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New Pickled Pink items Released for Distribution!
by: Pickled Pink Foods, LLC (#N1106)

You have been asking for them…and while it took some time to get them to our perfectly pickled standards…we are thrilled to introduce our NEW Honey Cinnamon Beets and NEW Garlic Dill Pickles!

Our NEW Honey Cinnamon Beets

Did you know that beets are low in calories, high in vitamins and minerals, and contain a high concentration of nitrates, which can have a blood-pressure lowering effect?  Not only are beets colorful and full of flavor, but they are rich in antioxidants, folic acid, potassium, and fiber.

While beets are absolutely delicious in its natural form, we decided to take them to a whole other level.  Our NEW Honey Cinnamon Beets are pickled crisp with the added sweet, tangy flavor of honey and the spiciness of cinnamon.  Oh my!

We love adding them to salads or pairing them with the nutty flavor of goat cheese and a chilled bottle of white!  We’ve also been known to just snack on them straight from the jar.

Our NEW Garlic Dill Pickles

The most popular request we have received, from fans of our pickled products, has been to add a dill pickle to our line. There are many dill pickles on the market but we just wouldn’t settle until we were sure that ours was unique in taste and up to the high standards set by our other products. So, we made our pickles amazingly crisp with fresh dill and then added the bold taste of garlic. And, our NEW Garlic Dill Pickles were born!

Our NEW Garlic Dill Pickles stand up to the heartiest of burgers and sandwiches. Put them on a Pastrami and Rye (see our recipe here) or add them to a salami & cheddar sandwich with hearty mustard.

Looking for a healthy and delicious addition to your meals…well look no further than Pickled Pink’s NEW Honey Cinnamon Beets & NEW Garlic Dill Pickles.

NEWTON, WI March 12, 2020 – Pine River Pre-Pack earned five awards at the World Championship Cheese Contest held in Madison, Wisconsin last week, including the top spots in the Cold Pack Cheese Food and Cold Pack Cheese Spread classes.

Jalapeno, a golden cheddar cheese spiced with lively jalapeno and bell peppers took Bestin-Class in the Cold Pack Cheese Food class, while Pepper Jack, a spicy, delicate, and buttery spread took the top honor in the Cold Pack Cheese Spread category. This is the third Best-in-Class award for Pepper Jack who took the title at the last World competition in 2018 and at the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest in 2019 and 2017. This is the first Best-in-Class award for Jalapeno.

Aged Asiago, a sharp nutty Italian-inspired spread with a sweet finish, took second place for the second consecutive year in the Cold Pack Cheese Food class and Spicy Beer won second place for the Cold Pack Cheese Spread class.

Rounding out the top three spots for the Cold Pack Cheese Spread class was Black Creek Sharp Cheddar, a custom blend Pine River crafts under private label for Black Creek, a Saputo USA company.

“Winning two Best-in-Class awards at such a prestigious cheese contest really validates the hard work and dedication of our team,” said Phil Lindemann, CEO of Pine River PrePack. “It’s an honor to be recognized on an international level and we’ll continue to strive to use only the finest Wisconsin dairy ingredients to produce the best cheese spread in the world.”

This year 55 judges from around the world gathered to assess a record 3,667 entries from 26 countries. The World Championship Cheese Contest is the largest technical cheese and butter competition in the world.

To view the full list of winners, click here. To learn more about Pine River, or use our online store locator to find a retailer near you, visit www.pineriver.com.

About Pine River Pre-Pack

Pine River Pre-Pack has been crafting award-winning gourmet cheese spreads and confections for over fifty years. Our Cold Pack Cheese Food is available in the refrigerated deli and dairy cases of select grocery and gourmet food stores across the United States and sold nationally through school and civic group fundraisers, and corporate gift programs. For more information, visit pineriver.com.

NEWTON, WI April 23, 2019 - Pine River Pre-Pack earned top spots for the Cold Pack Cheese Food and Cold Pack Cheese Spread classes at the 2019 United States Championship Cheese Contest held in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Garlic & Herb took first in the Cold Pack Cheese Food class with a score of 99.7 out of 100 total points. “Garlic & Herb is a personal favorite of mine,” said Mary Lindemann, Marketing Director of Pine River Pre-Pack, Inc., Newton, Wisconsin. “The combination of creamy white Wisconsin Cheddar accented with garlic, parsley, oregano, and chives gives a fresh-tasting zing to your pasta or wrap.”

Aged Asiago was a close second in the Cold Pack Cheese Food Class with a score of 99.6. “We searched multiple cheese factories throughout the state to find the right aged Asiago for this spread,” noted Phil Lindemann, President and CEO of Pine River. “We needed a specific flavor profile that would blend well with the Wisconsin Cheddar to create a sharp nutty flavor with a sweet finish.”

Pepper Jack topped the Cold Pack Cheese Spread class with a score of 99.25. “The ingredients in Cold Pack Cheese are blended without the use of heat,” said Pine River’s General Manager, Ian Behm. “This specialized blending technique allows us to maintain the delicate, spicy Pepper Jack flavor, while transforming it into a convenient spread to be enjoyed on pretzels, tacos, or a sandwich.” Pepper Jack also took first place at the 2018 World Championship Cheese Contest.

This year the United States Championship Cheese Contest, hosted by the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, had a record-setting 2,555 entries from 35 states. The highly competitive biennial contest is the largest technical evaluation of cheese, butter and yogurt in the country. Over the course of two days, judges evaluate entries across 116 classes on flavor, body and texture, salt, color, finish, and packaging. Awards were presented at a ceremony held on April 18 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI. U.S.

About Pine River Pre-Pack

Pine River Pre-Pack has been crafting award-winning gourmet cheese spreads and confections for over fifty years. Our Cold Pack Cheese Food is available in the refrigerated dairy case of select grocery and gourmet food stores across the United States and sold nationally through school and civic group fundraisers, and corporate gift programs. For more information, visit pineriver.com.

Nate’s Meatless Leans on Consumer Favorites in Launching

Its Newest Plant-Based Innovation

Nate’s Meatless Introduces New Swedish Meatballs to Its Non-GMO Plant-Based Lineup

 

San Mateo, CA (February 21, 2020) – Nate’s Meatless of ADF Foods, an innovator in the plant-based category, has introduced its newest product to consumers seeking meatless options with which to supplement their diets. This year, the brand’s Swedish Meatballs will come to stores wherever Nate’s is sold nationwide, at an SRP of $4.49 for each 10.5 oz. package. Understanding that shoppers have become more interested in experiencing a meatless lifestyle, or have expressed their interest in lowering their meat intake, Nate’s now brings the familiarity of the Swedish meatball to its lineup of plant-based alternatives.

 

“Our new Swedish Meatballs are nothing short of delicious, and they cater to the growing plant-based consumer crowd,” shares Mike Ryan, Vice President of Sales USA. “Furthermore, they pack nutrition we know shoppers are looking for and perform well in recipes, all while being extremely convenient.”

 

Nate’s newest offering delivers a meatless alternative to traditional Swedish meatballs, with no cholesterol, seven grams of protein and only six grams of fat. In catering to shoppers who have begun to transition to diets completely – or partially – free from meat, Nate’s plant-based meatballs deliver a product that is comparable to its meat-based counterpart. In texture, flavor and overall experience, the Swedish Meatballs meet consumer demand for ingredients that don’t compromise on exactly what they’re looking for.

 

About ADF Foods

ADF Foods was born of the idea that delectable food comes from artfully crafted recipes and specially selected ingredients. It is with this thought in mind that we embarked on a culinary journey to chronicle a world of authentic foods. At the conception of ADF in 1932, we began as a small retail store by the name of American Dry Fruits. Today, ADF houses an array of traditional ethnic Indian, spicy Mexican and exotic Mediterranean foods, including brands like PJ’s Organics, Nate’s and Nate’s Indian Bistro.

 

https://www.adf-foods.com

New plant-based protein brand OZO™, powered by start-up Colorado business Planterra Foods, is making its debut at grocery stores nationwide beginning in April, providing consumers with a clean protein option that delivers exceptional taste and nutrition. Where superior taste meets convenience, OZO™ is raising the bar on plant-based protein offerings for today’s consumer who doesn’t want to compromise flavor to eat well. The new line of plant-based products will officially launch with Burgers, Ground, Mexican-Seasoned Ground and Italian-Style Meatballs, and foodservice and club packs are also planned for 2020. The four OZO™ protein offerings are non-GMO, do not contain soy, and feature transparent, straightforward and no artificial ingredients. Powered by an exclusive proprietary blend of pea and rice protein fermented by shiitake mushrooms, all of the new OZO™ products are an excellent source of protein (with up to 22 grams per serving) and contain no cholesterol and less calories, fat and saturated fat than 80% lean ground beef, as well as leading plant-based protein brands currently in the market. Planterra Foods was planning to introduce OZO™ at Natural Foods Expo West in Anaheim, Calif. March 3-7, but decided to pull out of the trade show last minute due to the growing concerns around the potential spread of COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus. “We can’t wait for people to try - and fall for - OZO™ this spring. We know the flavor and quality of our OZO™ products will change the current plant-based food landscape, making them a staple in consumers’ homes as a new go-to source of protein, regardless of whether meat is consumed as a regular part of one’s diet or not,” said Darcey Macken, CEO of Planterra Foods. “It’s all about people who want to eat something that’s flavorful and also good for you and the planet. Our goal is to grow flexitarian consumption through offering a positive protein solution for everyone. Eating delicious food is one of the greatest joys in life, and Planterra is delivering protein choices that are OZO™ good.” OZO’s™ fermentation process used in developing its recipes makes the delicious plant protein easily digestible for the body. OZO™ features a high-quality pea protein that is a great source of iron, and has been known to aid in muscle growth, weight loss and heart health. The Planterra team is also passionate about making a positive impact on the planet and environment, the OZO™ product line uses recyclable trays and cartons to store products, and plant-based ink on all of its packaging. The OZO™ product line will range in retail price from $5.99 to $7.99. Kicking off this spring, the OZO™ team is hitting the road on an expansive coast-to-coast sampling tour through December, with stops in multiple cities, giving up to 750,000 consumers a taste of their mouthwatering plant-based protein offerings. “With just one bite, we’re confident that OZO™ will set a new standard of excellence,” said Macken. “We recognize there are other protein offerings out there, which is why we’re adamant on having strong points of difference in our products. This category needs better tasting food from real ingredients that appeals to the whole family, and we’re confident that OZO™ products deliver. These four products are just the beginning of many tasteful offerings that Planterra Foods plans to introduce. Consumers can anticipate finding additional plant-based innovation on shelves by the end of this year.” For additional information, visit www.PlanterraFoods.com and www.OZOFoods.com, and join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and LinkedIn. Interested distributors, operators and retailers can connect with Planterra Foods by calling 1-877-5PLANTS.

Boulder County, Colo. (March 2020) – New plant-based protein brand OZO™, powered by start-up Colorado business Planterra Foods, is making its debut at Natural Foods Expo West in Anaheim, Calif. March 3-7. Planterra Foods will give attendees a savory sneak peak of OZO™ and what’s to come as they provide consumers with a clean protein option that delivers exceptional taste and nutrition. Where superior taste meets convenience, OZO™ is raising the bar on plant-based protein offerings for today’s consumer who doesn’t want to compromise flavor to eat well.

The new line of plant-based products will officially launch with Burgers, Ground, Mexican-Seasoned Ground and Italian-Style Meatballs in grocery stores across the United States beginning in April, and foodservice and club packs are also planned for 2020. The four OZO™ protein offerings are non-GMO, do not contain soy, and feature transparent, straightforward and all natural ingredients. Powered by an exclusive proprietary blend of pea and rice protein fermented by shiitake mushrooms, all of the new OZO™ products are an excellent source of protein (with up to 22 grams per serving) and contain no cholesterol and less calories, fat and saturated fat than 80% lean ground beef, as well as leading plant-based protein brands currently in the market.

“We can’t wait for people to try - and fall for - OZO™ this spring. We know the flavor and quality of our OZO™ products will change the current plant-based food landscape, making them a staple in consumers’ homes as a new go-to source of protein, regardless of whether meat is consumed as a regular part of one’s diet or not,” said Darcey Macken, CEO of Planterra Foods. “It’s all about people who want to eat something that’s flavorful and also good for you and the planet. Our goal is to grow flexitarian consumption through offering a positive protein solution for everyone. Eating delicious food is one of the greatest joys in life, and Planterra is delivering protein choices that are OZO™ good.”

OZO’s™ fermentation process used in developing its recipes makes the delicious plant protein easily digestible for the body. OZO™ features a high-quality pea protein that is a great source of iron, which can aid in muscle growth, weight loss and heart health. The Planterra team is also passionate about making a positive impact on the planet and environment with pea protein which requires less water and energy sources. In addition, the OZO™ product line uses recyclable trays and cartons to store products, and plant-based ink on all of its packaging.

The OZO™ product line will range in retail price from $5.99 to $7.99. Kicking off at Expo West in March, the OZO™ team is hitting the road on an expansive coast-to-coast sampling tour through December, with stops in multiple cities, giving up to 750,000 consumers a taste of their mouthwatering plant-based protein offerings. “With just one bite, we’re confident that OZO™ will set a new standard of excellence,” said Macken. “We recognize there are other protein offerings out there, which is why we’re adamant on having strong points of difference in our products. This category needs better tasting food from real ingredients that appeals to the whole family, and we’re confident that OZO™ products deliver. These four products are just the beginning of many tasteful offerings that Planterra Foods plans to introduce. Consumers can anticipate finding additional plant-based innovation on shelves by the end of this year.”

For additional information, visit www.PlanterraFoods.com and www.OZOFoods.com, and join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and LinkedIn. Interested distributors, operators and retailers can connect with Planterra Foods by calling 1-877-5PLANTS.

FPA Announces 2020 Flexible Packaging Achievement Award Winners
by: Plastic Packaging Technologies, LLC (#8017)

https://plaspack.com/2020/03/17/2020-flexible-packaging-achievement-awar...

Bonita Springs, Florida: March 4, 2020 – The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) announced the winners of its 64th Annual Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition. The winning entries were recognized during the FPA Welcome Dinner & Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Ceremony held Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in conjunction with the 2020 FPA Annual Meeting (March 4-6) at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs, Florida.

This year, 73 packages were submitted in the competition, for a total of 206 entries (some packages were entered into multiple categories). Thirty packages were honored with 48 Achievement Awards in various categories.

The judges for this year’s competition included Min Degruson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Packaging, University of Wisconsin – Stout; Matt Reynolds, Editor, Packaging World; and Mike Richmond, Ph.D., Principal, PTIS, LLC.

Sustainability continues to be a focus, with several entries using bio-based and compostable materials. Richmond notes, “I’m excited about how the industry has really stepped up to the sustainability and circular economy challenges with enhanced barriers and recyclability, increasing the post-recycled content, and reusability.”

An increasing trend seen for this year’s competition is the number of entries that contain both matte and spot gloss aspects. “Packaging World has covered these awards for the past couple of years, and one thing that I’ve seen with more frequency, and now more than ever, is the matte background with a spot gloss to make something pop out whether it’s a message or branding that’s highlighted against a delicate background,” says Reynolds.

The transition of products previously packaged in rigid containers to flexible packaging was also seen as a growing trend. According to Degruson, “Several of the entries looked like rigid, traditional looking packages, but they were made of flexible packaging. That’s something that stands out to me because companies are addressing that consumers want to see the traditional rigid packaging or glass jar, but the packaging is made as a flexible packaging to reduce the material usage.”

Several of the entries also addressed consumer convenience, making it easier for the consumers to shop, transport, dispense from, and use flexible packaging.

