Actual Veggies has closed a $2.3M round of funding from Electric Feel Ventures, the venture arm of Post Malone's management team, run by Austin Rosen; Big Idea Ventures; Rose Street Capital; former Arsenal and current Inter Miami CF defender, Kieran Gibbs, and other strategic investors. Combined with its previous funding round from Big Idea Ventures and angel contributions, Actual Veggies has secured $2.8M in funding to date.
On our latest Cold Corner podcast, Caulipower’s Founder & CEO, Gail Becker, joins Editor-in-Chief Michael Costa to discuss the company’s recent packaging redesign, the R&D process for bringing Caulipower products to market, how the company is faring with current supply chain issues, Caulipower’s community outreach as part of its sustainability strategy, and what really constitutes “better-for-you” cold foods in stores today.
Honey Mama’s, the female-founded and Oregon-based maker of nutrient-rich, refrigerated cocoa truffle bars, announces their nationwide expansion to all Whole Foods Market stores across the country. From humble beginnings at the Portland State Farmers Market in 2013, nationwide expansion with Whole Foods Market marks an exciting new growth phase for the company and an indication of the increasing consumer demand for premium and nourishing natural offerings.
Actual Veggies, the first veggie-only burger, is launching in the refrigerated section at more than 360 Sprouts Farmers Market locations, online at HungryRoot, Imperfect Foods, FreshDirect, and direct-to-consumer through the Actual Veggies website.
Kidfresh, the brand of frozen kid classics with hidden veggies in every bite, announced the introduction of its new Homestyle and Ranch-Seasoned Chicken Strips. The strips are joining the Kidfresh roster that already includes better-for-you meals kids love such as Wagon Wheels Mac & Cheese, Chicken Meatballs, Homestyle Waffles and more.
La Tortilla Factory announced that Flagship Food Group has agreed to make an investment into the company to support its future growth strategy. Flagship will become the majority stake holder in the company while the third generation Tamayo family members continue to remain valued partners.
Real Good Foods has launched a line of super-premium ice cream in seven flavors, the first dessert items for the company. Real Good Foods ice cream is the first-ever super-premium, better-for-you, ice cream made from real, simple ingredients, offering a fraction of the carbs compared to traditional ice cream. Sweetened with allulose, this ice cream offers a real ice cream experience without spiking glucose levels. Allulose is a naturally occurring sugar, free of chemical processing, which allows the body to metabolize allulose as natural sugar and not an added sugar.
A focus on sustainability is no longer a “nice-to-have” for food and beverage companies.
September 9, 2019
The future of the sector revolves around being healthier, more sustainable and more concerned about how food affects the environment and society at large, according to a report released by Edelman, New York.
Dairy products remain the most sought-after packaged food for weight management among consumers, with over 78,700,000 tons sold in 2017.
August 29, 2019
Demand for packaged food in weight management is projected to expand at a significant pace in the forthcoming years, with volume expected to cross 118,195,000 tons in 2018, reflecting a rate of over 3.4% in 2018, according to a report published by Fact.MR, Rockville, Md. And, dairy is leading the charge.
While low calorie and low carb were at one time benchmarks for health food, attention has shifted to a greater focus on low/no sugar or low/no added sugars.
July 26, 2019
Health and wellness trends have significant impact on consumer attitudes and behaviors when shopping for food and beverages, according to “Breakfast: Retail Product Trends and Opportunities in the U.S., 2nd Edition,” released by Packaged Facts, Rockville, Md.