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New Brand - ALO Snacks ALO Snacks by SPI West Port #1 RTD aloe vera beverage brand, ALO Drink, launches a new product line-ALO Snacks, world’s first to pair dried aloe vera with tropical fruits. Available in 3 flavors (Mandarin, Ginger, & Mango), 2 sizes (28g & 60g bags). Try at upcoming trade shows.

Soft and Chewy Gluten Free/Paleo Snack BeeFree Warrior Mix Warrior Mix is a nut/ seed chewy snack that is paleo, gluten free, and honey sweetened. You can eat it by the handful, as a breakfast cereal, top it with fruit and yogurt, use as a base for a gluten free baked recipe. BeeFree of junk food!

Organic, Fair Trade and Sustainable Indulgences Alter Eco Foods

Alter Eco Foods is a chocolate-centric, sustainability-directed food company that takes healthy indulgence to a whole new level. Created for conscious foodies who seek out special food experiences, Alter Eco is pioneering a new category of enlightened indulgences with next-level ingredients through a portfolio of Swiss made chocolate products - Dark Chocolate Coconut Clusters, melty chocolate bars and blissfully delicious truffles. Recognized as a top certified Benefit Corporation, Alter Eco is obsessed about spreading social justice and environmental regeneration while setting a high bar for delivering mindblowingly tasty foods. Full-circle sustainability is engrained throughout its operations and supply chain through four pillars: sourcing using Fair Trade principles, producing only organic and non-GMO foods, creating minimal waste by working towards 100 percent compostable packaging, and in-setting carbon emissions by means of large-scale reforestation programs in the cooperatives that produce its crops. Alter Eco’s mission is to pioneer a full circle approach to eating, farming, and doing business – and to inspire others to do the same. USDA Certified Organic, Fair Trade Certified, Carbon Neutral Certified, Non-GMO Project Verified and Gluten-Free (excl. Salt & Malt).

Premium Protein Bars - with Grass Fed Collagen and Grass Fed Whey Bonk Breaker Nutrition Premium Protein Bars made with grass fed collagen and whey combine to provide all 9 amino acids for a vital source of complete protein. Under 200 calories, made with allnatural, GF, non-GMO ingredients and free of artificial sugar and sugar alcohol.

The world's first Protein Bar Mixes! Creation Nation Creation Nation is leading a DIY Protein Bar Revolution! We empower you to make fresh delicious bars & bites at home in minutes. No-bake, easy as a protein shake, and YOU control the sugars. Gluten Free, Paleo, Keto-Friendly, Vegan, organic proteins.

BOU Soup Cups

Crickstart Organic Cricket Protein Bars

BOU Brands

Crickstart Food Co.

BOU has launched its brand new range of instant Soup Cups. Made with their better for you bouillon cubes and Non GMO ingredients, BOU Soup Cups will give you a savory and comforting meal in just five minutes.

The most delicious, most nutritious, and only organic cricket bars ever made! SIAL Innovation 2018 grand prize winning product, made with cricket powder, hemp, pumpkin seed butter and other whole food ingredients.

Dandies Marshmallows

CLEAN COOKIES

Chicago Vegan Foods Dandies Marshmallows are all natural, gelatin free, vegan marshmallows. We believe sweet marshmallows should be cruelty-free and made with natural ingredients! Dandies are perfect for favorites like s’mores, crispy treats, hot cocoa, and snacks.

Emmy's Organics, Inc. Our Certified Organic, Gluten-Free and Vegan Coconut Cookies are so amazing, it is hard to have just one. Made with simple, clean ingredients like organic coconut and almond flour, Emmy's is redefining what cookies really are. Available nationwide.

BEAR Yoyos Real Fruit Rolls

Belgian Boys Choc 'O Chip Cookie Stash

Clearly Kombucha

Soft-Baked Breakfast Ovals

BEAR

Belgian Boys

Clearly Kombucha LLC

Enjoy Life Foods

BEAR Yoyos Real Fruit Rolls are a healthier alternative to other fruit snacks. With no added sugars, concentrates or preservatives, these Yoyos use only fruit & veg in their small ingredient list. They're also Non-GMO, Gluten free & Vegan.

Introducing the newest Complimentary JetBlue snack. At 130 calories per serving, nut free, made with real Belgian chocolate and nothing artificial, it's a treat for your taste buds! Our mustache shaped cookies are big on selfies! #RockthatStash

We pride ourselves in creating real booch. We believe in crafting tastier products that make it easy for people to lead healthier lives. Our kombucha is handcrafted, raw, brewed from whole leaf tea and fermented with our own scoby in the Bay area.

All-new Breakfast Fruit & Oat Ovals from the leader in allergy-friendly nutrition. Baked with real fruit and purity protocol gluten free oats, they have 20+ grams of whole grains and 12% of your daily fiber. A well “rounded" breakfast in 4 flavors.

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Protein Bites Grab & Go Packs Enjoy Life Foods

ASCEND. All-Natural, Non GMO Beef & Turkey Jerky Golden Valley Natural

The Best Thing You'll Put in Your Mouth All Day Honey Mama's

Chocolatey, truffle-like Protein Bites are packed with 8 grams of allergy-friendly, plant-based vegan protein per pack for the perfect on-the-go snack. Each of the 4 decadent flavors are certified gluten-free, Non-GMO verified and palm oil free.

We make treats that put pleasure first and never skimp on nourishment! Our refrigerated honey cocoa bars are full of bold, deep flavors, decadent textures and easy to digest superfoods, allowing your body to thrive and your taste buds to celebrate.

Field Trip Meat Snacks

Hummus a Whole New Way!

Field Trip Snacks

Hummus PodsÂŽ

Field Trip supplies healthier protein-rich snacks that don't sacrifice quality and taste. Field Trip provides delicious and versatile snacks that complement a large variety of on-the-go consumers. Grass Fed Jerky & Sticks, All Natural Pork Rinds.