Pocas: Healthy Foods from Around the World
by: Pocas International Corp. (#488)

*An interview with Kevin Shin, President/Chief Executive Officer, Pocas International.*

GN: Tell our readers about your company.

KS: Pocas International is an importer and manufacturer of natural foods and beverages. I founded Pocas in 2005. Now we are national-based and have seven distribution centers in Texas, Illinois, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, California and our headquarters in New Jersey.

GN: What would you say makes your company unique?

KS: As healthy food adventurers, we are passionate about delivering premium healthy beverages and specialty foods from all around the world to our customers. From aloe vera drink, moringa tea and turmeric powder to dragon fruit chips, we have led market trends with innovative and quality items. We supply the best healthy products to our valued customers with the lowest price possible.

GN: What are you doing this year that’s different from what you did last year?

KS: We have achieved big success in the traditional market. This year, we are making history in the online market. We have launched our favorite items in major e-commerce websites along with our own website, www.mypocas.com, and got remarkable results and feedback from our customers. We communicate more with customers and hold multiple online events that lead to boosting sales and traffic to the website.

GN: What was the most significant event or series of events affecting your company over the past year?

KS: Ten years ago, aloe vera was known as an emollient for sunburn, but was not much consumed as a juice drink. We imported and introduced aloe vera drinks to the American market for the first time. We have won statewide acclaim and are hailed as being a big success in the healthy beverage market. In addition, we are proud to introduce the very first vacuum dried dragon fruit chips to the market. Ever since it was introduced to the market in 2017, Pocasville Dragon Fruit Chips has been loved. We are partnering with major wholesale partners like Costco and Trader Joe’s to deliver this healthy snack to more customers.

GN: Are you introducing any new products? If so, what distinguishes this new product from others already on the market?

KS: We are debuting a Five-Flavor Omija Juice Drink at this year’s Summer Fancy Food show. The berry gives five different flavors: sweet, sour, salty, bitter and spicy so that your customers enjoy way beyond refreshing and feel the mysterious harmony in every sip. It is non-GMO and contains no preservatives and no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners.

GN: Why are your products or services the best value for your customers?

KS: Our products are known for their great quality and innovative aspects. They have won PRODEXPO Golden Award, America Masters of Taste, Beverage Innovation Award, Golden Europe Award, Sial Canada Innovation Competition, and also Monde Selection Gold Award and Superior Taste Award. We have seven different distribution centers to deliver our best products faster and safer. Throughout the year, we participate in over 70 trade shows, including national and vendor shows to support our customers and promote the products.

GN: How do potential new customers know that they can trust you with their business?

KS: As the company matures, we are achieving success by identifying and partnering with not only retail stores, but also national distributors and wholesalers, such as Walmart, Costco, Jetro, Save-A-Lot, Trader Joe’s, Amazon, etc. We pride ourselves on honesty and integrity to build long-term relationships with clients and distribution partners.

For more information, go to www.pocas.com or call 201.941.7900. Follow the company on Instagram and Facebook.

Looking for a low-fat, low-calorie superfood to add to your diet? Pocasville’s 100% natural Dried Dragon Fruit Chips may be the thing! Dragon fruit is an immune booster, digestion helper, potential cancer prevention, and keeps you looking beautiful. Please enjoy our wholesome snack!

As global buyers and experts proclaim that dragon fruit will be one of the top 10 food trends for 2019 (Business Wire, 2018) you must be aware of, dragon fruit has its grasp on the market. Market experts assure that dragon fruit chips would be one of the healthy and trendy products in the market. Likewise, dragon fruit has an excellent reputation among the big chains, as well as from individual customers.

POCAS added some crunch to this popular superfood. Pocasville's premium crunchy dragon fruit chips are 100 percent natural vacuum dried dragon fruit from Phan Thiet, Vietnam, which is considered the land of the dragon fruit. This delicious and nutritional snack is all natural, non-GMO verified, gluten-free and kosher. There is no cooking oil, no cholesterol, no preservatives, no trans fat and no added sugar, but it is still tasty! It is available with white and red flesh.

POCAS International Corp is passionate about delivering premium healthy beverages and specialty foods to its customers with only top-quality products. The mission of Pocas is to study global market trends of healthy foods and beverages on behalf of its customers and supply the best healthy products to its valued customers with the lowest price possible.

For more information, call 201. 941. 7900 or visit pocas.com. Follow the company on Instagram and Facebook.

Puzzle The Five Flavors! Five-flavor berry juice drink
by: Pocas International Corp. (#488)

Think out of the box. Why do you think one fruit taste only one flavor? Find five flavors in a berry with POCAS’s brand new item, FIVE!

POCAS International is debuting its five-flavor OMIJA juice drink at this year’s Natural Product Expo Easts. Omija, also known as Schisandra, means “Five flavor berry” in Korean. The berry gives you five different flavors: sweet, sour, salty, bitter and spicy. Besides its unique taste, it has long been used as a traditional medicine in East Asia for a variety of ailments. In addition, recent research and studies identify its health benefits as boosting the immune system, liver and kidney function.

FIVE is made in Mun Kyeong, South Korea where top quality Omija has been produced from hundred years age. The drink is non-GMO, with no preservatives, no artificial color, no artificial flavors and no artificial sweeteners. It is dairy free, gluten free, soy free, and vegan. Your customers can enjoy five different flavors: Pure Schisandra (Omija), Schisandra & Korean pear, Schisandra & Mango, Schisandra & Pineapple, and Schisandra & Watermelon. The berry’s complex flavor combination with natural fruits make a refreshingly delicious drink for your body.

Pocas International is passionate about delivering premium healthy beverages and specialty foods to its customers with only top-quality products. The mission of Pocas is to study global market trends of healthy foods and beverages on behalf of its customers and supply the best healthy products to its valued customers with the lowest price possible.

For more information, call 201. 941. 7900 or visit pocas.com. Follow the company on Instagram and Facebook.

Enjoy drinks that are way beyond refreshing and feel the mysterious harmony in every sip!

Pocas Ginger Brew Meets Superfoods
by: Pocas International Corp. (#488)

Google noted that consumers are highly interested in earthy flavors such as ginger and turmeric on the Google Beverage Trend report. Demand for ginger beverages is growing strongly at a 32 percent year-over-year growth rate. Likewise, modern consumers are looking for something healthy but refreshing for their beverage. As a result of this trend,  Pocas International Corp.  introduces all natural ginger brew.

Pocas International Corp is passionate about delivering premium healthy beverages and specialty foods to its customers with only top-quality products. The mission of Pocas is to study global market trends of healthy foods and beverages on behalf of its customers and supply the best healthy products to its valued customers with the lowest price possible.

Pocas Ginger Brew is created with an incredible collaboration with non-alcoholic ginger brew and five different superfoods. It is freshly brewed from triple filtered carbonated water. On top of that, Pocas Ginger Brews are healthy fusion-style ginger drinks with a variety of superfoods and natural fruit juices. It will give you an extra kick of flavor and is sure to impress you.

Each flavor is mixed with one fruit and one superfood to give you great taste and nutrition. You can enjoy five different flavors, which are original ginger, ginger + calamansi + mojito, ginger + mango + turmeric, ginger + pineapple + ginseng, and ginger + apple + moringa. It is caffeine free, non-GMO, kosher and does not contain any preservatives or high fructose corn syrup.

Enjoy sipping on Pocas Ginger Brew. It delivers true New England refreshment as you crack one open!

CHICAGO, IL. — Poppilu®, the original tart and tangy line of all-natural antioxidant lemonades, announces the launch of Poppilu® Bold & Tangy Lemonade™ kids’ pouches, giving kids an eye-catching and full-flavored new beverage option.  Poppilu will offer the first lemonade brand for kids and will start its distribution at 1,295 Walmart stores in April and online as well.

In keeping with the brand’s signature pink color from aronia berries, an emerging high antioxidant superfruit, organic Poppilu Bold & Tangy Lemonade pouches have among the lowest sugar of any kids’ juice at only 7g sugar per serving (66% less sugar than the leading juice brand), no added sugar and 100% daily value of Vitamin C.

“I created the pouch line to give kids a full-flavored, healthier juice option using my own experience as a mom to guide me.  My kids love lemonade, but I’m not interested in giving them powders, and they don’t want me to water-down the bottled stuff which often has a whopping 28g of added sugar,” said Poppilu Founder and CEO Melanie Kahn.  “I also wanted to make sure our lemonades could be accessible to all, and Walmart helps us achieve that.”

Poppilu kids’ pouches come in three bold lemonade flavors: Original Lemon, Blueberry and Peach and will retail for $3.48 for eight pouches at Walmart and $4.59 at other grocers.

Meanwhile, Poppilu’s Antioxidant Lemonade refrigerated bottles are also available at Walmart (in the Southeast) as well as grocers in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic.  The 12oz bottles contain 75% less sugar than leading lemonades, 150% daily value Vitamin C and antioxidants from aronia berries and come in three mouth-puckering flavors: Original, Blueberry Lavender and Passionfruit.

ABOUT POPPILU

Poppilu® gives consumers permission to love lemonade again with its deliciously tart and tangy line of antioxidant lemonades that are bold on citrus, not on sugar® and infused with aronia berries, an up-and-coming high antioxidant superfruit that gives Poppilu its curiously pink™ color.  Founded by food industry veteran-turned-momtrepreneur Melanie Kahn, Poppilu is a certified woman-owned business (WBENC) and is part of the Kraft Heinz Springboard incubator.  Find store locations at www.poppilu.com and follow Poppilu on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

For More Information: https://www.poppilu.com/

For immediate release

PRIMAL KITCHEN® BROADENS CONDIMENT AND SAUCE LINE

Introducing Seven New Flavor-Forward Condiments and Sauces

OXNARD, CA 3/2/2020 - From the makers of the #1 product in six categories in the natural grocery channel*, PRIMAL KITCHEN is proud to introduce seafood sauces and expansions in mayo, bbq and teriyaki categories at Expo West 2020.

“We’ve proven our leadership in condiments and sauces and now we’re broadening our footprint with seven new sauces this Spring,” says founder Mark Sisson. “With fun new products like No Soy Island Teriyaki, Organic Mango Jalapeno BBQ Sauce and Organic Hawaiian Style BBQ Sauce, we’re really upping our flavor game this year. We’re also introducing additional cleaned up classics like Tartar Sauce, Cocktail Sauce and a Special Sauce, while of course maintaining the same principles that apply to the rest of the line: no refined sugar, dairy, canola or soybean oil, and uncompromisingly great flavor.”

Consumers seeking more adventurous flavors can now enjoy meals with Whole30 Approved®, Keto Certified, and Certified Paleo condiments that bring diverse flavor to every bite with no gluten, grains, soy or canola oil, dairy or refined sugar. Here’s what to expect from each new PRIMAL KITCHEN Sauce: 

  • Pesto Mayo uses a unique pesto blend that’s made without nuts or dairy, and instead contains high-quality ingredients like avocado oil and organic cage-free eggs.
  • The PRIMAL KITCHEN Tartar Sauce is a huge upgrade that is made with avocado oil, unsweetened pickle relish, organic egg yolks, organic distilled vinegar, organic lemon juice and a pinch of spices and dill.
  • Unsweetened and Organic Cocktail Sauce made with USDA organic ingredients, unsweetened and spiced just right with organic horseradish to compliment seafood favorites.
  • From burgers to sweet potato fries, PRIMAL KITCHEN Special Sauce is made with Avocado Oil and high quality ingredients for a versatile spread or dip.
  • The No-Soy Island Teriyaki infuses a tropical taste into a classic marinade and sauce with organic ingredients like coconut aminos, ginger and pineapple juice.
  • Organic Mango Jalapeño BBQ Sauce and Hawaiian Style BBQ Sauces are filled with big flavor, high-quality ingredients and are USDA Organic.

New sauces range in price from $5.49 to $7.99 and will be available at retailers nationwide in Spring 2020. For more information visit primalkitchen.com.

### About Mark Sisson & PRIMAL KITCHEN® Mark Sisson, New York Times bestselling author, media personality, ex-endurance athlete (5th place USA Marathon Championship, 4th place Hawaii Ironman finish) founded the PRIMAL KITCHEN® brand in 2015. He has been educating the world on nutrition and the benefits of fat and protein for the last decade via his blog, MarksDailyApple.com. With the launch of the PRIMAL KITCHEN® brand, Mark Sisson delivers on his mission to create uncompromisingly delicious condiments, sauces, cooking oils, collagen peptides and pantry staples that are made with fats we love and clean ingredients, and contain no dairy, gluten, grain, refined sugar or soy. PRIMAL KITCHEN is the maker of the #1 condiment in natural grocery, the #1 salad dressing brand in natural grocery, and #1 product in six key condiment categories in natural grocery: mayo, salad dressing, BBQ sauce, steak sauce, ketchup and avocado oil*.  As Mark would say, Eat Like Your Life Depends on It, because it does. Learn more at https://www.primalkitchen.com/

*Source: SPINSScan, Natural Channel, $-Sales, SS Condiments & Dressing & Marinade and SS Oils & Vinegars, 52 Weeks Ending 12/29/2019

Contact Information:

Ana Goettsch                                                                                                                     Kelsey Spencer

PRIMAL KITCHEN®                                                                                                      The Narrative Group

ana@primalkitchen.com                                                                                                    kelsey.spencer@narrativemediagroup.com

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PRIMAL KITCHEN® BRINGS CATEGORY LEADERSHIP IN MAYONNAISE

TO A NEW LINE OF VEGAN MAYO MADE WITH AVOCADO OIL

Whole30 Approved®, Paleo- and Keto-Certified

Vegan Mayos Now Available in The Refrigerated Aisle

OXNARD, CA 4/13/2020 - From the makers of the number one condiment in natural grocery and the number one shelf stable mayo[1] comes the all new PRIMAL KITCHEN Vegan Mayo Dip & Spread made with Avocado Oil.

This Non-GMO Project Verified pantry staple is made without canola oil, soybean oil, gluten, grains, or sugar for a Certified Gluten-Free, Whole30 Approved® and Keto Friendly condiment. Made with Avocado Oil, the PRIMAL KITCHEN Vegan Mayo is a plant-based, egg-free mayo and comes in three irresistible flavors: Original, Rosemary Garlic, and Jalapeño Lime.

“Our Vegan Mayo uses potato protein, a functional ingredient, for emulsification. This unique differentiator makes our line paleo-friendly and Whole30 Approved, without using a legume based emulsifier like pea protein or chickpea water,” said founder Mark Sisson. “There really isn’t another vegan mayo out there that checks all the boxes and has a creamy, uncompromisingly delicious flavor.”

According to the FDA, eggs are a top 8 food allergen[2], which quickly eliminates many consumers from using mayos, dips and spreads. Now, plant-based consumers or those with an egg allergy can enjoy a vegan mayo with clean ingredients that is equally delicious as a spread or dip.

Suggested retail price for PRIMAL KITCHEN Vegan Mayo is $9.99 for 12 oz. It will be hitting refrigerated shelves at Natural Independent Grocers and Whole Foods Market® in April and additional retailers nationwide throughout 2020. For more information visit primalkitchen.com.

