PORTLAND, Ore.— Oregon-based organic energy bar LivBar continues its rapid momentum, landing on shelves in all 77 Fresh Thyme Farmers Market locations this month. The news comes shortly after the announcement that Whole Foods has picked up LivBar in all 21 of its Oregon and Washington locations, rolling out in February 2020.
“We’re pleased with the growth we’ve seen in such a short period of time,” says LivBar CEO Wade Brooks. Since Brooks came on in early 2019, LivBar has gained national distribution, entered into distribution agreements with several major retailers, and won an impressive string of awards including Entrepreneur of the Year, Most Mindful Consumer Packaged Good, and Oregon Organic Processor of the Year.
“Like LivBar, Fresh Thyme is committed to making organic whole foods available to our communities, and we’re thrilled to add them to our roster of retailers,” Brooks continued.
Fresh Thyme has been recognized as one of the country’s fastest-growing natural food retailers, posting double-digit growth and opening new stores during periods where other companies were faced with store closures. The company credits this growth to its commitment to its customers and their needs. Fresh Thyme began a partnership with Instacart in 2018, allowing customers to order directly to their homes and fulfilling the store’s mission to make organic, fresh foods easily accessible and available to all.
Fresh Thyme will stock four LivBar flavors: Coffee Maple Cacao, Raspberry Kale Maca, Blueberry Vanilla Kale, and Lemongrass Cherry Matcha. At time of release, bars are already on shelves and available for purchase.
LivBars are currently available in 30 states, online at Amazon Prime, Amazon Subscribe and Save, direct from the LivBar website (http://www.livbar.com), and in hundreds of stores including Whole Foods, Erewhon, New Seasons Markets, Market of Choice, Zupan’s, Roth’s Fresh Markets, and now Fresh Thyme Markets.
LivBar is distributed nationally through UNFI, KeHE, McLane, and DPI Specialty Foods.
LivBar was founded in 2012 in Salem, Oregon, by two nutrition and fitness experts, Jan and Gabe Johansen. Jan was challenged to find any truly healthy energy bars she could recommend to her clients, so she created the LivBar recipes. LivBars are crunchy and chewy and come in five delicious superfood flavors: Coffee Maple Cacao, Raspberry Kale Maca, Blueberry Vanilla Kale, Ginger Lemon Turmeric, and Lemongrass Cherry Matcha. For more about LivBar, visit LivBar.com or check out our social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, & LinkedIn.
About Fresh Thyme Farmers Market
Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is a full-service specialty retailer focusing on value-priced fresh, healthy, natural and organic offerings. It boasts an extensive produce department with organic and local fruits and vegetables, a natural meat department, healthy deli foods to go, bakery goods, 400 bulk food bins, dairy and frozen, health supplement products, and its own line of organic and natural private label products. Learn more at freshthyme.com. Keep in touch by liking us at facebook.com/freshthymefarmersmarkets, instagram.com/freshthyme and following us at twitter.com/freshthymefm.