Hummus Pods are 100% plantbased, non-gmo, better-for-you snacketizers. Boldly flavored hummus is encapsulated in a multigrain, bitesize pita pocket. Frozen and ready-to-eat, Hummus Pods are easy to prepare and can be enjoyed in many ways, any time.

Fody Foods Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt bars Fody Foods

MELIORA. Organic Beef Jerky Golden Valley Natural

KPOP Sea Snacks - A Premium, Organic Roasted Seaweed Snack KPOP Foods

Fody is creating a world of gut-friendly, low FODMAP foods for those suffering with IBS and other digestive discomforts, including its Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt bars, which are Low FODMAP, glutenfree and non-GMO certified.

Our US-made KPOP Sea Snacks are gluten-free, vegan, and verified non-GMO. One of the unique characteristics of KPOP Sea Snacks is that it's 30 calories and 0 carbohydrates per pack. These healthy and tasty snacks are easy to enjoy anywhere.

NEW! ORGANIC FRUIT BLISS FRUIT & NUT BITES Fruit Bliss

Chocolate Covered Chickpeas Roasted Mediterranean Style! Lebby Snacks

Our Fruit & Nut Bites combine a blend of fiber-rich fruit and crunchy nut pieces. It's the perfect bite-sized solution for on-the-go, an afternoon pick-me-up, or a satisfying lunch box treat. A delicious snack option you won't feel guilty about!

Dark chocolate blends surprisingly well with savory chickpeas and leaves an endearing aftertaste. What if your (guilt-free) snack obsession was not only delicious but healthier? Lebby dryroasted chickpeas are packed with protein, fiber, and flavor!

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Mikey’s Paleo and Gluten Free Products Mikey’s

Mikey’s is a clean ingredient brand of frozen baked goods that are paleo-friendly and gluten-free certified. Mikey set out to create great tasting and convenient options for every meal, and in between. Paleo and gluten free lifestyles can be restricting, and Mikey wanted to provide healthy and delicious products that people can enjoy without compromising their diets. Mikey’s products include grain free, soy free, and gluten free sliced bread, English muffins, muffin tops, tortillas, pizza crusts, and, most recently, pockets. Mikey’s Pockets are quick, easy-to-make snacks, featured in five different flavors. They are the perfect combination of convenience, simple ingredients, and taste.

The Original Multi-Nut and Seed Butter Just Got Cooler NuttZo

Little Bird Kitchen…Where Everything is Hot & Sweet! Little Bird Kitchen

Rich & Creamy plant-based cashew cheese Nuttin Ordinary

Little Bird Kitchen’s Fire Walker Trail Mix features our signature candied jalapeño dark chocolate Fire Bites along with dried fruit and almonds. Indulge in a protein, fiber and antioxidant-rich "treat" that satisfies all of your cravings!

Nuttin Ordinary is founded on the idea of creating clean, simple ingredient, based foods. Our rich & creamy cashew cheese has a base of 5 clean ingredients. We take pride in creating foods that are both earth-friendly and sustainable!

Mozaics - Organic Popped Veggie & Potato Chips in 5 delicious flavors Mozaics, LLC

Pan's Mushroom Jerky

Our #1 ingredient is peas!. Savory, delicious, crunchy, and better-for-you, our popped Mozaics chips are USDA Organic, nonGMO project verified and Certified Gluten Free. Sea Salt, BBQ, Cheddar, Sour Cream & Onion and Salsa flavors in 3.5oz and 1.25oz

With a delicious umami taste and satisfying texture, Pan’s Mushroom Jerky originates from a decades-old family recipe that’s been updated with new flavors and is vegan, gluten-free, paleo, Kosher, a rich source of fiber and vitamin D, and delicious.

Panco Foods

Organic Valley Leads the Organic Snack Revolution with NEW Snack Kits! Organic Valley

Snacking now accounts for half of all eating occasions, and meal/snack kits are a $397MM category with double-digit growth in both sales and units*. Consumers want high-protein, satisfying snacks available at home and on the go. Organic Valley, the nation’s largest organic farmers’ cooperative, has added a grab ’n go snack line to satisfy that hunger. Organic Valley Snack Kits —better-for-you snacks with organic cheese, meat, and crackers — are an option that provides the only organic trifecta on the market. “There was a need for delicious, convenient, high-protein snacking,” said Brand Manager Ellie France. “Organic Valley’s cooperative of small family farms produces dairy and meat, so we were in a unique position to deliver real protein, real flavor, and a clean ingredient statement with ingredients you can actually pronounce.” Organic Valley Snack Kits feature organic cheese, crackers and meat in one pack. The line includes 3 varieties: sharp cheddar and summer sausage; pepper jack and summer sausage; and mozzarella and roasted garlic summer sausage. The packs retail for a suggested $4.99, have 230 or fewer calories, pack 13 or 14 grams of protein and nearly 40 percent less sodium than other, similar packs. * SPINS: Total US Food + Natural Channels, 52 weeks ending 1/28/2018.

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A Healthier Fruit Snack for Kids! perfectlyfree®

Protes Protein Chips & Popcorn Protes

Introducing a whole new kind of fruit snack! perfectlyfree® Fruit Bites are real fruit puree wrapped in a grape-like skin. They’re made with the belief that snacking should be healthier, taste better and be more fun for everyone. Each bag of Fruit Bites features 5 lunch-box-ready snack pouches that offer a 1/2 serving of fruit and only 5 grams of sugar - much healthier than those gummy fruit snacks! Plus, perfectlyfree® Fruit Bites are 100% plant-based and are school-safe! Check out these new nutritious fruit snacks in the produce section next to the pre-cut fruit to discover your favorite flavor!

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Primal Kitchen Protein Bars

Butcher's Bone Broth

Primal Kitchen

Rotisystems Inc

Searching for a satiating snack that’s low in sugar and packed with healthy fats, clean protein, and incredible flavor? Look no further! The ultimate keto-friendly protein bars are here made with 100% real food ingredients and Paleo-Approved.

