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Leading organic hemp and herbal brand enters natural products space with full line of tinctures, topicals, pet oils, massage oils, and herbal teas    

 

CENTRAL POINT, OR (Feb. 27, 2020) - Wednesday, March 4, Southern Oregon based Sun God Medicinals, pioneer of plant-based organic wellness products and winner of two Natural Product Expo East NEXTY awards in 2019, announced today that it will attend the Natural Products Expo West 2020, and present their full apothecary at two booths in addition to a table at the Organic marketplace.

 

“Last year we had a hard time meeting everyone at one small booth,” said Brie Malarkey, CEO of Sun God Medicinals. “This year we are splitting up and will be available at multiple locations for an opportunity to meet everyone’s needs!” 

 

Sun God Medicinals will be sampling their loose leaf, flower & root herbal teas, plus hemp tinctures at the Fresh Ideas Organic Marketplace located in the big white tent in front of the Anaheim Marriott. Find them at table F-34 on Wednesday, March 4, from 11am-4pm.

 

Wednesday, March 4, through Friday, March 6, Sun God Medicinals can be found at booth #H700 in the Hot Products Pavillon - at the Hilton California BallRoom, located on Level 2. As well as Thursday, March 5, through Saturday, March 7, they can be found at booth #4728 in Hall D: Supplements - at the Convention Center. 

 

“We are very excited to share our new products with this year’s Expo West attendees, and to be returning as Expo East 2019 NEXTY Award winners for best condition specific supplements and best Hemp/CBD product, ” said Malarkey. “We were honored to have been recognized for our efforts to combine hemp & other herbal allies in our mission to promote herbal compounding with the cannabis plant.”

 

Founded in the Summer of 2014 by husband and wife team Brie Malarkey & Jon Cunningham, Sun God Medicinals is a whole-plant, certified organic, herbal company with a mission to blend and extract quality, healing herbs from Southern Oregon. The company formulates with the health of the end-user in mind. From artisan herbal teas and tinctures to soothing topicals and more, the product line aims to help people find the right herbs formulated for specific actions on the body like sleep and immune support.

 

Sun God Medicinals offers multiple product lines including: individual herb tinctures in theRa Herbals line (43 products), loose leaf, flower, & root herbal teas (15 different varieties), compounded herbal tinctures (14 products in the line),hemp & herb compounded tinctures (11 products in the line), hemp & herb pet oils (4 products) hemp & herb topicals (5 products), pure hemp capsules (2 products), pure hemp tinctures (7 products), and aromatherapy hemp massage oils (4 products). 

 

Attendees are encouraged to stop by the booths to learn about their certified organic, all-natural, full-spectrum products that are healthy, delicious, made in the USA, and highly rated by satisfied customers. Sun God Medicinals will offer exclusive specials such as 25% off all first time orders at the show and the founder, Brie Malarkey, will be at the convention center booth to answer all questions and take interviews by appointment.  

Sun God Medicinals’ infused products are formulated with organic herbs that may provide comfort and support for specific conditions. Sun God Medicinals only uses organically grown, healing herbs that can be cultivated in beautiful Southern Oregon.

 

To learn more about Sun God Medicinals and its product offerings visit www.sungodmedicinals.com

 

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About Sun God Medicinals

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

 

About Naturals Products Expo West

Natural Products Expo West is the leading show for tracking the trends that drive innovation in food and consumer products with more than 3,500 exhibiting companies, including more than 600 brands making their Expo West debut. 

 

About New Hope Network New Hope Network is at the forefront of the healthy lifestyle products industry. With solutions for the complete supply chain from manufacturers, retailers/distributors, service providers and ingredient suppliers, the network offers a robust portfolio of content, events, data, research and consultative services. Through its mission of growing healthy markets to bring more health to more people, New Hope Network helps businesses identify the people, products, partnerships and trends that create better opportunities and connections. For more information visit http://www.newhope.com.  

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Contact: Brie Malarkey, CEO / (541) 423-8081 / ceo@sunbreezeinc.com

Introducing: Compostable Valves
by: Swiss Pack Canada (#N1944)

Rootree is excited to announce the latest addition to our RT Compostable™ lineup: compostable coffee valves! After extensive testing and searching, we have found an eco-friendly valve that meets our compostable standards and are pleased to offer this option to our environmentally conscious coffee clients (try saying that five times fast!).

Did you know that freshly roasted coffee releases carbon dioxide as a by-product of the roasting process? This is called de-gassing. If coffee is roasted and then immediately placed in a sealed bag, the bag will expand and is likely to rupture. On the other hand, if you leave it exposed to the air to de-gas, you risk losing that fresh flavour and quality. This is why de-gassing valves are so important! These one-way valves allow the carbon dioxide to escape from the bag without allowing oxygen in - that means you can immediately bag your freshly-roasted coffee without any worries about quality or exploding bags.

Our compostable coffee valves look, work, and feel just like the conventional one-way valves, keeping your coffee fresh and leaving your customers with that eco-friendly feeling.

The addition of compostable coffee valves means that the transition from conventional materials to compostable materials has become easier than ever before for our coffee clients. Contact our Sales Team today to get a sample pack or a quote for your sustainable coffee packaging project.

Our compostable packaging is made from non-GMO cornstarch and sustainably sourced wood pulp materials and has been third-party certified to compost in ~8 months.

Products in our RT Compostable™ line are recommended for home composting after the removal of the zipper and/or valve. Our zippers and valves are industrial compostable, meaning they need more heat and oxygen to compost than a home composter can provide.

Always check with your local waste management centre before placing compostable packaging in your green bin. Our compostable packaging looks and feels just like conventional packaging, so it's highly likely to be sorted out of the compost stream into the landfill stream by waste management centres unless they specifically accept compostable packaging.

Want to learn more? Visit our RT Compostable™ page. 

Rootree of Canada (rootree.ca/), a provider of digitally printed flexible packaging, is expanding operations to lead a global movement for greener packaging, including with fully compostable flexible packaging.

The Burlington, Ontario-based converting and packaging company is doubling its print capacity with the addition of a second HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press for flexible packaging. The higher capacity will support increasing demand for fully compostable flexible packaging using various technologies, including the HP Indigo Pack Ready Lamination Solution.

Rootree’s compostable pouches use films that are 100 percent home-compostable. The company's next move is to continue with the development and certification of home-compostable inks and adhesives.

Recently rebranded as Rootree and previously known as Swiss Pack, the company was the first owner of the HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press in Canada, as well as the first owner of the Pack Ready Laminator in North America. The digital printing equipment helped it transform its business from fulfillment house to full-service packaging provider, manufacturing with up to 75 percent less waste than conventional packaging manufacturing.

The 30-inch HP Indigo 20000 can print virtually any sized flexible packaging application with unlimited variation and support demand for growing SKUs, alongside benefits of reduced waste from minimal setup and production of only the quantities needed. The solution provides converters the freedom to produce nearly any flexible packaging application, in addition to labels, and shrink sleeves on film or paper — all with the proven quality and color to help meet strict brand requirements.

Rootree specializes in stand-up pouches, coffee bags, custom-printed pouches and three-side seal pouches including flat and pillow pouches, with a goal to maintain high quality while minimizing environmental impact as much as possible.

MORE AUTHENTIC. MORE COMPLETE. MORE CONSISTENT. MORE RESPONSIBLE.

Wauconda, IL – Synergy Flavors, Inc., a leading supplier of flavors, extracts and essences for the global food and beverage industry, today announced the launch of Dairy by Nature, a new portfolio of custom taste solutions.

Dairy by Nature combines Synergy’s natural flavor extraction and creation expertise with the proprietary dairy technology of its parent company, Carbery, which has more than 50 years of Irish dairy heritage. The combination of expertise and understanding the taste and functional attributes of dairy ingredients is the foundation of a new line of products designed to enhance dairy indulgence, or cleanly build it back. Dairy by Nature is a natural taste solution developed to address formulation needs of dairy-based as well as plant-based applications trending with today’s consumers. Whether the natural solutions start with humanely raised, grass-fed cows or with plant-based, vegan alternatives, the new portfolio achieves consumer demand for both clean label, and clean taste.

Synergy leverages flavor science with modern dairy fermentation expertise to provide comprehensive solutions. This process unlocks key attributes that enable Synergy flavorists to deliver technically-layered ingredients for great taste and enhanced functionality. For example, unlike typical flavors that add a singular top note, such as caramelized butter or condensed milk, Synergy has developed advanced solutions that enhance quality, mouthfeel and flavor retention – providing a long, satisfying time-release delivery.

Dairy by Nature offers formulators a solution to deliver premium indulgence in a broad range of applications including everything from fresh and cultured dairy products to nutritional, bakery, beverage, confection and even savory applications such as dips or cheese.   It also provides the means to cleanly build back the lingering creaminess of full-fat dairy and mask undesirable off-notes in plant-based alternatives.  

Synergy’s dairy experts provide a customized solution. Corunda Pruitt, Ph.D., senior technologist for Synergy Flavors, Inc., said, “Each application scenario poses unique challenges. However, whether formulating plant-based products or creating reduced fat dairy, the end goal is a food experience that forms an emotional connection with the consumer. Dairy by Nature is designed to supply a positive organoleptic experience including taste, texture, body and mouthfeel across a spectrum of food matrices.”

Synergy flavorists and food scientists stand ready to work collaboratively with customers to help reach their formulation objectives for foods and beverages.  Synergy Flavors’ science-based approach supplies the analytical and sensory evaluations to help create a successful product launch utilizing this new dairy portfolio.  To learn more about the Dairy by Nature portfolio visit Synergy Flavors, Inc. at SupplySide West booth #3021, October 17-18 in Las Vegas. Or visit the web site at www.synergytaste.com/dairybynature.

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About Synergy Flavors

Synergy Flavors, Inc. is a leading supplier of flavors, extracts and essences for the global food and beverage industry. Its Synergy Pure® coffee, tea, and vanilla extracts and essences capture authentic flavor and aroma from nature. Synergy offers high-quality taste solutions to inspire innovation that allows its customers to retain their competitive edge in a global market. Synergy Flavors is committed to sustainability and is taking active steps to reduce its carbon footprint throughout every stage of its business activities. Visit www.synergytaste.com for more information.

Synergy Flavors Launches TRU Stories Portal
by: Synergy Flavors (#H1003)

Wauconda, IL – Synergy Flavors, Inc. has launched its TRU (Transparent, Responsible, Unblemished) Stories portal, a destination for food and beverage manufacturers to learn about developing clean-label products using ingredients with nothing to hide and delivering a true-to-nature experience.

Consumers are becoming increasingly savvy in their pursuit of healthier food and beverage options that offer both a clean label and a delicious sensory experience. In fact, 75 percent of U.S. consumers claim to read the ingredient labels of food products, according to Innova Marketing Insights[1]. In addition, a Nielsen analysis found that 93 percent of U.S. households have purchased a clean label product at grocery stores[2]. To that end, Synergy Flavors’ portal focuses on providing a framework for clean label product formulation – from concept to development – hand-in-hand with supplier partners. Through the TRU Stories portal, Synergy can connect with food and beverage manufacturers looking to solve their formulation challenges, in part by using an extensive range of natural extracts, essences and flavors to meet the desired label claims.

Synergy Pure® essences and extracts utilize a proprietary process, beginning with naturally sourced, plant-based ingredients – like coffee, tea, basil or cucumbers – to preserve the aromatic and flavor components at their peak of freshness. Synergy’s clean natural extracts are comprised solely with the natural essential oils, non-gmo alcohol and water. Or, if organic certification is a goal, Synergy Flavors’ line of certified organic flavors are verified by a third party to ensure they meet the strict USDA regulations for organic labelling.

“With TRU Stories, our goal is to assist food and beverage manufacturers with building honest relationships with their consumers by having nothing to hide. It’s a great starting point in the process of education on using the purest ingredients to deliver an authentic, true-to-nature experience,” said Parveen Werner, marketing director at Synergy Flavors.“It’s really all about combining the art and science of flavor formulation with our unsurpassed insights and expertise in striving to guide brands through their flavor needs while staying true to their values.”

To learn more about Synergy Flavors’ clean label, natural and functional products, visit www.trustories.synergytaste.com or www.synergytaste.com.

[1] https://www.fooddive.com/news/nielsen-and-label-insight-team-up-for-more-transparency-in-food-labeling/435781/ [2] http://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/news/2017/whos-buying-clean-label-products.html

2019 SOFI Award Winning Indian Curry Sauces
by: Tanuk, Inc. dba Meal Mantra (#9203)

Meal Mantra is excited to announce that our Goan Curry Simmer Sauce is this year’s SOFI Award New Product 2019 – Cooking Sauces, Marinades winner! We are honored and pleased that our product has been selected from the many entries that vie for this honor. Meal Mantra Goan Curry Simmer Sauce was one of the Winners selected by a national panel of specialty food experts from more than 1,800 entries across 39 Awards categories. Every eligible entry is carefully assessed by passionate and knowledgeable food professionals including chefs, culinary experts, academics, food writers, and category buyers.  Products are judged on Taste, including flavor, appearance, texture and aroma, Ingredient Quality and Innovation.  All tastings are blind.

Meal Mantra is a line of authentic, all-natural Indian Curry sauces. Meal Mantra sauces are hand made in USA with heirloom family recipes from the creators of Tandoori Cuisine and simmered to perfection. Indian Cuisine is complex and difficult to get right for someone looking to create healthy, flavorful options in the comfort of home. Our mission is to offer wonderful, all natural sauces that take the tedium out of an intricate cuisine yet allow a wonderful culinary exploration.

The founders, Tarun and Anu are fitness enthusiasts who share their passion of eating well with their easy to do sauces and believe sharing exciting culinary experiences binds us all together. Tarun is a medical doctor by training and Anu, the grand daughter of famous chef Kundan Lal Gujral, is a tireless creator of new culinary delights. Anu and Tarun founded and managed a Pharmaceutical manufacturing company for 20 years in their prior entrepreneurial endeavor.

