GHQ SELLING WELLNESS
Joel Warady, chief sales and marketing officer, says Enjoy Life is particularly proud of its baking mixes, which are made with ancient grains
like teff, plant-based proteins including algae and a patented all-natural
“Our retailer relationships are extremely valuable to us as it allows us
to provide safe and tasty foods for the ingredient-conscious consumer
and the more than 100 million individuals and families with food intolerances, celiac disease and food allergies,” Warady says.
Explore Cuisine founder and CEO, Joe
Spronz, is a food technologist dedicated
to creating innovative, non-GMO, gluten-free foods using organic ingredients such
During a business trip to China, Spronz
was walking the streets of Beijing where he
discovered a nutrition store. He drew inspiration from tofu noodles and was amazed
by its nutritional content and health benefits, and was inspired to create organic
bean pastas. After his revolutionary trip
and his dedication to explore and create unique and ethnic nutritious
products, Spronz began production in the U.S., where the Red Bank,
N.J.-based company was born.
“Pasta is a comfort food, we all love it. Yet so many people cannot
enjoy pasta for a variety of reasons. Explore Cuisine’s pastas are the perfect solution for anyone seeking an alternative to traditional pasta without sacrificing quality or taste,” Spronz says.
ALVARADO STREET BAKERY
Alvarado Street Bakery’s
roots can be traced back
to the “Food for People –
Not for Profit” movement
in the San Francisco Bay
area, where it provided
whole grain breads to
local natural food stores
and health food markets.
“We’ve come a long
way since then, but one thing remains the same: our dedication to baking the healthiest and most delicious organic breads,” says Michael
Girkout, director of marketing.
The company is now a nationally recognized brand that is known
for its organic sprouted grain breads, many of which are flour-less. The
Petaluma, Calif.-based company sprouts its grains right inside of its
facility, and its bakery is zero waste and powered by solar panels.
Eden Foods has a lineup of more
than 400 organic, traditional, kosher,
pure and purifying foods. The EDEN
brand is free from preservatives,
chemical additives, food colorings,
refined sugar, genetically modified
organisms (GMOs) and has zero tolerance for irradiated food. The Clinton,
Mich.-based company is committed to full transparency and disclosure of ingredients and all handling. Company officials say Organic
EDEN food exceeds requirements for the USDA organic seal and uses
BPA- and BPS-free can linings for all EDEN beans, refried beans, chilies, and rice and beans. Officials add that EDENSOY is the first soy-milk in North America verified to the Non-GMO Project standards.
“We’re still doing exactly what we started out to do, getting the best
food possible and sharing it with others,” says Michael J. Potter, chairman and president of Eden Foods.
GOOD FOOD MADE SIMPLE
Good Food Made Simple started out with a focus on better-for-you
frozen breakfasts, but the Wellesley, Mass.-based company recently
introduced a line of entrée meals that are inspired by classic restaurant
The frozen meals, which are set to hit shelves in February, come in 12
varieties and are certified “made with organic” with a minimum of 70
percent organic ingredients.
“We launched Good Food Made Simple to provide time-starved families a healthy, nutritious and clean way to start the day,” says George
Gavris, CEO. “When we started, our goal was to provide convenient
options without artificial preservatives, flavors, colors, sweeteners, partially hydrogenated oils, and other things that consumers don’t recognize and don’t have in their homes.”
The cattle that help make Organic Valley’s products eat what nature
intended for them to—meaning grasses instead of grains. The 100 percent grass-fed line of grassmilk milk, grassmilk yogurt and grassmilk