Active Health Foods, Inc. (OTC:AHFD) is an innovative leader representing a 21st century company primarily focused on "Health and Wellness" and the desire to bring products to the market place to help battle both "CHILDHOOD OBESITY" and "TYPE II DIABETES". ACTIVE X BARS are made with extremely High Quality 100% Organic "CERTIFIED", 100% Natural ingredients that are Gluten Free "CERTIFIED", Soy free, NON GMO, and Kosher and Vegan "CERTIFIED" and ALL NATURAL FLAVORS is the ONLY soft drink beverage consumers can purchase that is sweetened 100% with STEVIA and is Sugar Free with No Carbohydrates, No Calories, No Caffeine, No Sodium, No Aspartame or Nutra-Sweet, No Sugar Alcohols, and No After Taste.
AeroGrow International, Inc. (OTC:AERO) Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, AeroGrow International, Inc. is the leader in the rapidly growing indoor gardening category. 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. With an AeroGarden... you can grow anything! In April 2013, AeroGrow entered into a strategic partnership with Scotts Miracle-Gro to continue to expand the indoor gardening market.
Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU; TSX:AGU.TO) is a major producer and distributor of agricultural products and services in North America, South America, Australia and Egypt through its agricultural retail-distribution and wholesale nutrient businesses. Agrium supplies growers with key products and services such as crop nutrients, crop protection, seed, agronomic and application services, thereby helping to meet the ever growing global demand for food and fibre. Agrium produces nitrogen, potash and phosphate fertilizers, with a combined wholesale nutrient capacity of over nine million tonnes and with competitive advantages across all product lines. Agrium retail-distribution has an unmatched network of over 1,300 facilities and over 3,000 crop consultants. We partner with over half a million grower customers globally to help them increase their yields and returns on more than 50 different crops. With a focus on sustainability, the company strives to improve the communities in which it operates through safety, education, environmental improvement and new technologies such as the development of precision agriculture and controlled release nutrient products. Agrium is focused on driving operational excellence across our businesses, pursuing value-enhancing growth opportunities and returning capital to shareholders.
BeesFree, Inc. (OTC:BEES) is focused on improving the health and well-being of honey bees by offering innovative products to the global beekeeping community. The Company's first product, BeesVita Plus™, is an all-natural nutritional food supplement that helps honey bees avoid the effects of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). BeesFree, Inc. is also developing the Beespenser™ an automated honey bee feeding system. Incorporated in 2011, BeesFree, Inc. and its subsidiaries now operate in the United States, Argentina and the European Union.
BioLargo, Inc. (OTC:BLGO) makes life better by delivering technology-based products that help solve some of the world's most important problems that threaten water, food, agriculture, healthcare and energy. BioLargo's technology has potential commercial applications within global industries, including but not limited to oil and gas, animal health, beach and soil environmental uses, consumer products, agriculture, food processing, medical, and water.
Boulder Brands, Inc. (NasdaqGS:BDBD) is committed to offering food solutions that give consumers opportunities to improve their lives - one product at a time. The company`s health and wellness platform consists of brands that target specific health trends: the Glutino® and Udi`s Gluten Free® brands for gluten-free diets; the Earth Balance® brand for plant-based diets; the Level Life(TM) brand for diabetes-friendly diets; EVOL foods for consumers seeking simple and pure ingredients; and the Smart Balance® brand for heart healthier diets.
Burcon NutraScience Corporation (TSX:BU.TO) is a leader in developing functionally and nutritionally valuable plant-based proteins. The company has developed a portfolio of composition, application, and process patents originating from a core protein extraction and purification technology. Burcon's CLARISOY(TM) soy protein offers clarity and high-quality protein nutrition for low pH beverage systems and excellent solubility and exceptionally clean flavor at any pH; Peazazz(R) is a uniquely soluble and clean-tasting pea protein; and Puratein(R), Supertein(TM) and Nutratein(R) are canola protein isolates with unique functional and nutritional attributes.
