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New resealable pouches answer retailer and consumer demand for THIN snackable sweets, and position company for expansion into new distribution channels

DENVER, February 20, 2018 - 34 Degrees, the category-leading and innovative company behind 34 Degrees Crisps, a line of entertaining crackers, will be exhibiting its line of snackable Sweet Crisps in resealable pouches at Natural Products Expo West. Sweet like a cookie, crisp like a cracker, and perfect for any snacking occasion, the newly launched Sweet Crisps are available in four delicious flavors. The new resealable pouches give consumers flexibility and snacking convenience, while providing both existing and new retailers with easy merchandising options to elevate their sweet snacking sets. Expo West attendees are invited to visit the 34 Degrees booth #N216 for samples and more information.

Thin is IN, as are sweet, simple and flavor-forward options for snacking. Sweet snacks are growing, with cookies being just one of four top snacking categories to deliver both dollar and unit sales growth in 2017. Additionally, bites, thin cookies, and sweet treats now comprise a segment totally more than a $100 million dollar in sales.* 34 Degrees offers a unique and robust product likely to capture a significant portion of the thin snacking space, as sweet and savory crisps are the company’s claim to fame.

“Our new Sweet Crisps answer our retailer and fan demands for a snackable way to enjoy our sweet flavors, as well as secure expanded merchandising and distribution opportunities at retail that will accelerate our growth,” said Craig Lieberman, founder and president of 34 Degrees.

Made with premium ingredients, such as coconut oil, and free from artificial flavors, the Sweet Crisps line provides consumers with a deliciously thin, irresistibly snackable and satisfying experience. The Sweet Crisps line is available in four flavors, including Chocolate, Vanilla, Cinnamon and Sweet Lemon, and in a 1.5oz retail pack (MSRP $1.99), 4oz retail pack (MSRP $3.49 - $4.49) and 16oz club pack (MSRP $6.99-7.99) to fit snacking needs of all sizes. They are currently distributed in Meijer, Bartell Drugs, and a variety of independent retailers across the country, with expanded distribution expected later this year.

ABOUT 34 DEGREES

34 Degrees, the maker of wafer-thin crackers, was created by people with a profound love of food and is headquartered in Denver, Colo. Made from only a handful of simple ingredients, the light crisps, inspired by travels and culinary experiences throughout Australia, are perfect for any entertaining or snacking occasion. To learn about 34 Degrees’ mission, community giving and creative recipes, visit 34-degrees.com. Or, for real-time conversations, visit Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.

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*Source: IRI 2017 State of the Snack Food Industry Report

News Release                                                       Contact: Daniel Morrison   For Immediate Release                                                     (720) 440-3359                                                                     daniel@bigspoonmanagement.com

8TH Wonder TeaTM to Showcase Ready-to-Drink Superfood Teas at Natural Products Expo West

DENVER, CO. (February 11, 2019) – 8th Wonder Tea, a Colorado-based company, is premiering their organic, artisan teas at Natural Products Expo West, March 6 – 8 in the North Hall, Booth N516 – and in the Fresh Ideas Tent, F111, March 6, 2019.

8th Wonder Teas provide the energy and mental acuity to power your body and mind. Expo West attendees will be able to experience four unique flavors and discover the many wellness benefits of the superfood adaptogenic plants, herbs and spices that are unique to each blend: Ginseng Passion Green Tea, Ashwagandha Apple Chai, Yerba Mate Cayenne, and Rooibos Red.

8th Wonder Tea’s mission is to create earth-conscious teas that deliver the extensive benefits of organic, superfood ingredients to fuel your most passionate pursuits. They are 100% organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, low carb, and provide a daily dose of Vitamin C and antioxidants. Each coveted, single-origin superfood ingredient is sourced from diverse cultures around the globe. These delicious teas contain half the sugar and calories of leading brands, with no artificial sweeteners.

Founder and Tea-maker, Parker Rush is committed to producing a new generation of teas that are inspired by authentic, tea drinking traditions from around the world, but with a new twist. “Our goal is to redefine the traditional tea drinking experience so that you can experience it whenever and wherever you travel,” Rush says. “We are a truly environmentally-focused company and we’ll literally go to the ends of the earth in our pursuit of better health for our customers and our planet. We always consider the local, regional, and global impact and that's why 1% of profits go back to support a healthy, sustainable environment through Water.org,” said Rush.

To celebrate the arrival of their teas in store, the company has launched a speed-to-market program with UNFI West and is now available in all DCs.

 Expo West attendees receive a 25%-off special discount throughout the show.

8th Wonder’s products are available in both glass and recyclable plastic bottles at specialty grocers in Colorado, Idaho, Texas, and Utah and online at www.8thwondertea.com. Individual bottles are $2.99 MSRP.

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More about 8th Wonder TeaTM. 8th Wonder Tea carefully sources and blends the best organic, single-origin ingredients and superfoods from around the globe and combines them with the highest quality teas to create exceptionally refreshing, ready-to-drink beverages to connect you to new people and new lands. Our teas offer essential vitamins that maximize performance and feelings of wellbeing while fueling your most passionate pursuits. For more information and to discover your wonder, visit www.8thwondertea.com.

Tree Below Zero™ Brand Functional Beverages Are the Market’s Only Sparkling Hemp CBD Juice Line with National Retail Distribution and FDA-Compliant Packaging

Los Angeles, CA (March 5, 2019) – Tree Below Zero™ will feature its nationally-distributed line of sparkling functional beverages with new FDA-compliant labels at the prestigious Natural Products Expo West 2019, Anaheim, California, March 6-8. Tree Below Zero launched the world’s first canned sparkling juice infused with hemp oil extract (CBD) at Expo West 2018. Tree Below Zero’s multiple-award-winning line of natural sparkling functional beverages, which earned international product innovation honors in Prague, is perfect as a ready-to-drink beverage or as a delicious mixer.

The industry trail-blazer will feature product sampling, new US- and Canadian-compliant packaging, AND Expo-only pricing promotions. Additionally, Tree Below Zero will announce category-leading suggested retail price (SRP) reductions to make this highly sought-after, convenient beverage containing today’s hottest wellness ingredient, hemp/CBD, affordable to mainstream Americans during the three-day event at Booth N519.

Hemp CBD Beverage Trailblazing Industry Firsts

Tree Below Zero was the first in the marketplace to secure:

  • FDA-compliant package labeling
  • Top 5 Most Innovative Beverage Award
  • National distribution and fulfilment through Amazon Prime
  • First-to-market in mainstream grocery chains and first to be sold in a 50+ store chain
  • Comprehensive education and marketing support program for retailers, brokers, and partners
  • Sustainable, ecologically-friendly packaging and production practices

“We set out to create a whole new beverage experience that was broadly available to consumers through mainstream grocery and general retailers, rather than an exclusive product sold only through restricted channels,” remarks Tree Below Zero CEO and Co-Founder Roberto Haraldson. He continues, “For anyone who has heard about the benefits of CBD and wants to experience it themselves, we have made Tree Below Zero delicious, affordable, and accessible for anyone to try.”

Tree Below Zero President and Co-Founder Francis Mohajerin further states, “In keeping with our mission, we are committed both to ‘advancing the human condition’ and to the success of our retail and distribution partners. We do this by working diligently to offer federally-compliant products in an ever-changing market landscape, while delivering a highly in-demand product that honors the natural environment.”

In addition to its distribution and fulfillment relationship with Amazon, Tree Below Zero is available at natural and mass-grocery chains, including all 50 locations of Earth Fare markets, one of the nation’s leading health food chains.

ABOUT TREE BELOW ZERO

Tree Below Zero™ is an award-winning division of ACME Naturals of California, committed to delivering wellness, good taste, and balanced living through mindful hemp-based products, and whose mission is Advancing the Human Condition™. Tree Below Zero is the first-in-market to offer FDA-compliant hemp CBD-infused sparkling waters flavored with natural juices in cans. The brand’s line of hemp oil extract-infused products are derived from industrial hemp, legally grown in the USA. ACME Naturals and Tree Below Zero are led by founders Roberto Haroldson, CEO, and Francis Mohajerin, President. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. For more information, please visit http://www.treebelowzero.com/

Sales Contact Francis Mohajerin, President/Co-Founder ACME Naturals and Tree Below Zero (310) 546.6868 francis@acmenaturals.com http://treebelowzero.com http://acmenaturals.com   

Press Contact Pam Abrahamsson, Media Relations Mulberry Street Market Intelligence, LLC (503) 298.9749 pam@msmarketintel.com http://msmarketintel.com

Tree Below Zero™ Brand Functional Beverages Are the Market’s Only Sparkling Hemp CBD Juice Line with National Retail Distribution and FDA-Compliant Packaging

Los Angeles, CA (February XX, 2019) – Tree Below Zero™ will feature its nationally-distributed line of sparkling functional beverages with new FDA-compliant labels at the prestigious Natural Products Expo West 2019, Anaheim, California, March 6-8. Tree Below Zero launched the world’s first canned sparkling juice infused with hemp oil extract (CBD) at Expo West 2018. Tree Below Zero’s multiple-award-winning line of natural sparkling functional beverages, which earned international product innovation honors in Prague, is perfect as a ready-to-drink beverage or as a delicious mixer.

The industry trail-blazer will feature product sampling, new US- and Canadian-compliant packaging, AND Expo-only pricing promotions. Additionally, Tree Below Zero will announce category-leading suggested retail price (SRP) reductions to make this highly sought-after, convenient beverage containing today’s hottest wellness ingredient, hemp/CBD, affordable to mainstream Americans during the three-day event at Booth N519.

Hemp CBD Beverage Trailblazing Industry Firsts

Tree Below Zero was the first in the marketplace to secure:

  • FDA-compliant package labeling
  • Top 5 Most Innovative Beverage Award
  • National distribution and fulfilment through Amazon Prime
  • First-to-market in mainstream grocery chains and first to be sold in a 50+ store chain
  • Comprehensive education and marketing support program for retailers, brokers, and partners
  • Sustainable, ecologically-friendly packaging and production practices

“We set out to create a whole new beverage experience that was broadly available to consumers through mainstream grocery and general retailers, rather than an exclusive product sold only through restricted channels,” remarks Tree Below Zero CEO and Co-Founder Roberto Haraldson. He continues, “For anyone who has heard about the benefits of CBD and wants to experience it themselves, we have made Tree Below Zero delicious, affordable, and accessible for anyone to try.”

Tree Below Zero President and Co-Founder Francis Mohajerin further states, “In keeping with our mission, we are committed both to ‘advancing the human condition’ and to the success of our retail and distribution partners. We do this by working diligently to offer federally-compliant products in an ever-changing market landscape, while delivering a highly in-demand product that honors the natural environment.”

In addition to its distribution and fulfillment relationship with Amazon, Tree Below Zero is available at natural and mass-grocery chains, including all 50 locations of Earth Fare markets, one of the nation’s leading health food chains.

ABOUT TREE BELOW ZERO

Tree Below Zero™ is an award-winning division of ACME Naturals of California, committed to delivering wellness, good taste, and balanced living through mindful hemp-based products, and whose mission is Advancing the Human Condition™. Tree Below Zero is the first-in-market to offer FDA-compliant hemp CBD-infused sparkling waters flavored with natural juices in cans. The brand’s line of hemp oil extract-infused products are derived from industrial hemp, legally grown in the USA. ACME Naturals and Tree Below Zero are led by founders Roberto Haroldson, CEO, and Francis Mohajerin, President. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. For more information, please visit http://www.treebelowzero.com/

Sales Contact Francis Mohajerin, President/Co-Founder ACME Naturals and Tree Below Zero (310) 546.6868 francis@acmenaturals.com http://treebelowzero.com http://acmenaturals.com   

Press Contact Pam Abrahamsson, Media Relations Mulberry Street Market Intelligence, LLC (503) 298.9749 pam@msmarketintel.com http://msmarketintel.com  

Acme Naturals - Tree Below Zero Hemp CBD Beverages - Press Kit
by: Acme Naturals - Tree Below Zero (#N519)

TREE BELOW ZERO™, WORLD’S FIRST SPARKLING HEMP CBD-INFUSED CANNED SODA UNVEILS INNOVATION AND CONSUMER ACCESSIBILITY AT NATURAL PRODUCTS EXPO WEST 2019

Tree Below Zero™ Brand Functional Beverages Are the Market’s Only Sparkling Hemp CBD Juice Line with National Retail Distribution and FDA-Compliant Packaging

Los Angeles, CA (February XX, 2019) – Tree Below Zero™ will feature its nationally-distributed line of sparkling functional beverages with new FDA-compliant labels at the prestigious Natural Products Expo West 2019, Anaheim, California, March 6-8. Tree Below Zero launched the world’s first canned sparkling juice infused with hemp oil extract (CBD) at Expo West 2018. Tree Below Zero’s multiple-award-winning line of natural sparkling functional beverages, which earned international product innovation honors in Prague, is perfect as a ready-to-drink beverage or as a delicious mixer.

The industry trail-blazer will feature product sampling, new US- and Canadian-compliant packaging, AND Expo-only pricing promotions. Additionally, Tree Below Zero will announce category-leading suggested retail price (SRP) reductions to make this highly sought-after, convenient beverage containing today’s hottest wellness ingredient, hemp/CBD, affordable to mainstream Americans during the three-day event at Booth N519.

Hemp CBD Beverage Trailblazing Industry Firsts

Tree Below Zero was the first in the marketplace to secure:

  • FDA-compliant package labeling
  • Top 5 Most Innovative Beverage Award
  • National distribution and fulfilment through Amazon Prime
  • First-to-market in mainstream grocery chains and first to be sold in a 50+ store chain
  • Comprehensive education and marketing support program for retailers, brokers, and partners
  • Sustainable, ecologically-friendly packaging and production practices

“We set out to create a whole new beverage experience that was broadly available to consumers through mainstream grocery and general retailers, rather than an exclusive product sold only through restricted channels,” remarks Tree Below Zero CEO and Co-Founder Roberto Haraldson. He continues, “For anyone who has heard about the benefits of CBD and wants to experience it themselves, we have made Tree Below Zero delicious, affordable, and accessible for anyone to try.”

Tree Below Zero President and Co-Founder Francis Mohajerin further states, “In keeping with our mission, we are committed both to ‘advancing the human condition’ and to the success of our retail and distribution partners. We do this by working diligently to offer federally-compliant products in an ever-changing market landscape, while delivering a highly in-demand product that honors the natural environment.”

In addition to its distribution and fulfillment relationship with Amazon, Tree Below Zero is available at natural and mass-grocery chains, including all 50 locations of Earth Fare markets, one of the nation’s leading health food chains.

ABOUT TREE BELOW ZERO

Tree Below Zero™ is an award-winning division of ACME Naturals of California, committed to delivering wellness, good taste, and balanced living through mindful hemp-based products, and whose mission is Advancing the Human Condition™. Tree Below Zero is the first-in-market to offer FDA-compliant hemp CBD-infused sparkling waters flavored with natural juices in cans. The brand’s line of hemp oil extract-infused products are derived from industrial hemp, legally grown in the USA. ACME Naturals and Tree Below Zero are led by founders Roberto Haroldson, CEO, and Francis Mohajerin, President. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. For more information, please visit http://www.treebelowzero.com/

Sales Contact Francis Mohajerin, President/Co-Founder ACME Naturals and Tree Below Zero (310) 546.6868 francis@acmenaturals.com http://treebelowzero.com http://acmenaturals.com   

Press Contact Pam Abrahamsson, Media Relations Mulberry Street Market Intelligence, LLC (503) 298.9749 pam@msmarketintel.com http://msmarketintel.com  

Aker BioMarine is More than an Ingredient Supplier…
by: Aker BioMarine Antarctic US, LLC. (#4783)

Visit Booth #4783 at Expo West 2019 to Learn About Our New Consumer Research, Industry Initiatives, Latest Technology and More!

March 2019, Oslo, Norway: In order to find success in the natural marketplace, you need ingredient suppliers and partners that can help guide your business in the right direction.  What if that supplier and those partners were one in the same?

Aker BioMarineTM is more than just an ingredient supplier¾we are a partner for manufacturers, finished product formulators, retailers and more. As the omega-3 industry continues to evolve, Aker BioMarine is at the forefront of new and exciting initiatives that will positively impact the entire supply chain and effect how krill is harvested forever. Expo West attendees can learn about this and much more at Booth #4783.

Aker BioMarine Unveils New Consumer Claims Study

Aker BioMarine’s dedication to research is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to knowledge transfer and educating industry players across the supply chain. The team is excited to unveil its new claims and packaging consumer survey at Expo West. After years of looking at what consumers seek out as important sources of information when purchasing a nutritional supplement, the team at Aker BioMarine decided to further explore what consumers consider important and effective in terms of packaging and claims. In addition to the need for supplement fact boxes and remedial based claims, consumers are becoming more aware and influential when it comes to product packaging information.  Learn more about our survey highlights and key findings at Booth #4783.

The World’s First Purpose-Built Krill Harvesting Vessel is a Game Changer from Sea to Shelf

In addition to consumer market insights and customer retention initiatives, Aker BioMarine is continuing to implement technology platforms that support sustainability and environmentally friendly efforts. Earlier this year, the company unveiled a new state-of-the-art krill harvesting vessel equipped with a number of innovative processes and technologies onboard. Named “Antarctic Endurance”, this new vessel was built from scratch to fit the purpose of harvesting krill and will allow the company to expand its production capacity both offshore and onshore. Antarctic Endurance is named in tribute to polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Norwegian-constructed vessel, Endurance, and is a symbol of how Aker BioMarine takes on challenges as a company “by endurance we conquer”.

Science Shaping the Krill Industry

The Science team at Aker BioMarine is venturing into new territories like never before and will be onsite to discuss our ongoing studies including krill oil and Lupus, krill oil and resilience and improved performance with military service men and women, krill oil and skin health, as well as, krill oil and sports nutrition.

Lastly, those looking to test their Omega-3 Index levels onsite at Expo West, can visit Aker BioMarine’s designated Omega-3 Index testing station (Booth #4783).

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For more information please contact:

Katrin Berntsen

Director Communication

katrin.berntsen@akerbiomarine.com

About Aker BioMarine

Aker BioMarine is a biotech innovator and Antarctic krill-harvesting company, dedicated to improving human and planetary health. The company develops krill-based ingredients for nutraceutical, aquaculture, and animal feed applications. The company’s fully transparent value chain stretches from sustainable krill harvesting in pristine Antarctic waters through its Montevideo logistics hub, Houston production plant, and all the way to customers around the world. Aker BioMarine is fully owned by Aker ASA, an industrial pioneer since its establishment in 1841.

About Superba KrillTM

Superba Krill is a pure, natural source of the health-promoting EPA & DHA omega-3 essential fatty acids and the naturally occurring antioxidant astaxanthin. The uniqueness of Superba Krill is that the omega-3 fatty acids are provided in phospholipid form. In vitro, in vivo and human clinical research has demonstrated the safety and efficacy of Superba Krill. 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Alter Eco® Showcases Innovative Plant-Based Superdark Truffles

 at 2019 Natural Products Expo West

Sustainable Chocolate Company Expands Portfolio of Enlightened Indulgences with Vegan, 80 Percent Cocoa Truffles

San Francisco, Calif. (Feb. 26, 2019) – Alter Eco®, a chocolate-centric, sustainability-directed food company that takes healthy indulgence to an entirely new level, will be showcasing its new plant-based Superdark Truffles at 2019 Natural Products Expo West. Featuring premium ingredients like silky-smooth 80 percent Swiss-made cocoa and nourishing coconut oil, new Superdark Truffles expand Alter Eco’s popular line of fair trade, organic truffles by bringing a decadent, vegan option to the chocolate aisle. Expo West attendees are invited to visit Alter Eco booth’s #2340 for samples and more information.

With just six simple ingredients, the new Superdark Truffles expand Alter Eco’s successful line of bite-sized truffles and make them even more accessible to consumers. Boasting just three grams of sugar per truffle, they are the perfect low-sugar, low-carb treat packed with powerful antioxidants found naturally in super dark 80 percent cocoa. They are also keto and paleo-friendly with nothing artificial, no soy ingredients, no refined sugars and no gluten for a guilt-free treat crafted with premium ingredients for conscious consumers.

  • Superdark Truffles (only 3g of sugar per truffle) – these irresistibly creamy, plant-based truffles boast 80 percent cocoa for a deeply fruity bite and satisfyingly smooth finish. Nourishing coconut oil unites with fair trade, organic chocolate for a decadent treat with a bold edge.

“With an increasing number of consumers opting for plant-based products and options lower in sugar, we knew it was time to offer health conscious consumers a vegan treat that tastes indulgent,” said Mike Forbes, CEO of Alter Eco. “Our new 80 percent Superdark Truffles are an innovative extension of our best-selling truffle portfolio and wildly popular Deepest Dark Super Blackout Bar, and we’re excited to introduce Expo West attendees to the new innovation.”

Alter Eco will also be showcasing its new Double Chocolate Coconut Clusters and Superdark Crisp Mint Bar at Expo West. These treats boast 85-90 percent cocoa and are uniquely crafted with high-quality ingredients like fruity cacao beans and nourishing coconut oil.

  • Double Chocolate Coconut Clusters (4g of sugar) – Munch guilt-free on 85 percent cocoa coconut clusters featuring antioxidant-filled dark chocolate and crispy coconut flakes. Keto and paleo friendly!
  • Superdark Crisp Mint Bar (6g of sugar) – This cool, dark bar offers a creamy bite and bold mint flavor with flavanol-packed, malty 90 percent cocoa for an intensely delicious bite. Keto and paleo friendly!

The new Superdark truffles, clusters and bar join Alter Eco’s existing portfolio of decadent dark chocolate confections and snacks, and are all USDA Certified Organic, Fair Trade Certified, Carbon Neutral Certified, Non-GMO Project Verified, Certified Gluten-Free, vegan and paleo-friendly.

Alter Eco’s new Superdark Truffles will be available in May 2019 online and in Fairway, NGVC, NCG and INFRA with additional retail availability to follow. Superdark Truffles will be sold in 10-count and single varieties for $7.99 and $0.89, Double Chocolate Coconut Clusters for $4.79/3.2-oz. pouch and Superdark Crisp Mint for $3.99/2.65-oz. bar. Alter Eco products are available nationwide at major natural food retailers and grocery stores, including Whole Foods Market, Wegman’s, Sprouts, Kroger and Publix. For more information about the brand’s enlightened indulgences, please visit www.alterecofoods.com.