## About Mark Sisson & PRIMAL KITCHEN® Mark Sisson, New York Times bestselling author, media personality, ex-endurance athlete (5th place USA Marathon Championship, 4th place Hawaii Ironman finish) founded the PRIMAL KITCHEN® brand in 2015. He has been educating the world on nutrition and the benefits of fat and protein for the last decade via his blog, MarksDailyApple.com. With the launch of the PRIMAL KITCHEN® brand, Mark Sisson delivers on his mission to create uncompromisingly delicious condiments, sauces, cooking oils, collagen peptides and pantry staples that are made with fats we love and clean ingredients, and contain no dairy, gluten, grain, refined sugar or soy. PRIMAL KITCHEN is the maker of the #1 condiment in natural grocery, the #1 salad dressing brand in natural grocery, and #1 product in six key condiment categories in natural grocery: mayo, salad dressing, BBQ sauce, steak sauce, ketchup and avocado oil*.  As Mark would say, Eat Like Your Life Depends on It, because it does. Learn more at https://www.primalkitchen.com/

Contact Information:

Ana Goettsch                                                                 Kelsey Spencer

PRIMAL KITCHEN®                                                  The Narrative Group

ana@primalkitchen.com                                               kelsey.spencer@narrativemediagroup.com

 

[1] Source: SPINSScan, Natural Channel, $-Sales, SS Condiments & Dressing & Marinade and SS Oils & Vinegars, 52 Weeks Ending 12/29/2019

[2] https://www.fda.gov/food/food-allergens/frequently-asked-questions-about-food-allergies

PRIMAL KITCHEN® LAUNCHES FROZEN BOWLS & SKILLETS

Paleo-Friendly, Whole30 Approved® Meals Made with Grass-Fed Beef or Cage-Free Chicken and Vegetables

OXNARD, CA 2/28/2020 - Launching at retailers in Spring 2020, PRIMAL KITCHEN™ Bowls and Skillets bring a new level of premium, real-ingredient meals to the frozen aisle.

Meeting the strict PRIMAL KITCHEN nutritional standards, each entrée is made with real, high-quality ingredients like cage-free dark meat chicken or grass-fed, pasture-raised beef (raised without antibiotics or hormones) and a variety of vegetables. Each of the six new frozen items from PRIMAL KITCHEN is paleo-friendly, Certified Gluten-Free, Whole30 Approved® and made without, grains, soy, dairy, refined sugar, or artificial ingredients. “I frequently hear that finding an easy, flavorful, real-food meal solution is tough,” says Mark Sisson, founder of PRIMAL KITCHEN. “I’m confident that PRIMAL KITCHEN frozen bowls and skillets will be a great solution for busy families and health-minded individuals alike. No sacrificing flavor and no offensive ingredients allowed—just simple, real meals that are uncompromisingly delicious with every single bite.”

PRIMAL KITCHEN Bowls make single-serve simple with three delicious flavors that are inspired by homestyle recipes from the Primal community and are ready in minutes. Try the keto-friendly Chicken Pesto riced cauliflower bowl, hearty Beef and Mushroom bowl, or founder Mark Sisson’s favorite, kicky Chicken Panang Curry.

PRIMAL KITCHEN Skillets are multi-serve meals that take minutes to prepare on the stovetop. To sizzle into satisfaction with at least 18g of protein per serving, just add avocado oil, and choose from spicy Steak Fajitas, No-Soy Chicken Teriyaki, or Chicken Fried Riced Cauliflower.

PRIMAL KITCHEN is proud to partner with Sonoco on the innovative design of the frozen bowl packaging. Made from up-cycled sugar cane fiber, this best-in-class bowl is the first of its kind. Made entirely from sugar cane grown in the USA, these up-cycled bowls are made without PFA’s (per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances) and use an annually renewable resource of sugar cane byproduct, effectively ending the waste stream and creating a clean, sturdy, microwave-safe bowl. PRIMAL KITCHEN is in the process of submitting the bowls to become certified compostable and recyclable, to further help customers make delicious, satisfying meals in sustainable packaging.

Morgan Zanotti, co-founder of PRIMAL KITCHEN also shares, “From the beginning, PRIMAL KITCHEN has been disrupting traditionally ‘unhealthy categories’ with the introduction of Mayo made with Avocado Oil. Our new frozen line is another game changer that truly brings a new standard of quality to the frozen aisle.”

PRIMAL KITCHEN Frozen Bowl and Skillet Meals are currently available at select retailers and coming soon this spring and summer to Natural Grocers, HyVee, Publix, Whole Foods Market, Wegman's and more.  The suggested retail price is $12.99 for skillet meals and $7.99 for bowls. For more information visit  primalkitchen.com/frozen.

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About Mark Sisson & PRIMAL KITCHEN®

Mark Sisson, New York Times bestselling author, media personality, ex-endurance athlete (5th place USA Marathon Championship, 4th place Hawaii Ironman finish) founded the PRIMAL KITCHEN® brand in 2015. He has been educating the world on nutrition and the benefits of fat and protein for the last decade via his blog, MarksDailyApple.com.

With the launch of the PRIMAL KITCHEN® brand, Mark Sisson delivers on his mission to create uncompromisingly delicious condiments, sauces, cooking oils, collagen peptides and pantry staples that are made with fats we love and clean ingredients, and contain no dairy, gluten, grain, refined sugar or soy. PRIMAL KITCHEN is the maker of the #1 condiment in natural grocery, the #1 salad dressing brand in natural grocery, and #1 product in six key condiment categories in natural grocery: mayo, salad dressing, BBQ sauce, steak sauce, ketchup and avocado oil*.  As Mark would say, Eat Like Your Life Depends on It, because it does. Learn more at primalkitchen.com.

*Source: SPINSScan, Natural Channel, $-Sales, SS Condiments & Dressing & Marinade and SS Oils & Vinegars, 52 Weeks Ending 12/29/2019

Things can change quickly in the bakery world, but one trend that continues to grow in popularity—even considered mainstream by many—is veganism. That’s why Puratos USA is launching a full range of plant-based bakery ingredients; keeping pace with the growing demand from customers.

Figures from GlobalData show that the number of US consumers identifying as vegan grew by 600% between 2014 and 2017—and 2 out of 3 consumers are actively reducing their meat intake.*

Puratos’ 2019 Taste Tomorrow consumer study* shows that vegan food is increasingly seen as good for the environment and good for your health; with 20% of people buying vegan or vegetarian food on a weekly basis and 60% expecting to eat more plant-based products in the future. 36% believe vegan food has a positive impact on the environment and 60% see plant-based products as a solution to prevent or solve for food shortages.

Puratos US believes that following a plant-based diet shouldn’t mean compromising on great taste and texture. The Puratos US team has worked hard to innovate a plant-based range that delivers on taste, health and freshness, just as every other Puratos US product does.   

Variety is just as important as taste and texture—and Puratos US is always looking for ways to add exciting new products to its plant-based range. Recently, Puratos US launched 3 new plant-based mixes: 2 cake mixes (chocolate and plain) and a brownie mix. These great-tasting mixes are free from bleached flour, preservatives, artificial colors, artificial flavors and GMOs. The chocolate cake and brownie mix contain 100% sustainable cocoa from the Puratos Cacao-Trace program (for more info visit www.cacaotrace.com). In addition, Puratos US also launched a new vegan cake donut mix, further expanding the vegan-friendly product portfolio.

Puratos US also offers a range of other products suitable for those following a plant-based diet. The deliciously creamy non-dairy cream Ambiante can be used in recipes or as a complement to existing vegan cake and brownie mixes. The Puratop range of icings, fudges and buttercreams has been formulated to use 100% plant-based ingredients. Belcolade coatings and chips, made using real Belgian chocolate, all offer a rich chocolate aroma with none of the dairy.

Puratos’s recent Taste Tomorrow consumer study** indicates that fruit fillings are viewed by consumers as ‘power ingredients’ for both taste and health benefits. Puratos Topfil and Vivafil ready-to-use fruit fillings are not only leading the market in naturalness and fruit integrity but are also inherently plant-based. In addition to well-known flavors such as apple and cherry, unique varieties such as Apricot, Guava and Coastal Berries are available to meet consumer and seasonal trends.

Puratos US also offers Sunset Glaze, a plant-based egg-wash alternative, to enable customers to obtain a golden shin on their croissants, Danish and puff pastry products.

 

* US consumer study by Johns Hopkins Center for a Liveable Future - 2015

**Taste Tomorrow 2019, A Foodstep into the Future Taste Tomorrow is the world’s largest bakery, patisserie and chocolate consumer surveys commissioned by Puratos Corporation, an international baking, patisserie and chocolate ingredients manufacturer. The Taste Tomorrow study was conducted by Ipsos, one of the largest global market research agencies in the world.

February 4, 2020 marked the 100th birthday of bakery, patisserie and chocolate leader Puratos.

A milestone that is celebrated by its 9,500 employees in the 70 countries where the group is present. To honor its century-long commitment to innovation, Puratos will launch new innovation centers in three continents in 2020. To continue its international expansion and engagement with emerging markets, Puratos signed two new joint ventures in Kenya & Ethiopia in January. The group looks forward to the next 100 years with a strong commitment to customers and future generations, as well as a continued focus on innovation, health and well-being.

Commenting on this important milestone for the group, Puratos CEO Daniel Malcorps said: “Our centenary is an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to our vision and our values: a robust scientific approach, a constant quest for innovation, with health and well-being as a cornerstone and a deep-rooted belief in the valuable role that food plays in society.

Innovation is in Puratos’s DNA

For a century, Puratos has been committed to innovation. The family company, which started in a Belgian garage with the vision of simplifying the lives of bakers and confectioners, has become one of the world’s leading ingredients manufacturers. It is hard to imagine the bakery, chocolate and patisserie sectors today without Puratos innovations. From the launch of the first branded bread (Pura-Malté) to the discovery of the now legendary T-500, Puratos has been at the forefront of change. Today, Puratos invests 2.7% of its annual revenue in R&D and the group employs more than 1,000 scientists in 71 R&D centers and 88 innovation centers across the globe.

Complementing these efforts in 2020 will be the launch of three new innovation centers in Taiwan, Brazil and Mexico. 

In Europe, the existing Spanish innovation center will be fully refurbished with state-of-the-art facilities to provide customers with all the tools they need to boost their business.

Health and well-being have always been a top priority

Puratos has always been a trailblazer in health and well-being, even as early as the 1920s when the group launched its Pura-Malté bread. Pura-Malté was based on a mixture of toasted wheatgerm, malt and bran, and was revolutionary for its time. Today, this commitment remains as relevant as ever.

Taste Tomorrow, the world’s largest consumer survey in bakery, patisserie and chocolate, confirms that health is still one of the key criteria for consumers when buying baked goods. Puratos has worked endlessly with customers to improve the nutritional value of its products and launch clearer, ‘cleaner’ labels, as well as organic and plant-based ingredient alternatives. Health and well-being continue to be the priority in Puratos’ product development processes, and the company works constantly to produce products with the highest possible nutritional value without compromising taste or quality.

100 years of passion and expansion

As early as 1955, Puratos was setting its sights on international expansion when the group began exporting its products to neighboring countries. Global expansion exploded in the 1990s with a number of strategic acquisitions. Today, over 90% of the group’s revenue is generated outside Belgium, of which nearly one third is produced in emerging markets.

This year, Puratos will strengthen its position overseas, specifically on the African continent with the creation of two joint-ventures in Kenya and Ethiopia. This local presence in key countries will enable Puratos to strengthen relationships with customers, localize production and develop new products and concepts using local raw materials.

What about the next 100 years?

Sustainability: The Cacao-Trace Program

An example of Puratos’s commitment to sustainability is its game- changing approach to the responsible sourcing of cocoa. Unlike other cocoa sustainability programs, Puratos Cacao-Trace focuses on quality rather than quantity. Through Cacao-Trace, Puratos helps farmers deliver cocoa beans of superior quality, which in   turn earn them extra revenue. This Puratos unique added value strategy is resulting in tangible impacts on farmers’ living income. Thanks to this program and by increasing farmers’ living income, farming will remain an attractive activity for them to pass on to their children and build a promising future for the next century and beyond.

Community: bakery schools that bring hope to underprivileged youngsters

As a family company, Puratos believes it is important to make an impact in the world that goes beyond economic value and one way that we address this is through our Bakery School Foundation. When the company began operating in India, it was struck by the lack of educational opportunities for underprivileged youngsters. At the same time, Puratos noticed the challenge in finding qualified technical advisors, while its customers faced serious shortages of skilled bakers, pâtissiers and chocolatiers. In order to help those less fortunate and teach them the skills they needed to work in our industry, Puratos decided to open a bakery school and then later, established a foundation. Today, the Bakery School Foundation has already invested in bakery schools in India, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa. By 2030, the Bakery School Foundation aspires to continuously enable 1,000 young people from developing countries to live their passion in one of the Puratos bakery schools.

Puratos CEO Daniel Malcorps concluded: “We are already looking at the next 100 years in terms of innovation, sustainability and expansion. We have already achieved a 2B euros ($2.195B US) revenue and we aim to reach 5B euro ($5.47B US) by 2030. This will be possible thanks to having the right people at all levels of the company, from employees to board members.”

https://www.puratos.com/about-puratos/our-history

People around the world are striving to live more healthily so that they can enjoy the good things in life longer and in a better world. People have changed their lifestyle and the way they eat.

IT’S ONLY GETTING BETTER

We strive to innovate to offer healthier solutions every day. We continuously improve our product range, so that it is better and healthier, while maintaining great taste in great products. Nurturing consumers’ health & well-being has been part of the Puratos DNA since the company was founded 100 years ago.

Our products can help consumers achieve a healthier and more balanced diet. For decades, Puratos has worked tirelessly with customers to improve the nutritional value of their products and launch clearer, ‘cleaner’ labels, as well as organic and plant-based ingredient alternatives.

We are committed to this and future generations; it’s only getting better.

OUR HEALTH & WELL-BEING APPROACH CONSISTS OF 9 BUILDING BLOCKS.

GRAINS & seeds

We increase the quantity of grains & seeds in our products. Additionally, we promote the use of wholegrain versions to stimulate the consumption of bakery products containing high levels of grains, wholegrains and seeds. This helps consumers around the world reach their recommended daily intake of fiber.

SUGAR reduction

Puratos helps to lower sugar consumption through its complete range of sugar-reduced patisserie and chocolate products. Additionally, we rework existing recipes with the aim of reducing sugar content by a minimum of 3%. We aim to ensure that any sugar removal, reduction and/or replacement action does not compromise either the taste or the texture of products.

more FRUITS

We increase, whenever possible, the fruit content in the fillings or the fruit filling content of final applications.

FAT reduction

We aim to remove or reduce fats—especially of low nutritional quality—or replace them with fats of good nutritional quality. We also focus on removing trans-fatty acids and replacing them with healthier alternatives.

SALT reduction

We offer solutions to reduce the quantity of salt in baked goods to help consumers abide by the 5g of salt per day recommended by the World Health Organization.

CLEAN(ER) label

More and more consumers want to reduce perceived undesired ingredients such as additives, artificial colors and flavors. Puratos offers clean and cleaner label alternatives allowing for a shorter, clearer and cleaner ingredient list of the finished products.

ORGANIC

To answer the increasing demand for more natural products, Puratos provides, wherever possible, an organic alternative without compromising on the taste, texture or overall functionality of a product.

GLUTEN free

As an increasing number of people tend to avoid gluten in their diet, Puratos provides, wherever possible, nutritionally-balanced and gluten-free alternatives without compromising on taste and texture.

PLANT based

We contribute to a better planet by offering plant-based alternatives with taste, texture and functionality that are as close as possible to the traditional counterpart.

In 2018, we removed from the market the equivalent of over 7 million bottles of oil (7,152 tons) and 25-ton truck loads, amounting to 372 tons, of salt. We also contributed to bringing close to 15,000 tons of fruit and over 35,000 tons of cereals and grains to consumers worldwide.

https://www.puratos.com/content/corporate/en/commitments/nutrition.html

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The healthier ice cream that actually tastes good! Re:THINK Ice Cream was founded in 2018 by Napa Valley resident, George Haymaker III, during his battle with addiction. After crafting 12 unique flavors including Cardamon Pistachio, Almond Asteroid, Coconut Matcha, Turmeric Ginger, Coffee Hazelnut and more, the brand officially launched nationally in 2019.