Calavo Growers Inc. (NasdaqGS:CVGW) is a global avocado-industry leader. The company also procures and markets diversified fresh produce items, ranging from tomatoes to tropical produce. An expanding provider of value-added fresh food, the company's Calavo Foods business segment manufactures and distributes guacamole, guacamole hummus, salsa and tortilla chips under the respected Calavo brand name. Calavo's wholly owned subsidiary, Renaissance Food Group, LLC, creates, markets and distributes a portfolio of healthy, high-quality lifestyle products for consumers through fast-growing brands that include Garden Highway and Chef Essentials. Founded in 1924, Calavo serves food distributors, produce wholesalers, supermarket retailers and restaurant chains worldwide.
Campbell Soup Co. (NYSE:CPB) is driven and inspired by our Purpose, "Real food that matters for life's moments." The company makes a range of products from high-quality soups and simple meals to snacks and healthy beverages. For generations, people have trusted Campbell to provide authentic, flavorful and readily available foods and beverages that connect them to each other, to warm memories, and to what's important today. Led by its iconic Campbell's brand, the company's portfolio includes Pepperidge Farm, Goldfish, Bolthouse Farms, V8, Swanson, Prego, Pace, Plum Organics, Arnott's, Tim Tam, Royal Dansk and Kjeldsens. Founded in 1869, Campbell has a heritage of giving back and acting as a good steward of the planet's natural resources. The company is a member of the Standard & Poor's 500 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes.
China Agri-Business, Inc. (OTC:CHBU) engages in the manufacture and sale of non-toxic fertilizer, bactericide, and fungicide products used for farming in the People's Republic of China. The company offers organic biochemical agricultural application products, including Xinsheng Luyuan, a line of fertilizer products whose primary function is to increase agricultural production; Xinsheng Lufeng, a line of organic soil amendment products that acts as a bactericide; and Xinsheng Huang-jin-gai, a line of amino acid fertilizer products designed to help crops absorb calcium and to enhance their quality. It also provides Xinsheng Jia-tian-xia, a line of humic acid fertilizer products designed to enhance the quality of crops; and Xinsheng Bai-le, a line of amino acid fertilizer products designed to provide supplementary micro-nutrients to crops, and to help crops grow with balanced nutrition. In addition, the company manufactures other agrochemical products, including diafenthiuron, prochloraz, and seed coating agents and preparations. China Agri-Business, Inc. sells its products primarily through wholesale and retail distributors.
Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) Steve Ells, founder, chairman and co-CEO, started Chipotle with the idea that food served fast did not have to be a typical fast food experience. Today, Chipotle continues to offer a focused menu of burritos, tacos, burrito bowls (a burrito without the tortilla) and salads made from fresh, high-quality raw ingredients, prepared using classic cooking methods and served in a distinctive atmosphere. Through our vision of Food With Integrity, Chipotle is seeking better food from using ingredients that are not only fresh, but that—where possible—are sustainably grown and raised responsibly with respect for the animals, the land, and the farmers who produce the food. In order to achieve this vision, we focus on building a special people culture that is centered on creating teams of top performers empowered to achieve high standards. This people culture not only leads to a better dining experience for our customers, it also allows us to develop future leaders from within. Chipotle opened with a single restaurant in 1993 and operates more than 1,700 restaurants, including 17 Chipotle restaurants outside the US, nine ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen restaurants, and is an investor in an entity that owns and operates two Pizzeria Locale restaurants.
ChromaDex® Corporation (OTC:CDXC) is an innovative natural products company that discovers, acquires, develops and commercializes proprietary-based ingredient technologies through its unique business model that utilizes its wholly owned synergistic business units, including ingredient technologies, natural product fine chemicals (known as "phytochemicals"), chemistry and analytical testing services, and product regulatory and safety consulting (as Spherix Consulting). The company provides seamless science-based solutions to the nutritional supplement, food and beverage, animal health, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. The ChromaDex ingredient technologies unit includes products backed with extensive scientific research and intellectual property. Its ingredient portfolio includes pTeroPure® pterostilbene; ProC3G™, a natural black rice containing cyanidin-3-glucoside; PURENERGY®, a caffeine-pTeroPure co-crystal; and NIAGEN®, its recently launched branded nicotinamide riboside, a novel next-generation B vitamin.
