Colorado-based Empact Bar was created six months ago by two married former lawyers turned fitness video and healthy snack creators, Melonie and Zeke DeRose. The women-focused and mission-driven protein bar company wants to not only fuel women throughout their day with nutrient-dense food, but also to empower women.
Earth Day is observed each year on April 22 to raise awareness about climate issues spanning from technology and energy to agriculture and food. But for some companies, one day a year isn’t enough. These seven brands — like others in the industry — exemplify what Earth Day is about the other 364, too.
General Mills released its 2017 Global Responsibility Report, outlining the company’s approach to creating environmental, social and economic value in the countries where it operates.
Specializing in custom food packaging, Relay Resources provides jobs & training to hundreds of adults with disabilities and barriers to employment. The Real Co™ products are packaged at Relay Resources, which is not just a manufacturing facility, but instead, a revolutionary 60,000 square-footstate-of-the-art facility, while making customized accommodations for its employees, who all earn a minimum wage.
The limited release Anniversary Blend, which celebrates its founding by giving back to origin via the company’s program Drink a Great Cup, Do a Good Thing, continues a longstanding tradition of donating to coffee-producing communities. This year, it supports Coffee Kids’ youth training and mentorship work in Risaralda, Colombia.
Greyston Bakery is advocating for inclusivity with both its newest product offering, grab-and-go cookies, and its longstanding hiring policy. The main motivation for the new line is the opportunity it offers to expand the company’s Open Hiring Model, which provides jobs to individuals with barriers to employment — no questions asked.
Brands and consumers are sweet on the mission of protecting the world’s declining pollinator population, which has fallen dramatically in recent years. Over the past two weeks, numerous brands, like General Mills, Justin’s, and Burt’s Bees have shared the buzz and set up campaigns about this environmental issue.
Blue Pacific Flavors, a leader in natural and organic fruit flavors, unveils its mission-based supply chain of sourced ingredients that create positive impacts on the local communities where they are grown. Kaibae® Baobab and SimplySpice™ Cochin Turmeric are the first two products in Blue Pacific’s mission-based product portfolio.
During a discussion at the 2017 Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, Calif., both longtime leaders and rising entrepreneurs spoke about how they’re positioning their companies to not only be successful financially, but also as part of a raised social consciousness.
To kick off National Honey Month, Buzz + Bloom honeys are making their journey from hives around the world to homes across America with the launch of premier, craft and spreadable honeys. Carefully preserving the honey making process, the new honey brand is dedicated to capturing the natural and diverse goodness of the honey bee’s surroundings.