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News Release

For Immediate Release

1908 Brands Launches Pasta Jay’s Premium Pasta Sauce and

Three Lines of Three Bears Allergen Free Oat Products at Expo West

1908 Brands brings flavorful better-for-you products to the shelves.

Boulder, CO ( February 22, 2018) –  1908 Brands, a Boulder, Colo. based manufacturer of natural food and product brands to officially launch Pasta Jay’s Italian Pasta sauce and Three Lines of Three Bears Oat Products this March at Natural Product’s Expo West in Anaheim, CA.

This will be Pasta Jay’s debut and first look. Samples will be available at the 1908 Brands’ booth (#5606).

Last March, Three Bears offered a first-look at the Three Bears Oat Cups at Expo West, this year the brand will officially launch with two additional product lines. All three lines of Three Bears product are free from the top 8 allergens including gluten, dairy and nuts. In addition, the bars and cups are boosted with allergen-free probiotics in a partnership with Ganeden®.

“Like all products created by the 1908 Brands team, Pasta Jay’s Italian Pasta Sauce and Three Bears Oats were created to disrupt a category that has low quality alternatives, are high in sugar and unnatural ingredients.” says Steve Savage, founder and CEO of 1908 Brands.

Pasta Jay’s Past Sauces:

The four flavors come in 25oz jars and retail for $6.99 each. The sauces were designed to give the customer the option to pair their favorite sauce with their favorite Italian dish, from meatballs, to chicken parmesan. The line includes four flavors: Classic Marinara, Creamy Tomato, Tomato Basil and Tomato Marsala. 

“We only use the freshest ingredients, because any product is only as good as the ingredients you use. We use premium tomatoes, whole clove garlic, fresh basil, a mixture of oregano, basil and Kosher sea salt to replicate the Old World recipes passed down within the family,” says Matt Schultz, co-founder of Schultz’s and Brand Manager for Schultz’s and Pasta Jay’s.

“We wanted to get into the pasta sauce category because we were inspired by the amazing food at Pasta Jay’s restaurants. With Schultz’s in our family of brands, we have learned what works best in the space.” Says Steve Savage, CEO of 1908 Brands, “We looked at various pasta sauce recipes and considered developing our own line from scratch, but realized one of the most loved pasta sauces existed in our own back yard at Pasta Jay’s, one of our favorite local restaurants. This classic Italian sauce recipe goes all the way back to the 1800’s and was served to the King of Italy by Jay’s great-great-grandmother. We needed to bring it to the grocery store shopper.”

Pasta Jays will be launching regionally in The Rocky Mountain Region and then expanding nationally throughout 2018.

Three Bears Oats

Three Bears produces oat products that are always free of the top 8 allergens, gluten-free and non-GMO.

“Three Bears products are proudly oat-based, and each oatmeal cup contains 7 to 8 grams protein per serving (more than a hard-boiled egg) and 8 to 10 grams fiber per serving (four to five times as much as a piece of whole-grain toast),” says Director of Marketing, Craig Spalding. “The nutritional benefits, the allergen-free ingredients and the live probiotics will really set these oatmeal cups apart from the rest of the category.”

Three Bears challenges current oat-product brands with family-friendly branding, affordable cost and a variety of health benefits. In terms of nutrition, ingredients, portions and pricing, all product development under the brand strive for the “just-right” mentality that serves as the mission and story behind the brand.

Oatmeal Cups: Wild Blueberry, Apple Spice, Cinnamon Raisin, Cranberry Vanilla

Fruit+Oat Squeeze Packs: Apple Spice, Pineapple Mango, Peaches+Greens, Strawberry Banana, Wild Berry, Cherry Vanilla

Oat Bars: Wild Blueberry, Cinnamon Roll, Chocolate Chip, Cranberry Orange

“We chose to work with allergen-friendly ingredients because more consumers are looking for products that are safe for themselves and their families.” Says Steve Savage, CEO of 1908 Brands. “With the number of children with food allergies growing every year and more people developing food sensitivities than ever, allergen-free products are becoming increasingly mainstream. Three Bears is at the forefront of this industry shift.”

Pasta Jay’s line of Italian Pasta Sauces and Three Bears Oat Products will be available for sampling at the 1908 Brands booth (#5606) at the show.

Three Bears and Pasta Jay’s will reveal their brand at Expo West in Anaheim, CA at Booth #5606 which runs March 8-11, 2018 at the Anaheim Convention Center, more information can be found at

About 1908 Brands

1908 Brands, Inc. was founded in 2010 by Steve Savage, the former founder and CEO of Eco-Products. As a rapidly growing manufacturer of natural products, 1908 Brands produces, manufactures, and manages a growing family of brands: Boulder Clean, producers of impressively powerful and naturally clean cleaning and laundry products; Thrive Tribe, producers of nutrient-packed, gluten-free, paleo-friendly, and tasty snack clusters; Fruitivity Snacks, makers of natural and gluten-free crunchy apple chips; Schultz’s Gourmet, makers of gourmet cooking sauces, rubs and snacks; and Three Bears allergen-free oat snacks, and now Pasta Jay’s pasta sauce. 1908 Brands website:

About Three Bears:

Three Bears isn’t barely anything. It’s perfectly everything. Our brand and products stand for just-rightness and no worries for all, including those with food allergies. So, whether you’re packing a lunchbox, craving a mid-day pick-me-up or planning snacks for the whole soccer team, you can count. We add flax and chia seeds to mix up the texture and rice milk to make each batch light and creamy without ever weighing you down.

About Pasta Jay’s

The pasta sauces are products of a brand and recipe licensing partnership between Boulder-based 1908 Brands and the Pasta Jay’s restaurants owned by Jay Elowsky in Boulder, CO; Lone Tree, CO; Moab, UT; and Hays, KS.

ANAHEIM, CA. (March 8-10, 2018) 4505 Meats, the San-Francisco-based originator of chef-made, artisanal pork rinds (or chicharrones), will debut their latest creation, 4505 Cracklins, at Expo West 2018, booth N820 from Thursday (3/8) through Saturday (3/10). 4505 Meats' Cracklins will be available in two flavors, Spicy Green Chili & Lime and Sea Salt. Packed with seven grams of protein, the new crunchy curls are gluten-free, Paleo Certified, and made with humanely-raised pork, free of hormones and antibiotics. 4505 Meats invites all Expo West attendees to fall in love with the porkalicious Bay Area favorite, which will be shown along with their existing line of Chicharrones. 

Founder and CEO Chef Ryan Farr was inspired to share Cracklins after years of hosting pig roasts where guests lined up for tantalizing bites of pork skin carved right off the hog. 4505 Meats' new Cracklin line is inspired by those cuts - fried in pork fat to minimize waste and utilize all parts of the animal. Similar to their light and airy Chicharrones, these heartier, crunchier curly q-shaped bites are packed with porky flavor that is perfect for dipping and pairing with beer. Cracklins will be available in 3 oz. bags for a SRP of $4.99

“It's an exciting time at 4505 Meats. The release of our 4505 Cracklin line at Expo West will be especially intriguing for folks who may never have seen this product before. When we were the first to introduce an artisanal pork rind to mainstream consumers, people were pleasantly surprised at how great they tasted,” said Chef Ryan Farr, CEO and Founder of 4505 Meats. “Now, we're very excited to introduce them to yet another delicious, flavor-forward snack that's in line with our philosophy of whole-hog utilization.”

The new 4505 Cracklins will be hitting retail shelves this Summer and will be available on Amazon this Spring.  For more information on 4505 Meats, please visit or connect with them on Instagram at @4505meats.

Natural Products Expo West will take place March 8-11 at the Anaheim Hilton & Marriott and the Anaheim Convention Center, located at 800 West Katella Avenue Anaheim, CA 92802. For more information on the trade show, please visit  


About 4505 Meats 

Founded in 2009 by chef and butcher Ryan Farr in his kitchen apartment in San Francisco, 4505 Meats was born out of a commitment to whole animal butchery. Today, 4505 Meats is a leading producer of artisanal pork rinds - under the 4505 Chicharrones brand - produced with a continued commitment to sustainability and whole animal utilization. Made with the finest cuts of humanely sourced pork rinds with no added antibiotics or hormones, each meaty snack is kettle-cooked in lard, taking these elevated gas station favorites beyond expectation, resulting in crispy clouds of porkaliciousness that are low in calories, high in protein, low in sodium, gluten-free, paleo certified and have zero carbs.  4505 Meats continues to expand and will soon introduce 4505 Cracklins - a hearty, porky crunchy curl also made from pork skin. All 4505 Meats snacks are great on their own or as a sidekick to beer, cocktails, dips and spreads.  For more information on 4505 Meats, please visit or connect with them on Instagram at @4505meats.

Alter Eco Press Kit
by: Alter Eco (#1962)

Expo West Press Release:

Contact: Malena Whetro Rachel Kay Public Relations 858-243-4761

Alter Eco® Debuts Clean New Look for Portfolio of Enlightened Indulgences at Natural Products Expo West 2018

Sustainable Food Maker Puts Next-Level Ingredients at Forefront of Refreshed Design

San Francisco, Calif. – March 5, 2018 – Alter Eco®, a chocolate-centric, sustainability-directed snack company that takes healthy indulgence to a whole new level, today unveiled a fresh new brand identity for its portfolio, including Dark Chocolate Coconut Clusters, chocolate bars and truffles. The new look will debut at Natural Products Expo West 2018 booth #1962. Designed to communicate Alter Eco’s promise to deliver an enlightened indulgence – snacks that are best-in-class delicious and use the cleanest, most ethical ingredients possible – the colorful packaging features a stylized new logo and mouthwatering food photography that brings to life incredible flavors using organic, pure and simple ingredients. Hitting shelves nationwide in March 2018, the announcement follows recent news of Alter Eco’s acquisition by NextWorld Evergreen and launch of its new snack line, Dark Chocolate Coconut Clusters.

“We’re in the midst of an exciting brand evolution. Fresh off our acquisition, we’re poised to scale Alter Eco’s presence as the go-to brand for enlightened indulgence in the snacking category across every retail channel,” said Edouard Rollet, co-CEO and co-founder at Alter Eco. “Our new packaging is one of several initiatives we’re implementing this year to achieve such growth, while still remaining true to our founding mission to globally transform food systems through environmental and humanitarian initiatives. We want to reach consumers everywhere who crave a special experience with healthier, delicious dark chocolate options and can’t wait for everyone at Expo West to see and taste our product line.”

Prominently displayed at the top of every front panel, Alter Eco’s new logo features big, bold lowercase letters that can be easily identified on shelf and from afar. The letters are enclosed in a circle that pays tribute to the brand’s unwavering commitment to full-circle sustainability and mission-driven products at every level of the supply chain. The new packaging also showcases an array of familiar colors that mirror Alter Eco’s former packaging to maintain consistency and flavor recognition among fans. Each color is displayed on the top of every package and corresponds with the flavor, while the bottom half features a clean, white background that exhibits important third party certifications, product names and clean ingredient labels. Aimed to entice the senses, every package touts beautiful real food images of what’s inside, ranging from decadent Swiss-made chocolate to sustainably-harvested coconut flakes. Each package also pays homage to the brand’s heritage and fair trade farmer relationships, ingredient transparency and sustainable practices.

Alter Eco’s portfolio of new Dark Chocolate Coconut Clusters, decadent dark chocolate bars and melty truffles are USDA Certified Organic, Fair Trade Certified, Carbon Neutral Certified, Non-GMO Project Verified and Certified Gluten-Free (excluding Deep Dark Salt & Malt Chocolate Bar).

The brand’s products are available in 10,000 retail locations nationwide, including major natural food retailers and grocery stores like Whole Foods Market, Natural Grocers, Wegmans, Sprouts, Kroger and Publix. For more information about its new packaging or to purchase Alter Eco products online, please visit  

Expo West attendees are also invited to join Alter Eco and key influencers in creating the show’s first-ever group hug at the Anaheim Convention Center Grand Plaza on Saturday, March 10 at 12:00 p.m., with a ‘Clusterfest’ happy hour to follow at the brand’s booth #1962 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Because all good things come in clusters, the hug is part of Alter Eco’s #FindYourCluster campaign in celebration of new Dark Chocolate Coconut Clusters.

About Alter Eco®

Alter Eco® is a chocolate-centric, sustainability-directed food company that takes healthy indulgence to a whole 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. Engrained in full-circle sustainability, the brand is obsessed with spreading social justice and environmental regenerativity while setting a high bar for delivering mind-blowingly tasty foods. A pioneer of sustainable packaging, Alter Eco uses compostable truffle wrappers and chocolate bars wrapped in recyclable FSC certified paper. 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 Chocolate Bar). To learn more about Alter Eco products or its commitment to sustainability, please visit Follow Alter Eco via Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest and Instagram.


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 Global South 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


  • Mathieu Senard, Co-CEO and co-founder
  • Edouard Rollet, Co-CEO and co-founder
  • Kate Tierney, President

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


  • Alter Eco 2339 Third Street, Suite 70 San Francisco, CA 94107

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What Is Sprouted Wheat?
by: Alvarado Street Bakery (#2033)

At Alvarado Street Bakery, We take whole, organic wheat berries and soak them in filtered water until they "sprout", until they actually begin to grow. When the excess water has been drained, we grind the "living sprouts" into dough. What comes out of our grinder is not a dry powder, but a wet and mushy dough that becomes the basis for all of our recipes. Add a little fresh yeast, some sea salt and a bit of sweetness (natural honey, organic raisins, organic dates, pure barley malt) and there you have it, the ultimate whole grain bread! 

The sprouting process naturally converts starchy grains into easily digested maltose and other complex sugars. There is enzyme activity created during germination that begins to "pre-digest" the grains, thereby making the grains and their nutrients and vitamins more readily assimilated by the body.

We are at booth #2033 in the organic section. Please stop by to taste our newest Coffee Flour Breads, and our latest Black Label Bread - Sprouted Wheat Hemp & Hops. Thank you!

Fort Payne, AL, February 22, 2018– Over the past 4 years, Amazing Fruit Products-US has been proud to serve Amazin’ Raisin in K-12 schools across the United States as part of the child nutrition program. Now, they are bringing their delicious fruit flavor-infused raisins to the natural product market.

Amazin’ Raisin is All Natural, with No Added Sugar. A patented flavor-infusion process packs each raisin with mouthwatering fruit flavor, without adding anything artificial. Amazin’ Raisin is available in 7 deliciously fruity flavors: Strawberry, Sour Lemon, Orange, Sour Pineapple, Peach, Sour Watermelon and Raspberry. The products are on display at the Amazing Fruit Products booth (#8114) on the Main Floor of Natural Products Expo West 2018, at the Anaheim Convention Center. Representatives will be handing out free samples at the booth. 

Amazin’ Raisin is a Naturally Sweet, Health Conscious Treat for the Whole Family!

Amazin’ Raisin is All Natural, with No Added Sugar. The product is GMO Free, Gluten Free, Fat Free, Vegan, and Certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union. The entire Amazing Fruit Products facility is Peanut and Tree Nut Free, making Amazin’ Raisin an excellent snack for people with allergies. The product is currently available on and Amazon Prime.

For more information, including complete nutrition information, please visit

If you would like more information about Amazin’ Raisin, please contact Scott McClung, Randy McClung, or Victoria Keller-Settin at 256-273-5363 or email,, or

Amazing Grass Press Kit
by: Amazing Grass (#1751)

Amazing Grass Press Release:

Contact: Brooke Oleynick Rachel Kay Public Relations 858.888.0148

Amazing Grass Launches Three Amazing New Lines Featuring Farm Fresh Greens

Leader in Organic Plant-Based Nutrition Debuts Protein & Kale Protein Powders, Green Powder Smoothie Boosters and Extends Effervescent Platform with Energy and Hydrate Functional Offerings at Natural Products Expo West 2018

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (March 1, 2018) – Amazing Grass™, the nation’s leading brand of plant-based, whole-food powdered supplements and nutrition bars, today announced the addition of three inventive product lines to its growing portfolio of simple and convenient farm-grown greens, including Organic Protein & Kale, Organic Green Powder Smoothie Boosters and Green Superfood Effervescents in Energy and Hydrate Functions. All three product lines are designed to deliver powerful functional nutrition with a blend of familiar ingredients and pioneering superfoods. Attendees of Natural Products Expo West will be among the first to experience the new products and are invited to learn more at booth #1751.

2018 also marks a milestone for the brand’s family farm in Kansas as it has added a new crop, kale, to its annual harvest of cereal grasses. The company’s cornerstone greens – wheat grass, barley grass and alfalfa, and now the nutritional powerhouse kale – are grown on the Amazing Grass family-owned farm. For over three generations, 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 leafy greens available on the market.

“We wanted to find a way to help more people integrate the whole leaf nutrition of kale into their daily smoothies and shakes without having to take out the blender,” said Ryan Therriault, vice president of marketing and innovation at Amazing Grass. “In addition to our signature wheat grass, barley grass and alfalfa that we’ve offered from the start, kale has given us the opportunity to expand our green offerings for optimum health and wellness while continuing to expand organic farming in the U.S. The three new product lines deliver on the most important needs that consumers often seek out supplements for, and further the brand’s core mission of delivering plant-based whole-food nutrition in flavors and forms that are simple and easy to enjoy.”

The new supplement lines feature farm fresh greens in three easy to use formats to help people get the whole-food nutrition their bodies need to feel amazing every day.