Anu learned to appreciate the wonderful art of cooking at an early age when she would follow her grandfather Kundan Lal Gujral,(inventor of the Tandoori Cuisine with such dishes as Dal MakhaniTandoori Chicken and Butter Chicken – the inspiration for the now global favorite Chicken Tikka Masala) into the kitchens of the legendary Moti Mahal restaurant in India and lose track of time in the aromas, tastes and textures of food as she stood enraptured in the thrall of a man who was in his element creating artistic masterpieces that would lure his customers to another world of culinary wizardry.

Meal Mantra Simmer Sauces:

  • All natural ingredients, clean label, Gluten Free
  • No fillers, stabilizers or gums 
  • Award Winning Century old, Heirloom Family Recipes from the creators of Tandoori Cuisine
  • Delectable taste
  • Quick, easy to do, flavorful sauces – takes the guesswork out of a complex cuisine!
  • Proudly crafted in the USA.

Somerville, MA – March 15, 2020-- Taza Chocolate, an organic bean-to-bar chocolate manufacturer known for unique stone ground chocolate, has launched three new Almond Milk Chocolate bars that will change the way people think about milk chocolate indulgence – and the Taza brand. 

With no dairy and no cane sugar, Taza’s plant-based Almond Milk Chocolate is crafted from simple organic ingredients. Co-founder and CEO Alex Whitmore innovated an inspired formula that blends ground blanched almonds with Taza’s Direct Trade Certified cacao to create a rich, indulgent bar that eats like a milk chocolate. Coconut sugar replaces traditional cane sugar, creating a deep caramelized sweetness that pairs perfectly with the smooth mouthfeel.

That’s right – smooth. To date, Taza has used their signature stone ground process to create chocolate with distinctive, satisfyingly gritty texture. Fans of the brand’s top-selling 95% Wicked Dark line or rustic Mexican-style Chocolate Discs may be surprised to learn that Taza can create smooth chocolate. “We love the texture of our gritty bars and discs!” says Whitmore. “But for us, stone grinding was never just about texture. It’s about capturing the incredible flavors of cacao. We want our Direct Trade beans to be the stars of our bars!” To hold true to that value, Whitmore and Director of Manufacturing Rich Moran were determined to deliver creamy texture without conching. “Conching mellows out cacao flavor, and that’s not what we’re about,” Whitmore explains. “We’ve always been about pushing the envelope, going beyond your typical mass-market product, and creating intense, unexpected experiences that change the way you think about chocolate.”  

Taza continued to re-imagine the typical chocolate experience with the Almond Milk Chocolate package – a convenient, re-sealable pouch that finally makes the chocolate bar a viable on-the-go snack option. Co-founder and Chief Design Officer Kathleen Fulton created the package based on her own frustration at not being able to toss an opened chocolate bar in her bag without making a mess. Says Fulton, “As I run around juggling my responsibilities as a business owner and parent, chocolate is my power snack! It’s amazing fuel, but chocolate bar wrappers haven’t evolved with our lifestyles. I need a grab-and-go package that I can securely re-seal and not worry about. So I made one!”

The timing of the launch aligns with consumers doing their own re-thinking about what they want from their indulgences. “Consumers are looking at treats holistically,” says Taza Director of Marketing and E-commerce Stephanie Larason. “They’re exploring how they can make better choices for their own health and the health of the planet, without sacrificing the indulgent experience. A shift to more plant-based eating clearly has huge upsides, but we saw a gap in the market. There are delicious plant-based choices for dark chocolate lovers, including Taza. But until now, consumers who love that creamy milk chocolate experience didn’t have good dairy-free options. We’re really excited to fix that!”

The Almond Milk Chocolate line kicks off with three flavors: Classic, Cashew Crunch, and Crispy Quinoa. The 2.5 oz. bars have an MSRP of $6.99. In addition to being plant-based, dairy free and vegan, all three flavors are also Certified USDA Organic, Direct Trade Certified, Non-GMO Project Verified, Certified Gluten Free, Paleo-friendly, soy free, and kosher.

Taza is one of the top Natural chocolate brands.  In addition to Almond Milk Chocolate, they make top-selling lines of Amaze Bars, Mexican-style Chocolate Discs, Chocolate Covered Nuts, and Dark Bark snacking chocolate. 

About Taza Chocolate

Taza Chocolate makes organic, stone ground chocolate from bean to bar. At their Somerville, MA factory, chocolate makers stone-grind organic cacao beans into perfectly unrefined, minimally processed chocolate with seriously bold flavors and a range of textures, from gloriously gritty to satisfyingly smooth. All Taza Chocolate is Certified USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, Certified Gluten Free, dairy free, soy free, vegan, and kosher.

Taza is a pioneer in ethical cacao sourcing. They were the first U.S. chocolate maker to establish a third-party certified Direct Trade Cacao Certification program. They maintain direct relationships with cacao farmers and pay a premium above the Fair Trade price for exceptional cacao. To learn more, please visit tazachocolate.com or find Taza on Facebook or Instagram.

Contact Stephanie Larason Taza Chocolate Press Team press@tazachocolate.com 617.623.0804

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Contact: Keira Geary

(800) 498-3434 x110

keira@teeccino.com

Celebrating Teeccino’s 25 Years of Herbal Innovation

Santa Barbara, CA. (March 5, 2020) –Teeccino, America’s #1 brand of coffee alternatives and roasted herbal teas, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a bold new look to feature the same bold flavor that has made Teeccino famous. Turning 25 has been a source of inspiration for Teeccino’s founder and creator, Caroline MacDougall, an industry veteran who launched the herbal teas category with Celestial Seasonings in the early ‘70’s and has since produced over 100 herbal teas for top tea companies as well as Teeccino.

Caroline decided that a brand refresh was just too mild mannered for the coming roaring ‘20’s decade. She wants Teeccino’s packaging to express the vibrancy and vital health benefits in every brew of Teeccino’s herbal ingredients. The packaging needs to quickly communicate that a customer can expect significantly more optimal wellbeing with each sip due to Teeccino’s unique, premium botanicals and its content of 3 times more herbs in a Teeccino tea bag than standard tea bags.

With a palate of colors for Teeccino’s 5 blend families and a colorful ‘ticket” distinguishing each flavor, the eye beholds a rainbow of earth-tinted hues across Teeccino’s 36 flavors. It’s easy to differentiate Mediterranean blends from Maya blends or Dandelion blends from Mushroom Adaptogen blends which helps customers select amongst the different flavor and wellness profiles associated with the herbs in each blend family.

Illustrations of herbs now adorn the front panel of the package to highlight the use of functional, sustainable and delicious ingredients you can look forward to enjoying when drinking each blend family. Health benefits such as “prebiotic”, “caffeine free” and “acid free” are called out clearly along with organic, gluten free and kosher certifications.

“I was thrilled to work with Ashley Parker, a highly talented designer who has worked on international brands for PepsiCo and Starbucks.” Caroline said enthusiastically, ”Her understanding of the coffee and tea categories combined with her fabulous artistic eye has been invaluable in translating Teeccino’s brand value to new customers and communicating its health benefits to all our customers with clean, vibrant packaging.”

During a time of rapid growth in the natural foods market with the hot trend of customers’ interest in functional beverages and their increased focus on wellness herbs with new taste experiences, Teeccino’s rebrand is being released at an ideal time. Plans to expand Teeccino’s blend families into 2 new functional categories will be released in two months. It turns out that turning 25 is a great time for entrepreneurial innovation and a whole new makeover!

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Caroline launched Teeccino at Expo West in 1995 to satisfy both coffee and tea drinkers alike with its rich, bold body and its many health benefits. Nationally distributed in specialty grocery chains like Whole Foods, Sprouts, and Wegmans as well as etailers like Amazon and Vitacost, Teeccino’s 36 flavors are widely available. Unique among all teas and coffees, people often ask, is Teeccino coffee or is it tea? The answer is simple ~ it’s Teeccino!

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Kimberly Otto

(920) 593-8048

kotto@europharmausa.com

Terry Naturally® Launches Berberine MetX™ for Optimal Metabolic Health

Scientifically validated formula for multi-target benefits

EuroPharma, Inc.®, maker of the Terry Naturally® brand of dietary supplements, announced the launch of Berberine MetX™, which delivers a clinically studied dose of berberine to support a wide range of metabolic benefits. This product supports overall metabolic health, including healthy cholesterol, triglyceride, and blood sugar levels.† Each capsule of Berberine MetX delivers the clinically studied dose of 500 mg of actual berberine to support a variety of health benefits.

Berberine has been widely used in traditional practice and clinically studied to support a variety of wellness benefits such as cognitive health, maintaining healthy liver function, and joint health. For generations, berberine has been a staple of Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese practice for support of healthy blood sugar and healthy cholesterol balance.†   

Berberine MetX is a root and bark extract from Berberis aristata, commonly known as Indian barberry. This plant has a notable history in the Ayurvedic tradition, and is considered one of its most valuable botanicals.

“Berberine can be found in many botanicals, just like vitamin C can be found in dozens of fruits and vegetables. I specifically chose to use a root and bark extract from Indian barberry to provide a continuity with traditional use through the ages. Berberine supports my vision of optimal support for overall metabolic health. This compound supports several facets of metabolic health, including healthy blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels.† The latest research explores the potential of berberine for support of cognitive health, liver health, healthy cellular function, and cardiovascular health,” states Terry Lemerond, president and founder of EuroPharma, Inc., maker of the Terry Naturally line of dietary supplements. “Berberine MetX™ offers powerful support for overall metabolic health, and I consider this source of berberine the best for maintaining metabolic wellness.”

Berberine MetX™ is now available nationwide at quality health food retailers and integrative pharmacies.

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EuroPharma, Inc., makers of the Terry Naturally® brand, offers clinically proven and effective nutritional supplements that improve the health of America. Terry Lemerond, founder and president of EuroPharma, is well-known for innovation, and is credited as the first to introduce glucosamine sulfate and standardized Ginkgo biloba to the U.S. natural products market. Some of our current exclusive products include Curamin®, winner of 31 awards; CuraMed®, containing the most clinically studied enhanced absorption curcumin in the world, with beneficial turmeric oil with turmerones, and the #1 brand in its category according to SPINS data*; SagaPro® for bladder health; Vectomega® full-spectrum omega-3 salmon extract; Traumaplant® Comfrey Cream; and Clinical OPC® tannin-free French grape seed extract. The full line of products is available throughout the U.S. in both the health food stores and independent pharmacies. At EuroPharma, Our Passion is Your Health®. For more information, visit www.EuroPharmaUSA.com.

† Supports healthy levels already within normal range.

*SPINScan Other Herbal Formulas, Total US - Natural Channel, 52 wk Data Ending 2/23/2020

Media Contact:

Kimberly Otto

(920) 593-8048

kotto@europharmausa.com

Terry Naturally® Launches a Suite of CoQ10 Supplements for Optimal Health

A Trio of Choices for the Perfect CoQ10 Solution

EuroPharma, Inc.®, maker of the Terry Naturally brand of dietary supplements, announced the launch of three CoQ10 formulas for healthy aging. This essential nutrient offers strong support for brain and heart health, and superior protection against free radicals and oxidative stress.

Coenzyme Q10, commonly called CoQ10, is made in the body and utilized by all cells in the mitochondria (the cellular engine) to make energy. There are especially high concentrations in the heart, pancreas, kidneys, and liver. CoQ10 helps these high-volume organs maintain their cellular energy while offering significant antioxidant protection. While CoQ10 is naturally present in the body and can be found in many foods, supplemental CoQ10 can support healthy aging and replenish levels of this vital nutrient that may be depleted by cholesterol-lowering statin drugs.

CoQ10 supplementation helps support healthy levels of CoQ10 in the body, as long as the compound can be fully absorbed and properly converted by the liver into its most usable form. That’s why Terry Naturally offers consumers a choice when it comes to supplementing with CoQ10. The new trio of CoQ10 supplements includes:

  • Ubiquinone CoQ10 – the first and most clinically studied form of CoQ10. Ubiquinone has shown remarkable abilities in clinical research.
  • Bioactive Ubiquinol CoQ10 – a bioactive form that requires no conversion by the liver. Some individuals are not efficient converters of ubiquinone, which is why Terry Naturally offers a bioactive form called ubiquinol.
  • Chewable CoQ10 – utilizes a unique gamma-cyclodextrin delivery system that makes it 8 times (800%) more absorbable than standard CoQ10.

“CoQ10 is a product everyone can benefit from, as it’s essential for optimal health. I decided to launch three separate formulas so we could offer a solution for each of our customer’s unique CoQ10 needs,” states Terry Lemerond, president and founder of EuroPharma, Inc., maker of the Terry Naturally line of dietary supplements. “Some customers choose to take ubiquinone, the most clinically studied form of CoQ10, while others feel ubiquinol is the right formula for them. Chewable formulas are always beneficial for those who can’t swallow softgels, and our Chewable CoQ10 comes in a great-tasting orange flavor and is 8 times more absorbable than standard CoQ10. We really have a powerful and effective CoQ10 option for everyone.”

CoQ10 products from Terry Naturally will soon be available nationwide at quality health food retailers and integrative pharmacies.

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EuroPharma, Inc., makers of the Terry Naturally® brand, offers clinically proven and effective nutritional supplements that improve the health of America. Terry Lemerond, founder and president of EuroPharma, is well-known for innovation, and is credited as the first to introduce glucosamine sulfate and standardized Ginkgo biloba to the U.S. natural products market. Some of our current exclusive products include Curamin®, winner of 31 awards; CuraMed®, containing the most clinically studied enhanced absorption curcumin in the world, with beneficial turmeric oil with turmerones, and the #1 brand in its category according to SPINS data*; SagaPro® for bladder health; Vectomega® full-spectrum omega-3 salmon extract; Traumaplant® Comfrey Cream; and Clinical OPC® tannin-free French grape seed extract. The full line of products is available throughout the U.S. in both the health food stores and independent pharmacies. At EuroPharma, Our Passion is Your Health®. For more information, visit www.EuroPharmaUSA.com.