Cyanotech Corporation (NasdaqCM:CYAN) a world leader in microalgae technology, produces BioAstin® Natural Astaxanthin and Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica®—all natural, functional nutrients that leverage our experience and reputation for quality, building nutritional brands which promote health and well-being. Cyanotech's Spirulina products offer complete nutrition, and augment energy and immune response. They are FDA-reviewed and accepted as Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) for use in food products. BioAstin's superior antioxidant activity and ability to support and maintain a natural anti-inflammatory response enhance skin, muscle and joint health. All Cyanotech products are produced from microalgae grown at our 90-acre facility in Kona, Hawaii using patented and proprietary technology. Cyanotech sells its products direct to consumers at retail locations in the United States and online at www.nutrex-hawaii.com and also distributes to nutritional supplement, nutraceutical and cosmeceutical manufacturers and marketers worldwide and is GMP-certified by the Natural Products Association™
Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) is a leading food and beverage company and the largest processor and direct-to-store distributor of fluid milk and other dairy and dairy case products in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the Dean Foods portfolio includes TruMoo®, the leading national flavored milk brand, along with well-known regional dairy brands such as Alta Dena®, Berkeley Farms®, Country Fresh®, Dean's®, Garelick Farms®, LAND O LAKES® milk and cultured products*, Lehigh Valley Dairy Farms®, Mayfield®, McArthur®, Meadow Gold®, Oak Farms®, PET®**, T.G. Lee®, Tuscan® and more. In all, Dean Foods has more than 50 local and regional dairy brands and private labels. Dean Foods also makes and distributes ice cream, cultured products, juices, teas, and bottled water.
FACT Corporation (OTC:FCTOA) operates in the functional food industry through its wholly owned subsidiary, Food and Culinary Technology Group Inc. (FACT Group). It is engaged in developing, licensing and supplying turnkey functional bake mixes to customers who manufacture, distribute and market bakery and pasta products to consumers through a range of channels, including retail, food service and specialty markets.
Fairway Group Holdings Corporation (NasdaqGM:FWM) is a growth-oriented food retailer offering customers a differentiated one-stop shopping experience "Like No Other Market". Fairway has established itself as a leading food retailing destination in the Greater New York City metropolitan area, with stores that emphasize an extensive selection of fresh, natural and organic products, prepared foods and hard-to-find specialty and gourmet offerings, along with a full assortment of conventional groceries. Fairway is headquartered in New York, New York.
ForeverGreen Worldwide Corporation (OTC:FVRG) develops, manufactures and distributes an expansive line of all natural whole foods and products to North America, Australia, Europe, Asia, Africa and South America, including their new global offerings, PowerStrips, SolarStrips and BeautyStrips. They also offer Azul and FrequenSea(TM), whole-food beverages with industry exclusive marine phytoplankton, the Versativa line of hemp-based whole-food products, immune support and weight management products, Pulse-8 powdered L-arginine formula, TRUessence(TM) Essential Oils and Apothecary, 24Karat Chocolate(R) and an entire catalog of meals, snacks, household cleaners and personal care products
Fresh Market, The (NasdaqGS:TFM) Founded in 1982, The Fresh Market, Inc. is a specialty grocery retailer focused on providing high-quality products in a unique and inviting atmosphere with a high level of customer service.
Gaiam Inc. (NasdaqGM:GAIA) is a leading lifestyle company for yoga, fitness and wellness products and content. With a wide distribution network that consists of approximately 38,000 retail doors, 18,000 store within stores, 5,000 category management locations, and e-commerce, GAIAM is dedicated to making yoga, fitness and wellness accessible to all. GAIAM TV is a global digital subscription service with approximately 7,000 exclusive videos available for streaming and download. The Company dominates the health and wellness category and owns the largest library of conscious media.
Gildan Activewear Inc. (NYSE:GIL; TSX:GIL.TO) is a leading manufacturer and marketer of quality branded basic family apparel, including T-shirts, fleece, sport shirts, underwear, socks, hosiery, and shapewear. The Company sells its products under a diversified portfolio of company-owned brands, including the Gildan®, Gold Toe®, Anvil®, Comfort Colors®, Alstyle®, Secret®, Silks®, Kushyfoot®, Secret Silky®, Peds®, MediPeds® and Therapy Plus™ brands. Sock products are also distributed through the Company's exclusive U.S. sock license for the Under Armour® brand, and a wide array of products is also marketed through a global license for the Mossy Oak® brand. The Company sells its products through two primary channels of distribution, namely printwear and retail markets. The Company distributes its products in printwear markets in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America. In retail markets, the Company sells its products to a broad spectrum of retailers primarily in the U.S. and Canada and also manufactures for select leading global athletic and lifestyle consumer brands. Gildan owns and operates vertically-integrated, large-scale manufacturing facilities which are primarily located in Central America, the Caribbean Basin, North America and Bangladesh. These facilities are strategically located to efficiently service the quick replenishment needs of its customers in the printwear and retail markets. Gildan has over 48,000 employees worldwide and is committed to industry-leading labour and environmental practices throughout the Company's supply chain.