About Alter Eco®

Alter Eco® is a chocolate-centric, sustainability-directed food company that takes healthy indulgence to an entirely new level. All Alter Eco products are USDA Certified Organic, Fair Trade Certified, Carbon Neutral Certified, Non-GMO Project Verified and Certified Gluten-Free (excluding Dark Salt & Malt). Recognized as a top certified Benefit Corporation and one of the first registered Public Benefit Corporations, Alter Eco is dedicated to full-circle sustainability throughout its operations and supply chain through four pillars: sourcing using Fair Trade principles, producing of only organic and non-GMO foods, creating minimal waste by working towards 100 percent compostable packaging, and in-setting carbon emissions by means of large-scale reforestation programs in the cooperatives that produce its crops. These principals are entwined with Alter Eco’s commitment to the highest quality ingredients and taste in all of its products. More information is available at www.alterecofoods.com. Follow Alter Eco via Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest and Instagram.

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Brand Fact Sheet

Overview: Alter Eco® is a chocolate-centric, sustainability-directed food company that takes healthy indulgence to an entirely new level. Made for conscious foodies seeking special food experiences, Alter Eco is creating a new category of enlightened indulgences made with next-level ingredients, and offers a full portfolio of Dark Chocolate Coconut Clusters, melty chocolate bars and blissfully delicious truffles. The brand finishes off the line with fair trade heirloom quinoa in innovative compostable pouches. Engrained in full-circle sustainability, Alter Eco is obsessed with spreading social justice and environmental regeneration, while setting a high bar for delivering mind-blowingly tasty foods. All Alter Eco products are USDA Certified Organic, Fair Trade Certified, Carbon Neutral Certified, Non-GMO Project Verified and Certified Gluten-Free (excluding Deep Dark Salt & Malt), with vegan options available.

Pillars of Sustainability: Alter Eco works with small producers in the GlobalSouth to directly benefit co-ops and farmers, while bringing delectable and healthy foods to the masses. As one of the first registered Public Benefit Corporations and a top-ranking B Corporation, Alter Eco operates on four pillars: sourcing using Fair Trade principles, producing only organic and non-GMO foods, creating minimal waste by working towards 100 percent compostable packaging and in-setting carbon emissions by means of large-scale reforestation programs in the cooperatives that produce its crops. As part of its effort to become a carbon negative company, Alter Eco works in tandem with PUR Projet, a reforestation program started by Alter Eco France founder, Tristan Lecomte, to plant trees and offset the amount of CO2 produced.

Founder Story: Alter Eco co-founders, Tristan Lecomte of France, Mathieu Senard and Edouard Rollet of the United States and Ilse Keijzer of Australia, were trained in business but remain committed activists at heart. Prior to starting Alter Eco more than a decade ago, they experienced first-hand both profit-driven multinationals and on-the-ground NGOs. Seeing the challenges of existing humanitarian aid efforts, they became pioneers in social entrepreneurialism, wielding their business acumen to fight for both social and economic justice.  

Next-Level Foods: Alter Eco offers a range of sustainable chocolate-centric foods and grains made with next level ingredients. Product lines include:

  • Dark Chocolate Coconut Clusters (new) – Packing all the benefits of sustainably-harvested toasted coconut flakes and 70 percent Ecuadorian dark chocolate (with as low as five grams of sugar per serving), these snacks offer an enlightened indulgence for conscious eaters who want to satisfy their sweet tooth with clean ingredients. SRP: $4.79/3.2 oz. pouch; $27.74/6-pack of 3.2 oz. pouches; $53.48/12-pack of 3.2 oz. pouches
    • Flavors: Original, Seeds + Salt, Cherry + Almond Butter
  • Chocolate Bars – An assortment of silky smooth chocolate bars free of emulsifiers, artificial flavors and soy, all crafted from organic cacao beans hand-harvested in the Peruvian Amazon and Ecuadorian Coast and finished by expert Swiss chocolatiers. Each bar is wrapped in recyclable FSC Certified paper. SRP: $3.99/2.82 oz. bar (Deepest Dark Super Blackout is 2.62 oz. bar); $44.28/12-pack
    • Flavors: Deepest Dark Super Blackout, Deep Dark Blackout, Deep Dark Salt & Malt, Deep Dark Salted Almonds, Deep Dark Salted Brown Butter, Deep Dark Sea Salt, Deep Dark Quinoa Crunch, Deep Dark Crisp Mint, Deep Dark Salted Burnt Caramel, Dark Salted Coconut Toffee
  • Chocolate Truffles – Made with cacao plucked from organic trees in the Peruvian Amazon and Ecuadorian Coast, these rich chocolate truffles are filled with pure organic coconut oil from Kerala, India, contain no soy, palm oil, emulsifiers or artificial flavors, and are wrapped in eco-friendly compostable wrappers. SRP: $7.99/10-piece bag; $59.92/8-pack of 10-piece bag; $44.99/60-piece box; $167.96/4-pack of 60-piece box
    • Flavors: Salted Caramel, Sea Salt, Mint Crème, Classic Dark, Silk Velvet
  • Heirloom Quinoa – A variety of nutty, protein-packed 100 percent Royal quinoa that is grown and manually cultivated in the nutrient-rich soil of the Bolivian Altiplano region of the Andes Mountains. SRP: $7.49/12 oz. pouch; $41.94/6-pack of 12 oz. pouches; $175/25 lb. bag
    • Flavors: Pearl, Black, Rainbow, Red

Executives:

Mathieu Senard, Co-Founder Edouard Rollet, Co-Founder Mike Forbes, CEO

Where to Buy: Alter Eco is available nationwide at major natural food retailers and grocery stores, including Whole Foods Market, Natural Grocers, Wegman's, Sprouts, Kroger, Publix and online at www.alterecofoods.com

Address:

Alter Eco Foods 1663 Mission Street, Suite 520 San Francisco, CA 94103

On the Web:

Website: www.alterecofoods.com Facebook: AlterEcoSF Twitter: @AlterEcoSF Instagram: @AlterEcoSF

Media Contact:

Megan Busch Rachel Kay Public Relations 858-922-5045 Meganb@rkpr.net

Contact: Megan Busch

Rachel Kay Public Relations

858-922-5045

Meganb@rkpr.net

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Alter Eco® Expands Portfolio of Enlightened Indulgences with

Innovative Plant-Based Superdark Truffles

#1 Truffle Brand in the Natural Channel Adds Vegan, 80 Percent Cocoa Offering to Expand Popular Truffle Line

               

San Francisco, Calif. (Jan. 25, 2019) – Alter Eco®, a chocolate-centric, sustainability-directed food company that takes healthy indulgence to an entirely new level, has announced the debut of its new plant-based Superdark Truffles. Featuring premium ingredients like silky-smooth 80 percent Swiss-made cocoa and nourishing coconut oil, the Superdark Truffles expand Alter Eco’s popular line of fair-trade, organic truffles by bringing a decadent, vegan option to the chocolate aisle. The new truffles boast a mere three grams of sugar per truffle making them a perfect low-sugar, low-carb treat, paired with the powerful antioxidant benefits associated with super dark 80 percent cocoa.

Alter Eco is the number one truffle brand in the natural channel and has nine flavors in the top 10.* Featuring six simple ingredients, the new Superdark Truffles complement Alter Eco’s successful line of bite-sized truffles, making them accessible to all consumers regardless of dietary restrictions. The midnight-dark truffles are keto and paleo-friendly, and free from artificial flavors, dairy and gluten for a guilt-free treat crafted with premium ingredients for conscious consumers. Details include:

  • Superdark Truffles (only 3g of sugar per truffle) – these irresistibly creamy, plant-based truffles boast 80 percent cocoa for a deeply fruity bite and satisfyingly smooth finish. Nourishing coconut oil unites with fair trade, organic chocolate for a decadent treat with a bold edge.

“With plant-based diets on the rise and consumers looking for low-sugar options to satisfy their sweet cravings, we saw the perfect opportunity to launch our new Superdark Truffles,” said Mike Forbes, CEO of Alter Eco. “Combined with the popularity of our best-selling truffle line and the widespread popularity of our Deepest Dark Super Blackout Bar, it was clear that uniting these two concepts would provide a revolutionary, irresistible treat. We’re excited to expand our truffle portfolio to include the new vegan option and to continue making our organic, fair trade treats and snacks accessible to as many consumers as possible.”

Alter Eco will also expand its line with new Superdark Double Chocolate Coconut Clusters and a 90 percent cocoa Superdark Crisp Mint Bar. These additional Superdark items boast 85-90 percent cocoa and are uniquely crafted with high-quality ingredients like fruity cacao beans and nourishing coconut oil. Details include:

  • Double Chocolate Coconut Clusters (only 4g of sugar) – Munch guilt-free on 85 percent cocoa coconut clusters featuring antioxidant-filled dark chocolate and crispy coconut flakes.
  • Superdark Crisp Mint Bar (only 6g of sugar) – This cool, dark bar offers a creamy bite and bold mint flavor with flavanol-packed, malty 90 percent cocoa for an intensely delicious bite.

The new Superdark truffles, clusters and bar join Alter Eco’s existing portfolio of decadent dark chocolate confections and snacks, and are all USDA Certified Organic, Fair Trade Certified, Carbon Neutral Certified, Non-GMO Project Verified and Certified Gluten-Free. The entire new Superdark collection is vegan and paleo-friendly, allowing people to enjoy the new melt-in-your-mouth chocolate and still maintain specific dietary preferences.

Alter Eco’s new Superdark Truffles will be available in May 2019 online and in Fairway, NGVC, NCG and INFRA with additional retail availability to follow. Superdark Truffles will be sold in 10-count and single varieties for $7.99 and $0.89, Double Chocolate Coconut Clusters for $4.79/3.2-oz. pouch and Superdark Crisp Mint for $3.99/2.65-oz. bar. Alter Eco products are available nationwide at major natural food retailers and grocery stores, including Whole Foods Market, Wegman’s, Sprouts, Kroger and Publix. For more information, please visit www.alterecofoods.com.

*Source: SPINS data spanning the natural and conventional retail channels in the 52 weeks ending November 14, 2018.

About Alter Eco®

Alter Eco® is a chocolate-centric, sustainability-directed food company that takes healthy indulgence to an entirely new level. All Alter Eco products are USDA Certified Organic, Fair Trade Certified, Carbon Neutral Certified, Non-GMO Project Verified and Certified Gluten-Free (excluding Dark Salt & Malt). Recognized as a top certified Benefit Corporation and one of the first registered Public Benefit Corporations, Alter Eco is dedicated to full-circle sustainability throughout its operations and supply chain through four pillars: sourcing using Fair Trade principles, producing of only organic and non-GMO foods, creating minimal waste by working towards 100 percent compostable packaging, and in-setting carbon emissions by means of large-scale reforestation programs in the cooperatives that produce its crops. These principals are entwined with Alter Eco’s commitment to the highest quality ingredients and taste in all of its products. More information is available at www.alterecofoods.com. Follow Alter Eco via Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest and Instagram.

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Expo West 2019 Press Release
by: Amazing Grass (#2104)

Amazing Grass Showcases New Plant-Based Solution to Collagen, Launches Three Cutting-Edge Supplements at Natural Products Expo West 2019

Leader in Organic Whole-Food Nutrition Highlights Breakthrough Line-Up of Supplements Featuring Farm-Fresh Greens

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (February 2019) – Amazing Grass™, the nation’s leading brand of plant-based, whole-food powdered supplements and nutrition bars, is showcasing four exciting new lines, Amazing Protein Glow, Green Superfood Detox Effervescent Tabs, Organic Grass & Shrooms Smoothie Booster and Kidz Superfood Protein + Probiotics, this year at Natural Products Expo West. All four product lines feature the brand’s signature farm-fresh greens organically grown on its third-generation family farm in Kansas, combined with functional superfoods, to deliver efficacious nutrition that is simple and easy to enjoy. Attendees of the show are invited to visit Amazing Grass at booth #2104 to learn more and taste the brand’s latest.

“Delivering whole food nutrition in a simple and convenient way has always been at the forefront of our innovation, and shoppers today are increasingly looking for added functional benefits – from collagen synthesis, detoxification, immune support to kid-focused nutrition,” said Ryan Therriault, vice president of marketing and innovation at Amazing Grass. “Our newest product lines address these growing wellness needs by delivering supplements that combine the powerful nutrition of our signature farm-fresh greens with key ingredients like biotin, turmeric, cordyceps or probiotics. Whether it’s an adaptogenic boost from the functional mushrooms in our new Organic Grass & Shrooms Smoothie Booster, or a superfood boost to promote collagen synthesis from Amazing Protein Glow, the new products are specifically tailored to deliver nutrition that’s delicious and simple to enjoy.”

All four new product lines feature the brand’s cornerstone organic farm-fresh greens and can be simply tossed into water for a superfood boost that’s perfect any time of the day. Additional product details include:

  • Amazing Protein Glow is crafted with 15 grams of plant protein plus reviving superfoods, including Rose Petal, Holy Basil, Acerola Cherry, Guava and lemon peel, to help support collagen synthesis and production for healthy skin and a natural glow. Each delicious scoop delivers all essential amino acids to support lean muscle recovery and repair, 100 percent DV biotin for healthy hair, skin and nails and provides an excellent source of food-based B-complex vitamins and vitamin C to further promote the appearance of healthy skin. SRP $32.99 for 15 servings and available in three amazing flavors:
  • Green Superfood Detox Effervescent Tabs are travel-friendly tablets packed with farm-fresh alkalizing greens, in tandem with detoxifying superfoods including lemon peel, ginger, cayenne, dandelion root and turmeric for a convenient dose of greens. SRP $7.99/10ct. tube and available in two delicious flavors:
  • Organic Grass & Shrooms Smoothie Booster is an elevated greens supplement combining the power of nutrient-dense farm-fresh green nutrition with the synergy of six functional mushrooms, including cordyceps, reishi, maitake, shiitake, himematsutake and turkey tail, for full-spectrum, plant-based immune support. One teaspoon delivers one full cup of leafy greens and powerful dose of functional mushrooms. SRP $14.99 for 30 servings and available in the signature Original flavor.  
  • Kidz Superfood Protein + Probiotics is a tasty nutritional shake crafted with 10 grams of plant-based protein, 1 billion CFU probiotics and a rainbow of organic greens, fruits and veggies in a single, delicious scoop. Each scoop delivers one half cup of leafy greens and contains all amino acids, the building blocks for healthy growth. SRP $26.99 for 15 servings and available in two kid-approved flavors:

Amazing Grass products are available nationally at major natural food retailers, including Whole Foods Market, Vitamin Shoppe, Target, GNC, Sprouts, and online at AmazingGrass.com, Amazon.com and more. For more information on Amazing Grass and its line of plant-based, whole-food nutrition, please visit www.amazinggrass.com.

About Amazing Grass

Amazing Grass was created in 2002 to help people connect health, nutrition and the environment to lead more active lives through organic, plant-based nutrition. For more than 50 years, its family farm in Kansas has perfected the growing, harvesting and dehydration of organic greens to ensure optimal nutrition. Today, the brand thoughtfully combines its alkalizing greens with the highest quality plant-based ingredients and superfoods sustainably sourced from around the world. All Amazing Grass products are plant-based, non-GMO, and made with real, whole-food ingredients. Amazing Grass is designed for people who conveniently want to get the recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables, cleanse and detoxify, have digestive issues, and/or are vegan or consuming a vegetarian diet. Follow Amazing Grass via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest to learn more.

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Amazing Grass Fact Sheet
by: Amazing Grass (#2104)

Amazing Grass Press Fact Sheet

Overview:

Amazing Grass is the nation’s leading brand of organic, plant-based supplements and nutrition bars comprised of real whole-food ingredients and the brand’s cornerstone greens, wheat grass, barley grass and alfalfa, organically grown on its third-generation family farm in Kansas. Considered the No. 1 brand in the Greens category, all Amazing Grass products are made with USDA Certified Organic farm-fresh greens, are non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan-friendly, and specially formulated to help maintain overall health and wellness while naturally boosting energy levels, supporting immunity, and helping aid digestion and detoxification. Amazing Grass provides the whole-food nutrition the body needs, in convenient and delicious forms that are simple and easy to enjoy.

The company’s signature wheat grass, barley grass and alfalfa, in addition to kale as of 2018, are grown on the Amazing Grass family-owned farm. For more than 70 years, the Kansas-based farm has perfected the growing, harvesting and dehydration of organic greens to ensure optimal nutrient density, resulting in some of the highest-quality deep leafy greens available on the market. By growing only once a year and harvesting at each crop’s nutritional peak, Amazing Grass is able to guarantee higher quality nutrition than that of juiced powders or tray grown greens. From there, the fresh greens are instantly dehydrated, frozen, and packed in nitrogen to maintain maximum freshness and preserve all the whole-food nutritional properties.

History:

As a pioneer of the greens movement, Amazing Grass was one of the first companies to reject factory-based farming in favor of organic, sustainable practices. Co-founded by Todd Habermehl and Brandon Bert, Amazing Grass’ keystone organic cereal grasses have been grown on Bert’s Kansas-based family farm for three generations. By partnering with a network of small family farmers who share equivalent standards for sustainable cultivation and attention to detail, Amazing Grass has been able to cultivate a symbiotic relationship with the environment for generations to come, while delivering high-quality nutrition. This once grassroots company has evolved into the leading producer of organic green superfoods with sustainable family farming at the core of it all. Beyond its first tub of wheat grass powder, Amazing Grass now offers a wide range of organic, plant-based products crafted with the highest quality ingredients curated from like-minded farmers around the world.

Products:

Protein & KaleNEW –  a simple blend of plant-based protein, comprised of organic pea, chia and quinoa, in tandem with the nutritious power of farm-fresh greens, including kale, the latest nutritional powerhouse to be grown on the family farm. Each single scoop of Protein & Kale provides a powerful 20 grams of protein and one full cup of leafy greens. It is also USDA Organic, gluten-free, grain-free and crafted without the use of Stevia.

SRP: $32.99 per 15-serving canister

Flavors: Simply Vanilla and Smooth Chocolate flavors

Green Powder Smoothie BoostersNEW – one scoop elevates any smoothie with a supercharged boost of green nutrition. Crafted with the world’s most nutrient-dense greens, the silky-smooth powders offer a powerful punch of nutrition in a single scoop, and are available in two varieties:

  • Organic Kale Powder – Offers 100% grown and harvested kale from the family farm. One teaspoon of Organic Kale Powder is equal to 2 cups of fresh kale.
  • Organic Supergreens Powder – Combines kale and wheat grass with moringa and spirulina. One scoop of Organic Supergreens Powder is equal to 1.5 servings of greens.

SRP: $14.99 per 30-serving pouch

Green Superfood Effervescents – The most novel and convenient way to get a daily dose of green nutrition, these refreshingly fizzy tablets are made with the brand’s proprietary alkalizing greens blend, including wheat grass, barley grass, alfalfa, spirulina and chlorella, plus more than 30 antioxidant superfoods to help support immunity. Available in two amazing flavors and now two new functions:

  • Original Flavors – Delivers the antioxidant equivalent of 1 full serving of greens and veggies, 100% DV Vitamins B1, B12, C and E and only 1g of sugar. Flavors: Lemon Lime and Berry Flavors
  • EnergyNEW –  One full serving of greens and veggies boosted with 85mg of purely plant-based caffeine derived from green tea extract, plus 100% DV Vitamins B1 and B12. Flavors: Tropical and Grape flavors
  • HydrateNEW – One full serving of greens and veggies plus the hydrating benefits of key electrolytes including potassium, magnesium, calcium sodium and chloride, and vitamins B1, B12 and C. Flavors: Strawberry Lemonade and Watermelon Lime flavors

SRP: $7.99 per tube (10 tabs per tube)

Elixirs – Six stress-reducing adaptogenic herbs (including moringa and ashwagandha) combine with alkalizing greens, including fermented wheat grass harvested directly from the Amazing Grass family farm. The Elixirs are crafted in three delicious blends each with unique functional health ingredients to support natural beauty, cognition and gut health.

SRP: $29.99/20-serving canister; $2.19/single-serve packets

Flavors: Beauty Elixir, Brain Elixir and Belly Elixir  

Protein Superfood – An all-in-one nutritional protein shake boasting 20 grams of complete plant-based protein derived entirely from organic pea, chia, hemp and quinoa, in tandem with the brand’s cornerstone greens blend. Each protein-filled scoop also delivers 20g protein, 7 alkalizing greens and two servings of nutrient-dense fruits and veggies to aid digestion, promote lean muscle and provide a nourishing source of energy.

SRP: $34.99 per 10-12-serving canister, $56.99 per 18-20 servings

Flavors: Original, Pure Vanilla, Rich Chocolate and Chocolate Peanut Butter

Green SuperFood® – The company’s flagship brand family is packed with organic greens, wholesome fruits and vegetables, plus nutrient-dense superfoods and digestive enzymes. Available in 10 delicious flavors and functions, Green SuperFood is a convenient way to get the whole-food nutrition the body needs in a delicious powder that’s simple to enjoy.  Beyond green nutrition and delivering over one full serving of fruits and veggies, Green Superfood helps alkalize, provide natural energy, support immunity, aid digestion, and promote natural detoxification of the body.

SRP: $21.99/15 single-serve packets; $29.99/150 capsules; $29.99/30-serving canister; $49.99/60-serving canister; $69.99/100-serving canister

Flavors: Original, Chocolate, Berry, Detox & Digest, Alkalize & Detox, Energy Lemon Lime, Energy Watermelon, Antioxidant Sweet Berry, Immunity Tangerine and Multi-Vitamin Pineapple Lemongrass     

Organic Wheat Grass & Amazing Trio® – These whole-leaf wheatgrass supplements offer 30 times more nutrition than traditional wheatgrass juice shots. The potent leafy green supplements supply a hefty dose of vitamins and minerals, while promoting healthy body function and naturally alkalizing the body.