† Supports healthy levels already within normal range.

*SPINScan Other Herbal Formulas, Total US - Natural Channel, 52 wk Data Ending 2/23/2020

Terry Naturally Launches Convenient HRG80 Red Ginseng Chewable
by: Terry Naturally by EuroPharma (#3921)

Media Contact:

Kimberly Otto

(920) 593-8048

kotto@europharmausa.com

Terry Naturally Launches Convenient HRG80 Red Ginseng Chewable

Enhanced Delivery System for On-the-Go Energy

EuroPharma, Inc.®, maker of the Terry Naturally® brand of dietary supplements, announces the launch of Red Ginseng Energy with HRG80™ in a new absorption-enhanced chewable for on-the-go restorative energy. This sweet, mild-tasting chewable can be taken anytime, anywhere to boost focus and resilience without the need to swallow a capsule.

HRG80™, an exclusive highly potent form of red ginseng, delivers 7 times more noble ginsenosides than conventional ginseng. Rare, noble ginsenosides are the most valuable and most bioavailable compounds in ginseng, and HRG80™ offers 17 times better absorption than ordinary ginseng for a natural mental and physical energy boost.* HRG80 is also a whole root red ginseng, as opposed to a ginseng extract. The whole root powder contains beneficial compounds that are not found in ginseng extracts, and which enhance the activity of the ginsenosides for full spectrum action.  

Traditionally, Panax ginseng (also known as Asian ginseng) was painstakingly harvested to select mature roots, as older roots contained the most potent compounds. As Panax ginseng became more widely used, overharvesting depleted the wild plants. Now, most ginseng grows on industrial farms where pesticides, herbicides, and other toxins are employed to ensure sufficient commercial crops. Those farmed ginseng plants tend to be harvested long before their roots have matured in order to meet increasing consumer demands. Also, some companies substitute Panax quinquefolius (American ginseng), but it is not the same plant and does not have the same properties.  

Years of scientific research yielded the optimal process for cultivating HRG80 Red Ginseng, a highly potent and bioavailable form that is grown hydroponically under pristine conditions without any pesticides. The plants receive the perfect supply of nutrients, and are subjected to stressors at specific times in order to trigger the creation of valuable protective compounds – including noble ginsenosides – equivalent to those of 20-year-old wild ginseng plants. 

The new HRG80 Red Ginseng Chewable increases the bioavailability even further with a proven absorption-enhancing delivery system, gamma cyclodextrin. Gamma cyclodextrin is a natural oligosaccharide, a special molecule that improves bioavailability by encouraging the breakdown and release of crucial compounds. 

“I created the HRG80 Red Ginseng Chewable to deliver restorative energy on-the-go for ultimate consumer convenience. There’s no need to swallow another capsule to get a full supply of powerful ginsenosides, which target stamina, resilience, and well-being.* The addition of proven absorption enhancer gamma cyclodextrin helps deliver optimal benefits in a single daily chewable,” states Terry Lemerond, president and founder of EuroPharma, Inc., maker of the Terry Naturally line of dietary supplements.

Terry Naturally HRG80 Red Ginseng Energy Chewables will soon be available nationwide at quality health food retailers and integrative pharmacies.

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EuroPharma, Inc., makers of the Terry Naturally® brand, offers clinically proven and effective nutritional supplements that improve the health of America. Terry Lemerond, founder and president of EuroPharma, is well-known for innovation, and is credited as the first to introduce glucosamine sulfate and standardized Ginkgo biloba to the U.S. natural products market. Some of our current exclusive products include Curamin®, winner of 31 awards; CuraMed®, containing the most clinically studied enhanced absorption curcumin in the world, with beneficial turmeric oil with turmerones, and the #1 brand in its category according to SPINS data^; SagaPro® for bladder health; Vectomega® full-spectrum omega-3 salmon extract; Traumaplant® Comfrey Cream; and Clinical OPC® tannin-free French grape seed extract. The full line of products is available throughout the U.S. in both the health food stores and independent pharmacies. At EuroPharma, Our Passion is Your Health®. For more information, visit www.EuroPharmaUSA.com.

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Terry Naturally® Launches Turmeric 50X for Powerfully Effective Health Benefits

Up to 50 Times Stronger than Plain Turmeric

EuroPharma, Inc.®, maker of the Terry Naturally brand of dietary supplements, announced the launch of Turmeric 50X, a perfect dose of high-potency turmeric. This turmeric product offers a multitude of health benefits, including support for brain, liver, heart, and cellular health, along with protection from the risks of oxidative stress.

Turmeric, the golden spice, has been used to flavor foods and support optimal health in the Ayurvedic tradition for thousands of years. Today, consumers of all ages seek out beneficial turmeric formulations at health foods stores and online to help support their overall wellness. Turmeric 50X is a safe, effective, and powerful turmeric product they can trust.

Turmeric 50X, an extra strength turmeric extract, delivers 1000 mg in every serving. It’s up to 50 times stronger than plain turmeric and utilizes non-GMO turmeric grown without chemicals or harmful solvents. This powerful product delivers verified turmeric extract, which is never adulterated.

“Turmeric has been prized by traditional practitioners for centuries, and millions of people are aware of its use in Indian and Asian wellness. I created Turmeric 50X to provide customers with a turmeric supplement they can trust and feel confident taking for their particular health needs. Turmeric 50X is standardized to be up to 50 times more powerful than unstandardized turmeric,” explained Terry Lemerond, president and founder of EuroPharma, Inc., maker of the Terry Naturally line of dietary supplements.

Turmeric 50X is now available nationwide at quality health food retailers and integrative pharmacies.

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EuroPharma, Inc., makers of the Terry Naturally® brand, offers clinically proven and effective nutritional supplements that improve the health of America. Terry Lemerond, founder and president of EuroPharma, is well-known for innovation, and is credited as the first to introduce glucosamine sulfate and standardized Ginkgo biloba to the U.S. natural products market. Some of our current exclusive products include Curamin®, winner of 31 awards; CuraMed®, containing the most clinically studied enhanced absorption curcumin in the world, with beneficial turmeric oil with turmerones, and the #1 brand in its category according to SPINS data*; SagaPro® for bladder health; Vectomega® full-spectrum omega-3 salmon extract; Traumaplant® Comfrey Cream; and Clinical OPC® tannin-free French grape seed extract. The full line of products is available throughout the U.S. in both the health food stores and independent pharmacies. At EuroPharma, Our Passion is Your Health®. For more information, visit www.EuroPharmaUSA.com.

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BOULDER, CO (March 01, 2020) -- Healthy, frozen snack brand for dogs, The Bear & The Rat: Cool Treats for Dogs announced today that it is innovating their product and packaging.

The Bear & The Rat has updated their already-premium product by adding one serving of InClover’s Optagest®, a prebiotic with digestive enzymes. “We believe that the prebiotics and plant based enzyme blend found in InClover’s Optagest® is a more effective way to promote a pet’s strong immune system, and are thrilled to innovate our line with a quality solution we know to be better for your pets,” says The Bear & The Rat’s co-founder, Matt Meyer. 

Optagest® works with the body’s natural processes. It contains organic prebiotics which serve as food for friendly bacteria. This targeted feeding promotes a healthy intestinal balance, allowing your pet’s unique, native bacterial strain to thrive. The natural, plant-based enzymes found in Optagest work from tongue to tail to aid the body in the absorption of nutrients, helping your pet get the most from daily meals.

The company is also updating their packaging to improve thermodynamics (keep product outside of the freezer colder longer) and be more sustainable. FSC-certified paper and soy-based inks were selected in an effort to choose responsible materials. The 3.5 fl. oz. cups inside the packaging remain the same size. The Bear & The Rat’s frozen yogurt dog treats are available in a 4-pack with (4) 3.5 fl. oz. cups per pack. Flavors include Bacon & Peanut Butter; Banana & Peanut Butter and Pumpkin & Cinnamon.

About The Bear & The Rat: Cool Treats for Dogs The Bear & The Rat’s company starts with a husband, a wife and their two dogs. The Bear is a Lhasa Apso who growls like a bear. His brother from another mother is a Rat Terrier. Together, the family believes in making high-quality frozen yogurt treats & supplements that are fun to eat and add nutrition. They contain no soy, gluten, wheat, xylitol, artificial flavors, preservatives or colors. They’re made in a real ice cream facility with ingredients you can pronounce. Join the pawty community on Instagram.com/thebearandtherat

Contact: Meg Hanceford Meyer, The Bear & The Rat Tel: 720.266.7010 cooltreatsfordogs.com meg@cooltreatsfordogs.com 

The Good Bean Launches New Line of Chocolate Covered Chickpeas

Leader in Whole-Bean Snacks Adds Sweet New Plant Based Confections to Snacking Portfolio

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The Good Bean Launches New Line of Chocolate Covered Chickpeas

Leader in Whole-Bean Snacks Adds Sweet New Plant Based Confections to Snacking Portfolio

Berkeley, Calif. (February 24, 2020) – The Good Bean, the leader in legume-based snacking and maker of delicious better-for-you chickpea snacks, has launched a decadent new line of whole-bean snacks, Chocolate Covered Chickpeas. The wildly delicious treats add to The Good Bean’s expansive portfolio of whole-bean snacks with its three varieties, Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate and Mocha Chocolate.

This expansion into the word of confection is a first for The Good Bean as the brand continues to make plant-based snacking accessible and affordable for all. Unapologetically indulgent, but with strong health benefits, The Good Bean Chocolate Covered Chickpeas start with a lightly roasted and crunchy whole chickpea, enrobed in chocolate and finished with a crispy candy shell. Similar to a malted-milk ball, the experience is rich, chocolatey and satisfyingly crunchy. It is everything a premium confection should be.  

“I am truly excited about diving into the confection arena with our chocolate covered chickpeas. At The Good Bean, I believe in sourcing the best possible ingredients and living mindfully, but I also believe in decadent indulgence,” said founder and CEO, Sarah Wallace. “I knew if I was going to take on the challenge of launching a chocolate chickpea confection, it couldn’t be mediocre; it needed to hold up against premium candy and confections in terms of taste, and this really does. I think people will be surprised and delighted at how incredibly delicious and unforgettable this product is."

All varieties of the new line will have smart snackers rejoicing with 3g protein and only 130 calories per serving. Made in small batches with Fair Trade chocolate and chickpeas grown in the USA, The Good Bean remains committed to sourcing the most delicious, minimally processed ingredients available. All products from The Good Bean are Non-GMO Project Verified, and Certified Gluten Free.

  • Dark Chocolate: A mindfully indulgent snack with a light, crispy center, sophisticated dark chocolate flavor, and a subtly sweet crunchy candy shell.
  • Milk Chocolate: A sweet and salty combination, reminiscent of your favorite malted-milk ball.
  • Mocha Chocolate: A classic and creamy combination of chocolate with just a hint of coffee that will awaken your taste buds.

The Good Bean Chocolate Covered Chickpeas have an SRP of $4.50 per bag and are available now on Amazon and TheGoodBean.com with major national retailers rolling out in the coming month. For more information please visit www.thegoodbean.com

About The Good Bean ®

The Good Bean is the pioneer of deliciously roasted chickpea and whole bean snacks committed to making plant-based snacking accessible and affordable for all. The Good Bean family also includes the Beanitos brand, creating the largest legume-based snacking portfolio in the U.S. Created by Sarah Wallace, who was inspired by the roasted chickpeas she grew up eating in India, The Good Bean offers several lines of insanely crispy, crunchy, and flavor packed snacks that are so yummy you might mistake them for junk food. All the Good Bean snacks are non-GMO, gluten-free, and high in fiber and protein. As a female founder-led brand, The Good Bean has historically supported women-led businesses as well as domestic small farms, sourcing more than 5 million pounds of legumes from U.S. farms annually. All products in The Good Bean family can be found at grocery stores, natural retailers, mass and club stores across the U.S and Canada as well as online. For more information please visit www.thegoodbean.com

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Happy Egg Co., known for being the best-tasting, farmer's market quality egg choice at the grocery store, continues its mission of helping consumers choose happy and healthy products for their home by becoming the first and only Whole30 Approved egg brand. As one of seven new Whole30 Approved partners for 2020, Happy Egg is making it easy for the Whole30 community to indulge in great-tasting, high-quality eggs from hens that roam on over eight acres of pasture. 

"We are excited to add Happy Egg to our Whole30 Approved family," said Melissa Urban, Whole30 co-founder and CEO. "Eggs are a Whole30 staple, and Happy Egg's outstanding animal welfare standards, wide accessibility, and affordable price point are why I keep Happy Egg in my own fridge."

All Happy Egg variants are Whole30 Approved, including its Free Range, Organic Free Range and Free Range Blue + Brown Heritage Breed egg offerings, making it easy for shoppers to find healthy ingredients they can feel good about purchasing and eating, especially as consumers become increasingly more interested in their overall health and wellness.

"At Happy Egg, we believe that a happy and healthy lifestyle starts with making quality choices in the kitchen," said Dan Arnsperger, CEO of Happy Egg Co. "We're thrilled to be recognized by Whole30 as a partner as we continue to identify ways to make our delicious and nutrient-rich eggs the centerpiece of every healthy family recipe and happy memory made around the table. We know that when we all choose happy, each day becomes a little brighter."

Happy Egg prides itself on ethically and humanely raising its hens, giving them over eight acres of pasture to roam and forage daily, which is important considering most eggs sold at the grocery store come from hens who never go outside. By maintaining close relationships with its 50+ family farmers in the Ozark Woodlands of Arkansas and Missouri, and through the Midwest, Happy Egg prioritizes the needs of its farmers and hens, to ensure only the most high-quality eggs make it into consumer's homes.

For more information and to find Happy Eggs near you visit https://happyegg.co/store-locator/.

About Happy Egg Co.® Happy Egg Co. is the fastest-growing free range egg brand in the United States, delivering the highest standards of hen welfare. As the first free range egg producer to receive the acclaimed American Humane Association Certification (AHA), Happy Egg Co. prides itself on ethically and humanely raising hens in order to produce the highest quality eggs. The company values the relationships with its 50+ family of farmers, prioritizing their needs so they can focus on giving Happy Egg hens the care and attention they need to thrive in order to bring US consumers delicious, high-quality eggs that are at the heart of family meals and memories made around the table.