Butcher's Bone Broth is the leading fresh organic bone broth. Made with only three ingredients: organic bones, organic carrots, and water. No salt, preservatives, or alliums added, making it specialtydiet compliant. Never frozen-just heat and serve.

Skin-on Dried Superfruit. Keep it Real. Eat the Peel! RIND Snacks

SmashPack- High Protein Pouch snacks

The Power is in the Peel! RIND makes tangy and addictive snacks that maximize nutrition & minimize waste. Preserving the peels on our USA-grown dried fruit results in a snack packed w/ fiber, vitamins & antioxidants. The result is fruitful snacking!

2 high protein lines: Protein Fruit Smoothies (new look, now with MCT oil) and Protein Pudding (low carb/ low sugar). Both lines appeal to consumer's increasing desire for better-for-you, ultraportable, convenient snacks. NON-GMO, Gluten-Free.

SmashPack

Journey To Better Saffron Road

Plant Powered Purees and Snacks for Babies & Toddlers Sprout Foods, Inc.

Sprout offers the largest assortment of organic, plant powered purees and snacks for babies and toddlers! Sprout’s Stage 2 and Stage 3 plant-based protein purees are made with 100% vegetable based protein from organic chickpeas, lentils, and beans, offering a delicious protein alternative to meat and dairy-based products. Power Pak™ toddler purees are made with a unique Superblend that provides essential nutrients to toddlers, including 3 grams of plant protein, 4 grams of fiber, omega 3 from chia, and a full serving of fruit per pouch. All of Sprout’s plant powered purees are dairyfree and vegan friendly! Sprout Organic Curlz was the first plant powered snack for toddlers, made from organic chickpeas and lentils. Curlz was named the winner of Delicious Living’s 2017 “Best Bite Award” in the Best Baby/Toddler Food category! These tasty snacks are baked, never fried, and are available in Broccoli, White Cheddar and Sweet Potato & Cinnamon flavors. Sprout Organic Crinklez are a new popped veggie snack, made with plant powered chickpeas and popped with colorful carrots, spinach, and beets that you can see in every bite! Crinklez have a fun crinkle cut shape, crunchy texture, and tasty flavors that kids love! Available in Cheesy Spinach and Pumpkin Carrot. That's it. Whole Food Snacks

GFB Power Breakfast

That's it.

The GFB: Gluten Free Bar

That's it. fruit bars are only 2 ingredients, 1 apple + 1 other fruit. They are paleo certified, kosher, gluten free, vegan, nut free and simply delicious. With 2 ingredients, this is a 1 of a kind snack. No purees or added sugar, just fruit.

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High-protein oatmeal made with real, simple ingredients. Just add hot water and the package doubles as its own recyclable serving bowl. Each variety is non-GMO Project® Certified, Certified Vegan, soy-free, dairyfree and Certified Gluten-Free.

Organic Veggie Straws

Tres Latin Foods Skillet Sauces

The Daily Crave

Tres Latin Foods

Our crave-able Organic Veggie Straws will become your family's favorite snack with their classic shape and delightful crunch. Seasoned with Himalayan Pink Salt, discerning parents can enjoy these Straws with their families! Chase Your Cravings!

Our unique sauces are the perfect better-for-you addition to any meal! They are easy to prepare, made with simple ingredients, and are full of delicious Latin inspired flavors. 100% Plant based, Gluten free and Non-GMO.


Good Crisps! The Good Crisp Company

Incredi-Puffs The Snack Brigade

The Snack Brigade is on a mission to make better-for-you better for all with honest, craveable micro-meals- wholesome satisfying snacks that are as delicious as they are nourishing. Incredipuffs are made with wholesome ingredients you can actually pronounces. Better for you, better-tasting Incredipuffs by The Snack Brigade are always baked instead of fried, and have 30 percent less fat than traditional potato chips. Our commitment is to always ave zero artificial flavors and zero grams of trans fat. #UNITEDWESNACK

Finally a great tasting stacked chip with none of the nasties! Good Crisp is an exciting better for you alternative to mainstream stacked chips. Good Crisp chips are certified Gluten Free, made with natural flavors and are GMO free. But really what this all means is - We are happy that we can provide a stacked chip that people can feel GOOD eating.

Crunch Your Numbers with Healthy Crunch Snacks! The Healthy Crunch Company

Wedderspoon Manuka Honey Plus – Immunity, Clarity, Vitality Wedderspoon Manuka Honey

Our mission at The Healthy Crunch Company is to create the best tasting foods that make you feel good inside and out. We’ve re-invent snacks to make them healthier without comprising taste. Our product line includes coconut chips, trail mixes, and the best tasting kale chips on the planet! Our products are BIG in flavour, BIG on crunch, and BIG on love. We use only the finest ingreidents to ensure our products are bursting with tastiness. We sepcialize in creating products that are convenient for on-the-go snacking while still ensuring maxaminum nutrition. All of our products are Non-GMO Project Verified, peanut-free, vegan, gluten-free, paleo, Kosher, and School Approved®. Our Founder, Julie Bednarski, a Registered Dietitian and Professionally trained Chef, saw the need in the market for healthy snacks that taste amazing. Julie believes that “Eating whole, real food makes you fell good inside and out”, which is why all our products are made with whole, real ingredients from starch. No preservatives, no additives, just wholesome goodness. It’s everything you want to put into your body and nothing you don’t want. For more information, please visit us at www.healthycrunch.com 69


Uniquely Flavored Dried Fruit Jerky Watermelon Road

Wilde Chicken Chips - thin & crispy chips made from chicken breast Wilde Brands

Watermelon Road, winner of the NOSH Pitch Slam Volume 4, creates uniquely flavored dried fruit jerky with no added sugar or preservatives. Available in four 100% plant-based flavors that are naturally Paleo, Vegan and gluten-free.