  • Organic Protein & Kale is a simple blend of plant-based protein combined with the nutritious power of organic leafy greens, predominately kale. The new protein powder offers a powerful dose of solely plant-based protein including pea, quinoa and chia, in tandem with four dark, leafy greens including kale, wheat grass, barley grass and alfalfa. Each nutritional scoop delivers 20g of protein and 1 full cup of leafy greens. SRP $32.99 and available in three amazing flavors:
  • Organic Green Powder Smoothie Boosters are crafted with the world’s most nutrient-dense greens to provide a nutritional green powder addition to elevate any smoothie recipe. SRP $14.99 and available in the following flavors:
    • Organic Kale Powder: 100% comprised of kale grown on the Kansas-based family farm. 1 teaspoon is equal to 2 full cups of leafy kale.
    • Organic Supergreens Powder: Kale and wheat grass grown directly on the Amazing Grass family farm combine with trending Moringa and Spirulina superfoods. 1 teaspoon is equal to 1.5 servings of leafy greens.
  • Effervescent formats are now available in two new functions, Energy and Hydrate, to cater to trending health needs. These tablets fuse the brand’s cornerstone Green Superfoodä blend with over 30 antioxidant superfoods that deliver the antioxidant equivalent of 1 full serving of greens and veggies. The two new functions incorporate the addition of plant-based caffeine for clean, natural energy, plus key electrolytes and vitamins to support hydration. SRP $7.99 and available in the following formats and flavors:
  • Hydrate Effervescents: Electrolyte support from calcium, chloride, magnesium, sodium and potassium in two refreshing flavors: Strawberry Lemonade and Watermelon Lime.
  • Energy Effervescents: Delivers 85mg of plant-based caffeine in two invigorating flavors: Tropical and Grape.

In addition, with the launch of Organic Protein & Kale and the brand’s continued dedication to supporting family farms across the country, Amazing Grass is donating up to $50,000 to the American Farmland Trust to help preserve U.S. Family Farmland, of which 175 acres are lost every hour. Amazing Grass will debut the new initiative at Expo West, and attendees are invited to support the effort in two ways: $1 will be donated for every #ilovefarmers text received (up to $25,000) and an additional $1 will be donated for every purchase of an Organic Protein & Kale tub (also up to $25,000). For more information on the campaign and how to participate, visit

Organic Protein & Kale, Organic Green Powder Smoothie Boosters, and Green Superfood Effervescents in Energy and Hydrate are currently available at and will begin shipping to retailers nationwide this month. Amazing Grass products are available nationally at major natural food retailers, including Whole Foods Market, Vitamin Shoppe, Target, GNC, Sprouts, and online at, and more. For more information on Amazing Grass, and its line of plant-based, whole-food nutrition please visit

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.

Amazing Grass 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.


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, and other retailers.

Corporate Address:

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


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Press contact: Shaina Ostroff

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Absurdly Good Tyrrells® Potato Crisps Are Coming to the U.S.

Quintessentially English, Kettle-Cooked Crisps Made with an Uncompromising Attitude Toward Taste

Austin, TX – First created at Tyrrells Court Farm in Herefordshire, England, Tyrrells® Crisps are coming Stateside to elevate the potato chip category with a crisp revolution. Made with superior, all-natural ingredients and expertly crafted seasonings that deliver an English twist on classic flavors, Tyrrells Crisps are bringing perfectly posh taste to the American chip aisle. 

Hand-cooked in small batches to ensure every bag gets the royal treatment, each kettle-cooked crisp recipe uses top-notch potato varieties meticulously selected from local farms across the United States. Chosen for depth of character and crunch potential, these first-rate spuds are thick cut and “farm spun” to remove excess oil. The crème de la crème of chips, Tyrrells Crisps are also Non-GMO Project Verified, certified gluten free, and free from artificial preservatives, colors and flavors -- meaning no iffy ingredients and certainly no dodgy additives.

Tyrrells’ Brand Manager Kyle Banahan shared, “We are thrilled to be launching Tyrrells Crisps Stateside. The entertaining, whimsical English personality of Tyrrells, combined with delicious flavors that put a twist on American classics, are bringing new levels of quality and style to the traditional potato chip category. Get ready for the most deliciously posh crisp you’ve ever had in your life.”

Mouth-watering, English-inspired recipes include:

  • Sea Salted: Proper English crisps with a delightful dusting of sea salt
  • Cider Vinegar & Sea Salt: A tart and aromatic kick of fancy cider vinegar paired with the subtle sting of sea salt
  • Mature Cheddar & Chive: A tangy hit of mature cheddar complimented with the brilliant zest of chive
  • Sweet Chili & Red Pepper: A noble union of swanky sweet chili and scrumptious red pepper

Tyrrells Crisps have started rolling out nationwide at select supermarkets, delicatessens, commissaries, and cafés for an SRP of $3.30 per 5.3oz bag.

About Tyrrells® Crisps USA

Tyrrells started on a picturesque countryside in the English county of Herefordshire. Since its creation in 2002, Tyrrells Crisps has had a proven track record of rapidly growing across the globe. Now, parent company Amplify Snack Brands is bringing this well-loved snack to the U.S. marketplace. Replicating the machines and process from Tyrrells U.K. facilities and matching the “secret sauce” and time-honored traditions at the core of the brand, they are transplanting Tyrrells English heritage to its new U.S. production facility in Chicago. Visit for more info and follow @tyrrellschips on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  

About Amplify Snack Brands, Inc.

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Amplify Snack Brands, Inc. is a high growth snack food company focused on developing and marketing products that appeal to consumers’ growing preference for Better-For-You (BFY) snacks. Their brands SkinnyPop®, Tyrrells®, Paqui®, Oatmega®, Lisa’s® Chips, The Wholesome Food CompanyTM, and Thomas ChipmanTM embody the company’s BFY mission of “snacking without compromise®” and have amassed a loyal customer base across a wide range of food distribution channels in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Europe and Australia. For additional information, please visit:   

Los Angeles, CA (March 2018) — 2015 forecasts predict that in the next five years coconut water will soon replace soda as consumers’ number one drink of choice.(1) With more than fifteen years in the beverage industry, Amy & Brian is a leading brand that brings consumers fresh and refreshing coconut water from Thailand. While small and large brands alike offer different varieties and adaptations of coconut water, Amy & Brian coconut water offers three unique flavors to include with Lime, with Cinnamon, and with Grape in addition to their classics of Original and with Pulp.

Amy & Brian ( was one of the first coconut water companies to emerge in the U.S. market and remains family-owned and operated. Following last year’s launch and success of cinnamon and grape varieties, this year Amy & Brian is proud to announce that each of their 17.5 oz cans are non-GMO certified ( Motivated by its mission to continually “Be Better”, Amy & Brian has also made the original available this year in a 1-liter tetrapak.

Amy & Brian’s brand ambassadors are made up of a diverse team including pro-surfer Carly Wilson, reggae artist Matt Irie, and FC Cincinnati soccer player Aodhan Quinn, who uphold the “Be Better” mission. The robust ambassador team work within their own communities to demonstrate what it takes to “Be Better”, personally and professionally. Amy & Brian supports these activities as they encourage the importance of a healthy lifestyle to these communities and drive awareness to the benefits of coconut water.

“We are proud to be working with such remarkable individuals as part of our ambassador team.” says Kate Flores of Amy & Brian Naturals, “While our mission has always been to offer healthful and satisfying beverages, these individuals demonstrate the lasting results of a healthy lifestyle and love for the taste of Amy & Brian coconut water.”  

Amy & Brian’s coconut water is fat and cholesterol-free, rich in potassium and naturally full of electrolytes. Additionally, Amy & Brian’s coconut water is free from preservatives, gluten-free and shelf-stable. Providing premium hydration, Amy & Brian’s coconut water will sample its fresh and delicious, Thai coconut water at this year’s Natural Products Expo West ( in Anaheim, CA from March 7-11, 20181101. Visit Booth #N1010  to learn more about what it means to “Be Better” and share your “Be Better” thoughts on a coconut.

About Amy & Brian Naturals™

Amy & Brian Naturals, a family run business, has been selling coconut water for over a decade. Sourced from young Thai coconuts, Amy & Brian coconut water has a natural sweetness and well-rounded coconut taste with no added sugar.  Available in a variety of flavors (including Original, With Pulp, Lime, Grape, and Cinnamon), Amy & Brian is passionate about giving consumers a great tasting product.  Amy & Brian Coconut Water can be found in mainstream and specialty supermarkets throughout North America.

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For more information about Amy & Brian’s coconut water, please visit

For media inquiries and requests for product samples and hi-res images, please contact Margaret Marchuk at or (805)-969-3744.



Contact: Hilary Hancock Rachel Kay Public Relations 858-334-3078

For Immediate Release

Sprouted Grain Trailblazer Expands Product Portfolio, Encourages Attendees to Sprout Their Wings at

Natural Products Expo West 2018

Cudahy, Wis. (March 5, 2018) – Angelic Bakehouse, crafter of delicious, uncompromised sprouted whole grain breads and baked goods, today announced the debut of its Sprouted 7 Whole Grain Veggie Wraps, launching at booth #5459 at Natural Products Expo West 2018. Available online and at select grocery retailers nationwide this spring, the Non-GMO Project Verified wraps will be available in three delicious and hearty flavors, including 7 Whole Grain Beet, Sweet Potato and Kale & Spinach. The brand is also launching new 7 Whole Grain Reduced Sodium Wraps, and Expo West attendees will be among the first to sprout their wings and experience all varieties of the new wraps.

“Our expansion into the veggie wrap space demonstrates an important progression for Angelic Bakehouse,” said Jenny Marino, founder of Angelic Bakehouse. “We are constantly innovating to bring families fresh, sprouted whole grain essentials that transcend breads and baked goods they’ve had before. We heard the consumer desire for flavorful, sprouted veggie wraps in the marketplace and knew we could fill that need. These are wraps that encourage everyone to sprout their wings and embrace sprouted grains that aren’t just good, but Angelic.”  

The new Sprouted 7 Whole Grain Veggie Wraps feature Angelic Bakehouse’s proprietary sprouting process and seven whole grain blend, which includes red wheat berries, quinoa, oat groats, rye berries, barley, amaranth and millet. Like all other Angelic Bakehouse foods, these wraps are made with the highest quality ingredients to achieve the better nutrition, taste and texture the brand is known for. Each Sprouted 7 Whole Grain Veggie Wrap variety is also vegetarian friendly, and dairy-, egg-, tree nut-, peanut- and soy-free. With 5 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber, 20-21 grams of whole grains and 100-110 calories, these Sprouted 7 Whole Grain Veggie Wraps elevate breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack time. Eat them with melts, egg white scrambles, spicy chicken and so much more. Suggested retail price for Angelic Bakehouse’s Sprouted 7 Whole Grain Veggie Wraps is $3.99 per six pack.

  • 7 Whole Grain Beet Wraps – These wraps can’t be ‘beet’. Enriching hearty roll-ups, crowd pleasing appetizers or breakfast shaped like a taco, they march to the ‘beet’ of their own drum.
  • 7 Whole Grain Sweet Potato Wraps – So ap’peel’ing. These ‘spud’tacular favorites round out sweet peanut butter and bananas in the morning or savory goat cheese and arugula in the afternoon.
  • 7 Whole Grain Kale & Spinach Wraps – A fairy ‘kale’ come true. Dress these nutrition twins to ‘kale’ with sautéed chicken and broccoli, turkey, apple and brie, celery and humus and more.

In addition to launching its new Sprouted 7 Whole Grain Veggie Wraps, Angelic Bakehouse is debuting a clean and modern packaging refresh for its entire product portfolio at Natural Products Expo West. The brand’s booth design will mirror this packaging and brand evolution, inviting attendees to participate in a #SproutYourWings photo booth for the chance to win a year supply of Angelic Bakehouse products.

No matter which way you slice it, Angelic Bakehouse offers delicious Non-GMO Project Verified breads and baked goods that allow everyone to eat and live life without compromise. Angelic Bakehouse® means better taste, texture and nutrition in pantry staples that fuel families with more than a meal – it’s a movement.

Angelic Bakehouse sprouted grain wraps, crusts, breads, baguette, buns and more are available online and at select grocery stores nationwide. For more information on availability and store locations, please visit

About Angelic Bakehouse

Angelic Bakehouse® meticulously crafts a delicious line of sprouted grain breads and baked goods packed with better nutrition, texture and taste. Featuring a proprietary sprouting process, each Angelic Bakehouse product is made using a blend of seven whole grains, including red wheat berries, quinoa, oat groats, rye berries, barley, amaranth and millet. Elevating sandwiches, pizzas, soups, wraps, dips, sliders and more, all Angelic Bakehouse products are made with pure non-GMO ingredients, including sunflower oil, pure honey and whole grains. Angelic Bakehouse sprouted grain breads are Non-GMO Project Verified, vegetarian friendly, and dairy-, egg-, tree nut-, peanut- and soy-free. For more information and recipe inspiration, please visit Angelic Bakehouse’s website at, or its pages on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.



Press Fact Sheet

Overview: Angelic Bakehouse® meticulously crafts a delicious line of sprouted whole grain breads and baked goods packed with unbeatable texture and flavor. Each Angelic Bakehouse product is made using a blend of seven sprouted whole grains, including red wheat berries, quinoa, oat groats, rye berries, barley, amaranth and millet. This proprietary sprouting process creates baked goods that are lower in carbs and calories and higher in protein and fiber compared to traditional breads. Perfect for breakfast on-the-go, sandwiches, pizzas, soups, wraps, sliders and more, Angelic Bakehouse products are Non-GMO Project Verified and made exclusively with premium ingredients, including sunflower oil, pure honey and whole grains. Angelic Bakehouse breads are also vegetarian friendly, and dairy-, egg-, tree nut-, peanut- and soy-free.

History: Originally founded as Cybros in 1969, Angelic Bakehouse was established in 2009 when husband and wife team Jenny and James Marino discovered the small sprouted grain bakehouse in Waukesha, Wisc. Struggling to find a bread that packed taste, texture and the nutrition profile they desired, the Marinos were inspired to sprout their wings and share The Angelic Way – sprouted whole grains, a proprietary sprouting process and honest ingrediants. 

After officially changing the name to Angelic Bakehouse in 2013 to match the premium ingredients used in their sprouted breads, the Marino family has made it their personal mission to make breads and baked goods that aren’t just good, but Angelic. Committed to making all products Non-GMO Project Verified, Angelic Bakehouse products are baked using only premium ingredients to create delicious, high-quality sprouted bread available to all, achieving mass distribution at local grocery stores like Whole Foods in 2013. Built with an entreprenuial spirit, Angelic Bakehouse remains true to their passion of innovating the industry with uncompromised nutrition, taste and texture. Sourcing most grains from a third-generation Montana farm where the ideal climate of low rainfall, high elevation and cool nights produces the highest quality grains in the world, is The Angelic Way.

Products: No matter which way you slice it, Angelic Bakehouse offers delicious Non-GMO Project Verified breads and baked goods that allow everyone to eat and live life without compromise. Angelic Bakehouse is better taste, texture and nutrition in pantry staples that fuel families with more than a meal, but a movement. Angelic Bakehouse boasts a wide range of products that are Better Than Good, Angelic, including: 

Where to Buy: Angelic Bakehouse products are available online and at select stores throughout the country. For more information on availability and locations, visit the website at:

Executives: Jenny Marino – Co-founder and Brand Ambassador; James Marino – Co-founder and Vice President


Media Contact:  Hilary Hancock Rachel Kay Public Relations 858-334-3078

AQUA Carpatica – a natural spring and sparkling mineral water – comes from springs deep within the Carpathian Mountains, an ancient land where time seems to stand still, leaving only the pristine beauty of nature and history. It’s the last wild forest in Europe and, with no agricultural or industrial activity in the surrounding areas, it’s like going back to a time before chemicals, fertilizers, CFCs and other contaminants even existed. With AQUA Carpatica, purity and taste go hand in hand. Both varieties are nitrate and sodium-free due to millions of years of volcanic activity that have filtered out impurities. Purified by nature and endowed with unrivaled flavor, the springs that provide the foundation for AQUA Carpatica have been preserved since the beginning of time and they’ll be protected for thousands of years to come.

QUICK FACTS & HIGHLIGHTS:  • Founded in 2006 • Launched in Romania in 2011; No. 1 selling natural spring water • Product launched in the U.S. in 2016 • Available for purchase online at and in retailers across the U.S. • Naturally pure, still spring water and naturally sparkling mineral water come from the wild Carpathian Mountains, embracing Transylvania • Nitrate- and sodium-free • Smooth, clean taste with no aftertaste • Unique concentration of calcium and magnesium in natural sparkling mineral water beneficial for athletes and people with high levels of physical activity • BPA-free bottles, 100% recyclable, Kosher • Natural spring water perfect for the whole family, including pregnant women and infants


Natural Spring Water • Bottled at source: AQUA Carpatica Bajenaru Spring, Vatra Dornei • Naturally nitrate-free – ideal for newborns (no boiling required), young children and expectant mothers • Naturally Alkaline: pH 8.2 • Low mineral content – great for use in baby formula, for infants, and everyday hydration • Natural electrolytes – improves hydration • Smooth, clean taste with no aftertaste Natural Sparkling Mineral Water • Naturally sparkling from the source – not enhanced (carbonated with CO2 from old volcanoes) • Bottled at source: AQUA Carpatica Paltinis Spring, Vatra Dornei • Naturally nitrate-free (no trace of chemical pollutants) – perfect nourishment for expectant mothers and organic food lovers • Naturally rich in electrolytes – perfectly suited for an active lifestyle, providing nearly 24% of an adult’s daily needs in calcium and 16% in magnesium per liter • Naturally rich in bicarbonates – stimulates both digestion and metabolism • 40 years of natural filtration during the underground journey of the water

Now you can make better than bottled water right from tap water with AquaTru®.  AquaTru is the first countertop reverse osmosis water purifier that works right out of the box without plumbing or installation. AquaTru is certified to remove 15X more contaminants than best-selling pitcher filters.   