Re:THINK Ice Cream has the authentic taste and texture of traditional ice cream, but is made with half the calories and two-thirds less sugar and carbs. Re:THINK makes it easy for ice cream lovers to live a healthy lifestyle while enjoying their favorite treat! All Re:THINK products are keto-friendly, diabetic-friendly, gluten-free and features added health benefits, such as whey protein, green tea extract, and prebiotic fiber.

For more information and retail availability, visit www.rethinkicecream.us and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Feb. 25, 2020 – REBBL becomes one of the first in the industry to launch a transition to 100% Recycled & Recyclable plastic bottles. The plant-based beverage brand’s new Green Packaging Initiative applies to all of its 12 oz drinks. As a mission-driven company, REBBL is committed to creating a positive environmental impact through sustainable business practices: from the ethically sourced ingredients in each bottle to their nonprofit partnership to this new Green Packaging Initiative utilizing 100% post-consumer recycled plastic.

Working with a team of environmental and packaging design experts to bring to market sustainable packaging, REBBL’s new Green Packaging Initiative converts used plastic bottles into new plastic bottles, which in turn conserves resources, reduces landfill, and capitalizes on the energy already invested in making existing plastic products.

 “The result is a bottle made entirely of post-consumer recycled plastic; ours is among the first in the industry made of completely recycled material,” said Michele Kessler, Chief Executive Officer for REBBL. “With this new packaging, REBBL is making it easier for consumers to choose both sustainable and high-quality products.”

“By switching 20 million REBBL bottles annually to 100% post-consumer recycled plastic, greenhouse gas emissions have the potential to be reduced by 922 tons of carbon dioxide. That’s roughly the equivalent environmental benefit that 1,086 acres of US forests provide in one year,” said Kessler.

Today’s shoppers have the power to play a substantial role in shifting the environmental landscape. Through responsible purchasing decisions, consumers can help create a market for post-consumer recycled plastic. REBBL also ships all of their online orders in boxes, liners, and ice packs that are fully biodegradable or curb-side recyclable.

The brand was founded on the principle of, and continues to be, a Business Doing Social Good.

About REBBL

REBBL crafts truly delicious, indulgent beverages made from real, organic ingredients—Roots, Extracts, Berries, Botanicals, and Love. With each satisfying sip of REBBL, you know you’re doing the right thing because all the ingredients are ethically-sourced, supporting the communities that grow them, and ensuring we all do our part to help in a bigger way. REBBL beverages are always organic, dairy free, gluten free, soy free, no artificial anything, and come in recycled & recyclable 12 oz plastic bottles.

A core part of REBBL’s mission is to create positive social impact through its sustainability initiatives. REBBL is a Certified B Corp that ranks in the top 10% of all B-Corps for impact on local communities, suppliers, customers and corporate governance. Additionally, REBBL donates a percentage of every sale to their human rights nonprofit partner, Not For Sale, and has donated over $1 million to date. REBBL with a Cause.

EMERYVILLE, Calif.,FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Plant-based beverage brand REBBL will be at Expo West for the 7th year in a row. This year, they will be showcasing their Mayan Cocoa Gold Label⁠—a NEXTY Award Finalist⁠ for Best Ready-To-Drink Beverage. REBBL will also debut several  products including their new line of Keto beverages and new Sparkling Tonic flavors. These products will be available for preview at their Booth #5148 before launching in retail.

REBBL’s Keto line will feature two flavors: Vanilla Almond and Chocolate, and will be available in Whole Foods Markets nationwide starting mid-March. The organic, plant-based beverage fulfills the standard ketogenic target macronutrient ratio with 75% fats, 20% protein and 5% net carbohydrates. Each bottle offers 10 grams of plant protein, 0 added sugars and adaptogens like ashwagandha, maca and reishi for endurance and vitality.

REBBL will also be adding two new refreshing flavors to their Sparkling Prebiotic Tonics line: Tropical Twist and Lemon Lime. They will be launching into Whole Foods mid-March. REBBL’s refreshing tonics contain 6 grams of sugar and 6 grams of plant prebiotics for digestive support.

“We are excited for the ongoing expansion of our beverage options,” said Michele Kessler, Chief Executive Office for REBBL. “As we continue making the best tasting functional beverages, we also want to make our products accessible for various lifestyles and dietary needs.”

In addition to sampling the new Keto and Tonic flavors, REBBL will also be sampling their premium Gold Label Elixir which delivers 6 potent super herbs including 4 mushrooms and 2 adaptogens. Their classic line of plant-based elixirs and protein beverages will also be available for tasting.

REBBL’s beverages will be featured in their new environmentally green packaging. They recently launched their transition to 100% Recycled & Recyclable Plastic Bottles. As a mission-driven company, REBBL is committed to creating a positive environmental impact through sustainable business practices, from ethical sourcing to eco-friendly packaging.

About REBBL 

REBBL crafts truly delicious, indulgent beverages made from real, organic ingredients—Roots, Extracts, Berries, Botanicals, and Love. With each satisfying sip of REBBL, you know you’re doing the right thing because all the ingredients are ethically-sourced, supporting the communities that grow them, and ensuring we all do our part to help in a bigger way. REBBL beverages are always organic, dairy free, gluten free, soy free, no artificial anything, and come in recycled & recyclable 12oz plastic bottles.

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Feb. 25, 2020 – REBBL becomes one of the first in the industry to launch a transition to 100% Recycled & Recyclable plastic bottles. The plant-based beverage brand’s new Green Packaging Initiative applies to all of its 12 oz drinks. As a mission-driven company, REBBL is committed to creating a positive environmental impact through sustainable business practices: from the ethically sourced ingredients in each bottle to their nonprofit partnership to this new Green Packaging Initiative utilizing 100% post-consumer recycled plastic.

Working with a team of environmental and packaging design experts to bring to market sustainable packaging, REBBL’s new Green Packaging Initiative converts used plastic bottles into new plastic bottles, which in turn conserves resources, reduces landfill, and capitalizes on the energy already invested in making existing plastic products.

 “The result is a bottle made entirely of post-consumer recycled plastic; ours is among the first in the industry made of completely recycled material,” said Michele Kessler, Chief Executive Officer for REBBL. “With this new packaging, REBBL is making it easier for consumers to choose both sustainable and high-quality products.”

“By switching 20 million REBBL bottles annually to 100% post-consumer recycled plastic, greenhouse gas emissions have the potential to be reduced by 922 tons of carbon dioxide. That’s roughly the equivalent environmental benefit that 1,086 acres of US forests provide in one year,” said Kessler.

Today’s shoppers have the power to play a substantial role in shifting the environmental landscape. Through responsible purchasing decisions, consumers can help create a market for post-consumer recycled plastic. REBBL also ships all of their online orders in boxes, liners, and ice packs that are fully biodegradable or curb-side recyclable.

The brand was founded on the principle of, and continues to be, a Business Doing Social Good.

About REBBL

REBBL crafts truly delicious, indulgent beverages made from real, organic ingredients—Roots, Extracts, Berries, Botanicals, and Love. With each satisfying sip of REBBL, you know you’re doing the right thing because all the ingredients are ethically-sourced, supporting the communities that grow them, and ensuring we all do our part to help in a bigger way. REBBL beverages are always organic, dairy free, gluten free, soy free, no artificial anything, and come in recycled & recyclable 12 oz plastic bottles.

A core part of REBBL’s mission is to create positive social impact through its sustainability initiatives. REBBL is a Certified B Corp that ranks in the top 10% of all B-Corps for impact on local communities, suppliers, customers and corporate governance. Additionally, REBBL donates a percentage of every sale to their human rights nonprofit partner, Not For Sale, and has donated over $1 million to date. REBBL with a Cause.

Reed’s Remedies a NEXTY Awards Finalist
by: Reed's Remedies (#H817)

CONTACT:

Gretchen Giles

gretchen.giles@humannaturepr.com

707.570.7887

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Reed’s Remedies a NEXTY Awards Finalist! Reed’s Remedies In Award Position for Best New Hemp/CBD Product at Next Month’s Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim

 

Touting ‘A Different Reed’s for Life’s Different Needs,’ CBD manufacturer also debuts new DESIRE formula for women’s sexual wellness and SOOTHE topical relief balm at Natural Products Expo West 2020. Meet them at booth H817 to discover why they deserve the Best New buzz!

 

Los Angeles, CA — Feb. 20, 2020 Reed’s Remedies, the scientifically proven and powerful self-care CBD brand that empowers you to meet the demands of modern life, is proud to announce its status as a finalist in the NEXTY Awards’ Best New Hemp/CBD Product category, to be decided on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA. 

 

In addition to its NEXTY Awards finalist position, Reed’s debuts two new products next month at Expo West. With a discreet pump spray that accurately delivers the exact dose every time, DESIRE is all-natural, pleasant-tasting, and effective spray designed for women’s sexual wellness. A powerful topical balm imbued with 500 mg of hemp extract (CBD) in each 2oz. jar, the non-greasy SOOTHE topical combines hemp extract, arnica, wintergreen, and other natural ingredients that absorb readily into the skin to soothe everything from skin conditions to deep muscle pain. Desire and Soothe join the Reed’s Remedies family of products that include the Calm, Relief, Focus, Sleep, and Detox formulations. 

 

Unlike most CBD products on the market today, Reed’s Remedies oral sprays have patents pending for their innovative processing and formulation. With a vegan formulation that is also sugar- and gluten-free, each pump spray of Reed’s Remedies delivers an exact and consistent dose of 7mg of steam-distilled hemp. Reed’s travel-size bottles easily fit in a pocket, purse, or carry-on as a trusted wellness partner that you can bring with you everywhere.

 

“We are so honored to be recognized for the quality of our CBD products by the NEXTY Awards judges,” says Reed’s Remedies founder and CEO Melissa Parker. “For me, it’s also personal. I named the company after my Dad, and our commitment to quality and scientific effectiveness is really a tribute to who he was. He passed away when I was quite young, but I know he would be so proud that the love of the natural world that he imparted to me is finding recognition in the wellness market today. Being nominated for a NEXTY Award for our formulations is really an honor I share with my father.”

 

For the 2020 Anaheim show, over 1,000 products were submitted for NEXTY Awards recognition in 22 categories. Judged in a two-tiered process, NEXTY finalists are examined for their brand’s commitment to creative thinking in the Innovation category; for adherence to a new or unusual mission in the Inspiration category; and for their Integrity, in which a company takes a creative, next-gen approach to solving for sustainability, transparency, safety, and more.

 

“Being named a NEXTY finalist for Best Hemp/CBD Product is really an affirmation that our ordinary, everyday practices are worth the effort,” Parker says. “Each bottle of Reed’s is third-party tested for solvents, heavy metals, toxins, and pesticides and bears a QR code that you can scan to get immediate independent lab test results on the exact product you’re using. Unlike most hemp-derived CBD on the market today, we source from a Colorado farm that is one of just 13 to bear the U.S. Hemp Authority seal, which assures me that each of our products is pure and free of all harmful chemicals.”

 

For Parker, being nominated for a NEXTY for her efforts is a short rest on a long journey. Injured in an accident and looking for pain relief that didn’t involve opioid use, Parker set out to create her own wellness path. Devoted to the plain truth of science, she relentlessly researched and sought out the best practices and ingredients. Along the way, she healed herself. With the launch of Reed’s Remedies, she’s now able to help heal others. 

 

“CBD has brought me this direction, and I can’t imagine going any other way,” Parker says. “It gives me so much pleasure to share the health, wellness, and joy that pure CBD can offer. It’s not a journey I sought, but it’s certainly one I now embrace.”

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Find Reed’s Remedies at Expo West

The Natural Products Expo West runs March 3-7 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Reed’s Remedies can be found at the Anaheim Hilton, Level 2, on the “Hot Products” floor, booth #H817 March 4-6. 777 W. Convention Way, Anaheim, CA.

 

About Reed’s Remedies

Reed’s Remedies was founded in Los Angeles by Melissa Parker in 2018 after a car accident left her with chronic pain and migraines. Determined to avoid opioids, Melissa used her background in plant science to pioneer a natural method of pain treatment, gaining several patents (pending) for her innovation. Reed's products are made from organically and sustainably grown hemp, are free of pesticides and solvents, and offer all customers third party lab results via QR code found on each box. Made only from organic coconut oil and hemp terpenes extracted for their effects, Reed's offer exact dosage and fast-acting results — naturally. Learn more: reedsremedies.com

 

About the NEXTY Awards

The NEXTY Awards recognize the pinnacle of excellence in the natural products industry, elevating impactful brands and products that inspire a healthy, sustainable future for people and planet. Twice a year, New Hope Network and industry judges gather to celebrate products coming from the brands driving the natural products industry forward. Learn more: nextyawards.com 

 

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Reed’s Remedies CBD Brand Introduces DESIRE and SOOTHE Formulas at Natural Products Expo West

Touting ‘A Different Reed’s for Life’s Different Needs,’ CBD manufacturer debuts new DESIRE formula for women’s sexual wellness and SOOTHE topical relief balm at Natural Products Expo West 2020, adding to Reed’s line of pure, potent, and powerful oral sprays

 

Los Angeles, CA — January 24, 2020 Reed’s Remedies, the scientifically proven and powerful self-care CBD brand that empowers you to meet the demands of modern life, introduces its newest formulations, DESIRE and SOOTHE, at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA.

 

Reed’s Remedies specializes in helping its customers experience the benefits of CBD to gain better focus, more energy, healthier resilience, and a greater life balance to feel their best. Unlike most CBD products on the market today, Reed’s Remedies oral sprays have patents pending for their innovative processing and formulation. With a vegan formulation that is also sugar- and gluten-free, each pump spray of Reed’s Remedies delivers an exact and consistent dose of 7mg of steam-distilled hemp. Reed’s travel-size bottles easily fit in a pocket, purse, or carry-on as a trusted wellness partner that you can bring with you everywhere.

 

The proof is in the formulation. “We are the only CBD company that blends steam-distilled hemp-derived CBD and terpenes to create targeted formulas that are molecularly consistent from batch to batch and are free from solvents and other additives,” explains founder and CEO Melissa Parker. “Our targeted formulas ensure that you will get the response you expect within just a few minutes' time. Using a spray dispenser, our products always deliver an exact dose, eliminating guesswork and waste, and making our product easy to use on the go.”

 

The new DESIRE spray is designed for women’s sexual wellness. The SOOTHE topical is scientifically formulated to ease anything from skin conditions to sore muscles. Introduced at the Natural Products Expo West — where Reed’s Remedies was nominated for NEXTY Awards in three categories, including Best New Hemp/CBD product — they join the Reed’s Remedies family of products that include Calm, Relief, Focus, Sleep, and Detox sprays. 

 

“While our DESIRE hemp-derived CBD oral spray is effective for anyone, regardless of gender, we devised it with women's sexual wellness specifically in mind,” says Parker. “Studies show that as many as three out of four women will experience pain during intercourse sometime in their lives. This product can help reduce pain while also alleviating anxiety, resetting mindset and mood, and assisting with relaxation.” 

 

With a discreet pump spray that accurately delivers the exact dose every time, DESIRE is all-natural, pleasant-tasting, and effective. A powerful topical balm imbued with 500 mg of hemp extract (CBD) in each 2oz. jar, the new SOOTHE topical is a point of departure for Reed’s Remedies, whose formulations to date have solely been in spray form. 

