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Rick Tyrrell, CEO at Natures Intent, focuses on creating high quality, dark chocolate covered, dried fruit snacks. The company is committed to responsibly partnering with its farmers, suppliers and customers.
Four months after selling a majority stake to San Francisco Equity Partners (SFEP), frozen food brand Brazi Bites announced today it has brought on Michael Guanella, the former President of nut butter brand Justin’s, as CEO.
As plant-based meat brand Beyond Meat prepares for a planned $100 million initial public offering, the company’s announcement of intent with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission yields some interesting food for thought. NOSH took a deep dive into the hundreds of pages of filings to pull out some of the salient points for brands to note, admire and potentially add to their own playbooks.
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David Wild, Vice President of Shrewd Food, is on a mission to provide a high protein alternative to classic snacks. The company’s new line of baked cheddar protein crisps boasts 14 grams of protein per single-serve snack bag, while maintaining low fat and low carbs.
Despite having enjoyed rapid growth while under the auspices of CPG giant Campbell’s, breakfast brand The Soulfull Project announced this week that it would spin-off as a unique entity. The shift in ownership comes as Campbell’s refocuses on its core businesses.
Ingredient company Perfect Day believes that doing good and making money don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Now with the launch of its first product, Perfect Day plans to show how this model is possible. The company, which produces animal-free dairy products, announced last week a partnership with global ingredient firm ADM that aims to demonstrate the market potential of its technology through the launch of a milk-free whey protein.
Ugly Drinks co-founders Hugh Thomas and Joe Benn discussed growth planning for both the U.S. and U.K. markets, how the perspective of Ugly as a “digital brand” has shaped its overall business strategy, and how its loyal consumers — aka the “Ugly Mob” — have enabled the company to rapidly iterate and innovate.
The 10 largest U.S. food and beverage companies need to step up efforts to improve the nutritional content and accessibility of their highest-selling products, according to the first-ever U.S. Access to Nutrition Index.
Samy Kobrosly, Co-founder and Chief Snack Bagger of Snacklins, has reimagined indulgent junk food with a line of crunchy, salty vegan chicharrones made from mushrooms, onions and yucca root. At 80 calories per bag with a low price point, the brand offers consumers a healthy and affordable vegan version of a popular meat snack.