AquaTru water has the same great taste as bottled water and no plastic waste.  Plus, you’ll never shop for, lift, or carry heavy bottled water again.  AquaTru users, save hundreds of dollars each year over the cost of bottled water.

AquaTru is endorsed by leading health authorities including: Dr. Mark Hyman, New York Times Best Selling Author and Medical Director at Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine; Ocean Robbins, co-founder and CEO of the Food Revolution Network and co-author of Voices of the Food Revolution; Mike Adams, the "Health Ranger," founder and editor of, the internet's most-trafficked natural health news website; plus dozens of other prominent health influencers. 

AquaTru is available at, at and is exhibiting for the first time at Expo West, booth 2798B in Hall C.  Contact for more information.  818.217.2510.

Arctic Zero CEO: sugar alcohols, questionable sweeteners pose threat to fast-growing category

SAN DIEGO, CA. (February 16, 2018) – Arctic Zero®, the brand that introduced a better-for-you ice cream alternative eight years ago, continues to pioneer and innovate in the rapidly growing frozen dessert category. Citing unmet consumer demand for low calorie ice cream with clean ingredients, Arctic Zero will introduce its new product line -- Arctic Zero Light Ice Cream – at Natural Products Expo West. Made with real milk and cream – yet only 280-360 calories a pint – Arctic Zero Light Ice Cream is sweetened with cane sugar, making it the only light ice cream pint made without sugar alcohols or corn syrup. Arctic Zero Light Ice Cream will join the original whey protein-based and lactose-free Arctic Zero Fit Frozen Desserts in grocery freezers this spring. The brand will offer samples of the light ice cream in Cookies & Cream, Chocolate Chunk, Peanut Butter & Chocolate Cookies, and Mint & Chocolate Cookies flavors at Natural Products Expo West Booth #5517.

“Arctic Zero listens to our consumers,” said Amit Pandhi, CEO of Arctic Zero. “Our original lactose-free, GMO and gluten-free Fit Frozen Desserts were designed for those with dietary restrictions such as diabetics and people with ingredient sensitivities. While we created a Fit Frozen dessert with premium, clean ingredients, we’ve heard consumer feedback that we missed the mark on delivering the taste and texture of real ice cream. They also told us that others in the category tempt with taste, but do not satisfy their desire for clean ingredients, particularly when it comes to sweeteners. Arctic Zero Light Ice Cream tastes amazing, delivers real ice cream texture and does it with cane sugar.”

Most low-calorie ice cream pints on the market are sweetened with erythritol and stevia – sweeteners that have been known to cause gastrointestinal distress, such as nausea and bloating.

“We are pleased to introduce our product at Natural Products Expo West, where we know attendees are vigilant about quality of ingredients and clean labels,” said Pandhi. “We see the writing on the wall regarding sugar alcohols, stevia and other sweeteners with unpleasant side effects. It is our belief that as research mounts and consumers learn more, these sweeteners will be phased out of products – much like what we’ve seen happen with sucralose.”

According to Pandhi, Arctic Zero’s own market research shows consumers read and compare labels and prioritize clean ingredients, even over low calories.

“We worked hard to craft a product with delicious, rich ice cream flavor and a creamy texture, sweetened naturally with cane sugar and still only 280-360 calories,” said Pandhi. “Arctic Zero Light Ice Cream will surprise by the scoop and on the label. It will set a new standard for how low-calorie ice cream can taste terrific, with a cleaner ingredient profile that consumers prefer.”

“People like to indulge – in fact, indulgence is no longer considered guilt-inducing, but a key element of self-care,” said Pandhi. “Great taste is the most important thing to consumers, but that’s balanced with a desire for high-quality, and more ethical, ingredients. With Arctic Zero Light Ice Cream, we are addressing those priorities.”

In addition to sweetening with cane sugar, Arctic Zero light ice cream is non-GMO Verified and contains rBST free dairy.  

“Healthy shoppers are avoiding artificial ingredients, and ingredients that can make you feel bloated and uncomfortable,” said Pandhi. “We weren’t interested in jumping on a bandwagon of low-calorie ice creams that contain ingredients that don’t meet Arctic Zero standards. We carefully crafted a light ice cream that is true to our company DNA of clean ingredients – that means no artificial sweeteners, no sugar alcohol and no stevia.”

For Arctic Zero fans who prefer the original whey-protein based frozen desserts, which are sweetened with monk fruit, the brand will continue to improve and release new products in its original line.

“Arctic Zero created a category that has grown tremendously in the years since our low calorie ‘Fit Frozen desserts’ appeared on the market,” added Pandhi. “There has been an explosion in demand for low calorie ice cream.”

The ice cream industry continues to grow – 2016 sales reached $6.6 billion, up 3.4 percent over the previous year according to Nielsen, with products that fit within the Food and Drug Administration's definition of "healthy" driving the growth, expanding 85 percent last year.[1] The low-calorie ice cream segment is projected to hit a billion dollars in three years.2 Primary consumer motivation is for low calorie treats with the great taste and creamy texture of real ice cream.

New Arctic Zero Light Ice Cream has the taste and texture of premium ice cream and is made from clean ingredients, including skim milk, cream and cane sugar. Each pint of Arctic Zero Light Ice Cream contains between 280 and 360 calories, or 70 to 90 calories per serving with 2.5 grams of fat or less. The product is available in seven delicious flavors, including Cookies & Cream, Chocolate Chunk, Peanut Butter & Chocolate Cookies, Mint & Chocolate Cookies, Vanilla Bean, Cookie & Brownie Dough and Toffee Crunch.

Arctic Zero Light Ice Cream will be available at natural and traditional grocers in the spring of 2018. Along with the new Light Ice Cream product line, Arctic Zero will debut new, colorful packaging that evokes the pure joy of ice cream. 

About Arctic Zero

Founded in 2010 and headquartered in San Diego, Arctic Zero is the pioneer of frozen desserts without all the fat and calories. Arctic Zero thoughtfully crafts delicious light and lactose-free frozen treats for every taste bud, giving people choices that they can be proud of and enjoy! Arctic Zero is committed to selecting only clean ingredients – never using sugar alcohols or anything artificial—and offers gluten-free, non-GMO and low-glycemic options. For more information, please visit or find Arctic Zero on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.


[1] Nielsen Product Insider, Total US, Latest 52 Weeks Ending May 17, 2017

2  Projection based on Nielsen Total US – xAOC Current 52 Weeks through 12/02/2017



Argan oil is a common ingredient consumers may have noticed in a variety of beauty products and is well known for its natural benefits. But the new start-up company, Argania Butter, is bringing those health benefits to the kitchen table.

Argania Butter, founded last year in Los Angeles, Ca., offers a healthy alternative for snack lovers. Its CEO and founder, Nadia Gara, said she began this company based on Moroccan traditions. She created a variety of argan nut butters that originated from a family recipe passed down for generations.

“[I was inspired] growing up eating this incredibly delicious spread made at home by my mom and grandmother,” said Nadia. “I wanted to bring the argan oil to the food industry, since most people don’t even know how you could actually eat argan, instead of just using it on hair and skin!”

According to the company’s website, these butters are gluten-free, GMO-free, dairy-free and contain no artificial ingredients. It also contains the benefits of organic argan oil, which is packed with vitamins A and E, antioxidants, omega-6 fatty acids, omega-3 fatty acids and linoleic acid.

“Argan almond butters are not only super delicious because of the nutty flavor of the argan oil, but they are super healthy and beneficial too to your body,” said Nadia. 

Consumers who are feeling good about their health eating Argania Butters may also receive a taste of the philanthropic benefit as well.

Argan oil is considered a major export in Morocco, with an estimated three million people in rural areas depending on argan oil for income.

According to the company’s website, argan oil used in Argania Butters is imported directly from partners in Morocco, who employ about 240 women from six different female-run cooperatives. These women gain business skills, support for their families, better access to health care and an overall better standard of living.

In addition supporting a healthy socioeconomic status in Morocco, Argania Butter also donates ten percent of its profits to the International Rescue Committee. The IRC focuses on health, safety, educational well being and power for those who have been impacted by disaster, according to IRC’s website. Ninety-two percent of IRC contributions go directly to support their missions in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the United States.

Gara considers such initiatives a “no-brainer.” “These people need help and need it now,” said Nadia.

The Argan almond butters currently come in four flavors: Honey, maple, coconut and classic.

For more information on this company and the mission it supports, visit 

Athletes with digestive issues can now safely address bloating and other symptoms without risk of failed testing

DALLAS, March 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Atrantil [ah-tran-teal], pioneer of plant-based digestive health relief that addresses bloating, abdominal discomfort and changes in bowel habits such as diarrhea and/or constipation at their source*, today announced its NSF Certification for Sport. Atrantil is a globally distributed natural product which currently holds patents in five countries.

"The NSF Certified for Sport mark is a great achievement for Atrantil and our consumers alike," Dr. Kenneth Brown said. "My practice has people from all walks of life, and some of those are competitive athletes. The NSF mark assures those athletes as well as all sufferers of these digestive issues that Atrantil can guarantee its ingredients are the purest and the claims are founded in science that matters. People should expect to get what they intend to purchase without worrying about failing a performance doping test or risk heavy metal contamination. Several professional organizations have requested we obtain this certification. I am extremely pleased we can now help this group of professionals address their digestive symptoms without the worry."

The NSF Certified for Sport designation certifies that what is on the label is in the bottle and that the product does not contain unsafe levels of contaminants, prohibited substances or masking agents.  Certification also means that supplement manufacturers and their suppliers meet stringent certification guidelines developed through a consensus process involving regulatory, sports industry and consumer groups.

About Atrantil In 2012, Kenneth Brown, M.D., and Brandi Scott-Hoy formed the parent company of Atrantil, KBS Research, after being inspired to develop a new method of treating digestive problems and promote overall digestive health.  Following eight years of scientific research, clinical testing and development, KBS Research launched Atrantil in 2015, offering a new, unparalleled way to achieve digestive health and relief. Atrantil is clinically proven to address bloating, abdominal discomfort and changes in bowel habits such as diarrhea and/or constipation at their source and is a nutraceutical unlike anything else. Atrantil is produced using a patented formula comprised of botanical extracts, gluten free and non-GMO ingredients in a capsule format and available without a prescription. Atrantil is the only NSF Certified for Sport digestive aid for bloating. To learn more, please visit

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases.

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Orange, CT – March 5, 2018 – Aurora Products packages only all-natural and organic dried fruits, nuts, trail mixes, salad toppings, granolas and confections. The company makes its own trail mixes, roasts its own nuts, bakes its own granola in-house and packages products in a variety of plastic tubs and bags in their 140,000 square foot facility in Orange, CT. All items are all-natural and organic with no preservatives, artificial colors, or additives. Many items are Kosher certified and non-GMO Project verified. Aurora Products can be found can be found in the produce or all-natural sections within grocery and retail stores.

In keeping with Aurora’s commitment to food safety and quality, the company will be introducing their new state of the art pasteurization system called Neo-Pure at the show. Upon treatment, food remains “truly raw” with no destructive nutritional impact. The system allows product to remain viable and sproutable, without compromising safety or quality. Aurora Products will utilize the Neo-Pure system on its full range of nut and seed products, including cashews, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts, and flax seeds.

Aurora Products will be located in booth N508 in the North Hall from March 8th to March 10th. Make an appointment in advance or visit them to learn more about their savory and delicious all-natural products and their new Neo-Pure System.

About Aurora Products

Aurora Products, located in Orange, Connecticut, packages only the highest quality and freshest all-natural and organic dried fruits, nuts, trail mixes, salad toppings, and granolas. Established in 1998, Aurora is a leader in offering only the best top-quality products to stores throughout the nation. All items are genuinely all-natural and/or organic.  Aurora strives to maintain its superior status for Safe Quality Foods (SQF) and is awarded SQF 2000 Level 2 Certification on an annual basis. Aurora’s certification provides assurance that all of its products provide consumers with food that is safe to buy and eat. For more information about Aurora Products, Inc., contact Stephanie Blackwell at 203-375-9956, extension 308, or e-mail her at   

About Agri-Neo (Neo-Pure)

Agri-Neo’s mission is to help safely feed the world. The vision of the company and its founders is to set new food safety standards, starting with Neo-Pure for nuts, seeds, grains and sprouts. Since 2009, Agri-Neo has invested significant resources from private investors and grants in research on food safety science performed by chemists, microbiologists and engineers. For more information, visit

Media Contacts: 

Sue Hartnett    |  203 375 9956   ext 313  |

Lee Hodge       |  203 375 9956   ext 344  |  

March 1, 2018 - Fargo, ND - Native to the Midwest region of North America, but still largely unknown in the United States, the aronia berry is the nutrient-packed superfood for which the consumer health industry has been waiting. Cornering this new market in the US is the aronia berry infused water, Ax Water.


“I started growing aronia berries as a hobby and as a way to spend more time with my grandparents on their farm. It was only later that I learned how incredible this little berry was,” says Blake Johnson, agriculture and biosystems engineer, and Co-Founder of Ax Water.  “The aronia berry is hugely popular in Europe where they grow over 55 million pounds a year. They understand the natural benefits of the berry and possible health outcomes that can be impacted, including improved circulation, stabilized blood sugar levels, and lower blood pressure. Once I understood this, I knew I had an opportunity to bring health and wellness to consumers, and especially athletes, across the country.”


Boasting a higher antioxidant count that 276 other edible items, according to a 2007 USDA study,  the low calorie, high fiber aronia berry beat out nearly all other berries, including blueberries, cranberries, acai berries, and pomegranates with their unparalleled free-radical fighting power.


In addition to the high antioxidant count, aronia berries are one of nature's most potent anti-inflammatories. “With continued aerobic exercise, like running, cycling, and swimming, studies have shown an increase in the release of free radicals and oxidative stress in the body, resulting in inflammation,” says Dr. Jim Johnson, a sports medicine physician. “Incorporating natural anti-inflammatories into a diet, in addition to other recovery techniques, can help to mitigate the symptoms of chronic inflammation and delayed recovery of the body.”  


Made from all natural ingredients, with no erythritol, preservatives, or artificial coloring or flavoring, each bottle of Ax Water has only 30 calories and packs all the benefits of the aronia berry into 16 oz. Offered in three flavors, Lemon, Black Tea, and Blackberry + Pear, Ax Water provides a bright, refreshing hydration alternative that is accessible to any athlete looking to combat the effects of free radicals and enhance recovery.


Ax Water is currently available for purchase via Amazon and is expanding to retail outlets across the country. If you are interested in carrying Ax Water, please contact If you are interested in reviewing Ax Water, please contact

About Ax Water: Founded in Fargo, North Dakota, Ax Water is an all-natural, American-made, health and wellness beverage. The winner of multiple awards from the 2017 Zenith Bottled Water Congress, Ax Water packs all the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits of the aronia berry into 16 ounces.

Currently offered in three flavors, Lemon, Black Tea, and Blackberry + Pear, Ax Water harnesses the power of one little berry into one big drink.


Visit B&G® Foods At Expo West

 Spice Islands® Hosts Hourly “Spices 101” Sessions

Learn About the Different Grades of Pure Maple Syrup

And New Polaner® Fruit & Maple

At Expo West – Booth # 905 (Hall A)


Meet Spice Islands® brand expert Julie Gould, who will be hosting hourly “Spices 101” Sessions every day.

Sample and talk to experts from Maple Grove Farms®, founded in 1915 and Spring Tree® founded in 1976 and the producer of 100% Pure Maple Syrup

Debut of Polaner® Fruit & Maple premium fruit spread Polaner Fruit made with Maple Grove Farms® Pure Maple Syrup

WHAT:  Spice Islands®

  • Learn about Spice Islands®, the 75 year plus seasoning brand that allows home cooks and master chefs to explore and share new flavors, recipes and cuisines.
  • Sample and see why the Spice Islands® line of premium seasonings ensures that the highest quality flavors are always added to dishes. 
  • See why Spice Islands® recognizes that not all spices are created equal.  Spice Islands® buys many spices whole and then mills them in its facility to release their rich flavors and capture them in each bottle.
  • Learn how Spice Islands® premium spices and seasonings adhere to strict specifications to ensure high volatile oil levels, meaning a higher quality and more flavorful product.  From cultivating long term relationships with farmers throughout the world, to handpicking many of the spices, to maintaining traditions of drying many of the herbs and spices in the sun - tender care is put into each harvest to ensure the highest quality product.
  • Enjoy a fun educational session, run every day, with Spice Islands® brand expert Julie Gould. (Schedule to be posted at booth.)
  • Sample such spices such as Saigon Cinnamon, Garlic Powder, Cumin, Dill Weed and Bay Leaves at the booth to see the difference.