Chips made from premium cuts of chicken, Wilde Chicken Chips are packed with 15g of protein per bag, Certi?ed Gluten-Free, Non-GMO Project Veri?ed, Paleo certified, and allergen free. Available in 4 flavors: Salt & Vinegar, BBQ, Buffalo & Jalapeno.

Biodynamic® Baby Food

Wildmade Fruit Rolls

White Leaf Provisions

Wildmade

Healthy soil = Healthy food. White Leaf Provisions is a family run business bringing the first 100% regeneratively farmed, biodynamic, organic & GMO-free baby food line to retail in the US. Helping to heal the Earth that our kids will inherit.

Go wild for something better! Each roll contains a half a serving of real, organic fruits, with no added sugar, all rolled into fun flavors for kids and adults. It’s time for what’s next in fruit snacks.

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Yasso Pistachio Brittle Bars Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt Yasso products deliver the best of both worlds - indulgent taste with sensible nutrition. With a line full of delicious stick novelties and inclusion-packed pints, all items contain real Greek yogurt and no artificial or high intensity sweeteners. Japanese food beyond sushi? Try yuso, the Japansese-inspired snack yuso onigiri "yusogood makes mesohappy" Lunch done right..."yum on the run" with no chopsticks required smoked salmon filling surrounded by sushi rice and wrapped to keep Nori crunchy, for refrigerated graband-go.


Broker exclusive to Kroger 360 Merchandising Solutions, LLC

Financial Advisors for M&A Arlington Capital Advisors

America's #1 independent maple supplier Bascom Maple Farms, Inc.

360 Merchandising Solutions Our focus is the strategic growth of our clients’ consumer products portfolio and we are exclusive to the nation’s largest grocery retailer. Working directly with Kroger Category Mgrs. & Procurement Mgrs. to bring the highest quality brands to the consumer.

ACA is a boutique investment bank focused on all consumer sectors. Our practice provides middle market sell-side, buy-side and capital raising advisory services to founder-led and sponsorowned consumer companies coast to coast with significant experience in CPG, franchising and restaurants. Securities offered through an unaffiliated broker-dealer, M&A Securities Group, Inc

A clean label, sustainably produced ingredient available in an assortment of package sizes to suit any production facility. SQF, K of-K, and QAI certified to ensure superior quality in all our maple syrup and maple sugar.

Highest Throughput HPP Machine Avure HPP Technologies - JBT

Plant-based Ingredients Bay State Milling

With more than 60 years of experience and expertise in HPP science and manufacturing, AVURE specializes in HPP systems for food and beverage processing with the fastest and most reliable systems in the industry. AVURE helps producers implement HPP from recipe development and process validations to installation, regulatory affairs, and postinstallation support.

Bay State Milling is a 5th generation family company, specializing in plant based ingredients for snacks and bakery foods. Through our supply chain management & unique processing capabilities we provide superior quality nutritional ingredients, including whole grains & flours, ancient grains, edible seeds & blends available as sprouted, organic, gluten free, nonGMO verified and heat treated.

Our Knowledge 360 Merchandising Solutions provide a wealth of merchandising experience & vast brokerage capabilities in essentially every aspect of grocery retailing. We support our clients with data, pricing & space analysis, supply chain & procurement management, and in-store product merchandising & sales execution. Our Focus 360 Merchandising Solutions focus is on providing expertise & resources to build share growth for our supplier partners grocery, perishable, health & beauty care, & general merchandise brands. Operating lean and accountable for results, our employees are maximizing results, providing merchandising expertise & retail support every day. Our Growth From inception 360 has been focused on providing unmatched service & insight to our clients. Leveraging 3 decades of Kroger experience, our 360 team is building a noteworthy client portfolio with the opportunity to grow our brands through direct communication with Kroger Category teams. We have expertise in understanding promotional, shelf placement, and assortment goals of the nation’s largest grocery retailer. contact@360merch.com On-Trend Ingredients

Plant protein manufacturing

ADM

Axiom Foods

Innovating plant protein manufacturing since 2005 & recently receiving The New Economy’s Clean Tech Food & Beverage Award, Axiom is the world’s first & largest manufacturer/distributor, starting with its signature Oryzatein® brown rice protein. Perfecting its patent-pending hexane-free processes, Axiom expanded into pea protein, including the largest authentically organic supply, sacha inchi & now hemp. With more plant proteins, milks and factories in the pipeline, this California-based company has been known for the largest commercial supplies — doubling almost year over year, the only GRAS certification, an extensive Quality & Heavy Metals Management Program, & the only third-party research showing Oryzatein rice protein is as good as whey at building muscles & aiding exercise recovery.

As your trusted advisor, ADM helps you take your next great snack idea from concept to commercialization with an unrivaled portfolio of on-trend ingredients, systems and technologies and deep technical know-how. Call to discuss how ADM can help you get to market faster with snacks consumer love while meeting your stringent taste, cost, nutrition, labeling and quality standards.

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Analytical Lab Testing

Organic & Non-GMO Ingredients

AZ Laboratories

Ciranda, Inc.

Food · Beverage · Nutritional Supplement · Pharmaceutical Manufacturing · Marijuana Products AZ Laboratories operates top caliber equipment and employs knowledgeable quality and technical professionals to develop and validate the analytical methods you need to meet your requirements for quality and safety. AZ Laboratories boasts technical capabilities to utilize USP, AOAC, and other industry standard methodologies. AZ Laboratories services include: - Nutrient and composition services to verify your product meets your requirements - Chemical residue analyses on raw materials and finished products to ensure you are confident in the safety of your product. - Cannabis potency and contaminant analyses enhance patient experience and increases your competitive advantage.-Shelf life analysis service can assure the stability of your products. - Sensitive detection of food allergens and raw material characterization ensures your supply chain remains reliable - Microbiological detection service can enhance the safety of your products. - Early phase pre-clinical pharmacokinetic support streamlines your development process to accelerate launches of new pharmaceuticals. - Method development/validation/transfer services to support launches of unique and innovative products and formulations. - Our analytical consultation service brings our experience to your organization. Turnkey Beverage Services Big Brands, LLC

Natural and Organic Flavors Brookside Flavors & Ingredients

Ideal Functional Ingredient Chemi Nutra

We can turnkey develop and manufacture all types of beverages, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, in aluminum cans, PET bottles, glass bottles, and flexible packaging. If you are looking for a one stop shop to take your beverage concept and create a finished product, delivered to your warehouse, look no further! We can supply all ingredients, materials, manufacturing, and delivery.

