Kibo Foods, an Austin-based company finding new and delicious ways to utilize nutrition-packed ingredients, today announced the official launch of its new plant-based Chickpea Chips. The Kibo Chickpea Chips will debut at Expo East 2019 in Baltimore, MD and the company will offer three delicious flavors – Himalayan Salt, Pico de Gallo and Mediterranean Herbs.

With the release of these first three flavors of Kibo Chickpea Chips, the company is delivering on its mission to create nutritious food that tastes incredible, while still contributing to a better food future and taking care of  the planet. Because the Kibo Chickpea Chips are made from plant-based sources, they use less water to produce than animal-based foods. Kibo Foods also has self-imposed nutritional guidelines including a commitment  to only launching products that are a good or excellent source of nutrients. Each serving of the Chickpea Chips has a nutritious 7g of protein and 3g of fiber, both a “Good Source” as outlined by the Food and Drug Administration.

“It’s not easy or quick to create products that meet the nutritional standards we lay out for ourselves, but we know it’s worth it,” said Rafael Henao, CEO of Kibo Foods. “We want to make simple, delicious and nutritious food accessible to everyone. People love these flavors and we can’t wait to get more feedback at Expo East to keep improving and working towards future products.”

Expo East attendees are invited to stop by booth #2214 to try the new Kibo Chickpea Chips. Although the Chickpea Chips will officially launch at the show, they will be available nationwide for purchase on Amazon in late September. Kibo Foods will initially focus its brick-and-mortar distribution efforts in the Austin, Texas market with the ambition to grow into additional cities in 2020.

About Kibo Foods Kibo Foods is an Austin-based company committed to finding innovative and delicious ways to utilize nutrition-packed ingredients. Their products are made from plant-based ingredients that use less water to produce than animal-based foods, contributing to a better food future for us all. Kibo Foods holds itself accountable to self-imposed nutritional guidelines and has a mission to educate people on the value of balance in their diet and the meaning of sustainable nutrition. For more information on Kibo Foods visit www.kibofoods.com.

Baltimore, MD.  (September 4, 2019) – Next week at Natural Products Expo East, LifePatent, Inc. will unveil its unique patent-pending LPX technology, delivering unrivaled bioavailability within the emerging hemp-CBD marketplace. Also known as Nature’s Delivery SystemTM, this elevated technology complements LifePatent’s full spectrum whole hemp product lines while enhancing their efficacy.  

Founded in 2017, LifePatent is an innovator in developing whole-hemp health and wellness products. Guided by the principles of integrity, sustainability, and purity, LifePatent has developed a diverse line of full-spectrum whole-hemp and broad-spectrum THC-free CBD products, including formulations for daily health and wellness; CBD/A blends for maximum potency and relief; calming and restorative tinctures to promote sleep; and topicals for joints, muscles and irritated skin.

“After years of painstaking research and testing, we are excited to announce this new technology that has no current equivalent in the hemp-CBD marketplace,” stated Keith Butler, LifePatent’s co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer. “Other companies claim high levels of bioavailability for their products, but we actually deliver. Our LPX technology goes beyond the boundaries of nano-emulsion to provide the most effective administration of balancing cannabinoids to consumers.”

Any LifePatent products that bear the LPX label utilize LifePatent’s unique absorption technology that harnesses the power of Mother Nature and a 100% all-natural process that increases the bioavailability of full-spectrum cannabinoids, including CBD, plus any fat-loving compounds, like Omegas. This novel scientific technology raises the bar for products claiming to deliver high-absorption rates.

 “LifePatent is dedicated to research and science to underpin the quality of its products,” stated Dr. Jim Kane, LifePatent’s Chief Scientist responsible for developing LPX technology.  “As a chemist and microbiologist, I have developed an all-natural delivery mechanism, informed by nature’s own delivery systems, that dramatically increases the absorption potential for the cannabinoids in our products.”

“LifePatent products are the most innovative products on the market,” stated Annie Rouse, LifePatent’s Chief Knowledge Officer. “I have been around the hemp marketplace for over ten years, and I have not seen anything that competes with this.”

LifePatent’s new technology can be sampled in booth number 4904 in the Hemp and CBD Village.

LifePatent is an innovative research company focused on unlocking the natural medicinal properties of hemp. We are dedicated to advancing the science behind the growth, extraction and application of hemp cannabinoids for healthier living. Our focus on quality control, 3rd party analysis, and cGMP-compliant manufacturing standards ensures our hemp products are the most pure, effective, safe and consistent in the marketplace. For more information, visit us at LifePatent.com.

Media Contact: Heather Collins

Mobile: 303.250.4797

heather@hcollinsmarketing.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEXTY Award Finalist lil’gourmets Aspires to Cultivate Curiosity and Help Accelerate Growth of Baby Food Category with its Innovative Veggie Meals

Taste their Unique, Chef-Inspired Veggie Meals at

Natural Products Expo East, Booth #9110 in Baltimore, September 12 - 14  

Chicago, IL – September 3, 2019 Recently selected by New Hope Network as an up and coming organic brand and NEXTY Award finalist, lil’gourmets will introduce its globally-inspired, refrigerated veggie meals for babies & toddlers at Natural Products Expo East on Sept. 12 - 14, Booth #9110. lil’gourmets strives to cultivate lil’ones curiosity by exposing them to unique tastes, textures, and cuisines from an early age to help develop them into lovers of flavorful vegetables and diverse foods for life. Unlike most baby foods that contain fruit as the first ingredient, lil’gourmets’ makes vegetables the star. The first and only brand with a veggie-first promise means that all of its recipes are comprised of 70-95% veggies and beans, only 3-5g of sugar, and thoughtful spice blends to create a unique chef-crafted flavor complexity.

Founded by two former Kraft Food executives and first-time moms who were frustrated by the lack of fresh, vegetable-focused, great tasting food to feed their young children, lil’gourmets’ provides unique, nutrient-dense, flavor-packed veggie meals that prove you don’t have to sacrifice taste and nutrition for convenience.

"Babies and toddlers should eat what we eat…food that is full of flavor and made with real, wholesome ingredients, but without salt and added sugar. We launched lil’gourmets because we want to provide parents and kids with culturally-rich, ‘homemade’ meals that are great both at home or on the go,” explains Shibani Baluja, Founder and CEO of lil’gourmets. “We know there are so many benefits of early introduction of meals like ours for children. And babies love flavorful food! We see such joy in a baby’s eyes when they discover new, bold flavors.”

Opening up a world of flavors from the start

According to researchers at the Monell Chemical Senses Center, taste preferences that children form during the first stages of life actually predict what they will eat later. Based on this insight, “lil’gourmets mission is to cultivate a child’s curiosity with our globally-inspired, uniquely delicious and nutritious, veggie-first meals. We offer not only what is best for babies in terms of nutrition today but also seek to help them fall in love with vegetables and flavorful, diverse foods for life,” said Becky Graham, Chief Marketing Officer at lil’gourmets. “We want to support parents who want to feed their children fresh, healthy options but often don’t have the time to create meals like ours,” adds Graham.

lil’gourmets meal varieties

  • New! Organic Coconut Mash: cauliflower, carrots, coconut milk, peas, a squeeze of lime & tamarind, and a hint of coriander, ginger, and onion powder
  • Organic Cinnamon Beets & Apples: beets mixed with a bit of apple, a squeeze of lemon, and hints of cinnamon and ginger
  • Organic Sweet Potato Curry: sweet potatoes, coconut milk, spinach, a squeeze of lemon and lime, with a delicious blend of cinnamon, coriander, cumin and turmeric
  • Organic Moroccan Butternut Squash: butternut squash, carrots, chickpeas, extra virgin olive oil, a squeeze of lemon & tamarind, and a complex blend of 5 spices: cinnamon, onion powder, cumin, coriander and turmeric.

Expo East NEXTY Award Nomination

The NEXTY Awards recognize the most progressive, innovative, inspiring and trustworthy products in the natural products industry during one of the world’s largest natural products trade shows, Expo East 2019, September 12 14.

"We’re honored to be nominated for the 2019 NEXTY Award at Expo East by the editors and trend researchers at New Hope Network,” added Baluja. “Their support and the recognition we receive as a NEXTY finalist is so helpful to raise awareness of both our unique products and the mission we share with others to improve the options available for all our children.”

Expert advisors recommend lil’gourmets

Guiding the company’s product formulations is a team of expert advisors including an Integrative Pediatrician, a Certified Clinical Nutritionist and renowned international Food/Flavor/Taste Science Consultant. The company’s pediatric advisor, Dr. Rupa Mahadevan, recommends the brand because “lil’gourmets products are rich with nutrients and burst with flavor at every bite. As a pediatrician, I always promote homemade food and lil’gourmets taste like they were made in your kitchen. It is the perfect introductory food for babies, given the low sugar and vegetable-dense ingredients.”

Earning accolades from food industry veterans

lil’gourmets has garnered early attention from high-profile investors and supporters. Alan Murray, a 30-year veteran in the food industry, CEO of NextFoods, creator of GoodBelly, and lil’gourmets Advisory Board Member said, “lil’gourmets has realized that best way to have a healthy life is to start eating healthy food right from the get-go. With the diverse flavor profiles, they are teaching young kids that food is not only about fruit, salt and sugar. Getting this right with the innovative HPP processing technology is difficult, but they figured it out. When you combine these insightful benefits with the tenacity and raw smarts of the team, you have a winning combination.”

Sample lil’gourmets at Booth #9110 or Expo East Press Room

lil'gourmets products are refrigerated, certified organic, non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free and cold-pressure processed. Enjoy samples of lil'gourmets fresh from the fridge in the Expo East Press Room and at Booth #9110. For more information, visit lilgourmets.com or follow us on Instagram.

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Crank Up the Crunch with These 100% Cheese Sensations, Now Available in Crave-Worthy New Varieties

BALTIMORE, MD, September 13, 2019 – Moon Cheese, fueling the rapidly growing healthy snack market, has announced new world-class packaging design, new names for existing varieties and the debut of two new varieties to its expanding portfolio. Re-launching at Expo East at booth #435, Moon Cheese will be providing attendees with an exclusive first-look at Garlickin’ Parmesan and Cheddar Bacon Me Crazy as well as renamed fan-favorites including Cheddar Believe It, Oh My Gouda and Get Pepper Jacked.

A savory and convenient option for health-conscious consumers and busy families alike, Moon Cheese brings together over 10 grams of protein, no sugar and less than 2 grams of carbs per 1 oz. serving. The result is a 100% cheese snack that is satisfyingly crunchy with no refrigeration required. And because making healthy choices while eating on-the-go can be tough, Moon Cheese makes it easy by being protein-packed and available in resealable bags. Enjoy these crunchy bites of 100% cheese on their own or add to salad, soup or any favorite dish in need of a flavor or texture burst.

 “We’re pleased to share an exclusive look at our new varieties, new packaging and overall brand refresh with Expo East attendees,” says Mike Pytlinski, CEO of NutraDried Food Company. “As we continue to further accelerate our tremendous growth trajectory, we have energized our brand to reflect that growth and connect more thoughtfully with our audiences. Transparency is a core value at Moon Cheese, and it starts with a product made of nothing but pure and great-tasting 100% cheese for all. We are excited to provide consumers with a healthy dairy snack that is available at any time and does not compromise great taste or nutritional benefits.”

Moon Cheese is ketogenic-friendly and gluten-free, but you don’t have to be on any specific diet to add a low-carb crunch to your lunch. Moon Cheese has all the flavor and nutrition of real cheese because it really is just cheese!

Moon Cheese’s new packaging and varieties hit shelves in January 2020. 2 oz. bags currently sell for $3.99 at major retailers across the country including at select Whole Foods, Publix, Starbucks, Target, Wegmans, King Soopers, Shop Rite and REI stores. It is also often available at select Costco Stores and online via Amazon and www.mooncheese.com.