WHAT:   Maple Grove Farms® & Spring Tree® 100% Pure Maple Syrup/ Polaner® Fruit & Maple Premium Fruit Spread

  • Meet the B&G® Foods line Of Maple Syrup Which Leads The Nation As #1 Bottler
  • Sample Maple Grove Farms® & Spring Tree® 100% Pure Maple Syrup which offers syrup in a variety of grades (Golden Delicate, Amber Rich & Dark Robust) and organic varieties.  Different grades for different usage occasions.
  • Learn how Maple Grove Farms® is bottled in St. Johns bury, Vermont in a TRUE Zero Waste Certified Facility and how only the highest quality syrup allowed in our bottles.
  • Understand how Maple Syrup is just one ingredient, sourced from nature, so it contains no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial flavors or colors, is naturally gluten-free and kosher.  Additionally, pure maple syrup offers inherent benefits of minerals manganese and zinc.
  • Sample the debut of Polaner® Fruit & Maple premium fruit spread. This unique product is sweetened with golden delicate Maple Grove Farms® pure maple syrup and is available in four luscious flavors: Strawberry, Raspberry, Peach and Blueberry. Polaner Fruit & Maple has no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial flavors and no artificial colors. This premium line of fruit and maple spreads is also gluten free and kosher.
  • See why Polaner® is a leading national brand of fruit spreads jams and jellies since the late 1800s.
  • Spice Islands®, Maple Grove Farms ® and Spring Tree® Maple Syrup and Polaner® Fruit & Maple premium fruit spread will be in at Expo West, at the B&G Booth #905 (Hall A).
  • Show Dates and Hours:

    Friday March 9th – 10:00am – 6:00pm

    Saturday March 10th – 10:00am – 6:00pm

    Sunday March 11th – 10am – 4:00pm

    Expo West Location

    Expo West is located at Anaheim Convention Center Main Halls, 800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802. Spice Islands/Maple Grove Farms/Spring Tree and Polaner are located in the B&G Booth #905 (A)

    For interviews contact:


Contact: Andrea Spirov 312-613-0279  or

Raw superfood line to debut products and packaging evolution at the 2018 Expo West in Anahiem March 8-11, 2018. This is the company’s first time exhibiting at the show.

Houston, TX, February 20, 2018 – B.O.S.S. Food Co® (, creator of raw superfood bar line B.O.S.S. Bars®, will take the brand national at the 2018 Natural Products Expo West (Expo West), which takes place in Anaheim in early March. The company will also unveil a new package design at the show.

“Our line offers something unique to the energy bar category: filling, nutrient-dense bars that offer purposeful snacking opportunities,” said B.O.S.S. Founder and CEO, Andrea Spirov.

Spirov started the company following a major health transformation, to which she credits a cleaner diet and lifestyle. The inspiration for the products came from a lack of what she could find on store shelves, and a passion for little-known superfoods.

The new packaging features bright colors and new copy, and will feature the brand’s new tagline, ‘Nourish When You Need It™’. The company’s bars, MOVE®, THINK®, SMILE®, RESTORE® and DAZZLE®, will be available in the new packaging beginning in April.

“We are really pleased with our exciting new package design, which really conveys the bold flavors, functional, and clean nature of our bars,” said Spirov.

The company looks forward to welcoming retailers and potential partners to their booth at Expo West to discover the brand. “This is our first time in Anaheim and we are thrilled to attend and share our food with the natural products community on a national level.” She emphasizes that they have a national strategy that includes working with brokers and distributors.

B.O.S.S. Bars are Certified Gluten-Free and Certified Paleo by the Paleo Foundation. They are also free from soy, dairy, grains, peanuts and sugar alcohols. With only 8 superfood ingredients per bar, the cold-pressed bars feature sophisticated flavors and ingredients not found in any other bar. Their premium ingredients include Aronia berries, Maqui berries, Noni fruit, and raw Cacao powder, which hail from all over the world. B.O.S.S. Bars are already sold by select retailers in 10 states, online and on Amazon.

ABOUT B.O.S.S. Food Co.

Houston-based B.O.S.S. Food Co. ® is the pioneering creator of B.O.S.S. Bars®, a line of plant-based, functional energy bars. Founder Andrea Spirov was enlightened to cleaner eating in her early thirties after undergoing a health transformation simply through dietary changes. Careful research on superfoods led her to create a filling snack that suited her own hectic lifestyle. B.O.S.S. Bars are available at select retailers in the Southwest and Midwest. SMILE® was a 2017 SupplySide CPG Editor’s Choice Awards finalist. For more information please visit


Bakery On Main introduces New Certified Organic & Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cups Line

with Protein and Probiotics

East Hartford, CT – Bakery On Main is expanding their oatmeal line to include three new USDA Certified organic oatmeal cups to their organic family of gluten-free products. This new lineup will be offered in convenient, on-the-go, single-serve cup packaging to bring wholesome, flavor-packed options with the unique benefits of probiotic cultures or 10g of protein to your cup set in both Natural and Conventional retailers. With organic oatmeal cup sales on the rise with a 59% increase, according to SPINS, over a 24-week period, these new Organic Oats & Happiness Oatmeal Cups will be a strong category addition.

These 1.9 oz. oatmeal cups are available in three bakeshop delicious varieties; Almond & Vanilla, Cranberry Apple Almond, and Walnut Banana. Each offer 36g of whole grains per serving. Almond & Vanilla is a mix of certified gluten-free oats and quinoa, flavor-packed with roasted almonds and real vanilla, and boasts 10g of protein per serving while also being a good source of fiber. Cranberry Apple Almond combines certified gluten-free oats, dried cranberries, dried apples, roasted almonds, flax, buckwheat & sprouted chia seeds. Walnut Banana combines gluten-free oats with roasted walnuts, flax, dried bananas, and quinoa with the comforting flavors of molasses, cloves & cinnamon. A good source of ALA and an excellent source of Fiber, both varieties are also made with probiotic cultures that support immune health.

These new oatmeal cups are loaded with delicious flavor and wholesome, clean ingredients. Convenient single serve cup packaging and easy preparation by simply filling with water, microwaving, and stirring, makes these cups perfect for home or on-the-go. This new line is currently rolling out at retailers across the country and online for an SRP of $2.49 per single 1.9 oz oatmeal cup.

Certified organic and gluten-free, NON-GMO Project Verified, vegan, and OU Kosher, the new Bakery On Main Organic Oats & Happiness oatmeal cups are third-party certified and made in Bakery On Main’s dedicated gluten-free facility. Created by a fiercely ethical company that prides itself on making products that consumers can trust and enjoy, this new line is sure to not disappoint. 

About Bakery On Main

Founded in 2003, independently-owned Bakery On Main began creating premium, gluten-free products with a clean ingredient list in the small bakery of a natural foods market on Main Street in Glastonbury, CT. Founder Michael Smulders made it his mission to create products for his celiac customers that were wholesome and delicious. Today, the company continues to bake with the same loving care that was used at the original bakery, which is just a few miles away from their current location. State-of-the-art quality controls and in-house gluten-free testing are conducted on every made-to-order product batch. Bakery On Main is proud to be one of the largest Certified Gluten Free (GFCO) and Non-GMO Project Verified facilities in the country. For more information, visit and find the brand on Facebook and Twitter


Bare Snacks Press Kit
by: Bare Snacks (#362)

Bare Snacks Press Release:

Rachel Kay Public Relations Malena Whetro (858) 243-4761

Bare Snacks® Debuts Oil-Free, Baked Veggie Chips You Can Root For at Natural Products Expo West Pioneer of Snacks Gone Simple® Enters Savory Snack Category with bare® Beet, Carrot and Sweet Potato Chips

San Francisco, Calif. (March 2, 2018) – Bare Snacks®, creator of delicious Snacks Gone Simple®, today announced the launch of its new line of crave-ably crunchy veggie chips debuting at Natural Products Expo West booth #362: bare® Beet Chips, Carrot Chips and Sweet Potato Chips. Remaining true to the brand philosophy of “less is more,” bare’s new veggie chips are made with real vegetables that are simply sliced and baked, never fried, with no oil, no preservatives and nothing artificial. The new veggie chips deliver an easy and delicious way for anyone to get more whole veggies into their diet every day. Bare Beet, Carrot and Sweet Potato Chips will be available in six savory flavors that will roll out across retail shelves nationwide in May.

“Our bare Beet, Carrot and Sweet Potato Chips are a new kind of veggie chip that everyone can root for,” said Santosh Padki, chief executive officer at Bare Snacks. “Unlike other veggie snacks on the market, which are often fried or made with starch powders and oils, our new veggie chips give snackers truly clean options made with real vegetables and nothing extra. Marking the first line of baked, no oil veggie chips to hit the market, these chips offer everyone a new way to get their daily dose of veggies in the familiar chip format they crave.”

Bare Beet, Carrot and Sweet Potato Chips start with real vegetables that are sliced, lightly seasoned, and baked using a unique process that delivers exceptional crunch and flavor without adding oil. All varieties are a good source of fiber, Non-GMO Project Verified, gluten-free and contain no added oil. The new line boasts crave-worthy flavors for maximum snackability, including:

  • bare Beet Chips – Un‘beet’able savory beet chips that feature four grams of protein and create the ultimate dipper for hummus, tzatziki and more!
    • Flavors: Sea Salt, Salt & Vinegar
  • bare Carrot Chips – Keep calm and ‘carrot’ on while noshing on these crunchy chips that double as an excellent source of fiber and a good source of potassium. Perfect for snacking solo or adding as a crunchy topper to salads!
    • Flavors: Sea Salt, Ranch
  • bare Sweet Potato Chips – Fat free and packed with three grams of protein, ap‘peel’ing doesn’t even scratch the surface - these sweet potato chips are high in flavor and low in guilt!
    • Flavors: Sea Salt, Barbeque

Bare’s new veggie chip varieties join the brand’s expansive portfolio of Snacks Gone Simple, including bare Apple Chips, Banana Chips, Coconut Chips and Chia Coconut Bites.

Bare snacks are available nationwide in natural and conventional grocery stores, including Whole Foods Market, Kroger, Safeway and Publix, as well as at national retailers like Target and Amazon. For more information, please visit

About Bare Snacks®

Bare Snacks® is a line of delicious Snacks Gone Simple®, including bare Beet Chips, Carrot Chips, Sweet Potato Chips, Apple Chips, Coconut Chips, Banana Chips and Chia Coconut Bites. Crafted using only real, whole-food ingredients, Bare Snacks helps consumers enjoy truly good-for-you 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 and nothing artificial ever. The company is also deeply committed to sustainability and has been a Certified B Corp since 2013. To learn more, please visit, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest, or ‘Like’ us on Facebook.


Fact Sheet:

Overview: Bare Snacks® is the creator of delicious Snacks Gone Simple®. The bare® product line features a range of simply baked fruit and veggie chips with a signature hearty crunch, including bare Beet Chips, Carrot Chips, Sweet Potato Chips, Apple Chips, Coconut Chips, Banana Chips and Chia Coconut Bites. Crafted from real, whole-food ingredients, bare snacks help consumers satisfy their snack cravings with the nutritious goodness of real fruits and veggies. All bare snacks are made from freshly picked whole fruit or vegetables that are simply baked, never fried, with no added oil and nothing artificial. They are Non-GMO Project Verified, gluten free, a good source of dietary fiber, and contain no preservatives.

History: Bare Snacks was founded in 2001 on a family farm in Okanogan Valley, Washington by the Strandberg family, who wished to create simple, real-food snacks that are addictively delicious. Today, Bare Snacks remains committed to this founding philosophy of ‘less is more’ as it continues the mission of making simple snacks that are simply delicious. The company is also deeply committed to sustainability and is a Certified B Corporation, meeting some of the highest standards of transparency, accountability and performance in the industry.   

Products: The Bare Snacks family of products currently includes:

  • bare Beet Chips (NEW) – Un‘beet’able savory baked beet chips that boast four grams of protein and are an excellent source of fiber. Each dippable chip is fat free and gluten free, with no preservatives.
    • Sea Salt, Salt & Vinegar - SRP: $4.29/1.4 oz. bag
  • bare Carrot Chips (NEW) – An excellent source of fiber and good source of potassium, these baked crunchy chips are made from with real carrots pulled from the garden and are a great way to get in your daily dose of vegetables.
    • Sea Salt, Ranch - SRP: $4.29/1.4 oz. bag
  • bare Sweet Potato Chips (NEW) – These baked veggie chips are fat free and packed with three grams of protein for an ap‘peel’ing snack that’s high in flavor and low in guilt.
    • Sea Salt, Barbeque - SRP: $4.29/1.4 oz. bag
  • bare Apple Chips – A great-for-you snack for everyone from toddlers to adults! Made from slices of real, fresh apples, these chips are simply baked for a hearty, flavorful crunch. All varieties are fat free and gluten free, with no added sugar and no preservatives.
    • Apple Chips – Fuji & Reds, Cinnamon, and Granny Smith
      • SRP: $1.29/0.53 oz., $2.99/1.7 oz. and $4.29/3.4 oz. bag
    • Organic Apple Chips - Fuji & Reds, Cinnamon, and Granny Smith
      • SRP: $5.69/3.0 oz. bag  
  • bare Coconut Chips – Crafted in small batches from sweet and fragrant coconuts that are sustainably harvested, these coconut chips are toasted to perfection and lightly seasoned to satisfy sweet or savory cravings.
    • Coconut Chips – Toasted, Honey, Sweet & Heat, and Chocolate
      • SRP: $2.99/1.4oz., $4.29/2.8 and 3.3 oz. bag
    • Organic Coconut Chips - Toasted, Sweet Ginger and Coffee Bean
      • SRP: $5.69/2.8 oz. bag  
  • bare Banana Chips – A first-of-its-kind banana chip that is baked rather than fried. Crafted in small batches, bare Banana Chips are made from fresh, ripe bananas that are slowly baked to a perfect crunch, with no added oil or sugar.
    • Banana Chips – Simply and Cinnamon
      • 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 Chia Coconut Bites Combining the superfood power of chia and coconut into one deliciously crunchy bite, these snacks are made from delicately sliced whole coconuts that are sustainably harvested and lightly seasoned with whole-food ingredients, all perfectly baked with a generous sprinkling of small but mighty chia seeds.
    • Chia Coconut Bites – Chia + Vanilla, Chia + Pineapple and Chia + Flax
      • SRP: $4.29/2.8 oz. bag
    • Organic Chia Coconut Bites - Chia + Vanilla, Chia + Pineapple and Chia + Flax
      • SRP: $5.69/2.8 oz. bag

Where to Buy: Bare snacks are available nationwide in natural and grocery stores including Whole Foods Market, Sprouts, Kroger, Safeway, and Publix as well as national retailers such as Target and Amazon. For more information or to find a store near you, please visit

HQ Address:

  • Bare Snacks 38 Keyes Avenue, Suite 210 San Francisco, CA 94129

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New Line of Gluten Free Crispbread Hits Shelves Nationally in 2018

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Mar 5, 2018 - The total gluten-free cracker category has been growing at an impressive rate of 13.4% year-over-year since 2015* as more people begin to adopt a gluten-free lifestyle, and is expected to continue rapid growth.  A wholesome, authentic, and delicious authentic crispbread cracker is among one of the foods that is missed most amongst people who are living gluten-free, and yet the options for enjoying a quick gluten-free crispbread snack fall short, especially with limited brands and varieties available on store shelves. Now, WASA, the world's leader in crispbread production, is stepping in.

Since 1919, WASA has produced authentic, wholesome, high-quality crispbread for everyone to enjoy. The goal in creating the new Gluten Free crispbread line is to offer convenient, versatile and tasty snacking solutions for anyone living a gluten-free lifestyle, and ensuring it is readily available at the local grocery store. Crispbread lovers the world over have come to trust Wasa to bake only the best crispbread, remaining true to their  Swedish heritage.  Wasa crispbread offers the ideal canvas for gluten-free snacks, without compromising taste or texture, and delivering on the satisfying crunch those who enjoy crackers enjoy.

"WASA has a rich heritage of delivering quality, trusted products, and we are committed to providing authentically delicious crispbread that everyone can enjoy," says Melissa Tendick, Marketing Vice President – Americas. "We felt it was important to develop a crispbread line for the increasing number of people who are adopting gluten-free lifestyles, while still ensuring that it delivers the taste and texture crispbread cracker lovers expect from WASA."

WASA Gluten Free crispbread will be offered in two varieties: WASA Gluten Free Original and WASA Gluten Free Sesame & Sea Salt for $3.99, which is below average price of other crispbread manufacturers.  WASA Gluten Free combines is made with potato and amaranth, an ancient grain that is naturally gluten-free, for trulyauthentic crispbread crunch and uses real sourdough  for a perfect traditional bread flavor.  WASA Gluten Free crispbread is Non-GMO Project verified, contains  no lactose ingredients, is vegetarian, baked without palm oil, and packaged in convenient snack packs for perfect portions and to ensure protection from cross-contamination; that’s pretty impressive for a delicious snack!

WASA Gluten Free crispbread is a strategic addition to the WASA portfolio and to the crispbread category overall. Many consumers who are making the choice to purchase gluten-free products avoid crispbread crackers due to negative taste perceptions, high prices and limited availability of currently available options. WASA anticipates the new Gluten Free line will bring back the satisfaction of great taste and texture to the crispbread crackers consumers love and trust.

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.

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  • Source: Based on Information Resources, Inc. InfoScan® Reviews; Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Expenditure Survey; US Census Bureau, Economic Census; Progressive Grocer's Consumer Expenditure Study/Mintel

Contact:  Stephanie Garris 847-405-7564

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Barlean’s to Launch USDA Certified Organic CBD Hemp Oil at Natural Products Expo

Barlean’s to Debut New Ideal CBD Hemp Oils in Organic and Extra Strength

FERNDALE, WA (March 1, 2018) – Barlean’s, producers of healthy oils for nearly 30 years, plans to debut its new line of Ideal CBD Hemp Oils at the Natural Products Expo West, March 8-10, 2018. As part of the lineup, Barlean’s plans to introduce the first certified USDA Organic CBD Oil to debut at the show; the product has been named a NEXTY Award finalist by New Hope Network in the Best New Supplement category. Barlean’s will sampling their CBD Hemp Oils, along with other functional foods and supplements, in booth 3717. 

