Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) Articles, Commentary, Q&A's and Sector Alerts
Frost & Sullivan Research; Nutraceuticals to play a major role in preventive healthcare
Singapore - October 7, 2014 (www.investorideas.com newswire) The global healthcare industry today is increasingly shaping up to be a patient-centric one, driven by factors such as disruption in the traditional industry value-chain as well as transformation of the healthcare systems.
LOHAS News Alert: Annie's (BNNY) to be Acquired by General Mills (GIS) for $46 Per Share in Cash
BERKELEY, Calif. - September 9, 2014 (www.investorideas.com newswire) Annie's Inc. (BNNY) ("Annie's"), a leading natural and organic food company, announced today a definitive agreement to be acquired by General Mills, Inc. (GIS) ("General Mills") for $46.00 per share in cash, for a total transaction value of approximately $820 million.
President of GLG Life Tech (TSX: GLG), (OTC: GLGLF) Discusses Global Trends in the Natural Sweetener Market
New York, NY - Point Roberts, WA - April 28, 2014 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Investorideas.com staff: Investorideas.com, global news source covering leading sectors including food and beverage and LOHAS (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability) issues an exclusive Q&A with the President and CFO of GLG Life Tech Corporation (TSX: GLG),(OTC:GLGLF).
The Global Race for Consumer Taste: Sugar vs. Stevia; PepsiCo (PEP), Coca-Cola (KO), GLG Life Tech (TSX: GLG), (GLGLF) and Pure Circle (LSE: PURE.L)
New York, NY - Point Roberts, WA - April 15, 2014 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Investorideas.com staff: Investorideas.com, global news source covering leading sectors including food and beverage and LOHAS (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability) issues an alert on the global trend of rising stevia sales.
Stevia / LOHAS Stock Alert: GLG (TSX: GLG) Announces High Purity Reb M GRAS Notification With FDA
Vancouver, B.C. - April 14, 2014 (Investorideas.com Newswire) GLG Life Tech Corporation (TSX: GLG) ("GLG" or the "Company"), a global leader in the agricultural and commercial development of high quality natural sweeteners, announces that it has submitted a Generally Recognized as Safe ("GRAS") notification with the United States Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") for its high purity Rebaudioside M stevia extract product.
LOHAS Stock Aalert: The WhiteWave Foods Company (NYSE:WWAV) Completes Acquisition of Earthbound Farm
DENVER - January 3, 2014 (www.investorideas.com newswire) The WhiteWave Foods Company (NYSE:WWAV) a leading consumer packaged food and beverage company in North America and Europe, today announced that on January 2, 2014 it completed its previously announced acquisition of Earthbound Farm, one of the country's leading organic food brands, for approximately $600 million in cash.
LOHAS Stock Alert: lululemon athletica [NASDAQ:LULU] appoints laurent potdevin as chief executive officer
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - December 11, 2013 (www.investorideas.com newswire) lululemon athletica inc. [NASDAQ:LULU] today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Laurent Potdevin as the company's Chief Executive Officer and a member of its Board of Directors.
Q&A Interview with President of CEO of Organic Food, Beverage and Nutritional Company NutraBev Holdings
New York, NY, Point Roberts, WA - August 20, 2013 (Investorideas.com newswire) Investorideas.com staff: Investorideas.com, an investor research portal specializing in investing ideas in leading sectors including food and beverage stocks features an exclusive Q&A with Mr. David Sackler , President and CEO of Microlog Corporation (OTC: MLOG), DBA NutraBev Holdings International, Inc, a holding company that acquires revenue-generating businesses in the healthy lifestyle marketplace.
LOHAS Food and Beverage Stock Alert: Latin-Caribbean Fusion Restaurant GRILLiT (OTC: GRLT) Gains over 42%
New York, NY, Point Roberts, WA - August 1, 2013 (www.investorideas.com newswire) Investorideas.com, an investor research portal specializing in sector research for independent investors issues a trading alert for GRILLiT or , Inc. (OTC: GRLT), trading at $1.03, gaining $0.3050 or 42.07% as of 2:37PM EDTon over 270,000 shares.
LOHAS Stock Investor Alert: Whole Foods Market (WFM) to Report Earnings May 7th
May 6, 2013 (www.investorideas.com newswire) www.InvestorIdeas.com, a global investor research portal for independent investors, reports on trading for LOHAS (Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability) stock Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NasdaqGS: WFM), trading at $91.55, gaining 0.09(0.10%) as of 10:31AM EDT on over 366,000 shares.
Organic and Natural Food Stocks On the Move; Annie's, Inc (NYSE:BNNY), Whole Foods (NASDAQ:WFM)
New York, NY - March 29, 2012 - www.InvestorIdeas.com, a global investor research portal for independent investors, reports on trading for notable LOHAS stocks (Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability) in the natural and organic food space for March 28th.
LOHAS Stocks; Annie's, Inc. (NYSE:BNNY) Prices Initial Public Offering; Stock Soars on Opening
BERKELEY, Calif. - March 28, 2012 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Annie's, Inc. ("Annie's") announced today the pricing of its initial public offering of 5.0 million shares of common stock at a price to the public of $19.00 per share.