About NutraDried Food Company NutraDried Food Company, LLC, based in Ferndale, Washington State, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of EnWave Corporation. NutraDried leverages EnWave’s proprietary Radiant Energy Vacuum (“REV™”) technology to produce innovative snack products that meet the evolving dietary preferences of consumers. NutraDried was the first company to produce all-natural crunchy cheese snacks using REVTM at commercial scale.

NutraDried manufactures the clean label snack, Moon Cheese®. This 100% crunchy-cheese snack product is sold across the United States through over 25,000 retail stores. For more information on Moon Cheese®, please visit www.mooncheese.com.

Join the Conversation:

Share your love for Moon Cheese on Instagram and Facebook at @MoonCheeseSnacks and on Twitter at @MoonCheeseSnack.

Contact:

Maggie Lowman

Maggie.Lowman@hkstrategies.com

(440) 591-1129

 NONNI’S FOODS DEBUTS FIRST LINE OF NON-GMO PROJECT VERIFIED BISCOTTI AND BISCOTTI BITES FROM LA DOLCE VITA

New line of premium artisan snacks to be unveiled at Expo East 2019

WEXFORD, PA. (Sept. 11, 2019) – Nonni’s Foods, North America’s leading artisan baker, is debuting a new line of La Dolce Vita biscotti and biscotti bites at this year’s Expo East taking place Sept. 12 – 14. Baked with premium, Non-GMO Project Verified ingredients, Fairtrade certified cocoa and cage-free eggs, these new products reflect the La Dolce Vita brand’s focus on contemporizing classic Italian-style treats, using the finest ingredients, to deliver on the needs of today’s health- and socially conscious consumers.

This year’s NEW La Dolce Vita product lineup includes:

Biscotti

  • Almond: La Dolce Vita’s Almond Biscotti is a modern take on a classic Italian treat. It delivers a flavor that is light, nutty and sweet.
  • Almond Dark Chocolate: La Dolce Vita’s Almond Dark Chocolate Biscotti is a classic Italian cookie that combines an Almond Biscotti with the rich taste of dark chocolate.

Biscotti Bites

  • Almond: La Dolce Vita’s Almond Biscotti Bites are a snackable, bite-sized version of the classic, best-selling Almond Biscotti.
  • Chocolate Hazelnut: La Dolce Vita’s Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti Bites blend rich chocolate with hazelnut to create a sweet, bite-sized indulgence.
  • Limoncello: La Dolce Vita’s Limoncello Biscotti Bites are a crisp, tangy, bite-sized twist on a classic Italian treat.

“At La Dolce Vita, we believe the best experiences come from what is simple, genuine and real – in food and in life – and we want to ensure those values are reflected in the biscotti we bake,” said Kimberly Lang, director of marketing and innovation for Nonni’s Foods. “That’s why we’ve worked tirelessly to master the balance between indulgence and goodness to launch a new line that is made with premium, recognizable, non-GMO ingredients that cater to the emerging consumer desire for wholesome snack products.”

Each recyclable box of La Dolce Vita biscotti and biscotti bites includes six individually wrapped Italian biscotti and 20 delicious, bite-sized biscotti, respectively, ranging from 130 to 160 calories per serving. The products retail for $4.99 - $5.49 per box and are all baked with care at La Dolce Vita’s bakeries in the United States.

To sample and learn more about La Dolce Vita’s new biscotti and biscotti bites, stop by booth #1747 during show floor hours. To locate your nearest retailer, visit ladolce.com/locator.

About Nonni’s Foods LLC

Nonni’s Foods LLC is an artisan, Italian-inspired baked goods company with a devotion to using real, premium quality ingredients. Founded in 1988, the artisan bakery was opened with the inspiration and family recipes traced back to Lucca, Italy, and continues to provide delicious delights made with no artificial flavors or preservatives. “Nobody treats you like Nonni’s” is the company’s promise offering consumers delicious baked goods they can feel good about eating. Nonni’s products include Nonni’s Biscotti and THINaddictives. For more information and a store locator, visit www.nonnis.com, Twitter.com/NonnisFoods or facebook.com/NonnisBiscotti and facebook.com/THINaddictives.

About La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita was founded by Paola Tulliani and her daughter Renee in 1993. Starting with a 60,000 square foot facility in Scottsdale, Arizona, Paola and Renee quickly expanded from local specialty stores to selling their delicious biscotti and baked goods across the United States. Today, La Dolce Vita is a member of the Nonni’s family of classic Italian-inspired baked goods that focuses on providing simple and delicious biscotti and biscotti bites. For more information and a store locator, visit https://ladolce.com.

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If you own a takeaway food outlet, a restaurant or a food truck; Dtocs has something for you! With the mounting pressure of disposing the single-use plastic tableware, a product was required that is disposable and eco-friendly yet being economical and thus Dtocs came into the picture.

Dtocs is now amongst fastest-growing brand names in the field of eco-friendly compostable disposable tableware. With a product line ranging from bowls, serving trays, dessert & dinner plates, specially crafted food sampling dishes, etc., they have something for everyone. The entire product range is handcrafted from naturally fallen palm leaves hence compostable and eco-friendly. Since no chemicals, colors/adhesives are used, these are 100% safe. Natural aroma and woody texture assure that each plate carries its own character. Since no tree is ever harmed for the raw material, Dtocs offers a sustainable solution for a plastic-free world!

The products are sturdy and can withstand high temperatures hence they’re microwave safe and good for the freezer too. So if you are still using those chemically treated single-use disposables, do visit Dtocs!

States in the U.S. have passed laws banning single-use plastic. The global war on plastic production and waste continues to escalate. The health impact of using non-compostable vessels is well known. We talk about healthy lifestyle and eating. But what about the container in which we are serving? If you put hot food in a hot bowl, your customers will ingest toxins that will leach out into the food.

In the right conditions, Dtocs tableware composts in just 90 days. But even if a plate ends up in a landfill instead of a composting bin, it will still decompose, leaving no waste trail behind. This innovation is also aiming to give farmers a financial incentive to sell their crop waste. Perhaps it would encourage them not to burn stubble anymore.  

About Dtocs

Dtocs is one of the brands from the healthy living division of Northern Planet LLC, a BBB accredited INC 5000 company. With aim of saving the Mother Earth from the harmful effects of single-use plastic disposables and financially supporting the associated farmers in bringing about a positive change in their life,  Dtocs brings the age-old way of using nature’s gifts, in dining cutlery. Areca palm leaf dining plates, mud baked mugs and such products are favorable to the environment. For more information, please visit us at https://dtocs.com/

Baltimore MD, September 12, 2019 - Noses. They have a hard life sometimes. Noses large and small can feel stuffy or get rubbed raw by tissues. And when noses are miserable, it’s no fun for anyone!

Happily, Olbas remedies are always on hand to help noses big and small find relief, wherever and whenever they need it.

Olbas has been a Natural Products favorite for generations, and we are pleased to announce the addition of another popular European favorite to the U S Market: Presenting New! Olbas Oil for Children.

The gentle Aromatherapy formula provides penetrating vapors that stimulate & enhance breathing passages. Its pleasant aroma soothes sensitive noses day or night.

Oil for Children makes breathing easier, aiding in more restful sleep. Simply sprinkle on a tissue and hold close to the nose, allowing child to breathe in vapors.

This mild blend is perfect in a vaporizer compatible with essential oils.  Or, throw 8-12 drops down into the shower and bring child into the room to inhale the vapors.

Some tips when your child is feeling poorly:

  • Keep bedroom warm, but well ventilated
  • Make sure they drink plenty of fluids
  • Warm drinks can be particularly soothing; try Olbas Wellness Tea- kids love it!
  • Make sure they’re getting healthy food and snacks
  • Encourage as much rest as possible

Comfort your Little One with these tips, your loving care, and Olbas Oil for Children.

Olbas Oil Originated in Basel Switzerland, and is a special mixture of pure plant oils, with ingredients including peppermint oil, eucalyptus, juniper berry and cajuput. It’s the combination of these natural ingredients which releases those famously comforting and relieving natural vapors.  It’s the power of nature - for The Power to Breathe!

Please remember, always read the label, and keep this and all medicines out of the reach of children.

Press and Attendees may stop by Olbas Booth #3050 for Complimentary Chair Massage, Free Gift and to sample Olbas Oil for Children, and other fine Olbas Herbal Remedies.

Imported, Packed & Distributed by: Penn Herb Company, LTD - Olbas Herbal Remedies, Philadelphia PA 19154

Contact: Karen Page, National Sales Manager – 800-523-9971 ext 317 – Karen@olbas.com

Press contact:  Shaina Ostroff Reach Public Relations 424-835-4229  shaina@reach-pr.com

Once Again Launches New Nut & Seed Butters at Expo East

Maple Almond Butter, Blanched Almond Butter and Sunflower Hemp Butter Join Lineup

Nunda, NY – Once Again Nut Butter, spreading integrity for over 40 years, is introducing three nut and seed butter products at Expo East, booth #217. These include: organic blanched almond butter, natural maple almond butter, organic sunflower hemp butter. Made with minimal ingredients and maximum taste appeal, each of the new products is free of preservatives, cholesterol, trans fat, and added oils, plus gluten-free certified, vegan, kosher, and part of the brand’s Honest in Trade program.  

Ready for your smoothie, baked into your favorite recipes, or eaten straight out of the jar, here’s how the new offerings break down: 

  • Blanched almond butter: Available in extra creamy and crunchy varieties, these keto and paleo friendly, certified organic almond butters pack 7g of plant-based protein with just 1g of net carbs. The only blanched almond butters on the market, this low-carb protein option is also free of sodium, certified organic and Non-GMO Project Verified. 
  • Maple almond butter: Made with unblanched almonds, dry-roasted to reach peak flavor and then delicately sweetened with a touch of pure maple sugar and vanilla, this natural and Non-GMO almond butter is a treat for the taste buds. Each perfectly creamy serving packs in 6g of plant-based protein. 
  • Sunflower hemp butter: This lightly sweetened, certified organic and Non-GMO Project Verified sunflower hemp butter features organically grown, dry roasted sunflower seeds milled creamy with just a bit of sugar and salt, plus organic hemp oil for added health benefits. Each oh-so-delicious serving delivers 5g of plant-based protein. 

Shared Gael J. B. Orr, Marketing-Communications and PR Manager, “We couldn’t be more pleased with how our new product introductions for Expo East turned out. Each launch features clean ingredients and wholesome nutrition that a range of consumers appreciate, while the blanched almond butter also appeals to those following special diets like keto or paleo, and the sunflower hemp butter resonates with consumers who appreciate natural and functional ingredients, such as hemp oil. When it comes to our new maple almond butter, you can’t beat the taste. That touch of vanilla will keep you coming back for more, time and again.”

Once Again Nut Butter’s new nut and seed butters will be available this fall for retailers to carry and are planned to roll into stores this coming January. The blanched almond butter comes in 12oz recycled glass jars and the maple almond butter and sunflower hemp butter come in 16oz recycled glass jars. At Expo East, Once Again is also introducing the first white chocolate nut butters to market, available in single-serve squeeze packs. 

About Once Again Nut Butter             Once Again Nut Butter Collective, Inc. is an 100% employee-owned company with a passion for doing things the right way for its people, products and the planet. Founded in 1976 by a husband-and-wife team with an entrepreneurial flair, Once Again has grown from a company run out of an 800-square-foot basement into a thriving business that produces millions of pounds of organic and natural nut and seed butters. In 2016, Once Again expanded into a new SQF Certified, 37,000 square-foot facility in rural upstate New York where it now produces its peanut butters. The company’s tree nut and seed butters are produced in a separate facility nearby. Recognized as a leader in ethical and sustainable business practices, the company founded its Honest In Trade program to define the team’s efforts and take them to the next level. In addition to their support of farmers in underdeveloped countries, initiatives to protect the environment, and unsurpassed safety and quality standards, this fun-loving family of 86 employees also actively supports its community and non-profit organizations. The brand’s mascot, Rocky-Roo the raccoon, symbolizes their wholesome nature and responsibility to the earth and their products. Once Again Nut Butter’s product offerings include new Amoré spreads, along with organic and natural peanut, almond, cashew and seed butters, and honey for retail and foodservice customers. Visit OnceAgainNutButter.com to learn more and follow @OnceAgainNutButter on social media. 