Barlean’s Ideal CBD Hemp Oils will be offered in two varieties:

  • Barlean’s Organic Ideal CBD Hemp Oil contains 10mg CBD per serving (450 mg total CBD per bottle) and less than 0.1 percent THC. Barlean’s Organic Ideal CBD is extracted from European industrial hemp using a cold extraction process. It is a full-spectrum CBD hemp oil that’s gluten free, vegan, non-GMO, and contains no artificial ingredients. Organic Ideal CBD Hemp Oil uses organic hempseed oil and organic hemp stalk oil. Organic mint and other natural flavors offer the product an earthy mint flavor, while a touch of rosemary is added as a natural antioxidant to protect the oil.
  • Barlean’s Extra Strength Ideal CBD Hemp Oil contains 25mg CBD per serving (1,125 mg total CBD per bottle) and less than 0.3 percent THC. Barlean’s Extra Strength Ideal CBD is derived from industrial hemp grown on American farms. Not only is it sourced close to home, it includes a full spectrum of cannabinoids and other micronutrients. Extra Strength Ideal CBD Hemp Oil is vegan and gluten free. It uses MCT oil as the carrier oil, and has subtle and refreshing natural mint flavor.

“We’ve been making healthy oils for nearly 30 years, and we’re known for offering the highest quality,” said company founder Bruce Barlean. ““Our focus has always been on quality, whether in oils or functional foods, or other supplements. We’ve been looking at CBD oil for several years now, but I really needed to know that we could offer a product that was both the highest quality and that had the potential to make a real difference for people. After digging into the research, I believe that CBD is a really powerful natural compound that has the potential to change lives in truly positive ways.”

“There are some really good companies and CBD oils on the market now; we’re excited to join them and offer two products that we believe will be among the best and most efficacious available. We’re incredibly honored that Ideal CBD Hemp Oil has already been choses a NEXTY Award finalist. And of course, we’re just really excited to introduce these new products to our loyal customers.”

As with other Barlean’s products, Ideal CBD Hemp Oils will be sold in retail stores throughout the US, or ordered directly from the company. Barlean’s Organic Ideal CBD Hemp Oil will retail for $89.99/bottle (450mg total CBD). Barlean’s Extra Strength Ideal CBD Hemp Oil will retail for $69.99/bottle (1,125mg total CBD).

Natural Products Expo West attendees will get a first look at the new products in the Press Room or at the Barlean’s booth (#3717), where full-serving samples will be provided throughout the show.  A limited number of full-bottle samples will be available on a first-come basis to press only. Interested members of the press are asked to pick up a Barlean’s Ideal CBD sample card, available only in the Expo Press Room New Products Market.

For more information about Ideal CBD Hemp Oils or to learn more about Barlean’s visit

About Barlean’s

Barlean’s is a mission-driven, family-owned company that’s been making healthy oils and supplements in the Pacific Northwest for nearly 30 years. Founded in 1989 as a maker of premium flax oils, Barlean’s has grown to produce over 70 different products that are sold around the world.

In 2013, owner Bruce Barlean implemented what he calls the “Pathway to a Better Life” philosophy within the company. Since that time, a significant portion of company products has been shared with organizations dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of people both locally and around the globe. In addition, Barlean’s is dedicated to helping create a pathway to a better life to people along the supply chain and beyond – from fair prices for farmers and suppliers, to treating employees, retailers and even competitors with fairness and respect. 

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (March 8, 2018) Base Culture, a Tampa-based company known for its Paleo-certified baked goods and snacks, will introduce new additions to the brand's already stellar lineup of products, including a new Cashew Butter Blondie, Raspberry Cocoa brownie, and a Sticky Granola Bar at Natural Products Expo West, Booth 9311. Base Culture's Sweet Banana bread, Nutty Pumpkin bread and Almond Butter brownie being recognized as 2018 Expo West Nexty Award Finalists. Base Culture is revolutionizing the way consumers look at Paleo-certified foods by creating the very best tasting products using a blend of clean, real ingredients. By utilizing innovative techniques and simple ingredients to create strikingly rich and flavorful products, Base Culture is providing customers the tools needed to embrace an all-natural, healthy lifestyle. “Our mission is to bring people back to their base by providing them with clean and healthy products that actually taste good,” said Jordann Windschauer - Amatea, CEO & Founder of Base Culture. “Everything is created in-house and each step of the process is done under one roof to give us full control over every aspect of production.” Featured products include:

  • Base Culture's new Cashew Butter Blondie combines the sweet flavors of caramel and honey to create a soft, cake-like treat that's topped with crunchy pecan pieces. The golden-brown brownie is a winning combination of real, minimal ingredients with no preservatives or artificial ingredients and is Paleo-certified, gluten/soy/grain-free, Kosher and non-GMO.
  • Base Culture's new Raspberry Cocoa brownie is a soft, cake-like, fruity indulgence - without the guilt. Cocoa power is combined with tart raspberry pieces for a winning blend of whole, real ingredients with no preservatives or artificial ingredients. Made with minimal ingredients the Raspberry Cocoa brownie is Paleo-certified, gluten/soy/grain-free, Kosher and non-GMO.
  • Base Culture's new Sticky Granola bar is a convenient sweet and salty “on the go” option. The new bar is made with savory-sweet glazed bits of nuts, seeds and dried fruits, and seasoned with coconut oil, honey, cinnamon and sea salt. The crunch yet chewy bar is Paleo-certified, gluten/soy/grain-free, Kosher, Non-GMO and made with real ingredients with no preservatives or artificial ingredients.

The Natural Products Expo West will take place from March 8-11 at the Anaheim Convention Center located at 800 West Katella Avenue Anaheim, CA 92802. Base Culture invites attendees to stop by booth 9311 to experience its Paleo-certified baked goods and snacks. On Saturday, March 10, Miss United States Rachael Todd will be at Base Culture's booth from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to meet and take pictures with attendees. For more information on the show, please visit Base Culture is available at natural and conventional stores including Walmart, Amazon, Kroger, Earth Fare and Whole Foods. For a complete list of locations, visit ABOUT BASE CULTURE: Founded in 2012, Base Culture is revolutionizing the way consumers look at baked goods by creating an assortment of breads, brownies, granola, almond butter and energy bites that are 100 percent Paleo-certified, certified gluten-free, kosher certified, grain-free, dairy-free, soy-free, non-GMO verified and Women Owned. Everything is done in-house to ensure the quality of their products are held to the highest of standards. Base Culture’s mission is to bring people back to their base by providing them a different way of looking at life by supporting a clean and healthy lifestyle. Base Culture's products are conveniently located in the frozen food aisle. For information, visit

One of the most successful brands in the history of weight-loss supplements, Sensa, is making a comeback as Sensa Clinical. The brand name has been acquired by Voss Laboratories, which adds decades of weight-loss industry product development capabilities and powerful clinical trials to support a 100% new formulation. The new Sensa Clinical blocks up to 350 calories a day‡ and inhibits the release of the hunger hormone ghrelin; a powerful 1-2 punch to the paunch. The revolutionary, clinically validated weight-loss formula works by keeping the body from metabolizing calories. Sensa Clinical retails for $59.99 for a 30-day supply, and primary distribution will launch at

Sensa Clinical’s new, sleek packaging is filled with a 30-day supply of sachets. When the new Sensa Clinical granulated powder is sprinkled over and eaten with a meal rich in complex carbs, the proprietary formula activates immediately as food hits the stomach.

“Clinical research shows that subjects lost an average of 6.4 pounds in 30 days,” says Dr. Amy Heaton, Ph.D., and Director of Scientific Affairs for Voss. “Taking into account their baseline metabolic characteristics and the 2,000 to 2,200 calorie eating plan they followed, the weight loss achieved equates to an additional 150-350 calories blocked per day. The research also showed that the formula suppresses the hunger hormone ghrelin and had a dramatic effect on satiety. We chose the compounds for this formula based on numerous published clinical trials that have been performed throughout national and international universities and scientific institutions.”

Salt Lake City-based Voss Laboratories is part of the Basic Research family of nutraceutical and cosmeceutical brands, which, since 1993, has developed and distributed over 26 enormously popular brands, each backed by verifiable science. Brands include SeroVital, Zantrex, Growth Factor-9, and the cosmeceutical powerhouse product: StriVectin. "We have extensive knowledge in product development and an excellent scientific talent pool that flawlessly executes the creation of safe, efficacious products that help our customers live the life they really want," said Bodee Gay, CEO of Voss Laboratories.

About: Sensa Clinical is a uniquely delivered weight-loss formula distributed by Salt Lake City-based Voss Laboratories. Sensa Clinical works by keeping the body from metabolizing calories and overproducing the hunger hormone ghrelin. A tasteless powder that is sprinkled on food once a day, the newly reformulated Sensa Clinical contains a functional compound that has been clinically validated to block up to 350 calories a day‡. The Sensa Clinical trademark was acquired by Voss Laboratories in 2018.

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†Use in conjunction with the simple meal plan provided within the Sensa Clinical packaging. Read the entire label and meal plan before use. Individual results will vary.

‡In a clinical trial of the key compound in Sensa Clinical, subjects lost an average of 6.4 lbs. in only 30 days. Taking into account their baseline metabolic characteristics and the 2,000-2,200-calorie diet plan they followed, the weight loss achieved equates to an additional 150-350 calories blocked per day. While the study subjects achieved their dramatic weight loss without the addition of a prescribed exercise program, adding a sensible exercise regimen to your healthy lifestyle should only enhance your results.

BCGA Concept Corp
by: Bcga Concept Corp (#494)

BCGA Concept Corp.

HEADQUARTERS: Brooklyn, New York



BCGA Concept Corp. is a Brooklyn-based craft beverage maker specializing in ginger ales/beers. Our mission is to share our bold, spicy ginger ales and beers, made with ingredients you can trust. You don’t have to imagine the ginger; you can taste it in every sip! BCGA launched in 2010 inside a space shared with a noodle and dumpling factory in East Williamsburg. When it came time to expand in 2014, BCGA stayed true to its Brooklyn roots and moved into its current home in Bushwick. The current BCGA portfolio includes Brooklyn Crafted and Bruce Cost Ginger Ale, offering consumers a wide variety of craft beverages enjoyed perfectly on their own or mixed in cocktails.

The inspiration for all BCGA products starts at our processing facility in Brooklyn, NY. Our unfiltered Brooklyn Crafted and Bruce Cost Ginger Ales are made with whole, real ginger. For flavored varieties, BCGA sources global ingredients at their peak harvest season and from the geographical location where they’re best grown. Worldly additions include Blood Orange, Passion Fruit, Turmeric, Pomegranate and Meyer Lemons.


Brooklyn Crafted & Brooklyn Crafted Mini Bottles – NEW!

The newest collection to come from BCGA, Brooklyn Crafted is bringing seven bold flavors into the mix due to popular demand. Made with 100% real ginger, our 12 oz. bottle flavor profiles include Extra Spicy Ginger Beer, Sugar Free Ginger Beer and Sugar Free Ginger Ale. The 7 oz. mini bottle flavor profiles include Traditional, Earl Grey, Lemon & Lime and Mango Ginger Beer. Perfect on their own or incorporated into cocktails, the new Brooklyn Crafted collection is ideal for cooling off while turning up the flavor!  

  • Brooklyn Crafted (12 oz.) (MSRP: $1.99 // 4-pack $6.99)
    • Extra Spicy Ginger Beer
    • Sugar Free Extra Spicy Ginger Beer
    • Sugar Free Ginger Ale
  • Brooklyn Crafted Mini Bottles (7 oz.) (MSRP: $1.49)
    • Traditional
    • Earl Grey
    • Lemon & Lime
    • Mango

Bruce Cost Ginger Ale

Bruce Cost Ginger Ale is sparkling and rich with unfiltered ginger pieces that you can see and taste. All flavors start with a simple recipe of just four ingredients, giving a unique experience unlike any other soda, with the complexity and mouthfeel of a sparkling wine or beer. In addition, BCGA sources each ingredient from its prime growing region, whether it be whole leaf jasmine tea, or premium passion fruit pulp. Global all-stars include gems from China, India, Egypt and California, to name a few!

  • Bruce Cost Ginger Ale (12 oz.) (MSRP: $1.99 // 4-pack: $6.99)
    • Original
    • Jasmine Tea
    • Pomegranate with Hibiscus
    • Passion Fruit with Turmeric
    • Blood Orange with Meyer Lemon
    • 66 with Monk Fruit
    • Ginger Beer (8.4 oz. can) (MSRP: $1.49)
    • Original (12 oz. can) (MSRP: $1.79 // 4-pack $5.99)


  • Brooklyn Crafted – Brooklyn Crafted is available in select New York City retailers, at Bev Mo! retailers along the west coast, all Wegman’s locations and online at
  • Bruce Cost Ginger Ale – Bruce Cost Ginger Ale is available through a variety of leading grocery stores including Whole Foods Market, Sprouts Farmers Market, Cost Plus World Market, The Fresh Market and more, as well as online at


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Bee’s Wrap® is the natural alternative to plastic wrap for food storage — easy to use, easy to reuse, and easy on the planet.

Bee’s Wrap started with a question:

How could we eliminate plastics in our kitchen in favor of a healthier, more sustainable way to store our food?

Founder Sarah Kaeck discovered the answer in her own Vermont kitchen, where Kaeck revived a lost tradition: After coating cotton with beeswax, she created a washable, reusable, compostable alternative to plastic wrap. Today Bee’s Wrap is made from organic cotton, sustainably harvested beeswax, organic jojoba oil, and tree resin. The resulting wraps provide a versatile, durable, plastic-free solution to sustainable food storage.

Bee’s Wrap is available in more than 1,500 stores across the United States, and is distributed internationally throughout Europe, as well as in Singapore, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and Australia. Bee’s Wrap is handcrafted in Bristol, Vermont and ships worldwide.

New for 2018| Bees + Bears Our newest print, Bees + Bears, is a reflection of the place we call home: a celebration of New England’s bees and bears, buds and berries. Inspired by the great outdoors, these wraps remind us to take green choices on the go.

Our first Bees + Bears release is the Lunch Pack ($21), which includes our popular sandwich wrap and two versatile medium-sized wraps. The sandwich wrap includes a Vermontcrafted hardwood button and a piece of hemp twine for bundling up a meal on the go. After you unwrap your sandwich, use the wrap as a portable placemat. Form the medium-sized wraps around a handful of fruit, veggies, or other snacks. And when you’re done with your meal, fold your wraps and tuck away for later use.

Bee’s Wrap® Basics

INGREDIENTS Global Organic Textile Standard-certified organic cotton, sustainably harvested beeswax, organic jojoba oil, and tree resin.

USES Bee’s Wrap can be used to cover a bowl, wrap up cheese, fruit, vegetables and bread, or to pack a snack for your next adventure. Use the warmth of your hands to form our wraps around a piece of food or over a bowl or casserole dish. As the wrap cools, it will hold its shape.

The natural antibacterial properties of beeswax and jojoba oil help keep food fresh, and allow Bee’s Wrap to be used again and again.  

CARE Bee’s Wrap is reusable; simply wash with cool water and soap, hang to dry, and repeat. Used several times each week, Bee’s Wrap will last for roughly one year. Bee’s Wrap is biodegradable and compostable.  

COMMITTED TO SUSTAINABILITY Bee’s Wrap grew from a desire to find sustainable alternatives for the home and kitchen — and accordingly, sustainability is a core part of Bee’s Wrap’s business practices and ethos.

Bee’s Wrap believes that business can be a vehicle for social change, and can better the lives of customers, employees, the community, and planet.

Bee’s Wrap is certified by Green America, a national nonprofit promoting environmental sustainability, social justice, and economic justice. Bee’s Wrap products are reusable, biodegradable, and compostable. Product packaging is made from 100 percent recycled material and is plastic-free.

About the Founder Bee’s Wrap founder Sarah Kaeck set out to find a healthier and more sustainable alternative to plastics in her family’s kitchen. Five years later, Bee’s Wrap has grown into a thriving business located in Bristol, Vermont. In addition to interviews about Bee’s Wrap, Sarah is available for media requests relating to women and entrepreneurship, sustainability, and social entrepreneurship.

Contact We’d love to share our story with you. Please contact us at to learn more about Bee’s Wrap, request product samples, or schedule interviews.  


Probiology Prenatal Flora
by: Belle And Bella (#N700)

Revolutionizing Prenatal Health

Probiology is proud to introduce a complete Prenatal Probiotic supplement that provides flora balance for Mom and Baby.

Lexington, MA June 16, 2017:  

The Probiology Prenatal Flora probiotic is specifically formulated to support an expecting mothers' vaginal health, and help aid in relieving digestive aliments during pregnancy.

The Probiology Prenatal Flora probiotic supplement creates a probiotic base and support for the mother and baby. The Prenatal Flora is the only formula that includes a cranberry extract to promote urinary tract health. Also, the Prenatal Flora is Vegan, non-GMO, non-dairy, and gluten free with 6 different clinically tested probiotic strains to not only restore vaginal flora balance, but also maintain digestive balance and support natural immune health.