SRP: $21.99/15 single-serve packets; $26.99/200 tablets; $26.99/30-serving canister; $45.99/60-serving canister; $64.99/100-serving canister

Flavors: Organic Wheat Grass and Amazing Trio (wheat grass, barley, alfalfa)

Where to Buy:

Amazing Grass products are available nationwide in most major natural food retailers including Whole Foods Market, Sprouts and Earthfare, as well as in Vitamin Specialty stores including GNC and Vitamin Shoppe. The line can also be found in conventional and club retailers like Kroger, Target, Wegmans, Sam’s Club and select Costco clubs, as well as online at amazinggrass.com, amazon.com and other retailers.

Corporate Address:

230 Newport Center Drive, Suite 300 Newport Beach, CA 92660

Website/

Social:

www.amazinggrass.com Instagram: @amazinggrass Facebook: @greensuperfood Twitter: @amazinggrass

Media Contact:

Brooke Oleynick Rachel Kay Public Relations 858-888-0148 brooke@rkpr.net

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                               Contact: Lauren Rios

Rachel Kay Public Relations

(858) 300 -1966

lauren@rkpr.net

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Angelic Bakehouse Unveils Vibrant New Look for Portfolio of Sproutstanding™

Baked Goods and New Veggie Wraps

New Category of Carbs Driving Demand in the Deli Section take Center Stage at

Natural Products Expo West 

Cudahy, WI (Feb. 26, 2019) – Angelic Bakehouse, innovator of delicious sprouted whole grain baked goods, will debut a chic and bold new look for its expanding line of yealthy™ foods (because they’re just as yummy as they are healthy!) at Natural Products Expo West. Attendees are invited to visit booth #N2128 to see the colorful new packaging firsthand and indulge in Angelic Bakehouse’s entire product line featuring its unique Sprouted and Fresh Pressed™ whole grain ingredient directly pressed into the doughs. The brand will also showcase its new Garden Wraps in Vibrant Beet, Turmeric Sweet Potato and Spring Kale Spinach.

“Our process for sprouting whole grains and fresh pressing them directly into our dough is incredibly unique and appealing in this category, and we’ve been working hard to develop a new brand look that better communicates how we’re different in this space,” said Jenny Marino, founder of Angelic Bakehouse. “Food is the center of every occasion in our home, but like many busy families, we often find it can be a challenge to put a healthy, tasty and quick dinner on the table. Every product we make stems from the idea of ease with no sacrifices.  We’re excited to launch our new packaging that clearly showcases our premium ingredients and outstanding taste and nutrition designed for today’s consumer where ‘good enough’ doesn’t cut it anymore.”

Angelic Bakehouse has raised the bar on traditional wraps commonly made with white flour and fillers, with its pure and premium ingredients.  Commodity Wheat typically sourced from Kansas and Nebraska with Glyphosate (Roundup) sometimes used in fallow fields and during harvest, doesn’t meet their standards. Instead, they work closely with community farmers in Southwest Montana where the combination of 5,000-foot-elevation, undulating terrain, abundant sunshine, and dry conditions result in whole red wheat berries that are approximately 16% higher in protein, grown without the use of glyphosate, and are tested post-harvest to ensure no chemicals are present.

All Angelic Bakehouse products—including wraps, crusts, crisps, buns, and bread—start with Sprouted and Fresh Pressed™ Grains, the extraordinary version of whole grains that are sprouted to amplify flavor and nutrition. This 7-grain blend of non-GMO whole grains—red wheat berries, quinoa, barley, oat groats, rye berries, amaranth and millet—is sprouted by soaking in water for a specific time and temperature before being fresh pressed directly into the dough for all products. Sprouted grains have several nutritional benefits compared to unsprouted versions, including a lower glycemic index, higher levels of B vitamins, folate, fiber, essential amino acids and reduced levels of phytic acid and gluten, making the nutrients inside more available for absorption and may make them easier to digest than other grains.

The newest addition to the Angelic Bakehouse portfolio, new Garden Wraps are sold in the deli section in packs of 6 wraps per bag, with a suggested retail price of $4.49. Like all Angelic Bakehouse products, the new Garden Wraps are egg-free, nut-free, dairy-free, soy-free, sesame seed free, non-GMO, kosher and now vegan. Additional flavor details include:

  • Vibrant Beet
    • Nothing beats a beet – except of course these whawesome™ beet wraps! Wholesome with the right touch of sweetness, these are ideal for BLT wraps, caprese wraps, or even DIY beet chips.
  • Turmeric Sweet Potato
    • Warming turmeric meets sweet potato in a wrap that is sure to be the golden star of your next meal. The perfect companion for sandwich roll-ups, chicken shawarma wraps and more.
  • Spring Kale Spinach
    • Super greens kale and spinach kicked up a notch with Angelic sprouted grains for the ultimate in super food nutrition. Yummy as a base for lunch or breakfast wraps, quesadillas, enchiladas and more.

Angelic Bakehouse products are available at select natural and conventional grocers nationwide, including Whole Foods, Sprouts, Fresh Thyme, Hannaford, HEB, Walmart, Costco and more. To learn more about Angelic Bakehouse’s full portfolio of sprouted grain products or for recipe ideas, please visit https://www.angelicbakehouse.com/ or follow Angelic Bakehouse on Instagram (@AngelicBakehouse) and Facebook (@AngelicBakehouse). 

About Angelic Bakehouse

Angelic Bakehouse has created a new category of carbs called Yealthy™, the perfect mash of Yummy and Healthy. All Angelic Bakehouse foods start with premium whole grains that are Sprouted and Fresh Pressed™ directly into its doughs, to deliver a numazing™ (nutritious + amazing) eating experience. With a range of products that include sprouted bread, sprouted buns, sprouted crusts, sprouted wraps, and sprouted crisps, Angelic Bakehouse is making waves for the sprouted whole grain industry.

Angelic Bakehouse features its seven whole grain blend, which includes red wheat berries, quinoa, oat groats, rye berries, barley, amaranth and millet, to create baked goods that provide the yin of nutritious and the yang of delicious. Elevating sandwiches, pizzas, soups, wraps, dips and more, all Angelic Bakehouse products are egg-free, peanut and tree nut-free, dairy-free, soy-free, sesame seed free, non-GMO, kosher and vegan. For more information and recipe inspiration, please visit Angelic Bakehouse at www.angelicbakehouse.com  

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Angelic Bakehouse Press Fact Sheet 2019
by: Angelic Bakehouse (#N2128)

Angelic Bakehouse

Press Fact Sheet

Overview: Angelic Bakehouse is an innovator of delicious sprouted whole grain baked goods that are the perfect mash of wholesome and awesome – they’re Whawesome. All Angelic Bakehouse products feature its unique Sprouted and Fresh Pressed™ whole grain ingredient to deliver a Numazing (nutritious + amazing) eating experience. Angelic Bakehouse’s 7-grain blend of non-GMO whole grains—red wheat berries, quinoa, barley, oat groats, rye berries, amaranth and millet—is sprouted by soaking in water for a specific time and temperature before being fresh pressed directly into the dough for all products. Elevating sandwiches, pizzas, soups, wraps, dips, and more, all Angelic Bakehouse baked goods are egg-free, dairy-free, soy-free, sesame seed-free, non-GMO, kosher and vegan.

History: High school sweethearts James Marino and Jenny Marino Co-Founded Angelic Bakehouse over a dinner of healthy-yet-tasty turkey burgers when an epiphany struck them—great taste and nutrition could co-exist! Indulging in surprisingly delightful buns made from a mash of seven sprouted grains, the duo decided to utilize this recipe, based on old-world traditions, to conceive Angelic Bakehouse in 2009. A brand sprouted with smart-cuts, not short-cuts, all baked goods are crafted with above-and-beyond nutritious ingredients and seek to give a steady dose of goodness—whether in food or in life—inspiring all to eat better, feel better, and #BeAngelic.

Products: Angelic Bakehouse harmoniously marries awesome taste and wholesome ingredients to create artisanal Whawesome products. From beyond-basic sliced bread to veggie wraps and pizza crusts, the bakehouse is sprouting up everywhere in your local grocery’s deli where they pair famously with premium meats, cheeses, dips, spreads, and sauces. Angelic Bakehouse offers a portfolio of vegan and 100 percent non-GMO, kosher-certified, whole-grain baked goods that are free of additives and allergenic ingredients, including:

  • Sprouted 7-Grain Wraps – Made with sprouted whole grains and ingredients you can actually pronounce, these wraps deliver the taste and health benefits that only simple food can. Use them for veggie wraps, sandwich rollups or quesadillas. Each flavor has at least 5g of protein and 4g of dietary fiber per serving. SRP: $4.49/6 wraps (9 oz. bag)
    • Flavors: Reduced Sodium, 7-Grain, NEW flavors include: Vibrant Beet, Turmeric Sweet Potato, Spring Kale Spinach
  • FLATZZA® Crusts – Healthy pizza is no longer an oxymoron. Part flatbread, part pizza crust and all kinds of delicious. Each variety has at least 5g of protein and under 170 calories per serving. Use them for New York style pizza, pizza margherita, or whatever suits your fancy. SRP: $5.99 (14 oz. bag)
    • Varieties: FLATZZA® Sweet Potato Crusts, FLATZZA® Buddy Crusts, FLATZZA® Crusts
  • Crisps – Take snacking and party apps to new heights with a crunchy carrier that is actually good for you. Each serving provides 3g of protein, 80 calories and 200 milligrams of sodium. SRP: $5.99
    • Flavors: Rye, Honey + Raisin, Sea Salt
  • Sprouted Hamburger and Hot Dog Buns – Buns that mean business. Not only do they stand up to juiciest, thickest burgers and brats, but they deliver a similar nutritional profile to their bread: 6 grams of protein and only 130 calories each. SRP: $5.59/ 8 buns (16 oz. bag)
    • Varieties: Hot Dog Buns, Hamburger Buns
  • Dinner Rolls – Beyond decadent taste and texture and completely free of guilt, these little rolls will liven up your dinner party and your child’s lunchbox. SRP: $4.99/9 rolls (13.5 oz. bag)
  • Sprouted Grain Bread – With six different varieties, each sliced loaf features 4 grams of protein or more and each slice clocks in at 70 calories or less per slice. SRP: $4.99/ (16 oz. bag)
    • Varieties: No Added Salt, Reduced Sodium, Wheat, Raisin Wheat, 7-Grain (16 oz. and 24 oz.), Rye

Leadership Team:  Jenny Marino, Co-Founder James Marino, Co-Founder

Where to Buy: Angelic Bakehouse is available in natural and conventional retailers. To find a store, visit www.angelicbakehouse.com/locations/            

Address: Angelic Bakehouse 3275 E Layton Ave Cudahy, WI 53110

On the Web: Website: www.angelicbakehouse.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/angelicbakehouse Instagram: www.instagram.com/angelicbakehouse

Media Contact: Lauren Rios Rachel Kay Public Relations 858-300-1966 Lauren@RKPR.net

Contact:  Alana Frizzell

Artisan Kettle Organic Chocolate

833-605-6929

info@artisankettle.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Artisan Kettle® Organic Chocolate Expands its Portfolio of Vegan and Allergen Free Baking Chocolate with Innovative Organic No Sugar Added Dark Chocolate Chips

The Fastest-Growing Organic Baking Chocolate Brand adds new Organic No Sugar Added Dark Chocolate Chips at Natural Products Expo West

Madison, WI—Today, Artisan Kettle®, the leading organic baking chocolate brand is announcing the launch of its new 72% Cacao No Sugar Added Dark Chocolate Chips.  Featuring high quality USDA Organic ingredients and Fair Trade Certified™ cacao sourced from small family farms in South America, the keto-friendly No Sugar Added Dark Chocolate Chips deliver guilt-free indulgence to Artisan Kettle’s extensive organic baking chocolate portfolio.

The brand, which launched November of 2016 with four varieties of USDA Organic and Fair Trade Certified™ chocolate chips, has quickly grown to the number one organic baking brand in the specialty and gourmet channel1 and the fastest growing organic baking brand across all channels2. With the addition of no sugar added dark chocolate, Artisan Kettle now offers eight varieties of organic chocolate chips, and a collection of four organic baking bars.

“With demand for no sugar added and sugar-free chocolate chips up 115%1 versus a year ago it’s clear consumers are looking for healthier options. What we’ve seen is other brands trade taste for nutrition,” says Ryan Close, brand manager of Artisan Kettle. “When it comes to chocolate, taste is the last thing consumers should have to sacrifice. For Artisan Kettle that was a challenge worth accepting and we didn’t settle until we had an organic no sugar added dark chocolate chip that delivered on taste as well as nutritional benefits.”

In addition to being USDA Organic and Fair Trade Certified™, Artisan Kettle offers the largest variety of 100% allergen free baking chocolate in the category.  Eight (of the brands) organic baking chocolates are free from all eight major allergens, which include:

72% Cacao Organic No Sugar Added Dark Chocolate Chips, 72% Cacao Organic Dark Chocolate Chunks, 55% Organic Bittersweet Chocolate Chips, 44% Organic Semisweet Chocolate Chips, 44% Organic Semisweet MINI Chocolate Chips, 100% Cacao Organic Unsweetened Baking Bar, 66% Cacao Organic Bittersweet Baking Bar, 58% Cacao Organic Semisweet Baking Bar.

In addition to the brand’s allergen-free products, Artisan Kettle offers Organic White Chocolate Chips, Organic Milk Chocolate Chips, Organic Peppermint Chips and an Organic White Baking Bar. 

Since its launch, the brand has seen growth unrivaled by other brands in the category. Sales of Artisan Kettle organic baking chocolate grew 303% in 2018, far outpacing sales growth of the baking chocolate category overall. In 2018, sales of organic baking chocolate grew 27%, while premium non-organic baking chocolate posted a 9% gain and conventional baking chocolate sales declined 3%1. And during the key baking season, Artisan Kettle posted a remarkable 298% gain in dollar sales, growing faster than any other organic brand2. “This trajectory continues to propel new SKUs and growth opportunities for the brand,” says Close.

Artisan Kettle® is available nationwide in retailers such as Meijer, Jewel-Osco, Pavilions, Hy-Vee, The Fresh Market and H-E-B’s Central Market. More information about Artisan Kettle®, their products and availability can be found at: ArtisanKettle.com

Source 1: SPINS ALL CHANNELS scan data, Chips/Baking Choc/Cocoa. Latest 52wks ending 12/30/18.

Source 2: SPINS ALL CHANNELS scan data, Chips/Baking Choc/Cocoa.  Latest 4wks ending 12/30/18.

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About Artisan Kettle Organic Chocolate

Artisan Kettle Organic is a brand of USDA Organic, Fair Trade Certified™, non-GMO baking chocolate with twelve varieties of baking chocolate that are all nut and soy free. Eight of the brand’s varieties are free from all major allergens, including dairy. Artisan Kettle Chocolate provides consumers with the highest level of quality and a superior taste for baking and snacking occasions and is one of the lowest priced organic chocolate baking brands. The organic baking chips and chunk are available in stand-up resealable bags.  Artisan Kettle selectively sources their USDA Organic, Fair Trade Certified™ cacoa from small, family farmers in South America and only blends their cacao with a few, simple ingredients to create their premium chocolate products. More information can be found at ArtisanKettle.com

Press Fact Sheet
by: Bare Snacks (#5220)

Overview:          Bare Snacks® is the creator of Snacks Gone Simple®. The bare® portfolio of snacks features fruits, coconuts, and veggies baked into delicious crunchy chips. All bare products are baked and never fried, including bare Apple Chips, Banana Chips, Coconut Chips, Medleys, and Veggie Chips. They are also Non-GMO Project Verified and free of preservatives. Crafted from simple ingredients, bare snacks offer consumers an easy way to eat real anywhere. The company is on a mission to create a snacking revolution nationwide, motivated by its founding philosophy that “the less you add, the more you taste.”

History:              Bare Snacks was originally founded in 2001 by the Strandberg family, who started baking apple chips on their family farm in Washington and selling them at local farmers markets. Today, Bare Snacks remains committed to its founding philosophy of ‘less is more’ as it continues the mission of making simple snacks that are simply delicious.

Products:            The Bare Snacks product portfolio currently includes:

  • bare Medleys (NEW!) – These fruit and coconut chip blends unite two fan-favorite flavors in each bag for a deliciously baked, never fried crunchy snack mix.
    • Pineapple Chips & Coconut Chips
      • SRP: $4.29/1.8 oz. bag
    • Apple Chips & Strawberry Chips
      • SRP: $4.29/1.6 oz. bag
  • bare Apple Chips – A crave-ably crunchy snack for the whole family! Made from slices of real apples, these healthy chips are baked, never fried for a flavorful crunch. All varieties are fat free with no added sugar*.
    • Apple Chips – Fuji & Reds, Cinnamon, and Granny Smith
  • SRP: $2.99/1.4 oz. and $4.29/3.4oz bag
    • Organic Apple Chips – Fuji & Reds, Cinnamon, and Granny Smith
  • SRP: $5.69/3.0 oz. bag
  • bare Coconut Chips – Crafted from real coconuts, these deliciously crunchy chips are toasted to perfection and lightly seasoned for a flavorful crunch. All varieties contain 0g Trans Fat and no added oil.
    • Coconut Chips – Toasted, Honey, and Chocolate
  • SRP: $2.99/1.4 oz., $4.29/2.8 and 3.3 oz. bag
  • bare Banana Chips – A one-ingredient banana chip that is baked rather than fried, these good for you snacks are made from real bananas with no added sugar*, no added oil and no fat.
    • Banana Chips – Simply, Cinnamon and Strawberry
  • SRP: $2.99/1.3 oz., $4.29/2.7 oz. bag
    • Organic Banana Chips – Simply and Cinnamon
  • SRP: $5.69/2.7 oz. bag
  • bare Veggie Chips – These fat free chips feature vegetables that are baked, never fried, into deliciously crunchy chips with no added oil.
    • Sea Salt Beet Chips, Sea Salt Carrot Chips, and Sea Salt Sweet Potato Chips
      • SRP: $4.29/1.4 oz. bag

Where to Buy:    Bare snacks are available nationwide in natural, grocery and mass retailers, as well as on eCommerce platforms, including Amazon.com. For more information or to find a store near you, please visit www.BareSnacks.com.

HQ Address:      Bare Snacks® 38 Keyes Avenue, Suite 210

San Francisco, CA 94129

On the Web:       Website: www.BareSnacks.com

                           Facebook: www.Facebook.com/BareSnacks

                           Twitter: www.twitter.com/BareSnacks 

                           Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/BareSnacks

Instagram: www.instagram.com/BareSnacks

Media Contact:   Julie Hendricks

Rachel Kay Public Relations

(858) 750-0943

Julie@rkpr.net         

* Not a low calorie food. See nutrition information for calorie and sugar content.

San Francisco, Calif. (Feb. 13, 2018) – Bare Snacks®, creator of delicious Snacks Gone Simple®, today announced that it will debut a line of baked, never fried fruit and coconut chip blends at Natural Products Expo West: NEW bare® Medleys. Available in two varieties, bare® Medley Pineapple Chips & Coconut Chips and bare® Medley Apple Chips & Strawberry Chips, these new snacks unite two fan-favorite flavors in each bag for a deliciously baked, never fried crunchy snack mix. Attendees of Expo West are invited to visit the Bare Snacks booth #5220 for samples and more information.

 Remaining true to its philosophy of “less is more,” bare’s new Medleys are made with simple ingredients and no preservatives. As bare’s first-ever baked fruit and coconut chip mixes, the line offers consumers a Baked Crunchy™ upgrade to mundane fruit snacks. The two new mixes will begin shipping to retailers nationwide this summer.

“We wanted to deliver a deliciously sweet snack that tastes indulgent but boasts a simple ingredient label true to our brand promise, and bare Medleys does just that,” said Santosh Padki, chief executive officer at Bare Snacks. “What’s exciting is we’re combining two on-trend flavors in each bag. These winning flavor combinations are a fun new way for consumers to enjoy real pineapples & coconuts or apples & strawberries – together, with a crunch!”

Bare Medleys are perfect for snacking straight from the bag or as a delicious topper to smoothies, yogurt, oatmeal and beyond. A convenient, resealable bag also makes it easy to eat real anywhere – perfect for on-the-go snacking, lunchboxes and more.  Additional flavor details include:

  • bare® Medley Pineapple Chips & Coconut Chips: this tropical duo offers delightfully fruity flavor with no added oil, while providing a good source of fiber* and bare’s irresistible crunch.
  • bare® Medley Apple Chips & Strawberry Chips: naturally sweet apples and strawberries unite into one delightfully crunchy snack with no added sugar**, zero fat and crave-able crunch.

Like the rest of bare’s expansive portfolio of baked crunchy snacks, including Apple Chips, Banana Chips, Coconut Chips, and Veggie Chips, NEW bare Medleys are Non-GMO Project Verified and contain no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives.

 Bare Medleys will retail for $4.29 per 1.6-1.8oz. bag and will be available nationwide in natural, grocery and mass retailers this summer as well as on eCommerce platforms, including Amazon.com. For more information about bare snacks, please visit www.BareSnacks.com.

About Bare Snacks®

Bare Snacks® is the creator of delicious Snacks Gone Simple®, including Baked Crunchy™ bare® Apple Chips, Banana Chips, Coconut Chips and Veggie Chips. Crafted using only simple ingredients, bare snacks are baked, never fried and help consumers enjoy truly good for you ingredients like fruit for snacking any  time of day. Bare Snacks is on a mission to create a snacking revolution nationwide, motivated by a founding philosophy of creating delicious snacks with simple ingredients. To learn more, please visit www.BareSnacks.com, follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest, or ‘Like’ us on Facebook.

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*10g total fat per package

**Not a low calorie food

From field to shelf, Wasa reduces emissions to help combat global climate change

NORTHBROOK, Ill., February 26, 2019 – Wasa, the world’s largest crispbread manufacturer, today announced that its global operations are 100 percent carbon neutral. Wasa compensates to zero carbon emissions by promoting renewable energy and rainforest preservation in accordance with international standards. This achievement makes Wasa the first crispbread brand to achieve 100 percent carbon neutrality.

“We’re proud to continue honoring our core values and commitment to the environment by stepping up for the planet and achieving carbon neutrality,” said Jean-Pierre Comte, President, Barilla Americas. “With Wasa celebrating our 100th anniversary this year, it’s more important than ever to continue looking to the future and ensuring we’re making a positive impact for generations to come.”