Article by Deborah Horn, Arkansas Food & Farm

It’s still early, but already 14-year-old J.C. Carlton’s 40 Hyline Brown hens are scattering into the warm spring morning. Unlike most of Arkansas’s commercial laying hens that are confined to cages, J.C.’s are free to roam the family’s 300-acre farm near Rosston. Generally, J.C.’s birds remain close to their coop and the farm’s activity center. He describes his method as free-range, saying, “I put them out in the morning and back up at night.” It’s this varied diet that makes the eggs taste richer and more flavorful. Plus, he says, “The chickens are good for the land and the land is good for them.” J.C. says he loves his hens, but perhaps his favorite part is the pancakes his mother makes with the eggs.

While the hens are scratching for the early worm, J.C. is busy collecting the eggs and cleaning out the coop and nesting boxes. J.C.’s hens started as a 4-H project with plenty of support and educational information from the organization, but it has grown into a paycheck, and while the teenager handles most of the work, his mother, Tara Carlton, is in charge of sales. She’s also a 4-H leader. Carlton says, “It takes J.C. about 20 hours a week to care for his hens,” and while he will consider increasing his flock, he realizes he would have to build a second coop.

In addition to keeping about 280 eggs a week cool, J.C. washes the protective bloom off the egg just before packing each dozen into a recycled carton that is shipped to Miracle Farms Market a few miles away. “People don’t always realize how much time and energy it takes to produce an egg. At the grocery store, they just grab a carton and go,” Carlton says.

It Takes a Happy Hen

Arnsperger says Happy Egg moved its headquarters from San Francisco to Rogers about two years ago so it could be closer to its hens and farmer-partners. The company sells free-range, regular or organic, eggs from their Lohmann Brown Lite specialty hens nationwide. “We offer [consumers] a better egg option,” Arnsperger says.

In fact, the company is betting the egg farm that the number of caring customers is growing. That’s not based on wishful thinking, but on the company’s bottom line, and Arnsperger, who grew up in Missouri, says, “We’re growing rapidly.”

The company sells about a million dozen eggs every month or about 12 million dozen annually. It has about 30 farm-partners in Missouri, with a second Arkansas farm partnership just announced, and on average each farm raises between 16,000 and 20,000 hens on about 10 acres.

In the U.S., only about 8 percent of the eggs sold are raised free-range, but Arnsperger believes that number will grow, too. Instead of increasing the size of the individual farms in order to grab a bigger market share, Happy Egg believes it’s in the best interest of the bird to keep the farm small and personal. So the company build additional farm-partnerships to meet the egg demand.

It’s not only good for the hen, but each farmer is guaranteed the company will purchase their eggs, thus creating stability and financial security for the farmer. “For us, we’re really focused on what’s best for the bird, for the farmer, for the customer. There’s no trade off,” Arnsperger says.

What’s Best for the Bird

Its operation is classified as free-range, but the company goes beyond the usual industry standards. Instead, it uses the American Humane Association’s standards and guidelines.

“To qualify, the Happy Egg Co. had to meet the program’s rigorous standards, which, uniquely, includes providing each hen with access to 21.8 square feet of outdoor space, available shelter, nearly 200 more science- and welfare-based standards,” according to the company’s website. In addition to inspecting its farm-partners on a regular basis, Happy Egg Company conducts monthly farm checks and bi-annual audits to ensure the “highest standard of hen care,” Arnsperger says. Happy Egg received the Compassion in World Farming’s 2016 Good Egg Award.

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About Happy Egg Co.:

Headquartered right here in Rogers, Arkansas, Happy Egg is the pioneer of free range egg farming…and our hens are the Free-est of the Free Range™, roaming free on over eight acres of pasture, which is ten times the space of standard free range farms. As the first free range egg producer to have received the acclaimed American Humane® Association certification, Happy Egg knows that happy hens produce the best possible eggs. That’s why Happy Egg has improved its hens’ welfare, including regulating flock sizes, giving longer outdoor access, providing play kits and tree coverage, giving easy access to outdoor watering systems, and ample room for the hens to dust-bathe, forage, exercise, and roam. For more information, including where to purchase, visit https://happyegg.co/store-locator/and @HappyEggCoUSA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Fayetteville, Ark. – Cobblestone Farms, a Northwest Arkansas-based nonprofit dedicated to feeding the hungry by growing and donating fresh crops, is now adding free-range eggs to its food offerings. The egg donations are made possible thanks to a gift of 200 hens from Happy Egg Co., a free-range egg company based in Rogers. Happy Egg goes beyond humane standards to create an ecosystem for hens and hard-working family farmers right here in the Ozarks in Arkansas and southern Missouri to flourish and thrive. The gift will enable Cobblestone Farms to donate half of the eggs to hunger relief efforts in Northwest Arkansas, providing a crucial source of protein to families experiencing food insecurity in NWA. The other half of the eggs will be sold in Cobblestone’s Community Supported Agriculture weekly subscription boxes, which help to sustain the nonprofit’s farm so they can continue giving to local food agencies.

“We are so grateful for the generous donation of 200 hens from Happy Egg Co.,” said Laura Brewer, Executive Director and Greenhouse Manager of Cobblestone Farms. “We are thrilled to have a community partner who is committed to addressing the issue of food insecurity in Northwest Arkansas.”

  “Happy Egg shares Cobblestone’s vision of helping families and children in our community who need a fresh, nutritional meal,” said Happy Egg Co.’s CEO Dan Arnsperger. “We are passionate about providing a product our customers believe in, and being a company that people in Northwest Arkansas are proud to have as part of their community.”

About Cobblestone Farms:

Cobblestone Farms is a local nonprofit dedicated to feeding the hungry by donating more than 50% of all farm production back into the community. Our mission is to grow fresh food locally and donate more than half of production to address food insecurity in the Northwest Arkansas Community. We distribute fresh produce from our Fayetteville Farm and Bentonville Greenhouse to local partners, actively changing the way people receive produce to maximize freshness and eliminate waste, and work with community partners to develop programs dedicated to addressing food insecurity. Cobblestone Farms collaborates

with various local food agencies to reach those struggling to meet basic needs and offer access to healthy food. For more information please go to www.cobblestonefarms.org.

About Happy Egg Co.:

Headquartered in Rogers, Arkansas, Happy Egg is the pioneer of free range egg farming…and our hens are the Free-est of the Free Range™, roaming free on over eight acres of pasture, which is ten times the space of standard free range farms. As the first free range egg producer to have received the acclaimed American Humane® Association certification, Happy Egg knows that happy hens produce the best possible eggs. That’s why Happy Egg has improved its hens’ welfare, including regulating flock sizes, giving longer outdoor access, providing play kits and tree coverage, giving easy access to outdoor watering systems, and ample room for the hens to dust-bathe, forage, exercise, and roam. For more information, including where to purchase, visit https://happyegg.com/store-locator/ and @HappyEggCoUSA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

ROGERS, Ark. – The Happy Egg Co., a Northwest Arkansas-based free range egg provider, is proud to announce a new partnership with the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter, as part of its ‘Hatch Happiness’ giving program.

Happy Eggs come straight from the Happy Egg Plant in Berryville, AR to the NWA Children's Shelter.

The Happy Egg Co. will donate 75 dozen eggs a month – or more than 10,000 eggs – over the next 12 months to the shelter, beginning in December. Many of the children served by the shelter have suffered from food insecurity most of their lives. Protein-rich eggs are one of the most versatile foods and this donation will supply the shelter with enough eggs to provide nutritious meals to more than 400 children annually.

The Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter is a private, non-profit organization that provides 24-hour residential, emergency triage care for children throughout Arkansas who are victims of abandonment, abuse or neglect. The mission of the organization is to provide a safe haven, high-quality care and hope for the future to children in crisis.

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The Happy Egg Co. is a pioneer of free range egg farming. The company goes beyond humane standards to create an ecosystem for hens and hard-working family farmers right here in the Ozarks in Arkansas and southern Missouri to flourish and thrive.

About Happy Egg Co.

The Happy Egg Co. operates under the highest standards of hen welfare and egg processing as the only free-range egg brand certified by the American Humane Association. The Happy Egg Co. hens enjoy the freedom of the outdoors, spending each of their days under the sun, frolicking through acres of open space, socializing and flapping their wings - with access to more than eight acres of open pasture and nutritional feed and care from expert family farmers. The Happy Egg Co. is the proud recipient of Compassion in World Farming’s 2016 Good Egg Award and was recognized for its commitment to providing higher welfare free range eggs to the U.S. Market becoming the first U.S. egg brand to achieve this award.

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THE MEATLESS FARM CO BRINGS FRESH NEW PLANT-BASED INNOVATIONS TO BREAKFAST  Leader in Sustainable Plant-Based Meat Alternatives Makes New Meat Free Breakfast Sausage Links & Patties Available to US Grocers & Foodservice Operators

NEW YORK, NY (April 21, 2020) – The Meatless Farm Co, the mission-driven, sustainable plant-based food company, announced today the launch of their newest innovation: meat free breakfast sausage links and patties. Pioneers of texture and taste, The Meatless Farm Co’s team of chefs is dedicated to making fresh plant-based meat alternatives that are delicious, easy to cook and better for both people and the planet. The brand is currently the fastest growing alternative meat brand in the United Kingdom, and entered into the U.S. market in 2019. The debut of these new meat free breakfast sausages and meat free sausage patties solidifies The Meatless Farm Co’s position as a leading innovator in plant-based proteins with the first-to-market fresh refrigerated breakfast options. Both sausage varieties are soy-free, gluten-free, a great source of fiber, packed with protein and made from non-GMO ingredients. With only 280 calories per serving, 17+ grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber, and completely sustainable packaging, The Meatless Farm Co makes adding better-for-you plant-based proteins to every meal an easy choice. Starting today, the meat free breakfast sausage varieties are available for both retailers and foodservice operators nationwide.  

“Over the years, we have seen plenty of innovation within the plant-based protein space, but breakfast meats have remained relatively untouched. After years of R&D, we are excited to show people how easy – and delicious – it can be to add a perfect plant-based protein to their meatless mornings,” said Kasper Vesth, General Manager for North America at The Meatless Farm Co. “As we continue to grow in the U.S. market, it is important for us to ensure we’re meeting the unique needs of American consumers by making it easy to incorporate more plant-based options into their daily routines, whether it’s for their health or for the health of the environment.” 

The Meatless Farm Co’s meat free breakfast sausage links and meat free sausage patties are available now in the refrigerated section of Whole Foods Markets nationwide, with additional retailers and foodservice partners to come. For more information and updates on The Meatless Farm Co, please visit meatlessfarm.com and follow the brand on Instagram via @meatlessfarm. ###

About The Meatless Farm Co The Meatless Farm Co is a plant-based protein company known for its meat free burger patties, meatless ground and sausage products. Almost indistinguishable from meat in terms of taste and texture, products from The Meatless Farm Co are 100% plant-based, gluten-free and made using the highest-quality, non-GMO ingredients available. The company launched in the UK in 2018 and has since expanded into Europe, Canada and the UAE. In 2019, the company entered the U.S. market through a national listing with Whole Foods Market that spanned more than 450 locations. The Meatless Farm Co was founded by Morten Toft Bech after he and his wife discovered the difficulty of preparing quick and easy protein-filled meals for their family, who follow a predominantly plant-based diet.

In this ongoing column, The Digest, Entrepreneur.com News Director Stephen J. Bronner speaks with food entrepreneurs and executives to see what it took to get their products into the mouths of customers.

After Ryan Devlin and Todd Grinnell, actors who have appeared in Brothers and Sisters and Desperate Housewives, respectively, witnessed firsthand the grim realities of severe malnutrition during a trip to Liberia in 2008, they felt compelled to do something about it.

The duo heard about Plumpy’Nut, a peanut-based base solution that is used to help malnourished kids get essential vitamins and nutrients. The two actors saw how effective the product was and began thinking up ways to get it to more children.

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When they returned to the U.S., they pitched their friends and fellow actors Ravi Patel (Wrecked and Grandfathered) and Kristen Bell, star of The Good Place, Frozen and Veronica Mars. They decided to launch a snack bar company called This Bar Saves Lives. Following the one-to-one model popularized by companies such as TOMS, every time a customer buys a snack bar, This Bar Saves Lives donates Plumpy’Nut to a child in need.

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Since its founding, the company says it has provided more than 3.5 million nutrient packets to children suffering from malnutrition, impacting more than 270,000 lives. This Bar Saves Lives, whose newest flavors are Dark Chocolate & Coconut and PB&J, is available in stores including Target, Starbucks, Whole Foods and Amazon.

We caught up with Bell and Devlin via email to ask them about their business and its challenges and how they get the word out.

The article has been edited for clarity and brevity

Can you tell me how you got into this business?

Bell: Ryan Devlin and I met on the set of Veronica Mars and became fast friends. When he approached me with the idea for This Bar Saves Lives, it was kismet. I had been searching for a way to give back on a global scale and I knew there was nobody with more drive and enthusiasm to team up with than Ryan.  

How did you land your first big distribution deal?

Devlin: When we started the company, we listed three goals on our chalkboard that defined ultimate success. “Bars in Starbucks” was one of them (the other two were “Bars in space” and “Bars in the White House”). Starbucks puts a lot of emphasis on quality of product and social impact, so we knew we’d do well with them … if we could just get them to notice us. Since we didn’t have any direct relationships there, we got ahold of a high-level exec’s email address and just sent him a message, sharing a bit about our brand and mission, and asking if we could send him some bars to try.

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Amazingly, he actually responded to us and said we could send him some samples. After that Kristen and I were invited up to Seattle to talk with the team that explores emerging brands. We were given a small test (150 stores). We engaged baristas at key locations, sent out field teams to educate and sample near stores and analyzed sales data continuously to ensure things were on track.