 

“I was hesitant to introduce a balm,” Parker admits, “because the CBD market is flooded with creams and rubs. I waited until I could create a product that is truly different and stands apart from the others — and I’m really proud to say that our SOOTHE formula truly is different. It’s both fast-acting and long-lasting.” 

 

A combination of hemp extract, arnica, wintergreen, and other natural ingredients that absorb readily into the skin and work together to soothe everything from skin conditions to deep muscle pain, the SOOTHE balm is effective and non-greasy. SOOTHE and the new DESIRE spray will each be introduced at the Natural Products Expo West before being available in all outlets that carry Reed’s Remedies.

 

Third-party tested for solvents, heavy metals, toxins, and pesticides, each bottle of Reed’s Remedies bears a QR code that allows easy access to independent lab test results on the exact product you’re using. Unlike most hemp-derived CBD on the market today, Reed’s Remedies sources from a Colorado farm that is one of just 13 to bear the U.S. Hemp Authority seal, assuring customers that each Reed’s Remedies product is pure and free of all harmful chemicals.

 

“Legal across the U.S. and Canada, hemp's benefits are just now being fully realized,” says Parker. “Our formulas are fast-acting, safe, and effective — with each dose carefully measured to ensure you take the right amount to get the relief you deserve. What started as a journey away from pain for me has become a journey towards something new. CBD has brought me this direction, and I can’t imagine going any other way. It gives me so much pleasure to share the health, wellness, and joy that pure CBD can offer.”

 

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About Reed’s Remedies

Reed’s Remedies was founded in Los Angeles by Melissa Parker in 2018 after a car accident left her with chronic pain and migraines. Determined to avoid opioids, Melissa used her background in plant science to pioneer a natural method of pain treatment, gaining several patents (pending) for her innovation. Reed's products are made from organically and sustainably grown hemp, are free of pesticides and solvents, and offer all customers third party lab results via QR code found on each box. Made only from organic coconut oil and hemp terpenes extracted for their effects, Reed's offer exact dosage and fast-acting results — naturally. Learn more: reedsremedies.com

 

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RHYTHM SUPERFOODS SHOWCASES NEW CAULIFLOWER BITES AND NEW PACKAGING AT NATURAL PRODUCTS EXPO WEST

Plant-Based Snack Company Expands Offerings to Include Sea Salt, White Cheddar and Buffalo Ranch Cauliflower Bites

Anaheim, CA  (March 5th, 2020) – Rhythm Superfoods, an Austin-based company known for creating organic and innovative plant-based superfood snacks, will showcase its nutritionally dense and naturally delicious snacks at this year’s Natural Products Expo West  at booth #5434.

Rhythm Superfoods will be sampling their new organic Cauliflower Bites which launched in their new, simple yet vibrant packaging fall of 2019.The new design reflects their brand mission of providing delicious, nutrient-dense, plant-based snacks that inspire wellness. Rhythm Superfoods will also be sampling their fan-favorite organic fruit and vegetable lines of Crunchy Mango Bites, Crunchy Pineapple, Kale ChipsBeet Chips, and Carrot Sticks

Rhythm Superfoods’ new energetic packaging features fresh vegetable photography at the top, leading consumers toward the enticing product photography at the bottom, which showcases exactly what’s in the bag. The new look, which exudes energy, authenticity, deliciousness, and nutrient-density delivers on Rhythm Superfoods’ key brand attributes and is geared towards the active consumer seeking nutrient dense snacks that they can feel good about eating. Additionally, the new packaging emphasizes their commitment to being certified Organic, Non-GMO project verified and certified gluten free with certifications on front of pack as well as their commitment to nutrient density with callouts on pack.

The first product to launch in Rhythm Superfoods’ new packaging is their NEW Cauliflower Bites. The Cauliflower Bites launched fall of 2019 at Whole Foods Market nationally in three flavors: Sea Salt, Vegan White Cheddar and Vegan Buffalo Ranch. These organic Cauliflower Bites are bursting with savory flavor and are low heat crisped to preserve their vital nutrients and close-to-fresh flavor. The crunchy Cauliflower Bites are Organic, Non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan and contain 3g of protein and fiber per 1.4-ounce bag. All three delicious flavors are an excellent source of Vitamins C & K. 

“Our mission is to develop delicious plant-based snacks that people love and want to eat,” said Rhythm Superfoods Co-Founder and CEO Scott Jensen. “We are thrilled to be showing our incredibly tasty Cauliflower Bites line in our brand new packaging at Natural Products Expo West.” The brand was the first-to-market organic Kale Chips which have grown to become the #1 brand of dehydrated kale chips in the United States.* 

Natural Products Expo West will take place from March 5-7, 2020 at the Anaheim Convention Center located at 800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802. Rhythm Superfoods invites attendees to stop by and try their products at booth #5434. For more information on the show, please visit https://www.expowest.com/en/home.html For more information on Rhythm Superfoods please visit www.rhythmsuperfoods.com

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About Rhythm Superfoods Rhythm Superfoods is a brand at the forefront of the healthy snacking movement, responding to the public demand for innovative, plant-based nutrient-dense snacks with its first-to-market Kale Chips and most recently its Cauliflower Bites, Fruit Snacks, Carrot Sticks and Beet Chips. Founded in 2010, Rhythm Superfoods is dedicated to using only the best ingredients to create its superfood snacks. Rhythm Superfoods can be found nationally in retail outlets such as Whole Foods Market, Sprouts, Kroger, Stop & Shop, Giant, Publix, Safeway, and Costco, as well as on Amazon.com, Thrive Market and other online retailers. For more information on Rhythm Superfoods, please visit http://www.rhythmsuperfoods.com/.

*SPINS, Total US Food, 12 week Period Ending December 29th, 2019 

Whole Foods, Wegmans and Other Chains Stock Up on the Healthy Snack Trendsetter's Expanded Line

NEW YORK, March 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- RIND Snacks®, providers of "skin-on superfruit" snacks, has added both a new product and three national grocery chains to keep up with consumers' increasing hunger for the brand. "Coco-Melon" debuts as the company's fifth addition to its product line, featuring a three-ingredient blend of organic coconut, watermelon, and cantaloupe. The new SKU, to be launched later this year, represents RIND's first foray into applying its "peel-powered" formula to melons—a category largely ignored by other snack brands. RIND's innovation of convenient, nutrient-dense, whole fruit offerings has caught the attention of various regions of Whole Foods Market, Wegmans, and The Fresh Market. All have signed on as new retail partners in 2020. The company's increasing reach in leading specialty and natural chains have helped boost the brand's distribution toward its goal of 1,000 stores over the next year.

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RIND's rise is propelled by the company's approach to maximizing nutrition while minimizing food waste. The global healthy snacks market is expanding at a 5.2% CAGR and is forecast to reach $32.9 billion by 2025. The outlook for the fruit snack segment of this sector that RIND occupies is even more promising, with projected growth of 8.4% over the same period.

RIND's founder, Matt Weiss, has been intent on packing maximum nutritional and functional value into his products since he first began tinkering with the fruits that built his brand. "Figuring out how to retain a whole melon's incredible flavor, color and nutrition in its dried form—without adding sugar or preservatives—was one of the earliest challenges I wrestled with," says Weiss. "When I first began trying to solve that problem, I dried so much melon that my dehydrator blew out the power in my apartment building. My neighbors will be thrilled to know that, in the years since, we've been able to partner with world-class growers and processors to pioneer the R&D behind Coco-Melon. This launch represents an exciting milestone for us and for whole fruit snacking….and we're just getting started!"

With further innovation in the pipeline, RIND looks to stay on the cutting edge of snacking to delight its loyal and engaged fans. They include more than 22,000 social media followers whose raves have helped spark RIND's mentions in Forbes, The New York Times, Business Insider, and on The Rachael Ray Show. RIND's appeal continues to grow, and the brand is poised for sweet success across the country in 2020.

About RIND®:

Launched in NYC in 2018, RIND Snacks® are the result of a multigenerational family focus on delicious, all-natural foods that sustain personal and planetary health. The company's line of "Skin-on Superfruit" sits at the intersection of functional and sustainable snacking with its chewy, tangy, whole-fruit slices that welcome everyone to: "Keep it Real & Eat the Peel." Learn more at rindsnacks.com and @rindsnacks on Instagram.

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matt@rind.com

Daniel Huipe

daniel@prezzroom.com

RW GARCIA INTRODUCES TWO NEW ORGANIC CRACKER VARIETIES AT EXPO WEST

Better-for-you snack brand expands organic line with new Kale and Everything flavors

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (Feb. 17, 2020) – RW Garcia, a family-owned national brand of better-for-you snacks, will debut its two new organic cracker varieties, Organic Kale and Organic Everything, at the Natural Products Expo West Show, held March 5-7 at the Convention Center in Anaheim.

The new crackers, which the company will be sampling at Booth #916, are made with simple, wholesome, organic ingredients. Organic Kale is made with stone ground white corn, kale, flaxseed, chia seed and black sesame seed. Organic Everything also features stone ground corn, plus poppy and sesame seeds, onion, garlic and sea salt.

“Kale is a sought-after ingredient for those who want better-for you options, and Everything is a real treat for those who are gluten-free, since it’s usually found on bagels, bread and conventional crackers,” said RW Garcia Vice President of Marketing Genelle Chetcuti, daughter of co-founders Robert and Margaret Garcia. “Our new Organic Kale and Organic Everything crackers offer clean eaters a new snack that aligns with their lifestyle yet doesn’t sacrifice on great flavor and crunch.”

Organic Kale and Organic Everything expand RW Garcia’s organic cracker line to six, joining Chickpea, Sweet Beet, Sweet Potato and Lentil with Turmeric. Earlier this year, RW Garcia also released a new flavor of tortilla chips: Avocado & Lime MixtBag®, bringing the strong 2020 avocado trend to the snack category.

Like all RW Garcia snacks, the new organic cracker varieties and Avocado & Lime MixtBag tortillas chips are Non-GMO Project verified, certified gluten-free, cholesterol-free, kosher and contain no trans fats.

Complete product line information is available at www.RWGarcia.com.

About RW Garcia

Scotts Valley, California-based family-owned and -operated RW Garcia is a national brand of certified gluten-free, non-GMO verified corn chips, tortilla chips and artisan crackers. Founded in 1982, the company produces all snacks in its wholly owned tree nut- and peanut-free facilities in Las Vegas, Nevada and Lincolnton, North Carolina, using sustainable manufacturing processes. RW Garcia founders Robert and Margaret Garcia were inducted into the Specialty Food Association Hall of Fame in 2019 for their outstanding contributions to the industry. The brand is sold at natural and traditional grocery stores, club stores and mass retailers throughout North America, Europe and Australia and online at Amazon. For more information, visit RWGarcia.com or visit the brand on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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Katie McKenzie

katie@spmcommunications.com

817-228-2463

Saffron Road, the World Cuisine leader for over a decade, deepens its culinary platform of plant-based whole foods with launch of new ambient vegan meal pouches and adds three new Crunchy Chickpea flavors to be debuted at Natural Products Expo West

Stamford, Conn. (March 4, 2020) - Saffron Road®, the leading clean-label brand of premium frozen meals, simmer sauces and plant-based protein snacks, will bring its culinary excellence and ethically-made, authentic international recipes to a new category, introducing two vegan shelf-stable meal pouches.

With a focus on whole foods and sustainable ingredients, Saffron Road will unveil the new authentic Indian dishes, Chickpea Masala and Delhi Potatoes, at the Natural Products Expo West Show. Both meals are Non-GMO Project Verified, Certified Gluten-Free, and dually Certified Halal & Kosher. Keeping in line with Saffron Road’s ‘Journey to Better’ mission and brand promise of premium quality, responsibly sourced ingredients and extraordinary flavors, the new meals are made with Real plant-based protein (legumes) using no highly processed pea/soy ingredients.

  • Chickpea Masala (Authentic Indian Chana Masala): Succulent chickpeas, onions, tomatoes, spices & green chilies
  • Delhi Potatoes (Authentic Indian Aloo Matar): Potatoes cooked with tomatoes and green peas in a classic Indian Masala Sauce

Both meals are microwave-ready and prepared in just 60 seconds – and, unlike many current brands, never, ever contain any highly processed protein isolates nor any “heme” processed soy proteins. Just the real deal – Saffron Road.

“We’re incredibly proud of the impact that Saffron Road has had on our food system and ethical consumerism over the last decade. We’ve remained true to our core values of providing products that are better for the environment, better for the farmers, and better for your health.  But as we look ahead, it’s absolutely imperative that we push forward with impactful ways to help our environment, live more sustainably and support consumers looking for flexitarian and vegetarian options which are clean-label, non-processed, Real food products,” Adnan Durrani, Saffron Road CEO + Founder shares. “Chickpeas are among the world’s most sustainable and healthiest foods - I believe legumes, like chickpeas, are the foods of the future. They’re not only an incredible source of protein and fiber but they’re also environmentally sustainable with a low carbon footprint. They help to minimize greenhouse gases while increasing soil health. Chickpea meals and snacks are a natural fit in our ‘Journey to Better’ mission.”

As an early innovator in bringing pulses like chickpeas mainstream, Saffron Road’s organic Crunchy Chickpeas lead the charge as the top selling chickpea snack in the U.S. today. The brand will also launch three new flavors - Toasted Coconut, Buffalo and Salt & Pepper -- at the Natural Products Expo West. Unlike much of the competition, each are made with organic chickpeas and are Non-GMO Project Verified.

Sampling of the Delhi Potatoes, the new flavors of Crunchy Chickpeas, in addition to some of their other World Cuisine favorites will take place at Saffron Road Booth 5608.

For more information contact, Kate@SaffronRoad.com

For more information about Saffron Road’s new products, please visit saffronroad.com. You can also follow the brand on Facebook at facebook.com/saffronroadfood, on Twitter at twitter.com/saffronroadfood, on Pinterest at pinterest.com/saffronroadfood or on Instagram at Instagram.com/saffronroadfood.

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About Saffron Road

The Saffron Road brand is wholly owned by American Halal Company, Inc. and is a leading brand in the natural and organic food industry, offering a wide range of products from frozen entrées to plant-based protein snacks. All Saffron Road Products are Halal-certified by IFANCA and are available in more than 25,000 retail locations in the U.S. Saffron Road is a socially responsible brand on a mission of collective progress for the betterment of humanity, by inspiring, connecting and respecting global citizens through a shared love of ethical World Cuisines.  With Saffron Road, explore international cuisines that combine bold flavors from around the world with high quality, wholesome ingredients which are better for the environment, better for the farmers, better for the animals, better for your health, and most all better tasting. Saffron Road. Journey to Better®.

Introducing the 2020's latest innovation - "The Revolution of Coffee Fruit"
by: Sanadores Ambientales Sanam Company SAS (#M305)

Hi there! This is exciting news: We want to introduce you the ultimate ingredient trend for your food, beverage and cosmetic products: "Natural Coffee Fruit Concentrate".  A patented plant-based antioxidant enhancer, vegan, guten free, Non-GMO, Kosher Certified, with a beautiful story behind about the Social Environmental Impact in our country. The Coffee Fruit Concentrate is a perfect ingredient in: - Food and Supplements: Snack Bars, Granola, Bites, Barks, Dressings & Spreads, Functional Beverages, Confectionery, Dairy Products (Yogurts & Ice Creams), Bakery and Pastry, Processed Meat, Energy Gels, Coffee Roasting (giving back the lost antioxidants during coffee beans process).  - Cosmetics: Moisturizing creams, Serums, Face-cleansing foams & creams.  We efficiently use discared raw materials during the coffee bean process.  We invite you to contact us, so we can share more of our sotory and the benefits of this ingredient for your company: apaez@sanam.company epineda@sanam.company International Business Team https://sanamoficial.com/en/ Cel (D): + (57) 318 3246666 Medellin – Colombia

 

Seemore Meats & Veggies Press Release
by: Seemore Meats & Veggies (#9503)

Seemore Meats & Veggies Launches Nationally

Female-led, mission-driven company debuts its first product line: innovative sausages with sustainability and social good at the forefront

 

NEW YORK, NY (February 13, 2020) — Seemore Meats & Veggies, a vegetable-forward meat company, launches its first line of products: innovative sausages that combine whole ingredients, responsibly raised meat sourced from humanely raised-certified farms, and up to 35% fresh vegetables (www.eatseemore.com; SRP: $9.99-$10.99). Founded by fourth-generation butcher Cara Nicoletti, and food veterans Erin Patinkin, co-founder of Ovenly, and Ariel Hauptman, Seemore Meats & Veggies offers a unique, fun, and delicious solution to help reduce the environmental impact of meat consumption.