GLG Life Tech Corporation (TSX:GLG.TO) is a global leader in the supply of high-purity zero calorie natural sweeteners including stevia and monk fruit extracts used in food and beverages. GLG's vertically integrated operations, which incorporate our Fairness to Farmers program and emphasize sustainability throughout, cover each step in the stevia and monk fruit supply chains including non-GMO seed and seedling breeding, natural propagation, growth and harvest, proprietary extraction and refining, marketing and distribution of the finished products. Additionally, to further meet the varied needs of the food and beverage industry, GLG has launched its Naturals+ product line, enabling it to supply a host of complementary ingredients reliably sourced through its supplier network in China.
GNC Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNC) headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA - is a leading global specialty health, wellness and performance retailer. The Company's foundation is built on 80 years of superior product quality and innovation. GNC connects customers to their best by offering a premium assortment of vitamins, minerals, herbal supplements, diet, sports nutrition and protein products. This assortment features proprietary GNC - including Mega Men®, Ultra Mega®, Total LeanTM, Pro Performance®, Pro Performance® AMP, Beyond Raw®, GNC PuredgeTM, GNC GenetixHD®, Herbal Plus® - and nationally recognized third party brands. GNC's diversified, multi-channel business model generates revenue from product sales through company-owned retail stores, domestic and international franchise activities, third party contract manufacturing, e-commerce and corporate partnerships.
Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NasdaqGS:HAIN) headquartered in Lake Success, NY, is a leading organic and natural products company with operations in North America, Europe and India. Hain Celestial participates in many natural categories with well-known brands that include Celestial Seasonings®, Earth's Best®, Ella's Kitchen®, Terra®, Garden of Eatin'®, Sensible Portions®, Health Valley®, Arrowhead Mills®, MaraNatha®, SunSpire®, DeBoles®, Casbah®, Rudi's Organic Bakery®, Gluten Free Café™, Hain Pure Foods®, Spectrum®, Spectrum Essentials®, Walnut Acres Organic®, Imagine®, Almond Dream®, Rice Dream®, Soy Dream®, WestSoy®, The Greek Gods®, BluePrint®, FreeBird®, Plainville Farms®, Empire Kosher®, Kosher Valley®, Yves Veggie Cuisine®, Europe's Best®, Cully & Sully®, New Covent Garden Soup Co.®, Johnson's Juice Co.®, Farmhouse Fare®, Hartley's®, Sun-Pat®, Gale's®, Robertson's®, Frank Cooper's®, Linda McCartney®, Lima®, Danival®, Natumi®, GG UniqueFiber®, Tilda®, JASON®, Avalon Organics®, Alba Botanica®, Live Clean® and Queen Helene®. Hain Celestial has been providing A Healthier Way of Life™ since 1993.
Healthy Coffee® International, Inc. (OTC:HCEI) is the first company to successfully merge the traditional retail business with direct sales, and is revolutionizing the direct sales industry. Healthy Coffee (R) is the first to market the exclusive Healthy Coffee (R) automatic vending machines to mom and pop stores and businesses as well as the big retail chain stores.
