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More than a decade ago, the idea for Babyganics was born when Founder, Kevin Schwartz, and his wife were expecting their first child. They searched for products that would make their home a safe place for their baby to do what babies do best – explore and discover freely. Unable to find products that weren’t just planet-safe, but baby-safe too, Kevin decided to craft them and help parents everywhere create a baby-safe world for their families. Today, the company is run by 2 dads, Kevin and his childhood friend, Keith Garber. Together, they lead an expert team of passionate, mission-driven ‘family’ members who all share a common purpose: to create totally safe, truly effective products that parents can easily incorporate into their quest to allow their families to "Grow Boldly".
Bare Snacks® is the creator of delicious Snacks Gone Simple®. The bare® product line features a range of simply baked fruit chips with a signature hearty crunch, including our cornerstone Apple Chips, Coconut Chips, and Banana Chips. Crafted from real, whole-food ingredients, bare snacks help consumers satisfy their cravings for crunch with the nutritious goodness of real fruit. Bare Snacks is a Certified B Corp and has been carbon neutral since 2012. Find our snacks at natural, grocery, and mass retailers nationwide and online.
Drunk Elephant Skincare was born out of founder Tiffany Masterson’s passion for ingredients and the effects they have on skin health. Beyond avoiding the usual harmful toxins, Tiffany goes a step further by eliminating 6 “suspicious” ingredients (like sensitizing fragrances and essential oils) that she believes are at the root of many skin issues. Tiffany hand picks every ingredient, synthetic and natural, to directly benefit the health of skin or the safety and efficacy of the formula, and uses the highest %’s of actives possible at the ideal pH levels for maximum efficacy. Drunk Elephant Skin Care is clean and safe, non-irritating, minimal and clinically effective.
Health Warrior is a food and movement brand inspired by two best-selling books, Born to Run and The Omnivore’s Dilemma. Inspired by the joy of movement celebrated in Born to Run and intrigued by the book's mention of a mostly forgotten superplant, the chia seed, as well as distressed by the health crisis in Western Civilization brought upon by nutrient-poor processed foods described in The Omnivore's Dilemma, Health Warrior's founders launched the first-ever snack bar with nutrient rich-chia seeds as the #1 ingredient in 2012. Today, Health Warrior is on a mission to help people win each day and achieve their healthiest potential.
Health Warrior only sources the world’s highest-quality chia seeds, from no-till farmers, with 100% traceability. All Health Warrior Products are gluten-free, non-GMO, and Kosher certified, utilizing organic ingredients whenever possible. Through its line of Chia Seeds, Chia Bars and Superfood Protein Bars, Health Warrior makes plant-based superfoods accessible on-the-go and in the kitchen; inspiring "The Dawn of a Health Warrior".
Founded by Jamie Danek and Michelle Mitchell in 2009 as Kombucha Mama, Humm rebranded in 2014 in anticipation of rapid expansion. From the company's early days brewing in the founders kitchen through its expansion to a new full-scale brewery, Humm has remained focused on core values of Optimism, Healthy Business, Partnership and Quality. Humm can be found in grocery stores, gas stations, convenience stores and restaurants in bottles and on tap in all 50 states -- and now in Sweden. Last year Humm unveiled Blue Wave, the Official Kombucha of the Seattle Seahawks and the company was ranked #238 on the Inc. 500. 2017 has seen Humm introduced into select Costco warehouses and Target stores nationwide
Justin’s makes naturally delicious, high-quality nut butters, nut butter snacks and organic peanut butter cups that deliver great taste, unique texture and convenient nutrition. Justin's was founded in 2004 when Justin Gold began making healthy, artisanal nut butters in his home kitchen to support his on-the-go, vegetarian lifestyle. Following a humble beginning selling at the Boulder Farmers’ Market, Justin’s has become a national brand built with an uncompromising spirit of innovation, sustainability and community.
Kernel Season’s has been "shaking up popcorn" with its line of popcorn seasonings and toppings for over ten years. Made with real and delicious ingredients, our products are found in most major retailers in addition to more than 3,000 movie theaters nationwide. We invite you to create your perfect popcorn flavor with us at www.kernelseasons.com. With 15 flavors and counting, the possibilities are endless!
There’s healthy. There’s tasty. Then there’s healthy and tasty. At KIND®, we believe you deserve both—we call it our brAND philosophy. What began with just 8 bar varieties in 2004 has grown to over 22 bars and 6 Healthy Grains snackable clusters, and a multitude of new recipes being perfected and refined to our standards in the KIND® kitchen. So whether your snacking style is choosy or adventurous (or a little bit of both), here’s something to celebrate: we’ll always be thinking up new ways to delight your taste buds and keep your body happy. From the healthy snacks we make to the way we work, live and give back, our focus is on making the world a little kinder, one snack and act at a time (no arm-twisting here, promise). One simple belief underpins it all: There's more to business than just profit.