 

THE MISSION 

Seemore Meats & Veggies is a female-owned and -led company with a mission to make it easier and more fun for people to eat well. The company sources all-natural ingredients and humanely raised-certified meat, uses recyclable or compostable packaging, and partners with vendors and suppliers who commit to providing good jobs and living wages to their staff. Additionally, Seemore Meats & Veggies is one of the first companies in the industry to offset its carbon emissions from production, making it carbon-neutral. Beyond inventive sausages, the business prioritizes company culture and provides employees with Fortune 500 benefits, such as 401K and 401K matching, primary and secondary caregiver leave, charitable donation matching, generous paid time off, and more. The company hopes to set a new standard for the industry with a long-term vision to empower a happier, healthier, and more sustainable world.

 

THE PRODUCT

Seemore Meats & Veggies’ sausages are made with clean, whole ingredients, responsibly raised meats from humanely-raised certified farms, and a hearty dose of farm-fresh vegetables (up to 35% per link). Launch flavors include:

 

  • Bubbe’s Chicken Soup: humanely raised chicken, carrots, celery, garlic, parsley, and dill. Inspired by Cara’s grandma’s (and all the grandmas’) cooking. 

  • Broccoli Melt: humanely raised pork, broccolini, spicy pepperoncini, garlic, Monterey Jack cheese. Seemore’s take on the Philly Roast Pork Sandwich.

  • Loaded Baked Potato: humanely raised pork, potatoes, sharp cheddar cheese, bacon, and chives. An example of the company’s obsession with that fine line between highbrow and lowbrow.

  • La Dolce Beet-a: humanely raised pork, beets, garlic, and fennel seed. A twist on the classic sweet Italian.

 

THE TEAM

Cara Nicoletti is a 4th generation butcher, television host, and author, who grew up working at her family’s Boston butcher shop, Salett’s which opened in 1941. After college, she took up the family trade and worked at top restaurants and butcher shops such as Pies & Thighs, Colonie, The Meat Hook, and Foster Sundry. After a decade in the field, Cara grew dismayed at the environmental impacts of meat-eating and began to experiment with her unique vegetable-forward sausages, sparking the idea for Seemore. These creative sausages quickly gained traction and media attention, garnering press from outlets like Bon Appetit, Vogue, Modern Farmer and more.  Cara is also the author of literary cookbook, Voracious, and host of VICE Munchies’ The Hangover Show and Open Fire. In 2016, Cara won the first-ever butchery challenge on The Food Network’s Chopped. She has received numerous accolades, including being named to Vogue’s “Hot 100" in 2018 and one of Glamour magazine's "2019 Women of the Year".

 

Erin Patinkin cut her teeth in the food industry as the founder of the social impact bakery chain Ovenly, which she also led as its CEO for nearly a decade. There, she built a nationally renowned and beloved brand, honed her strong business perspective, and developed cutting-edge employment strategies to fulfill her passion for conscious capitalism. She is the co-host and creator of Vox Media Network’s Start to Sale podcast and author of the cookbook, Ovenly: Sweet & Salty Recipes from New York’s Most Creative Bakery as well as a contributing author to Vice, Cherry Bombe and more. Erin herself has been featured in Inc, Forbes, Eater, and Good Morning America among others. She also was named one of the most “badass women in food” by Zagat and, a “world-changing woman” by Conscious Company magazine.

 

Ariel Hauptman spent nearly a decade working with the leading social enterprise, Greyston Bakery, where she led the company’s marketing, branding, and sales efforts, and helped to create products which she single-handedly launched nationally. Ariel also implemented the bakery’s environmental and social entrepreneurship programs, including the Whole Planet Brownie, which continues to raise money for Whole Foods Market’s Whole Planet Foundation and funds loans for female entrepreneurs around the world. After ten years at Greyston Bakery, Ariel went on to consult operationally for companies like Bien Cuit and God’s Love We Deliver. 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Seemore Meats & Veggies retails for an SRP of $9.99-$10.99, and is available nationally in Whole Foods Market, online at eatseemore.com or murrayscheese.com, and in other retailers throughout the country. To learn more, visit https://eatseemore.com/ and follow Seemore Meats & Veggies on Facebook and Instagram @eatseemore

New York, NY/Vancouver, British Columbia. 

So Cool Brands,  Booth #M606, at the Platinum Ball Room in the Marriott Hotel - Wednesday, March 4 - Friday, March 6, 2020, we will be featuring their newly crafted Organic Fruit Flavored Water drinks for children.   USDA organic, zero sugar, no calories and great taste!  Packaged in eco-friendly cartons.

The youthful and fun designed booth will also feature a limited edition Abstract Art design by an emerging young artist, Spencer Gabor, where Expo Goers will have a chance to win a copy of the design!  So Cool's mission of Redefining Cool® by helping others via healthful children's beverages and inspiring creativity through our So Cool Cares Young Artists program will be on display!

Friendly members of the So Cool team will be ready to serve you their Organic Water Drinks and answer any questions you might have.

www.socoolbrands.com

 

LA JOLLA, Calif.--Solely, Inc. – the company behind USDA-certified organic, cold-pressed fruit jerky and dried fruit – is entering a new category with its new Spaghetti Squash Pasta. The shelf-stable boxed pasta, which is sliced, roasted and scooped by hand, cooks in just five minutes. It alleviates the cumbersome, lengthy cooking process that often deters seekers of healthy alternatives from vegetable pastas.

“These days, who has time to roast and cook a spaghetti squash for dinner? We make it easier and quicker to enjoy this supper staple without compromising on quality or taste, and without any additives or preservatives,” said Simon Sacal, CEO of Solely. “Vegetable pastas have become a favorite for people looking to incorporate more vegetables into their families’ diets, so this was a natural way for us to provide people with such a convenience. We take the process out of the process!”

The new pasta – with just one, simple ingredient and four servings of pasta per box – will be on shelves at Whole Foods Market stores nationwide beginning March 16 for $3.99 per box, on promotion, and then $4.99 per box at regular price. The squash joins Solely’s popular fruit jerky line, including the new and notable mango chili flavor, a finalist for Expo West’s prestigious NEXTY Awards.

“Solely’s Spaghetti Squash Pasta is innovative and fills a clear need for our customers looking for a nutritious and convenient meal,” said Tiffney Stuart, Global Grocery Merchant at Whole Foods Market. “We are excited to offer this product because it offers our customers a way to prepare a plant-based meal in a few short minutes without compromising on flavor.”

In addition to the new Spaghetti Squash Pasta, Solely unveils five new flavors of fruit jerky and two new flavors of dried fruit, all launching on-shelf at Whole Foods Market stores nationwide beginning April 1, 2020. The new flavors include:

  • Mango Chili Fruit Jerky and Mango Chili Dried Fruit – Chili adds a delicious kick to the sweetness of Solely’s best-selling mango fruit jerky with only two ingredients – one whole organic mango and organic chili.
  • Pineapple Chili Fruit Jerky and Pineapple Chili Dried Fruit – One half pineapple and chili with a little bit of sea salt combine to create a delicious, satisfying snack with just three ingredients.
  • Mango Drizzle Fruit Jerky, Pineapple Drizzle Fruit Jerky and Pineapple Coconut Drizzle Fruit Jerky – Solely’s classic flavors combine cold-pressed fruits with a drizzle of cacao for a delicious treat that contain a whole serving of organic fruit with three or fewer total ingredients.

All of Solely’s better-for-you, convenient snacks are certified organic, gluten free and Non-GMO Project verified. Other varietals include takes on mango, pineapple, and banana.

About Solely Solely, Inc. is a subsidiary of Mexico City-based Fruitex, SA of Mexico, 1,000-strong, innovative clean food company that is rethinking how food is developed, grown, sourced, processed and sold. Through Solely, Fruitex approaches each point in the product life cycle as a new problem to be solved, creating innovative methods of farming and production that result in revolutionary brands with a tangible difference. Solely is a complete lifestyle concept rather than a single product and has plans to roll out a wide variety of items across multiple categories.

Contacts

Media Contact: Sarah Ludlow sludlow@broadheadco.com 224-355-3427

Joanna Terry, jterry@souperbsoup.com  

Souperb LLC 

www.souperbsoup.com  

call (415) 685-8508 or email info@souperbsoup.com 

 

 

Increase your Deli Sales with Souperb’s Plant-Based Soups  

 

Souperb has been enjoying strong, steady, triple-digit YOY growth due to its unique nature and commitment to maintaining its high standards. Souperb’s fresh, refrigerated soups are made with non-GMO and gluten-free ingredients, with low sodium and without any added sugar. Additionally, many of Souperb’s flavors tout plant-based, paleo and keto friendly attributes. With delicious, comforting flavors, a recognizable ingredient list and easy-to-read nutrition label, Souperb is at the forefront of clean and convenient refrigerated soups.  

 

Offering exciting flavor combinations that are perfect for any time of year, Souperb’s premium, better-for-you soups are made using creative plant-based blends of nuts, herbs and spices. Flavor variety is an important element in any fresh soups line, and in total Souperb offers seven unique flavor varieties to choose from. These comforting, satisfying soups are sold in 24-ounce tubs (MSRP $7.99) in natural food stores like Whole Foods Market and Natural Grocers. They are typically found on the refrigerated shelves of prepared food or deli departments. 

 

Founder of Souperb, Joanna Terry, is dedicated to ensuring that Souperb is a trustworthy brand and is contributing to a healthy planet by using plant-based products, while making it easier to eat well and get the bounty of nutrients provided in vegetables. Souperb is proudly women-owned and women-run. 

 

Souperb understands today’s savvy and aware consumer. Those who seeks food with honest, clean ingredients rather than fillers and preservatives; who look at labels for ingredients they can pronounce and easily understand. Consumers have increased awareness about clean labels and seek products with transparency, and demand those products also be readily available and easy to prepare. Following the growth of convenience foods, ready-to-eat soups are in demand as consumers are faced with low time availability for food preparation, and seek fresh and readily available options. Today’s time-starved and busy families are looking out for healthy and quick options. Souperb satisfies with our comforting and convenient better-for-you soups. 

 

Learn more about Souperb at www.souperbsoup.com

Jan., 2020 Sarasota, FL Sovereign Silver is celebrating its 20th anniversary manufacturing and distributing its Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol to thousands of health stores and pharmacies nationwide. 

Founded in 1999, Sovereign Silver’s been the #1 selling silver brand for the past 15 straight years in the Immune Support category. Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol is the ultimate refinement for colloidal silver.  As supported by scientific peer-reviewed literature, bio-activity is pivotal to product safety and efficacy. Sovereign Silver is 98% bioactive. 

Sovereign Silver’s 20 years is only the beginning of its commitment to continue enriching lives with colloidal silver’s 2,400-year global use safeguarding human health. “Founded by my father, Sovereign Silver has always intended to be a multi-generational family company bringing one of history’s most health benefitting wonders to all of us.” says co-owner Theo Quinto.

Sovereign Silver produces Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol liquid bottles in various sizes and also makes a homeopathic first aid gel as a healing solution to a broad-spectrum of skin applications. The company operates out of its own custom, state-of-the-art, GMP-certified facility and laboratories, where it continues to perfect colloidal technology.

TEMPE, Ariz. — Spinato’s Fine Foods, the family-owned and operated company behind the first nationally distributed line of broccoli crust frozen pizza, is pleased to announce that its delicious frozen pizzas are now available for purchase online for “no-contact” home delivery.

Customers across the U.S. can now have their favorite Spinato’s Broccoli Crust Pizza delivered directly to their door. To reduce the need for in-person grocery shopping and serve people in locations where Spinato’s is not stocked in stores, the company’s new online shop makes it easy for customers to satisfy their pizza cravings without leaving the house.

“We wanted to make our frozen pizzas accessible from the comfort of home,” says Anthony Spinato, co-founder & president of Spinato’s Fine Foods. “To ensure the integrity and quality of our pizzas, we are specially packaging and shipping the pizzas to ensure they arrive safely and intact to consumers, making it easier for them to cross off one item from their list of to-dos.”

Spinato’s certified gluten-free pizzas feature the company’s innovative, nutrient-rich broccoli crust. They are made with only the best ingredients including rBST-free cheese, hormone-free chicken sausage, nitrite-free and nitrate-free pepperoni. The pizzas are also MSG-free and trans-fat-free.

Spinato’s 10” Broccoli Crust Pizzas are available in the following varieties: Mediterranean Supreme, Primavera, Margherita with Slow-Roasted Tomatoes, Get Meaty, Uncured Pepperoni, and Aged Asiago, Romano, Mozzarella. Customers can also order the 1Crust, a plain broccoli crust that is ready to be finished at home with toppings to make a customized pizza.

For more information about Spinato’s or to purchase online, visit www.spinatos.com.

About Spinato’s Fine Foods

Spinato’s was built on passion for good pizza, and sustained by a commitment to spreading goodness. With recipes perfected over 45 years in its family restaurants and test kitchen, the Spinato’s family set out to reinvigorate the frozen pizza category by providing consumers a certified gluten-free, vegetable-powered, flavor-focused pizza that rivaled “traditional” products. Empowered by a love of pizza and decades of pizza “know how” built into every bite, the company succeeded with the creation of its Broccoli Crust Pizzas. Currently distributed in select retail stores nationwide, Spinato’s is quickly becoming a leader in not only specialty pizza, but the entire the frozen pizza category. You can find the company ‘Growing Good’ at www.spinatos.com and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Spinato’s — Pizza, revitalized!

Press Contact: 

Nicole Lavella 

Crier Communications

spinatos@crierpr.com

TEMPE, Ariz. — Spinato’s Fine Foods, the maker of the very first broccoli crust frozen pizza, is excited to announce the newest addition to its line: 1Crust. This broccoli-based frozen pizza crust is certified gluten-free and enables consumers to add their favorite ingredients and toppings to make their own pizza at home.

Whether you enjoy meat lovers, extra cheese, Hawaiian, or veggies only on your pizza, Spinato’s 1Crust leaves it up to your cravings and dietary preferences. Made with real broccoli so it’s naturally gluten-free — each 1Crust provides a solid foundation to make a delicious, nutritious meal and experiment with new recipes. And like Spinato’s fully assembled frozen pizzas, 1Crust is made using only the best ingredients and is free of MSG or trans-fats. This flavor-filled pizza crust empowers pizza lovers to use their imagination and make the pizza of their dreams.

“Grocery shoppers no longer have to skip over the frozen food aisle in order to eat healthy,” says Anthony Spinato, co-founder and president of Spinato's Fine Foods. “Nor do they have to give up their favorite foods or spend hours in the kitchen cooking items from scratch. Based on our commitment to ‘Grow Good,’ we created this fun, new, build-your-own broccoli-based pizza crust to give consumers the freedom of adding their favorite toppings without compromising on convenience.”