Herborium Group, Inc., (OTC:HBRM) a botanical therapeutics(R) company that develops, license and markets proprietary, botanical based medicinal products to consumers and healthcare professionals. The Company business model focuses on emerging market opportunities spearheaded by the growth of a new market sector located between high-cost, high-risk, ethical pharmaceuticals and commoditized classic nutraceuticals (supplements). The Company uses clinical validation and a proactive regulatory strategy based on the FDA Guidance for Industry: Botanical Drug Products (FDA Guidance 2004) to establish and maintain a differential advantage. Herborium has secured a pipeline of botanical ingredients based products in the areas of dermatological needs, wellness and energy, prostate health, women's health and selected sexual disorders resulting from cardiovascular disease, use of anti-depressants, diabetes, surgical procedures, and other problems. Herborium Group sells its products in the United States, the United Kingdom, and continental Europe through a network of distributors, specialty retailers, and e-commerce. Lasting Energy Natural Food Supplement
Innovative Food Holdings, Inc. (OTC:IVFH) subsidiaries distribute the highest quality, specialty foods to foodservice businesses nationwide and offer freshly prepared meals and ingredients directly to consumers across the country through a proprietary specialty food platform. In the foodservice space, Innovative Food Holdings industry leading specialty food foodservice distribution programs offer over 7,000 specialty food, direct from source, organic, artisanal and gluten free products, which are used on a daily basis by approximately 40,000 of the leading professional chefs across the entire United States. In the direct to consumer channel, The Fresh Diet, Inc. is the nationwide leader in the freshly prepared gourmet meal sector, using the finest specialty ingredients. The meals are delivered directly, from kitchen to doorstep, to consumers in 12 states, 44 metropolitan areas and over 570 cities and towns across the country using the Fresh Diet® platform. The Fresh Diet is a wholly owned subsidiary of Innovative Food Holdings.
J.M. Smucker Co., The (NYSE:SJM) For more than 115 years, The J.M. Smucker Company has been committed to offering consumers quality products that bring families together to share memorable meals and moments. Today, Smucker is a leading marketer and manufacturer of fruit spreads, retail packaged coffee, peanut butter, shortening and oils, ice cream toppings, sweetened condensed milk, and natural foods products in North America. The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth, and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago.
Keurig Green Mountain Inc. (NasdaqGS:GMCR) As a leader in specialty coffee, coffee makers, teas and other beverages, Keurig Green Mountain is recognized for its award-winning beverages, innovative brewing technology, and socially responsible business practices. The Company has inspired consumer passion for its products by revolutionizing beverage preparation at home and in the workplace. Keurig supports local and global communities by investing in sustainably-grown coffee and by its active involvement in a variety of social and environmental projects. By helping consumers drink for themselves, we believe we can brew a better world.
LifeVantage Corporation (NasdaqCM:LFVN) is a science based network marketing company dedicated to visionary science that looks to transform health, wellness and anti-aging internally and externally at the cellular level. The company is the maker of Protandim®, the Nrf2 Synergizer® patented dietary supplement, the TrueScience™ Anti-Aging Skin Care Regimen, Canine Health, and the AXIO™ energy product line. LifeVantage was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Lifeway Foods Inc. (NasdaqGM:LWAY) one of Fortune Small Business' Fastest Growing Companies, is America's leading supplier of the cultured dairy product known as kefir. In addition to its line of drinkable kefir, the company produces a variety of frozen kefir and probiotic cheese products. Lifeway also sells frozen soft serve kefir and kefir smoothies through its Starfruit™ retail stores.
Lululemon Athletica (NasdaqGS:LULU; TSE:LLL.TO) is a yoga-inspired athletic apparel company that creates components for people to live long, healthy and fun lives. By producing products that help keep people active and stress free, lululemon believes that the world will be a better place. Setting the bar in technical fabrics and functional designs, lululemon works with yogis and athletes in local communities for continuous research and product feedback.
Mannatech, Incorporated (NasdaqGS:MTEX) develops high-quality health, weight and fitness, and skin care products that are based on the solid foundation of nutritional science and development standards. Mannatech is dedicated to its platform of Social Entrepreneurship based on the foundation of promoting, aiding and optimizing childhood nutrition where it is needed most around the world. Mannatech's proprietary products are available through independent sales associates around the globe including the United States, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Estonia, Finland, the Republic of Ireland, Czech Republic, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, Namibia, Spain and Hong Kong.
MusclePharm® Corporation (OTC:MSLP) is a scientifically-driven, performance lifestyle company that currently develops, manufactures, markets and distributes branded nutritional supplements. The company offers a complete range of powders, capsules, tablets and gels. Its portfolio of recognized brands, including MusclePharm® Hybrid and Core Series, Arnold Schwarzenegger Series™ and FitMiss™, are marketed and sold in more than 110 countries and available in over 35,000 retail outlets globally. These clinically-proven and scientific nutritional supplements are developed through a six-stage research process utilizing the expertise of leading nutritional scientists, doctors and universities. MusclePharm is the innovator of the sports nutrition industry.
Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (NasdaqGM: NAII) headquartered in San Marcos, California, is a leading formulator, manufacturer and marketer of nutritional supplements and provides strategic partnering services to its customers. Our comprehensive partnership approach offers a wide range of innovative nutritional products and services to our clients including: scientific research, clinical studies, proprietary ingredients, customer-specific nutritional product formulation, product testing and evaluation, marketing management and support, packaging and delivery system design, regulatory review and international product registration assistance.
Naturally Splendid Enterprises Ltd (TSX:NSP.V) has an exclusive licensing agreement to market and distribute, the full complement of patent pending, plant-based omega products created by Boreal Technologies. The products include HempOmega(TM) and H2Omega(TM), as well as the AlgaeOmega(TM) FlaxOmega(TM), CanolaOmega(TM), and ChiaOmega(TM) plant based omega products. These novel products utilize microencapsulation and are available in both a powder format and an aqueous solution for increased flexibility in ingredient applications and stand-alone products. Additionally, the Company has licensed from FSL progressive cannabinoid extraction and formulation technologies including the world's first water soluble cannabinoid patent. Naturally Splendid's 100% owned NATERA(TM) line of hemp-based superfood products are carried nationwide by Canada's leading health food distributors and a network of retail stores across Canada including major retailers and specialty stores. Naturally Splendid's recently rebranded "NATERA(TM)" line of products includes natural and flavored shelled hemp seeds as well as natural and flavored hemp protein powders.
Nature's Sunshine Products (NasdaqCM:NATR) a leading natural health and wellness company, markets and distributes nutritional and personal care products through a global direct sales force of independent Managers, Distributors and customers in more than 40 countries. Nature's Sunshine manufactures most of its products through its own state-of-the-art facilities to ensure its products continue to set the standard for the highest quality, safety and efficacy on the market today. The Company has four reportable business segments that are divided based on the characteristics of their Distributor base, similarities in compensation plans, as well as the internal organization of NSP's officers and their responsibilities (NSP Americas; NSP Russia, Central and Eastern Europe; Synergy WorldWide; and China and New Markets). The Company also supports health and wellness for children around the world through its partnership with the Sunshine Heroes Foundation.
New Leaf Brands, Inc. (OTC:NLEF) is a beverage holding company acquiring brands, distributors and manufacturers within the beverage industry. The Company intends to continue to market its New Leaf branded products, as well as acquire additional regional beverage brands in complementary categories. New Leaf is the Company's flagship brand in the ready to drink lemonade and iced tea category. New Leaf is available in 17 varieties that are all-natural and organically-sweetened, of which six are lemonades varieties. Varieties include white, black, green and blue teas, lemonades and half tea/half lemonade beverages.
NIKE Inc. (NYSE:NKE) based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world's leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly-owned NIKE subsidiaries include Converse Inc., which designs, markets and distributes athletic lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories and Hurley International LLC, which designs, markets and distributes surf and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories.
Nutraceutical International Corp. (NasdaqGS: NUTR) is an integrated manufacturer, marketer, distributor and retailer of branded nutritional supplements and other natural products sold primarily to and through domestic health and natural food stores. Internationally, we market and distribute branded nutritional supplements and other natural products to and through health and natural product distributors and retailers. Our core business strategy is to acquire, integrate and operate businesses in the natural products industry that manufacture, market and distribute branded nutritional supplements. We believe that the consolidation and integration of these acquired businesses provide ongoing financial synergies through increased scale and market penetration, as well as strengthened customer relationships. We manufacture and sell nutritional supplements and other natural products under numerous brands, including Solaray®, KAL®,Nature's Life®, LifeTime®, Natural Balance®, NaturalCare®, Health from the Sun®, Pioneer®, Nutra BioGenesis™, Life-flo®, Organix South®, Heritage Store® and Monarch Nutraceuticals™. We own neighborhood natural food markets, which operate under the trade names The Real Food Company™, Thom's Natural Foods™, Cornucopia Community Market™ and Granola's™. We also own health food stores, which operate under various trade names, including Fresh Vitamins™ and Peachtree Natural Foods®. We manufacture and/or distribute one of the broadest branded product lines in the industry with over 8,000 SKUs, including approximately 800 SKUs exclusively sold internationally. We believe that as a result of our emphasis on innovation, quality, loyalty, education and customer service, our brands are widely recognized in health and natural food stores and among their customers
Nutroganics, Inc (Formerly Microlog-MLOG). (OTC:NUTT) acquires and grows revenue-generating businesses operating in the healthy lifestyle marketplace, and seeks to capitalize on synergies from manufacturing through distribution. Nutroganics owns Silverbow Honey Company, a producer and packager of honey products founded in 1945 and based in Moses Lake, Washington and NuStar Manufacturing, LLC, a Utah based packager of nutritional products and supplements.