Probiology truly revolutionizes the prenatal probiotic supplement by sustaining digestive and UT health pre and post natal.

            About Belle + Bella:

Belle and Bella is a family owned company and one of the original companies in the natural products industry since 1967. Belle and Bella offer Probiology supplements that are Water-base Enteric coated, Prebiotic FOS, Shelf stable,10 Probiotic ID Verified Strains, and contain 15- 30 billion live cultures. Belle and Bella were the first to produce Gluten free, Vegan Friendly, Non- dairy, and Non- GMO yogurt starters. Belle and Bella also produce YoMagic Automatic Yogurt Makers.

To learn more about Belle and Bella, visit: and follow us on social media:

  • Twitter: @belle_and_bella
  • Facebook: Belle and Bella
  • Instagram: @belle_andbella


            Ada Wong, Managing Director



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Berry Sleepy and Berry Awake Honored With the Prestigious REX Award
by: Berry Sleepy - The 100% Fruit Sleep Aid (#N2047)

Berry Sleepy/ Berry Awake among brands singled out by Retail Excellence Awards


WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., March 1, 2018 ( - The Drug Store News Retail Excellence Awards (REX) strive to aid retailers in identifying those brands that can help them make a difference in meeting consumer needs.

This is especially important with the accelerated growth of the HBC natural products segment, a category that has been growing steadily at double-digits for at least five years. The innovative Berry Sleepy and Berry Awake berry-based supplements were among the brands singled out by the recent Drug Store News Retail Excellence award.

Berry Sleepy is a powerful, natural super fruit-based sleep aid. Berry Sleepy had its start in Kansas City with two sleep-deprived parents looking for a natural way to get some much- needed sleep.

Adrienne and Greg Doring had tried many of the over the counter synthetic sleep aids, but were increasingly put off by the nasty side effects. The young couple decided they would endeavor to make a better sleep aid, natural with no side effects.

Through Adrienne’s brother, a pharmacist, the Dorings were able to work with the right formulators who understood their mission. It was here that Berry Sleepy was born.

The couple saw the need for their product in the marketplace and wanted to help others achieve a good night’s sleep without synthetic additives or side effects and improve the quality of their lives, like they had with Berry Sleepy.

In 2016, with the help of Tim Prier and James Lacey, the company moved its base of operations to Westlake Village, California.

From there James Lacey and his team at Healthy Ventures have expanded the Berry Sleepy product line to include a 60-count (SRP 24.99), a 24-count veg cap (SRP $9.99) and Berry Sleepy Sleep Shots in two great tasting flavors, Strawberry and Mixed Berry (SRP $3.99).

The Healthy Ventures team has expanded the line to include a natural way to wake up with Berry Awake Energy shots! Lacey’s team saw the need for a natural alternative to the synthetic energy shots that wreak havoc on the body. Berry Awake currently comes in Strawberry and Mixed Berry with two new flavors, Orange-Mango and Strawberry-Banana, due out in the second half of 2018. All Berry Awake Energy shots are line priced at an SRP of $3.99.

Not only has Lacey’s team expanded Berry Sleepy’s product line and added a new category to their repertoire with Berry Awake Natural Energy Shots, they have also teamed up with the acclaimed Kathy Ireland. The Berry Sleepy team will be interviewed by Kathy Ireland on her show, Modern Living with Kathy Ireland, on innovative sleep solutions. They will be filming at Burbank Studio’s on April 17, 2018.

Visit Berry Sleepy/Awake at Expo West! Natural Products Expo West, Anaheim, CA Booth # N2047 and Sampling Tent at entrance to Hall C March 8, 2018 - March 11, 2018 Contact: 800.540.2435

Source: Healthy Ventures, LLC


Healthy Ventures, LLC 

Feb 28, 2018, 05:00 ET



WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Feb. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- James Lacey, CEO of Berry Sleepy/Berry Awake, announces the expansion of the Berry Sleepy marketing plan, guided by Healthy Ventures LLC.

Known for her health-conscious initiatives, brand icon Kathy Ireland will be interviewing the Berry Sleepy/Berry Awake team about their Berry Sleepy Sleep Shots and Berry Awake Energy Shots.

Healthy Ventures, LLC

Berry Sleepy/Berry Awake will appear on "Modern Living with Kathy Ireland" beginning April 17, 2018. Ireland's program reaches 228 million households around the world. Berry Sleepy/Awake will also be sharing their berry-based supplement message across social media networks.

Berry Sleepy/Berry Awake arrived in Dubai less than three years ago and has enjoyed great success in this market. This is only one component of the $2.8 million Berry Sleepy/Awake marketing plan.

Powered by Healthy Ventures, Berry Sleepy/Awake is being propelled by marketing and sales veterans with more than 25 years' experience with successful companies such as Crunchies Natural Snacks, Nestle, Gillette, Weider Nutrition and Schiff Vitamins, positioning James Lacey's team to increase expansion into a number of additional channels, both domestically and internationally.

According to CEO James Lacey, "Amplifying marketing focus, Berry Sleepy/Berry Awake is set to take the sleep and energy shot segment to new levels." 

  • Broad new TV exposure and social media support
  • Brand new flavors and delivery systems
  • New website launch March 2018
  • Natural Products Expo West Gold Sponsor

Berry Sleepy/Berry Awake is a National Gold Sponsor at Natural Products Expo West 2018. Kathy Ireland's crew will be on hand Friday, March 9, at Berry Sleepy/Awake Booth # N2047 in the Hot Products Pavilion and at the Berry Awake - No Crash! Sampling Tent at the entrance to Hall C at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Line Extensions:

Berry Sleepy Veg Caps, 60-count MSRP of $24.99, a driver for the brand has added a 24-count SKU MSRP of $9.99, as well as the 12ct-serving sachets with MSRP of $9.99.

Berry Sleepy Sleep Shots, launched at the end of 2017 have the added benefit of 500 mg of prebiotics and come in two great-tasting flavors, Strawberry and Mixed Berry and are line-priced with MSRP of $3.99.

Berry Awake 100% Fruit-Based Energy Shot, launched at the end of 2017.  Along with being a great-tasting natural alternative, Berry Awake also has 2,000 mg of Pea Protein to help kick-start your day! Berry Awake Energy Shots currently come in Strawberry and Mixed Berry.

Natural Products Expo West, Anaheim, California

Booth # N2047 and Sampling Tent at entrance to Hall C

March 8, 2018 - March 11, 2018

Contact: 800.540.2435

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Better Than Coffee High-Energy Bars have 100mg of natural caffeine. Unlike other bars which are powered by sugar or coffee caffeine, our bars are uniquely powered by plants, guarana and maca.

In stark contrast to sugar-filled, less healthy energy bars & drinks, our bars are natural-tasting. Plus, they are gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan, kosher, low sugar, low sodium, with plant protein.

Better Than Coffee was created when Valerie, a self-proclaimed “energy drink addict” began searching for healthier alternatives. Three years and about 3,000 homemade bars later, she found a combination that provided lasting, natural energy without coffee’s crash or energy drinks’ artificial ingredients.

In its first full year, Better Than Coffee has sold, with little marketing efforts, over 200,000 bars on alone, producing over 700 reviews with an average rating of over 4 stars.

Our bars come in 4 flavors:

Dark Chocolate-Coconut, Dark Chocolate-Mint, Dark Chocolate-Cranberry & French Roast.  

Tried them before? Try our new 2018 flavor formulas (samples are limited).

What's next? We are launching a sweeter version of our Dark Chocolate-Coconut, 100% organic - as well as a Keto version of our high-energy bars - looking for the right distributors for this specific product.

Would you like more energy now?

Come and visit us at booth #N2004 or booth #5592

Serving Up Hot and Cool Trends in Chai at NPE West Booth #5607

Boulder, CO – March, 2018 Bhakti, a mission-driven, natural tea company devoted to craft brewed beverages, vibrant flavors and sustainability, introduces several new delicious chai beverage options at Natural Products Expo West.

Their award-winning artisanal beverages have propelled Bhakti to become the top selling ready-to-drink (RTD) chai in natural retailers and cafes across the country. The company has grown significantly in recent years, by rolling out new products and increasing distribution across channels. Bhakti’s product portfolio continues to grow with innovation launching at Natural Products Expo West.

What’s New?

Ready-to-Drink Iced Chai 12 ounce bottles made with Cashewmilk

For the first time, Bhakti blends their distinct and delicious chai with creamy cashewmilk. Cashewmilk’s popularity continues to grow as consumers look for dairy alternatives, and it serves as the perfect compliment to Bhakti’s organic fresh pressed ginger and fiery spices.  Bhakti is excited to feature cashewmilk in their new ready-to-drink iced chai beverages, which are available in convenient 12 ounce, HDPE plastic, grab and go bottles. Available in five flavors, each recipe is simple, pure and made with a handful of high quality ingredients.

  • Flavors Include:
    • Classic
    • Cold Brew Coffee “Dirty Chai”
    • Mocha
    • Sugar Free Toasted Coconut
    • Reduced Sugar Classic

Availability: Rolling into stores nationwide in April 2018. Check the store locator on the company website for updated retailers or feel free to contact Bhakti directly.

MSRP: $2.99

Ready-to-Drink Iced Chai 16 ounce bottles

Bhakti is adding two new on trend flavors to their adored Ready-to-Drink Iced Chai 16 ounce line-up and reformulating one of their core items to be made with cashewmilk.

  • Flavors Include:
    • Ginger Turmeric with Lemon – Straight Up (Soy, Dairy & Nut Free)
    • Mocha made with Cashewmilk
    • Toasted Coconut made with Cashewmilk - Sugar Free

Availability: June 2018

MSRP: $3.99

USDA Organic Certification – Always on a journey to do what they do better, Bhakti is proud to announce their concentrate line is now Certified Organic. The entire line is also Non-GMO Project Verified, made with organic and Fair Trade ingredients, vegan, gluten-free, BPA free, and carrageenan free. Their organic ginger is sourced from family farms who are members of an organic, Fair Trade co-op in Peru. The ginger is brought to the Bhakti brewery in Longmont, Colorado where it is fresh pressed, chilled and strained – a process that takes two days, but results in what the team refers to as “liquid gold”.

About Bhakti

Bhakti was founded in 2007 by Brook Eddy after an interest in social action and travel led her to India to study a movement based on Bhakti, which means devotion in Sanskrit. Upon returning home to the U.S., Brook developed her own chai recipe blending organic Fair Trade black tea, organic fresh pressed organic ginger and fiery spices to bottle and sell throughout Colorado and now nationwide.

Bhakti, a B Corp, is on a mission to become a leader in the beverage category, while maintaining devotion to sustainable business practices, making craft brewed products and supporting charitable organizations through their GITA giving program. Bhakti products are available at Whole Foods Markets, natural and independent stores, and cafes nationwide, as well as at Costco, Kroger, Safeway and Target regionally. For more information or to find Bhakti products, please visit


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March 7, 2018, Anaheim, CA – BioCell Technology, LLC announced a new grade of its flagship healthy aging ingredient, BioCell Collagen®.  BioCell Collagen is now available Halal Certified which are certified under two different halal certifying organizations to provide more options for our customers.   The certifying organizations are the Islamic Society of the Washington Area-ISWA and Halal Quality Control/Halal Certification Germany. This is in addition to the three other grades of BioCell Collagen in its portfolio.

“We are pleased to now offer finished goods manufacturers choices to meet the needs of their consumers with this additional grade of BioCell Collagen®,” said Suhail Ishaq, President of BioCell Technology. “Global consumer demand made it possible for us to seek certifications from these two groups.”

Leading brands around the world use BioCell Collagen in their formulations to improve joint health, help facilitate normal joint recovery following exercise as well as helping to boost skin elasticity and firmness for younger healthier looking skin.

About BioCell Collagen®:

BioCell Collagen is a clinically tested dietary ingredient that promotes active joints, youthful-looking skin, and healthy connective tissues. BioCell Collagen contains a patented composition of naturally occurring hydrolyzed collagen type II (60-70%), chondroitin sulfate (20%), and hyaluronic acid (10%) in a highly absorbable matrix form that has been the subject of numerous human clinical trials, including trials on safety, efficacy, and bioavailability. It is self-affirmed GRAS and is available for both oral and topical applications. For more information and a directory of where to buy products made with BioCell Collagen®, visit

About BioCell Technology:

BioCell Technology is a research, product development, branding, and marketing company that manufactures innovative, science-based raw material ingredients that have applications in dietary supplements, functional foods and cosmetics. The company licenses its branded ingredients to leading consumer packaged goods companies for use in their finished products. Each of our branded ingredients has a trademarked logo that our licensees display on the labels of finished products. For more information visit

Blue Evolution Brings North American Sustainable Seaweed To Expo West The product lineup includes the first-ever pastas infused with seaweed grown in North America SAN MATEO, Calif. — March 6, 2017 – Blue Evolution, maker of seaweed infused pastas and seasonings celebrates their West Coast launch at the Natural Products Expo West next week. “Blue Evolution is on a mission is to connect you more deeply to the ocean through one extraordinary product: seaweed. Our products are in line with consumer demand for more natural, nutrient-dense food sourced from the ocean in sustainable ways,” explains Beau Perry, founder and CEO of Blue Evolution. “Beyond sustainable, seaweed regenerates the waters in which it grows, absorbing carbon from the ocean and turning seawater and sunshine into healthy food.” The company does not rely on any freshwater for its farming, but instead uses seawater which is returned to the sea with less carbon thanks to the seaweed, which serves as a natural filter. This organic process actually removes carbon dioxide, aiding in de-acidification of the oceans that our world’s population and ecosystems rely on. “We’re bringing consumers the wide array of nutrients and delicious taste of seaweed through products they already know and love, like pasta! Thanks to the seaweed, our pastas are a good source of plant-based, natural iron and have a lower carb count than other pastas on the market,” adds Perry. Seaweeds are packed with nutrients, vitamins, amino acids and healthy fats. It’s the ocean’s superfood. University of Florida research has documented seaweed’s potential for cancer prevention. And it’s possible seaweed is responsible for modern human brain development. The company debuted their products at the Natural Products Expo East in 2017. Named a top trend at the show by Food Business News and Stylus, Blue Evolution has garnered attention for their innovation and shortening of the supply chain. Delicious Living  added, “So is there an easy way to eat from the sea without contributing to excess carbon emissions? Yes! Embracing seaweed may be the answer to mitigating climate change, and a growing number of natural products brands are innovating to make this healthful ingredient more sustainable and accessible. Blue Evolution wins for its mission to get more consumers eating this healthful ocean green.” Blue Evolution’s seaweed is minimally processed without any additives or preservatives. The initial product line-up includes: Penne and Rotini Pastas with Blue Evolution Seaweed: Blue Evolution seaweed adds a delicate umami flavor for a delicious twist on pasta night. A good source of iron and mineral rich sea salt, Blue Evolution pastas contain fewer carbs than traditional pastas. Shells and Cheese with Blue Evolution Superfood Seaweed: The first ever kid-friendly shells and cheese made with superfood seaweed! Also available in Gluten Free Shells and Cheese made with organic rice. Classic Marinara Seasoning Blend infused with Blue Evolution Seaweed: Add to tomatoes to make your own nutrient-packed pasta sauce or sprinkle on avocado toast to transform into a superfood-infused epicurean experience. Blue Evolution’s pastas and seasoning are available now to retailers across the country. For those interested in learning more, Blue Evolution will be celebrating the west coast launch at Expo West, March 9-11 in Anaheim, CA, and will be providing samples at its booth (#8722). For more information about Blue Evolution, please visit About Blue Evolution Blue Evolution is on a mission to connect consumers to the oceans through one extraordinary product: seaweed. We’re seaweed people who brought harvesting seaweed closer to home–cultivating our own seaweed up-and-down the Pacific Coast. We use our magical seaweed farming powers for good: to reduce the world’s dependence on freshwater food production, invest in local economies, shift our food system towards renewables and de-acidify the ocean. When seaweed is responsibly harvested, it’s not only delicious and incredibly nutritious, but it also has the power to literally change our climate equation. Blue Evolution is based in San Mateo, CA. For more information, head to   ###

BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 27, 2018 -- Blue Moose of Boulder, a leading manufacturer of better-for-you snacks, is proud to announce that the Company's hummus line has been certified USDA Organic by QAI.

"Receiving USDA Organic Certification is a very proud moment for our Company," said Tenley Satre, President of Blue Moose. "We've always prided ourselves on using high-quality, all-natural ingredients in our hummus and this certification reaffirms our dedication to that. We are thrilled to be able to offer consumers a hand-crafted alternative that is USDA Organic Certified, Non-GMO Project Verified, as well as Certified Gluten-Free. We are on a mission to make snacking better and believe that we are producing the highest-quality, best-tasting hummus you can buy."

What Makes Blue Moose's Organic Hummus Unique? Blue Moose wants consumers to know that not all hummus is created equal. At Blue Moose, they start from scratch with whole organic garbanzo beans as the base to their delicious hummus, not garbanzo splits or pre-cooked beans. Blue Moose hand-crafts every product in small batches in their own SQF Level III certified facility located in Colorado. They believe that by producing their Organic Hummus in small batches, they are able to maintain the authenticity of the dip. You won't find high heat or preservatives, like potassium sorbate, anywhere near Blue Moose's Organic Hummus. Instead, they use cold pressure, also known as HPP, to keep their products fresh and to protect their insanely good ingredients – this natural step gives the products a 90+ day shelf life and also helps to maintain key vitamins and minerals. It's just hummus made the right way. The Blue Moose way.