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The risks and hustle paid off, as we've continued to expand with the retailer. Key takeaways: If you don’t have a way in, make one. And once you’re in, don’t relax -- that’s when the real work begins.

What is a big challenge This Bar Saves Lives has faced?

Devlin: There are too many to even count! But the way we overcome challenges -- whether it’s a production issue, unsatisfied customer, aid delivery issue or any number of other things we face regularly -- it’s all about transparency and proactive communication. Shit happens. People make mistakes. No company, or person, can bat 1,000 all the time. But if handled properly, those challenges can strengthen relationships. People want to work with those who are real, honest, humble and gracious. We have a very agile team that can usually work through challenges quickly and effectively. But we also see those situations as opportunities to engage our stakeholders and solve problems together, which tends to build even stronger relationships.

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What marketing tactic has been the most effective for the brand?

Devlin: Dedication to our mission and transparency is core to This Bar Saves Lives. We stay as close as we can to our giving partners to listen and learn about the stories of the children we give food aid to. This way we can capture content from these areas and share photos, videos and stories with our audience. By sharing these children's journeys, we connect our audience to someone they would have never met or known about.

Entrepreneurs should understand what the real product is and what value it's providing in the marketplace, because it's often more than the product with the price tag on it.

Can you tell me something interesting about yourself that you think helped you launch and grow your business?

Bell: I believe the escalation of the business is due to a genuine interest, from everyone involved, in helping others. The entire team genuinely believes in the cause, and it's a testament to the idea that the good you put out in the universe will make its way back to you. Giving back gives me an incredible endorphin release. Most people qualify helping others as selfless, but for me, it is actually selfish. I gain so much joy and esteem from lifting others.

TrojanLitho continues to operate as an "Essential Business" in Washington state. We're following all guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19 and are proud we're able to keep the supply chains moving with packaging for food, beverages, and anything else our customers need.

Experiencing supply chain disruptions? We can help you work through unexpected spikes in demand or help reinforce your supply chain.

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Try Swedish Pavilion 2020
by: Try Swedish Pavilion (#N1926)

The Try Swedish Pavilion is back for Expo West 2020! Find us in the Hot Products Hall (North Halls), at booths N1922-N1934. This year, we have 4 very exciting companies exhibiting with us:

N!CK'S: Their patented ice cream recipe is the secret behing the healthiest creamy ice cream you've ever tried!

Almondy: Almondy welcomes you to a world of cakes and invites you to try their newly launched vegan chocolate cake.

First Class Brands of Sweden (HealthyCo): Who said all hazelnut spreads are unhealthy? Come try Proteinella -- a must in every healthy Swede's kitchen!

WellNOx: Join the RÅvolution! Need a shot of rejuvenation? The RÅ wellness shot will boost both your energy and immune system in no time!

If you are interested in booking meetings with any of these companies, please reach out to Therese Dalebrant at therese.dalebrant@business-sweden.se

What is a Fika?

This is a question you may be asking upon seeing this post. To answer simply: Fika is a concept, a state of mind, an attitude and an important part of Swedish culture. Many Swedes consider that it is almost essential to make time for fika every day. It means making time for friends and colleagues to share a cup of coffee (or tea) and a little something to eat.

Exactly what you eat during fika is not really important. The food is incidental to the companionship, the socializing and catching up with friends and colleagues. But whatever food you choose for fika it should be fresh and well presented. Ideally it should be homemade. Many team leaders in Sweden consider it important to regularly bake something at home to take into work for fika.

So come and be our companions from 2-4pm on March 5th at the Try Swedish pavilion. You will be greeted warmly by the Try Swedish team with coffee and treats to experience a Swedish style fika.

Fika text from:http://www.swedishfood.com/fika

THE NATURAL ELECTROLYTE DRINK AIDS THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19 WITH BSTRONG & FITSNACK BY SENDING DONATIONS FOR CORONAVIRUS SURVIVAL KITS

NEW YORK – Ultima Replenisher teams up with Global Empowerment Mission (GEM) & FITSNACK in bringing necessities, such as hydration into the homes and hospitals in need. As the COVID19 pandemic continues to grow, we need to find ways to stay healthy and keep the coronavirus at bay. Hydration is key in helping to support your immune system against illnesses but doing so correctly with electrolytes is essential.

When it comes to fighting illness-triggered dehydration, fluids aren’t the only factor. Electrolytes are important in maintaining the body’s pH levels and helping cells absorb and use the fluids you’re taking in. Ultima Replenisher’s natural, vegan/keto-friendly electrolyte powder is helping thousands ward of dehydration and keep themselves hydrated the clean way. Ultima Replenisher is an advanced, balanced electrolyte drink that provides highly effective hydration using only clean ingredients, electrolytes and no sugar, calories or carbs. Ultima includes electrolytes and trace minerals (Potassium, Magnesium, Chloride, Calcium, Selenium, Phosphorus), plus support minerals (including Vitamin C & zinc) that work together to provide restorative hydration.

GEM is a non-profit created to help families in need when disaster strikes. CEO, Michael Capponi, has partnered with Bethany Frankel, Founder of SkinnyGirl Cocktails, to create the BStrong foundation. They are providing “Coronavirus Survival Kits” including masks, gloves, cleaning supplies, hydration support and more to those that are in desperate need. Ultima Replenisher is one of the top key providers to keep thousands of people hydrated and healthy. “We are so thankful to have companies, such as Ultima Replenisher help us fight the virus and bring necessities that will boost our overall health to thousands in need,” said Sue Cushman, US National Aid Director of Global Empowerment Mission. “We know how important staying hydrated is during this time, if not always, and Ultima Replenisher’s natural-based ingredients helps keep us all hydrated.”

With times of uncertainty and anxiety, Ultima Replenisher is not only supporting GEM, but has also joined forces with FitSnack as the hydration partner for the “Healthcare Worker Support Box.” The program supports Healthcare communities in the most heavily affected areas across the country. In a partnership with FitSnack, Ultima will be sending Ultima Sample Packs along with other healthy snack brands to help hydrate and fuel healthcare professionals. Boxes will be sent to hospitals for their break room tables to keep staff nourished and hydrated during these long and exhausting days.

Ultima Replenisher is ensuring that with every product purchased online through their website, they will donate a trial pack with 3 servings to someone in need from now through May with their GIVEBACK campaign. They are keeping their promise to keep everyone hydrated and healthy by offering 25% off all their products on their website as long as they can, by using the code GIVEBACK25. Loretta Reilly, Vice President of Marketing for Ultima Replenisher says, “This is a time where we all need to come together and do our part. Bringing hydration to as many people as we can keeps our team motivated and helps us aid the fight against the pandemic. We truly want people to be safe and healthy!”

Ultima Replenisher comes in handy to-go stickpack singles as well as 30/90 serving canisters, with real-fruit flavors including Cherry Pomegranate, Blue Raspberry, Grape, Lemonade, Orange, Pink Lemonade, Raspberry, and Watermelon. All flavors are Vegan, Keto-Friendly, Paleo-Friendly, and Peanut-Free. Sweetened with organic stevia leaf, Ultima Replenisher is unique in its kind as an electrolyte drink that’s free of sugar, calories, caffeine, GMOs, and gluten.

 

Ultima Replenisher can be found in stores nationwide including Whole Foods, Sprouts, CVS and more. For more information, visit Ultima Replenisher’s website and follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

2020 Nexty Winner! Best New Sweet or Dessert!
by: Undercover Chocolate Co. (#5551)

Undercover Snacks New Dark Chocolate + Pomegranate Flavor Wins Natural Products Expo West 2020 NEXTY Awards

Delicious Better-For-You-Snack Named Best New Sweet or Dessert by New Hope Network

EAST HANOVER, NJ — March 26, 2020 — Undercover Snacks, the manufacturer of uniquely light, crispy and unbelievably delicious better-for-you snacks, announced its new Dark Chocolate + Pomegranate flavor has won the New Hope Network Natural Products Expo West 2020 NEXTY Awards in the Best New Sweet or Dessert category. The company launched this perfect combination of a sweet and tart snack earlier this month, available for purchase on U ndercoverSnacks.com, Amazon, and in over 3,000 participating retailers.

“We are truly honored to win our first NEXTY Award,” said Diana Levy, Founder and CEO of Undercover Snacks. “As a mom whose kids can’t eat gluten, I know how hard it is to find safe snacks that are truly delicious and I’m happy I can provide that same assurance to people with other food allergies as well.”

New Hope Network, the leading media company of the healthy lifestyle products industry, selected Undercover Snacks from more than 1,000 entries for its innovation, inspiration and integrity.

“What’s not to love about Undercover Snacks’ Dark Chocolate + Pomegranate? Our NEXTY judges loved the clean ingredients list, offering a decadent yet health-forward experience. Aside from being absolutely delicious, we loved the certifications and attention to manufacturing in a peanut and tree-nut free facility, offering those with sensitive allergies an opportunity to indulge,” said Chris McGurrin, Manager of Influencer Programs, New Hope Network. “This kid and adult-friendly dessert has a great, accessible price-point with a perfect ratio of chocolate, pomegranate and quinoa. We can’t stop eating it!”

Delicious Better-For-You-Snacks

Undercover Snacks’ chocolate-covered crispy quinoa snacks are a tasty, guilt-free, gluten-free and nut-free treat. The Dark Chocolate + Pomegranate flavor features a healthy dose of quinoa, premium dark chocolate and real pomegranate arils for a burst of flavor.

All Undercover Snacks’ products are school safe and allergy-friendly, made with the highest level of food safety and quality in mind at the company’s new state-of-the-art SQF-3manufacturing facility. All of Undercover’s products are certified Kosher, and made with non-GMO ingredients including organic Royal Bolivian quinoa and Rainforest Alliance Certified cocoa.

In addition to Amazon and its 3,000+ retailer locations, the company’s products are rapidly becoming a healthy snack of choice in schools, commissaries, break rooms, juice bars, shared workspaces and on corporate campuses across the country. Major distributors include UNFI, KeHE, Vistar, Associated Buyers, Chex Finer Foods, Nassau Candy and J. Polep.

About Undercover:

Undercover Snacks (aka Undercover Chocolate Co.) is a WBENC-certified, women-owned company. Undercover’s dark and milk chocolate-covered crispy quinoa snacks are a tasty,

guilt-free, gluten-free, allergy-friendly indulgence. Created by a mom with two children who have Celiac Disease, these amazing snacks feature a healthy dose of crispy quinoa and are so unique that the company had to engineer its own equipment and build a dedicated manufacturing facility. To learn more about Undercover, visit UndercoverSnacks.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 the planet. Twice a year, New Hope Network and industry judges gather to celebrate products coming from the brands driving the natural products industry forward.

Media Contact:

Nicole Koremenos

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New Seitan Vegan Franks Feature Classic Hot Dog Snap and Delicious Cured Flavor

Chicago, IL – Things are looking up in the world of vegan hot dogs thanks to a new product introduction from Upton’s Naturals. With its headquarters in Chicago, where hot dogs are serious business, this company’s team of ethical vegans decided they had been eating sub-par, meat-free franks for far too long, and it was time to create their own.

Enter, the Updog. Complete with the classic hot dog “snap” when you bite into it, this 100% vegan frank delivers the taste and texture of the working-class, iconic street food, but without the meat. Made from versatile, wheat-gluten seitan and simple, quality ingredients, the product’s interior texture is just right, not too firm like some seitan links and not too soft like many soy-based veggie dogs. It’s seasoned with Windy City favorites like yellow mustard seed and onion powder, but what really sets it apart is the product’s innovative algae-based coating and unique curing process. Perfect for throwing on the grill, though you could also cook it on the stovetop, the Updog packs in a good source of protein (19g per serving!), iron and potassium, plus is Non-GMO Certified (NSF), Kosher Certified (CRC), Plant Based Certified, and completely free of cholesterol, trans fat, added sugars, and artificial flavors.

“As popular as plant-based eating has become, the vegan hot dog category is one that still needed some help,” said Upton’s Naturals’ founder Dan Staackmann. “We’re Chicagoans, our city has a whole hot dog style named after it, and we just couldn’t settle for an adequate, mushy, meat-free alternatives to this American-food favorite anymore. The vegan hot dog needed an upgrade, and that’s just what we’ve done with Updog.”

Crafted with care at Upton’s Naturals’ plant in Chicago, the Updog will be available for retailers to carry spring 2020 and sold at Whole Foods Markets’ Midwest stores this May. The SRP is $5.99 for a 10oz package of four links.

About Upton’s Naturals Located in Chicago, IL, Upton’s Naturals is an independently-owned natural foods company with a focus on meat alternatives and vegan values. Dedicated to simplicity and the use of real, recognizable ingredients, the Upton’s team pioneered flavored Seitan and kick-started the jackfruit food trend in the U.S. with its first-to-market lineup of pre-seasoned, heat-and-eat young Jackfruit. With new offerings including a Ch’eesy Mac lineup and vegan Real Meal Kits, their products are now sold in over 5,000 stores in the U.S. and have launched in 15 countries worldwide. The company also runs Upton’s Breakroom, a vegan factory café in Chicago, and is a founding board member of the Plant Based Foods Association. Visit UptonsNaturals.com for more information and find @UptonsNaturals on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Also visit @UptonsBreakroom on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Upton’s Naturals Launches Banana Blossom
by: Upton's Naturals (#5117)

New Cruelty-Free, Organic Meat Alternative Delivers Delicious Filets to Prepare “Fish” & Chips

Chicago, IL – Wishing you could eat fish and chips, just without the fish? Upton’s Naturals, the ethical vegan company that kickstarted the jackfruit food trend, is bringing to market Banana Blossom. Mimicking the texture of flaky fish, this 100% vegan, certified organic and Kosher whole-food meat alternative makes creating a plant-based version of the British classic recipe a dream that can be delivered.