Chemi Nutra makes the functional ingredient AlphaSize® Alpha-GPC. AlphaSize® A-GPC boosts both mental and physical energy while remaining tasteless and completely water soluble in any beverage. The FDA has acknowledged AlphaSize® A-GPC as GRAS.

Equipment Leasing Bridge Leasing Group

Recruiting Reinvented Creative Aligments

Bridge Leasing Group is an equipment leasing company that focuses on the CPG category, specializing in early-stage, high growth, food and beverage businesses. We aim to be the most efficient, supportive and effective source of equipment lease capital for your company. Looking forward to learning more about your business and how we can help!

Creative Alignments is disrupting recruiting services with our scalable Time-Based Recruiting® model. We partner with emerging brands to find the very best talent, while saving you money. As opposed to traditional percentageof-salary recruiting firms that may push candidates for commissions, Creative Alignments simply charges for the time it takes to find the best. We work as your internal team.

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Clean-label Ingredients Farbest Brands

Healthy Snacking Solutions Glanbia Nutritionals

Farbest Brands brings the highest quality food, beverage and nutrition ingredients to you. We offer USDA-certified organic and conventional clean label ingredients for dairy and plant proteins, vitamins, natural colors, specialty nutrients, gum acacia, and specialty sweeteners. Our line of natural colors can be custom formulated to meet your specific color target, shelf life or process.

As your expert partner in healthy snack development, we provide extensive market understanding, a broad ingredient portfolio of dairy- and plant-based nutrition ingredients, formulation expertise and technical support. We help you succeed faster.

Coconut Ingredients Franklin Baker Inc.

Certified Organic Ingredients Global Organics, Ltd.

Franklin Baker, Inc. is the largest processor of coconut ingredients in the Philippines to the global food & beverage market. For 125 years , our products are produced from the freshest nuts available, at one of our 3 manufacturing facilities, where proprietary process is utilized to ensure freshness and long shelf stability. We control the process from tree through shipment.

Global Organics has been providing high quality organic ingredients to food manufacturers and wholesalers since our founding in 1992. We have expertise in many ingredients that are perfect for snack foods - granulated and liquid cane sugar; chocolate chips, chunks, cocoa powder; toasted/ desiccated coconut and flavor infused chips; caramel liquids and powder; dried tropical fruit and fruit purees.

The Probiotic That Delivers GanedenBC30

Mission-Driven Agency Haberman

GanedenBC30® (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086) is a highly-stable, patented probiotic ingredient that can be formulated into many food and beverage products. Backed by 25+ published papers, GanedenBC30 has an exceptional safety record with FDA GRAS status. Part of Kerry’s nutrition and wellness portfolio, GanedenBC30 is natural, vegan, Non-GMO Project verified, organic compliant and allergen-free.

Haberman is a full-service marketing agency with a clearly defined mission—to tell the stories of pioneers making a difference in the world. Our work spans across all channels including branding, design, advertising, PR, digital, social media and beyond. We are passionate about the good food movement and have one of the largest client portfolios in the organic + natural food space.

Nature Supplies, We Deliver Global Essence Inc.

Icon Foods: Natural Sweeteners Icon Foods

Natural Color Solutions GNT USA Inc.

GNT is the creator of EXBERRY®, the leading brand of natural colors for the food and beverage industry. EXBERRY® colors are derived solely from fruits, vegetables, and edible plants through a process of chopping, pressing, filtering and blending. We reject the use of any organic solvents or additives, opting for an entirely mechanical manufacturing process that employs only water. EXBERRY® colors are organic compliant and may be listed on ingredient labels as “fruit and vegetable juice (for color).” With over 40 years of experience coloring food with food, GNT’s team of technical specialists can guide customers through each stage of the formulation process — from color matching and stability testing to concept innovation and regulatory and compliance support. EXBERRY® natural colors can be applied to all categories of food and beverage products. Contact us for additional information and sample requests.

Healthy Ingredients Healthy Food Ingredients

Healthy Food Ingredients is a growing family of global specialty ingredient brands, which includes SK Food International, Hesco/Dakota Organic Products, Suntava, and Heartland Flax. Ensure your products’ success with the innovative touch of Global Essence! A leading supplier of premium-quality ingredients to the flavor, fragrance, consumer products, food, beverage and allied industries. Decades of hands-on experience help us satisfy our customer’s unique flavor and fragrance needs.

Established in 1999, Icon Foods is one of the world’s leading suppliers of natural food ingredients. We are committed to helping manufacturers bring clean, healthy food and beverages to the global market. Based in Portland, Oregon, and Salinas, Spain, Icon Foods focuses on pure, all-natural, high-intensity sweetening solutions.

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Combined, we offer non-GMO, organic, certified transitional, gluten-free, and identity preserved pulses, soybeans, grains, seeds, flax, expeller oils, and signature product Suntava Purple Corn®. Our latest innovation, IntegriPure®, is our microbial reduction solution that means industry-leading validation for a 5-log reduction providing food safety, naturally. We are dedicated to delivering safe, healthy, premium-quality ingredients and supply assurance in partnership with our diverse grower network.


Sales and Marketing Solutions Impact Group

Teas, Botanicals and Extracts Martin Bauer Inc.