Pacifichealth Laboratories Inc. (OTC:PHLI) has been a pioneer in developing nutritional products to enhance health and improve athletic performance. The Company's principal area of focus is sports performance. The Company has been an innovator in developing cutting-edge products that enhance hydration, fueling and muscle recovery. The Company's products are marketed without prior Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval under current regulatory guidelines. The Company has an active nutrition research program and collaborates with leading exercise scientists and nutritionists. The Company markets their products to multiple distribution channels including sports specialty and natural product retailers and chains. The Company also aggressively markets their products through their website.
Pharmacyte Bioetch (OTC:PMCB) (Formerly Nuvilex, Inc) is a clinical stage biotechnology company focused on developing and preparing to commercialize treatments for cancer and diabetes based upon a proprietary cellulose-based live cell encapsulation technology known as Cell-in-a-Box® This unique and patented technology will be used as a platform upon which treatments for several types of cancer, including advanced, inoperable pancreatic cancer, and diabetes are being built. PharmaCyte Biotech's treatment for pancreatic cancer involves low doses of the well-known anticancer prodrug ifosfamide, together with encapsulated live cells, which convert ifosfamide into its active or "cancer-killing" form. These capsules are placed as close to the cancerous tumor as possible to enable the delivery of the highest levels of the cancer-killing drug at the source of the cancer. This "targeted chemotherapy" has proven remarkably effective in past clinical trials. In addition, PharmaCyte Biotech is working towards improving the quality of life for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer and on treatments for other types of solid cancerous tumors. PharmaCyte Biotech is also developing treatments for cancer based upon chemical constituents of marijuana known as cannabinoids. In doing so, PharmaCyte Biotech is examining ways to exploit the benefits of Cell-in-a-Box® technology in optimizing the anticancer effectiveness of cannabinoids, while minimizing or outright eliminating the debilitating side effects usually associated with cancer treatments. This provides PharmaCyte Biotech the rare opportunity to develop "green" approaches to fighting deadly diseases, such as cancer of the pancreas, brain and breast, which affect hundreds of thousands of individuals worldwide every year.
Plandaí Biotechnology, Inc. (OTC:PLPL) and its subsidiaries develop highly bioavailable, phytonutrient rich extracts which are being utilized to deliver a new family of drugs to safely and affordably treat a multitude of diseases and conditions. Plandaí Biotechnology controls every aspect of the process, from growing the raw materials on its farms in South Africa, to producing its proprietary Phytofare™ extracts in-house, allowing the Company to guarantee the continuity of supply as well as quality control throughout the entire process. Targeted industries for the Company's products include beverage, cosmeceutical, wellness, nutriceutical, anti-aging, and pharmaceutical.
Premier Brands Inc. (OTC:BRND) is a consumer goods incubator in the business of creating, acquiring and marketing consumer packaged goods, primarily beverages and nutritional supplements, and selling them into supermarkets, pharmacies and convenience stores. The company's vision is to support social entrepreneurship with new product development, consulting and mentoring. Premier Brands also owns the ZizZazz line of nutraceuticals
Pulse Beverage Corporation, The (OTC:PLSB) is an emerging beverage company that offers a line of great tasting, refreshing, low-calorie natural drinks, including Natural Cabana® Lemonade and Limeade, Natural Cabana® Coconut Water and Pineapple Coconut Water, and PULSE® Heart and Body Health functional beverages. Combining all-natural ingredients, essential vitamins and minerals, Pulse's line of beverages provides consumers with high-quality, healthy alternatives at a reasonable price.