Also known as a “banana heart,” banana blossoms are an edible, fleshy, tear- shaped flower that grows at the end of a banana cluster. Its flavor is pretty neutral and the texture is soft with just a bit of bite, like an artichoke heart. The blossoms offer a valuable source of potassium, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants. Upton’s Naturals’ Banana Blossom is also low in fat and calories and completely free of cholesterol, sugar, gluten, soy, oil, GMO’s, and artificial flavors. Cooked in a small amount of brine to prevent oxidation, the new product is ready to heat-and serve (no draining needed!). In addition, the integrity of the flower “filets” are maintained vs. water-logged and broken like their canned counterparts. Home-cooks can batter and fry them to create perfectly crisp, vegan fish and chips with spot-on texture.

“While banana blossoms are a popular, culinary tradition in Southeast Asia, U.S. cooks have just scratched the surface of working with this unique and versatile ingredient,” said Upton’s Naturals’ founder Dan Staackmann. “We’re on a mission to change that by making this excellent meat alternative more accessible to mainstream consumers and easier to prepare. The most common use will be for fish and chips, but the opportunities are endless… think paella or banana blossom salads.”

Packaged in a 7oz retort pouch to maintain freshness, Upton’s Naturals’ Banana Blossom will be available for retailers to carry this March 2020 and sold at Whole Foods Market stores across the country come May. The product is sourced from Sri Lanka.

About Upton’s Naturals Located in Chicago, IL, Upton’s Naturals is an independently-owned natural foods company with a focus on meat alternatives and vegan values. Dedicated to simplicity and the use of real, recognizable ingredients, the Upton’s team pioneered flavored Seitan and kick-started the jackfruit food trend in the U.S. with its first-to-market lineup of pre-seasoned, heat-and-eat young Jackfruit. With new offerings including a Ch’eesy Mac lineup and vegan Real Meal Kits, their products are now sold in over 5,000 stores in the U.S. and have launched in 15 countries worldwide. The company also runs Upton’s Breakroom, a vegan factory café in Chicago, and is a founding board member of the Plant Based Foods Association. Visit UptonsNaturals.com for more information and find @UptonsNaturals on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Also visit @UptonsBreakroom on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Lightly Seasoned, Whole-Food Meat Alternative Brings Simplicity to Vegan Cooking

Chicago, IL – Upton’s Naturals, which kickstarted the jackfruit trend with its first-to-market, pre- seasoned, heat-and-eat jackfruit, is expanding its lineup with a new certified organic and lightly seasoned shredded offering. Making it even easier to prepare vegan pulled “pork” sandwiches, this cruelty-free meat alternative is also awesome for making juicy jackfruit carnitas and tasty tacos. The first organic product from Upton’s Naturals to be introduced to the U.S. market, this young (a.k.a not ripe) 100% vegan jackfruit has the taste and texture of perfect pulled pork or tender chicken, delivers a good source of fiber, and is completely free of fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sugar, gluten, soy, oil, GMO’s, and artificial flavors. Simply pan fry and serve “as is” or add your favorite sauces or spices.

“With our new shredded jackfruit, we’re making cooking with this versatile, tropical fruit even easier for at-home cooks by providing it pre-shredded and ready-to-use in popular vegan recipes,” said Upton’s Naturals’ founder Dan Staackmann. “No fork is needed to break it apart, just push the jackfruit straight out of the pouch and get inspired.”

Packaged in a 7oz shelf-stable retort pouch to maintain freshness, Upton’s Naturals’ Shredded Jackfruit will be available for retailers to carry this March 2020 and sold at Whole Foods Market stores across the country come May. The product is sourced from Sri Lanka.

About Upton’s Naturals Located in Chicago, IL, Upton’s Naturals is an independently-owned natural foods company with a focus on meat alternatives and vegan values. Dedicated to simplicity and the use of real, recognizable ingredients, the Upton’s team pioneered flavored Seitan and kick-started the jackfruit food trend in the U.S. with its first-to-market lineup of pre-seasoned, heat-and-eat young Jackfruit. With new offerings including a Ch’eesy Mac lineup and vegan Real Meal Kits, their products are now sold in over 5,000 stores in the U.S. and have launched in 15 countries worldwide. The company also runs Upton’s Breakroom, a vegan factory café in Chicago, and is a founding board member of the Plant Based Foods Association. Visit UptonsNaturals.com for more information and find @UptonsNaturals on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Also visit @UptonsBreakroom on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Urban Accents, flavor experts that have been stocking home kitchens for years with unique, small-batch crafted spice blends and sauces, is launching a new line of plant powered Ground Veggie Meatless Mixes. Over 50% of Americans are currently trying to incorporate more plant based meals into their daily lives. Urban Accents aims to help them by creating convenient favorites to add to their weekly repertoire. Meatless is no longer just for Mondays!

The new Meatless Mixes have an easy recipe on the back of the package along with serving suggestions. With the addition of just a few fresh ingredients, the seasoned, soy-based protein provides an out-of-the-ordinary meatless meal. Taste buds will tingle with the flavors of Sweet Black Garlic Korean BBQ Lettuce Wraps, Smokin’ Chipotle Street Tacos, and Classic Honey BBQ Sloppy Joes. Each package provides the equivalent of one pound of ground meat and is ready from pouch to plate in just 15 minutes. Videos found via the QR code on the package provide easy instruction and serving suggestions from the voice of Your Culinary Wingman®, who Always Has Your Back in the Kitchen.

“We’re thrilled to be first-to-market with flavorful, shelf-stable, dry meatless meal kits. Over the past few years, we noticed increased plant-based options in fast food and the frozen section of grocery stores. We decided to answer the need for innovation on shelf,” reflects Tom Knibbs, President and Mixmaster at Urban Accents. “Our Ground Veggie Meatless Mixes offer home cooks additional vegetarian options with unexpectedly satisfying flavor experiences—they’re really good!”

The new line of Ground Veggie Meatless Mixes have already received rave reviews and are set to launch in over 1,000 doors, including Walmart and H.E.B., and on the Urban Accents website (www.urbanaccents.com) in April.

View the Launch video here.

Make way for feel good food! Quick Facts about New Ground Veggie Meatless Mixes

  • Suggested retail price is $4.99
  • One pouch makes 4 to 5 servings
  • Contains soy-based protein, 8 grams per serving
  • Good source of fiber, 4 g per serving
  • One serving compared to one serving ground beef contains 75% less calories and 100% less fat and cholesterol
  • A pound of beef requires 26 times more water to produce than a pound of soy
  • Two skus are vegan
  • Made with gluten free ingredients
  • Made with simple ingredients and natural flavors

About Urban Accents

Urban Accents is your Culinary Wingman who promises, “We’ve Got Your Back in the Kitchen®.”  Their creative seasonings and sauces offer unique, worldly flavors designed to create successful at-home food experiences with ease. The Chicago-based brand was started over 20 years ago when Tom Knibbs unexpectedly lost his job in corporate America. Raised in a food-loving family, Tom chose to turn his attention towards developing his culinary creativity. With his partner Jim Dygas, the dynamic duo has grown the original 12 spice blends to over 80 gourmet products, each still crafted in small batches with quality, passion and care using only the finest ingredients.

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People with heart disease or type 2 diabetes often find that wounds don’t heal as quickly as they should. The problem? The microcirculatory system that carries blood from blood vessels to the tissues can be compromised, limiting blood flow to the site of wounds. Yet, according to new research conducted at Lund University’s Skåne University Hospital in Sweden, Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract (AGE) can increase microcirculation blood flow by 31% compared to placebo in these at-risk patients.

Microcirculation refers to the minute network of arterioles, capillaries, and venules (tiny veins that connect the capillaries to larger veins) that deliver oxygen and nutrients from the arteries into the individual cells and tissues throughout the body. Microcirculation also regulates the amount of blood that infuses tissue—a critical factor in wound healing.

During this particular double-blind study, which was published in the International Wound Journal, researches selected 122 patients with a Framingham Risk Score of <10. The Framingham Risk Score is a gender-specific algorithm used to estimate the 10-year cardiovascular risk of an individual. The participants were then randomized to receive either 2,400 mg of AGE or a placebo for the next 12 months. Cutaneous microcirculation—the circulation that takes place in the dermis and just below the surface of the skin—was measured using a unique technique known as Laser Doppler velocimetry at the beginning and the end of the trial. Laser Doppler velocimetry (LDV) is a test used to accurately measure the speed of blood flow at a specific site.  

According to the LDV results after 12 months of supplementation, microcirculation improved in the AGE group, especially in those with an increased risk of a cardiovascular event like heart attack or stroke. This lead the researchers to suggest that increased microcirculation could facilitate wound healing.

The subject of more than 800 published studies and scientific papers, Kyolic AGE has been shown in earlier research to have a positive effect on vascular elasticity and endothelial function. Peer reviewed research also shows that AGE supports healthy cholesterol and blood pressure levels, reduces coronary artery calcification, improves arterial integrity, enhances metabolic heath, and strengthens immunity. This is the first study to look at AGE’s beneficial impact on microcirculation and wound healing.

“These findings could prove to be extremely good news for anyone diagnosed with cardiovascular disease—and especially people with type 2 diabetes,” says Jay Levy, Director of Sales for Wakunaga of America. “Compromised wound healing is a common problem among diabetics. The ability of Kyolic AGE to enhance microcirculation at the site of wounds could help prevent infection and other serious complications.”

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About Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract: Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract begins in the garlic fields of Central California. The garlic is grown under strict organic conditions without the use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides. When fully mature, the garlic is harvested, cleaned, and sliced before being placed in specialized stainless steel containers where it is aged for up to 20 months. This process converts harsh and unstable organosulfur compounds into the odorless, non-irritating, and bioavailable compounds which are responsible for Kyolic’s numerous health benefits. Throughout the process, the garlic is tested for purity and potency so consumers can be assured they are getting the highest quality, most effective Aged Garlic supplements available.

About Wakunaga of America: Since its establishment in 1972, the Wakunaga group of companies has played a unique role in promoting consumer health worldwide through the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of high-quality medicinal herbs. The guiding philosophy of Wakunaga centers around a commitment to research and a mission to serve public health. This mission is accomplished by providing products of the highest quality, which are supported by truthful science and accompanied by helpful consumer information.

Taking Good Gut Health to the Max
by: Wakunaga of America (#3605)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                      Contact: Janus Baker                      (949) 855-2776, Ext. 135      

Kyo-Dophilus Max Probiotic: Maximum Reinforcement for Gut Health

LOS ANGELES (December 12, 2019) — Announcing the arrival of a new probiotic supplement, called Kyo-Dophilus Max Probiotic, a high potency probiotic targeted to provide maximum reinforcement for gut health, from a company with a 30 year legacy of clinically effective probiotics.

Wakunaga of America, makers of Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract, developed Kyo-Dophilus Probiotic formulas over 30 years ago. The Kyo-Dophilus line of probiotics recently received a bold new packaging update and  two new probiotic supplements were added, the first, Kyo-Dophilus Fifty+, was released in July and now Kyo-Dophilus Max is available.

Kyo-Dophilus Max Probiotic contains 50 billion CFU* of a community of 12 beneficial bacteria strains to help repopulate your microflora. If your digestive health has been compromised by travel, medication use or stress, Max Probiotic can help replenish your microbiome, balance your GI (gastrointestinal) system and support a healthy immune response.

This formulation includes The Friendly Trio, a proprietary blend of biocompatible human strains that have been clinically documented to support a healthy gut microbiome, Lactobacillus gasseri KS-13, Bifidobacterium bifidum G9-1, and Bifidobacterium longum MM-2 along with beneficial strains L. acidophilus, L. plantarum, B. breve, B. infantis and L. rhamnosus.  (studies provided on request)

Frequent travelers will appreciate the added convenience of Max Probiotic E-Z Packs, which offers the Max capsules in travel-ready, single daily packs that make it “EZ” to carry with you wherever life takes you! No refrigeration is required, and this probiotic is non-GMO + Dairy Free + Gluten Free.

Available in 30-ct. bottles and 14-ct. daily packs.

For more information, visit https://probiotics.com/products/max-probiotic.

*colony forming units

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About Wakunaga of America: Since its establishment in 1972, Wakunaga of America Co., LTD. has played a unique role in promoting consumer health worldwide through the research, development, manufacturing, and marketing of high quality medicinal herbs. The corporate philosophy of Wakunaga centers around a commitment to research and a mission to serve public health. This mission is accomplished by providing products of the highest quality, which are supported by truthful science. Brands include Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract, Kyo-Dophilus Probiotics, and Kyo-Green Superfoods.

Tillamook, Oregon – Werner Gourmet Meat Snacks Inc. (Werner Jerky & Snacks), a jerky and snack manufacturer based in Tillamook, Oregon, is attending Natural Products Expo West for the first time this March 2020.

“As a first-time exhibitor at Expo West, we are really looking forward to making great connections with buyers and potential customers,” explains Werner Director of Marketing, Lauren Seeger. “We are also participating in the Connect to Press program with our Zero Sugar, Grass-Fed Beef Jerky product. Our team is excited about receiving feedback from consumer influencers on this product line.”

Werner’s Zero Sugar, Grass-Fed beef jerky is an all-natural product, crafted in small batches, minimally processed with no artificial ingredients and gluten free. There are no added nitrites, nitrates or MSG. It features a unique pairing of grass-fed beef and the Werner proprietary blend of sugar-free spices. The result is a great taste and texture with zero sugar per serving, and a ton of protein. The Werner Team will be sampling this product at their booth during Expo West.

“We will also have our full line of All-Natural beef and turkey jerky on display at the show,” continues Seeger. “This product line includes unique recipes such as: Chipotle, Garlic and Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper. Single-serving packages will be available for attendees to sample at home.”

Werner Jerky & Snacks can be found in Booth #8008 at Natural Products Expo West in the Anaheim Convention Center – Level 3, March 5-7, 2020.

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

About Werner Gourmet Meat Snacks Inc.

Werner Gourmet Meat Snacks, Inc. has been producing quality, wholesale meat snacks in Tillamook, Oregon since 1994. The company is still family-owned (despite all the arguments). In addition to meat snacks, they roast nuts and seeds in house, offering a wide selection of sweet and savory snacks that everyone can sink their teeth into. Werner products can be found across the country and internationally.