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Press contact:  Shaina Ostroff Reach Public Relations 424-835-4229  shaina@reach-pr.com

Once Again Launches First White Chocolate Nut Butter

New Amoré Hazelnut and Almond White Cocoa Butter Squeeze Packs Join the Brand’s Specialty Lineup

Nunda, NY – White chocolate lovers rejoice! Once Again Nut Butter is expanding its Amoré lineup of specialty nut butters to include new Amoré Spread Hazelnut with White Cocoa Butter and Amoré Spread Almond with White Cocoa Butter. Available in squeeze packs and launching this September at Expo East, booth #217, the products pair high-quality nuts with organic cocoa and are the first white chocolate nut butters on the market. 

With a velvety texture and balanced sweetness, Once Again’s new Amoré spreads transform everyday foods into healthy indulgences. For example, try them with berries or fruit, close your eyes, and your taste buds will think you’ve bitten into a rich pie from the bakery! With just 100 calories per squeeze pack, there’s no need to hold back cravings, even while on the go. Here’s how the two flavors break down:

  • Amoré Hazelnut Spread: Buttery hazelnuts join white chocolate in this luscious spread that tastes like shortbread. Stir it into coffee or top your biscotti with it for a mid-morning treat!
  • Amoré Almond Spread: Smooth white chocolate pairs perfectly with mellow almonds for a decadent yet delicate dessert that’s delicious drizzled over frozen yogurt.

Shared Gael Orr, Once Again Nut Butter’s Marketing Communication and PR manager, “The response from those who taste our original Amoré products made with cocoa and milk has been amazing, and we’re super excited to introduce these white chocolate flavors. Made with just the right amount of sweetness, these perfectly portioned spreads are perfect for satisfying sweet cravings anytime, anywhere.” 

Once Again Nut Butter’s Amoré White Cocoa Spreads are completely free of cholesterol and trans fat and are also Certified Organic, part of the brand’s Honest In Trade program, Non-GMO Project Verified, and Gluten-Free Certified. The products will start rolling into local co-ops and natural food stores this fall for an SRP of $1.69 per squeeze pack. A 10-pack is also available.

About Once Again Nut Butter             Once Again Nut Butter Collective, Inc. is an employee-owned company with a passion for doing things the right way for its people, products and the planet. Founded in 1976 by a husband-and-wife team with an entrepreneurial flair, Once Again has grown from a company run out of an 800-square-foot basement into a thriving business that produces millions of pounds of organic and natural nut and seed butters. In 2016, Once Again expanded into a new SQF Level 3 Certified, 37,000 square-foot facility in rural upstate New York where it now produces its peanut butters. The company’s tree nut and seed butters are produced in a separate facility nearby. Recognized as a leader in ethical and sustainable business practices, the company founded its Honest In Trade program to define the team’s efforts and take them to the next level. In addition to their support of farmers in underdeveloped countries, initiatives to protect the environment, and unsurpassed safety and quality standards, this fun-loving family of 86 employees also actively supports its community and non-profit organizations. The brand’s mascot, Rocky-Roo the raccoon, symbolizes their wholesome nature and responsibility to the earth and their products. Once Again Nut Butter’s product offerings include new Amoré spreads, along with organic and natural peanut, almond, cashew and seed butters, and honey for retail and foodservice customers. Visit OnceAgainNutButter.com to learn more and follow @OnceAgainNutButter on social media. 

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Once Again Nut Butter Rebrands for 2019
by: Once Again Nut Butter (#217)

Press contact:  Shaina Ostroff Reach Public Relations 424-835-4229  shaina@reach-pr.com

Once Again Nut Butter Rebrands for 2019

New Stand-Out Logo and Packaging Designs Give Authentic and Sustainable Brand a Modern Refresh

Nunda, NY – Once Again Nut Butter, the #1 selling organic nut butter brand, according to SPINS, has introduced new designs for its logo and packaging. While staying true to the brand’s authenticity and passion for sustainability, the new eye-catching, contemporary look and feel is set to boost awareness for Once Again Nut Butter and increase the product’s “shopability.” 

The updated logo, which still showcases the brand’s mascot, Rocky-Roo the Racoon, as a symbol of the company’s wholesome nature and responsibility to the earth, now features a bold black background with white text that pops and a new, clean border. A bright but earthy color palate is designed to grab consumer’s attention, while easy-to-absorb attributes and certifications drive home that Once Again Nut Butter offers healthy, nutritious and sustainably sourced options crafted by employee owners who care. Other small updates that make a big impact include featuring “Non-GMO” and sharing the story of where the racoon came from in black text on a white lid. The jar label also includes information about how the 100% employee-owned company got its start.     Shared Gael J. B. Orr, Marketing-Communications and PR Manager for Once Again Nut Butter, “For over 40 years, we’ve been creating high-quality, simple and delicious nut butters, while paving the way in ethical and sustainable business practices. Our fun-loving family of 86 employees couldn’t be prouder of the nut butters we create and the work we do to ensure food safety and support farmers through our Honest in Trade program. With this rebranding effort, we’re excited to share with more people how our jars are making a difference and help them know that they can be a part of that.” 

Founded in 1976 by a husband-and-wife team with an entrepreneurial flair, Once Again has grown from a company run out of an 800-square-foot basement into a thriving business that produces millions of pounds of organic and natural nut and seed butters. In 2016, Once Again expanded into a new SQF Level 3 Certified, 37,000 square-foot facility in rural upstate New York where it now produces its peanuts. The company’s tree nuts and seed butters are produced in a separate facility nearby. Once Again Nut Butter’s product offerings include new Amoré spreads, along with organic and natural peanut, almond, cashew and seed butters, and honey for retail and foodservice customers. Visit OnceAgainNutButter.com to learn more and follow @OnceAgainNutButter on social media.

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OTAMOT DEBUTS NEW ESSENTIAL SAUCE, A TASTY SOLUTION

FOR PICKY EATERS AND FRUSTRATED PARENTS

Super-Charged Organic Sauce Features a Bounty of Veggies, Picked and Prepared

To Deliver Delicious Flavor and Peak Nutrition

(NEW YORK, NY- March 2019)- Exhausted by frequent mealtime battles with his picky young daughter, lifelong foodie and entrepreneur Andrew Suzuka set out to create a better sauce – one of a handful of go-to ingredients they could both agree on at dinnertime. He quickly realized there was a lot of room to improve upon the market. The quest led Suzuka to culinary expert and James Beard Award-winning author Maxime Bilet, who signed on to help transform the way favorite foods like tomato sauce are produced, and the way families eat. The result, the first product in the pair’s new Otamot line, is Essential Sauce. The certified organic, vegetable-filled tomato sauce packs impressive nutrition into every 16oz jar, thanks to a proprietary precise cooking method designed to preserve each ingredient’s precious vitamins.

  “As the parent of a kid with an extreme vegetable aversion, I was exhausted by serving up meals that I knew were lacking nutritionally,” Suzuka said. “The ingredients in our pantry satisfied only the most basic needs, and Maxime and I believed from the start that we could find new ways to bring both flavor and essential vitamins and nutrients back to pantry staples, reimagining the recipes but also the entire production process.”

To that end, Bilet, who co-authored the iconic Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking, used his considerable gastronomic expertise to develop cooking processes that harness each carefully selected ingredient’s essential nutrients. “Traditionally, commercially processed foods are cooked at the highest possible temperature, stripping ingredients of most – if not all – of their nutrient content,” Bilet said. “By cooking each of the Essential Sauce’s ten vegetables to its perfect temperature, we preserve their nutritional integrity and rich flavor. The result is an ideal balance of flavor and nutrition that equally satisfies the body and the senses”.

 The certified organic, gluten free, non-GMO, no-sugar-added super sauce was also designed to be especially rich in all the B Vitamins, as well as Vitamins D, E and K, which are more commonly absent in everyday convenience foods. Essential sauce takes nourishment a step further with a nutritional profile that also complements the carbohydrate-rich foods typically associated with tomato sauce. Its carefully composed nutritional framework makes carbohydrates, fats and protein more digestible, helping the body to convert the starch and sugar of pastas and pizzas into usable energy, instead of the typical post-carb-consumption slump. It’s tested to a higher standard, too, with its impressive nutritional content calculated after cooking.

“The Essential Sauce is made to exacting standards, and any parent would be proud to feed it to their family,” said Suzuka. “But it doesn’t matter if you’ve created the ultimate superfood if they refuse to eat it. This one received top marks from my daughter – our chief taste taster – and has drawn raves from kids and adults who use it not only as a sauce but also as a soup, a dip, a condiment, and more thanks to its thick, versatile texture and flavor. We’re proud to have created an everyday essential that will feature prominently in families’ favorite meals while providing essential nutrition, to keep them happy, strong and healthy.”

Essential Sauce is available at select retailers, and through the company’s website, where customers can choose from 2- and 4-packs as well as a monthly subscription option. For more information about Otamot and its Essential Sauce, recipes, stockists and more visit www.otamotfoods.com.

About Otamot Foods

Founded in 2018 by entrepreneur Andrew Suzuka and supported by the culinary insights of partner Maxime Bilet, Otamot by Super Sauce, Inc. takes family friendly pantry staples and turbocharges them with vegetable-packed recipes and progressive cooking techniques designed to preserve each ingredient’s nutritional value. In 2019, the Brooklyn, NY based company debuted its Essential Sauce, a rich, delicious, nutrient-dense tomato sauce that’s powered by ten vegetables and designed to complement dishes of all kinds, from pizzas and pastas to soups, dips, and stews. Otamot Foods are crafted with a singular vision: to help families live healthier, happier lives by providing more nutritious alternatives to everyday foods. To learn more, visit www.otamotfoods.com.

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Makers of Premium Snackable Marshmallows to Provide Preview of New SMASHGUMMY Product Extension at Premier Trade Show BALTIMORE, MD (September 11-14, 2019) - SMASHMALLOW®, the creators of premium snackable marshmallows and crispy rice treats will be providing a sneak peek of their latest brand extension at this year’s Natural Products Expo East with the preview of SMASHGUMMY; a low-sugar snackable gummy treat made with organic and natural ingredients. The launch of SMASHGUMMY will expand the brand’s product portfolio within the non-chocolate space and will be available in fruity and sour flavor profiles to start. The brand will also be featuring SMASHMALLOW DIPPED™, a sustainably sourced dark chocolate dipped addition in it’s signature snackable marshmallow line that will be launching at Target stores nationwide later this month. SMASHMALLOW can be found at Booth #428 during the show. SMASHGUMMY marks the third brand extension for SMASHMALLOW in three years and the brand’s next foray in the non-chocolate confection space. SMASHGUMMY, previewing at the show, will be available in a fruity and a sour flavor, be available in 2 oz. pouches, will contain only 3 grams of sugar per serving and feature the shape of SMASHMALLOW’s signature hot air balloon. The SMASHGUMMY extension will be made with real, organic and gluten free ingredients and sweetened with natural sugars and will not contain carrageenan or sugar alcohols. SMASHMALLOW DIPPED™ also officially joins the SMASHMALLOW line-up this month and delivers an irresistibly smooth, guilt-free, chocolatey treat dipped in Rainforest Alliance Certified™ chocolate and is available for sampling at the show in Dark Chocolate Cold Brew and Dark Chocolate Raspberry varieties. “It’s an extremely exciting time for the SMASHMALLOW brand. As we continue to disrupt the non-chocolate confectionery space through these exciting brand and line extensions of SMASHMALLOW DIPPED™ and SMASHGUMMY; we are validating the ability to create a truly permissible indulgent platform with multiple verticals and occasions,” said David Lacy, CEO of SMASHMALLOW. “Since launching only 3 years ago, we’ve seen the consumer demand and desire for real ingredients that deliver on taste and satiety in the confection category, and we look forward to sharing these new product extensions with attendees at the show and continuing to evolve the SMASHMALLOW brand and disrupt other verticals within the confection category.” Natural Products Expo East will take place September 11-14, 2019 at the Baltimore Convention Center located at 1 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21201. For more information on the trade show, please visit www.expoeast.com, and for more information about SMASHMALLOW, SMASHGUMMY, SMASHMALLOW DIPPED™ and SMASHCRISPY, please visit www.smashmallow.com. About SMASHMALLOW SMASHMALLOW premium 'snackable' marshmallows are made with organic cane sugar and simple ingredients that deliver a clean-label indulgence perfect for satisfying any sweet tooth and are the perfect guilt-free, every-day, any time of day treat for your taste buds. Offering a blast of wow, a sprinkling of fun and a carnival of yum in every permissibly indulgent treat, the brand is on a mission to change consumer perception around snackable confections with their line of snacks including SMASHMALLOW premium snackable marshmallows, SMASHCRISPY marshmallow rice treats and new irresistibly smooth SMASHMALLOW DIPPED dark chocolate line. For more information, please visit www.smashmallow.com. 