Blue Moose's USDA Organic products include: Original Hummus, Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Roasted Garlic Hummus, Green Chile Hummus, Lime & Black Bean Hummus and Lemon Turmeric Hummus.

Blue Moose will begin shipping it's Organic Hummus in March. Additionally, for the first time, the Company will be exhibiting at the Natural Products Expo West on March 9-11, 2018, at the AnaheimConvention Center in Anaheim, California. Stop by tabletop #5501 to sample Blue Moose's newly-certified hummus line.

For more information about Blue Moose and its products go to

More information about the USDA Organic Certification can be found at

More information about QAI can be found at

About Blue Moose of Boulder Blue Moose of Boulder is an innovative and fast growing hummus, dips and spreads company from Boulder, Colorado. Blue Moose of Boulder is dedicated to producing real flavor with tasty all-natural ingredients in its hand-crafted, preservative-free products.  Blue Moose of Boulder is on a mission to make snacking better and has produced many award-winning dips and spreads. Blue Moose of Boulder believes that with food, as in life, what you put in is what you get out, and good for you isn't good enough, it's got to taste and be great too. Additional information can be found at

Blume Honey Water Brings the Buzz to Expo West
by: Blume Honey Water Llc (#8616)

Monday, March 5th, 2018 - Blume Honey Water, a new beverage company, sets out to redefine the expectation of consumers in every way. From high quality all-natural ingredients to using true sourced honey, Blume Honey Water delivers healthy hydrating waters that are not only good for consumers, but good for the world. Friday, March 9th through Sunday, March 11th, join Blume at Expo West, Booth 8616, located on Level 3 of the Anaheim Convention Center, in the Natural + Specialty Foods section.

As connoisseurs of excellence, co-founders Michele Meloy Burchfield, a beverage industry veteran, and Carla Frank, a renowned creative director, developed Blume Honey Water in three light and playful flavors -- Vanilla Citrus, Wild Blueberry and Ginger Zest. Infused with nature’s goodness, each bottle contains 100% bee-friendly honey.

Our goal in bringing Blume Honey Water to today’s market was to create an all-natural option that lightly dances across your palate in a subtle way providing beautiful hydration and energy.  Honey is the the superfuel.  Honey sugars work in happy harmony with the other components of honey to provide spikeless, elegant energy.  Any unused honey sugars are stored as an energy source in our liver, not as fat.  Honey is the the ultimate UNSUGAR” says Michele Meloy Burchfield Co-Founder & CEO.

This thoughtful beverage company underscores the beauty of interconnectedness. Committed to only using responsibly sourced honey from the most compassionate, humane beekeepers, the company offers bee education in almost everything they do. In recent years a variety of hazards have been claiming the lives of bees in record numbers, so supporting bee health is more important than ever. Blume’s mission has been to help raise awareness about Honey Bees through their pop-up apiary program, working with local beekeepers, and by offering bee facts and more through their communication channels.

“Throughout my career I have looked to put products into the world that have meaning and connection,” says Co-Founder & CCO, Carla Frank. “There is such beauty in the story of honeybees and a rich history of honey, that we recognized should be celebrated through our artisanal waters.”


The Blume Honey Water experience is bright and light with a kiss of the purest golden honey as its base. Each of the three flavors meets the honey characteristics carefully and honestly, and they lift each other up, creating a brand new, quenching experience. The proprietary honey blend offers the beautifully diverse flavors and aromas as only the most sublime honey can. It tastes like real food because it is real food. How delightful!


Ginger Zest: Ginger infused water with fresh ginger juice creates a delicious complexity and leads the way to a lingering finish of sophisticated spice and invigorating natural energy. Ingredients: ginger infused water, honey, fresh ginger juice, lemon juice, natural flavors

Wild Blueberry: Let succulent blueberries, fragrant herbs and pure golden honey transport your taste buds to a lush, sun-kissed countryside where temptation grows wild and splendor comes by the sip. Ingredients: blueberry infused water, honey, natural flavors (rosemary, black peppercorn, grapefruit)

Vanilla Citrus: Crisp and fresh, this captivating combination of tastes is as curious as it is complementary to the floral notes of our exclusive honey blend. Ingredients: water, honey, natural flavors (vanilla, orange, grapefruit), lemon juice


Blume Honey Water is currently available in retail stores in Pennsylvania, Washington DC, and Maryland, Virginia, Ohio and, Colorado and is also available on our website. Please check our store locator to find Blume nearest you.


 Visit, Follow us on: Facebook Blume Honey Water, Twitter @BlumeHoneyWtr on Instagram @Blume_HoneyWater. Join the buzzy conversation online with #liveinfullblume.




March 2018 -- New York, NY -- The word “eclair” usually brings to mind a rich, sinful, decadent and high calorie French pastry in one variety - vanilla cream filled with a splash of chocolate on top. Enter Bonchou Eclairerie, an artisan pastry company that specializes in “just the right bite size” authentic French eclairs made with all-natural ingredients, that are also low- calorie for everyday indulgence. And, these new Mini Eclairs come in a variety of flavors. Consider Bonchou the antidote to the boring eclair of the past: the HIP eclair.


Created by Hala Achkar, a passionate entrepreneur who has dedicated her life  to food, restaurants and hospitality industries, her philosophy is reflected in Bonchou Mini Eclairs: Life is short, and a day without a little burst of joy is a day wasted. Eclairs are edible joy!  And, even better, they can be enjoyed guilt-free. At just 70 calories and 4g of sugar each, consumers can treat themselves to a Bonchou Mini Eclair every day - mid morning coffee break, dessert after lunch, mid afternoon pick me up, after dinner light sweet or late evening by the fire treat. The Bonchou motto: an eclair is no longer something just for special occasions or a splurge.


Bite-sized and low calorie doesn’t mean sacrificing taste though. Consumers still demand an authentic experience, which lines up with Bonchou Eclairerie’s commitment. These Mini Eclairs are made with real French butter, hormone-free milk, cage-free eggs, cane sugar and rich 72% Belgian bittersweet chocolate.


According to a recent Forbes article, the past obsession with macarons, cupcakes and Whoopie pies has been replaced by a uptick in consumer demand for eclairs. Enjoying at  resurgence at the chic patisseries in Paris, the trend to eclairs has made its way across the pond.


“Éclair is the French word for ‘lightning’,” explains Achkar. “The way I see it, it’s a little burst of pleasure that breaks up the monotony of routine. Bonchou is here to spread Lightning Moments; and make sure everyday contains a little bit of pleasure.”


Bonchou Eclairerie Mini Eclairs are available in three flavors: Chocolate, Coffee and Salted Caramel. The company is also introducing two new flavors: peanut butter and coconut. The recipe is authentic Parisian, in fact it belonged to Hala’s grandfather and has been passed down for U.S. consumers to enjoy real French eclairs. The Mini Eclair comes six to a box, ready to eat, fresh frozen with a 14 month shelf life, to preserve freshness and maintain form during shipping, and are easily thawed individually to be consumed as desired.


“I truly believe that even a little nibble of something delicious each day creates special moments,” adds Achkar. “We all need a little daily boost - and now it’s possible with our guilt free, all natural eclairs.”


The suggested retail price is $8.99, and the eclairs are available in select grocery and natural foods stores as well as on


For more information, visit or call 917/963-3605.




Chicest Foods, Inc., is a Manhattan-based company that launched Bonchou Eclairerie in the U.S. in 2017. Culinary entrepreneur Hala Achkar has a vision to not only bring authentic French eclairs to U.S. consumers, but to help dispel the myth that eclairs must be high fat and calorie and only for special occasions. In addition, her passion is around creating desserts that delight, inspire and create “lightning moments” in the everyday lives of consumers.


Media Contact:

Jennifer Passaretti

(212) 402-3492

Bono Presents New Line of Premium Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Marmalades from Sicily at Expo West

Booth N137 North Hall

FAIRFIELD, N.J. - February 28, 2018 – Bono, the largest producer of extra virgin olive oil in Sicily, is presenting its new line of organic olive oils and marmalades at Natural Products Expo West at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., from March 8 – 10.

Bono’s products include multi award-winning Sicilian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Sicilian Val Di Mazara Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Both oils boast Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) and Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) certifications, which are a guarantee of authenticity from the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forest Policies.

The company is the U.S. arm of a family-owned business established in 1934. The organic citrus marmalade flavors include blood orange, orange, and lemon. They are made with fresh fruit cultivated in eastern Sicily, and are low in sugar. Bono also offers a line of Sicilian olives, and other extra virgin olive oils.

“Our premium organic products bring the authentic tastes of Sicily to the U.S.,” said, Salvatore Russo-Tiesi, general manager of Bono USA. “We look forward to introducing Bono’s award-winning line of products to discerning consumers in new markets.”

Bono’s products are available in numerous retailers across the U.S. including at the high-end grocers Wegmans, Rouses Supermarkets, Gelson’s Markets, Balducci’s and Kings Food Markets.

Natural Products Expo West is a leading natural, organic and healthy products event. For more information, visit

About Bono

Established in 1934, Bono is the largest producer of authentic extra virgin olive oil in Sicily. The family-owned company is based in Sciacca, Sicily, in the Val Di Mazara region. The region is coveted for its terroir, considered one of the best in the world for the production of high-quality extra virgin olive oil. The company’s U.S. division is in Fairfield, N.J.

Bono’s award-winning line includes: 100% Italian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Special Reserve, winner of  a Gold Award at the 2016 New York International Olive Oil Competition (NYIOOC); PDO Certified Extra Virgin Olive Oil Val Di Mazara-Sicily, a Gold Award winner at the 2016 NYIOOC; PDO Certified Extra Virgin Olive Oil Val Di Mazara-Sicily (Organic); PGI Certified Extra Virgin Olive Oil Sicily; 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil; and 100% Italian Unfiltered Extra Virgin Olive Oil, among others.

Bono’s PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) and PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) extra virgin olive oils are given unique serial numbers, which are traceable to the farms and olives.

Bono also produces Sicilian blood orange, orange and lemon marmalades, made with fresh, organic fruit, as well as Nocellara Del Belice olives, which are cultivated exclusively in their native environment in Castelvetrano, Sicily. 

Please note: Salvatore Russo-Tiesi, Bono’s general manager, is an expert on olive oil and available to speak about issues of authenticity, traceability, and government certification.

Booth activities: Please stop by Booth N137 - North Hall, to sample Bono’s products and meet Mr. Russo-Tiesi.

Images are available on request.


Boulder Brands Announces New Gluten-Free and Plant-Based Food Products at ExpoWest

Delicious new offerings from Gardein, Udi’s, Evol, Glutino and Earth Balance will be available for sampling at booth #1437 at the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, March 9-11, 2018.

BOULDER, Colo., February 23, 2018 – Boulder Brands is excited to offer delicious new products from Gardein, Udi’s, Evol, Glutino and Earth Balance at this year’s Natural Products Expo West.

Located at Booth #1437, Boulder Brands will be offering samples of their newest products such as:

  • Gardein’s chef-created recipes are personally crafted to deliver the best taste, quality and texture – and their newest addition is no different. Introducing Skillet Meals, a tasty meat-free combination of plant-based proteins with a variety of crisp vegetables, grains and pastas in flavorful sauces that can be prepared in just minutes.
  • Udi’s Gluten Free wants you to try their best bread ever. On shelves now, Udi’s Delicious Bread improves on their original bread recipe with fantastic taste, larger slices and satisfying texture. It’s so good you won’t believe it’s gluten free.
  • EVOL’s philosophy is simple: love what you eat! First, EVOL brings new Breakfast Bowls, a convenient and delicious way to start your day. Also, a new line of Modern Nutrition Bowls, packed with the ingredients you need to fit your lifestyle (varieties include Warrior, Balance, Boost, and Vitalize).  Try these new favorites right out of your freezer.
  • Glutino helps consumers embrace and enjoy their gluten-free lifestyle without having to make sacrifices. New Pretzel Snack Packs offer a single-serve alternative to their beloved crispy pretzels, delivering that same tempting snap in an easy, portable package.
  • Earth Balance makes vegan alternatives that taste even better than the original. Their new Trail Mix Nut Butters and Premium Spreads add more flair to the product line and offer plant-made options for vegan diets.

Join Boulder Brands at Expo West! Visitors are invited to booth #1437 to sample an array of delicious gluten free, vegan/plant-based, and convenient frozen meals made with simple and pure ingredients.

About Boulder Brands

Boulder Brands USA, Inc., a division of Pinnacle Foods, Inc.,  is committed to offering food solutions that give consumers opportunities to improve their lives - one product at a time. The company's health and wellness platform consists of brands that target specific lifestyle needs: the Glutino® and Udi's Gluten Free® brands for gluten-free diets; the Earth Balance® and Gardein® brand for plant-based diets; and EVOL® foods for consumers seeking simple and pure ingredients. 

Organic soup brand puts a better-for-you spin on America’s favorite soup

BOULDER, Colo. (Mar. 5, 2018) – Boulder Organic Foods introduces a fresh take on a comfort food classic with its new certified organic and gluten-free Chicken Noodle Soup, featuring hearty corkscrew noodles in an easy heat-and-eat soup.

The new soup allows millions of celiac and gluten-sensitive eaters to eat the nation’s favorite soup again and has been recognized as a Nexty Award finalist in the Best New Special Diet Food category. “We’re thrilled to see Boulder Organic’s new launch that contains corkscrew noodles made with rice flour and quinoa flour,” says New Hope Network. “A medley of healthful veggies including celery, onion, mushrooms, peas and turmeric adds immunity-supporting qualities and just-like-Grandma-made flavor.” Like all Boulder Organic soups, new Chicken Noodle Soup (MSRP $3.99-$6.99, available in 16- and 24-ounce tubs) is shipped refrigerated to grocery stores so customers can enjoy fresh-from-the-kitchen soup without the preservatives or artificial ingredients found in shelf-stable varieties.

“Our mission at Boulder Organic is to make soup better, using real food to create real change by the spoonful. We have been perfecting this recipe for some time to have a substantial and truly satisfying noodle that most gluten-free eaters have dearly missed,” said Boulder Organic Foods CEO Greg Powers. “Our new Chicken Noodle Soup offers a convenient way for people to enjoy one of America’s favorite soup varieties with fresh, wholesome ingredients that a growing number of health-conscious and gluten-free consumers demand.”

Boulder Organic Chicken Noodle Soup is currently available to retailers nationwide. Select Safeway and Whole Foods Market stores launched the product this winter.  It joins a soup lineup that includes varieties for all types of diets, including vegan, vegetarian and dairy-free.

About Boulder Organic Foods

Boulder Organic Foods was founded in 2006 by Kate Brown, who is on a mission to make soup better. Boulder Organic soups are made in small batches and are certified organic, certified gluten-free and are non-GMO. They are sold ready to heat-and-eat, fresh in the deli fridge at grocers nationwide. For more information, visit NPEW 2018 Booth #5268, go to, or connect on Facebook or @BoulderOrganic on Instagram and Twitter.



Jamie Stein

            303-530-0470 x110

San Francisco, CA (March 2018)

BrainGear invites Expo West attendees to stop by Booth 5783 in Hall E to sample BrainGear’s latest formula and experience peak brain performance all day long. Come by to meet the team and try BrainGear for yourself!

Developed by top neurologists, BrainGear’s 13 brain-powering nutrients provide focus, clarity and concentration shortly after consumption, while supporting cognitive function and brain health over time.

  • Fast-acting, ready-to-drink formula

  • 1,845 mg of 13 brain-powering nutrients

  • Full transparency of ingredients

  • All GRAS and natural ingredients

  • Great tasting and fast-acting

  • Only 3 grams of sugar = 1⁄6 of an apple

  • Natural caffeine content = 1⁄2 cup of green tea
  • Originated at Stanford University

  • Incremental NEW category = add-on sales
  • High level of repeat purchase

  • Shelf-stable 4.5oz bottle

Recent studies show 7 out of 10 adults experience stress or anxiety daily, and 6 out of 10 adults are very concerned with their overall brain health and preventing cognitive decline. BrainGear was developed to address these increasingly common concerns as a healthier brain means a better life.

BrainGear’s 4.5 oz ready-to-drink formula is convenient and fast-acting. Available in a delicious pineapple-mango flavor, it is packed with 1,845mg of 13 brain-powering vitamins and supplements in a combination that WORKS. BrainGear is not an energy drink and contains less caffeine than half a cup of green tea. BrainGear is available on, Amazon, Thrive Market and in select specialty stores in California and Arizona. BrainGear is sold in single units, 3-packs and 12-packs with a price point of $3.99 per bottle.

About BrainGear

BrainGear is the first patented, ready-to-drink brain performance formula backed by top neurologists from Stanford and UT Austin that provides peak brain performance today while supporting brain maintenance every day. Founded in 2015, the company’s mission is to help people everywhere improve their quality of life through better brain function and health. BrainGear’s 4.5 oz, fast-acting formula includes 13 brain-powering nutrients that work together to provide focus, clarity and concentration shortly after consumption, while supporting cognitive function and brain health over time. Committed to full transparency, BrainGear lists each of its ingredients and their exact quantities on its label. BrainGear is non-GMO, soy free, gluten free and only has 10 calories per serving. BrainGear is based in San Francisco, California.