In addition to being a great base for a delicious pizza, the crust can also be transformed into a variety of broccoli-powered meals, such as pita chips, flatbread, breadsticks, focaccia and more. An excellent source of both vitamin D and vitamin K, Spinato’s 1Crust is also packed with protein at 4 grams of protein per serving.

Spinato’s 10” 1Crust can be found in the freezer aisle of grocery stores nationwide for an MSRP of $5.99. For more information about Spinato’s, or for a store locator, visit www.spinatos.com.

About Spinato’s Fine Foods Spinato’s was built on passion for good pizza, and sustained by a commitment to spreading goodness. With recipes perfected over 45 years in its family restaurants and test kitchen, the Spinato’s family set out to reinvigorate the frozen pizza category by providing consumers a certified gluten-free, vegetable-powered, flavor-focused pizza that rivaled “traditional” products. Empowered by a love of pizza and decades of pizza “know how” built into every bite, the company succeeded with the creation of its Broccoli Crust Pizzas. Currently distributed in select retail stores nationwide, Spinato’s is quickly becoming a leader in not only specialty pizza, but the entire the frozen pizza category. You can find the company ‘Growing Good’ at www.spinatos.com and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Spinato’s — Pizza, revitalized!

Press Contact: 

Nicole Lavella 

Crier Communications

spinatos@crierpr.com

Spinato’s Fine Foods Expands Line of Broccoli Crust Pizzas
by: Spinato's Fine Foods, Inc. (#N1939)

TEMPE, Ariz. — Spinato’s Fine Foods, the family-owned and operated company behind the first nationally distributed line of broccoli crust frozen pizza is pleased to introduce two new flavors to the line — Uncured Pepperoni, an all-time classic, and Get Meaty, a meat-packed pizza for meat lovers.  

Like all of Spinato’s Broccoli Crust Pizzas, these two new flavors are certified and naturally gluten-free and comprised of only the best ingredients such as rBST-free cheese, nitrate-free and nitrite-free pepperoni, and Spinato’s famous sauce featuring herbs and vine-ripened tomatoes from local farms. Thanks to an innovative approach, Spinato’s is revitalizing the vegetable-based and gluten-free pizza category with flavor and novelty. Now Spinato’s fans can enjoy even more variety with a total of six flavors to choose from.

“We’re committed to “growing good” so we created our Broccoli Crust Pizzas to fill a void that we were seeing within the category,” explained Anthony Spinato, co-founder & president of Spinato’s Fine Foods. “Consumers were burnt out on cauliflower-based products while gluten-free pizzas skimped on flavor and over-delivered on unhealthful ingredients. Knowing that the taste and nutritional benefits of broccoli far outweighs that of cauliflower, we decided to create a Broccoli Crust Pizza that would rival not only healthy pizza, but the entire frozen pizza category—and we succeeded.”

Providing a modern approach to pizza, Spinato’s Broccoli Crust Pizzas are also a protein-lover’s paradise. The Uncured Pepperoni is packed with 9 grams of protein and is also a rich source of calcium, potassium and iron with only 240 calories per serving. Spinato’s Get Meaty Broccoli Crust Pizza contains 10 grams of protein per serving and is topped with Italian sausage, pepperoni, Canadian bacon and oregano. This item is also on the menus of the Spinato family’s five Phoenix-based pizzerias.

Spinato’s 10” Broccoli Crust Pizzas can be found in the freezer aisle of grocery stores nationwide for an MSRP of $8.99. For more information about Spinato’s, or to learn where Spinato’s products are sold near you, please visit www.spinatos.com

About Spinato’s Fine Foods

Spinato’s was built on passion for good pizza, and sustained by a commitment to spreading goodness. With recipes perfected over 45 years in its family restaurants and test kitchen, the Spinato’s family set out to reinvigorate the frozen pizza category by providing consumers a certified gluten-free, vegetable-powered, flavor-focused pizza that rivaled “traditional” products. Empowered by a love of pizza and decades of pizza “know how” built into every bite, the company succeeded with the creation of its Broccoli Crust Pizzas. Currently distributed in select retail stores nationwide, Spinato’s is quickly becoming a leader in not only specialty pizza, but the entire the frozen pizza category. You can find the company ‘Growing Good’ at www.spinatos.com and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Spinato’s — Pizza, revitalized!

Press Contact: 

Nicole Lavella 

Crier Communications

spinatos@crierpr.com

TEMPE, Ariz.-- Spinato's Fine Foods, the first and only provider of frozen pizza featuring crust made with broccoli, is pleased to announce the expanded sales distribution of its Broccoli Crust Pizza, which is now available for purchase in grocery chains across the country including Albertsons, Safeway, Sprouts and more.

Spinato's better-for-you pizza features nutrient-rich broccoli to create its flavorful crust and is made with only the best ingredients, including rBST-free cheese, hormone-free chicken sausage, nitrite-free and nitrate-free pepperoni and Spinato's famous sauce with herbs and vine-ripened tomatoes from local farms. Spinato's Broccoli Crust Pizza is also certified gluten-free, MSG-free and trans-fat-free.

After launching in October 2018, Spinato's Broccoli Crust Pizzas quickly won a sofi™ New Product Award and Delicious Living's Taste Test Award and the momentum only continues to grow.

"Grocery stores are seeing a great demand for plant-based pizza alternatives, and not just with cauliflower," says Anthony Spinato, cofounder and president of Spinato's. "After tasting our broccoli crust pizza, consumers are just as excited about our products as we are. We are thrilled that more shoppers nationwide will now be able to give our pizzas a try."

Available in four varieties—Mediterranean Supreme; Primavera; Aged Asiago, Romano, Mozzarella; and Margherita with Slow-Roasted Tomatoes—Spinato's Broccoli Crust Frozen Pizzas are now sold in nearly 2,000 stores across the country for an SRP of $8.99.

To find Spinato's Broccoli Crust Pizza at a store near you, please visit www.spinatos.com/store-locator. If you would like to request Spinato's Broccoli Crust Pizza be sold at your local supermarket, please see our website.

About Spinato's Fine Foods Spinato's was built on a passion for handmade, authentic pizza. With recipes perfected over 45 years in its family restaurants and test kitchen, Spinato's flavor-focused frozen pizzas and unique pasta sauces offer naturally gluten-free and plant-based mealtime alternatives. Currently distributed in select retail stores nationwide, Spinato's is quickly becoming a leader among specialty pizza products. With certified gluten-free dough, the best ingredients, authentic sauces, 100% pure mozzarella toppings, and unexpected flavor combinations, Spinato's has built decades of pizza "know how" into every savory bite. Raise your Pie-Q at www.spinatos.com and join in on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Press Contact: 

Nicole Lavella 

Crier Communications

spinatos@crierpr.com

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April 2, 2020

 

CONTACT

Kelly Perkins, President/CEO

Spinster Sisters Inc.

303-501-0005

kelly@spinstersistersco.com

301 Commercial Road, Suite G, Golden, CO 80401

www.spinstersistersco.com

 

Spinster Sisters scores national NEXTY Award for Best New Hemp-CBD Product

Muscle Stuff With CBD tops record pool of nominees

(GOLDEN, Colo.) — Spinster Sisters’ meticulous commitment to both effectiveness and sustainability in developing its new Muscle Stuff With CBD has been rewarded with a coveted NEXTY Award for Best New Hemp-CBD Product.

 

Muscle Stuff With CBD is one of only 22 winners of the New Hope Network 2020 Natural Products Expo West NEXTY Awards for outstanding new products in the natural products industry, selected by a panel of industry experts from more than 1,000 entries and announced on March 25, 2020.

 

“This roll-on hemp CBD looks like those orange push-up ice creams from the Good Humor man, but this won’t make you feel regret afterwards — quite the opposite,” wrote the awards program team. “It smells nice, thanks to classic ingredients that both cool and warm the skin, including camphor, menthol, arnica, cayenne pepper, habanero peppers and essential oils to go along with the 250 mg of non-GMO CBD. It smells just divine. We also like the all-in enviro ethic from the woman-owned Spinster Sisters — the Colorado company is wind-powered, and the product itself is biodegradable. There are no sulfates, phthalates, parabens or pesticides present. It makes for a nice, clean, convenient package for sore muscles.”

 

Spinster Sisters has newly expanded its lineup of safe, gentle and natural skin care products to include goods crafted with THC-free Full-Spectrum CBD. In keeping with the company’s philosophy, the CBD is non-GMO and pesticide free, carefully sourced from growers in Colorado and Kentucky. 

 

“I am so honored and thrilled,” says Kelly Perkins, founder and CEO of Spinster Sisters. “This is the single product that I worked hardest on formulating, and I am so proud to have won this prestigious award.”  

 

Muscle Stuff With CBD is crafted to induce tingling sensations when applied to the skin, making it perfect for use after a workout. Cannabidiol (CBD) is extracted from the flowers and buds of marijuana or hemp plants and does not contain THC. Spinster Sisters’ Muscle Stuff With CBD contains 250 mg of CBD per 2.1-oz tube.

 

“We have carefully selected these 22 winners as they are pushing the natural products industry toward a healthy future for people and planet,” says Chris McGurrin, the manager of the NEXTY Awards program. “The winners inspire change and integrity in everything from ingredients to packaging.”

 

The NEXTY Awards are a twice-annual award connected to New Hope Network’s Natural Products Expo shows in March and September. They were created to recognize the pinnacle of excellence in the natural products industry, elevating impactful brands and products that inspire a healthy, sustainable future for people and planet while also having proven consumer approval.

 

Muscle Stuff With CBD is one of the first releases in Spinster Sisters’ range of skin care products to include CBD; others include Herbal Salve With CBD, Body Lotion Bar With CBD and Bath Butta’ Bomb With 75 Mg CBD in Eucalyptus Lime and Lavender Rose. These can be found at https://cbd.spinstersistersco.com.

 

“Spinster Sisters has always sought to be at the leading edge of environmentally friendly and sustainable products that smell beautiful, feel amazing and work flawlessly,” says Perkins. “Our commitment to innovative formulations with natural ingredients is at the heart of our growth.”

 

Recipients of this press release, please contact sales@spinstersistersco.com for a free sample of the Muscle Stuff With CBD.

 

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Spinster Sisters products are handcrafted in small batches in Golden, Colorado. The company uses only the finest natural ingredients sourced locally whenever possible. Rich with essential oils and botanicals, the products are safe, gentle, sulfate free and hypoallergenic. The manufacturing facility, fondly referred to as the Microsoapery, is powered by renewable energy for the lowest possible impact on the environment. Spinster Sisters sells to the trade via gift shops, boutiques, salons, e-commerce sites, pharmacies, natural grocery stores and other general retailers. Visit www.spinstersistersco.com for more information.

ARVADA, Colo. — Dec. 5, 2019 — Straight Hemp, a CBD wellness company led by industry veterans focused on manufacturing premium and reliable products, has been accepted into the U.S. Hemp Authority Certification Program.

"Straight Hemp is committed to providing consumers with the full benefits of the hemp plant as nature intended," said Devin Alvarez, CEO and founder of Straight Hemp. "Being accepted into the U.S. Hemp Authority Certification Program not only gives consumers peace of mind that our third-party lab-tested products are made with the highest standards, the certification also sets the standard for companies that operate responsibly and prioritize consumer safety and compliance."

Meeting the stringent standards of the U.S. Hemp Authority requires brands to adhere to strict self-regulatory standards through independent third-party auditing. The certification program is a national hemp industry initiative to give confidence to consumers and law enforcement that certified hemp products are safe and legal. Straight Hemp products will now be licensed to use the Certified Seal of the U.S. Hemp Authority™ on all products.

"Unfortunately, there are questionable hemp products on store shelves that don't contain what the label claims," Mr. Alvarez added. "Straight Hemp is proud to help lead the way in product transparency and ensuring consumers are getting what they're paying for, which is why we pursued this certification."

With straightforward formulas, higher terpenes and rigorous testing, Straight Hemp's products are known for their high quality. Straight Hemp is available for purchase online in all 50 states, and select brick-and-mortar retailers.

About Straight Hemp

Straight Hemp leads the CBD industry by upholding uncompromising standards of quality. We focus on three key aspects: the best genetics, the best growing conditions, and an amazing proprietary extraction technology. All of these initiatives are backed by test protocols that far exceed any regulatory demands. As a result, our products deliver 3-5 times more bioactive compounds than other CBD products. Our customers say they can feel the difference: and that’s why Straight Hemp remains the brand of choice for discerning CBD product users, everywhere.

Media Contact: Trevor Maniscalo, Grasslands: A Journalism-Minded Agency, trevor@mygrasslands.com, 630-841-1017

ARVADA, Colo. — Nov. 5, 2019 — Straight Hemp, a CBD wellness company focused on providing safe and reliable products, announced today the launch of its CBD oil and balm products in wellness supermarket chain Earth Fare.

Earth Fare is the largest retailer that Straight Hemp has partnered with to date. Straight Hemp’s products will be available in 57 Earth Fare locations across 10 states, reaching more mainstream and health-conscious shoppers.

As the number-one selling dietary supplement in natural channels, CBD is growing in popularity and consumers are demanding higher quality products. With so many CBD products to choose from, consumers often lean on natural retailers for expertise. Straight Hemp's partnership with Earth Fare will provide more access to consumer education and high-quality CBD products.

"Straight Hemp's mission is to get the best products into as many consumers' hands as possible who need them. Natural channel chains are one way to do that," said Erin Reynolds, Director of Sales at Straight Hemp. "Earth Fare is a clear partner in this endeavor, and we are aligned with their philosophy of being a community-driven retailer known for giving back. We are thrilled to be working with them."

With straightforward formulas, higher terpenes and rigorous testing, Straight Hemp’s products are known for their high quality. In addition to the Earth Fare locations, Straight Hemp is available for purchase online in all 50 states, and select brick-and-mortar retailers.

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About Straight Hemp: Straight Hemp leads the CBD industry by upholding uncompromising standards of quality. We focus on three key aspects: the best genetics, the best growing conditions, and an amazing proprietary extraction technology. All of these initiatives are backed by test protocols that far exceed any regulatory demands. As a result, our products deliver 3-5 times more bioactive compounds than other CBD products. Our customers say they can feel the difference: and that’s why Straight Hemp remains the brand of choice for discerning CBD product users, everywhere.

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Alex Gnibus, Grasslands, at 760-845-5399 or alex@mygrasslands.com.

COW-POWERED ELECTRIC CARS ACCELERATE CLIMATE-POSITIVE TRANSPORTATION WITH LOW-CARBON FUEL STANDARDS PROGRAM

November 20, 2019 – PETALUMA, Calif., Straus Family Creamery, a leader in organic farming and sustainable dairy innovation, announces a collaboration between its Founder and CEO Albert Straus’ organic dairy farm and BMW Group. Together, they’re making low carbon charging available for BMW’s electric vehicle (EV) customers in California allowing EV drivers to “source” a cleaner charge from electricity generated at an organic dairy farm.

This collaboration between the Straus Organic Dairy Farm and BMW Group is using a new pathway that uses biogas to create electricity that can charge electric cars. It’s the first-of-its-kind in the auto industry. Through the Low Carbon Fuel Standards (LCFS) Program, they’re creating renewable energy with negative carbon intensity  – one of the cleanest energy sources available in California.

“With the current climate change crisis, the relationship that we’re forging with BMW is essential” said Albert Straus, founder and CEO, Straus Family Creamery. “Not only will this help farmers in rural communities, but partnerships like these are critical to help the planet.”

