Posts by Carol Ortenberg
While the competitive meal kit market may see a lot of customer turnover, ecommerce kids meal solution Yumble believes it has a sticky solution — and investors do as well. The company announced today the close of a $7 million round of funding led by Sonoma Brands.
Country Archer is deepening its relationship with investor Monogram Capital. The meat snack brand announced this week that it has closed a $10 million round of funding from the investment group. The brand plans to use the capital to increase capacity at its production facility and continue to scale its growth.
Sustainable seafood brand Fishpeople is determined to reinvigorate the seafood department and hook consumers on the concept that seafood can be fun, fast and easy with the launch of two new products — including a fish jerky — at Natural Products Expo East.
Hershey’s is taking another bite out of the snack set, announcing on Wednesday the acquisition of the Pirate Brands business from B&G Foods for $420 million. The acquisition is another step by Hershey to broaden its offerings, moving further afield from confection and deeper into the snack aisle.
With the launch of Peckish, a fresh snacking platform centered around eggs, food incubator and investor Sonoma Brands is aiming to bring the same attention to the egg as founder Jon Sebastiani did for meat snacks at his previous company, KRAVE Jerky.
Investment firm Sunrise Strategic Partners announced today an investment in ice cream producer Coolhaus. The company plans to release a plant-based product in the near future.
Can bone broth be the next kombucha? Investment group CAVU Venture Partners thinks so. The fund announced today an $8 million series A investment in upstart bone broth brand, Kettle and Fire.
Snack brand Hippeas today announced a changing of the guard. Founder Livio Bisterzo will move to the role of chairman while Joe Serventi, current U.S. general manager, will assume the role of global CEO.
Health Warrior wants to go beyond bars. The plant-based food brand announced today that it is launching new lines of protein powders and microwavable muffin cups in a quest to become a superfood-based platform brand.
Halo Top, Quest, Kodiak Cakes. These are the CPG role models former Wild Oats category manager and Quest product developer Chris Chiarella looked to when creating Ideal Oats, a line of high-protein, low sugar oatmeal cups.