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La Vita Health Foods
At La Vita’s Health Foods we understand and support your commitment to a healthier lifestyle for you and your family. Our company’s philosophy remains unchanged since its founding. Simply put, creating great tasting Gluten Free quality products has always been, and continues to be our first priority.
Our Mission is to produce the best tasting, healthiest Gluten Free cookies and brownies available in the world today in a variety of options & combinations. We invite you to indulge in our “delightfully decadent” Gluten Free treats that are good for your whole family. Health claims and healthy options La Vita can offer: Gluten Free & Lactose Free, Prebiotic and/or Probiotic (GanedenBC30), Sugar Free, Low Glycemic and a good source of fiber, No Cholesterol, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Zero Trans Fat, Low in Sodium, Soy based, Low Carb, Vegan, All Natural. For more information, please visit www.lavitahealthfoods.com.
Tipton Mills technical and operational competency in dry blending and agglomeration allows us to provide you with complete services, from concept to completion. Products are available in canisters, pouches, sticks, food service packages and plastic bottles. Other package options are available upon request. Tipton Mills is OU and Organic certified. Tipton Mills has two full-service facilities to provide you with complete satisfaction and a smooth transition to the marketplace. For more information visit www.tiptonmills.com.
Created out of a desire to move away from highly processed foods filled with pesticides and hormones, Good Cacao™ Superfood Chocolate® was founded to deliver a best-in-class, organic Functional Chocolate® with a strong eco-message, competitive price point, and uncompromising taste. Their simple, yet powerful mission statement, Be GOOD™, is the driving force behind the company as well as each employee - it translates into utilizing only superfood ingredients, fair trade practices, manufacturing locally in a USDA certified organic facility, and using exotic raw ingredients and sustainable packaging. For more information, visit: www.goodcacao.com. For more information, please visit GoodCacao.com.
The Republic of Tea
The Republic of Tea enriches people's lives through its premium teas, education and innovation, as it emphasizes a "Sip by Sip Rather Than Gulp by Gulp" lifestyle. Founded in 1992, The Republic of Tea sparked a specialty tea revolution. Today the brand offers an unequaled selection of the highest-quality teas, herbal blends, books and nature-inspired sip ware, available exclusively at specialty retailers throughout the U.S. Further, The Republic of Tea is mindful of how its actions impact the greater community and actively supports worthy organizations like Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the Prostate Cancer Foundation, Room to Read, The Ethical Tea Partnership and the Rainforest Alliance. The Republic of Tea is currently celebrating its 20th Anniversary – Leading the Tea Revolution. For more information, please visit www.REPUBLICofTEA.com or call 1.800.298.4832.
Gaspari Nutrition is headquartered in Lakewood, NJ, and is a rapidly expanding healthy life-style sports company that develops and distributes a full line of nutritional supplements. Gaspari's propriety and award winning products address all categories of an active lifestyle including muscle building, weight loss, and maintaining general fitness through a daily nutritional supplement regimen. They are one of the few companies to sponsor independent 3rd party research on their products. Gaspari Nutrition is sold in over 85 countries and available in over 5,000 US retail outlets that include GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, as well as over 100 online stores, including Bodyybuilding.com, Amazon and DrugStore.com. For more information, please visit GaspariNutrition.com.
Intelligent Probiotics is a specialty consumer healthcare company which is involved in the formulation and marketing of unique strains of body-smart probiotics strains via innovative delivery systems. They believe probiotics should be part of everybody's daily diet. It is thier mission to encourage the general public to consume probiotics through a variety of foods consumed on a daily basis. Intelligent Probiotics strongly believes that a major component of humans' digestive systems are based on the balance of the good and bad bacteria found in the gut. We believe that by consuming probiotics on a daily basis, in the right dose and form will help maintain this critical balance and improve the overall well being of the human body. For more information, please visit IntelligentProbiotics.com.
Cedar's Mediterranean Foods
As the first manufacturer to self-distribute Mediterranean Foods over 25 years ago, Boston-based Cedar's created the food category and has now become one of the nation's top all-natural Mediterranean foods companies. From its original hommus and tabouli salad, Cedar's has expanded its product line to include Salsa, Bean Dips, Spinach dips, Tzatziki yogurt dips, Pita chips and Halva. It recently established a facility in the Greek island of Lesvos to produce authentic Greek yogurt for use in dips and spreads. Cedar's focus is promoting a healthy lifestyle through eating natural foods without sacrificing taste and quality. For more information, visit cedarsfoods.com.
Healthy GOO™ is a privately owned company co-created under the leadership of Dr. Kristin Holm, DVM, DACVD and Stephen Hauer M.S.M. M.B.A. Healthy GOO™ chose Doggy GOO™ as its first product because the dominant incidence of canine allergies and they wanted to do something about it. For more information, visit healthygoo.com.
Orlando Baking Company
Founded in Castel di Sangro, Italy in 1872, family-owned Orlando Baking Company serves a nationwide retail and foodservice market from its 300-employee bakery in Cleveland, Ohio. Orlando produces an ever-expanding line of sandwich breads and buns, and dinner breads and rolls which are available in grocery stores and neighborhood markets. The company also creates specialty Orlando Brand and private label items for large retailers, foodservice outlets and distributors nationwide. Orlando's frozen products include an extensive line of ciabatta breads, garlic breads, toasts, sticks and loaves in a variety of flavors and sizes. For more information, visit orlandobaking.com.
Based in San Diego, CA, Sprinks™ Pets was established by Dr. Kathryn Petrucci in 2008. All Sprinks products are distributed by Animal Care Therapies and have been manufactured at a cGMP facility within the United States. The Sprinks™ Pets product line includes Regul8 Daily Probiotic, Relax- Calming supplement, Wipers (deluxe and travel sized), Travel Calm CD, ProBio Dental Chew, and Travel Tote-Pet Travel Essentials. For more information on Sprinks™ Pets please visit Sprinkspets.com.