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Hemp CBD Pioneer Ramps Up Domestic Supply to Meet Growing Retailer and Consumer Demand

SAN DIEGO, July 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  CV Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB:CVSI) (the “Company”, “CV Sciences”, “our”, “us” or “we”), a preeminent supplier and manufacturer of hemp cannabidiol (CBD) products through its industry-dominating brand, PlusCBD™ Oil, today announced the commencement of its domestic hemp sourcing initiative, including a commitment to more than 500 acres of U.S.-based hemp production for 2019. 

The Company has completed supply agreements with hemp farmers in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky to meet growing retailer and consumer demand for PlusCBD™ Oil products, as well as increased interest in U.S. grown hemp CBD following the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill.  This new supply of domestically produced hemp-based CBD will be extracted in the U.S. through CV Sciences’ supply chain partners and refined at the Company’s San Diego production facilities, broadening the Company’s global supply chain and raw material supply while reducing transportation and logistics costs.

Recently announced on June 12, 2019, CV Sciences expanded retail distribution of various PlusCBD™ Oil topical products in 945 Kroger stores across many of its retail banners, including Kroger, Dillons, Fry’s, Fred Meyer, King Sooper, Mariano’s, Pick ‘n Save, QFC and Smiths locations in 17 U.S. states.  CV Sciences also announced recent distribution gains that include availability of PlusCBD™ Oil Extra Strength Balm in an initial launch at CVS Pharmacy stores. 

With the addition of 945 Kroger locations and new distribution into other leading Food, Drug and Mass (FDM) retailers, as of June 12, 2019, PlusCBD™ Oil branded products are available in 4,591 retail stores, up from 3,308 retail stores as of March 31, 2019, an increase of 38.7% over the prior two months. 

“Our product innovation and distribution initiatives continue to increase rapidly through our expansion into the FDM channel. In order to meet this demand and support the growth of the newly legal and rapidly growing U.S. hemp industry, we are proud to partner with U.S. farmers to further support the hemp CBD industry we have pioneered,” said Joseph Dowling, Chief Executive Officer. “We believe establishing and building the U.S. hemp industry will ensure a global supply chain of the highest quality hemp, while also driving job creation and economic development for rural communities – a primary goal of the 2018 Farm Bill.”

About CV Sciences, Inc.

CV Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB:CVSI) operates two distinct business segments: a consumer product division focused on manufacturing, marketing and selling plant-based CBD products to a range of market sectors; and a drug development division focused on developing and commercializing novel therapeutics utilizing CBD. The Company’s PlusCBD™ Oil is the top-selling brand of hemp-based CBD on the market, according to SPINS, the leading provider of syndicated data and insights for the natural, organic and specialty products industry. CV Sciences, Inc. has primary offices and facilities in San Diego, California.  Additional information is available from OTCMarkets.com or by visiting www.cvsciences.com.

First-Ever Double-Blind, Randomized Study Titled, “Effects of a CBD-containing Supercritical Fluid Extract of Hemp on Markers of Optimal Wellness, Stress Resilience, and Recovery in Healthy Subjects,” Validates Benefits of Daily Supplementation with CV Sciences’ PlusCBD™ Oil products

LAS VEGAS, June 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CV Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB:CVSI) (the “Company”, “CV Sciences”, “our”, “us” or “we”), a preeminent supplier and manufacturer of hemp CBD products through its industry-dominating brand, PlusCBD™ Oil, today announced that a controlled clinical study has demonstrated its product can improve sleep, help reduce appetite, and enhance quality of life in humans. The groundbreaking study is the first-ever of its type, proving that high-quality, hemp CBD oil benefits human lives. 

Using a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind design, 65 overweight but otherwise healthy men and women ingested either one PlusCBD™ Oil Gold Formula softgel or a placebo containing olive oil every day for six weeks. Subjects followed their normal diet and a routine of low intensity physical activity. After six weeks of supplementation, the study found PlusCBD™ Oil supplementation can improve self-reported measures of sleep, quality of life and reduce appetite, while demonstrating no adverse effects on standard biomarkers of safety.

The study was conducted by The Center for Applied Health Sciences (CAHS).  CAHS is an industry-leading multidisciplinary Contract Research Organization capable of designing and executing phase I-IV clinical trials within the dietary supplement, pharmaceutical, functional food and medical food industries.

“Collectively, these seminal findings in healthy subjects demonstrate that PlusCBD™ Oil supplementation can improve measures of sleep, reduce appetite, and enhance quality of life,” said Hector Lopez, MD, CMO, and co-founder of CAHS. “This study is an important contribution for all stakeholders, as it represents the first randomized clinical trial that we are aware of regarding the safety and efficacy of multi-constituent hemp CBD extract in healthy human subjects, and we hope it will serve as a template for further research into the many potential benefits of this fascinating compound.”

The groundbreaking research was presented for the first time on June 15th at the International Society of Sports Nutrition’s 16th Annual Conference and Expo in Las Vegas.

“According to the National Institutes of Health, more than one-third of adults report daytime sleepiness so severe that it interferes with work, driving, and social functioning at least a few days each month,” said Joseph Dowling, Chief Executive Officer of CV Sciences. “As the industry leader, we are committed to advancing research and education to help more and more consumers realize the many benefits of hemp CBD supplementation.”

“The Center for Applied Health Sciences collected additional data during the clinical trial, and we are looking forward to future analyses that explores how hemp CBD can create positive changes in human stress resilience, nervous system function, body composition, inflammation, as well as targeted gene expression,” said Douglas MacKay, Senior Vice President of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs for CV Sciences.

A copy of the abstract, titled “Effects of a CBD-containing Supercritical Fluid Extract of Hemp on Markers of Optimal Wellness, Stress Resilience, and Recovery in Healthy Subjects,” is available here.

SALEM, MA. (July, 2019) – Powell & Mahoney Craft Cocktail Mixers, a leading craft cocktail mixer manufacturer in the U.S., received three tasting medals at the 2019 Spirits International Prestige (SIP) Awards Competition held in Newport Beach California. A total of 977 spirits and mixers entered the competition, making it their largest competition to date. SIP’s panel of consumer judges sampled all entrants blindly to guarantee unbiased reviews based solely on aroma and taste.

All products submitted were awarded within their respective categories. Powell & Mahoney’s Skinny Margarita is the only mixer in its category to be awarded a Platinum Medal. A Silver Medal winner in 2017, the Skinny Margarita was recently reformulated, reducing sugar, adding pure agave, and lowering calories to 50 per serving. Additionally, Powell & Mahoney’s entire line achieved Non-GMO certification. The Classic Margarita won the next highest award of Double Gold, followed by the brand’s Original Bloody Mary mix which took home a Silver Medal.

“We are ecstatic to receive these awards and expect nothing less from our products. We listen to our consumers’ needs and continuously make improvements to ensure our products surpass their expectations,” explains KC Commoss, VP Business Development.

Powell & Mahoney is no stranger to tasting competitions, holding over 20 tasting awards. SPINS, a division of Nielsen and leading provider of retail consumer insights for the Natural, Organic, and Specialty Products industry, identified Powell & Mahoney #1 in Natural, #1 in Specialty, and the fastest growing mixer in grocery.

“Our goal is to make the best products and to minimize our reliance on sugar. We recently improved the entire Margarita line, with extra focus placed on bringing Skinny’s calorie count way down without impacting our amazing flavor profile,” states Chris Crandall, Chief Operating Officer, adding, “We are committed to providing products we would be proud to serve to our family and friends. For Skinny Margarita to win a SIP Platinum Medal, reassures us our “quality first” mentality is what truly sets us apart from the pack.”

The award-winning mixers can be found in retail chains such as Whole Foods Market, Stop & Shop, Wegmans, The Fresh Market, and Total Wine & More and select flavors have gained national distribution through Target, Walmart, and Publix. Products could also be purchased at https://www.powellandmahoney.com/shop/ as well as Amazon – allowing Powell & Mahoney to meet the nationwide demand for quality cocktail mixers.

POWELL & MAHONEY CRAFT COCKTAIL MIXERS ANNOUNCE PACKAGING REVAMP
by: Powell & Mahoney Craft Cocktail Mixer (#8923)

SALEM, MA. (July, 2019) – Powell & Mahoney Craft Cocktail Mixers, an industry leading craft cocktail mixer manufacturer in the U.S., is proud to announce an extensive update to the design of their brand packaging across their complete line. The new packaging design aims to generate greater consumer attraction and showcase the high-quality standards of their products. Powell & Mahoney has undergone the process of reimagining their products’ visuals to communicate the exceptional attributes of these products and tout their newly certified Project Non-GMO Verified Icon.

“We made modifications inside and out! We improved several margarita mixers with the addition of agave and greatly lowered the calories in our Skinny Margarita. We’re thrilled to learn our newly reformulated Skinny and Classic Margaritas both received awards during the most recent SIP Awards tastings” explained KC Commoss, VP Business Development.

The redesign doesn’t stop there – Powell & Mahoney is renaming a few of their best-sellers! Fan-favorite Blood Orange will be renamed Blood Orange Mimosa and Mango Passion Fruit Margarita will become Mango Margarita. While the formulas for these two flavors remain the same, these new names look to simplify the discovery process for our consumers and are creative twists on classics.

“We are excited to introduce Powell & Mahoney’s new look nationwide. With our classic logo and new vivid fruit illustrations, the newly designed packaging epitomizes the fun yet timeless nature of our products. Our goal in this label refresh is to better utilize our packaging to create an inviting and exciting impression to encourage consumers to use our products at parties, special occasions, or even small gatherings with friends.,” said Meredith Orfanos, Director of Marketing, adding, “We can’t wait for the packaging to hit the shelves and know they will be greatly appreciated and well-received by our fans.”

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USDA Certified Organic CBD Herbal Nexty Award Finalist 2019

Rena’s Organic, one of the hottest new CBD brands to hit the market, announced that their premium and unique, USDA certified organic herbal elixir, CBD Super Cider, has been selected as a 2019 Nexty Award Finalist for Best New Hemp CBD Product. CBD Super Cider is an advanced herbal formula containing 400 mg full spectrum, USA grown CBD, blended with 40 grams of organic Cannabinoid Herbs, in a base of organic apple cider vinegar and cherry concentrate.

CBD Super Cider was selected as a coveted Nexty Award Finalist due to the exceptional integrity, innovation and inspiration behind the product. CBD Super Cider contains a proprietary Herbal Cannabinoid Blend that works synergistically with the highest quality, Colorado organically-grown CBD, to enhance the efficacy of the body’s endo-cannabinoid system.

In a base of alkalizing and cleansing, raw organic apple cider vinegar, CBD Super Cider is one of the few CBD products with USDA Organic Certification.   CBD Super Cider is certified gluten free and contains no sugar, no alcohol, no fillers, no chemicals and no artificial sweeteners or “natural” flavors.

The ingredients in CBD Super Cider are of the highest quality, organic and 3rd party tested.  The formula was painstakingly created, insuring a delicious taste from pure cherry concentrate, with a robust shelf life, unrefrigerated.  The herbs are fresh brewed in a 6:1 concentration, using a multi-phase, temperature controlled methodology to preserve the plant’s essential oils.