Celebrity Meet & Greets Not to Miss at SweetLeaf Booth #1437
by: Wisdom Natural Brands/SweetLeaf (#1437)

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 Celebrity Meet & Greets Not to Miss at SweetLeaf Booth #1437

Trainer to the Stars -  Jorge Cruise and The Sugar-Free Mom to Sign Free Cookbooks

 

GILBERT, AZ (March 28, 2020) – SweetLeaf® Sweetener, the world’s most trusted stevia brand™, will be featuring two popular influencers who love and use the SweetLeaf family of products, at this year’s Natural Products Expo West in Los Angeles, March 3-7 at booth #1437.  Expo goers can chat it up one-on-one with celebrity fitness expert and #1 New York Times best-selling nutrition author, Jorge Cruise on Thursday and always-popular author and food blogger, Sugar-Free Mom, on Friday.

 

Jorge Cruise, https://jorgecruise.com/ will greet visitors at SweetLeaf’s  booth on Thursday, March 5, 

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Cruise will be signing free cookbooklets featuring delicious recipes using SweetLeaf products. For 25 years, Jorge Cruise has dedicated his life to helping his celebrity clients with their nutrition and fitness goals. Cruise has appeared on many TV shows, including “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “Good Morning America,” the “Today” show, “Dateline NBC,” “The View,” “The Tyra Banks Show,” and “Dr. Oz” to name a few. SweetLeaf products fit perfectly into all diet plans because they are plant-based sweeteners with zero calories/carbs, no sugar, nothing artificial, and taste great. 

 

On Friday, March 6, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., visitors to the SweetLeaf booth will get a chance to meet Sugar-Free Mom, aka Brenda Bennett, (https://www.sugarfreemom.com/) who will also be signing copies of her free cookbooklet featuring recipes developed for SweetLeaf.  Since 2011, Sugar-Free Mom’s blog has become the most popular sugar-free resource on the web. Her first cookbook, Sugar-Free Mom, Naturally Sweet & Sugar-Free Recipes for the Whole Family is a wonderful beginner’s guide to going sugar-free with over 100 family-friendly recipes. Her second cookbook, Naturally Keto, includes a wide variety of over 125 recipes, as well as a four-week meal plan, a beginner’s guide to starting keto, kitchen essentials, and fool-proof, fabulous recipes for the family looking for a low- to no-sugar diet. 

 

In addition to meeting these fabulous celebs, you can sample new products from SweetLeaf Sweetener. The all-new Monk Fruit line, Yerba Mate Energy Shots, Organic liquids, Better Than Sugar and more! The excitement is in the air for SweetLeaf as it continues to grow its family of products, giving consumers a delicious, guilt-free option to sugar and artificial sweeteners.

 

For more information about SweetLeaf, visit SweetLeaf.com. For interviews with company leadership or the featured celebrities, please contact the name listed at the bottom of the release.

 

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About WISDOM NATURAL BRANDS®, maker of SweetLeaf® Sweeteners

Wisdom Natural Brands®, based in Gilbert, Ariz., has been the leading stevia expert and industry pioneer with its plant-based SweetLeaf® Sweeteners brand for more than 35 years. SweetLeaf is the only stevia brand winning 36 awards for taste and innovation. SweetLeaf Sweeteners have zero calories, no sugars, a non-glycemic response, and no artificial ingredients. SweetLeaf is sold in boxes containing 35 or 70 packets and shaker jars (organic or natural) for easy home use. SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia Sweet Drops® add flavor without calories, or artificial sweeteners to foods and beverages. SweetLeaf Water Drops™ add delicious flavor to still or sparkling water. New Better than Sugar!® powdered and granular, natural and organic, is a sugar replacement measuring cup-for-cup like sugar—without any of the calories or carbs. SweetLeaf Sugar-Free Stevia Syrup, in three popular flavors, brings the incredible sweetness of stevia and monk fruit, with only 70 calories per serving. Wisdom introduced herbal blends made from Yerba Maté through its Wisdom of the Ancients® brand, one of the most respected herbal lines in the natural industry. Wisdom of the Ancients herbal blends are available in bags and loose leaves and come in a variety of beneficial flavors. SweetLeaf and Wisdom of the Ancients products are available at: Shop.SweetLeaf.com,  health food stores, natural groceries, supermarkets, and online retailers. 

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Barbara McFadden    

McFadden/Gavender 

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barbara@mcfaddengavender.com

Website:

SweetLeaf.com 

WisdomNaturalBrands.com

WAUKEGAN, Illinois - (Jan. 6, 2020) —–Woodland Foods celebrates its 30th year as a leading supplier of over 1,600 unique ingredients from around the world.

“2020 marks an important milestone in the history of our company,” said Woodland Foods President Aram Karapetian. “We can reflect on the efforts that have brought us to where we are today while celebrating the continued opportunity ahead.

Over the last three decades, Woodland Foods has experienced an incredible trajectory of growth in sales, personnel and resources. What began as a family business supplying rare mushrooms quickly grew into a 250-person strong workforce operating in over 450,000 square feet of manufacturing, warehouse and office space across three facilities.

“This growth is far beyond anything we could have envisioned back in 1990,” said Woodland Foods founder David Moore, “Diana and I are proud of the fact that we remain a family business and that several of our original employees are still with us today.”

In 2019, Woodland Foods was awarded an AA rating for food safety from the Brand Reputation Compliance Global Standards (BRCGS) audit, a leading global food safety and quality program used by certificated suppliers in over 100 countries. Additional merits include a Spirit of Innovation Award from Prepared Foods Magazine in 2014, a Sofi award finalist from the Specialty Food Association in 2016, and a Sofi award winner from the Specialty Food Association in 2017.

“With our family of brands and extensive array of convenient services, we continue to evolve in order to meet the changing needs of manufacturing, foodservice, and retail customers,” said Karapetian. “We look forward to reaching new levels of success by providing our customers with authentic products that have unique value, unrivaled variety, and convenience; all three coupled with an array of services aimed at exceeding their expectations.

Woodland Foods plans to kick off the year-long anniversary celebration at its upcoming company town hall on January 31st. Events for employees, along with customer recognition and a retrospective look at the company’s growth, are planned throughout the year.

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WOODLAND FOODS is the premier importer and supplier of more than 1,600 specialty

natural ingredients. WOODLAND FOODS specializes in product innovation and providing unique food choices through global sourcing, custom blending, custom processing, variety, and convenience. For more information, please call 847-505-7800, e-mail press@woodlandfoods.com or visit www.woodlandfoods.com

New York, NY (April 2020) – Purpose-driven African Food Company Yolélé is thrilled to announce the

Whole Foods Market national launch of its first product, the ancient West African grain, fonio .

Prized across Africa for over 5,000 years, fonio is a gluten-free, nutritional powerhouse with a low

glycemic index. It cooks just like couscous or a hot cereal in only five minutes. Delicious and versatile,

fonio is light and just a bit nutty. It can be used as a quick-cooking base for a medley of roasted

vegetables and greens, roasted chicken and seafood. The ancient grain is filled with micronutrients and

antioxidant flavonoids, and it is high in iron, fiber, phosphorus, and potassium.

Known as “the seed of the universe,” fonio is a drought-tolerant grain that helps prevent erosion in the

poor soil of the arid Sahel region where it's grown using regenerative practices. Its increased cultivation

has the potential to re-green a region suffering from desertification and climate change.

Until this time, fonio has been available at a selection of independent and chain retailers, including a

number of Whole Foods Markets in the Northeast, and nationally through online retailers. Now, Yolélé

Fonio will be found on Whole Foods shelves across the country. The product will also be available to

order online for in-store pick-up or delivery through Whole Foods on Amazon.

“It’s been a dream to launch nationally through Whole Foods. We created Yolélé three years ago to

share the delicious foods of West Africa I grew up eating. Our first retail location was at the then brand

new Whole Foods location in Harlem,” says co-founder and Senegalese-born chef Pierre Thiam. “With

the uncertainty and fears surrounding the fate of small businesses, we are grateful that Whole Foods

Market has pressed on with our small company’s national launch at this difficult time. At [my restaurant

in Harlem] Teranga, we’re trying to keep afloat by serving our community of eaters and healthcare

workers. At Yolélé, we intend to support and inspire all of you at home cooking, now and going

forward.”

Also in May, Yolélé is debuting their new line of Fonio Pilafs blends to the Northeast and North Atlantic

regions of Whole Foods Market. Each of the five blends is inspired by the traditional ingredients and

flavors of West African cuisine.

Yolélé co-founders, Philip Teverow and Pierre Thiam, have a purpose-driven model that goes beyond

delicious food to investing in thousands of rural West African smallholder farmers to sustainably source

fonio and promote regenerative farming practices. They have partnered with NGOs on the ground in

the Sahel region to establish a sustainable growth model for the tiny, ancient grain.

Each 10 oz bag (6 servings) of Plain Fonio has a suggested retail of $5.99 and is gluten-free,

nutrient-dense, and incredibly versatile. Yolélé can be found in the grains aisle at Whole Foods Market

stores nationally.

For more information visit Yolélé and follow them on Instagram .

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Yolélé was created to share delicious, vibrant West African ingredients with the world, beginning with

fonio. Yolélé was co-founded by Phil Teverow, industry veteran, and Pierre Thiam, chef, cookbook

author, global ambassador for African cuisine and culture, and longtime advocate for sustainability and

biodiversity. Yolélé’s purpose is to create economic opportunity for smallholder farming communities; to

promote biodiverse, regenerative farming systems; and to introduce Africa's ingredients to tables

around the world. Yolélé has partnered with trusted ingredient supplier Woodland Foods to bring this

vision to life.

Explore the Flavors and Foods of West Africa

NEW YORK (APRIL 2020) – Yolélé , producer of the West African ancient grain fonio, is thrilled to announce the launch of a new line of Fonio Pilaf blends, ideal for exploring the captivating flavors of West Africa, as well as a gluten free Fonio Flour.

As COVID-19 has forced us to spend more time in our home kitchens, Yolélé’s Fonio Pilaf blends offer an opportunity to explore new ingredients and push culinary boundaries. Inspired by the flavors of popular West African dishes and available in six varieties – Jollof, Yassa!, Suya Spice, Dakar Curry, Afro-Funk, and Greens! – each carries the ample health properties of pure fonio, introduces West African cuisine to home cooks, and is ready in five minutes. Each flavor of Yolélé’s Fonio Pilafs are rooted in West African culture and cuisine. Jollof, arguably the most recognized dish of the region, is a rich, savory one-pot rice dish made with tomato, bell pepper, and onion . Jollof Fonio Pilaf complements saucy braised meat, beans, or hearty greens. Earthy, bright, and spicy, Yassa! is inspired by one of Senegal’s most popular dishes. Made with caramelized onions, lime, and chili pepper, it lends itself to grilled chicken, grilled fish, or sautéed vegetable dishes. Suya Spice is an ode to the rich, roasted, and spiced flavors of grilled skewers sold by West African city’s street vendors and pairs perfectly with grilled meats, stewed beans, or greens. Influenced by the multicultural crossroads of Senegal’s capital, Dakar Curry is punctuated with sweet currants and is ideal for stir-fries, ratatouille, or lentils. For those who love fermented foods, Afro-Funk delivers a nutrient-dense, probiotic, and umami flavor-bomb that is perfect for stir-fries, kebabs, and stuffing for mushrooms or peppers. Its primary ingredient is dawadawa, a fermented locust bean, found in the pod of a drought-resistant tree. Greens! is packed with the rich amino acids and vitamins of moringa, which boasts double the protein, iron, calcium, and fiber of kale. The bright, savory blend of moringa, spinach, leek, and parsley go with anything from grilled fish or chicken, a pot of beans, or a veggie burger.

Yolélé is also introducing a gluten free Fonio Flour available exclusively to the foodservice and industrial industries for the time being. T his fine-milled flour possesses the same unique health benefits and sustainability of the fonio grain. With a light, slightly nutty quality and neutral flavor, fonio flour can be used as a key ingredient in anything from breads and cakes to cookies and pastas, as breading or thickener in gravies and more. Fonio flour is an ideal one ingredient flour for professional chefs to use in a variety of baking and cooking scenarios.

“Our new Fonio Pilafs take another step forward in introducing West Africa’s oldest cereal grain to tables around the world,” says Chef Pierre Thiam, co-founder of Yolélé . “They make it easy for anyone to serve the exciting flavors I grew up eating, with delicious and nutritious fonio as the quick-cooking base. And of course, every purchase helps to alleviate poverty and create stronger food systems in Africa.”

Yolélé co-founders, Philip Teverow and Pierre Thiam, have a purpose-driven model that goes beyond delicious food to investing in thousands of rural West African smallholder farmers. They have partnered with NGO’s on the ground in the Sahel region to establish a sustainable growth model for the tiny, ancient grain that has been cultivated in West Africa for more than 5,000 years . Experts celebrate fonio as a climate-smart crop that thrives even in poor soil with little water, and Yolélé recognizes its untapped potential to re-green a region suffering from desertification and climate change. While fonio has been on the market since 2017, Yolélé’s Fonio Pilafs will be on shelves at retailers including Whole Foods Markets nationally in May. Their release coincides with new branding, which celebrates Yolélé’s African roots and highlights the region where fonio is cultivated.

For more information visit Yolélé and follow them on Instagram .

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Yolélé was created to share delicious, vibrant West African ingredients with the world, beginning with fonio. Yolélé was co-founded by Phil Teverow, industry veteran, and Pierre Thiam, chef, cookbook author, global ambassador for African cuisine and culture, and longtime advocate for sustainability and biodiversity. Yolélé’s purpose is to create economic opportunity for smallholder farming communities; to promote biodiverse, regenerative farming systems; and to introduce Africa's ingredients to tables around the world. Yolélé has partnered with trusted ingredient suppliers Woodland Foods to help bring their vision to life.