Union Springs, AL (February 8, 2018) – Brittanie’s Thyme, the organic personal care brand, is attending Expo West this year with a mission in mind – educating guests about true clean beauty. Clean beauty has proven to be a hot trend this past year, but many things labeled as “clean” don’t necessarily meet the proper requirements to be truly clean. Guests who stop by the Brittanie’s Thyme booth #N1437, will have the opportunity to take short quizzes on their knowledge of clean personal care products, test the entire line of Brittanie’s Thyme products, attend short demos, and receive samples to try at home. Brittanie’s Thyme is a USDA certified organic company based in Union Springs, AL. Their mission is to broaden the consumer base for organic personal care by maintaining affordable prices while producing effective, luxury products using the highest quality ingredients available in the marketplace. The brand strives to make products that can be used by everyone, even those with very sensitive skin. Brittanie’s Thyme produces products that have minimal effect on the planet and they do not test on animals. No fillers, artificial preservatives, artificial fragrances or dyes are used. They produce small batches of each product to ensure freshness. Why? Because Your Skin Takes It All In (TM) For additional information on Brittanie’s Thyme please visit or booth #N1437. # # # EDITOR’S NOTE: For more information about Brittanie’s Thyme, and to arrange to speak with a company spokesperson, please contact Nancy Trent or Pamela Wadler at 212-966-0024 or

Bulldog Skincare for Men
by: Bulldog Skincare For Men (#2813)

Bulldog Skincare, is celebrating the launch of the ‘Bulldog Understands Men’ ad campaign as well as its expanding product line at Expo West 2018.  The show will be attended by Bulldog’s founder and key team members.  They will be showcasing new products from their Oil Control and Age Defense lines.  Bulldog has won many awards worldwide since its launch in 2007, including numerous Men’s Health Magazine Grooming Awards, USA.  Bulldog will be at Booth #2813, Hall C in the Health & Beauty Pavilion.


September 1, 2017

For more information, contact:

MaryAnn Ortiz-Lieb

Phone: 619-500-4915


PHOENIX, (September 1, 2017) – Your quest for cool baby gear has brought you here! Building upon the successful partnership with Nintendo®, Bumkins has expanded its product offerings to include products featuring characters and symbols from “The Legend of Zelda™.”

A loophole to the “no video games at the dinner table” rule, the collection features three bibs styled to look like the costume of Link, the game’s courageous hero. The award-winning SuperBib® is outfitted with a snap-off cape resembling Link’s shield. For little ones beginning the adventures of self-feeding, the Costume Sleeved Bib gives full-sleeve coverage with the added fun of looking like a Link costume. And for smaller diners, a silicone bib features a large pocket to catch spills and can be run through the dishwasher after meals.

Bumkins’ popular Grip Dish gets brought into the fantasy world as it takes on the iconic shape of the Triforce. Made from 100% food grade silicone, the dish has three sections that hold toddler-sized portions of 3.5 ounces each, and a smaller section that holds 1.5 ounces. A strong suction base keeps the dish from scooting around the table while little ones work on scooping food.

Ready to take on any journey, the set of three Reusable Snack Bags is perfect for packing snacks or travel gear. Made from Bumkins’ signature waterproof fabric, these eco-friendly alternatives to single-use plastic baggies come in small and large sizes. Soft but durable, these bags are up for many adventures.

Teething is dangerous to go alone! Take these! Not to leave out the youngest of future gamers, two new designs of Bumkins’ Silicone Teethers will be released. One design features an 8-bit version of Link while another is an 8-bit version of the Life Hearts.

Products will be available for purchase in national retailers, as well as on and in the US, beginning Fall 2017.

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. Products feature fun, colorful prints of Bumkins’ own design, along with those from licenses like Disney, DC Comics, Dr. Seuss, and Nintendo. The company has recently branched out to produce silicone teething products, along with a selection of dishware to further solidify its stronghold in the feeding industry.


Burroughs Family Farms is returning to its food roots!
by: Burroughs Family Farms (#9107)

Anaheim, CA – Burroughs Family Farms will be sharing their newest product: delicious vat pasteurized,

non-homogenized organic milk at Natural Products Expo West, March 9-11th, 2018 at booth #9107 (Main building, 3rd floor, room 304).

Like the rest of their nutrient dense products - pastured eggs, olive oil, Grass to Gold™ cheese, almonds and almond butter – their new cream-top whole milk is the newest offering from Burroughs Family Farms!

Their farming family tradition started in 1896 with Walnut Grove Creamery, and now they’re returning to their roots and excited to share their own brand of flavorful and rich milk with you once again!

The milk is from their herd of pasture-raised cows and it is certified organic, non-GMO, kosher, available in quarts, half gallons, and gallons! It’s old-fashioned cream-top milk they would like to share with the Natural and Organic Food community!

Burroughs’ staff and family members will be sampling all of their products at Expo West this year.

Burroughs Family Farms is located in Denair, California.

Please contact or call (209) 672-0002 for more information!

The Healthiest Pizza in America
by: Cali'flour Foods (#8320)

CHICO, Calif., February 26, 2018 ( - â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹Named one of the “Top 5 Coolest New Finds of 2017,” Cali’flour Foods has created a gluten-free cauliflower pizza crust that not only tastes great, but that’s healthy too. In fact, it is the healthiest pizza in America. Made with four simple ingredients, Cali’flour Foods’ cauliflower pizza crust is lower in carbs and calories and higher in protein than three leading brands of cauliflower crust. Cali’flour Foods’ hand-crafted, artisan style flatbread is locally sourced cauliflower and spices, and it is ideal for those looking for low carb and vegan food options. It’s also a great way to get kids to eat their vegetables.

In the U.S., the pizza industry is a $45 billion business, and the diet industry is an $80 billion business. Also, 350 slices of pizza are eaten every second. It’s no wonder the #1 “cheat meal” of diets across America is pizza. It’s also no coincidence that, when it comes to pizza crust alternatives, there is no shortage of options. Consumers can find gluten-free crusts, crusts with vegetables, and even low-carb pizza crusts, but finding one that tastes good too can be a challenge. Enter Cali’flour Foods cauliflower pizza crust, the healthiest pizza crust in America, based on nutritional facts.

It has become trendy to eat healthy, creating a side-effect issue. People want to be educated on how to choose the right foods to meet their individual dietary needs and preferences. With a demand for healthier food choices, more and more products are entering the market, but so-called healthy foods aren’t always nutritiously balanced or flavorful. People want to eat healthfully without feeling deprived. They crave good tasting, healthy alternatives. Cali’flour Foods cauliflower pizza crusts are an exception to the rule. They look good, taste good and are good for you.

In full transparency, Cali’flour Foods created this chart to show how their product stacks up against the competition. Every day, people share on social media that they bought a cauliflower pizza crust to incorporate in their low-carb diet...but it wasn’t a low-carb product they were sharing.

Consumers don’t always read nutrition labels, and some assume that because one crust is low in carbohydrates, then all cauliflower crusts must be too. As seen from the chart, this is not the case. By educating healthy eaters on these differentiating factors, they will become more cognizant of all nutritional labels and understand that, just because a product may seem healthier, doesn’t mean it fits into their specific dietary desires or needs.

When it comes to pizza crusts, it’s not easy to find an option that can meet each of the following:

  • Low Carb
  • Low-Calorie
  • High protein
  • Minimal Ingredients

It’s even harder to find a pizza crust that addresses these needs of

  • People with Diabetes
  • Those who suffer from autoimmune diseases
  • People with a gluten intolerance (celiac or otherwise)
  • People who want to be able to pronounce the ingredient list in their food
  • Those looking for a plant-based (vegan) crust

With Cali’flour Foods, consumer can meet all of these needs with a great-tasting cauliflower pizza crust. Ask any one of their half a million followers or customers. Cali’flour Foods cauliflower pizza crusts are the highest reviewed crust on the market, and that speaks volumes for their popularity. So, are Cali’​flour Foods crusts the healthiest pizza crust in America? Some would dare to say they may just be the healthiest in the world.

Consumers can find these low-carb cauliflower crusts in select retailers and online at It’s time to take back pizza night – without the pizza hangover.

Media Contact: Rachel O’Rourke

Professional Strength Products Now Available To Retailers!
by: Canada Rna Biochemical Inc. (#4487)

We have been offering research-based niche products to health care practitioners for over 15 years. Now for the first time, we are making them available to retailers. Our best known product is Boluoke (lumbrokinase), the most potent and best researched fibrinolytic enzymes on the market hands-down. It has been used clinically for over 25 years with an excellent safety and efficacy profile. Come talk to us about the concept of "hypercoagulation", how it is associated many chronic conditions, and why correcting it is essential for leading long and healthy life. Be the first to offer your clients products that are both clinically effective and backed by research.

Introducing Catalina Catalyst
by: Catalina Marketing, Inc. (#N127)

Click here to learn more about Catalina Catalyst – a Consultative Partnership designed to accelerate growth for emerging brands.

New, Proprietary HUBTM Offers Clients Anytime Access to Unrivaled Consumer Purchase Analytics & Insights

St. Petersburg, Fla. (March 7, 2018) – Inspired by massive shifts in the data and digital-driven market for emerging consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands -- where every penny and every shopper matters -- Catalina today announced the launch of Catalina Catalyst, an integral part of its Marketing as a Service (MaaS) model. In today’s hyper-competitive marketplace, Catalina’s new consultative approach to its fast-growing Emerging Brands business is helping drive sales for brands currently generating $1 billion or less in annual revenue.

Specifically, Catalina Catalyst offers Emerging Brands:

  • A proprietary suite of online, in-store and mobile marketing and promotion platforms to drive sales results that deliver impressive Returns on Advertising Spending (ROAS) and Returns on Investment (ROI) at the greatest possible scale with the most granular and accurate audiences.
  • Unprecedented, direct access to the HUBTM — Catalina’s new, proprietary, always-on insights and analytics portal that helps identify purchase-based, behavioral insights that can directly create real shopper moments.
  • Access to a massive media network that can influence a shopper online, on mobile, and in store with highly efficient, precision-targeted, behavior-changing messaging that delivers over $6.7 billion of value to shoppers annually.
  • End-to-end, strategic marketing support via cross-functional and fully integrated teams comprised of senior specialists in data science, sales, marketing and the emerging market previously unavailable to smaller brands.
  • A highly precise analysis of the ROI and/or ROAS for working and non-working media expenditures.

“Every penny – and every shopper – matters to Emerging Brands. Catalina Catalyst offers these brands an unrivaled consultative service to accelerate brand growth via real-time insights, analytics, and the ability to optimize shopper campaigns and communications in the moment – on mobile, online, or in-store – to stay ahead of the market,” said Gregory Mann, President of Catalina Emerging Brands.

“We truly believe that Catalyst and the HUBTM together are gamechangers. This marks the first time we are giving our clients direct access to an unparalleled depth and breadth of previously inaccessible insights, which span two years of purchase data relating to 650 million shopper ID’s worldwide and 2 billion scanned Universal Product Codes. And, we can deliver all this in real time – which we believe stands head and shoulders above insights offered by other syndicated providers. It also creates a platform for interacting more intimately and frequently with our clients. By deepening these relationships, we can be even more agile in our market approach, and help them reach their growth goals even faster, whether online, on mobile, or in-store,” said Mann.

“This consultative sales performance model is already enabling us to provide even greater value to our Emerging Brands clients and engage with them across more aspects of their business,” added Mann. “More than ever, our clients are looking to us to build precise strategies to connect them with their most highly-valued shoppers, better understand their behavior and preferences, and drive measurable results. That is exactly what Catalyst was created to do.”

Catalina Catalyst is the lynchpin to Catalina’s new holistic Marketing as a Service (MaaS) model, which is now offering a clearly structured, tiered approach for Emerging Brands to pick and choose the services that are most important to them.

About Catalina

Catalina’s personalized digital media drives loyalty and measurable sales outcomes for the world’s leading CPG retailers and brands. The company has long had the richest real-time shopper behavior intelligence on the planet with a database dating back 35+ years of every UPC scanned in store. Catalina also has the broadest reach of any shopper-targeted media. Catalina is based in St. Petersburg, FL, with operations in the United States, Europe and Japan. To learn more, please visit or follow us on Twitter @Catalina.

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Press Contact: Wally Petersen | | 1-312-804-3475

Cece’s™ Veggie Noodle Co., an Austin, Texas-based food brand, will feature their new, hot-off-the chopper riced organic broccoli and riced organic cauliflower at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA, from March 8-10 (Booth #N2209).

Cece’s™ Veggie Noodle Co. riced vegetables are certified organic, responsibly sourced, and fresh-cut, never frozen. Using proprietary machinery and precise specifications to deliver the optimal rice-like experience, Cece’s™ riced vegetables deliver the best texture for even cooking and superior taste.

Riced broccoli and cauliflower are packed with Vitamin C and contain about 85% fewer carbs than traditional rice products. From paleo-friendly fried rice to a low-calorie version of your favorite jambalaya recipe, Cece’s™ riced vegetables can serve as the base of most any dish without sacrificing flavor or texture.

Cece’s™ organic riced vegetables offer a super quick cook time, going from pan to table in under eight minutes. Fitting ricely into virtually every eating plan under the sun, Cece’s™ has re-invented broccoli and cauliflower from oft-maligned veggie to the champion of the dinner table. It's not rice, but it's just as nice!

The Cece’s™ Veggie Noodle Co. crew will also be cooking up a variety of their award-winning organic vegetable spirals at Expo West. All conference attendees are encouraged to stop by Booth #N2209 to enjoy oodles of noodles and riced vegetables!

Cece’s™ Veggie Noodle Co. products are currently distributed in more than 2500 stores in 35 states, including Whole Foods Market, Target, Kroger, Meijer, Sprouts, Safeway and other regional retailers.


About Cece’s™ Veggie Noodle Co. At Cece’s™ Veggie Co., we believe in simple nutrition. Cece’s™ is your personal sous chef, prepping organic spiraled noodles, riced veggies and meal kits that are perfect for any diet. Enjoy Cece’s™ for breakfast, lunch or dinner, raw or sautéed as a pasta alternative, and in salads, soups and more! Going from pan to table in 8 minutes or less, it's never been so easy (and delicious!) to add a burst of nutrition to any meal. Less prep work. Less clean up. More veggies. More fun. Cece’s™ Veggie Co. Simple but twisted.

For more information and a variety of delicious recipes, visit Cece’s™ Veggie Noodle Co. is on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Los Angeles, CA (March 1, 2018) Cedarlane® Natural Foods, one of the country’s leading suppliers of clean, easy-to-prepare frozen and fresh foods, is excited to introduce a variety of new products at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA taking place March 8 – 11. Expected to debut in grocery aisles later this year, the company’s new wholesome, convenient options – made from only the best clean ingredients – include:

Frozen Items

  • Nourishing Protein Power Bowls in five varieties, including 3 Layer Chicken Enchilada (gluten-free), Chicken Fajita (gluten-free), Chicken Shawarma, Chicken Souvlaki (gluten-free), and Falafel (vegetarian). Each bowl has between 11 – 22g of protein.

Fresh Grab ‘n’ Go Items

  • Gluten-Free & Vegan Superfood Salads with Probiotics in three varieties, including Golden Beet, Kale & Swiss Chard; Sweet Potato, Quinoa & Kale; and Black Bean & Chickpea. The first of their kind in-market, each salad has added probiotics to support digestive and immune health.
  • Gluten-Free & Vegetarian Organic Salads in four varieties, including Couscous, Veggies, & Chickpeas with Citrus Dressing; Edamame, Black Bean, & Kale with Spicy Citrus Dressing; Four Bean & Swiss Chard with Vinaigrette Dressing; and Red Beets, Red Onion, & Fennel with Vinaigrette Dressing.
  • Satisfying Wraps in three varieties, including Ham, Egg, Roasted Potatoes & Cheddar; Teriyaki Chicken; and Chicken Hummus Vegetable. All chicken used is antibiotic free.
  • Hearty Burritos in three varieties, including Bean, Rice & Cheese; Chicken Fajita; and Chicken, Bean & Cheese. All chicken used is antibiotic free.
  • Single-serve Tamales in two varieties, including Beef & Sweet Potato and Chicken & Cheese. All chicken used is antibiotic free.

In addition to being made with the best, wholesome ingredients, each of Cedarlane’s fresh grab ‘n’ go items are prepared via High Pressure Processing (HPP), an innovative new natural, cold pasteurization technique by which products, already sealed in their final packaging, are introduced to a high level of pressure transmitted by cold water. Delivering enormous food preservation advantages, the result means safe, longer-lasting perishable items that contain absolutely no preservatives or chemicals. 

“For the past three decades, we’ve been proud to be a go-to brand for consumers looking for easy, convenient food options for any time of day that don’t compromise nutrition or flavor,” said CEO Robert Atallah, who founded Cedarlane in 1981. “We’re thrilled to continue providing families and individuals with a diverse new variety of delicious, clean options you can prepare in just minutes.”

Attendees of Expo West are invited to booth #1677 to see Cedarlane’s products. For interviews with Mr. Atallah, please email the contacts listed at the bottom of this press release. To learn more about Cedarlane Natural Foods, please visit


Founded in 1981 by Robert Atallah, Cedarlane® Natural Foods began as a one-man business and was among the first companies to introduce healthy and organic products to the frozen foods sector. More than 37 years and 700 employees later, the Southern California-based pioneer is now a proud leader in both the frozen and fresh food categories, offering award-winning healthy and organic options to consumers nationwide. The company’s wide variety of flavorful and convenient entrées and grab ‘n’ go appetizers, salads, wraps, dips and more can be found in grocers, delis, airlines, and food service programs. To learn more about Cedarlane, visit and follow along on Instagram.

For more information regarding Cedarlane® Natural Foods, please contact

Amy McCullaugh or Nastassia Johnson: /