Since 2010, Wasa has been working to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by measuring and reducing its carbon footprint through the entire product lifecycle. Key initiatives implemented in recent years include increasing the use of rail logistics for efficient delivery of ingredients and products, launching several energy-saving projects, as well as buying electrical energy from renewable sources guaranteed by origin certificates, and the use of verified emissions reduction credits (VER). 

“We want people to know that when they choose Wasa, they’re not only making a healthy lifestyle choice, but a sustainable choice from a brand that’s taking action on climate change,” said Comte.

The two main carbon compensation projects Wasa supports are a rainforest protection project in Peru, which is one of the world’s biodiversity hot spots, and a solar energy project in India, helping to provide solar energy access in rural areas of the country. These projects were chosen after a careful evaluation of their real impact on climate change and local communities. Additionally, these initiatives help bring social, environmental and economic benefits that are in line with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

For more information, please visit www.wasaCO2.com or contact:

Stephanie Garris

Stephanie.garris@barilla.com

847-405-7500

Karli Nutter

Karli.nutter@zenogroup.com

312-245-0159

About the Wasa Brand Since 1919 Wasa is the biggest crispbread baker in the world, selling its products in 40 different countries, from Scandinavia to America. In 1999 Wasa became part of the Barilla Group together with many other bakery brands such as Mulino Bianco, Harry's and Pavesi. The Wasa Bakeries are situated in Filipstad Sweden, and in Celle Germany. From these two locations we bake our crispbread and other products for many countries around the world. The biggest markets for the Wasa brand outside of Sweden are the other Nordic countries and Germany closely followed by Poland, The Netherlands, France and The United States of America.

About the Barilla Group Founded 140 years ago in Parma out of a shop that made bread and pasta, Barilla is today among the top Italian food groups: leader for pasta in the world, pasta sauces in continental Europe, bakery products in Italy, and the crisp bread business in Scandinavia. The Barilla Group owns 28 production sites (14 in Italy and 14 abroad) and exports to more than 100 countries. Every year, its plants turn out around 1,700,000 tons of food products that are consumed on tables all over the world, under the following brand names: Barilla, Mulino Bianco, Harrys, Pavesi, Wasa, Filiz, Yemina e Vesta, Misko, Voiello, Academia Barilla.

When the first shop opened in 1877, Pietro Barilla focused on making good food. Today, this has evolved into a unique way of doing business for the Barilla Group: "Good for You, Good for the Planet."

"Good for You" means constantly improving our products, motivating people to adopt healthy lifestyles and improving food access and social inclusion. "Good for the Planet" means promoting sustainable supply chains and reducing the amount of CO2 we emit and water we consume during production.

Boulder, CO – Llanllyr SOURCE Premium Water and Mixers (a carbon-neutral company) is launching 100% recyclable aluminum cans for still and sparkling water in line with the company’s sustainability and environmental mission.

Link to Electronic Version with Photos:  https://app.box.com/s/s2ipu11n9nkz2uxwhtsnsf00phyic5fg

At the heart of everything Llanllyr SOURCE does is a passionate commitment to sustainability and community:

  • Carbon-neutral operations
  • Sustainably managed water source from certified organic land
  • Solar power on roof of production facility
  • Working closely with customers on charitable programs and plastic reduction initiatives
  • Monitoring carbon footprint/recycling/using recycled materials
  • Green Dragon Land Management certification
  • Non-GMO certification
  • Founder’s family has managed the land organically and sustainably for over 300 years where spring water is drawn
  • Supporting charities involved in improving water management and accessibility

The Llanllyr estate is nestled in the ancient glacial valleys of West Wales where the founder’s family has farmed the land sustainably and organically for more than 300 years. Patrick Gee launched Llanllyr SOURCE in 1999 to share this pure water drawn from organic land with the world. Llanllyr SOURCE Water is now served in many leading hotels and restaurants around the globe and endorsed by world-renowned and leading Michelin and James Beard chefs. Connoisseurs cite the exceptionally low minerality of the water, which gives it a soft, velvety quality, ideal for pairing with fine wines and exceptional food.

Llanllyr SOURCE has won a multitude of awards and accolades including Best Tasting British Water and The Queen’s Award.  Additionally, the organic land in the catchment area is certified each year with the UK’s Soil Association, as well as maintaining the highest level of the Welsh Government’s environmental stewardship Green Dragon accreditation.

Additionally, SOURCE is hosting Signature Cocktail Hours at 2019 Expo West. Attendees are invited to stop by the Belgravia Imports Booth #413 in Hall A from 3:00pm – 6:00pm PST on March 7th and 8th to enjoy craft cocktails made with SOURCE all-natural cocktail mixers.  The SOURCE mixer range includes non-GMO mixers created with the pure Llanllyr spring water and includes the following SKUs:

 

  • Tonic
  • Light Tonic
  • Bitter Lemon
  • Sparkling Lemonade
  • Club Soda
  • Ginger Ale
  • Ginger Beer
  • Fiery Ginger Beer

SOURCE water and mixers are available in premium hotels, bars, and restaurants across the United States, Europe and China. SOURCE can also be found in many natural food and traditional retailers, Amazon, and many fine local wine and spirit retailers. 

 “As our company continues to expand and grow domestically and internationally, we still hold firm the fundamentally authentic values of caring for and preserving the environment, while delivering a pure and natural product for our customers,” says Owner Director John Wallington. “We’ve enjoyed working with top chefs and mixologists to create our products. People are pleasantly surprised to taste the true difference that SOURCE water and mixers make; we enjoy sharing that experience and helping everyone mix world-class cocktails.”

Learn more about the company’s history and SOURCE’s all-natural products at https://www.llanllyrsource.com.

Founder and owners available for interviews.

For product inquiries contact Belgravia Imports at 800.848.1127 or Belgravia@belgraviaimports.com.

 

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Llanllyr SOURCE Signature Cocktails at Expo West
by: Belgravia Imports, Inc. (#413)

Llanllyr SOURCE Signature Cocktails at Expo West SOURCE also launching new aluminum cans tying into company’s sustainability mission 

Link to Electronic Version with Product Photos:  https://app.box.com/s/44e7jfmkd76c1ha04ndahzsh2p07on9r

Boulder, CO – Llanllyr SOURCE Premium Water and non-GMO Mixers (a carbon-neutral company) is hosting Signature Cocktail Hours at 2019 Expo West. Attendees are invited to stop by the Belgravia Imports Booth #413 in Hall A from 3:00pm – 6:00pm PST on March 7th and 8th to enjoy craft cocktails made with SOURCE all-natural cocktail mixers.  The SOURCE mixer range includes non-GMO mixers created with the pure Llanllyr spring water and includes the following SKUs:

•    Tonic •    Light Tonic •    Bitter Lemon •    Sparkling Lemonade •    Club Soda •    Ginger Ale •    Ginger Beer •    Fiery Ginger Beer

Llanllyr SOURCE will also feature its new, 100% recyclable aluminum cans for still and sparkling water in line with the company’s sustainability and environmental mission.

At the heart of everything Llanllyr SOURCE does is a passionate commitment to sustainability and community: •    Monitoring carbon footprint/recycling/using recycled materials •    Carbon-neutral operations •    Sustainably managed water source from certified organic land 

The Llanllyr estate is nestled in the ancient glacial valleys of West Wales where the founder’s family has farmed the land sustainably and organically for more than 300 years. Patrick Gee launched Llanllyr SOURCE in 1999 to share this pure water drawn from organic land with the world. Llanllyr SOURCE Water is now served in many leading hotels and restaurants around the globe and endorsed by world-renowned and leading Michelin and James Beard chefs. Connoisseurs cite the exceptionally low minerality of the water, which gives it a soft, velvety quality, ideal for pairing with fine wines and exceptional food.

Llanllyr SOURCE has won a multitude of awards and accolades including Best Tasting British Water and The Queen’s Award.  Additionally, the organic land in the catchment area is certified each year with the UK’s Soil Association, as well as maintaining the highest level of the Welsh Government’s environmental stewardship Green Dragon accreditation.

SOURCE water and mixers are available in premium hotels, bars, and restaurants across the United States, Europe and China. SOURCE can also be found in many natural food and traditional retailers, Amazon, and many fine local wine and spirit retailers.  

 “As our company continues to expand and grow domestically and internationally, we still hold firm the fundamentally authentic values of caring for and preserving the environment, while delivering a pure and natural product for our customers,” says Owner Director John Wallington. “We’ve enjoyed working with top chefs and mixologists to create our products. People are pleasantly surprised to taste the true difference that SOURCE water and mixers make; we enjoy sharing that experience and helping everyone mix world-class cocktails.”

Learn more about the company’s history and SOURCE’s all-natural products at https://www.llanllyrsource.com. 

Founder and owners available for interviews.

For product inquiries contact Belgravia Imports at 800.848.1127 or Belgravia@belgraviaimports.com.

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Biena, the #1 Roasted Chickpea Snack brand in the nation, announced today the launch of a new line of Baked Chickpea Puffs that will bring a protein-packed and lower-carb option to the category for those seeking better-for-you snacks that don't compromise on taste. Building on their success, Biena will release three mouthwatering flavors of their new puffed snacks this April – Aged White Cheddar, Vegan Ranch and Blazin' Hot™. 

"Taste is the real reason we created this line. I have two growing kids who love cheese puffs and I found that other options don't taste great or don't offer real nutrition," says Poorvi Patodia, Founder and CEO of Biena Snacks. "So I made it my mission to remake cheese puffs the Biena way – putting taste at the forefront and using only clean, nutritious ingredients. The end result is delicious and offers so much more in terms of nourishment for the body. And snackers of all ages love them!"

Made from a simple, nutritious list of ingredients including chickpeas and lentils, Biena Chickpea Puffs are loaded with 7g plant protein and offer up to 40% fewer carbs than other leading puffed snacks per serving. The Chickpea Puffs contain no rice or corn. The brand is also launching a 90-calorie single-serve right out of the gate, which is keto-friendly with 6g net carbs.

The three flavors (MSRP $3.99, 3.2 oz; $1.79, 0.6 oz) rival other puffed snacks on the market, but use real fruits and vegetables for color and wholesome ingredients, making it easier to tackle nutritional goals, even during snack time.

  • Aged-White Cheddar: An instant classic made with real cheddar cheese, you can taste the true cheesy goodness. This flavor will be available in the 90-calorie single-serve bags for a delicious, low-carb snack on the go.
  • Vegan Ranch: Cool, creamy ranch flavor with hints of garlic and onion. These puffs deliver the same great taste of Biena's Rockin' Ranch Roasted Chickpea Snacks.
  • Blazin' Hot™: It's getting hot in here! These pack some serious heat, and something sweet! The bright red color comes from beets, black currants, and tomatoes – never using artificial colors.

"We're always listening to our customers and considering the entire snacking experience as we create new product innovations," adds Patodia. "We hold ourselves to what we call the 3 Standards of Goodness – delicious, nutritious and clean ingredients. It's very hard to create snacks that meet all three, but that's how food should be! Snackers are going to eat these puffs for the taste alone, but get so much more nutritional value in the process."

Along with the new product line, Biena Snacks is unveiling a refreshed visual brand identity that will be reflected in a new logo and packaging portfolio. The new look represents the clean ingredients used in Biena products and the positivity and playfulness that the brand exudes. The new packaging design will be rolled out across Biena's Roasted Chickpea line over the summer.

Patodia founded Biena Snacks in 2012, when the plant-based protein snack trend was still in its infancy, starting with a line of protein-rich Roasted Chickpea Snacks. Now, Biena has extensive offerings – with seven savory Roasted Chickpea flavors, including Sea Salt, Barbeque and Habanero, and a line of indulgent flavors, including Dark Chocolate and Girl Scout Cookie™ Inspired Thin Mints™ – in addition to the new Chickpea Puffs flavor varieties. Since launching, consumers have responded to the brand's bold flavors, clean ingredients and nutritional benefits, making them a favorite in the better-for-you snack category.

Biena Chickpea Puffs will be available nationwide in April 2019 on Amazon.com, BienaSnacks.com, and select retailers including Wegmans. In September 2019, they'll be available nationally in Whole Foods.

About Biena Snacks Biena is a snack food company that specializes in deliciously crunchy and healthy all-natural plant-protein snacks. They are available in over 15,000 retail locations including Walmart, Kroger, CVS, Target, Whole Foods, Amazon, and on the Biena website at BienaSnacks.com. Visit Biena on InstagramFacebook and Twitter for product information, store demos and other news.

Media Contact:

Sara Stewart, Maxwell PR

(503) 231-3086 / Sara@maxwellpr.com

Bob’s Red Mill Extends Oats from Bowl to Bar with First Foray into Snack Aisle

– New Bob’s Better Bars Deliver Whole Grain Nutrition and Jam-Packed Flavor –

Milwaukie, Ore. Jan. 16, 2019 – Forty years after reviving old world-style milling, Bob’s Red Mill is bringing its expertise in whole grain foods to the snack aisle. Bob’s Better Bars combine the company’s signature whole rolled oats with peanut butter and ingredients like honey, chocolate, strawberry and banana to create five deliciously chewy, nutritious bars.

The bars are another way for the employee-owned company to satisfy consumer demand for easy, portable nutrition following the popularity of its lines of Muesli and Oatmeal Cups.

“Our mission has always been to add whole grain nutrition to every meal of the day. With more people snacking than sitting down to traditional meals, we jumped at the chance to create a better tasting, healthier bar,” said Bob’s Red Mill CEO Dennis Vaughn. “Our fans trust our products to be high quality and wholesome. We think our reputation will give us an advantage in the bar category.”

Inspired by founder Bob Moore’s own family recipe, Bob’s Better Bars start with simple ingredients – whole grain oats, peanut butter and honey – to strike a balance of nutrition and flavor. “We worked on the recipe for a long time to make sure our bars taste as good as the ones I remember my wife Charlee making at home years ago,” said President and Founder Bob Moore. “We’re over the moon with the results, and we know our customers will be too.”

Bob’s Better Bars are gluten free, Non-GMO Project verified, and free of soy, dairy and eggs. Each bar offers up to 7 grams of protein and a good amount of fiber to help fuel runners, parents, kids and anyone looking for a quick breakfast, afternoon pick-me-up or meal replacement. Five flavors include:

  • Peanut Butter Chocolate & Oats
  • Peanut Butter Jelly & Oats
  • Peanut Butter Coconut & Oats
  • Peanut Butter Banana & Oats
  • Peanut Butter Apple Spice & Oats

They’re available immediately online via www.bobsredmill.com, as well as at select retailers nationwide, for a suggested retail price of $1.99 per 1.7 oz. bar.

About Bob’s Red Mill

Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods is a leader in nutritious, organic and gluten free foods. The company’s mission to promote “whole grain foods for every meal of the day” is backed by a diverse line featuring more than 400 products including whole grains, stone-ground flours, cereals, baking mixes and more. With a dedicated gluten free manufacturing facility, strict quality control protocols and an in-house gluten testing laboratory, Bob’s is a trusted source for safe gluten free products. The company was founded by Bob Moore in 1978, and in 2010 Bob shared the company to his employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Program. Today, 89-year-old Bob continues to serve as founder and president of Bob's Red Mill, where he continually inspires the company's 500-plus employee-owners with his passion for nutrition and entrepreneurship. Bob's Red Mill is located in Milwaukie, Oregon, just outside of Portland.

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BRIANNAS Introduces Organic Line of Dressings
by: BRIANNAS Fine Salad Dressing (#N1702)

US-based, global fan favorite, BRIANNAS Fine Salad Dressing, introduces a new line of organic dressings. BRIANNAS, the brand known for its award-winning flavors, enters the retail grocery market with 5 new organic dressings. Organic Rich Poppy Seed, Real French Vinaigrette, Red Wine Vinaigrette, Honey Ginger Vinaigrette and Mango Vinaigrette are all being introduced at the Natural Products Expo West show in Anaheim, CA March 6-8, 2019. The addition of 5 Organic dressings to the already popular 12 oz. conventional line of BRIANNAS gives consumers a broad range of choices and flavors to meet their changing needs. BRIANNAS Organic dressings will be available in a convenient 10 oz. bottle with new recyclable shrink sleeve packaging.

Scott Eckert, President and CEO commented, “BRIANNAS Fine Salad Dressing strives to deliver high quality, exceptional taste in every product we make. Our NEW BRIANNAS Organics will stay true to what has made BRIANNAS so successful for the past 37 years. We have an unwavering commitment to producing the tastiest dressings you can buy that align with the culinary taste preferences of our customers. In addition, our award-winning packaging now has improved tamper-evident features for increased consumer safety and a cleaner interface without sacrificing the product design we all know and love.”

Since 1982, BRIANNAS premium salad dressings have served retailers and distributors throughout the US and the world. The range of nineteen delicious gourmet dressings continues to grow in popularity among consumers who value food made in small batches with premium ingredients. Seventeen BRIANNAS dressings are gluten free, five are GMO free, and none of the dressings contain high fructose corn syrup or trans fats. Thirteen BRIANNAS dressings are certified Kosher.

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About BRIANNAS® Fine Salad Dressing

BRIANNAS delectable dressings have won numerous first place awards for their spectacular taste, and have been featured in Real Simple, Southern Living, Food & Wine, Women’s Health and on NBC’s “The Today Show.” For more information, please visit Briannas.com, or check out BRIANNAS on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram (@BRIANNAS_Salad).

DIG INTO SELF-FEEDING
by: Bumkins (#3458)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 30, 2019

For more information, contact:

MaryAnn Ortiz-Lieb

Phone: 619-500-4915

maryann@bumkins.com

DIG INTO SELF-FEEDING

The latest new mealtime products from Bumkins

PHOENIX, AZ – Get ready to dig into mealtime with some new feeding products from Bumkins. Designed to help babies progress from eating with their hands to using utensils, the longtime player in the baby feeding industry is introducing two new sets of silicone utensils that serve as steps to becoming independent eaters—Chewtensils™ for little ones starting the journey of self-feeding, and the Spoon + Fork set for those preparing to transition to regular cutlery.

Now babies can bite the spoon that feeds them! New training utensils, Chewtensils, are made from soft, textured, food-grade silicone that won’t hurt tender gums. Each set comes with a spoon and a fork intended to introduce babies to the idea that they can feed themselves with utensils. Rounded, chunky handles are easy for little hands to grip as they dip the fork or spoon into food and practice guiding it to their mouths. A ventilated choke barrier protects babies from biting off more than they can chew, and also putting the utensil too far into their mouths.

The Spoon + Fork set takes the next step towards using adult utensils. Stainless steel heads are deep enough to keep food from falling off, but not too deep to frustrate hungry kids. As motor skills continue to develop, rounded tines on the fork allow toddlers and preschoolers to safely spear food and build self-feeding confidence. Textured food-grade silicone handles are curved and sized for toddler hands, making them easy to grip. In case they are dropped though, the silicone won’t crack or break upon impact.

Both the Chewtensils and the Spoon + Fork sets can be paired with Bumkins’ silicone dishware—the First Feeding Set or the Silicone Grip Dish. Food-grade silicone does not harbor bacteria and is free of BPA, PVC, cadmium, lead, and phthalates. Each set of utensils is available in nine fun colors that match or compliment Bumkins silicone dishware and large line of bibs.

Chewtensils are available on bumkins.com and will be in-store and online at buybuy BABY in February. The Spoon + Fork set is also available on bumkins.com and will be available on Kroger.com in late February.

ABOUT BUMKINS

Built upon the success of the company’s award-winning SuperBib®, Bumkins’ product line includes a variety of baby and toddler bibs, children’s smocks and eco-friendly reusable bags made from its signature soft, machine washable, waterproof fabric. Geared towards children ages 0-7 years, the company has also branched out to produce silicone teething products along with a line of silicone dishware and utensils, further solidifying its stronghold in the feeding industry. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Bumkins products feature fun, colorful prints of Bumkins’ own design, along with those from licenses like Disney, DC Comics, and Nintendo. For more information, please visit bumkins.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 11, 2019

For more information, contact:

MaryAnn Ortiz-Lieb

Phone: 619-500-4915

maryann@bumkins.com

NEW WINNIE THE POOH DISHWARE FOR RUMBLY TUMBLYS

Bumkins and Disney serve up more than honey!

PHOENIX, AZ – Pull up a chair for everyone’s favorite silly ol’ bear! Bumkins has released the latest in its line of Disney dishware—a version of the fan favorite Silicone Grip Dish featuring the sweet face of Winnie the Pooh.

The latest edition of this popular product is in the shape of Winnie the Pooh’s head, with little ears adorning the top, and a smiling face that will peek out from beneath little ones’ favorite foods. The first of these dishes to come without sections, the dish allows little ones to experiment mixing together tastes and textures of foods served up together. The signature strong suction cup is present on the bottom of the dish to help keep it in place for little ones learning to self-feed.

The dish is made from 100% food grade silicone that is free of BPA, BPS, PVC, phthalates, cadmium and lead. Food grade silicone withstands high and low temperatures, making it easy to transfer from the freezer to the microwave. The strong suction base keeps the dish in place, and deep walls help contain food for little ones new to self-feeding. When mealtime is over, the dish clean up easily, either by hand washing or placing on the top rack of the dishwasher. From start to finish, this dish will make mealtime easier and more fun for you and your little one.

The new Winnie the Pooh Silicone Grip Dish is currently available on bumkins.com and will be coming soon to shopdisney.com.

ABOUT BUMKINS

Built upon the success of the company’s award-winning SuperBib®, Bumkins’ product line includes a variety of bibs, smocks and eco-friendly reusable bags made from its signature soft, machine washable, waterproof fabric. The company has also branched out to produce silicone teething products and silicone dishware to further solidify its stronghold in the feeding industry. Products feature fun, colorful prints of Bumkins’ own design, along with those from licenses like Disney, DC Comics, and Nintendo. For more information, please visit bumkins.com

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

Harvest Snaps Launches Salad Toppers™ at Expo West

Crunch Better with New Gluten-Free, Baked Green Pea Crisps

Fairfield, CA – Move over croutons, there’s a new way to Crunch Better! Calbee North America is introducing Harvest Snaps Salad Toppers™ Green Pea Crisps at Natural Products Expo West, Booth N744. Made from farm-picked green peas as the #1 ingredient, this new product delivers what salad enthusiasts have been seeking for years: a topper with a crispy crunch that is not too hard, comes in vibrantly delicious flavors, and provides a natural source of plant protein and fiber all while being entirely gluten free. Finally, there’s a no-sacrifices way to add texture and a burst of flavor to salads.