Turn-Key Product Development MetaBrand

The Martin Bauer Group is one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of tea & botanical extracts, authentic brews and raw materials for the food & beverage and nutritional supplements industries. Supplying off-the-shelf ingredients and tailor-made products for your requirements. Safe, high quality products you can trust.

MetaBrand is a world class team of experts which helps you create, launch, or grow your food, beverage, supplement, or personal care brand. We provide strategic planning, market analysis, branding/design, product formulation and development, internal and outsourced operations and manufacturing, and sales and marketing execution. In house MICRO-PACKING for short runs and vendor samples.

Branding & Packaging Design McLean Design

Trust the monk. MONK FRUIT CORP.

McLean Design has been creating winning food and beverage packaging and brand strategies for over twenty-five years. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, we specialize in brand strategy, naming, packaging design, and structure design.

As the world's leading monk fruit company, we produce the majority of the global monk fruit extract supply, and have the best quality and widest range of monk fruit products on the market - juices, flavors & sweetening ingredients. We'll help you innovate or re-create great-tasting products, with less sugar and fewer calories, all from the goodness of fruit. Looking for monk fruit? Trust the monk.

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Flavor Manufacturer Mother Murphy's Laboratories

Creative Packaging Solutions ProAmpac

Mother Murphy's is a full service manufacturer dedicated to supporting customer needs through quality and flavor innovation. At Mother Murphy's we specialize in flavor and prototype development for the snack and beverage industries. We make the world taste better!

ProAmpac has a strategic geographic footprint and enhanced product offerings unparalleled in the industry. ProAmpac is a global flexible packaging company whose capabilities include adhesive and extrusion lamination, pouching, bag converting and a broad range of flexographic, rotogravure and offset writing solutions for the food, pet food, medical, security, industrial and retail markets.

Innovative Packaging Solution NEO Plastics

Beverage & Food Development PTM Food Consulting

Packaging Supplier, Aripack, is excited to announce their partnership with NEO Plastics, an innovative company offering a new tool toward a zero-waste sustainability strategy. Plastics have accumulated in landfills for decades at alarming rates. NEO can offer a solution where the problem exists. NEO Plastics are designed to convert waste to useful biogas & ultimately sustainable clean energy.

PTM Food Consulting is your premier product development & manufacturing support firm. Our wide range of expertise, development and creativity achieves an exciting point of difference between your product and competitors. We work hard to uncover key industry insights, developing products that have a competitive edge. Whether your project is simple or a complex one, we’re your team!

Digital Labels for Craft Food New England Label


Measuring ROI & Benchmarks for Experiential Marketing

Breakthrough in Taste

okapi

PLT Health Solutions

NOT YOUR TYPICAL LABEL COMPANY

Strategic Planning

Overnight Labels, Inc.

Premium Growth Solutions

PGS is a strategy consultancy for entrepreneurs and investment firms focused on the premium end of retail food, beverage and alcohol. I help brands plan accelerated growth. My expertise is drawn from years of behavioral research on why consumers trade up to premium food/beverage and extensive case study research into why specific early stage brands succeed while others fail. Key Services: • Strategic Plans (all 4Ps, consumer-audience based) • Turn-around Strategy • Innovation Strategy • Marketing Strategy • Investment due diligence Schedule your free, 30-minute consulting session any of the following ways: https://www. calendly.com/pgs/30min, james@premiumgrowthsolutions.com or 425-949-8063. 77


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Innovative Growth Capital Stonegate Capital Holdings

Non-GMO, Vegan Ingredients Top Health Ingredients, Inc.

Stonegate Capital Holdings, LLC, is a diversified private credit investment firm with a unique approach to providing financing solutions to emerging brands, their sponsors and supporters. At a time when traditional sources of debt capital limit their exposure due to risks, increasing costs, and regulations, Stonegate Capital has emerged as a stable source of liquidity for high growth brands.

Top Health Ingredients has been your trusted provider of the highest quality Non-GMO, plant-based fibers, proteins, and sweeteners for the health and wellness industry since 2009. The exclusive supplier of AdvantaFiber™ IMO and AdvantAmino™ organic brown rice protein, Top Health proudly offers many unique, sourcecertified ingredients for healthy solutions in both food & beverage applications!

Non-GMO Reb M and Reb D Sweegen

Fruit Ingredients Tree Top, Inc.

Sweegen brings you Non-GMO Project Verified stevia leaf sweeteners BESTEVIA® Reb M and Reb D for optimal sugar reduction in your food applications. Our products offer clean, sugarlike taste and can be used as flavors and as sweeteners. Our application experts support you to find the ideal use level for your products! Visit our website for more information.

Tree Top Fruit Ingredients processes virtually every fruit under the sun into a variety of highquality, wholesome fruit products, including dried apples, fruit powders, fruit juice concentrates, fruit purées, formulated fruit preps, frozen strawberries, and bulk apple sauce. Some of our fruit types include apple, cherry, raspberry, strawberry, blueberry, blackberry, peach, pear, and plum.

Antioxidants Made Snackable Purely Pomegranate, Inc.

Chemical-Free FAST Desiccant Soggy Food Sucks LLC

Synergy - Inspiring Taste Synergy Flavors

Our organic and conventional dried pomegranate arils maintain the natural sweet and tart flavor of the fresh fruit without the hassle and mess. They are shelf stable, gluten free, non-GMO and contain no sulfites, artificial sweeteners or preservatives. Appearing very similar to the fresh version, the dried arils have terrific piece identity.

Patented tech removes moisture fast, keeping your customers' foods crisp, reducing food waste. This peal and stick adhesive pad is a universal solution working with all of your existing packaging. Uses dew point temperature, NOT nasty chemicals, to force condensation, and wick it away from your customers' foods FAST. No affect on food temp. Let your customers enjoy your food the way you intended

Synergy Flavors is a global manufacturer and supplier of flavorings, extracts, and essences for the food, beverage and nutrition industries. With more than 130 years of expertise, Synergy combines a heritage of flavor development with proprietary extraction technology to deliver high quality taste solutions that captivate the senses and inspire innovation.