Hay House Author, Corporate Wellness Speaker and CEO of Rena’s Organic, Rena Greenberg, said, “With so many people struggling with pain, sleep issues, anxiety and weight challenges, CBD Super Cider is a unique blend in that it addresses all those issues because of its inflammation fighting and blood sugar balancing properties.”

       About Rena’s Organic:At the age of 26, Rena Greenberg, Creator, CBD Super Cider, was facing death. A permanent pacemaker was implanted into her heart. Her mission since has focused on educating thousands of people to end the vicious cycle of cravings, which ultimately lead to addictions and health challenges. Her wellness programs have been reviewed and sponsored in over 75 hospitals and 100+ corporations such as Disney and Home Depot.

CBD Super Cider uniquely addresses the widespread issue of addiction and disease by providing an herbal elixir designed to specifically balance, energize and nourish the body.  The organic apple cider vinegar alkalizes the body, thus helping to cut sugar cravings, while the herbal CBD elixir promotes homeostasis within the body, reducing blood sugar, hormonal and inflammatory imbalances.  A percentage from every sale is donated to A+ Charity, All Hands All Hearts, helping communities struck by natural disaster.

The Nexty Awards winners are selected byNew Hope Network and industry judges at the Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore, to celebrate the newest innovations coming from brands that are driving the natural products industry forward.

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Sapadilla

Holly Koczak | Associate Director Brand Marketing | hollykoczak@sapadilla.com

Sapadilla: Bursting with Fresh, Loaded with Clean.

Who knew cleaning could be so beautiful?

Cincinnati (2019) Meet Sapadilla. Nice little eco-cleaners that do great things for you, your home and your family. These smart formulations that use plant-based ingredients and 100% pure essential oil blends leave your home sparkly clean and smelling wonderfully fresh.

Delight your senses with every drop of these lovely liquids’ hand-crafted aroma profiles. Each is carefully crafted from non-traditional essential oil blends. Fresh favorites include: Rosemary & Peppermint, Grapefruit & Bergamot, and Sweet Lavender & Lime. Each oil blend is a journey through nature with absolutely no fake fragrance or color.

Indeed, Sapadilla’s beautiful essential oil aromas make cleaning delightful. Best of all, nature’s goodness doesn’t stop at the scent—all formulas are plant-based, biodegradable and earth friendly. All Sapadilla products can be purchased at Sapadilla.com.

Sapadilla Dish Soap: Go on, dish it out. This lovely, biodegradable and earth friendly liquid gets the dirty dishes done while being kind to your skin. To make sure of that, we added a healthy dollop of vegetable glycerin as an extra treat for your hands.

Sapadilla Hand Soap: Smells hands down amazing! This extra nice, biodegradable and earth-friendly liquid hand soap keeps things simple with plant-based ingredients, vegetable glycerin and uplifting blends of 100% pure essential oils. Delightfully cleansing and lightly moisturizing, it leaves your hands happy as can be.

Sapadilla Countertop Cleanser: Spray, wipe and breathe easy. This handy dandy, biodegradable and earth friendly formula works great for quick clean-ups all around your home but is a must-have in the kitchen. It’s perfect for cleaning sticky countertops, greasy grimy stovetops and other kitchen surfaces.

Sapadilla All-Purpose Cleaner: Make clean smell good. This highly concentrated, biodegradable and earth friendly liquid super cleaner can be used on almost every hard surface in your home. It works wonders on floors, walls, bathrooms, kitchens & more. With so many uses, it’s sure to help simplify your chores.

Sapadilla Laundry Detergent: Yay! It’s laundry day. This nice little, biodegradable and earth friendly liquid packs in all sorts of goodness and leaves out the harsh chemicals. You will find loads of plant-based ingredients that get clothes clean and fresh. Perhaps best of all, it’ll fill the laundry room with the beautiful aroma of essential oils.

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Born in Vancouver, BC; Sapadilla Soap Co. makes nice little eco-cleaners and soaps that do nice little things for you, your home and the earth. Our smart formulations, with plant-based ingredients and only 100% pure essential oils, leave your home sparkly clean and smelling wonderfully fresh. Who knew cleaning could be so beautiful?

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SimplyProtein™ Brand of Clean Snacks

Booth 1720 at Expo East, September 11 – September 14

Denver, Colorado (August 30, 2019) – The SimplyProtein™ brand of clean, nutritious snacks will be an exhibitor at Expo East for the second year in a row at booth number 1720. Their Crispy Bars, Baked Bars and Crunchy Bites appeal to all taste buds and have no artificial flavors or sweeteners, colors or preservatives. The snacks are Non-GMO Project Verified, gluten free and are made from high-quality ingredients with 11 grams of protein or more and 3 grams of sugar or less. The snacks will be featured in the Hosted Buyer Bags, as well as the Show Bags.  

According to a study by the American Heart Association, the average American has 22 teaspoons of added sugar a day1. SimplyProtein products contain one teaspoon of sugar or less, providing delicious snacks that are high in fiber, a good source of protein, and made with clean ingredients.

“The SimplyProtein brand offers products with clean ingredients that are the perfect guilt-free snacking option with satisfying plant-based protein, three grams of sugar or less and no unnecessary calories. We are encouraging consumers to live simply, creating a community of like-minded individuals that have the same views that the brand stands for; simple solutions to enhance one’s wellbeing, energy and lifestyle” said Linda Zink, SVP Innovation, The Simply Good Foods Company. “Consumers want a snack that checks off all the important boxes when it comes to ‘better for you snacking’ and SimplyProtein is the simple, easy choice.” Linda Zink was recently interviewed by Cheddar.com to discuss how SimplyProtein, a female-founded company, connects with the female consumer.

SimplyProtein created the #SimplyU movement with a curation of a social media community to underscore the importance of simple solutions based on wellness: a state of physical, mental and social well-being. The #SimplyU tribe consists of like-minded individuals who incorporate pillars of their life that emphasize the small steps that can be made each day to allow us to slow down and enjoy the simple things.

Since launching in the U.S. last year, SimplyProtein kicked off a nationwide sampling initiative that continues to encourage trial through share of bite and word of mouth. Over 550,000 samples have been distributed in 42 states nationwide with the help of programs such as Lululemon, Yoga Studio Network, SnackNation and Night Nation Run. Additionally, SimplyProtein has donated snacks to philanthropic initiatives including City Harvest, Food Bank NYC and Habitat for Humanity locations across the country.

SimplyProtein snacks are nationally distributed at retailers including Target, Publix, T.J. Maxx, HEB, ShopRite and Kroger coming soon, and online retailers including Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Target.com and SimplyProtein.com, making snacking simple and easy.

About The Simply Good Foods Company

The Simply Good Foods Company (Nasdaq: SMPL), headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is a highly-focused food company with a product portfolio consisting primarily of nutrition bars, ready-to-drink shakes, snacks and confectionery products marketed under the Atkins®, SimplyProtein®, Atkins Endulge®, and Atkins Harvest Trail brand names. Simply Good Foods is poised to expand its wellness platform through innovation and organic growth along with investment opportunities in the snacking space and broader food category. Over time, Simply Good Foods aspires to become a portfolio of brands that bring simple goodness, happiness and positive experiences to consumers and their families.

About SimplyProtein

SimplyProtein™ is a female-founded brand marketed by Wellness Foods USA, LLC, a subsidiary of the Simply Good Foods Company. SimplyProtein™ products offer on-the-go snacking solutions with simple, recognizable ingredients that contain satisfying protein and 3 grams of sugar or less. Following a minimalist approach, SimplyProtein’s Crispy Bars, Baked Bars and Crunchy Bites are Non-GMO Project Verified, gluten free, and do not contain artificial sweeteners, preservatives, flavors or colors. Beginning in October 2018, SimplyProtein will be available in select stores in the U.S. and online.

For more information, visit www.simplyprotein.com or join the conversation on Facebook and Instagram

Linda Zink, SVP Innovation

Linda has been with Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. for six years and has been instrumental in developing new products and bringing them to market, as well as reformulating current products, all backed by robust consumer research. In 2017, Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. merged with Conyers Park Acquisition Corp. to become The Simply Good Foods Company, and the SimplyProtein™ brand originating in Canada, has become one of its newest ventures to bring to the United States. Linda has spearheaded the reformulation and U.S. expansion of the SimplyProtein line of products, overseeing the innovation, research and development for the brand. Previously, Linda was at WhiteWave Foods Company for seven years where she was responsible for developing and commercializing incremental and margin accretive platforms for both the existing Horizon Organic brand and new brands, among other roles. With a seasoned career in consumer packaged goods, she previously held positions at The Clorox Company, Bath & Body Works, The Kellogg Company, and more. Linda holds a BBA in Marketing and an MBA from University of Michigan. 

1 Report from the 2005–10 NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) database

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PITTSBURGH & CHICAGO – September 9, 2019 – Springboard, a platform launched by Kraft Heinz in 2018 to nurture, scale, and accelerate growth of disruptive brands, recently graduated its second Incubator Program class. The program was created to help nurture and develop the next generation of food & beverage brands, while staying close to entrepreneurs, new ideas and consumer trends.

All Incubator teams fall strongly within at least one of the Springboard committed growth pillars: Natural & Organic, Specialty & Craft, Health & Performance, and Experiential brands.

The second Incubator class continued the vision and included Blake’s Seed Based, BRAMI, Ka-Pop! Ancient inGRAINed Snack Co ™, Origin Almond® and Tiny Giants.

Since completing the Springboard 16-week program composed of learning, funding, infrastructure access, these cohort companies have shared the following updates:

  • Ka-Pop! Ancient inGRAINed Snack Co ™ recently launched 3 Ka-pop! Popped Chips SKUs in Whole Foods and Safeway/Albertson’s Rocky Mountain Divisions
  • Origin Almond® Cold-Pressed Juices are unveiling a total rebrand which includes refreshed packaging, and improved formulation using Zero-Waste almonds. They are also launching new flavor Hemp Mojito, a mocktail-inspired refresher. 
  • Blake’s Seed Based bars will enter over 500 doors the next two months with Jewel, Hy-Vee, Walmart, and REI. They’ve also launched two new snack bars, Blueberry Lemon and S'mores. 
  • BRAMI Lupini Beans Snack is now national with Sprouts Farmers Market in the Alternative Snacks Set; and recently launched a bulk pack for food service available for salad bars nationwide.

These companies will join Springboard and several Cohort 1 companies at NPEE.  NPEE attendees are invited to visit the following Springboard brand booths: Springboard Booth #2125, Origin Almond #8523, Ayoba-Yo #8130, Cleveland Kraut #8127, and Poppuli #8027.

Emerging organic herbal brand from Oregon named a finalist for NEXTY Awards in the Best Condition Specific Supplement and Best New Hemp-CBD Product categories

 

Central Point, OR - Sun God Medicinals announced they have been named a finalist in two categories for a NEXTY Award at Natural Products Expo East 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland.  The NEXTY Awards recognize the most progressive, innovative, inspiring and trustworthy products in the natural products industry. A panel of industry experts, along with the New Hope Network content team, will choose the NEXTY winners in 22 categories. Winners will be announced and awarded at Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore on September 12th, 2019.

 

In the Best Condition Specific Supplement category, Sun God Medicinals was recognized for their Organic Eir Menopause Hemp Tincture 500. The Eir Menopause Hemp Tincture is made with Oregon-grown whole hemp flowers, compounded and blended with supporting herbs such as black cohosh root, red clover, licorice root, chasteberry, and more. These herbs are expertly blended with Sun God Medicinals’ organic full spectrum hemp extract to produce an herbal tincture that encourages the balance of hormones in the female body and includes approximately 500mg of CBD per ounce.

 

In the Best New Hemp-CBD Product category, Sun God Medicinals received its nomination for their Organic Aja Body Relief Daytime Hemp Tincture 500. The Aja Body Relief Daytime Hemp Tincture contains Oregon-grown whole hemp flowers, compounded and blended with supporting herbs like licorice root, stinging nettle, burdock root, and valerian root. These herbs were carefully chosen to help support the body’s inflammatory response to relieve discomfort from aches and soreness, and like the Eir Menopause Hemp Tincture, contains approximately 500mg of CBD per 1oz bottle.