Abunda Functional Foods
MojoMilk™ was created by Abunda Functional Foods, a company dedicated to creating delicious, convenient and functionally healthy products. Abunda is a privately held company based in Sandy, Utah. Please visit our website at www.mojomilk.com for more information.
Glanbia Nutritionals is a division of Glanbia plc, an international cheese and nutritional ingredients group headquartered in Kilkenny, Ireland. The Group has 4,300 employees worldwide with operations in Ireland, the UK, Germany, USA, Canada and China, as well as strategic international joint ventures in the UK, USA and Nigeria. Glanbia is listed on both the Dublin and London Stock Exchange.
Glanbia is the largest dairy processor in Ireland and a global supplier of nutritional ingredients, functional ingredients, and customized premix solutions. Glanbia Nutritionals is on the forefront in the exploration of science and the dynamics that drive the growing nutrition industry.
Since 1960, Organic Milling (San Dimas, CA) specializes in developing customized breakfast cereals and granolas. Whether for one item, or an extensive line of breakfast cereals and granolas, Organic Milling is the best source for creating and manufacturing premium private label, contract manufacturing or foodservice/bulk opportunities. From initial concept to delivery of the finished product, Organic Milling’s turnkey operation provides an incredible array of capabilities, including packaging, graphic design, merchandising, product development, and manufacturing. We have the flexibility to customize each product to meet your individual needs or produce an indistinguishable national brand equivalent.
Family operated since 1946, Agostoni Chocolate is an Italian modern artisan farm-to-bar producer of premium all natural chocolate. A global leader in organic cocoa processing (approximately 20% of global supply), the Agostoni family secures superior quality fermented cocoa beans (conventional and organic) for production of cocoa liquor, butter, powder and finished chocolate through an exclusive Equal Partner Direct Buying program, in place in key origins since 1980. Agostoni Chocolate is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ICAM S.p.A. based in Lecco, Italy.
Tropical Nut & Fruit
Tropical Nut & Fruit, Inc has been in business for over 25 years, roasting and seasoning nuts, manufacturing sesame sticks, snacks and snack mixes and producing high quality chocolate and yogurt products. As a manufacturer, they offer products in a variety of packages, including bulk and retail. They happily support their brand and private label opportunities. Always innovative and forward thinking, Tropical Nut & Fruit constantly strives to find ways to develop new tastes, textures or add functionality to mainstream consumer products.
Guernsey Dairy Farms
Since 1940, Guernsey Farms Dairy has been a family – run business maintaining the formula and philosophy of founder John McGuire: “Produce good products, maintain the quality and give good service in delivering them to the customers.”
From our original wood-frame store at the foot of the Center Street hill in Northville to our current location on Novi Road our products have always been made using only the finest ingredients specially formulated by John himself. For us it’s more than a job, it’s a family tradition.www.guernseyfarmsdairy.com
Pathway International Pty Ltd
Pathway is the exclusive distributor in Australia and New Zealand for leading suppliers of high quality and innovative ingredients that add value to the health care and nutrition industries.
National Farmers Organization
National Farmers is a group marketing and price negotiation provider for the nation’s farmers and ranchers. The organization offers 14 marketing and risk management programs targeted to both conventional and organic farmers in the dairy, grain and livestock production sectors. National Farmers helps producers earn higher returns while managing market risk–enabling them more time to focus on production and management decisions. The 54–year old organization also provides financial and crop insurance services to its members. 800.247.2110.
Bigelow Tea Company
The 100% family owned Fairfield, CT based Bigelow Tea pioneered the specialty tea category more than 60 years ago. Bigelow takes pride in its heritage and successful growth from a one-product, entrepreneurial venture into America’s leading specialty Tea Company. The Bigelow Tea line includes more than 80 varieties of flavored, traditional, green, organic, herbal, decaffeinated teas and iced teas– including America’s number one specialty tea flavor, “Constant Comment®”.
Founded in 2002 in South Korea, Red Mango opened its first U.S. store in July 2007 in Los Angeles and has since celebrated more than 50 store openings across California, New York, Washington, Illinois, Hawaii, New Jersey, Nevada, Utah, Indiana, Arizona and Texas. Red Mango received Nation’s Restaurant News’ 2009 “Hot Concepts!” award and has been named the best frozen yogurt in Seattle, Las Vegas, Chicago, Utah and New York by independent publications. Headquartered in Dallas, Red Mango serves uniquely delicious frozen yogurt that is all-natural, nonfat, gluten-free and packed with beneficial live and active probiotic cultures. Red Mango’s frozen yogurt has been certified by the National Yogurt Association’s Live and Active Culture Seal for meeting the required criteria for healthy frozen yogurt. Red Mango is a portfolio company of CIC Partners, also headquartered in Dallas, one of the premier mid-market private equity firms in the nation.
Heartland Sweeteners producer of Nevella
Based in Indianapolis, Heartland Sweeteners, LLC., is a leader in the production and development of innovative food products that are great for the whole family. Heartland produces and distributes branded and private label sweeteners for the food industry. Their branded products of Nevella® and ideal™ are great for the whole family, diabetics and people watching their calorie intake. Both Nevella and ideal are great for baking and are distributed throughout North America and expanding into Europe, Central and South America. Visit Heartland at www.idealsweet.com and www.nevella.com.
Pierre’s Ice Cream Company
Main Street Gourmet
Isabella's Healthy Bakery, the retail division of Main Street Gourmet, is a supplier of healthy baked goods including muffins, cookies and cakes. They specialize in sugar free, fat free, no sugar added and whole grain categories.