Lantana Foods is shaking up the hummus category by bringing more color, more flavor, and more variety to the shelf. The founders believed that great food can brighten any day. So, whether shoppers want something traditional (White Bean), unique (Sriracha Carrot), kid-friendly (Beet), or adventurous (Extra Spicy 3-pepper), Lantana has it covered with its portfolio of flavors. Fans love Lantana as a snack, condiment, appetizer, and ingredient in healthy recipes. It is non-GMO certified, Kosher certified, and vegan. Find it in the deli section in stores across the country.
Mighty Leaf Tea
Mighty Leaf Tea, based in San Rafael, California, is a leading creator of premium whole leaf tea blends sourced globally from high-quality ingredients sold with a unique, handcrafted, biodegradeable silk tea pouch or as loose leaf tea. The Company’s products are sold primarily through distributors to specialty retailers, high-end restaurants and premier hotels and resorts across North America such as Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons and “W” Hotels. In addition, they have expanded retail distribution to Safeway, Publix, Stop and Shop and Kroger.
Joey Herrick partnered with Dick Van Patten and founded Natural Balance Pet Foods in 1989 with the intention of developing only the best, finest, healthiest pet food on the market. Natural Balance Pet Foods provides natural, complete, and balanced nutrition in a variety of formulas for dogs and cats. Natural Balance products are formulated by top veterinarians and nutritionists and are used and respected worldwide by top trainers, breeders, veterinarians, and kennels. Natural Balance also makes products for lions, tigers, polar bears, wolves, reptiles and meat-eating birds. Natural Balance Zoological Formulas are fed in most of the major zoos in the country including the world famous San Diego Zoo. Natural Balance is the official food of the San Diego Zoo and the only pet food company to become their partner in the feeding of their animals.
Nature’s Bakery, headquartered in Reno, Nev., is an on-the-go snacks and food brand that was founded in 2010 by father and son Dave and Sam Marson. Believing in quality and the use of thoughtful ingredients, the two set out on one simple mission – to create delicious, convenient snack and food products people can enjoy in their everyday active lives. The founding philosophy of the brand is to keep it simple, have fun, and achieve balance in life through nature, activity, nutrition and community. Nature’s Bakery products are distributed online and globally in a range of club, drugstore, supermarket, convenience, airport, and specialty and natural grocery retailers.
Nature’s Bakery products include a variety of flavors of stone ground whole wheat fig bars, gluten free fig bars made with a blend of ancient grains, and dairy-free double chocolate brownies made with whole grains and blended with dates. Nature’s Bakery products are Kosher, Non-GMO verified, Vegan Certified, dairy-free, soy-free and made without high-fructose corn syrup.
Perfect Bar is a family business developed out of love for optimal health, fitness and whole-food nutrition. The late Dr. Bud Keith (aka Dad), a renowned nutritionist and fitness industry pioneer, created the original Perfect Bar recipe as a healthy, on- the-go snack for his king-sized family.
In 2005, the oldest of the 13 Keith brothers and sisters took their family recipe and launched the first refrigerated, whole food nutrition bar, carrying on the principles instilled in them as kids. Perfect Bars are high in Protein, Certified Gluten-Free, Non-GMO, OU Kosher and USDA Organic. They can be found fresh from the fridge in retailers nationwide, including Whole Foods Market, Kroger, Costco, Safeway, Sprout s Farmers Market, 7-Eleven and many more.
Pirate Brands, based in a Sea Cliff, NY, is a leading marketer of better-for-you puffed corn and rice snack products. Founded by the “shaman of snacks”, Robert Ehrlich, the company is a "A Salty Snack Innovator" in the natural salty snack category. Today the company’s top selling products are Pirate’s Booty and Smart Puffs in aged white cheddar. Pirate’s Booty and Smart Puffs branded products are sold nationwide, primarily through natural grocery retailers today.
