Organic nutrition products maker to be acquired

LOS ANGELES – Orgain, a manufacturer of organic nutrition products, will be acquired by Butterfly. The Los Angeles-based private equity firm specializes in the food sector. Earlier this month, both companies announced Butterfly had signed an agreement to purchase a majority stake in the company. Orgain’s Founder Dr. Andrew Abraham, M.D. will retain a significant …

Simple Mills CEO on a mission to promote clean eating

Simple. Clean. Whole. Three words that characterize current healthy lifestyle trends centered around clean eating, non-processed, simple foods and low carb, gluten-free, non-inflammatory diets. From Whole30 to Paleo, these popular diets encourage a focus on clean eating and healthy meals made from scratch with whole and nutrient-dense foods. As a result, entrepreneurs like Katlin Smith, …

Korean firm acquires $29.29 million stake in online organic grocer Thrive Market

LOS ANGELES - Online organic and natural foods grocer Thrive Market, based in Los Angeles, California, sold a $29.29 (US) million stake in its firm to Seoul, Korea-based GS Retail, according to The Korea Herald. The Korean firm, parent company of GS25 convenience stores and GS Supermarket, is looking to not only learn from Thrive’s …

How long does it really take you to decide what to eat?

While it may feel like deciding what's for dinner while standing in front of the fridge with the door open takes forever, a new national survey of 1,000 men and women by market researchers OnePoll and commissioned by Orgain, says Americans actually spend more time deciding what to watch on Netflix. The research looked at the …

Airline food study gives Virgin America top marks in healthy eating options

A new study from NYC Food Policy Center at Hunter College and DietDetective.com ranks Virgin America as one of the top airlines offering healthy food options. "This year Virgin America wins the top spot again with the "healthiest" food choices in the sky with Delta and Air Canada tied for second," said Charles Platkin, PhD, …

Organic Baby Food Maker Takes On Equity Partner

Sprout organic baby food

DULUTH, GA -- Organic baby food maker Sprout Organic Foods recently sold controlling interest in its firm to Greenwich, CT-based investment firm North Castle Partners, according to published reports. Alison Minter, North Castle managing director, who was quoted in BakingBusiness.com, pointed to the potential growth opportunities in the organic baby food market as one reason …

Packaged Food Giant Buys Plant-Based Nutrition Product Maker Vega

Vega, vegan, plant-based nutrition

DENVER, CO -- Consumer foods giant WhiteWave Foods Co. has agreed to buy Vega, maker of plant-based natural health and performance nutrition products, for approximately $550 million. “Vega’s plant-based nutrition products complement our plant-based foods and beverages portfolio. With its strong brand, high-quality products, and commitment to innovation and sustainability, Vega is a perfect fit for WhiteWave,” said Gregg Engles, Chairman …