Bold & Creative Package Design Sabik Design

Leap-inducing Brand Packaging Stebbings Partners

Branding and Packaging Design The GRO Agency

Sabik Design specializes in branding & packaging for the food and beverage space. We pride ourselves on design that is bold, fresh, and unique, using a lot of handwritten and hand-drawn elements and creative illustrations. Our goal is to create packaging that demands to be grabbed off the shelf through impactful and meaningful design. We are here to turn heads and steal hearts <3!

Stebbings Partners is a multi-disciplinary creative studio that balances strategy and design to craft unique and thoughtful food & beverage brands. Our team of designers, strategists and writers work with courageous clients to shape, launch and grow brands that stand apart, start conversations, and build trust with consumers. Let’s talk. We’d love to hear your story.

GRO is a branding and packaging design agency specializing in food and beverage. We’ve been creating brand stories that resonate, brand communication that engages and packaging that motivates for over 30 years! We live innovation, brand strategy and packaging design. Our team of creative strategists, designers, and digital gurus in NYC and LA are true CPG brand development experts.

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COMPANY CONTACT INFORMATION COMPANY

CONTACT NAME

CITY

360 Merchandising Solutions, LLC

Dave Gossman

Newport

KY

(859) 392-5200

360merch.com

(844) 441-3663

adm.com/food

ALO Snacks by SPI West Port

Drew Pawlan

South San Francisco

CA

(650) 616-7777

alosnacks.com

Alter Eco Foods

Amber Isaacs

San Francisco

CA

(415) 701-1212

alterecofoods.com

ADM

Arlington Capital Advisors Avure HPP Technologies - JBT Axiom Foods AZ Laboratories Bascom Maple Farms, Inc.

STATE

PHONE NUMBER

WEB SITE

John Goldasich

Birmingham

AL

(205) 488-4384

arlingtoncapitaladvisors.com

Lisa Wessels (Pitzer)

Erlanger

KY

(859) 534-1545

avure-hpp-foods.com

David Janow

Los Angeles

CA

(800) 711-3587

axiomfoods.com

Dr. Zhaoxing Shi

Tempe

AZ

(480) 717-7813

azlaboratories.com

Cindy Finck

Brattleboro

VT

(802) 257-8100

maplesource.com

Bay State Milling

Colleen Zammer

Quincy

MA

(617) 328-4400

baystatemilling.com

BEAR

Lindsay Bennett

Charlotte

NC

(415) 539-8358

bearnibbles.com

BeeFree Warrior Mix

Jennifer Wiese

Noblesville

IN

(800) 677-4840

beefreegf.com

Belgian Boys

Anouck Gotlib

Brooklyn

NY

(212) 634-4769

belgianboys.com

Big Brands, LLC

Zach Mosesian

Las Vegas

NV

(702) 476-1021

usbeveragemanufacturing.com

Los Angeles

CA

(310) 315-4129

bonkbreaker.com

Cassie Wolff

New York

NY

(845) 558-9122

bouforyou.com

Grant Christopher

Austin

TX

(214) 577-9332

Jeff Rakity

Branchburg

NJ

Chase Hagerman

Austin

TX

(866) 907-0400

cheminutra.com

Dan Reed

Addison

IL

(630) 629-9667

dandiesmarshmallows.com

Ciranda, Inc.

Tonya Lofgren

Hudson

WI

Clearly Kombucha LLC

Alison Zarrow

Fairfield

CA

Creation Nation

Karen Nation

Malibu

CA

(424) 234-5800

Bonk Breaker Nutrition BOU Brands Bridge Leasing Group Brookside Flavors & Ingr. Chemi Nutra Chicago Vegan Foods

bridgeleasinggroup.com/ brooksideflavors.com

ciranda.com clearlykombucha.com ProteinBarMix.com

Creative Aligments

Peggy Shell

Boulder

CO

(303) 835-9066

creativealignments.com

Crickstart Food Co.

Gabby Faraggi

Montreal

QC

(888) 997-3629

crickstart.com

Gian Khalsa

Ithaca

NY

Enjoy Life Foods

Emmy's Organics, Inc.

Chicago

IL

(888) 503-6569

enjoylifefoods.com

Farbest Brands

Lorna Samgour

Park Ridge

NJ

(201) 573-4900

farbest.com

Field Trip Snacks

emmysorganics.com

Tom Donigan

Brooklyn

NY

(646) 681-8601

fieldtripsnacks.com

Delaney Brown

Montreal

QC

(844) 363-6277

fodyfoods.com

Franklin Baker Inc.

Peter Kamen

Memphis

TN

(901) 881-6681

franklinbaker.com

Fruit Bliss

Susan Leone

Brooklyn

NY

(646) 225-6565

fruitbliss.com

GanedenBC30

Cleveland

OH

(440) 229-5200

GanedenBC30.com

Glanbia Nutritionals

Chicago

IL

(844) 303-7304

glanbianutritionals.com

Fody Foods

Global Essence Inc.

Hamilton

NJ

(732) 677-1100

globalessence.com

Global Organics, Ltd.

Cambridge

MA

(781) 648-8844

global-organics.com

Jeannette O'Brien

Tarrytown

NY

(914) 524-0600

gnt-group.com

GNT USA Inc. Golden Valley Natural

Nate Klingler

Shelley

ID

(208) 227-9000

GoldenValleyNatural.com

Haberman

Sunny Fenton

Minneapolis

MN

(612) 338-3900

modernstorytellers.com

Healthy Food Ingredients Honey Mama's Hummus Pods® Icon Foods Impact Group KPOP Foods

Joni Huffman

Fargo

ND

(844) 275-3443

HFIfamily.com

Allie Cunningham

Portland

OR

(503) 799-1780

honeymamas.com

Levon Kurkjian

Providence

RI

(401) 270-4728

modpodco.com

Thom King

Portland

OR

(310) 455-9876

iconfoods.com

impactgrp.com

Theo Lee

Los Angeles

CA

(833) 573-4357

kpopfoods.com

Lebby Snacks

Kayla Mason

Brooklyn

NY

(917) 238-0848

lebbysnacks.com

Little Bird Kitchen

Corey Meyer

Plainview

NY

(646) 620-6395

LittleBirdKitchen.com

Martin Bauer Inc.