 

Sun God Medicinals, pioneer of plant-based organic herbal products that nurture health and wellness, chose to participate in the NEXTY Awards as a result of debuting their new product line at the most recent Natural Products Expo in Anaheim, California last March.

 

“It’s an honor to be a NEXTY finalist along with so many inspiring companies and products that represent the best (and future) of the natural products industry,” said Brie Malarkey, CEO of Sun God Medicinals. “We have worked hard to formulate products that address specific conditions that our customers may have.”

 

Sun God Medicinals is a family owned bio-regional herbal company with a mission to blend and extract quality, healing herbs from Southern Oregon. The company formulates with the health of the end user in mind. From artisan herbal teas and tinctures to soothing topicals and more, the product line aims to help people find the right herbs for the right symptoms.

 

For more information, visit the website at https://www.sungodmedicinals.com/

 

About Sun God Medicinals

Headquartered in Central Point, Oregon, Sun God Medicinals was founded in 2014 with a mission to process, blend & extract quality healing herbs from Southern Oregon - including herbal teas, tinctures, capsules, topicals, edibles, and extracts.  In early 2019, Sun God Herbals, Inc was licensed to manufacture and distribute the brand's herbal and hemp product lines in an Oregon Department of Agriculture approved facility. The company is proud to be certified organic by Oregon Tilth, and all Sun God products are made from naturally-grown herbs that are cultivated in Southern Oregon in small batches to ensure quality.

 

About the NEXTY Awards

The NEXTY Awards are the pinnacle recognition of excellence in the natural products industry and are awarded to one stand-out product in each of the 23 categories. Winners are selected prior to the show and awarded directly at their booth. Both finalists and winners reap additional benefits at Expo West and beyond.

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Carlton PR & Marketing 

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Survey.com Announces New Accelerator Service, Expands Offerings to Become One-Stop Shop for Growing Brands via Retail

 

New service adds HQ-focused offerings to existing store-level selling, merchandising, demos, and analytics services to ensure clear alignment across retail partners 

 

BOSTON and BALTIMORE - September 12, 2019 - Today at the Natural Products East Expo, Survey.com, a leading full service retail solution provider for brands, announced the launch of a new service designed to help emerging brands gain distribution by expanding relationships with retailers and distributors. The Accelerator Team by Survey expands upon the company’s existing offerings of targeted in-store execution, activations, and retail analytics. 

 

The new Accelerator service will help brands expand distribution across multiple retail channels, including natural channels, convenience stores, independent grocers and UDS (up and down street) retailers. The Accelerator team will provide headquarter-to-retail management services, serving as a one-stop solution to growing brands at retail with:

  • Selling to both store level and HQ buyers 

  • Merchandising

  • Brand ambassadors and product demonstrations

  • Data, analytics, and reporting

This combination of offerings ensures clear alignment between retail and brand partners. Survey.com has launched the service in Southern California, a key point-of-entry market for emerging brands, and a hub for retailers. With five tiers of pricing, plans can be tailored to meet the needs of growing brands.

 

“We now offer brands a comprehensive approach to growing their retail presence,” said Panos Bethanis, CEO of Survey.com. “We work with customers at any point in their life cycle, from emerging brand at pre-launch to mature company with multiple product lines. Our team helps brands make connections with buyers at retail headquarters, manage sell-in at the individual store level, ensure there is clear alignment across each of the retail partners, and increase velocity on all fronts.”

 

The Accelerator Team is comprised of proven industry experts within the food and beverage industry. Leading the new service is Survey.com CFO Jason Baldachino. “Survey.com has the technology and 600,000 field reps to achieve each brand’s in-store goals,” said Baldachino. “With the addition of the Accelerator Team, we become the one-stop shop and strategic partner for brands that want to grow in brick-and-mortar. We become a true extension of a brand’s sales team.” 

 

Megan Smith joins the firm as a key account manager and will be the primary client contact for the Accelerator Team. Smith brings extensive experience and networks from the beverages, pet products, health foods, and tech industries, previously working at Health-Ade Kombucha, Castor & Pollux Natural PetWorks, and Nutiva, among others. 

 

For more information about the Accelerator Team by Survey, visit: retail.survey.com/AcceleratorTeam

About Survey.com Survey.com is creating retail solutions for today, delivering the workforce, retail visibility, and flexible growth solutions for brands. The company combines mobile technology, industry knowledge, and a nationwide team of 600,000 field reps to deliver go-to-market acceleration, in-store execution, brand representation, and data and analytics.

The company handles a broad range of in-store needs for leading and emerging brands including Bantam Bagels, Califia, Chosen Foods, DNX Bar, Go Macro, Kevita, Koia, Flying Embers, MobilEssentials, PepsiCo, RXBar and Soylent. Brands trust Survey.com to bring new products to market, expand their product lineup, and manage the complexity of multiple retailers nationwide. Our services include retail execution, brand representation and activation, data and analytics, and headquarter-to-retail management. 

Learn more at Survey.com, Twitter, and LinkedIn.  

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Survey.com Launches Speed-to-Market, New Support Program for Startups 

 

Two emerging food, beverage, or CPG  brands will be awarded $10,000 of retail activation services to help accelerate retail growth 

 

BOSTON and BALTIMORE - September 12, 2019 - Survey.com, a leading full service retail solution provider for brands, has announced the launch of Speed-to-Market, a new support program for startups. Through Speed-to-Market, two emerging food, beverage, or CPG brands will be awarded $10,000 to use on their choice of Survey.com brand activation (merchandising, brand ambassadors, demos) and retail activation (product sell-in) services to accelerate their growth at retail. The two winning startups will also have access to Survey.com’s team of industry experts and extended network to help them achieve significant growth.

Speed-to-Market was created by Survey.com to provide emerging brands with resources to expand retail distribution and reach new shoppers. Market validation and shopper feedback are used by large brands to adjust products and go-to-market strategies, but brands in startup mode may not have the in-house infrastructure, data, and network to obtain this information effectively on their own. 

“Emerging brands often lack key resources to support rapid in-store growth,” said Panos Bethanis, CEO of Survey.com. “By launching Speed-to-Market, we give founders the resources and data to grow in brick-and-mortar, make decisions on product mix and packaging, and prepare for meetings with new retailers. We have also seen startups use the data as part of raising funding, applying to accelerators and in acquisition discussions. We offer the tools they need to accelerate growth.”

The application focuses on the impact of retail activation for a brand: choice of retail channels, fit of shopper profiles, and readiness for the race to the shelf. Applications will be accepted through October 15, 2019 at retail.survey.com/SpeedToMarket, with awards being granted to two brands benefiting form retail support at this stage of their company. Bethanis, Lauren Abda, founder of Branchfood, the premier food innovation and entrepreneurship hub, and Eric Johnson, co-founder of Foodboro, an online resource hub for food and beverage startups and entrepreneurs, will serve as judges. Winners will be announced at the end of October 2019. 

“Survey.com combines mobile technology, industry knowledge, and a nationwide team of field reps to deliver targeted in-store execution, activations, and retail analytics,” added Bethanis. “We have completed more than 1.25 million store visits for clients large and small, including high-growth small startups. Our Speed-to-Market program helps emerging food brands access the same tools.”  

About Survey.com Survey.com is creating retail solutions for today, delivering the workforce, retail visibility, and flexible growth solutions for brands. The company combines mobile technology, industry knowledge, and a nationwide team of 600,000 field reps to deliver go-to-market acceleration, in-store execution, brand representation, and data and analytics.

The company handles a broad range of in-store needs for leading and emerging brands including Bantam Bagels, Califia, Chosen Foods, DNX Bar, Go Macro, Kevita, Koia, Flying Embers, MobilEssentials, PepsiCo, RXBar and Soylent. Brands trust Survey.com to bring new products to market, expand their product lineup, and manage the complexity of multiple retailers nationwide. Our services include retail execution, brand representation and activation, data and analytics, and headquarter-to-retail management. 

Learn more at Survey.com, Twitter, and LinkedIn

 

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CHICAGO, Sept. 11, 2019 – RXBAR announced its expansion into the hot cereal category with the launch of new RX A.M. Oats, now available nationwide at RXBAR.com. RXBAR developed RX A.M. Oats to provide consumers with a premium oatmeal option made with real ingredients, increased protein and delicious flavors. RX A.M. Oats are a simple, convenient breakfast worth waking up for.

"RXBAR is known for disrupting the protein bar category, and now we're doing the same for oats," said Victor Lee, CMO, RXBAR. "We're committed to providing foods with simple, real food ingredients that taste good and are good for you, and new RX A.M. Oats are no exception."

RX A.M. Oats are made with the same wholesome, high-quality core ingredients found in RXBAR and RX Nut Butter products--egg whites, fruits and nuts--with the addition of gluten-free oats. They are available in three delicious flavors--Maple, Apple Cinnamon and Chocolate. Each single-serve flavor is packed with 12g of protein and 6g of fiber. 

Consumers can prepare the single-serve cups in one of three ways: with hot water, in the microwave or as overnight oats. RX A.M. Oats are now available for purchase online at RXBAR.com, and will start to rollout in-store at select grocery retailers in September, with plans to expand to additional grocery, natural and specialty retailers this fall. To find locations where RX A.M. Oats are sold, visit https://www.rxbar.com/storelocator.

Hot cereal is the newest category RXBAR is entering, following a successful expansion into almond and peanut butters. Today, RX Nut Butters are seeing a 13 percent gain in distribution year over year,** while the brand's signature line of bars are available at more than 125,000 locations across the United States.

About RXBAR RXBAR is a wholesome snack brand with products made from a few simple ingredients and No B.S. RXBAR takes an honest and straightforward approach to its foods - no overblown claims, certifications or gimmicks. With products including RXBAR, RXBAR Kids, RX Nut Butter and new RX A.M. Oats, RXBAR makes food that tastes good and is good for you. Visit https://www.rxbar.com/ for more information.

*Source: Information Resources, Inc., dollar sales, 52 weeks ending Dec. 30, 2018 **Source: Nielsen, %ACV CPP, 52 weeks ending Jul. 13, 2019

 

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Veggies Made Great by Garden Lights Debuts New Flavors of Veggie Cakes and Frittatas at Expo East

Veggies Made Great by Garden Lights will showcase five new products at the Natural Products Expo East, September 11-14 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Veggies Made Great by Garden Lites, the leader in unique veggie-rich foods, will debut five new products at the Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore, September 11-14, at booth number 459. This will include two Veggie Cakes and three Frittatas.

Made with a delicious blend of 7 different veggies, brown rice and egg, our #1 selling  Superfood Veggie Cake make the ultimate breakfast, snack or side dish. Since its launch in 2014, our Superfood Veggie Cakes continue to grow at an amazing rate. The success of this item is attributable to the fact that it meets the growing consumer demand to deliver a veggie-rich, portable and convenient option that consumers can enjoy on the go and during any occasion. Adding to this growing product line, Veggies Made Great debuted two new Veggie Cake flavors this past summer: Butternut Squash and Broccoli Cheddar. Our Butternut Squash Veggie Cake is Gluten Free and only 90 calories, made with a delicious blend of butternut squash, carrots and a hint of brown sugar. Our Broccoli Cheddar Veggie Cake is packed with a delicious blend of broccoli, carrots and cheddar cheese, offering consumers 5 grams of Protein, Gluten Free and only 90 calories. Like all of Veggies Made Great products, vegetables are the first and primary ingredient in these new Veggie Cakes, plus they are allergy friendly and made with only clean and simple ingredients.