Media Contact:

Matthew You

Sr. Marketing Manager at Agri-Neo

Ph: 647-456-7905

Matthew.you@agri-neo.com

Woodland Foods and Agri-Neo Announce Joint Marketing Campaign

Woodland Foods will use the Neo-Pure Trustmark to demonstrate their continued commitment to providing products with the highest food safety and quality standards

Waukegan, March 5, 2020 – Food safety technology company Agri-Neo and Woodland Foods, a premier importer and supplier of specialty ingredients, announced the launch of a joint marketing campaign on food safety. The Neo-Pure Trustmark is a specially designed logo applied on Neo-Pure pasteurized product. It will highlight the leadership and ongoing dedication Woodland Foods brings to food safety and quality.

 “At Woodland Foods, we are committed to excellence in food safety, quality, and sourcing, by providing our customers with authentic products that have unique value, unrivaled variety, and convenience.” said Robert Linder, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Woodland Foods. “The Neo-Pure Trustmark on our product packaging will demonstrate to our customers that we are exceeding their expectations by utilizing best-in-class pasteurization technology.”

“Neo-Pure is the only organic, non-thermal pasteurization that can provide a validated kill step of pathogens without compromising food quality,” said Matthew You, Sr. Marketing Manager at Agri-Neo. “Neo-Pure has been a key differentiator for our partners, and we wanted to create a Trustmark that would deliver another value-add for their brands.”

The Neo-Pure pasteurization process eliminates pathogens such as Salmonella, E. coli and Listeria. Since it does not use steam, chemical gas or irradiation, it preserves the natural taste, smell, texture and nutrition of the food. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Health Canada have approved Neo-Pure as a processing aid, so labeling is not required. It is certified organic to the standards of the U.S. National Organic Program and Canada Organic Regime. It also meets Kosher and Halal guidelines. 

About Agri-Neo

The Agri-Neo mission is to help safely feed the world by creating technology that sets new food safety standards. Neo-Pure from Agri-Neo maintains the nutrition that flourishes naturally in nuts, seeds and grains, and supports the health and well-being of people who eat it. Since 2009, Agri-Neo has invested significant resources in research and development with a dedicated team of food scientists, researchers and engineers. For more information, visit www.agri-neo.com.

About Woodland Foods

Woodland Foods is the premier importer and supplier of more than 1,600 specialty natural ingredients. Woodland Foods specializes in product innovation and providing unique food choices through global sourcing, custom processing, and convenience. For more information, please call 847-505-7800, e-mail press@woodlandfoods.com or visit www.woodlandfoods.com.

WAUKEGAN, Illinois - (March 5, 2020) —Woodland Foods, premier importer and supplier of over 1,600 specialty dried ingredients, announced today that it has achieved an outstanding Brand Reputation Compliance Global Standard (BRCGS) audit grade for food safety in a recent audit, attaining a Grade AA.

The BRCGS audit is a leading global food safety and quality program used by certified suppliers in over 100 countries. It is a standard under the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), which benchmarks food safety standards for facilities and operations. According to the BRCGS, Grade AA is the highest grade possible for a scheduled audit, awarded if five or fewer non-conformances are cited out of 256 total audit items.

“Every Woodland Foods employee should be proud of this accomplishment,” said Paul Nagy, Vice President of Supply Chain. “Achieving the BRCGS’s highest audit rating across all of our operations demonstrates Woodland Foods’ culture of teamwork and our commitment to keeping food safety and quality as our highest priority.”

The outstanding audit grade comes on the heels of Woodland Foods’ recent expansion into a third facility at its headquarters in Northern Illinois. In total, Woodland Foods now operates in more than 450,000 square feet of manufacturing, warehouse and office space. The additional facility also houses Neo-Pure, a cutting-edge non-thermal sterilization system, and a recently-installed super-fine mesh pulverizer. The expansion and additional processing equipment highlight the company’s commitment to delivering clean, high-quality ingredients and an unparalleled variety of services.

“Our commitment to excellence in food safety, quality, and sourcing is at the cornerstone of the value, variety, and convenience we provide our customers,” said Aram Karapetian, President of Woodland Foods. “Our recent AA BRCGS rating confirms that we operate our facilities to conform to the most stringent quality and safety standards in the world and reflects our dedication to continuous improvement, further differentiating us in the marketplace as a trusted specialty ingredient provider.”

ABOUT WOODLAND FOODS Woodland Foods is the premier importer and supplier of more than 1,600 specialty natural ingredients. Woodland Foods specializes in product innovation and providing unique food choices through global sourcing, custom processing, and convenience. For more information, please call 847-505-7800, e-mail press@woodlandfoods.com or visit www.woodlandfoods.com.

February 18, 2020 (New York, NY)  – Wünder® is excited to announce the newly attained Non-GMO Project Verification status for the entire 5.3oz line of quark. In addition to being made with milk from grass-fed cows, the Non-GMO Project Verification allows Wünder to join a growing community of food brands committed to making products with wholesome and transparent ingredients.

Wünder brings quark, a cultured dairy staple that has been enjoyed throughout Europe and Central Asia for centuries, to the US. Comparable to a Greek or Icelandic style yogurt, quark is high in protein and low in sugar. Yet quark distinguishes itself in taste and texture by having a much milder, non-tart flavor.

Co-founder and CEO Daniyar Chukin stated, “It’s our mission to make the best authentic quark in the US and using simple non-GMO ingredients is part of it. With the recent move to our new production facility, we can now manufacture a non-GMO product and achieve Non-GMO Project Verified status. We want our consumers to know what’s in their food.”    

Wünder can be found in the refrigerated yogurt or natural & organic section at select retailers (e.g. ShopRite, Shaws, Giant Eagle Market District, Jewel-Osco, Safeway Denver, Big Y, Lowes Foods, and more) for a suggested retail price of $1.69 - $1.99 for a single 5.3-ounce cup. Flavors include Strawberry, Blueberry, Coffee, Vanilla Bean Coconut, Raspberry, Matcha, Mango, Coconut, as well as Plain (great for recipes). 

Stay up to date with all things quark by following Wünder Creamery online at www.wundercreamery.com and talk with us on www.instagram.com/wundercreamery.com or www.facebook.com/wundercreamery  #wunderquark 

To find a store near you go to www.wundercreamery.com/store-locator/

About Wünder Creamery:

Wünder® launched in April 2018 bringing quark, a cultured dairy staple that has been enjoyed throughout Europe and Central Asia for centuries, to the US. Wünder’s authentic quark recipe is made using whole milk from grass-fed cows. Wünder is proud of using only Non-GMO Project Verified ingredients with absolutely no artificial additives, sweeteners, or starches. Using a particular set of cultures from France helps create a dairy that’s smooth and buttery, never tart. Wünder quark is full of flavor, packed with protein, low in sugar and powered by probiotics. 

About the Non-GMO Project:

The Non-GMO Project is a mission-driven non-profit organization dedicated to building and protecting a non-GMO food supply. Non-GMO Project Verified is a meaningful and achievable way for suppliers, brands and retailers to show their commitment to providing consumers transparent choice in the marketplace.

Learn more at www.nongmoproject.org.

Zoup! Introduces Seafood Broth to Premium Lineup
by: Zoup! Specialty Products (#N644)

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

Zoup! Introduces Savory Seafood Broth

New Gourmet Broth Features a Trio of Shellfish and Rich, Homemade Flavor

Southfield, MI – Zoup! is expanding its lineup of flavor-forward broths with the introduction of Zoup! Good, Really Good® Savory Seafood Broth. Made with the classic crustacean combination of lobster, shrimp and crab, this super-premium stock captures the full-bodied flavors of shellfish and features simmered-all-day taste superior to anything else on supermarket shelves. 

Developed by a 20+ year soup industry veteran and the team behind Zoup! Eatery, the new seafood broth is kettle-cooked in small batches using restaurant-quality cooking methods and standards. Made using only the freshest and finest ingredients, the balanced broth easily boosts the umami flavor of seafood soups and dishes and is low in calories, paleo-friendly / zero carbs, and completely free of artificial ingredients, preservatives, gluten, GMO’s, fat, trans fat and saturated fat. 

Shared Eric Ersher, founder and CEO of Zoup!, “Behind every great soup, there is a great broth, and it’s no secret that the market has been lacking a high-quality seafood option for far too long. For all the home-cooks hoping to make memorable creamy chowders and bisques or robust gumbo and paella, we’re proud to provide for their pantry this seafood stock for all their ocean-inspired creations.”

Packaged in 32 fl oz recyclable glass jars to showcase its dark and delicious color, Zoup! Good, Really Good® Savory Seafood Broth will be available for retailers nationwide to carry this spring. The SRP is $6.99 per jar. 

About Zoup!  Zoup! got its start in the soup business as a fast-casual franchise chain of restaurants. Since 1998, the family-friendly locations serve award-winning soups year-round at nearly 80 locations across the U.S. and Canada. Interested in leveraging their industry experience and bringing restaurant quality taste to the retail market, the Zoup! team set out to create a super-premium broth lineup that was good enough to drink. Made with clean ingredients and featuring homemade taste, Zoup! Good, Really Good® Broth is today available in over 7,000 retail locations and online. For more information, visit www.zoupbroth.com and follow @ZoupGoodReallyGood on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. For more information about Zoup! Eatery, visit www.zoup.com.

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Zoup! Launches Spicy Chicken Bone Broth
by: Zoup! Specialty Products (#N644)

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

Zoup! Launches Spicy Chicken Bone Broth

Pepper-Spiced Chicken Bone Broth Joins Lineup of Premium, Flavor-Forward Broths 

Southfield, MI – Zoup! is bringing the heat to the broth aisle with its introduction of Zoup! Good, Really Good® Spicy Chicken Bone Broth. Developed by a 20+ year soup industry veteran and the team behind Zoup! Eatery, the new product features the brand’s best-selling chicken bone broth as its base, plus a variety of roasted peppers to give it kick. The skillfully crafted recipe includes red bell, ancho, chili, chipotle, and cayenne peppers to give the broth a deliciously fiery yet sweet flavor, plus onion and garlic is added to keep things balanced. 

Like the original lineup, Zoup!’s Good, Really Good® Spicy Chicken Bone Broth is kettle-cooked in small batches using restaurant-quality cooking methods and standards. Made with the freshest and finest ingredients, it’s also low in calories, paleo-friendly / zero carbs, and completely free of artificial ingredients, preservatives, gluten, GMO’s, fat, trans fat and saturated fat. Possessing the savory, simmered-all-day taste the brand has become known for, this distinctive broth can be easily swapped into recipes that call for traditional broth. So go ahead, take Grandma’s chicken soup to the next level or add a spicy surprise to homemade ramen. 

“With over 20 years in the soup business, it’s safe to say we know good broth,” shared Eric Ersher, Zoup!’s founder and CEO. “With this new product, we’ve taken the guess work out of finding just the right combination of spices and created a complex broth that’s perfect for inspiring the creativity of at-home cooks. We can’t wait to see what they create!” 

Packaged in 31 fl oz recyclable glass jars to showcase its rich, golden color, Zoup! Good, Really Good® Spicy Chicken Bone Broth will be available for retailers to carry this spring for an SRP of $6.99 per jar. 

About Zoup!  Zoup! got its start in the soup business as a fast-casual franchise chain of restaurants. Since 1998, the family-friendly locations serve award-winning soups year-round at nearly 80 locations across the U.S. and Canada. Interested in leveraging their industry experience and bringing restaurant quality taste to the retail market, the Zoup! team set out to create a super-premium broth lineup that was good enough to drink. Made with clean ingredients and featuring homemade taste, Zoup! Good, Really Good® Broth is today available in over 7,000 retail locations and online. For more information, visit www.zoupbroth.com and follow @ZoupGoodReallyGood on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. For more information about Zoup! Eatery, visit www.zoup.com.

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

Zoup! Restaurant-Quality Broth Hits 7,000+ Stores Nationwide

Premium Natural & Organic Broth Launched by Soup Industry Veteran Touts Homemade Flavor

Southfield, MI – Zoup! Good, Really Good® Broth, a premium lineup designed to break the boundaries of taste on retail shelves, has successfully signed on over 2,400 new outlets to carry its products. As of fall 2019, Sprouts Farmers Market, Walmart, Hannaford, Stop & Shop, Ingles, and DeMoulas supermarkets now carry skus from Zoup!’s certified organic broth, original broth, and bone broth lineup. This places the fast-growing brand in over 7,000 stores to date. Other retail locations carrying the products include: Cosentino’s, Fresh Thyme, Dorothy Lane, Harmon’s, Hugo’s, Nature’s Own, The Fresh Market, Raley’s, Wegman’s, Albertsons-Safeway, HEB, Weis Markets, Tony’s Fine Foods, and Falls Price Chopper.

Introduced by Eric Ersher, founder of Zoup! Eatery, a successful group of soup-differentiated, fast-casual restaurants, Zoup!’s retail offerings consist of Zoup! Good, Really Good® new Certified Organic Chicken Broth, new Certified Organic Veggie Broth, original Chicken Broth, Low-Sodium Chicken Broth, Vegetable Broth, and Chicken and Beef Bone Broth. Since its launch, Zoup! Good, Really Good® Broth has brought better flavor, new consumers, and a higher ring to the once traditional category. The brand was also first-to-market in the super-premium broth category. 

Kettle-cooked in small batches and made using only the freshest and finest quality ingredients, Zoup! Broth possesses unforgettable, simmered-all-day taste and was the first broth to be packaged in recyclable glass jars to showcase its delicious golden color. In addition, the products are low in calories, paleo-friendly, and completely free of artificial ingredients, preservatives, hormones, gluten, GMO’s, fat, trans fat, and saturated fat. 

Founder and CEO Eric Ersher said, “We’ve brought chef-driven, restaurant-quality, natural and organic broth to retail shelves and the response has been amazing. Once the grocery buyers taste the difference and experience the product’s premium taste, they understand the gap our offerings fill in the category.”

For more information, visit www.zoupbroth.com and follow @ZoupGoodReallyGood on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. For more information about Zoup! Eatery, visit www.zoup.com.

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