Clocking in at only 30 calories per serving, this baked (never fried!) topper is also certified gluten-free, vegetarian friendly, plus completely free of artificial flavors, colors, cholesterol, and the common allergens soy, nuts, wheat and eggs. Designed to take your greens from “ho hum” to “oh wow!”, here’s how the new Harvest Snaps Salad Toppers lineup breaks down: 

  • Garlic Butter: This classic flavor pairs beautifully with the naturally sweet taste of green peas. 
  • Italian Herb: Seasoned with oregano, parsley, and a hint of garlic, these dynamic crisps will take your salad to the next level. 
  • Chipotle: This topper brings on the heat, adding a kick of adventurous flavor that’ll keep you coming back for more.

As noted by Paul Laubscher, Director of Marketing with Calbee North America, “Our goal is to make salad fun again and toss up a category that’s been long represented by hard, bread-based, croutons or dried fruit and seeds. Harvest Snaps has always been in the produce aisle, so creating a vegetable-first salad topper was a natural product extension. We’re excited for people to start crunching better, while enjoying naturally delicious flavors and a perfectly crispy texture.” 

In addition to being an ideal pairing for salads, Harvest Snaps Salad Toppers™ Green Pea Crisps are also fantastic sprinkled on soups, used to create a crunchy breading for baked dinner recipes, or for snacking straight out of the bag. The products will be available for retailers in summer 2019 and sold in 3oz re-sealable bags that are all part of the TerraCycle recycling program. 

About Calbee North America Since expanding from Japan in 1970, the Calbee North America team has been passionate about making delicious snacks and using quality ingredients that bring a smile to your day. Their mantra is to “Harvest the Power of Nature,” and this is demonstrated in the company’s popular and nationally distributed line of Harvest Snaps Snack Crisps, which feature green peas, black beans or red lentils as the product’s first ingredient. Visit https://calbeena.com/ for more information.

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Harvest Snaps Launches New Flavors in Bigger Bags
by: Calbee North America (#N744)

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

Harvest Snaps Launches New Flavors in Bigger Bags

Southern Style Barbecue Black Bean and White Cheddar Green Pea Snack Crisps Join Lineup

Fairfield, CA – Calbee North America, in support of its popular Harvest Snaps brand, is introducing New Bigger Bag resealable pouches and two new product SKUs. Southern Style BBQ Black Bean Snack Crisps and White Cheddar Green Pea Snack Crisps will join the Original Lightly Salted Green Pea Snack Crisps in updated 10oz packaging. Made with farm-direct vegetables as the first ingredient, each flavor features the same deliciously baked (never fried!) crunch and irresistible taste consumers have come to love-- just more of it! 

With 30-60% less fat than regular potato chips and only 130 calories per 22 crisps, these veggie-first snacks are made with high-quality ingredients and completely free of artificial flavors, colors, cholesterol, and the common allergens soy, nuts, wheat and eggs. 

Here’s how Harvest Snaps’ better-for-you, New Bigger Bags break down:

  • Southern Style BBQ (New): Bursting with a perfect balance of naturally smoky flavors and just the right amount of red pepper heat, these smoky and spicy black bean snack crisps offer an impressive 4g of plant protein, 50mg of calcium, and 240mg of potassium per serving.
  • White Cheddar (New): Sharp and creamy cheddar flavors “pop” in every crunchy bite of these green pea snack crisps. Each deliciously cheesy serving provides 5g of plant-protein, 4g of fiber (a good source), 70mg of calcium, and 250mg of potassium. 
  • Lightly Salted (The Original!): The naturally good taste and powerful nutrition of green peas are the shining stars of these truly tasty, crunchy snack crisps. Dairy free and low in sodium, each serving offers 5g of plant protein, 5g of fiber (a good source), 60mg of calcium, and 240mg of potassium.

As noted by Paul Laubscher, Director of Marketing with Calbee North America, “Harvest Snaps has found a natural home in the produce department with our 3oz and 3.3oz products. In addition, we have listened to consumers who consistently request a larger bag format, especially with a resealable zipper. In response to our consumers’ desires to crunch more deliciously crisp Harvest Snaps, we’re excited to deliver this larger 10oz bag format, while also providing new flavor-forward product offerings like Southern Style BBQ and White Cheddar. We want people to know that better-for-you snacking should always taste this good!”

Harvest Snaps’ New Bigger Bag with resealable zipper is available to retailers across the country and  currently rolling into stores. Visit www.harvestsnaps.com and follow @harvestsnaps on social media for more information. 

About Calbee North America Since expanding from Japan in 1970, the Calbee North America team has been passionate about making delicious snacks and using quality ingredients that bring a smile to your day. Their mantra is to “Harvest the Power of Nature,” and this is demonstrated in the company’s popular and nationally distributed line of Harvest Snaps Snack Crisps, which feature green peas, black beans or red lentils as the product’s first ingredient. Visit https://calbeena.com/ for more information.

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

Harvest Snaps: Veggie-Based Crisps to Help You Thrive 

Farm-Direct Green Peas, Black Beans or Red Lentils are the First Ingredient in BFY Snack Lineup

Fairfield, CA – Remember the first time you tasted a freshly-picked tomato straight from the vine or fresh snap peas from a farm stand? Pair that fresh, flavor-forward taste with the undeniable appeal of a crunchy, salty snack, and the result is Harvest Snaps from Calbee North America. Farm-direct vegetables (green peas, black beans or red lentils) are the first ingredient of these better-for-you, veggie-based snack crisps, which are sold in their natural home: the produce aisle. 

Featuring 30-60% less fat than regular potato chips and only 130 calories per 22 crisps, these baked (never fried!) snacks pack in 4-5g of plant-based protein, 3-5g of fiber, plus calcium and potassium in every serving. Each irresistible, crunchy bite is completely free of artificial flavors, colors, cholesterol, and the common allergens: soy, nuts, wheat and eggs. 

Showing the world just how delicious healthy snacking can be, here’s how the brand’s ten creative flavor offerings break down:  

  • Lightly Salted (The Original!): The naturally delicious taste and powerful nutrition of green peas are the shining stars of these Non-GMO Project Verified, low-sodium and dairy-free snack crisps. 
  • Southern Style BBQ (New): These black bean snack crisps are bursting with a perfect balance of sweet smoky flavors and just the right amount of red pepper heat.  
  • White Cheddar (New): Sharp and creamy cheddar flavors “pop” in every crunchy bite of these green pea snack crisps. Cheese meets peas… yes please!
  • Parmesan Roasted Garlic (New): Rich parmesan cheese is paired with savory, oven-roasted garlic to create a green pea snack crisp umami experience. Molto Buono!
  • Caesar: These light and creamy pea snack crisps easily satisfy your Caesar salad cravings any time of day. 
  • Wasabi Ranch: The heat and bite of wasabi, paired with the creamy coolness of ranch dressing, combine to make these zippy green pea snack crisps the perfect pick-me-up. 
  • Black Pepper: Cracked and spicy ground pepper kick up the heat of these Non-GMO Project Verified, dairy-free and low-sodium green pea snack crisps.
  • Tomato Basil: The perfect pairing of vine-ripened tomatoes and fresh basil make these Non-GMO Project Verified and dairy-free red lentil snack crisps sure to tantalize the taste buds.
  • Mango Chile Lime: Sweet mango, zesty lime and spicy chiles join together in these dairy-free black bean snack crisps that’ll get your taste buds dancing with delight.
  • Habanero: Made with wholesome, superfood black beans and real habanero peppers, these dairy-free black bean crisps are only for the bold: crunch, heat, repeat!

Harvest Snaps are currently available in 3oz and 3.3oz bags in a wide variety of grocery, club, drug, convenience, and natural food stores across the country. Select flavors, including Southern Style BBQ, White Cheddar and Lightly Salted, were recently introduced in a 10oz “Bigger Bag” size. Visit www.harvestsnaps.com and follow @harvestsnaps on social media for more information. 

About Calbee North America Since expanding from Japan in 1970, the Calbee North America team has been passionate about making delicious snacks and using quality ingredients that bring a smile to your day. Their mantra is to “Harvest the Power of Nature,” and this is demonstrated in the company’s popular and nationally distributed line of Harvest Snaps Snack Crisps, which feature green peas, black beans or red lentils as the product’s first ingredient. Visit https://calbeena.com/ for more information.

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Cali’flour Foods Launching Handcrafted Pizzas at Expo West

The leading cauliflower pizza crust will now offer handcrafted pizzas with all of the toppings, making healthy, nutritious and quick dinners even easier

 

CHICO, Calif., March 5: Cali’flour Foods – known for their signature low carb, gluten and grain free cauliflower pizza crusts made from fresh ingredients – is releasing handcrafted pizzas at Expo West in Anaheim, CA. On a mission to make nutritious and healthy food accessible for all, these new products will be available for tasting at booth #N1313. Available in three varieties, Supreme Veggie, Classic Cheese and Artisan Margherita Pizza, these new pizzas offer at least 12 grams of protein per serving, making it a protein-packed meal perfect for the whole family. Cali’flour Foods’ handcrafted pizzas will retail for $9.99 and will be available exclusively in the frozen aisle at retailers in 2019.

 

Founded by Amy Lacey, the company started out of her family kitchen when she and her children were making cauliflower crust pizzas for their Friday game nights. After Amy was diagnosed with Lupus in 2010, she realized she needed to change her eating habits if she was going to have long-term health and success. She wanted foods that were nutritional but didn't compromise on taste, so she started spending hours baking cauliflower crusts, perfecting her recipe. Today, Cali’flour Foods is changing the way people think about comfort food and is the perfect addition for every household.

 

With cauliflower-based products like crusts, cracker thins and pasta, and a brand new best-selling cookbook, Cali’flour Kitchen, Cali’flour Foods makes healthy eating simple and delicious. For additional healthy inspiration, explore the Cali’flour Foods recipe page here.

 

About Cali’flour Foods: Cali’flour Foods is the company behind the delicious gluten-free, low carb cauliflower crust. Based in Chico, California and made with passion and premium ingredients, Cali’flour Foods is the category leader creating innovative products designed with health and dietary restrictions in mind. For more nutritional information and to learn more about Cali’flour Foods, visit califlourfoods.com and check out their product page.

 

Media Contact:

Ellie Bonner

califlour@covetpr.com

Lucini Italia Receives Whole30 Program Approval, the First Extra Virgin Olive Oil in their Roster

Following a strict vetting process, the leading producer of Italian-made gourmet foods announces certification for all extra virgin olive oils and organic tomato sauces 

CHICO, Calif. (March 1, 2019) - Lucini Italia, the leading producer of premium Italian extra virgin olive oils, and creator of authentic, handcrafted gourmet foods, announces today they have received Whole30 approval for their olive oil and handcrafted tomato sauces. Approval from the Whole30 team is in part a result of the whole and simple ingredient list of their products and commitment to zero added sugar. This makes the brand the first extra virgin olive oil company to receive the program’s seal of approval.

“In working with the team at Lucini, we learned about the thoughtful skill and craft that goes into every one of their delicious products.” said Melissa Hartwig Urban, Whole30 Co-Founder and CEO. “The passion that goes into their products, their tight-knit relationship with their growers in Italy, and their commitment to bring Italian traditions to the US, makes them a perfect fit for our Whole30 community.”

“It’s an honor to be the first extra virgin olive oil brand to receive Whole30 Approved status, and the fact that our organic tomato sauces are approved as well is something worth celebrating.” said Meagan Cole, Lucini Italia Marketing Manager and Oleologist. “As a brand that emphasizes quality and freshness day in and day out, we’re aligned seamlessly with the message of the Whole30 program. We want our products to make consumers feel good about what they are putting in their bodies, and receiving the seal has certainly validated that.”

Lucini Italia’s List of Whole30 Approved Products:

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oils - Lucini Italia has worked exclusively with the same small family-run regional farmers in Italy for over a decade. Each estate operates on a smaller scale, in order to ensure the highest of quality and respect for tradition.
    • Premium Select Extra Virgin Olive Oil ($19.99 for 500 ml)
    • Organic Premium Select Extra Virgin Olive Oil ($24.99 for 500 ml)
    • Infused Premium Select Extra Virgin Olive Oil ($16.99 for 250 ml) Available in Delicate Lemon, Robust Garlic and Tuscan Basil
  • Organic Handcrafted Tomato Sauces - Since all of the brand’s handcrafted, Italian-made sauces are 100% organic and made with no added sugar, there is a noticeably fresher, natural taste with no stabilizers.
    • Rustic Tomato Basil ($8.99) - Fresh tomatoes, fresh vegetables (onions, carrots), extra virgin olive oil, fresh basil, sea salt.
    • Tuscan Marinara ($8.99) - Fresh tomatoes, fresh vegetables (onions, carrots), fresh basil, sea salt.
    • Spicy Tuscan Tomato ($8.99) - Fresh tomatoes, fresh vegetables (onions, carrots), extra virgin olive oil, parsley, chili pepper.
    • Roasted Garlic Marinara ($8.99) - Fresh tomatoes, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, parsley, basil, oregano, black pepper, sea salt.  

To learn more about Lucini Italia and where to buy Lucini Italia products, visit www.lucini.com or follow along on Instagram and Facebook.

Lucini Italia

Founded in 1997, Lucini originated as the result of an American couple falling in love with fresh, green and peppery extra virgin olive oil while touring the nostalgic hillsides of Tuscany. Translated in the Tuscan dialect, Lucini means “little light” and conveys the couple’s lasting mission to bring a glimmer of Tuscany’s finest to the States. Prepared in small batches, Lucini’s extra virgin olive oils and sauces showcase both exceptional taste and culinary performance. Lucini firmly believes in the philosophy that great tasting food comes only from the most cared-for, high-quality ingredients and therefore, works exclusively with small family-run regional farmers in Italy to create an unmatched selection of gourmet products. Lucini’s products are always made with health, wellness and sky-high quality in mind. Natural ingredients, artisan craftsmanship and healthful cooking, inspire everything at Lucini, as they meet the demands of both home and professional chefs with an impressive selection of award-winning products.

Whole30

Whole30® has been changing lives since 2009, when Melissa Hartwig blogged about a self-designed 30-day life-changing dietary experiment. Since then, millions of people have transformed their health, habits and relationship with food through the Whole30 program; eliminating cravings, improving energy and sleep, reporting improvements in a number of medical symptoms, and losing weight healthfully and sustainably.

Kettle Brand® Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Packaging by Half

SALEM, Ore.March 4, 2019 – A natural food industry pioneer with a longstanding commitment to sustainability, Kettle Brand is reducing the amount of plastic in its packaging by 43 percent. Shifting from 5-layer packaging film to 3-layer film will significantly reduce the brand’s environmental footprint from packaging. The project will result in an annual 51 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from packaging and keep two million pounds of plastic out of landfills.

The brand is debuting the new packaging at Natural Products Expo West this week, alongside its variety of bold flavors—including newly introduced Kettle Brand® Krinkle Cut™ Wasabi Ranch—at booth #921.

“The fact of the matter is, packaging—be that for food or otherwise—is taking a measurable toll on the planet. While we continue to look for fully recyclable or biodegradable options that still protect product quality and work within our recycling systems, our immediate focus is on reducing our impact overall, “said Julie Balzer, senior brand manager for Kettle Brand. “This latest version represents a significant improvement, while also making it much easier to open our bags – something fans have long asked for.”

Finding a source of low-impact packaging capable of protecting the quality of Kettle Brand chips has been an ongoing journey. In 2008, the brand removed the paper layer from its bags, reducing the material at the time by 20 percent.

Retailers and consumers will see a transition from Kettle Brand’s existing bags to the new packaging beginning in June of this year, with a full transition expected by the Fall.

A History of Looking to the Future

The new packaging builds on the brand’s historic commitment to minimizing its environmental footprint, from installing one of the largest grid-tied solar PV arrays in the Pacific Northwest, to enhancing biological diversity in the wetlands around its flagship facility in Salem, Oregon.

About Kettle Brand

Kettle Brand pioneered the premium kettle-cooked potato chip category including several lines – Original, Krinkle Cut™, Almond Oil, Avocado Oil, and Organic. The brand is beloved around the world with more than two dozen flavors to choose from with market leaders such as Jalapeño, Pepperoncini and Krinkle Cut Salt & Fresh Ground Pepper. Its products are distributed throughout North America, the United Kingdom, Western Europe and several countries in Asia. For more information on the brand’s product lines and its sustainability initiatives, visit www.kettlebrand.com.

Media Contact: Mackenzie Smith, Maxwell PR

503-231-3086 / mackenzie@maxwellpr.com

Balanced Health Botanicals Announces 20% Reduction for Wholesale Tincture Products

Continuing the #CBDMOVEMENT, Company Brings Highest-Quality Hemp-Derived CBD Products at Most Affordable Prices

Denver, CO (March 05, 2019) – Balanced Health Botanicals™ (BHB), parent company to the fast growing CBDistillery™ brand, today announces they have lowered wholesale pricing on all tinctures by 18%-30%. The new tincture pricing, among the lowest in the industry, will help the company continue to provide consumers access to CBD products at the best value on the market.

The reduction in pricing comes after a year of torrid growth – brand sales grew 563% in 2018, making CBDistillery™ one of the fastest growing CPG brands in the country. Fueling that growth is the company’s commitment to lead the #CBMOVEMENT™, by delivering superior products at economical prices and driving CBD education to the overall population. Through this movement, BHB looks to inspire change within the CBD industry and encourage consumers to think about alternative methods to enhance their wellness at value prices.

“With our growing consumer base in mind, and knowing the average consumer is already on a tight budget for health and wellness of products, we wanted to lead the way in helping put hemp-derived CBD products into the hands of every American who might benefit from CBD,” said Balanced Health Botanicals™ CEO Chase Terwilliger. “Our company was founded on the single premise of bringing high-quality, affordable CBD to the masses. This pricing move further drives that goal.”

BHB has made significant investments in its infrastructure, supply chain capabilities, product portfolio, innovation and sales strategy, and is uniquely positioned for continued rapid growth. Control of the supply chain plus the combination of these investments allow for the company to truly put customers and their needs first. BHB is building a trusted reputation for high quality and locally sourced hemp-derived CBD products and further positioning CBDistillery™ as the fastest growing hemp-derived CBD brand in Colorado, under BHB.

BHB is currently one of the largest and most cost-effective companies in the CBD market today – sold online and in over 1500 retailers nationwide. The company currently owns and operates some of the largest brands in the space including CBDistilleryRx™ and Bota Hemp™.

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Balanced Health Botanicals™ (BHB) is a vertically integrated family of brands. CBDistillery™, the legacy brand of BHB, was founded in 2015 in Denver, CO to pursue a large, rapidly growing, and predominantly untapped market. Currently it is one of the largest, fastest growing, and cost-effective brands in the CBD market today - sold in over 1500 retail locations including wellness centers, specialty retailers, medical offices and independent pharmacies nationwide. BHB currently owns and operates some of the largest brands in the space including, CBDistilleryRx™ and Bota Hemp™

Balanced Health Botanicals, makers of CBDistillery, the largest online retailer for hemp-derived CBD products in the world, today announced the launch of CBDistilleryRx, a line of pharmacist-recommended hemp-derived CBD products that will be available in-store only at select pharmacies and medical offices nationwide. Announcing the news at the PDS Super Conference, CBDistilleryRx is now accepting product pre-orders with an April 2019 shipment.

Balanced Health Botanicals is looking forward to continue building upon the incredible success of CBDistillery, as a trusted, high quality and locally sourced brand in the growing CBD industry. The CBDistillery Rx product line is formulated using Broad Spectrum hemp extract with non-detectible THC in the finished products, expanding Balanced Health Botanicals product and brand portfolio.

“With the amazing response we have received from our CBDistillery brand, we are both proud and excited to finally introduce CBDistilleryRx to a brand new community,” said Chase Terwilliger, CEO of Balanced Health Botanicals. “We look forward to continuing to provide high quality, fair priced products, along with the support of our pharmacy and medical partners to expand our consumers’ health and wellness regimens.”

The initial CBDistilleryRx product line will include Broad Spectrum CBD Tinctures, with simple dosing calculations for the consumer of 50mg (1,500mg per bottle) per serving, and 100 mg (3,000mg per bottle) per serving. Utilizing patent pending technology to powderize the oil  CBDistillery Rx will offer 40mg Broad Spectrum CBD Capsules (30 count). Broad Spectrum products do contain an array of cannabinoids, plant terpenes, flavonoids, minerals, enhancing the potential health benefits through the "Entourage Effect."  The Broad Spectrum base oil is created by taking Full Spectrum extract and further processing it to remove all traces of THC, while containing less than 0.000% THC.

For more information on CBDistilleryRX, Balanced Health Botanicals and their additional brands, please visit https://www.balancedhealthbotanicals.com/.

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Balanced Health Botanicals™ (BHB) is a vertically integrated family of brands. CBDistillery™, the legacy brand of BHB, was founded in 2015 in Denver, CO to pursue a large, rapidly growing, and predominantly untapped market. Currently, it is one of the largest, fastest growing, and cost-effective brands in the CBD market today - sold in over 1500 retail locations including wellness centers, specialty retailers, medical offices and independent pharmacies nationwide. BHB currently owns and operates some of the largest brands in the space including, CBDistilleryRx™ and Bota Hemp™ and has made significant investments in its infrastructure, supply chain capabilities, product portfolio, and sales strategy and is uniquely positioned for continued rapid growth. 

DENVER, February 28, 2019 -- CBD market leader Charlotte’s Web will be holding an innovative panel discussion, Five Years Later and Beyond: Seven Brothers and One Brave Little Girl Kickstart The CBD Movement on Thursday, March 7th at 10:30 AM in the Platinum Ballroom 1 of the Marriott at Expo West. The discussion will be led by the Stanley Brothers, the founders of Charlotte’s Web, whose groundbreaking CBD-rich hemp genetics, named for little Charlotte Figi, continue to transform what we think we know about botanical health. The panel will be moderated by Jessica Abo, journalist, author and keynote speaker.

 

Famously featured by CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta, their incredible journey was seen by millions around the globe sparking a reversal on attitudes about cannabis—while inspiring research and influencing cannabis policy as it transitioned CBD into the mainstream health and wellness community. They will be joined by Paige Figi, CBD advocate and mother of Charlotte, and Jonathan Lawrence from Fresh Thyme, a retail pioneer for CBD. The group will examine how the CBD category has grown since Dr. Gupta first shared Charlotte's story, the challenges they've overcome, where current market opportunities exist and what the future holds for big and small players in the market.