In August 2018, Veggies Made Great debuted a new line of veggie-rich Frittatas in 2 flavors: Spinach Egg White and Veggie Bacon & Potato. Successful from launch, these flavors were a Costco exclusive until expanding into retailers nationwide in the last 3 months. Adding to this product line, Veggies Made Great launched their latest Frittata flavor last month: Mushroom & 3 Cheese Egg White. The key drivers of such immediate success for these frittatas are their combination of convenience (45 seconds in microwave, and portable), great nutritionals (70-80 calories and 5g of protein) and a great way to start your day with a delicious, veggie-rich breakfast. These frittatas are packed with veggies and protein, keeping you full, longer. Veggies Made Great Frittatas are expected to keep pace with the #1 selling Superfood Veggie Cakes.

Natural Products Expo East 2019, this year set in Baltimore, features products, education, and more ways to connect with brands, buyers, investors, entrepreneurs, and industry experts.

Veggies Made Great products meet the growing consumer demand for healthy plant-based food, having vegetables as the first and primary ingredient. All items are gluten-free, nut-free, and remarkably delicious. These products have the added benefit of high protein,  are made with only clean and simple ingredients and are nutritionally smart (low in fat, calories, sugar and salt.) All of which makes them a great handheld snack or on-the-go meal. The new varieties will be available in the frozen section.

Veggies Made Great by Garden Lites

Veggies Made Great by Garden Lites ® is a New Classic Cooking, LLC brand based in Avenel and Rahway, New Jersey. Since 2008, Veggies Made Great by Garden Lites has raised the bar in healthy foods by delivering surprisingly delicious veggie-rich foods. Garden Lites is the recipient of numerous awards, including; Women’s Health Top Health Picks; Cooking Light - The Healthiest Frozen Foods in the Supermarket: Breakfast; Grocery Headquarters Trailblazer Award; Parents Magazine 25 Best Frozen Food for Families; Gluten Free Digest Chocolate Muffins; 2015 Pioneers of Better For You: Refrigerated and Frozen Foods, and Runner’s World Editor’s Pick.

For more information on Veggies Made Great by Garden Lites visit www.veggiesmadegreat.com

“Like” Veggies Made Great on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/veggiesmadegreat

Follow Veggies Made Great on Instagram @veggiesmadegreat

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VISIT THE VEGGIES MADE GREAT BOOTH

AS THEY DEBUT FIVE NEW PRODUCTS

 AT NATURAL PRODUCTS EXPO EAST

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 11 – FRIDAY, SEPT. 13

THE BALTIMORE CONVENTION CENTER

BALTIMORE, MD

Booth #459

WHO:

  • Veggies Made Great by Garden Lites, Avenel, NJ, the leader in unique veggie-rich foods
  • The recipient of numerous awards, including; Women’s Health Top Health Picks; Cooking Light - The Healthiest Frozen Foods in the Supermarket: Breakfast; Grocery Headquarters Trailblazer Award; Parents Magazine 25 Best Frozen Food for Families; Gluten Free Digest Chocolate Muffins; 2015 Pioneers of Better For You: Refrigerated and Frozen Foods, and Runner’s World Editor’s Pick.

WHAT:    

  • Learn about the expansion of the Veggies Made Great by Garden Lites line:
    • Two new flavors of the #1 selling Superfood Veggie Cake, which now comes in Butternut Squash and Broccoli Cheddar.
    • Three new veggie-rich Frittatas, now in Spinach Egg White, Veggie Bacon & Potato, and Mushroom & 3 Cheese Egg White
  •  Made with vegetables as their first and primary ingredient, all Veggies Made Great by Garden Lites offerings boast low calories, are allergy friendly (Gluten Free, Nut Free), and are nutritionally smart (low in fat, sugar and salt).
  • All of the new varieties will be available in the frozen section.

WHEN/WHERE:       

  • Natural Products Expo East, The Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD
  • Booth #459
  • Wednesday, Sept. 11 - Friday, Sept. 13

For more information on Veggies Made Great by Garden Lites visit www.veggiesmadegreat.com 

Interviews & samples available – Contact Brittany Bearden brittany@bendergrouppr.com

- VEO Goes Where Your Clean Has Never Gone Before -

New York, NY - August 29, 2019 - Reckitt Benckiser LLC (RB), a global leader in consumer health, hygiene and home, announces the debut of VEO Active-Probiotics Surface Cleaner, a revolutionary line that harnesses the power of probiotics.  Driven by science, VEO sets a new standard of what it means to clean and care for homes using probiotic technology.

Developed with bio based surfactants and Active-Probiotics, VEO’s breakthrough formula goes beyond lifting dirt and grime from surfaces like traditional cleaners do.  VEO biodegrades hidden dirt and grime deep in kitchen surfaces delivering a superior clean for up to three days.  Probiotics also help contribute to the balancing of the home microbiome leading to an ideal home environment.

“With consumer research, we identified a strong consumer need for new products that are both natural and deliver a high level of efficacy,” said Jeremy Edelman, Brand Manager, VEO.  “We took this challenge head-on and developed a formula which is powered by millions of probiotics to deliver on this need in the market.  The result is revolutionary.”

Considering the impact on the environment, VEO’s formula is 99% biodegradable and free from chlorine bleach, formaldehyde, phosphates and quats.  VEO uses a removable label that helps consumers properly recycle the packaging.  The sustainable bottle uses 95% post-consumer recycled plastic further reducing the impact on the planet.

VEO is available in a 22 oz. all-purpose trigger and 28 oz. floor cleaner in Apple and Jasmine and Citrus Blossom scents. Learn more at www.veocleaner.com

ABOUT RECKITT BENCKISER

RB is a leading global health, hygiene and home company inspired by a vision of the world where people are healthier and live better. Its purpose is to make a difference by giving people innovative solutions for healthier lives and happier homes.

Through its two business units, Health and Hygiene Home, RB has operations in over 60 countries and its products reach millions of people globally every day. Its trusted household brands include names such as VEO, Lysol, Finish, Woolite, Air Wick, Enfamil, Nutramigen, Mucinex, Delsym, Durex, K-Y, Clearasil, Airborne, Digestive Advantage, MegaRed, Move Free and Neuriva.

RB's drive to achieve, passion to outperform and commitment to quality and scientific excellence is manifested in the work of over 40,000 diverse, talented entrepreneurs worldwide.

For more information visit www.rb.com/US

Media Contact:

Wendy Roberts

Orca Communications

wendy@orcapr.com

(406) 309-5258

- VEO Goes Where Your Clean Has Never Gone Before -

New York, NY - August 29, 2019 - Reckitt Benckiser LLC (RB), a global leader in consumer health, hygiene and home, announces the debut of VEO Active-Probiotics Surface Cleaner, a revolutionary line that harnesses the power of probiotics.  Driven by science, VEO sets a new standard of what it means to clean and care for homes using probiotic technology.

Developed with bio based surfactants and Active-Probiotics, VEO’s breakthrough formula goes beyond lifting dirt and grime from surfaces like traditional cleaners do.  VEO biodegrades hidden dirt and grime deep in kitchen surfaces delivering a superior clean for up to three days.  Probiotics also help contribute to the balancing of the home microbiome leading to an ideal home environment.

“With consumer research, we identified a strong consumer need for new products that are both natural and deliver a high level of efficacy,” said Jeremy Edelman, Brand Manager, VEO.  “We took this challenge head-on and developed a formula which is powered by millions of probiotics to deliver on this need in the market.  The result is revolutionary.”

Considering the impact on the environment, VEO’s formula is 99% biodegradable and free from chlorine bleach, formaldehyde, phosphates and quats.  VEO uses a removable label that helps consumers properly recycle the packaging.  The sustainable bottle uses 95% post-consumer recycled plastic further reducing the impact on the planet.

VEO is available in a 22 oz. all-purpose trigger and 28 oz. floor cleaner in Apple and Jasmine and Citrus Blossom scents. Learn more at www.veocleaner.com

ABOUT RECKITT BENCKISER

RB is a leading global health, hygiene and home company inspired by a vision of the world where people are healthier and live better. Its purpose is to make a difference by giving people innovative solutions for healthier lives and happier homes.

Through its two business units, Health and Hygiene Home, RB has operations in over 60 countries and its products reach millions of people globally every day. Its trusted household brands include names such as VEO, Lysol, Finish, Woolite, Air Wick, Enfamil, Nutramigen, Mucinex, Delsym, Durex, K-Y, Clearasil, Airborne, Digestive Advantage, MegaRed, Move Free and Neuriva.

RB's drive to achieve, passion to outperform and commitment to quality and scientific excellence is manifested in the work of over 40,000 diverse, talented entrepreneurs worldwide.

For more information visit www.rb.com/US

Media Contact:

Wendy Roberts

Orca Communications

wendy@orcapr.com

(406) 309-5258

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Vibrant Health

Contact Information:

Vibrant Health

Laura Galvan

Digital Marketing Manager

800.242.1835

lgalvan@vibranthealth.com

Vibrant Health Launches First Green Superfood With Hemp CBD

Shelton, CT: Vibrant Health, creator of the most award-winning nutritional supplements on the planet, has launched the first ever green superfood infused with hemp CBD on the market. This innovative new formula is available to taste at booth #3131 at Expo East.

We have partnered with America’s pioneering company in CBD, CV Sciences, Inc., (OTCQB: CVSI), to supply us with the highest quality and most trusted material available: Plus CBD™ Oil powder. Made using its Total Palnt Complex formula, PlusCBD™ Oil powder provides advanced adaptogenic benefits to the current Vibrant Health Green Vibrance formula. Plus CBD™ Oil powder is a full spectrum hemp extract that contains over 500 bioactive compounds including cannabinoids, terpens, flavonoids, plant sterols, fatty acids and naturally occuring vitamin E, making it a true hemp superfood. It is also non-GMO & gluten free, as well as tested (and re-tested) within the strict parameters of all Vibrant Health products.

“This launch is the most innovative and forward leaning addition to Green Vibrance since its inception in 1992. We are always working to improve and revise our formulations to ensure maximum efficacy; this launch is part of that process. We are proud to lead the way in this space, and truly believe in all of the benefits that CBD has to offer.” – Ted Parker

Vibrant Health has been leading the way since 1992. We have always and will continue to prioritize quality over cost to produce the most comprehensive, effective formulas on the market. Accordingly, Vibrant Health, with a total of 34 awards, is America’s most award-winning supplement brand.

Tillamook, Oregon · September 3, 2019 – Werner Gourmet Meat Snacks Inc. (Werner Jerky), a jerky and snack manufacturer based in Tillamook, Oregon, has launched a new product into the meat snack category with a zero sugar beef jerky made with grass-fed beef. This new product comes packaged in a 2-ounce bag in three flavors: Original, Salt & Pepper and Unsweetened Teriyaki-Style. Each recipe is formulated with 0 grams of sugar, 0 grams Total Carbs and 18 grams of protein per serving.

“We have seen other beef jerky brands touting either zero sugar or grass-fed beef, but few are paring the two together,” explains President and Co-Founder of Werner Gourmet Meat Snacks Inc., Ken Werner. “This new product really elevates the Werner brand and brings a unique product to the category.”

Werner’s Zero Sugar, Grass-Fed beef jerky is an all-natural product, crafted in small batches, minimally processed with no artificial ingredients and gluten free. There are no added nitrites, nitrates or MSG.

“It’s definitely not going to be the sweet beef jerky consumers are accustomed to, but there is a lot of research out there to support this kind of product,” describes Lauren Seeger, Director of Marketing for Werner Gourmet Meat Snacks Inc. “With the high protein and lean grass-fed beef, this product line really is a true meat snack and aligns perfectly with those following Paleo, Keto, Whole30 and other special diet programs.”

As consumer preferences continue to evolve when it comes to food, snack producers and manufacturers continue to innovate in order to stay relevant. “Approximately 45 million US consumers diet each year, both commercial and self-subscribed”, according to a 2019 US News report from Boston Medical Center. Additionally, a recent Mintel survey highlighted, “74% of consumers agree that a healthy diet should be low in sugar.” A 2019 Proprietary National Consumer Survey orchestrated by FONA International shows 56% of consumers say they are consuming less sugar than one year ago and that 36% of consumers use the Nutritional Facts Panel on food products to reduce their overall sugar intake.

