Covering the Natural, Organic, Sustainable, & Healthy Food Industry
CBD-infused snack and beverage maker Weller has raised $3 million in a funding round led by Brand Foundry Ventures, the company announced Friday. As part of the raise, Brand Foundry founder and general partner Andrew Mitchell will gain a seat on Weller’s board of directors.
This week’s episode features interviews with the founders of three innovative brands and focuses on how each landed placement in their dream retailers.
Everipe helps people eat clean with healthy blender-ready superfood smoothie packs. The blends use freeze-dried ingredients, making them shelf-stable and cost-effective to ship, while also avoiding the food waste often associated with using fresh ingredients.
You can order a personalized license plate with just a few clicks online, so why can’t you personalize your nutrition needs? That’s the question Hippeas creator Livio Bisterzo and Dan Obegi, former chief digital officer of GNC and CEO of dermstore.com, both wondered. To solve this need, the two have joined forced — and raised $1.7 million in funding — to launch Buddy Nutrition, a personalized nutrition service.
n this presentation recorded at the Cannabis Forum Summer 2019, New Frontier Data chief knowledge officer John Kagia breaks down the “five forces” currently disrupting the global cannabis marketplace, including expanded legal access, therapeutic efficacy, product innovation, convenience, and growing social acceptance.
For a better-for-you food brand to have a chance to keep up with on-the-go families, it needs to move with them. Leaning in to the growing “grab-and-go” mindset, FlapJacked, known for its protein baking mixes and mug muffins, has launched cookie bars, its first ready-to-eat product.
As part of our interview, Jelly Belly president/CEO Lisa Rowland Brasher discussed how the company’s focus on creating unique experiences for its consumers has contributed to its evolution into an iconic candy brand.
In a presentation at NOSH Live Summer 2019 in New York City, Doug Munk, director of new business ventures for Nestle, shared how Nestle is prioritizing innovation — empowering its 22,000 employees to contribute to the company’s growth and development.
Oberto Snacks is looking to its century-old legacy to solidify its future in premium meat snacks. After being acquired by Canada-based Premium Brands last year, Oberto is going “back to its roots” to inspire new product innovations, the company says.
TreeHouse sells snacks division for $90M, Vega endorses plant based athlete and more in this week’s Checkout.
While classics have their place at the table, century old seafood company Acme Smoked Fish wants their place to be at more than just the breakfast table. So the company is innovating, launching new products that target new day parts and use occasions.
Rick’s Picks founder/CEO Rick Field discussed the origins of his premium pickle brand and how he identified white space in a legacy category.
Oatly is ready to offer shoppers more than just milk, general manager Mike Messersmith told NOSH. Over the next two months the oat milk company will launch a line of ice cream into several national retailers. In 2020 the company will also bring online its largest facility to-date and double its current manufacturing capacity.
In case the paleo trend goes extinct, Steve’s PaleoGoods founder Steve Liberati is seeking new life for his product lineup through expansion and acquisition. In April, the company acquired raw and fermented drink and dressing brand Zukay Live Foods, which also produces Jacob’s Raw krauts, salsas and dressings.
General Mills is doubling down on the powers of digestive health. The corporation is deepening its strategic partnership with natural brand GoodBelly, launching a line of lactose-free yogurts and cereal this week under the digestive health brand. In yogurt, General Mills will take on fellow functional foods brand Activia — offering similar product benefits for a younger audience.