 

Attendees will walk away with a positive knowledge-filled experience that will fuel their interest in CBD. They will hear Charlotte Figi’s story and how it inspired—and snowballed—into a consumer-driven CBD health community that is growing by the millions. They'll also learn why quality and innovation are the keystones to this evolving industry for consumers and retailers alike and will hear personally from these industry leaders about the obstacles they’ve had to overcome while legislation and CBD education catch up to consumer demand.  

 

Speakers Include:

  • Joel Stanley, Chairman, and Co-Founder, Charlotte’s Web

  • Jesse Stanley, Co-Founder, Charlotte’s Web

  • Jon Stanley, Co-Founder, Charlotte’s Web

  • Paige Figi, Executive Director, Coalition for Access Now, Charlotte’s mom

  • Jonathan Lawrence, Director of Vitamins, Body Care & GM, Fresh Thyme

Expo West attendees are also encouraged to stop by their booth in the North Hall, #2215. Charlotte's Web will be showcasing new flavors, such as CBD oil with a lemon twist or orange essence, and new products such as CBD gummies that aid in a plethora of ways such as calmness, sleep or muscle recovery to name a few.

PANEL INFORMATION – Thursday, March 7th at 10:30 am. The Marriott 700 West Convention Way, Anaheim, California 92802 USA - Platinum Ballroom 1.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For More Information:

Contact- Gwen Wunderlich

Gwen@wkc.rocks

 

Charlotte’s Web by the Stanley Brothers introduces Hemp Extract-Infused Gummies

BOULDER, CO, March 1st, 2019 - Charlotte’s Web by the Stanley Brothers, the world’s leading brand by market share in the hemp-derived CBD industry known for their unique hemp genetics, will unveil its newest product, Hemp Extract-Infused Gummies, at the Natural Products Expo West on March 7-9th. These expertly crafted, delicious gummies flavored with natural juices from fruit and vegetables are the latest addition to the company’s groundbreaking, expansive line of CBD hemp-extract products. These plant-powered gummies are designed to support everyday stress, sleep, and recovery from exercise/active lifestyles.

The gummies feature Charlotte’s Web proprietary hemp genetics that’s the foundation of their whole-plant hemp extract. The Gummies come in a variety of flavors and botanical combinations to help with Sleep, Calm and Recovery to support you, day and night.

The gummies will come in three varieties:

 

SLEEP BETTER NATURALLY

  • Charlotte’s Web SLEEP: CBD + Melatonin – This botanical dynamic duo was designed to help you sleep better, naturally, by promoting healthy, restful and quality sleep cycles. (Raspberry flavor)

TAKE IT DOWN A NOTCH   

  • Charlotte’s Web CALM: CBD + Lemon balm + L-theanine – To help to increase your focus, counter everyday stressors and relax to the max with this botanical blend. (Lemon-Lime flavor)

WORK HARD, RECOVER HARDER

  • Charlotte’s Web RECOVERY: CBD + Ginger + Tumeric – Recover better with this specially-formulated blend that supports joint health, strength and general health. (Ginger flavor)

About Charlotte’s Web:

Charlotte’s Web by the Stanley Brothers makes premium quality hemp extract botanical formulations designed to improve quality of life.  According to Brightfield, Charlotte’s Web is the leader of the hemp-derived CBD market, which is projected to hit $1 billion dollars by 2020. Charlotte’s Web founders, the Stanley Brothers, tapped into their rugged Colorado roots and connection to plant-based healing to become defenders of a community often failed by traditional options. They’ve helped to transform laws and lives with their botanical innovations, and have reached millions of people around the world.

The Stanley Brothers kick-started the CBD industry in 2013 with “Charlotte’s Web” hemp genetics, named for young Charlotte Figi. Her remarkable story was first featured by CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and has since garnered global attention with coverage by The View, 60 Minutes, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, The Today Show, People, Time, Dateline, Buzzfeed, PopSugar, Forbes, and The Washington Post to name a few.

Charlotte's Web is a socially conscious company and is committed to using business as a force for good and a catalyst for innovation. The Company weighs sound business decisions with consideration for how its efforts affect its employees, customers, the environment, and the communities where its employees live and where it does business while maximizing profits and strengthening its brands. Management believes that socially oriented actions have a positive impact on the Company, its employees and its shareholders. Charlotte's Web donates a portion of its pre-tax earnings to charitable organizations.

We look forward to hearing back,

LOS ANGELES —(February 28, 2019) – Cleanlogic, the leading purveyors of bath and body products made from quality materials designed to rejuvenate and soften skin—will introduce the latest additions to their lineup of spa accessories in their debut appearance at the 2019 Natural Products Expo West. Cleanlogic invites visitors to stop by Booth 9105 on Level 3 of the Anaheim Convention Center to feel the true exfoliating power of their newly-launched Cleanlogic C.A.R.E., Men, and Spa Essentials product lines.

“When launching Cleanlogic I noticed that so many shower poufs simply move soap around on the body, but few were truly able to exfoliate. With that in mind, I made it my mission to create a brand of bath and body products that do what they promise,” says Isaac Shapiro, Founder of Cleanlogic’s parent company IMS Trading. “Consumers use Cleanlogic products to truly feel the difference in their skin, which is what inspires us to bring innovations like our Cleanlogic C.A.R.E., Men, and Spa Essentials lines to the bath and body space.”

Additional information about each of the newly-launched product lines from Cleanlogic included below:

  • The Cleanlogic C.A.R.E. line was developed to set the standard for environmentally conscious bath accessories and is the first to truly develop a sustainable product with certified raw materials.  C.A.R.E is an acronym that stands for Concern, Awareness, and Responsibility for our Environment. All products within the C.A.R.E. line are free from dyes and made from GOTS certified organic cotton, certified recycled materials, and soy-based foam. Moreover, all C.A.R.E. by Cleanlogic packaging is 100% recyclable and made with a mix of 80% bamboo and 20% cotton fiber. Available in an Exfoliating Body Scrubber, Large Exfoliating Body Scrubber, Exfoliating Dual Texture Body Scrubber, Exfoliating Stretch Cloth, Exfoliating Bath Gloves, Exfoliating Dual Texture Body Scrubbers, and an Exfoliating Bath Scrubber, Cleanlogic C.A.R.E. is perfect for the sustainably minded consumer.
  • The Cleanlogic Men line was designed to provide men with an in-shower tool providing stronger scrubbing power than hands alone. Available in an Exfoliating Body Scrubber and an Exfoliating Stretch Cloth, Cleanlogic Men was designed uniquely for the gentlemen to leave them with clean, hydrated skin. This product line contains antimicrobial product protection as well to help prevent the growth of stain and odor-causing bacteria for a clean, stink-free shower pouf.
  • Cleanlogic’s Spa Essentials line was developed to provide a luxurious exfoliating experience. Each Spa Essentials products comes in a functional waterproof package designed to keep the exfoliator clean and dry when not in use. Consumers can easily apply the package to the shower wall with the included suction cup. Available in an Exfoliating Body Scrubber, Dual Texture Exfoliating Body Scrubber, Exfoliating Stretch Wash Cloth, Exfoliating Bath Gloves, and an Exfoliating Bath Scrubber, the Spa Essentials line turns the shower into a sanctuary. In addition to containing antimicrobial product protection, all products in this line are 100% recyclable and free of dyes.

The latest additions to the Cleanlogic product line can be found online via Amazon. Natural Products Expo West will take place March 5-9, at the Anaheim Convention Center located at 800 W. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92802. Cleanlogic invites attendees to stop by Booth 9105 on Level 3 of the Anaheim Convention Center to meet the team. For more information on the show, please visit www.expowest.com. For more information on Cleanlogic, please visit www.cleanlogicbodycare.com.

About Cleanlogic

Cleanlogic produces a wide array of bath and body products as well as spa accessories made with quality materials to aid you in taking your self-care to the next level. All products in the Cleanlogic range contain Stretch Fiber Technology—a unique blend of materials which ensures a smooth, even exfoliating experience. Our exfoliating products also contain looped, nylon fibers designed to remove dead skin and reveal a soft, healthy glow. All packaging includes their signature “Brands with Braille” mission of incorporating functional Braille on their Cleanlogic packaging. For more information on Cleanlogic, please visit www.cleanlogicbodycare.com.

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By Nick Garber Published 10:56 a.m. ET Jan. 23, 2019

There’s a new disruption to the typically steady maple industry: sprayable syrup.

The Vermont maple company pioneering the product, which it calls Maple Stream, says it’s the solution to a common parental problem.

“Every parent has had the experience of a kid just pouring that syrup out,” explained Arnold Coombs, who directs sales and marketing at Brattleboro-based Coombs Family Farms. Fearing that their kids will likely dump far more of the precious substance than they need onto their waffles and pancakes, some parents resort to cheaper imitation syrups, where waste is more acceptable.

Coombs, a seventh-generation sugarmaker, said he’s dismayed that kids are growing up on artificial sweeteners. “I thought, ‘God, you don’t want to give them the fake stuff with high fructose corn syrup and chemicals and all that,’” he said.

He hopes that Maple Stream will help parents resolve the issue. It consists of a recyclable metal can filled with syrup, which can be dispensed at the push of a button. “Spray” is something of a misnomer, Coombs admitted — in reality, the sweet stuff flows smoothly from the nozzle.

No more sticky fingers?

The product was first developed informally by a Missouri-based waffle company called Start Right Foods, who use syrup while demonstrating their waffles but found the traditional bottles difficult to work with. Coombs caught wind of their invention, and the companies worked out an agreement to transfer the patent to Coombs. It’s been available in stores nationwide since the fall, including Hannaford supermarkets in Vermont.

Coombs said the product solves several other problems beyond parents’ worries about waste. First, it dispenses with the sticky fingers and gunky bottle tops that are often found in traditional glass bottles. Second, unlike regular syrup containers, it doesn’t need to be refrigerated — the can is airtight, so no mold can get in.

The company is hoping that parents will become the most dedicated Maple Streamers, and reception thus far has been promising.

“Moms and dads have been very positive about it,” Coombs said. “We’re getting emails sent to our website saying, “We bought the product, it’s great.’”

There’s also been praise from less expected sources. Bars that serve maple-infused drinks appreciate the can’s airtight seal, which allows them to leave it on the counter instead of putting it in the fridge. “The convenience factor is big in some cases,” Coombs said.

The product represents a rare innovation in the maple market, which Coombs said hasn’t seen much change over the years. After all, what’s inside the bottle can’t change much.

“It’s mostly packaging innovations that we can do because you can’t alter the pure product,” Coombs said. “Pure maple, what can you do?”

A sustainable sweetener?

If Maple Stream catches on and sprayable syrup winds up flooding the market, would the influx of metal cans pose any issue for the environment?

According to Michele Morris, Director of Outreach and Communications at Chittenden Solid Waste District, the cans might pose a slight logistical challenge for District workers, but there’s no reason to expect a negative impact beyond that.

The District typically asks people to rinse out glass bottles and plastic jugs before recycling them. Since it’s difficult to reach inside enclosed spray cans, these sometimes go un-cleaned. When it comes to sprayable syrup, Morris said, Vermonters “should at least hold down that nozzle until it’s completely empty.”

Still, she isn’t too concerned about syrup being wasted inside these new containers.

“I don’t know anybody who leaves the slightest teaspoon of maple syrup in their jug because it’s like gold,” Morris said. “It’s delicious, so why waste it in the container?

Brattleboro, Vt.– March 5, 2019 – Coombs Family Farms,a seventh generation producer and packer of pure and organic maple, presents Coombs Family Farms Maple StreamÔ, the first spray-able maple syrup. At the push of a button, Coombs Family Farms Maple Stream dispenses the right amount of Organic Grade A amber color and rich taste maple syrup. Coombs Family Farms Maple Stream is great for families and is convenient, eco-friendly, and fun. Coombs Family Farms will be serving Maple Stream at Natural Products ExpoWestat Booth #1017. 

“Kids love maple, and there’s something inherently wholesome about a New England tradition and real sweetener,” says Arnold Coombs, seventh generation sugarmaker. “Parents are wanting convenience, but they also want unrefined sugars and none of the fake stuff.”

Coombs Family Farms Maple Stream comes in a recyclable can that streams out mess-free, portion-controlled, organic maple syrup. The syrup contains no flammable propellants. Maple Stream is available nationwideat natural food stores, cooperatives, and grocery chains, such as Giant, Hannaford, H-E-B, Market Basket, Wakefern and Weis Markets, among others. 

Maple production is now in full season in the Northeast, with sap flowing, sugarhouses steaming and the delicious scent of maple in the air. Pure maple syrup is made by concentrating the slightly sweet sap of the Acer Saccharum or “sugar” maple tree through a process of heating and evaporation. The sap is collected by tapping the trees with small, tree-friendly spouts. The sap is then gathered and boiled in an evaporator. When the finished syrup is drawn off the pan, it is filtered, and packaged. Pure maple is naturally sweet, with nothing added. 

In recent years, several health benefitshave been associated with consuming maple, 

including controlling blood sugar, better brain and liver health, reducing chronic inflammation, and producing a healthy gut biome. More than 67 compoundswith antioxidant activity and potential health benefits have been identified, which is double the amount previously reported. 

Coombs Family Farms maple goes with more than breakfast. It provides a complex sweetness that pairs well with vegetables, barbecue, dressings and sauces, cocktails, and dessert, year-round. In fact, according to MarketWatch, maple could be moving in on pumpkin spice as the new flavor of Fall.

It’s easy to substitute Coombs Family Farms pure and organic maple for sugar or other sweeteners in recipes; just decrease liquids and temperature accordingly.

For more than seven generations, Coombs Family Farms has been making 100 percent pure and organic maple in New England. Coombs Family Farms sources additional maple from over 3,000 small family farms in the U.S. that share its commitment to quality, environmental stewardship, and sustainable forestry management. By purchasing their syrup, and bringing it to market, Coombs Family Farms supports small farmers and builds local, rural economies. 

Like all Coombs Family Farms organic maple products, Maple Stream is certified organic. In addition to being free of toxic pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, and GMOs, Coombs Family Farms organic maple syrup is produced with sustainable forestry practices.

About Coombs Family Farms

For seven generations, Coombs Family Farms has produced great-tasting, 100 percent pure and organic maple syrup. Coombs Family Farms sources maple from over 3,000 small family farms that share a commitment to quality, environmental stewardship, and sustainable forestry management. As the number one organic maple brand in the country, Coombs Family Farms takes pride in working with farmers throughout the Northeast. For further information visit www.coombsfamilyfarms.com. Coombs Family Farms is also on Instagram @coombsmaple and Facebook www.facebook.com/GetRealMaple

Brattleboro, Vt.– March 5, 2019 – Coombs Family Farms,a seventh generation producer of pure and organic maple and a champion of small family farms, forecasts maple trends for 2019. Key events of 2018 set the stage for more maple research and promotion in the year ahead. 

ACER and No “Added Sugar”

Through Congressional approval of the Farm Bill in December, the ACER Access and Development Programwas extended to provide grant money to support research and promotion of the domestic maple syrup industry. The Bill also took an important step in the debate of Nutrition Facts of pure maple syrup and whether maple must be included in the “added sugars” line on labels, along with non-naturally occurring sugars and artificial sweeteners. In approving the Bill, Congress has made maple exempt, supporting maple farmers. 

Health Benefits of Maple 

One such ACER federal grant was awarded to a team of scientists at University of Rhode Island to continue research on health benefits of maple; specifically, minerals, vitamins, amino acids and more than 67 bioactive natural plant compounds with potential health benefits. The URI teamreceived nearly $500,000 in ACER funds. While maple has largely been lauded as healthy for what it is not—processed, refined and artificial—maple is recognized more and more as a healthy food for what it IS: anti-inflammatory, antioxidant- and nutrient-rich.

With these positive achievements and others bolstering maple in the year ahead, Coombs Family Farms predicts these five maple trends on the shelf and in kitchen: 

1.Maple Spice Is the New Pumpkin Spice 

August 28 was a particularly hot summer afternoon across much of the U.S., and the earliest launch to date for Starbuck’s Autumnal treat, the pumpkin spice latte. The launch sparked backlash and a torrent of social media, perhaps indicating pumpkin spice has fallen out of favor. Pure and organic maple doesn't require mixing, contains no artificial flavors, and is easily added to foods and beverages. According to MarketWatch, maple could be moving in on pumpkin spice as the new flavor of Fall.

2.Convenience: Buh-Bye Sticky Mess

Consumers are demanding more convenience and less mess. Coombs Family Farms launched Maple Stream,the first spray-able maple syrup, to the trade in 2018. At the push of a button, Coombs Family Farms Maple Stream dispenses just the right amount of Organic Grade A amber color and rich taste maple syrup. Maple Stream is eco-friendly, shelf-stable, portion-controlled andavailable in retail locationsin 2019. Coombs Family Farms will be serving Maple Stream at Natural Products ExpoWestat Booth #1017.

3.Maple-glazed, Plant-based Food

According to Nielsen and SPINS, the total plant-based food market isworth more than $4.1 billion. The Plant Based Food Association reported plant-based meat alternatives totaled $670 million in sales, a 24 percent jump, compared to six percent in 2017. While enthusiasm builds for these products, Coombs Family Farms reminds consumers to eat their vegetables, the original plant-based food. Maple-glazed vegetablesare a delicious way to serve up vitamins, minerals and fiber. A few tablespoons of pure maple coaxes out the earthy sweetness of vegetables. While the debate rages on if cauliflower is the new kale, it’s maple-glazed roasted Brussels sprouts for the win. 

  1. Maple Mixology  

Pure and organic maple is showing up in cocktailswith bourbon, rum, gin and mezcal at trendy bars and restaurants. The liquid gold doesn’t require the refined sugar or mixing of simple syrup, and is an easy and delicious bartender’s friend. How about a Maple Mojito? Maple is a great way to celebrate National Cocktail Dayon March 24. 

  1. DIY Maple Add-ins 

While flavored maple can be delicious, too much vanilla or spice can easily be overdone, and “smoke” can taste fake in prepared infused maple. Why not start with pure maple syrup and make your own, adjusting spice and flavor to your liking? And while you’re at it, a few drops of pure maple is a concentrated source of minerals and antioxidants. Pure maple syrup is simply sap, or “maple water”, boiled down and reduced, without any additives. Maple water is 98% water. By adding small amounts of pure maple syrup to water one can easily control the sweetness while still getting the health benefits of maple

About Coombs Family Farms

For seven generations, Coombs Family Farms has produced great-tasting, 100 percent pure and organic maple syrup. Coombs Family Farms sources maple from over 3,000 small family farms that share a commitment to quality, environmental stewardship, and sustainable forestry management. As the number one organic maple brand in the country, Coombs Family Farms takes pride in working with farmers throughout the North East. For further information visit www.coombsfamilyfarms.com. Coombs Family Farms is also on Instagram @coombsmaple and Facebook www.facebook.com/GetRealMaple

Solana Beach, Calif. (March 5, 2019) – Counter Culture, maker of probiotic, non-toxic household cleaning products, will be showcasing its groundbreaking line of probiotic All-Purpose Cleaners, Air & Fabric Refreshers and Floor Cleaner Concentrates at Natural Products Expo West 2019 on March 6 – 8. Expo West attendees will be among the first to experience these exciting innovations and are invited to visit Counter Culture at booth #H1214 for samples and additional information.

“Since the industrial revolution when household cleaning products were first introduced, category innovation has been limited,” said Michelle Perkins, founder of Counter Culture. “Green cleaners entering the scene in the 1990’s were essentially less effective, cleaned up analogues of mainstream offerings, but with the same fundamental ideology that all bacteria is bad. Counter Culture is a true category disruptor, challenging the status quo regarding what ‘clean’ really means. We believe that removing all bacteria, both good and bad, does more harm than good. Rather than killing 99.9 percent of bacteria, our products use friendly bacteria to populate surface areas and clean effectively.”

Counter Culture does not use traditional chemical cleaning agents. Many household cleaning products contain chemical detergents or toxic chemicals that kill all bacteria, but sterile doesn’t always equal clean or healthy. With Counter Culture’s radically pure probiotic-based products, beneficial bacteria and the bio-detergents they create clean surfaces by breaking down dirt, grease and odors which ultimately contribute to a healthy microbial balance - essentially like kombucha for countertops! Not only do the innovative products clean effectively, but they rebalance the microbiHOME™, making environments truly safer for tots, pets and grown-ups.

The product lines include just 4 simple ingredients: purified water, 13 probiotic cultures, lactic acid and organic essential oils. The All-Purpose Cleaners and Air & Fabric Refreshers come in two fresh, beautiful scents, including Lemongrass and Geranium, and the Floor Cleaner Concentrate comes in both Lemongrass and Lavender scents. Additional product details include:

  • All-Purpose Cleaner, a 2019 NEXTY Award finalist, is designed to clean all surfaces including countertops, sinks, tubs, toys, high chairs and more. The efficacious All-Purpose Cleaner thoroughly breaks down dirt, grease and grime to restore a healthy balance of bacteria in homes, providing a fresh, natural scent. SRP: $7.99 per bottle.
  • Air & Fabric Refresh offers a clean blend of essential oils and probiotics to effectively remove odors in any environment including kitchens, bathrooms, bedding, couches, gym clothes and more. SRP: $6.99 per bottle.
  • Floor Cleaner Concentrate works wonders on hard surface floors - tile, wood, laminate or sealed stone to break down any dirt and grime with radically pure probiotics. SRP: $7.99

All Counter Culture products are non-GMO, vegan and gluten-free with no fake fragrances, man-made chemicals or allergens, and the brand proudly does not test on animals. Counter Culture products will also be USDA Certified Organic in 2019. Products can be purchased on www.countercultureclean.com, as well as natural retailers including Whole Foods and Jimbo’s…Naturally! and online retailers including www.thrivemarket.com and www.grove.co.