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Stevia Stocks Directory
Featured Stevia Stock
Sunwin Stevia International, Inc. (OTC:SUWN) engages in the areas of zero calorie, all natural sweeteners (Sunwin Stevia™ Extracts). As an industry leader in agricultural processing, Sunwin has built an integrated global firm with the sourcing and production capabilities to meet the needs of consumers throughout the world.
Active Health Foods, Inc. (OTC:AHFD) Active X™ Energy Bars are a trademarked designation exclusive and proprietary to Active Health Foods, Inc. Active X™ Energy Bars are made from a proprietary formula developed by the Company in conjunction with a qualified Nutritionist exclusively for Active Health Foods, Inc. and refined by the company into their 100% Organic Certified, 100% Natural, Kosher and Vegan Certified Energy Bars made from the highest quality Natural, Organic and Raw Ingredients in a variety of four distinctive, unique, and amazing flavors: Almond Chocolate Delight, Peanut Butter Chocolate Joy, Cashew Berry Dream, and Coconut Cocoa Passion and for dialysis patients our new Double Chocolate Chip Energy Bar. Each Energy Bar is 1.76 oz. / 50 grams and comes wrapped in a professionally designed and distinctive full color wrapping inserted into an efficiently designed combination shipping and counter display box holding 12 bars. Active X™ Energy Bars are produced locally by a certified organic food manufacturer enabling the company to maintain frequent and superior quality control over the production process as well as promoting immediate access to freshly made products for speedy distribution to the consumer. The Energy Bars were developed by an experienced Nutritionist using proprietary formulas developed solely for Active Health Foods, Inc. Active Health Foods, Inc. also produces All Natural Flavors, a sparkling, favored, 'Sugar Free' beverage in a multitude of flavors. All Natural Flavors was created to help battle two of the biggest challenges we are currently faced with in America today, Childhood Obesity and the millions of Americans both adults and children suffering with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. All Natural Flavors is a sparkling, flavored, 'Sugar Free' beverage with NO Carbohydrates, NO Calories, NO Caffeine, NO Sodium, NO Chemicals, Aspartame or Nutra-Sweet, NO After Taste and the only beverage available today SWEETENED 100% with STEVIA. Active Health Foods, Inc's goal is to offer a safer and healthier alternative to the mainstream sugar laden soda pops and the diet drinks laced with cancer causing sweeteners like Aspartame and Nutra-Sweet. Currently All Natural Flavors is the only beverage on the market anywhere using America's most desired sweetener STEVIA. All Natural Flavors is sold in a 24 pack 20 oz. straight flavor case in (7) very unique and exciting flavors: Peach, Cherry, Raspberry, Blackberry, Kiwi Strawberry, Mango, and Lemon lime for the general market and a (4) flavor Variety Pack case for retailers selling full cases like Costco and Sam's Club.
GLG Life Tech Corporation (TSX:GLG.TO) specializes in the production of stevia. Our operations are fully vertically integrated and include the research and development of high purity stevia plant strains as well as the agricultural and industrial production of stevia extracts. Utilizing innovation and proprietary and advanced technology, GLG is committed to providing stevia sweetening systems to food and beverage companies around the globe.
Global Stevia Corp. (OTC:GSTV) is a management company with a strong focus on stevia agronomics, from plant breeding and best agricultural practices to post-harvest techniques. The Company is heavily invested in facilities and intellectual property in order to provide management services and production facilities to the stevia industry. Global Stevia has operations in both Vietnam and Spain in the European Union.
Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE:INGR) is a leading global ingredients solutions provider specializing in nature-based sweeteners, starches and nutrition ingredients (including stevia). With customers in more than 40 countries, Ingredion, formerly Corn Products International, serves approximately 60 diverse sectors in food, beverage, brewing, pharmaceuticals and other industries
PureCircle Limited (LSE:PURE.L) is the world's leading producer of high purity stevia ingredients for the global food and beverage industry. As the driving force behind moving stevia from niche to mainstream global acceptance, we are changing the conversation around sweet for manufacturers as well as consumers
S&W Seed Company (NasdaqCM:SANW) Founded in 1980 and headquartered in the Central Valley of California, S&W Seed Company is a leading producer of warm climate, high yield alfalfa seed varieties, including varieties that can thrive in poor, saline soils, as verified over decades of university-sponsored trials. S&W Seed also offers seed cleaning and processing at its 40-acre facility in Five Points, California and, in 2011, began the commercial launch of its California-based stevia leaf business in response to the growing global demand for the all-natural, zero calorie sweetener from the food and beverage industry.
Stevia Corp (OTC:STEV) is a farm management company focused on best practice agronomic competency in order to deliver high value stevia through proprietary plant breeding, excellent agricultural methodologies and innovative post-harvest techniques. To date, the Company has acquired two grower supply contracts and three nursery fields in Vietnam.