“This collaboration is the first of its kind in the auto industry,” said Bernhard Kuhnt, president and CEO, BMW of North America. “It is a perfect fit for the BMW Group, which has long valued creative technologies and partnerships that can contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”

The LCFS program helps meet the urgent need to decrease greenhouse gas emissions in both the transportation and farming sectors, allowing dairy farmers access to a new revenue stream while achieving emission-reduction goals required by California law. The LCFS program allows dairy farms that install methane biodigesters, which capture methane (a greenhouse gas) from the cows’ manure and transform it into electrical power, to earn money for generating electricity that can be used to power EVs.

The LCFS program is part of California’s Global Warming Solutions Act (AB32), the LCFS was created to reduce the carbon intensity (CI) of the transportation sector by 10 percent by 2020. Under the LCFS program, producers of fossil fuels used for California transportation must trade credits from low carbon fuel makers, thereby subsidizing the cost of producing low carbon fuels and incentivizing their expansion.

Methane digesters cost anywhere from $500,000 to $2 million for small organic farms such as those in the Straus Family Creamery independent supplier network, making adoption a challenging goal for most family-run dairy operations – even those committed to sustainable agricultural practices.

Under the LCFS program, a dairy farm can earn five to 10 times more revenue for selling their renewable energy credits compared to a standard power purchase agreement with a utility buyer. This increased revenue makes it more likely that small-scale organic dairy farmers will invest in a biodigester.

Livestock agriculture contributes 14.5 percent of total global climate emissions and 4.2 percent of the total United States emissions. Dairy manure accounts for about a quarter of California’s methane emissions. The Straus Organic Dairy Farm and BMW Group’s collaboration is a significant step forward in lowering emissions while helping family farms be viable and climate resilient. The existing operating methane digester at the Straus Organic Dairy Farm reduces methane emissions by 1,600 metric tons of CO2e annually.

“When BMW set out to make electric vehicles, we intended to make sustainability a core design element that extended beyond the vehicle itself,” said Adam Langton, BMW energy manger. “Now, we’re making the electricity that goes into our vehicles as clean as possible while helping support the state’s farming and food system.”

Joseph Button, sustainability director, Straus Family Creamery, added, “Albert Straus is creating a model where sustainable organic dairy farming is a climate-change solution. Biodigesters are the technological innovation at the crux of that model. This collaboration is helping us to support organic family farms while delivering major climate-positive impacts.”

Straus Organic Dairy Farm is actively working with BMW Group and BTR Energy to advance new small-scale digester technology and bring more bioelectric fuel to the market. BMW Group announced the partnership today during the Los Angeles Auto Show’s Media Day.

About Straus Family Creamery Based in Marshall, CA, Straus Family Creamery is a Northern California, certified organic creamery offering minimally processed milk, cream, yogurt, butter, sour cream, ice cream, and a variety of wholesale and specialty dairy products distributed throughout the Western United States. The Creamery makes minimally-processed dairy products from organic milk supplied by family farms in Marin and Sonoma Counties, including the Straus Organic Dairy Farm, which is the first certified organic dairy farm west of the Mississippi River. Straus Family Creamery, the first 100 percent certified organic creamery in the United States, continues to make business decisions based on its mission to help sustain family farms, revitalize rural communities, and protect the environment. The family-owned business sustains collaborative relationships with the family farms that supply it milk, offering stable prices and predictability in what can otherwise be a volatile marketplace. Learn about the Straus difference at StrausFamilyCreamery.comFacebookInstagramTwitterYouTube, and Linkedin.

BMW Group in America BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975.  Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003.  The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars; Designworks, a strategic design consultancy based in California; technology offices in Silicon Valley and Chicago, and various other operations throughout the country.  BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is the BMW Group global center of competence for BMW X models and manufactures the X3, X4, X5, X6 and X7 Sports Activity Vehicles. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 348 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 149 BMW motorcycle retailers, 121 MINI passenger car dealers, and 38 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers.  BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

Information about BMW products is available to consumers via the Internet at: www.bmwusa.com.

Journalist note: Information about BMW and its products in the USA is available to journalists on-line at www.bmwusanews.com.

 

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https://www.strausfamilycreamery.com/straus-family-creamery-facilities-receive-true-zero-waste-certification-by-green-business-certification-inc/ THE CREAMERY BECOMES THE WORLD’S FIRST GOLD LEVEL TRUE® ZERO WASTE CERTIFIED DAIRY MANUFACTURING FACILITY

November 12, 2019 – PETALUMA, Calif., Straus Family Creamery, the first 100 percent certified organic creamery in the United States, announces that its creamery in Marshall and its offices and warehouse in Petaluma were awarded TRUE® (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) Zero Waste Certification at the Gold level. The creamery is the first in the world to receive TRUE®   Zero Waste Certification. TRUE certification, administered by Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI), enables facilities to define, pursue and achieve their zero waste goals, cut their carbon footprint, and support public health.

Straus Family Creamery continues 25 years of tradition in sustainable business leadership, reaching its goal of zero waste by diverting a total of more than 1 million pounds from landfills and the environment. This goal is part of the mission-driven company’s climate change strategy and includes innovative practices to reduce waste.

Straus Family Creamery has long pursued climate-friendly agricultural practices, with climate resilience central to the company’s operating procedures. At the Marshall creamery, where Straus produces award-winning organic milk, yogurt, butter, ice cream, and sour cream, 92 percent of waste was diverted from landfills in 2018. This waste diversion, which includes avoidance, reduction, reuse, and recycling, is equivalent to more than 880,000 pounds of material.

Another practice is transporting the creamery’s milk waste six miles to the Straus Dairy Farm, where it is used in the farm’s methane (anaerobic) digester. The digester, operating since 2004, transforms milk waste and cow manure into biogas, which generates all the electricity for the farm. The byproduct (called “digestate”) is also returned to the pastures to build nutrient-rich soil – a circular process that will help the 500-acre Straus Dairy Farm achieve its goal of a carbon-neutral dairy farming system by 2022.

“I believe that circular business practices help strengthen our communities for the next generation,” said Albert Straus, founder and CEO, Straus Family Creamery.  “I am proud of our sustainability team for leading us to achieve our zero waste goals and become TRUE Gold certified so we can build a better future.  “

At the Petaluma offices and warehouse, the company diverted 95 percent of the waste stream from landfills, resulting in more than 153,000 pounds of waste reduction. This high rate is achieved by separating “hard-to-recycle” materials, including shrink wrap and milk bottle caps. In 2018, the Straus’ team manually collected more than 18,000 pounds of milk bottle caps that were recycled. The caps fit on reusable glass milk bottles, which have been a cornerstone of the Straus brand since its launch in 1994. The glass bottles keep an estimated 500,000 pounds of milk containers and plastic out of the landfill each year.

Waste reduction strategies have also been implemented across Straus’ supply chain. Innovations include reusable pallet wraps and durable, reusable milk crates, which replace cardboard boxes, and working with a local packing vendor to switch from cardboard boxes to reusable containers.

Straus Family Creamery employees are also partners in waste reduction. In the break- room reusable dish towels and bulk snacks are provided. The sustainability team leads frequent zero waste trainings to educate employees to properly sort recyclables and compost food waste. Employees of the “Straus Environmental Stewardship” team demonstrate zero waste leadership by committing to waste management goals within their departments.

The TRUE® Zero Waste program strives to change the way materials flow through society so that all products are eventually reused and diverted from landfill, incineration (waste-to-energy) and the environment.

“Zero waste is an important part of any company’s sustainability strategy,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, U.S. Green Building Council and GBCI. “Through TRUE, we’re helping companies like Straus Family Creamery enhance operations in a way that is transforming the sustainability of our facilities and improving our quality of life.”

About Straus Family Creamery Based in Marshall, CA, Straus Family Creamery is a Northern California, certified organic creamery offering minimally processed milk, cream, yogurt, butter, sour cream, ice cream, and a variety of wholesale and specialty dairy products distributed throughout the Western United States. The Creamery makes minimally-processed dairy products from organic milk supplied by family farms in Marin and Sonoma Counties, including the Straus Dairy Farm, which is the first certified organic dairy farm west of the Mississippi River. Straus Family Creamery, the first 100 percent certified organic creamery in the United States, continues to make business decisions based on its mission to help sustain family farms, revitalize rural communities, and protect the environment. The family-owned business sustains collaborative relationships with the family farms that supply it milk, offering stable prices and predictability in what can otherwise be a volatile marketplace. Learn about the Straus difference at StrausFamilyCreamery.comFacebookInstagramTwitterYouTube, and Linkedin.

About Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) GBCI is the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally. Established in 2008, GBCI exclusively administers project certifications and professional credentials and certificates within the framework of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating systems, as well as the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES), TRUE Zero Waste Certification, Parksmart, the PEER standard for power systems, the WELL building standard, EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies), Investor Confidence Project (ICP) for energy efficiency retrofits and the GRESB benchmark, which is used by

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MEDIA CONTACTS Shereen Mahnami Director of Communications Straus Family Creamery 707-776-2887 x2149 shereen@strausmilk.com

Haven Bourque Haven B Media 415-505-3473 haven@havenbmedia.com

https://www.strausfamilycreamery.com/straus-family-creamery-facilities-receive-true-zero-waste-certification-by-green-business-certification-inc/

1000-year-old Japanese Sustainable Cultivation approach produces the best tasting Shiitake.

Cultivation video(*click here)

1) We only use 15-YEAR-OLD SAWTOOTH OAK logs  

The best tasting Shiitake grows on 15-year-old sawtooth oak logs that produce the sweetest sap and the most abundant acorns.

2)TWO YEARS FROM SPAWNING TO HARVEST 

The organic master spawn is exposed naturally and slowly for two years. Patience directly translates to taste and texture.

3) Two Season only Harvest

Outdoor-grown Shiitake exposed 100% to natural elements can only be harvested in Spring and Autumn. Slow natural absorption of nutrients and moisture produces the best texture and taste.

Our Shiitake dried within half a day of harvesting ensures the best flavor and quality.

4) Not only naturally sustainable but also SUSTAINABLE LOCAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.

We use over 600+local developers to support and sustain a local economic and social community. Larger, more enterprises driven companies cannot business justify a slower, more natural, labor-intensive, and sustainable Shiitake growing approach. 

5) NEW SEEDLINGS GROW FROM THE CUT TREE STUMPS 

After the first spawn which takes 2 years, the logs last about five years before replacing. After five years, the logs are transported to a corner of the "hodaba" (Shiitake cultivation site) as a habitat for rhinoceros beetles, which will turn the wood into dust. The beetles are also appreciated as pets by Japanese children.

In the spring, seedlings will grow from the freshly cut sawtooth oak stumps. The oaks on the mountain will regrow and cut after 15 years to restart the sustainable growing cycle.

Sustainable and environmentally friendly Shiitake Harvesting, Sweet Japanese Oak Log cultivation, and Local Community Development are vital to the success of a great tasting Shiitake and the Sugimoto Shiitake Company.

The Shiitake mushroom used in our -SHIN- Umami Powder are cultivated on Japanese sweet sap oak. This is purely the best log to use when growing them. It will give that “Natural” color, flavor, and texture along with the highest Vitamin D contents, and of course, the 3rd Umami “Guanylate”.

Mix Blend Ingredients

Shiitake mushrooms powder, Tomato powder, Sea salt, Shiitake mushrooms extract, Onion Powder, Yeast extract,

Classic Ingredients

Shiitake mushrooms powder

Nagoya, JAPAN – Globalbrand Inc. is proud to present the UMAMI Powder, “~SHIN~” series, which delivers UMAMI to your daily life meal, transforming them to a next level flavor. UMAMI is a savory taste, deep satisfied flavor, origin of Japan and can go with any meals. Moreover, it is enhanced with other UMAMI. It means that combining our UMAMI Powder; the ~SHIN~ series (Guanylate), with the other UMAMI ingredients found in numerous different food, such as Glutamate (beans, tomato, etc.) and Inosinate (meat, fish, etc.), will boost the flavor up to 30 times. Our UMAMI powder is made from natural cultivated shiitake mushrooms and pesticide-free! They are cultivated in open wood, using the sweet sap oak which best suits on this cultivation. In order to select the most suitable Shiitake mushrooms for powdering, the raw material will go through 2 different sorting process. Also, the dried products will be stored in a temperature, and humidity controlled refrigerator to maintain the best quality and nutrition content. Our mushrooms are milled and filled at a factory, which has acquired the international food safety system certification standard “FSSC22000” under the sanitary management in accordance with HACCP.

*The “FSSC22000” certified factory specified by our company is a food safety standard adopted by GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) which is an international union organization.

If you have any questions, comments or would like to meet us, Please contact Issei “Jack” Nakamura, Issei@globalbrand.co.jp

Contact Person Issei “Jack” NAKAMURA Globalbrand Inc. 310-808-3579 Issei@globalbrand.co.jp

1st 100% Organic Forest-Grown Shiitake mushroom by SUGIMOTO Shiitake at the Natural Products Expo West 2020

Miyazaki, Japan (February 24, 2020) SUGIMOTO Shiitake is excited to exhibit our products at the Natural Products Expo West 2020, Thursday, March 5 - Saturday, March 7, in Anaheim, CA. SUGIMOTO Shiitake will showcase its Organic Forest-grown Japanese Shiitake mushroom in Arena: Natural & Specialty Foods BOOTH 106(*Click here).

Rave Reviews at the 2020 Winter Fancy Food Show

"Forest-grown Shiitake, from sweet sap oak trees in Japan, these were insanely good & the texture was perfection. You won't believe these were previously dried!" by Instagram @chelseapearl.

"Shiitake Mushrooms naturally cultivated outdoors on special sweet sap oak logs. Grown by local farmers on Kyushu, a Southern island of Japan." by the SFA Trendspotter Panel, on their official selections for Winter Show trends.

Product Description

Our Forest-Grown dried Shiitake mushroom is cultivated locally by 600+ traceability managed growers. The growers use a 1,000-year-old Japanese approach to grow sustainable Sweet Sap Oak Tree logs that are recognized in Japan as producing the best-tasting and textured Shiitake. 

Cultivation video(*click here)

Tradition + Innovation

Our Shiitake is perhaps the only Kosher certified Shiitake that are 100% Forest-Grown. We use a far-infrared drying approach, which minimizes moisture to less than 9% (others are 12%+) to preserve a premium taste and quality. Our Shiitake has the most natural Vitamin D, 9680 IU/100g. More info(*click here)

  Very Vegan-Friendly: why? 

1) Nature's Umami Bomb (The 3rd Umami)

Shiitake makes vegan foods more delicious. The drying process breaks the Shiitake's cell membrane, and the rehydrating produces Guanylate. Guanylate is a not well known 3rd Umami, which boosts the Umami taste of foods.

More info (*click here)

2) The most abundant Vitamin D of plant-based foods,

Shiitake mushroom is a rare vegan food that has rich vitamin D content. Furthermore, we expose all of our Shiitake under ultraviolet rays, to produce the most vitamin D of all-natural foods. Vitamin D boosts the immune system and helps fight Cold, Flu, and other Viruses.

More info (*click here)

3) Meaty!

Forest-grown Shiitake is a rare natural food that has a meaty texture. The texture is a critical taste factor, bringing us satisfaction and happiness.

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JapaneseShiitake/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Shiitake_Japan/

Cooking video 50+ (English/Japanese/Chinese): https://shiitakejapan.com/

Kosher: https://oukosher.org/companies/sugimoto-co-ltd/

 

COMPANY NAME MEDIA CONTACT: 

Tony Sugimoto, CEO, SUGIMOTO Co., Ltd.

tony@sugimoto.co

Company Profile (*click here)

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