Pretzel Crisps® is a category-defining brand and the pioneer of reinventing the pretzel into a cracker. Introduced in 2004, Pretzel Crisps® reinvented the pretzel by delivering a great-tasting, natural, better-for-you snack and quickly attracted a passionate and loyal consumer following. The Pretzel Crisps® brand originally gained breadth of distribution in the deli-bakery section of grocery stores and has since expanded into multiple classes of trade and is sold to a highly diverse base of leading retailers nationally in the U.S. and in Canada. Today, the Company sells four major product lines: Deli Style, Bold & Spicy, Modern Classics for the natural channel, and Indulgent chocolate enrobed products for seasonal rotations. Pretzel Crisps® is known for its portfolio of innovative flavor profiles, commitment to providing the highest-quality, natural ingredients, and broadening base of passionate, influential consumers. As a result of these attributes, Pretzel Crisps® has become the fastest-growing brand in premium snacking and commands the anchor position in the deli-bakery and premium natural snack sets.
Quest Nutrition, creator of the World's Most Loved Protein Bar, is on a mission to end metabolic disease with foods that taste as good as they are good for you. The pipe dream born in a small private kitchen has turned into a worldwide clean eating revolution! Five years after the releasing of the first Quest Bar, Quest Nutrition has given birth to an entire "CheatClean" family of foods with no nutritional compromise to help people eat toward their goals and love every bite along the way.
At Spindrift, we are proud to make sparkling waters with real, fresh fruit. Our water is triple-filtered. Our fruit is picked from family farms and then squeezed within days from harvest. From farm to bubble. The result is light, bright, and slightly pulpy beverages that are faithful to the fruit ---- a radically simple and refreshing idea in a confusing and artificial category.
Solid Gold Pet
With over 40 human years of experience developing pet food products, Solid Gold makes pet food with a purpose. Solid Gold is focused on creating balanced, nutrient dense pet foods with a minimum of 20 superfoods and clean, high-quality proteins like whitefish, venison, chicken and bison. The Company takes a holistic approach to pet health with a commitment to nutritional results that pet parents will see and that their pets will feel. Solid Gold is committed to helping build and strengthen the bond between humans and their companions and has exclusively aligned with the Warrior Canine Connection, a national non-profit organization that utilizes clinically based Canine Connection Therapy to help warriors recovering from the stress of combat to reconnect with civilian life, their families, their communities and each other. Solid Gold understands the special role a pet plays in its owners’ lives and passionately crafts it superfoods for these super pets!
Sun Bum products are carefully formulated for those of us who live and love in the sun. We’re a small company in Cocoa Beach, Florida that started making products for our friends and family. We don’t use focus groups, make decisions in a boardroom, hide ingredients or make bogus claims. We’re just a group of friends who know what works and what doesn’t and we’re happy to share it with you. Trust The Bum.
No matter what better means to you, Vega shares the knowledge, nutrition, and inspiration to support your quest to perform better.
Don’t worry—better isn’t an all-or-nothing challenge. Vega’s approach to better is a little bit different: we believe the best long-term changes happen with small, incremental steps, and that better should be sustainable—in all meanings of the word. This is why we’re fans of focusing not on what you should eliminate from your diet, but on what you can add. Start by adding one plant-based meal or dish a day—a smoothie for breakfast, salad for dinner, or soup for lunch—and you’ll realize it’s much easier than you think to start eating whole, plant-based foods.
Vermont Smoke and Cure
Vermont Smoke & Cure has been consciously crafting delicious smoked meats and meat snacks since 1962. The Company uses humanely raised meats whenever possible, and simple, local ingredients that create the finest flavor in every bite. The team of employee-owners makes everything right in the Company’s smokehouse in Hinesburg, Vermont. As a Benefit Corporation, Vermont Smoke & Cure is committed to creating specific public benefits while generating a profit. Its key focus areas are 1) increasing awareness and access to healthy, natural, humanely raised meat products; 2) promoting small scale farms by processing and packaging their products; 3) promoting the state of Vermont by sourcing local ingredients and maintaining manufacturing in the state; 4) Creating an ownership culture in which employees participate in value creation by the company; 5) Seeking commercially reasonable solutions to minimize the natural resource and environmental impact of our operations and provide better meat for all.
Waggin’ Train, is the leading U.S. marketer of premium, healthy dog treats made from natural ingredients. Originally launched in 2003 in the mass and club channels, the Company’s products are now sold across all channels of distribution. The Company offers a full line of wholesome, meat-based dog treats under the Waggin’ Train brand in the grocery, drug, mass, club, and alternative channels, which includes dollar stores, home improvement stores, and farm stores, and under the Canyon Creek Ranch brand in pet specialty and independent pet channels. As a result of the Company’s commitment to providing the highest quality, natural ingredients in innovative simple formulations, Waggin’ Train has experienced unparalleled growth and has been adopted as the cornerstone of retailers’ natural dog treat product set. Real Dogs. Real Treats.