Developing great tasting hemp-based foods is only part of this company’s operations. Educating consumers and legislators is critical to its future. Penetrating the mainstream market is tough enough for natural food products, but it is even more difficult for a company like Living Harvest. Less than 10 years old, Living Harvest produces food made from hemp, a plant that has been unfairly maligned in the US for decades. Living Harvest’s long-term success depends not only on product development, it must also work to repair years of misinformation about a plant that some of our Founding Fathers grew in their own backyards.
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This worldwide distributor is transitioning away from being heavily weighted in the commodities market to connect with consumers through packaged goods. The vision of Chiquita Brands International is to lead the world in fresh, healthy, branded foods. The Ohio-based company started a transformative process to realize this vision five years ago when it acquired Fresh Express, one of the world’s largest producers and distributors of fresh, ready-to-eat packaged salads.
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Smart security features, flexible architecture, and a stellar support system make the latest debt collection software from this IT company a success. CR Software launched its newest debt collection management software, Titanium ORE, in 2007, and CEO Martin Germanis believed it was the first open architecture system. But although that means Titanium ORE is supremely flexible and can work with any best-of-breed software out there, that doesn’t mean it’s not secure.
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This privately held converter of household paper products uses innovation, expansion, and a quality-centric manufacturing process to remain competitive. A tissue isn’t just a tissue for the folks at Global Tissue Group. The New York-based paper converter of paper towels; facial tissue; bath tissue; and one-, two-, and three-ply napkins is one of only a few in its industry that has the ability to provide three levels of quality: standard, premium, and ultra-premium.
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A recent corporate rebranding, combined with growth of more than 100% in one year, has this manufacturer on top of a snacking revolution. Formed in 1987, Pirate Brands has been focused on creating family-friendly, healthy snack foods since its beginning. Initially operating as Robert’s American Gourmet Food, the company is headquartered in Sea Cliff, NY and has three manufacturers, two on the East Coast and one on the West Coast. Pirate Brands products are distributed nationally, but its top markets are on the East and West Coasts.
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This 34-year-old organization has served the natural products industry for nearly four decades and has achieved continued success. Once Again Nut Butter was established in 1976 as a worker cooperative. Jeremy Thaler and Constance Potter, the organization’s founders, set out with a primary goal of providing retailers in the natural products industry with a tasty yet healthy and nutritious peanut butter. Nearly four decades later, the company’s focus remains the same. Throughout the years, it has established a strong reputation as a top manufacturer, providing its customers with high-quality products and consistent, friendly service.
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Strong relationships, continuous improvement, and the ability to adapt to merchandise trends have kept this convenience products distributor going for more than 80 years. To the untrained eye, it may seem like there is little to no difference to convenience products distributors, but the people at Mountain/Service Distributors know how to stand out in a crowded industry. Thanks to its dedication to the growth of its customers, this company shows just how big the difference between convenience products distributors can be.
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New products, quality, and customer service are the central tenets of this 37-year-old vegetable production company. When it comes to vegetables like lettuce and spinach, it doesn’t seem like there’s much left to do that nature hasn’t already done. Not unless you are Misionero Vegetables, a company started back in 1973 by Floyd Griffin that continues to be family-owned today. The company produces organic and conventional products that are distributed throughout all of North America, operating under the motto of Stephen Griffin, president: “Innovate or perish.”
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