The Werner Jerky introduction of their Zero Sugar, Grass-Fed Beef Jerky comes just in time for Expo East 2019 in Baltimore, MD where samples of Werner Zero Sugar, Grass-Fed Beef Jerky will be available for attendees to try. Natural Products Expo East takes place September 12-14th and Werner Jerky will be in booth #2014.

Werner’s Zero Sugar, Grass-Fed Beef Jerky is currently available online at WernerJerky.com and in the Werner retail outlet in Tillamook, Oregon, with commercial distribution beginning the end of September.

For more information, or to schedule an in-person or phone interview, please contact Lauren Seeger at marketing@wernerjerky.com.

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About Werner Gourmet Meat Snacks Inc.

Werner Gourmet Meat Snacks, Inc. has been producing quality, wholesale meat snacks in Tillamook, Oregon since 1994. The company is still family-owned (despite all the arguments) and manufactures products in a modern facility, under an American flag that stands over 135 feet tall. They employ over 120 people and their products can be found across the country and internationally. Werner Gourmet Meat Snacks goes beyond jerky and sausage sticks. They roast nuts and seeds in house, offering a wide selection of sweet and savory snacks that everyone can sink their teeth into. https://wernerjerky.com 

Tillamook, Oregon · May 1, 2019 – Werner Gourmet Meat Snacks Inc. (Werner Jerky), a jerky and snack manufacturer based in Tillamook, Oregon, is celebrating 25 years of business with a new look for their packaging and brand identity.

“Our new brand embodies the attributes and values we built our business on and it is our hope that these values shine through to our customers and consumers in our packaging,” explains President and Co-Founder of Werner Gourmet Meat Snacks Inc., Ken Werner. “Our new brand highlights how there’s nothing quite like working with the people you love the most and that with family, you’d better be ready for everything. We built our family-run business together from the ground up, with decades of hard-earned knowledge (and a few family squabbles) in every recipe. Our new look really tells this story.”

Founded in 1994, Werner Jerky began as a two-person operation in the family garage. In the early days, husband and wife team, Ken and Karla Werner, were both producers and distributors of their meat snack products.  Today, Werner Jerky employs over 120 people and processes their products in a modern 85,000 square foot facility in the heart of Tillamook County. Their products can be found across the country and internationally.

Although the company has seen significant growth in the past 25 years, the one thing that has never changed is their adherence to a mission of providing the highest quality, best tasting jerky, meat sticks and snack products. In fact, earlier this year, Werner Jerky announced they were updating their whole muscle jerky to all-natural formulations. Previously, the company had separate All-Natural jerky products.

“We know consumers today are looking for clean labels, with easy to read and healthy ingredients,” explains Lauren Seeger, Director of Marketing for Werner Gourmet Meat Snacks Inc. “Our shift to using all-natural recipes for our entire whole muscle jerky line just made sense.”

While their look is changing after a quarter of a century, what’s inside each package will still be the same high-quality, great tasting product consumers have become accustomed to.

More Information: https://wernerjerky.com

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About Werner Gourmet Meat Snacks Inc.

Werner Gourmet Meat Snacks, Inc. has been producing quality wholesale meat snacks at their production facility in Tillamook, Oregon since 1994. The company is still family-owned (despite all the arguments) and manufactures products in a modern facility, under an American flag that stands over 135 feet tall. They employ over 120 people and their products can be found across the country and internationally in Mexico and Canada. Werner Gourmet Meat Snacks goes beyond jerky and sausage sticks. They roast nuts and seeds in house, offering a wide selection of sweet and savory snacks that everyone can sink their teeth into.

Zoup! Launches Certified Organic Chicken & Veggie Broth
by: Zoup! Good, Really Good (#8413)

Press contact:  Shaina Ostroff Reach Public Relations 424-835-4229  shaina@reach-pr.com

Zoup! Launches Certified Organic Chicken & Veggie Broth

New Super-Premium Broth is Made with Clean Ingredients and Bursting with Homemade Flavor

Southfield, MI – Zoup! Good, Really Good™ Broth, which has been breaking the boundaries of taste on retail shelves, is introducing two USDA certified organic broths to its premium lineup. Created by a 20+ year soup industry veteran and made using restaurant-quality cooking methods and standards, the new organic broths are kettle cooked in small batches using the freshest and finest organic ingredients. 

Available in chicken and veggie varieties, each possesses a richness not often found in premade broth. The organic chicken broth is complex, yet balanced, with a comforting chicken flavor, while the organic veggie broth is 100% vegan and features savory notes of roasted vegetables. The broths are also low in calories, paleo-friendly/zero-carbs, and completely free of hormones, gluten, GMO’s, fat, trans fat and saturated fat. Each serve as a perfect base for hearty soups, casseroles, rice or grain dishes. 

Shared Zoup!’s founder and CEO Eric Ersher, “When we first created Zoup! Good, Really Good™ Broth five years ago, our goal was to develop a better-tasting broth that was good enough to drink. We refined the recipe and proudly brought to market a retail broth that offered the taste and quality we felt people deserved. Adding organic varieties to our current lineup of clean-label offerings was a natural next step for us, and the simple ingredients and homemade flavor of these new broths make them unlike anything else you’ll find on grocery store shelves.”

The differentiated products are packaged in 31 fl oz glass jars to showcase the broth’s rich and full-bodied flavor. Zoup! Good, Really Good™ Certified Organic Chicken and Veggie Broths will be sold at all Sprouts Farmers Market locations this fall and are currently available for retailers nationwide to carry. The SRP is $7.99 per jar. 

About Zoup! Fresh Soup Company Zoup! got its start in the soup business as a fast-casual franchise chain of restaurants. The family-friendly locations serve award-winning soups year-round at nearly 100 locations across the U.S. and Canada. Interested in leveraging their industry experience and bringing restaurant quality taste to the retail market, partners Eric Ersher and the Zoup! team set out to create a super-premium broth lineup that was good enough to drink. Made with clean ingredients and featuring homemade taste, Zoup! Good, Really Good™ Broth will be available in over 6,000 retail locations nationwide this fall, including Sprouts, Walmart, Hannaford, HEB, Weis, Raley’s, Albertsons, The Fresh Market, Giant, Kroger, Rouse’s, Gelson’s, Central Market, Giant Eagle, Fresh Thyme, Safeway and online. For more information, visit www.zoupbroth.com. For more information, visit www.zoupbroth.com.  

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Zoup! Brings Better Taste to the Bone Broth Trend
by: Zoup! Good, Really Good (#8413)

Press contact:  Shaina Ostroff Reach Public Relations 424-835-4229  shaina@reach-pr.com

Zoup! Brings Better Taste to the Bone Broth Trend

All-Natural, Hormone-Free Broth Delivers Wholesome Nutrition and Homemade Flavor 

Southfield, MI – With sales of shelf-stable bone broth more than tripling in 2016, according to SPINS, drinking bone broth is a top food trend that is proving here to stay. But before the century-old tradition started making headlines, the 20+ year soup veteran behind the all-natural broth brand Zoup! had set out to create a bone broth that wasn’t just good-for-you, but tasted good too. Bursting with comforting flavor that tastes homemade, Zoup!’s warm and soothing Bone Broth is worthy of filling your morning mug.

Available in Chicken and Beef varieties, this super-premium bone broth is prepared in small batches using the freshest and finest ingredients. Made in kettles with restaurant-quality cooking methods and standards, each variety is low in calories, paleo-friendly / zero carbs, and completely free of hormones, gluten, GMO’s, fat, trans fat and saturated fat.  

Shared Zoup!’s founder and CEO Eric Ersher, “Creating broth that was good enough to drink has been our mission since we started Zoup!, so it’s been exciting to see consumers embrace cooking with and drinking bone broth as a daily routine. We’re proud to be bringing a new level of gourmet quality taste and wholesome nutrition for the masses to choose from.”

Zoup!’s Chicken and Beef Bone Broth can be found at natural and mainstream markets across the country in 31 fl oz glass jars that showcase the broth’s golden or rich brown color. The SRP is $6.95 per jar.

About Zoup! Fresh Soup Company Zoup! got its start in the soup business as a fast-casual franchise chain of restaurants. The family-friendly locations serve award-winning soups year-round at nearly 100 locations across the U.S. and Canada. Interested in leveraging their industry experience and bringing restaurant quality taste to the retail market, partners Eric Ersher and the Zoup! team set out to create a super-premium broth lineup that was good enough to drink. Made with clean ingredients and featuring homemade taste, Zoup! Good, Really Good™ Broth will be available in over 6,000 retail locations nationwide this fall, including Sprouts, Walmart, Hannaford, HEB, Weis, Raley’s, Albertsons, The Fresh Market, Giant, Kroger, Rouse’s, Gelson’s, Central Market, Giant Eagle, Fresh Thyme, Safeway and online. For more information, visit www.zoupbroth.com. For more information, visit www.zoupbroth.com.  

*According to SPINS, U.S. retail sales of shelf-stable bone broth rose to $17.54m in the 52 weeks to Jan 22, 2017, up from $5.83m the previous year; while sales of refrigerated bone broth rose to $2.18M up from $192k the previous year (MULO, Natural, and Specialty Gourmet channel). 

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Press contact:  Shaina Ostroff Reach Public Relations 424-835-4229  shaina@reach-pr.com

Zoup! Restaurant-Quality Broth Hits 6,000+ Stores Nationwide

Premium Broth Launched by Soup Industry Veteran Touts Homemade Flavor & Clean Ingredients

Southfield, MI, September 2019 – Zoup Good, Really Good™ Broth, a premium lineup designed to break the boundaries of taste on retail shelves, has successfully signed on over 1,400 new outlets to carry its products. Starting this fall, all 400 Sprouts Farmers Markets will carry Zoup!’s new certified organic chicken and veggie broth, plus its chicken and beef bone broth. In addition, 850 Walmart locations and 200 Hannaford supermarkets now carry Zoup!’s bone broths and original chicken broth. This places the fast-growing brand in over 6,400 stores to date. Other retail locations carrying the products include: Cosentino’s, Fresh Thyme, Dorothy Lane, Harmon’s, Hugo’s, Nature’s Own, The Fresh Market, Raley’s, Wegman’s, Albertsons-Safeway, HEB, Weis Markets, Tony’s Fine Foods, and Falls Price Chopper.

Introduced by Eric Ersher, founder of Zoup! Fresh Soup Company, a successful group of soup-differentiated, fast-casual restaurants, the company’s retail product lineup consists of Zoup! Good, Really Good™ new Certified Organic Chicken Broth, new Certified Organic Veggie Broth, original Chicken Broth, Low-Sodium Chicken Broth, Vegetable Broth, and Chicken and Beef Bone Broth, each touting the tagline, “Good Enough to Drink.” Since its launch, Zoup! Broth has brought better flavor, new consumers, and a higher ring to the once traditional category. The brand was also first-to-market in the super-premium broth category. 

Kettle cooked in small batches using restaurant-quality cooking methods and standards and made using only the freshest and finest quality ingredients, Zoup! Broth bursts with an unforgettable homemade taste and is packaged in glass jars to showcase its delicious golden color. In addition, the products are low in calories, paleo-friendly / zero carb, and completely free of hormones, gluten, GMO’s, fat, trans fat and saturated fat. 

Founder and CEO Eric Ersher said, “We’ve brought restaurant-quality broth to retail shelves and the response has been amazing. Once the grocery buyers taste the difference and experience the product’s premium quality, they understand the gap our offerings fill in the category. Today, Zoup!’s new certified organic broth has opened the doors to an on-shelf presence at natural food markets, and we couldn’t be more excited to introduce Zoup! Good, Really Good™ Broth to a new group of at-home cooks who value clean ingredients and the phenomenal taste of a broth that’s good enough to drink.”

Since the retail brand’s launch, Zoup! Broth has more than quadrupled its sales, with 2019 exceeding quarterly projections by 25%. For more information about Zoup! Good, Really Good™ Broth, visit www.zoupbroth.com. For more information about Zoup! Fresh Soup Company, visit www.zoup.com and follow @ZoupSoup on Facebook and Twitter.  

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