Vejii Holdings, which owns and operates the plant-based marketplace ShopVejii.com, has entered into a third-party logistics (3PL) agreement with a cold storage service provider in San Diego, California, expanding its distribution footprint on the West Coast.
Revol Greens’ national growth strategy continues with the inaugural planting at its recently completed greenhouse in Tehachapi, California. In mid-September, the first harvest of a wide variety of organic baby leaf and head lettuce will follow inside the first phase of Revol Greens’ 64-acre greenhouse. The brand’s new West Coast presence will service retailers and restaurants throughout the region.
Misha’s, a California plant-based dairy alternative company announced it closed a $3M seed round led by investors JAY-Z’s Marcy Ventures Partners Fund II, L.P., a firm with a passion for building game-changing consumer businesses, Lisa Shamus & Partners, a leader in innovative branding and licensing, and Chris Paul, 11-time NBA All-Star and businessman who seeks opportunities that accelerate social change and sustainably build a fair, equitable society.
Golden State Foods (GSF), has appointed Justin Vannoy as GSF corporate vice president and president, Liquid Products North America (LPNA). Based in Conyers, Georgia, Vannoy will lead the planning and execution of a strategic business plan to satisfy GSF's financial and operational objectives, including customer growth, product quality, food safety, associate safety, and succession planning. His role will also focus on broadening the capabilities, technologies, and markets in which GSF supplies dressings, sauces, syrups, and toppings.
McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams introduces its latest version of dairy-free frozen desserts in six flavors: Chocolate Fudge & Cookies, Coffee Cookie Crumble, Cookies & Cream, Passion Fruit Lemon Swirl, Salted Caramel Chocolate Swirl, and Vanilla Bean, with more to come. Flavors will gradually roll out across McConnell’s scoop shops on a monthly basis starting with Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch, Cookies & Cream and Passionfruit Lemon Swirl. The new desserts are also available for purchase through McConnell’s website with delivery nationwide.
Marin French Cheese Co. introduces Golden Gate, the first in its new line of premium cheeses, handcrafted at the country’s oldest cheese company. This washed-rind, triple crème cheese is aptly named for the golden color of the cheese as well as the Golden Gate Bridge, the iconic gateway to Marin County where the historic creamery is located. The unique cultures naturally present in California’s coastal air result in an artisan cheese with a true sense of place.
Gold Coast Packing's new Vegetable Ceviche is the first to market for a seafood substitute, according to the company. As a grower, shipper and processor of fresh Cauliflower and Broccoli, those at Gold Coast Packing say an opportunity arose to create a unique plant based item.
Tattooed Chef is continuing to up the ante with new textures and flavors for plant-based eaters. Available in Sam’s Club stores nationwide, shoppers can find three new meals fashioned after traditionally beloved dishes, including new Thai inspirations and a fresh take on some California favorites.
Pistachio Nut Milk from Three Trees Organics is made with only five simple ingredients, including organic California pistachios, it has a rich and buttery flavor that is like no other plant-based milk you’ve ever tried. It’s excellent over cereal and granola, pistachio hot chocolate, chai tea, coffee, smoothies, baked goods, and more. Pistachio Nut Milk is USDA Organic, dairy-free, vegan and plant-based.
Raley’s announced the promotion of two key leaders within the organization: Craig Benson has been named Senior Vice President, Head of Technology, and Levi Wingo's is now the company's Vice President of Operations.