About Counter Culture

Counter Culture was established in 2018 as a reaction to all the toxic chemicals Founder Michelle Perkins wanted to eliminate from her home. After working with a team of scientists who were producing groundbreaking work with bacteria, she decided to create a brand that proudly does not kill 99.9 percent of bacteria, but rather uses beneficial bacteria and the bio-detergents they create to clean effectively and contribute to a healthy microbial balance a. All Counter Culture products are created through a natural fermentation process and never chemically synthesized or genetically engineered. These microorganisms are biodegradable and safe for the environment. The products are tested to the highest standards to ensure effectiveness. Visit www.countercultureclean.com, and follow Counter Culture on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to learn more.

Country Archer Jerky Co. Expo West Press Kit
by: Country Archer Jerky Co. (#N2039)

Media Contact:

 Lynsey Winters

Rachel Kay Public Relations

858.243.4761

lynsey@rkpr.net

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Country Archer Sets Sights on Emerging Clean Meat Sticks Category, Debuts New Line at Natural Products Expo West

Leading producer of delicious gourmet meat snacks leaps ahead as early leader in young, high-growth category

San Bernardino, Calif. (March 4, 2019) – Country Archer Jerky Co., the fastest growing and #1 jerky brand in the natural channel, is targeting a rising macro category in the meat snack aisle with the introduction of a new line of beef, pork and turkey meat sticks at Natural Products Expo West. Unlike craft jerky, the clean meat stick category is in its infancy and ripe for explosive growth. Having entered the sub-category less than two years ago, Country Archer is already the fastest growing stick brand in the top ten of the category and is growing at a rate of 375 percent, while the category as a whole is growing by 22.2 percent in the past 52 weeks according to SPINS.*

To further propel growth of this next frontier in meat snacks, Country Archer will unveil four unique-to-the-category meat stick flavors, including: Chorizo Beef, Maple Bacon Pork, Pineapple Pork, and Hatch Turkey. Expo West attendees will be the first to taste the mouthwatering new flavors and are invited to visit booth #N2039 in the North Hall for an exclusive sneak peek at the new meat sticks. Country Archer will also be showcasing its entire line of meat snacks at booth #5676 in exhibition hall E.

“We’ve long-maintained our position as the #1 and still fastest growing jerky brand in the natural channel, and we’re now seeing a parallel in terms of early growth trajectory with clean meat sticks that we did with jerky several years ago,” said co-founder and CEO of Country Archer, Eugene Kang. “This macro category has long been dominated by legacy brands using highly unfavorable ingredients that no one wants to eat – like mechanically separated chicken as the first ingredient. There are literally millions of consumers looking for something better – whether watching carbs or sugar, eating keto, Whole30, paleo, or they just want a savory, high-protein snack – clean meat sticks are where it’s at. The consumer response to our initial meat stick SKUs has been phenomenal, and we’re already projecting a 246 percent compound annual growth rate on those items alone. The category is still young, but we’re doubling down on it with the launch of our new flavors and are confident they’ll give conscious shoppers even more reasons to come back to the category.”

Like all Country Archer meat snacks, the new meat sticks are crafted with gourmet cuts of extra-lean, USDA-inspected 100 percent grass-fed beef, tender antibiotic-free turkey or pork, and are free of nitrites, MSG, gluten, antibiotics and added hormones. Featuring clean protein, and little to zero grams of sugar – thanks to the integration of naturally sweet dates – the new meat sticks are perfect for carb and sugar conscious consumers, as well as those seeking keto-friendly and paleo-friendly snacks. Flavor details include:

  • Chorizo Beef – a keto-conscious delight with 0g of sugar, this protein-packed meat stick is a fiesta in your mouth with the perfect balance of spices and warm heat.
  • Hatch Turkey – the legendary green chiles cultivated in New Mexico for generations meets antibiotic-free turkey for a spicy kick in this Southwest-inspired meat stick.
  • Maple Bacon Pork – this perfect mix of sweet, smoky and savory, featuring uncured bacon and real maple, is the next best thing to sizzling warm bacon at breakfast.
  • Pineapple Pork – bursting with flavor reminiscent of a tropical luau, hints of real pineapple hula with delectable antibiotic-free pork for a savory and not-too-sweet on-the-go treat.

The new meat stick flavors will be available across North America in late Summer 2019 at an SRP of $1.99. Country Archer meat snacks are available at conventional, natural, mass, and convenience stores nationwide, including Starbucks, Whole Foods Market, Wegmans, Walgreens, Walmart, Target, 7-Eleven, Safeway, Smart & Final, Love’s Travel Centers, Speedway, WaWa, Pilot Flying J and Travel Centers of America. For product and sales inquiries, please contact info@countryarcher.com. To learn more about Country Archer, please visit www.countryarcher.com or follow the brand on Instagram (@CountryArcher) and Facebook (@CountryArcher).

*52-week SPINS data ending January 27, 2019.

About Country Archer Jerky Co.

Country Archer Jerky Co. is a leading producer of delicious gourmet jerky, meat sticks and meat bars. The fastest growing jerky brand in the natural and specialty channels, Country Archer crafts all its meat snacks with high-quality, premium and clean ingredients. Made for outdoor adventurers, busy parents, athletes, and all of the everyday doers who want more from their food, Country Archer pushes the envelope with innovative and mouthwatering flavors, and responsibly-sourced and organic local ingredients. A great source of protein, each meat snack is crafted with gourmet cuts of extra-lean, USDA-inspected 100 percent grass-fed beef, tender antibiotic-free turkey and pork. All Country Archer products are free of nitrites, MSG, gluten, antibiotics and added hormones. Country Archer meat snacks are available nationwide at fine retailers including Whole Foods Market, The Fresh Market, Kroger, Starbucks, Sprouts, Target, National Co+op Grocers, Walgreens, 7-Eleven, Safeway, Costco, Wegmans and more. To learn more about Country Archer, visit www.countryarcher.com, ‘like’ us on Facebook, or follow us on Instagram or Twitter.

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Country Archer Jerky Co.

Press Fact Sheet

Overview:

Country Archer Jerky Co. is a leading producer of delicious gourmet jerky, meat sticks and meat bars. The fastest growing jerky brand in the natural channel, Country Archer crafts all its meat snacks with high-quality, premium and clean ingredients. Made for outdoor adventurers, busy parents, athletes, and all of the everyday doers who want more from their food, Country Archer pushes the envelope with innovative and mouthwatering flavors, and responsibly-sourced and organic local ingredients. A great source of protein, each meat snack is crafted with gourmet cuts of extra-lean, USDA-inspected 100 percent grass-fed beef, tender antibiotic-free turkey and pork. All Country Archer products are free of nitrites, MSG, gluten, antibiotics and added hormones.

History:

Based in Southern California, Country Archer has specialized in the art of making premium American-made meat snacks since 1977. Originally founded by Celestino Mirarchi, a butcher and natural-born doer, Mirarchi was so busy perfecting his artisan jerkies that he couldn’t devote enough time to selling it. That all changed after owners Eugene and Susan Kang first discovered Mirarchi’s jerky roadside during a trip to the Grand Canyon. It was love at first bite, and the three quickly became business partners, making it their mission to fuel doers everywhere with deliciously clean meat snacks. Today, Country Archer is the #1 fastest-growing jerky brand in the natural and specialty channels and named one of the fastest growing private companies in America by Inc. 5000 in 2018.

Products:

Country Archer offers a robust range of delicious and savory meat-based protein snacks to fuel active, healthy lifestyles. Varieties include:

Meat Bars

  • Beef – Crafted with meat lovers in mind, this meat bar packs a punch of cayenne and flavorful bacon and is crafted with collagen peptides, real ingredients and 15 grams of protein.
    • Flavor: Cayenne Beef with Uncured Bacon
    • SRP: $2.99/1.5 oz. bar
  • Bacon – Taking protein bars back to their primal state, this meat bar is made with antibiotic-free pork, collagen peptides and a hint of sweetness from BBQ and dates, while boasting 15 grams of protein.
    • Flavors: Sweet BBQ Pork
    • SRP: $2.99/1.5 oz. bar
  • Turkey – Vibrant citrus mingles with fragrant herbs, spices and antibiotic-free turkey to create a bar packed with collagen peptides and 15 grams of protein.
    • Flavors: Herb Citrus Turkey
    • SRP: $2.99/1.5 oz. bar

Jerky

  • Beef – Truly a cut above the rest. This hand-crafted beef jerky is made in small batches using only the finest USDA inspected, 100 percent grass-fed beef.
    • Flavors: Original, Sriracha, Teriyaki, Sweet Jalapeno, Mango Habanero, Crushed Red Pepper, Hatch Chile (new)  
    • SRP: $6.00/3 oz. bag, $14.00/8 oz. bag, $20.00/16 oz. bag
  • Turkey – Slices of all-natural slow marinated turkey breast smoked to perfection. High in protein and gluten-free, this turkey jerky is a great guiltfree morning or afternoon snack.
  • Flavors: Honey Chipotle, Hickory Smoke, Citrus Rosemary (new)
  • SRP: $6.00/2.75 oz. bag, $14.00/8 oz. bag, $30.00/12-count bag with 1.5 oz. bags

Meat Sticks

  • Beef – Hearty grass-fed beef all wrapped into one certified paleo, snackable meat stick that’s free of sugar and gluten, and full of nine grams of protein and only 100 calories per serving.
    • Flavors include: Original, Jalapeno
    • SRP: $2.00/1 oz. stick, $14.00/8-count box, $40.00/24-count box
  • Mini Original Beef Sticks (new) – Premium USDA grass-fed beef creates a mini paleo snack that packs in five grams of protein and zero grams of sugar and is just 50 calories per stick.
    • Flavors: Original
    • SRP: $24.00/ 28-count bag
  • Turkey – No antibiotics or added hormones here, just easy-to-carry and deliciously satisfying paleo and gluten-free turkey sticks with zero sugar and only 70 calories and nine grams of protein per serving to fuel your fervor.
    • Flavor: Rosemary
    • SRP: $2.00/1 oz. stick, $14.00/8-count box, $40.00/24-count box

Where to Buy:

Country Archer products are available nationwide in most major retailers including Whole Foods Market, Kroger, Ralphs, Target, Sprouts, King Scooper, Gelson’s, 7-Eleven, Safeway, Costco, Wegman’s, Walgreens, Smart and Final, Meijer, Starbucks, and more. The full line is also available online on Amazon.com. To find a store closest to you, visit CountryArcher.com/pages/store-locator.

Executives:

Eugene Kang, Co-Founder

Susan Kang, Co-Founder

Website:

Instagram:

Facebook:

www.CountryArcher.com

@CountryArcher @CountryArcher

Media Contact:

Lynsey Winters

Rachel Kay Public Relations

858.243.4761

Lynsey@rkpr.net   

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Media Contact: Pamela B. Stewart

Essenza Communications

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COUNTRY LIFE LAUNCHES GUT CONNECTION™ - A RADICAL NEW APPROACH TO GUT HEALTH BEYOND PROBIOTICS

Natural health leader introduces first and only whole food fermentate prebiotic^ supplement line at Natural Products Expo West

(Hauppauge, NY) – February 2019 – Category innovator Country Life announces the launch of Gut Connection™, a completely new approach to gut health. Gut Connection™ is the first and only line of supplements containing 630 mg of EpiCor® clinically-studied whole food fermentate prebiotic, which is scientifically shown to balance and support the gut by boosting levels of good bacteria.*†^ Made using a fermented whole food yeast, it captures a complex array of beneficial nutrients through the process of fermentation. Documented benefits include supporting a shift in healthy gut microbiota (flora) composition, helping maintain the gut lining, maintaining gut barrier function, and supporting overall gut microbiome.*†

The new line consists of eight supplements designed with a whole-person formulation philosophy to address a variety of important health issues.  Extensive research continues to support the critical role that a balanced gut microbiome plays in overall human health. The new line will debut at Natural Products Expo West at Booth 3935, in Anaheim, Calif., March 7-9, 2019.

The eight SKU’s include: Digestive Balance™, Immune Balance™, Sleep Balance™, Mood Balance™, Cognitive Balance™, Stress Balance™, Energy Balance™, and Weight Balance™. Each product comprises easy-to-swallow capsules that are individually formulated with scientifically studied ingredients, depending on the consumer’s needs.

“After extensive research and market analysis, Country Life decided to take a new approach to gut health,” says Elizabeth Poon, director of marketing at Country Life. “Current scientific research increasingly shows that the body’s own natural supply of trillions of probiotics are enhanced through the support of a prebiotic ingredient, which acts as a fertilizer to boost the support mechanism of probiotics.* We found that focusing on whole food fermentate as the core ingredient provided numerous benefits beyond other prebiotics on the market. Gut Connection™ has been specially formulated to address eight specific issues related to gut health, featuring a variety of scientifically studied, ingredients. We’re very excited about this first and only supplement line,” she notes.

The eight Gut Connection™ products are as follows:

Digestive Balance™ – contains two scientifically supported branded prebiotic ingredients to increase bifidobacterium in the colon and increase bowel movements, as well as reducing occasional bloating.*†

Immune Balance™ – contains branded ingredients to increase bifidobacterium in colon and reinforce the body’s natural first line of defense.*

Sleep Balance™ – contains ingredients to help one fall asleep faster and relax muscles to support sleep.*

Mood Balance™ – contains ingredients to support positive mood and help maintain brain neurotransmitters that support mood.*

Cogntive Balance™ – includes ingredients that help support neurotransmitter creation in the brain; shown to increase Brain Derived Neurotropic Factor (BDNF) supporting brain health, as well as word and memory recall.*

Stress Balance™ – contains ingredients to help stress response and promote relaxation; equips the body to deal with stress and support a positive mood; supports production of neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine.*

Energy Balance™ – contains coffee berry fruit which provides natural caffeine to support energy and alertness and B vitamins to support neurotransmitter production*.

Weight Balance™ – contains a citrus extract that is clinically shown to increase lipolysis, which breaks down fat, reduces abdominal fat, waist size and hip circumference; and has been shown to reduce overall body fat in 16.*

Gut Connection™ is available at select wellness stores nationally, and all products retail for $44.95 for a one-month supply, except Digestive Balance™, which retails for $44.95 for a two-week supply. For more information, visit www.countrylifevitamins.com.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. ADD BOX AROUND DISCLAIMER

†Based on results from a study using a dynamic model representing GI digestion.

EpiCor® is a registered trademark of Embria Health Sciences, LLC

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About Country Life

Country Life, a leader in natural health, was founded in 1971. Its family of brands includes Country Life® Vitamins, BioChem® protein powders and sports nutrition, and Desert Essence® personal care. Country Life’s highly tested products are made from globally-sourced, clean ingredients, ensuring exceptional quality. Country Life’s manufacturing facility is based in Hauppauge, New York. It is one of the largest vitamin and supplement companies to receive NSF-GMP certification. To learn more, visit: http://www.countrylifevitamins.com/ or call 800.645.5768. Video can be found at:  https://youtu.be/xmg1JQZz1Go.

†Based on results from a study using a dynamic model representing GI digestion.

Creation Nation Wins NOSH Pitch Slam 5
by: Creation Nation, Protein Bar Mixes (#N621)

Creation Nation is absolutely thrilled and honored to be chosen as the NOSH Pitch Slam 5 Champion, hosted by General Mills' 301 Inc! The event took place November 30th 2018 at the Loews Hotel in Santa Monica, California. 

Judge Pete Speranza of General Mills said that Creation Nation's products are a "cool, unique angle missing in the market" with "creativity & customization that is second to none". All judges agreed they envision a long runway for Creation Nation!  We also received incredible support from judges Bryan Freeman, CEO of Real Good Foods, and Angie Bastian of Angie's Boomchickapop, who was so impressed she asked why it took so long for someone to figure this out, and concluded "Bravo!"

The other five competitors' pitches were excellent. It was inspiring to meet everyone involved, from emerging brands to well established brands, investors, and industry experts. Past winners of the NOSH Pitch Slam include Watermelon Road, and Tribali Foods. 

Thank you, NOSH, for choosing Creation Nation as a finalist and including us in your incredible event!  Karen Nation, Founder of Creation Nation

https://www.nosh.com/news/2018/creation-nation-wins-nosh-live-pitch-slam-5

Creation Nation earns Keto, Paleo and Vegan Certifications
by: Creation Nation, Protein Bar Mixes (#N621)

Creation Nation is excited to share newly Keto, Paleo and Vegan Certified products with you! We proudly earned these seals of approval in September 2018 from the Paleo Foundation and Vegan Action.

The Certified Vegan Logo is administered by the Vegan Awareness Foundation (Vegan Action), a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about veganism and assisting vegan-friendly businesses. The vegan certification is for products that do not contain animal products or byproducts and that have not been tested on animals. We are extremely proud that 4 of our products earned this seal.

 

The Paleo Foundation administers both Paleo and Keto Certifications, which we are also very proud to have earned!

Keto Certified is the world’s first and most popular Keto Diet Certification program.  The Keto Certified Program Standards were designed to standardize Keto claims while improving the quality of available Keto Foods on the market. 

You can learn more about what it means to be Keto Certified hereand why 3 of our products suit this diet:  Cocoa for Coconuts, Whey Hip Chocolate Chip, and Peas Love & Cocoa.

Certified Paleo is the Paleo Foundation’s Most Popular and Highest Level Certification for Paleo-compliant products. Certified Paleo Products are products that contain Paleo ingredients, but may have some 21st century processing or packaging methods allowing for shelf stability.

You can learn more about what it means to be Certified Paleo or Paleo Friendly here. Our Cocoa for Coconuts, and Whey Hip Chocolate Chip both earned honors. 

And as always, ALL of our products are Certified Gluten Free! You can shop our selection of NonGMO verified, Gluten Free, Keto, Paleo and Vegan Protein Bar Mixes here!

LEADING CANNABIS COMPANY CURALEAF TO SHOWCASE PREMIUM LINE OF HEMP-BASED CBD PRODUCTS AT EXPO WEST

100% US grown, all natural, non-intoxicating product line supports a better quality of life

 

Wakefield, MA February 28, 2019 — Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (“Curaleaf”)(CSE: CURA/ OTCQX: CURLF), one of the largest and fastest growing cannabis operators in the United States, will showcase its new line of premium hemp-based CBD products – Curaleaf Hemp – at the Natural Product Expo West in California. Curaleaf Hemp will be located at booth #: H441 in the Hilton Hot Products area.

The all natural, non-intoxicating line of products meet the strictest quality standards in the industry while supporting a better quality of life. All products are derived from hemp farmed wholly in the United States, include only natural ingredients and are infused with beneficial essential oils such as lavender, lemon, jasmine, ginger and vanilla. All Curaleaf Hemp CBD is tested before formulation and all products are batch tested for pesticides, heavy metals, microbiological and cannabinoid concentration before distribution. Lab results are available upon request.

Curaleaf Hemp products to be displayed at Expo West include:

  • Drops: CBD oil in droplet forms mixed with natural essential oils; available in Lemon Bergamot, Lavender Sweet Orange, Ginger Clove Cinnamon, Vanilla Ylang Ylang, and Jasmine Wintergreen
  • Lotions: Topical cream for everyday pain relief; available in Lemongrass and Menthol
  • Soft-gel Capsules: Convenient capsules perfect for daily use
  • Patches: long-lasting pain relief on adhesive, sterile bandages 

Product photos and answers to frequently asked questions are available for download here.

For more information follow Curaleaf Hemp on social at:

About Curaleaf

Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA) (OTCQX: CURLF) (“Curaleaf”) is the leading vertically integrated multi-state cannabis operator in the United States. It is a high-growth cannabis company with a national brand known for quality, trust and reliability. The company is positioned in highly populated, limited license states, and currently operates in 12 states with 42 dispensaries, 12 cultivation sites and 10 processing sites. Curaleaf has the executive expertise and research and development capabilities to provide leading service, selection, and accessibility across the medical and adult-use markets, as well as the CBD category through its Curaleaf Hemp brand.

Day-Lee Foods 2019 Expo West Press Release
by: DAY-LEE FOODS, Inc. (#214)

Day-Lee Foods Inc. Launches New Vegetable Gyoza for Foodservice and Highlights Additional Offerings at 2019 Natural Products Expo West

Leading Frozen Asian Food Innovator Expands Reach with Popular Recipes for Restaurant, Hot Deli and University Cafeteria Applications

Santa Fe Springs, Calif. (Feb. 26, 2019) Day-Lee Foods, Inc., one of the leading U.S. producers of high-quality Asian meals and appetizers, is launching new Vegetable Gyoza for food service, in tandem with showcasing additional foodservice offerings for restaurant, hot deli and university dining. Alongside the new Vegetable Gyoza, additional recipes include a variety of traditional, mouthwatering dishes such as Spicy Tempura Cauliflower, Korean BBQ Chicken, Sriracha Chicken Gyoza, Teriyaki Chicken, Mandarin Orange Chicken and Karaage Chicken. Each recipe is crafted with high-quality chicken or vegetables in combination with an array of enticing, authentic flavors for delectable Asian cuisine crafted for maximum flavor, texture and value. Natural Products Expo West attendees are invited to stop by booth #214 to taste-test the products firsthand and learn more.

“Consumers are seeking convenient and delicious meal solutions, and the expansion of our offerings that have been recrafted specifically for foodservice allows us to reach even more people with our tried-and-true recipes,” said Craig Jaunzemis, Director of Sales & Marketing for Day-Lee Foods. “We’re excited to deliver the signature, ethnic flavors people know and love, including delicious vegetarian options. With the broader accessibility, we’re eager to reach a larger audience than ever before with the restaurant-quality meals we’re known for to continue helping consumers save time in the kitchen.”

The brand has broadened product availability with new placements in a variety of regional warehouses, like Sysco, as well as with many popular universities, including University of California and California State University campuses. Day-Lee Foods Inc. produces restaurant-quality dishes that offer authenticity, value and convenience. The fresh, exotic flavors and innovative combinations offer innovative twists to classic Asian dishes. The key products available as a part of the food service expansion include:

  • Vegetable Gyoza – a satisfying blend of Asian vegetables combines with a flavorful ponzu sauce, resulting in an authentic vegetarian appetizer, side dish or light entrée packed with flavor.
  • Spicy Tempura Cauliflower – freshly sourced, lightly battered cauliflower florets pair with a deliciously zesty, mildly spicy Asian sauce for the perfect entirely vegetarian dish.
  • Korean BBQ Chicken – signature Korean flavors and high-quality white meat chicken unite, providing a balanced, umami flavor. The new and improved formula offers 42 percent less fat while delivering a crave-worthy, tangy bite.
  • Sriracha Chicken Gyoza – crafted with deliciously seasoned chicken and mildly-spicy sriracha sauce, these bites offer a flavorful, spicy alternative to traditional dumplings.
  • Teriyaki Chicken – re-created with less sodium and less fat, the new Teriyaki Chicken is prepared with tender, no-antibiotics-ever white meat chicken and a tangy ginger sauce for warming, delicious flavor.
  • Mandarin Orange Chicken – double fried for optimal texture and crafted with large pieces of white meat chicken, each bite offers great meat-to-dough ratio and satisfying flavor.
  • Karaage Chicken – fried dark meat chicken featuring a crispy outside and moist & juicy inside that’s perfect for flavor purists.