Secaucus

NJ

(201) 659-3100

martin-bauer-group.us

Rifle Hughes

Walnut Creek

CA

(925) 944-9500

mclean-design.com

Nick Andlinger

Edison

NJ

(732) 983-5915

metabrandcorp.com

McLean Design MetaBrand

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COMPANY Mikey's MONK FRUIT CORP. Mother Murphy's Laboratories

CONTACT NAME

CITY

STATE

PHONE NUMBER

WEB SITE

Bethlehem

PA

mikeysmuffins.com

Jack Heffern

Libertyville

IL

(847) 367-6665

monkfruitcorp.com

Morgan Murphy

Greensboro

NC

(800) 849-1277

mothermurphys.com

Mozaics, LLC

James Curley

Chicago

IL

(773) 459-1450

mozaicschips.com

NEO Plastics

Isak Bengiyat

Brooklyn

NY

(646) 542-1499

neoplastics.com

New England Label

Ryan Dunlevy

Andover

MA

(617) 990-7372

newenglandlabel.com

Peter Morgante

Peterborough

NH

(603) 831-2800

NuttinOrdinary.com

NuttZo

Shel Dougherty

San Diego

CA

(484) 201-4962

NuttZo.com

okapi

Shane Freeman

St. Louis

MO

(308) 440-5011

okapihq.com

Nuttin Ordinary

Organic Valley Overnight Labels, Inc. Panco Foods

Sales Administration

La Farge

WI

(888) 444-6455

organicvalley.coop

Don Earl

Deer Park

NY

(800) 472-5753

overnightlabels.com

Michael Pan

Vancouver

WA

(224) 627-3355

mushroomjerky.com

perfectlyfree(R)

Patrick Maguire

Boston

MA

(617) 491-6600

perfectlyfree.com/fruit-bites

PLT Health Solutions

Mark Stephens

Morristown

NJ

(973) 984-0900

plthealth.com

James Richardson

Seattle

WA

(425) 949-8063

Primal Kitchen

Premium Growth Solutions

Annie Martin

Oxnard

CA

premiumgrowthsolutions.com

Printpack

Karen English

Atlanta

GA

(404) 460-7403

printpack.com/digital-press

ProAmpac

Cincinnati

OH

(513) 671-1777

proampac.com

primalkitchen.com

Protes

Ryan Wiltse

Brooklyn

NY

(703) 869-3413

eatprotes.com

PTM Food Consulting

Ryan Dolan

Point Pleasant

NJ

(888) 736-6339

ptmfood.com

Purely Pomegranate, Inc.

Brian Klein

Newport Beach

CA

(949) 489-3800

purelypomegranate.com

Matt Weiss

New York

NY

(802) 828-7463

rindsnacks.com

Patrick Wong

Oakland

CA

(510) 780-0300

butchersbonebroth.com

RIND Snacks Rotisystems Inc Sabik Design

Hannah Hart

Denver

CO

(513) 582-9625

sabikdesign.com

Saffron Road

Shawnna Hall-Enoch

Stamford

CT

(203) 961-1954

saffronroad.com

SmashPack

Kari Simpson

Irvine

CA

(949) 333-4675

smashpack.com

Bill Birgen

Tempe

AZ

(480) 242-7600

SoggyFoodSucks.com

Soggy Food Sucks LLC Sprout Foods, Inc.

Meghan Earnest

Montvale

NJ

(201) 746-9245

sproutorganicfoods.com

Stebbings Partners

Attleboro Falls

MA

(508) 699-7899

stebbings.com

Heather La Freniere

Chicago

IL

(312) 288-3099

sghcap.com

Katharina Pueller

Foothill Ranch

CA

(949) 709-0583

sweegen.com

Joe Boehrer

Wauconda

IL

(847) 487-1011

synergytaste.com

That's it.

Los Angeles

CA

thatsitfruit.com

The Daily Crave

Folsom

CA

thedailycrave.com

Stonegate Capital Holdings Sweegen Synergy Flavors

The GFB: Gluten Free Bar

Grand Rapids

MI

(616) 755-8432

The Good Crisp Company

Steve Wangler

Boulder

CO

The GRO Agency

Kelly Criswell

New York / Los Angeles

CA

(212) 725-6710

The Healthy Crunch Company

thegfb.com thegoodcrispcompany.com thegroagency.com

Julie Bednarski

Toronto

ON

(416) 575-9531

healthycrunch.com

Andrew Ford

Columbus

MD

(443) 980-9409

thesnackbrigade.com

Top Health Ingredients, Inc.

Brittany DeMarco

Edmonton

ON

(780) 439-1425

tophealthingredients.com

Tree Top, Inc.

Jeannie Swedberg

Selah

WA

(509) 698-1435

treetopingredients.com

The Snack Brigade

Tres Latin Foods

Bridget Skoog

Denver

CO

treslatinfoods.com

Watermelon Road

Jamie Melzer

New York

NY

watermelonroad.com

Wedderspoon Manuka Honey

Briana Belden

Malvern

PA

wedderspoon.com

White Leaf Provisions

MEGHAN ROWE

Mount Pleasant

SC

(843) 352-7615

whiteleafprovisions.com

Bill Moran

Boulder

CO

(720) 328-0843

wildechips.com

John McHugh

Boulder

CO

(303) 875-5196

Quincy

MA

Sarah Sturtevant

Amesbury

MA

(978) 834-6494

Wilde Brands Wildmade Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt yuso onigiri

wildmadesnacks.com yasso.com yusogood.com 81

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