Company partners with The Ecology Center supporting sustainability
March 23, 2017
Mamma Chia, Carlsbad, Calif., is celebrating the vitality, energy and strength of chia as it is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet with National Chia Day (March 23), which the company established last year. The company is commemorating the day this year by donating to a special cause that supports sustainability, it says.
When Austin Allan traveled to Madrid to study abroad in 2001, he did not know that the upbeat people, culture and lively, rich flavors of Spain that he “fell in love with” would result in a new livelihood: Tio Gazpacho.
For many, a life-changing event can cause them to reassess their lifestyle, priorities and much more. For Shauna Martin, founder of Austin, Texas-based Daily Greens, her everyday life was altered approximately 11 years ago when she was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 33, when her son was 1 year old. Simultaneously, Martin’s sister also was diagnosed with breast cancer.
With consumers increasing their scrutiny of what’s in the consumer packaged goods (CPGs) that they consume, beverage-makers are responding by providing more products made with recognizable ingredients, like domestic fruits. As more consumers look for simplicity and transparency, these ingredients have garnered more attention.
In January 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) released the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines. The eighth edition of this report highlighted the importance of following a healthy eating plan that includes a variety of nutrient-dense foods as well as limiting calories from components such as added sugars, saturated fats and reducing sodium intake.
As today’s consumers spend their dollars across more channels and store formats, retailers are facing increased competition for dollar share, experts note. Despite this fact, the overall discount retail channel performed “quite well” last year as dollar stores drove growth of nearly 7 percent, notes Jon Hauptman, senior director of retail at Long Grove, Ill.-based Willard Bishop Co., an Inmar analytics company.