Stevia First Corporation (OTC:STVF) is seeking to establish a vertically-integrated enterprise in the U.S. that uses technological expertise in fermentation-based stevia production and improves upon traditional stevia farming and processing methods. Stevia First's U.S. operations are located in the heart of California's Central Valley, one of the world's most productive agricultural regions.
Stevia Nutra Corp (OTC:STNT) is an Agro-Management company focused on stevia agronomics which includes plant breeding, proprietary agricultural practices and post-harvest techniques. Stevia Nutra intends to invest heavily in R&D and IP acquisition and manage large-scale plantations for the production of high value stevia products. Stevia Nutra is dedicated to utilizing best agronomic and business practices to demonstrate the sustainability and profitability of stevia production. By subscribing to, and implementing the performance standards published by the World Bank, Stevia Nutra is committed to becoming the premier producer of the highest quality stevia. Stevia Nutra recognizes the potential this remarkable plant has to reduce the global epidemic of obesity and diabetes and promote general good health. The Company's priority will be to embrace sustainability, innovation to promote profitable growth.
Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) Stock to Watch
Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NasdaqGS:WFM)
Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (wholefoodsmarket.com) is the leading natural and organic food retailer. As America's first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market was named "America's Healthiest Grocery Store" by Health magazine. The company's motto, "Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet"™ captures its mission to ensure customer satisfaction and health, Team Member excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Thanks to the company's more than 67,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" in America by FORTUNE magazine for 15 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2011, the company had sales of more than $10 billion and currently has 329 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com
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AeroGrow International, Inc. (OTCBB:AERO) is dedicated to the research, development and marketing of the AeroGarden line of foolproof, dirt-free indoor gardens. AeroGardens allow anyone to grow farmer's market fresh herbs, salad greens, tomatoes, chili peppers, flowers and more, indoors, year-round, so simply and easily that no green thumb is required.
Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU; TSX:AGU.TO) Agrium Inc. is a major Retail supplier of agricultural products and services in North and South America, a leading global wholesale producer and marketer of all three major agricultural nutrients and the premier supplier of specialty fertilizers in North America through our Advanced Technologies business unit. Agrium's strategy is to grow across the value chain through acquisition, incremental expansion of its existing operations and through the development, commercialization and marketing of new products and international opportunities. Our strategy places particular emphasis on growth opportunities that both increase and stabilize our earnings profile in the continuing transformation of Agrium. Parent company of Loveland Products Inc.
Annie's, Inc. (NYSE:BNNY) is a rapidly growing natural and organic food company with a widely recognized brand, offering consumers great-tasting products in large packaged food categories. We sell premium products made from high-quality ingredients at affordable prices. Our products appeal to health-conscious consumers who seek to avoid artificial flavors, synthetic colors and preservatives that are used in many conventional packaged foods. We have the #1 natural and organic market position in four product lines: macaroni and cheese, snack crackers, fruit snacks and graham crackers.
Anthus Life Corp. (OTCBB:STKO) through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Anthus Life Corp., is committed to being a leading North American supplier of natural and organic and health and wellness products by fulfilling the highest standards for quality, consistency, sustainability, product assortments, value-added support services and integrity in business and personal relationships. Natural plus Energy™ is a brand under Anthus Life Corp.'s umbrella of expanding product lines and is endorsed by seven-time Olympic medalist Shannon Miller.
BeesFree, Inc. (OTCBB:BEES) a company focused on developing innovative solutions for the global beekeeping community, owns a patent pending technology that helps honeybees combat and avoid the effects of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).
BioExx Specialty Proteins Ltd. (TSX:BXI.TO) is a leading technology and industrial processing company focused on the extraction of oil and high-value proteins from oilseeds for the global food, beverage, and nutrition markets. BioExx uses patented technology that utilizes significantly lower temperatures than conventional methods for extracting the final quantities of oil necessary to enable its simplified and patent-pending methods for separating proteins from oilseeds. Without the extraction of virtually all of the oil at low temperatures, and in the manner developed by BioExx, the protein separation methods would not work. It is the combination of these proprietary processes that has enabled BioExx to develop product profiles that do not infringe either on methods or product profiles developed by others. Through its extensive research and development work, together with an exhaustive review of published and prior art, BioExx is confident that all of its processes and resulting products are unique in the marketplace. Relative to other commercial processes, the low temperature BioExx process results in comparatively low energy requirements, environmentally sound extraction and protein separation processes, and very high human food yield that cumulatively have the potential to make a highly valuable contribution to global food and protein supply while maintaining an excellent environmentally sustainable footprint. BioExx operates a commercial scale extraction facility in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, is in development stages on it second plant in Minot
Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) Index
The LOHAS Index™ is the only source for such a comprehensive perspective. Methodologically, the analysis began by identifying companies that are U.S. based, publicly traded, among the Russell 3000 (indicating they are the largest 3,000 companies in the U.S.), and familiar to consumers. Within NMI's LOHAS Consumer Trends Database™ (LCTD), 1,000 U.S. adults (representative of the population and matching Census demographics), were surveyed about their perceptions of each company's sensitivity to the environment, communities, and its employees.