In addition to the foodservice offerings, Day-Lee Foods products are also available under the Crazy Cuizine brand in national, local and Asian grocery stores nationwide, including Costco, BJ’s Wholesale Clubs, Albertsons, Vons, Safeway, Mitsuwa Market, Marukai, Tokyo Central, Nijiya Market, 99 Ranch Market, H-Mart and more. For more information about Day-Lee Foods products, please visit www.day-lee.com

About Day-Lee Foods Inc.

Day-Lee Foods, Inc. is one of the leading U.S. producers of high-quality meat products for the restaurant and food service industry, as well as frozen Asian foods for the consumer market. The parent company of Crazy Cuizine and Day-Lee Pride, Day-Lee Foods produces restaurant-quality dishes that offer authenticity, value and convenience. The company’s restaurant-direct portfolio offers a variety of fresh, premium foods including beef, poultry, pork, seafood and produce for fine and specialty restaurants nationwide. All Day-Lee Foods products are manufactured at the company’s state-of-the-art facility, which has earned consecutive gold standard of excellence awards in food safety and quality practices through a third-party auditor.

Day-Lee Foods Fact Sheet
by: DAY-LEE FOODS, Inc. (#214)

Day-Lee Foods, Inc. Fact Sheet

Overview: Day-Lee Foods, Inc. is one of the leading U.S. producers of high-quality meat products for the restaurant and food service industry, as well as frozen Asian foods for the consumer market. The parent company of Crazy Cuizine and Day-Lee Pride, Day-Lee Foods produces restaurant-quality dishes that offer authenticity, value and convenience. The company’s restaurant-direct portfolio offers a variety of fresh, premium foods including beef, poultry, pork, seafood and produce for fine and specialty restaurants nationwide. All Day-Lee Foods products are manufactured at the company’s state-of-the-art facility, which has earned consecutive gold standard of excellence awards in food safety and quality practices through a third-party auditor.

History: Day-Lee Foods is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NH Foods Ltd., Japan’s largest meat supplier, and has been delivering quality meat products to food service and general consumer markets for more than 50 years.

Products: The current portfolio of Day-Lee Foods consumer brands includes:

Crazy Cuizine a line of authentic, high-protein Asian dishes inspired by classic Japanese, Chinese and Korean recipes. Products include Asian Bowls (new!), Mandarin Orange Chicken, Teriyaki Chicken, Korean BBQ Chicken, General Tso’s Chicken, Sweet-Chili Chicken, Beijing Broccoli Beef, Chicken Potstickers, Pork Potstickers, Sriracha Chicken Potstickers and Honey Sriracha Chicken Bites.

Day-Lee Pride one of the original U.S. gyoza brands that’s delivered fresh-frozen products for over 30 years. Products include Karaage Chicken and classic Asian-style gyoza dumpling appetizers, including Umami Gyoza Dumplings (new!), Chicken Gyoza, Siracha Chicken Gyoza, Beef Gyoza, Pork Gyoza, Shrimp Gyoza and Vegetable Gyoza

Where to Buy: Day-Lee Foods product lines are available in national, local and Asian grocery stories nationwide, including Costco, BJ’s Wholesale Clubs, Albertsons, Vons, Safeway, Jewel, Mitsuwa Market, Marukai, Tokyo Central, Nijiya Market, 99 Ranch Market, H-Mart and more.

Address:

Day-Lee Foods, Inc. 10350 Heritage Park Drive, Suite 111 Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

Website: www.day-lee.com

Media Contact:

Natalie Terashima Rachel Kay Public Relations 858.922.3017 Natalie@rkpr.net

Crazy Cuizine Fact Sheet
by: DAY-LEE FOODS, Inc. (#214)

Crazy Cuizine Fact Sheet

Overview: Crazy Cuizine, maker of authentic, Asian-inspired frozen entrees and appetizers ready in 18-minutes-or-less and new Asian Bowls microwavable in minutes, uses signature flavors of the Far East to bring delectable Asian favorites straight from the freezer to America’s table. Crazy Cuizine offers a variety of fully-cooked chicken, beef and pork entrees, appetizers and Asian Bowls that are simple to prepare and packed with enticing flavor. The brand’s versatile and time-saving chef-created entrée and appetizer recipes deliver the perfect lunch or dinner when paired with your favorite grains or vegetables, or delicious when served as mouthwatering, bite-size appetizers. New Asian Bowls deliver authentic, chef-created, high-protein meals crafted with a mouthwatering pairing of No Antibiotics Ever (NAE) white meat chicken and the perfect combination of rice and vegetables, and are microwaveable in just a few minutes. Additionally, all Crazy Cuizine products are made with high-quality, mostly U.S.-sourced ingredients, and are entirely free of preservatives, trans fat and added MSG.  

History: Crazy Cuizine is a Day-Lee Foods, Inc. brand. For more than 30 years, Day-Lee Foods has been a leader in the Asian cuisine category, offering high-quality, frozen dishes that offer authenticity, value and convenience. Crazy Cuizine products are made with genuine Asian flavors, specialty sauces and quality ingredients at the company’s state-of-the-art facility, which has earned consecutive gold standard of excellence awards in food safety and quality practices through a third-party auditor.

Products: Made with flavorful and superior ingredients, Crazy Cuizine’s fully-cooked, heat-and-serve chicken, beef and pork entrees, appetizers and Asian Bowls are high in protein and are free from preservatives, trans fat and added MSG. Each chicken recipe is made with premium chicken breast meat and is battered or steam-grilled, while each beef option is made using lean beef from hand-trimmed top round roasts. The Crazy Cuizine product portfolio includes:

  • Asian Bowls (new!) – single-serve, high-protein frozen meals crafted with a chef-created pairing of No Antibiotics Ever (NAE) white meat chicken and the perfect combination of rice and vegetables; available in Mandarin Orange Chicken, Teriyaki Chicken, General Tso’s Chicken.
  • Mandarin Orange Chicken – white meat chicken breast lightly battered and glazed in a delicately-sweet Mandarin orange sauce.
  • Teriyaki Chicken – a family favorite featuring steamed white meat chicken breast with an authentic, mouthwatering teriyaki sauce.
  • Korean BBQ Chicken – an authentic Korean dish made with chicken breast topped with a signature spicy Korean BBQ sauce.
  • General Tso’s Chicken – tender white meat chicken breast paired with a zesty ginger sauce to create a delicious and authentic Hunan recipe.
  • Sweet-Chili Chicken – large pieces of lightly battered white meat chicken breast combine with a sweet and spicy sauce for a delicious kick.
  • Beijing Broccoli Beef – juicy strips of beef mixed with a mildly spicy Chinese inspired Hoisin Sauce and tender Broccoli florets.
  • Chicken Potstickers – juicy dumplings made with delectable chicken that pairs perfectly with a flavorful dipping sauce.
  • Pork Potstickers – Asian-style gyoza dumplings stuffed with succulent pork and accompanied by a tangy dipping sauce.
  • Sriracha Chicken Potstickers – juicy chicken dumplings elevated with an added kick of spicy Sriracha.

Where to Buy: Crazy Cuizine foods are available in the freezer section at grocery chains nationwide, including Costco, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Safeway, Vons, Albertsons, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Raley’s, SaveMart, Safeway, Lucky Supermarket, Jewel, and many more.

Address:

Crazy Cuizine 10350 Heritage Park Drive, Suite 111 Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

On the Web:

www.crazycuizine.com www.facebook.com/CrazyCuizine

Media Contact:

Natalie Terashima Rachel Kay Public Relations 858-922-3017 Natalie@rkpr.net

The Emerging Market of Thailand Brings Unique & Innovative Personal Care Products to Expo West
by: Department of International Trade Promotion – Thailand (#N1830)

Thai Pavilion Hosted by Department of International Trade Promotion

Los Angeles, CA. March 1, 2019The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) is an international organization with special focus on fostering trade relations between Thai exporters and potential importers. At Natural Products Expo West, in Anaheim, California March 6th-8th, the group will host The Thai Pavilion featuring a  group of 17 carefully selected premium rice and rice products from Thailand. In addition to quality rice-based food products, this comprehensive collection will feature several unique and premium personal care items.

Thailand has made remarkable progress in social and economic development in recent years, making it a formidable player in world markets including the United States. Strong economic growth and an increased consumer demand for safe, environmentally-friendly personal care products ensure future growth of innovative natural personal care products coming from Thailand.

“As a long-term strategic trading partner of Thailand, the U.S. market provides a valuable platform for the development of innovative and diverse products that meet growing consumer demands. The Royal Thai Government anticipates that participation at Natural Products Expo will help to enhance trade collaboration opportunities for both the U.S. and Thai organic and natural products community”, says Chutima Bunyapraphasaram, Thailand’s Deputy Minister of Commerce.

Znya Organics (Blessed Products of Asia)

Organic rice-based products to help people with skin problems such as skin allergies, eczema, rashes, redness and sensitive skin. All products are certified USDA Organic. Packaging can be recycled; bottles made with PET, boxes and soap wrapper are made from recycled paper and all materials are printed using 100% planet-friendly soy ink.

Product offerings include:

  • Facial Care – Organic Jasmine Rice Facial Mask, Organic Facial Soap, Organic Facial Oil, Organic Bamboo Charcoal Mask, Organic Cleanser
  • Mom + Baby Care – A range of products for Mom and baby that are all chemical-free and organic
  • Body Care – Jasmine Rice Scrub Soap, Organic Liquid & Bar Soaps, Organic Bath Liquid and Body Oil
  • Hair Care – An assortment of Organic Shampoos & Conditioners

Wabella’s

A name derived from Wa meaning “from the Wang Wa Sub-district” and Bellas meaning “beautiful”, this brand sources natural local resources like Jambolan plums and riceberry to utilize the benefits of nature. These innovative products have been nominated and received many rewards from the Biodiversity-based Economy Development Office (BEDO) and work closely with the local community to generate income and illustrate the value of using natural resources.

Product offerings include:

  • Alrice Jasmine Rice Scrub & Cream (anti-aging & brightening)
  • Alrice Treatment Serum
  • Alrice Serum Sleeping Mask

Cosmos & Harmony

A brand that originated from a curiosity about the wonderfulness of nature and a belief that everything is connected. Featuring a variety of soap collections:

  • Thai Rice Collection
  • Shea Butter Collection
  • Organic Collection
  • Guest Soap Collection
  • Chinese Best Wishes Collection
  • My Precious Stones Collection
  • Plantae Kingdom Collection
  • Paris Macaron Collection

Plus, Black Glutinous Rice Shower Gel, Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner with no artificial color, SLS free, Paraben Free and Silicon Free

Herbalist Siam (by Wathoothorn)

High-quality skin care products made from organically farmed red jasmine rice. Special rice extracts from patented technology help to obtain an optimal level of antioxidants for increased radiance. All products are 100% cruelty-free and vegan.

Products include:

  • Herbalist Siam Revitalizing Cream
  • Hebalist Siam More Than Serum
  • Herbalist Siam Amino Soap

To learn more about these featured Thai Companies, visit the Thai Pavilion, North Hall, Level 2, N1830-1831

Join us Thursday, March 7th from 4-6 pm for a Special Reception

We will be joined by the Deputy Minister of Commerce, Chutima Bunyapraphasara and her delegation who will discuss their efforts to promote Thai rice, add value and diversity to Thai rice production and create a sustainable industry that ensures better living conditions for farmers.

Don’t miss this special celebration and chance to learn about the heritage, quality and unique flavor and ingredient profile of these products. This will be the first comprehensive showcase of organic and natural products from Thai Rice, the world's best rice. A great opportunity for collaboration with Thai producers, innovators and exporters. 

For a full list of products, please visit: https://www.thaitradeusa.com/home/?p=25809

To learn more about The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), or become a partner, visit us at Natural Products Expo West March 6-8 at the North Hall, Level 2 N1830-1831. Or, contact Susan Fecko at sfecko@blackdogstudiopr.com.

About Commerce, Royal Thai Government (DITP)

The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) was established under the Ministry of Commerce, Royal Thai Government, to assist Thai manufacturers and exporters in building their competitiveness and fulfilling their potential. DITP aims to provide fast, reliable and efficient services to address the challenges and opportunities within the new world economy. Overseas Thai Trade Centers (TTC), under the supervision of the DITP, are located in major cities around the world to implement policies and activities, with special focus on fostering trade relations between Thai exporters and potential importers. For more information, visit https://www.thaitradeusa.com/home/

Contact

Susan Fecko, Black Dog Studio, 307-690-8381, sfecko@blackdogstudiopr.com

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Thailand’s Top Organic and Natural Rice Products to be Featured at Expo West
by: Department of International Trade Promotion – Thailand (#N1830)

 Thai Pavilion Hosted by Department of International Trade Promotion 

Los Angeles, CA. February 19, 2019The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) (https://www.thaitradeusa.com/home/) is an international organization with special focus on fostering trade relations between Thai exporters and potential importers. At Natural Products Expo West, in Anaheim, California March 6th-8th , the group will host The Thai Pavilion (https://www.thaitradeusa.com/home/?p=25809) featuring a group of 17 carefully selected premium rice and rice products from Thailand. Each brand offers a unique and compelling background and contribution to providing quality finished products to the US.  

Thailand has a reputation for producing premium-quality, nutritionally dense rice varieties, and a long history of good agricultural practices (GAP) to ensure that Thai rice is safe and chemical-free, meets standards and satisfies consumers worldwide. Efforts toward sustainable development, transparency, fair labor practices for farmers, good manufacturing practices and supply chain integrity make Thailand a viable player in the US organic and natural foods market. Through strong partnerships, rigorous quality standards and business offerings such as contract manufacturing (OEM), private label, regular retail and custom orders, Thailand strives to be a valuable partner in the continued growth of the natural products industry.

“As a long-term strategic trading partner of Thailand, the U.S. market provides a valuable platform for the development of innovative and diverse products that meet growing consumer demands. The Royal Thai Government anticipates that participation at Natural Products Expo will help to enhance trade collaboration opportunities for both the U.S. and Thai organic and natural products community”, says Chutima Bunyapraphasaram, Thailand’s Deputy Minister of Commerce. “This event offers an opportunity for Thai producers to expose their products to new regions of the globe and for global consumers to gain access to these high-quality organic products from Thailand.”

Quality and Certifications

Thailand is committed to further developing export standards to meet various consumer demands. Thai HOM MALI Rice Standard is the mandatory standard for the export of Thailand’s premium rice and establishes the highest quality. It serves to protect the legitimacy and integrity of this valuable commodity.

Thai HOM MALI Rice originates with the unique composition and moisture retention properties of the soil, perfectly combined to nurture the young HOM MALI sprouts and coax out their natural but hidden fragrance. This delicate scent would fade, were it not for Thailand's tropical climate and precise amounts of sunlight during the grain's maturation phase.

Rice and Rice-Based Products

From quality rice comes quality rice-based products ranging from food items like rice cakes, rice crackers, rice flour and rice pastas to high-quality, effective and unique personal care products. In addition to USDA Organic and Non-GMO certifications, many of these highlighted products are gluten-free and vegan. 

Below are few key product/company highlights that will be included at the Thai Pavilion. For a complete list of products, please visit: https://www.thaitradeusa.com/home/?p=25809

BIOASIA, producer of organic rice-based food products and snacks is one of the very few companies in Asia to be involved in full-line organic production, starting from sourcing organic ingredients, producing organic food products to exporting them worldwide. All products are strictly manufactured under internationally-certified organic standards to ensure best product quality and safety to our health and environment.

Family Tree Foods produced the first certified organic rice pasta manufactured in Thailand. They recently launched Eco-Straw, a drinking straw from rice that is environmentally friendly, made from natural ingredients and reusable.

MEDIFOODS (THAILAND) offers a range of rice & rice products from organic & sustainable rice farms such as:

  • Organic Rice and Flour
  • Organic Rice Bran Oil, Rizsterols Omega Rice Germ Oil, shown to enhance learning and brain function, control blood sugar and triglyceride levels and inhibit cancer cell growth.
  • Vegan Pro variety of plant-based products including rice milk, organic rice protein spread and a superfood for performance.
  • The Mother Earth organic rice baby food

Prime Rice (Suwannaphum Rice Co) an organic rice & ready to eat organic rice was developed in 2017 in collaboration of farmer families to create better lives for Thai farmers and is currently available at approximately 1,800 Kroger chain stores (Kroger, Ralph's, King Soopers, Pay-Less, Owen's, Fred Meyer, Smith's, Fry's and City Market).

JASBERRY CO organic Jasberry® rice, rice pasta, organic and rice-based gluten-free superfood pasta is sold in the US and the First Certified B-Corp in Thailand. A social enterprise that works with small-scale farmers to alleviate poverty through innovative organic products for a sustainable and healthy world. Jasberry rice is a new variety of non-GMO rice which results from decades of natural cross-breeding. Dark purple in color, its high antioxidant levels puts it in the 'superfood' category.

Thai-Nichi creators of unique and high-quality rice snacks using the highest ingredients of reputable rice and natural seasonings to ensure the specifications are met. They ensure the quality of our products during production through international standards of FDA (Food and Drug Administration), HALAL, GMP/HACCP, BRC SOI 9001, KOSHER, SEDEX.

Zyna Organics (Blessed Products of Asia) produces organic rice-based products to help people with skin problems such as skin allergies, eczema, rashes, redness and sensitive skin. 

To learn more about these featured Thai Companies, visit the Thai Pavilion, North Hall, Level 2, N1830-1831

Special Thai ReceptionMarch 7th from 4-6pm

  • Come meet our featured Thai companies offering premium rice and rice products.
  • Enjoy Thai craft "Nakhon" beer from Thai Hom Mali Rice and sample food and personal care products.
  • Pick up a custom jute bag as our gift and be entered for one of several grand prize drawings for a Thai product gift set. Drawing to be held at 5pm. 
  • Learn about partnering with Thai companies who specialize in OEM, Private Label, regular retail and custom order. 

We will be joined by the Deputy Minister of Commerce, Chutima Bunyapraphasara and her delegation who will discuss their efforts to promote Thai rice, add value and diversity to Thai rice production and create a sustainable industry that ensures better living conditions for farmers.

Don’t miss this special celebration and chance to learn about the heritage, quality and unique flavor and ingredient profile of these products. This will be the first comprehensive showcase of organic and natural products from Thai Rice, the world's best rice. A great opportunity for collaboration with Thai producers, innovators and exporters. 

To learn more about The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), or become a partner, visit us at Natural Products Expo West March 6-8 at the North Hall, Level 2 N1830-1831. Or, contact Susan Fecko at sfecko@blackdogstudiopr.com.

About Commerce, Royal Thai Government (DITP)

The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) was established under the Ministry of Commerce, Royal Thai Government, to assist Thai manufacturers and exporters in building their competitiveness and fulfilling their potential. DITP aims to provide fast, reliable and efficient services to address the challenges and opportunities within the new world economy. Overseas Thai Trade Centers (TTC), under the supervision of the DITP, are located in major cities around the world to implement policies and activities, with special focus on fostering trade relations between Thai exporters and potential importers. For more information, visit https://www.thaitradeusa.com/home/

Contact

Susan Fecko, Black Dog Studio, 307-690-8381, sfecko@blackdogstudiopr.com

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Diestel Family Ranch Launches Fresh Ground Turkey Products
by: Diestel Family Turkey Ranch (#1448)

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

Diestel Family Ranch Launches Fresh Ground Turkey Products

Certified Organic and NAE Ground Turkey and Turkey Burgers Join the Brand’s Year-Round Offerings

Sonora, CA – Diestel Family Ranch, sustainably raising turkeys for 70 years, is expanding its fresh meat offerings to include new ground turkey breast, ground turkey, and quarter pound turkey burgers. Crafted using only butcher-quality, whole-muscle cuts (this is ground turkey, that’s it!), the new products come available in certified organic and no antibiotics ever (NAE) varieties and deliver clean, delicious, authentic turkey flavor and a premium texture that customers notice and appreciate. Check out the lineup at Natural Products Expo West, booth #1448. 

Conveniently packaged in a recyclable tray covered with clear BPA free plastic wrap to showcase freshness and enhance shelf life, the thoughtfully raised turkey is 100% vegetarian fed, Non-GMO Project Verified, Where Food Comes From certified, and completely free of antibiotics, artificial ingredients, preservatives and gluten. Here’s how the offerings break down: 

  • Ground Turkey Breast, 99% lean white meat, 1% fat
  • Ground Turkey, 94% lean dark meat, 6% fat 
  • Quarter Pound Turkey Burgers, 94% lean dark meat, 6% fat 

Diestel’s fresh ground turkey products are available to retailers nationwide for an SRP of $6.99 for the NAE turkey breast, $5.99 for the NAE ground turkey, $2.99 for the NAE ground turkey burgers, $8.99 for the organic turkey breast, $7.99 for the organic ground turkey, and $3.99 for the organic ground turkey burgers. The ground turkey is sold in 1lb trays and the burgers are sold in .5lb trays; each case includes eight packs. 

About Diestel Family Ranch  The Diestel Family Ranch is one of the few, small, family-owned and operated ranches left in the nation.  Run by a team of passionate and forward-thinking, fourth-generation turkey farmers, the family’s high standards have remained unchanged since the ranch’s founding in 1949. Due to careful farming practices and an emphasis on quality craftsmanship, a.k.a. the Diestel Difference, Diestel’s products are always juicy, tender, and deliver handcrafted artisan flavors. Producing both holiday turkey and year-round products, the Diestel Family Ranch exists for the health and happiness of future generations. For more information visit DiestelFamilyRanch.com or contact 888-4-Gobble / info@diestelfamilyranch.com. Also find @diestelturkey on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 

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