Reliv International (NasdaqGS:RELV) based in Chesterfield, MO, produces nutritional supplements that promote optimal nutrition along with premium skincare products. Reliv supplements address essential nutrition, weight loss, athletic performance, digestive health, women's health, anti-aging and healthy energy. Reliv is the exclusive provider of LunaRich® products, which optimize levels of lunasin, the peptide behind many of soy's health benefits. The company sells its products through an international network marketing system of independent distributors in 15 countries.
RiceBran Technologies (NasdaqCM:RIBT) is a human food ingredient and functional food company focused on the procurement, bio-refining and marketing of numerous products derived from rice bran. RiceBran Technologies has proprietary and patented intellectual property that allows us to convert rice bran, one of the world's most underutilized food sources, into a number of highly nutritious human food ingredient and animal nutrition products. Our target markets are human food ingredients and animal nutrition manufacturers and retailers, as well as natural food, functional food and nutraceutical supplement manufacturers and retailers, both domestically and internationally.
Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NasdaqGS:SFM) is a healthy grocery store offering fresh, natural and organic foods at great prices. We offer a complete shopping experience that includes fresh produce, bulk foods, vitamins and supplements, packaged groceries, meat and seafood, baked goods, dairy products, frozen foods, natural body care and household items catering to consumers' growing interest in health and wellness.
Stevia Corp (OTC:STEV) is a farm management company and healthcare company focused on developing highly nutritional, high value products through proprietary plant breeding (including the stevia plant), excellent agricultural methodologies and innovative post-harvest techniques. Stevia Corp invests in R&D and IP acquisition and manages its own propagation, nursery and plantations as well as provides services to contract growers and other industry growers. Stevia Corp was founded on the principal of implementing socially responsible, sustainable, quality agribusiness solutions to maximize the long-term efficient production of nutritional crops.
SunOpta, Inc (NASDAQGS:STKL; TSX:SOY.TO) is a leading global company focused on organic, non-genetically modified ("non-GMO") and specialty foods. The Company specializes in the sourcing, processing and packaging of organic and non-GMO food products, integrated from seed through packaged products, with a focus on strategic vertically integrated business models. The Company's organic and non-GMO food operations revolve around value-added grain, seed, fruit and vegetable based product offerings, supported by a global sourcing and supply infrastructure.
United Natural Foods Inc. (NasdaqGS:UNFI) carries and distributes more than 80,000 products to more than 40,000 customer locations throughout the United States and Canada. The Company serves a wide variety of retail formats including conventional supermarket chains, natural product superstores, independent retail operators and the food service channel. United Natural Foods, Inc. was ranked by Fortune in 2012 as one of its "Most Admired American Companies," and chosen by Food Logistics Magazine as one of its 2012 Top 20 Green Providers.
WhiteWave Foods Company, The (NYSE:WWAV) a consumer packaged food and beverage company, manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells branded plant-based foods and beverages, salads, fruits and vegetables, coffee creamers and beverages, and dairy products and organic produce in North America and Europe. It operates in three segments: Americas Foods & Beverages, Americas Fresh Foods, and Europe Foods & Beverages. The Americas Foods & Beverages segment offers plant-based foods and beverages, such as soymilk, almond milk, and coconut milk under the Silk and So Delicious brands; dairy products, including Horizon Organic milk, yogurt, cheese, and other dairy products, as well as Horizon branded macaroni and cheese, and snack foods; and coffee creamers and ready-to-drink beverages under the International Delight and LAND O LAKES brands. The Americas Fresh Foods segment provides packaged salad greens, fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, and produce-based snacks under the Earthbound Farm brand. The Europe Foods & Beverages segment offers beverages using soy, almond, coconut, hazelnut, rice, and oat based ingredients under the Alpro and Provamel brands. The company sells its products to grocery stores, mass merchandisers, club stores, convenience stores, and health food stores, as well as various away-from-home channels, including restaurants and foodservice outlets. It markets its products through direct sales force, independent brokers, regional brokers, and distributors, as well as through network of partners
Whole Foods Market Inc. (NasdaqGS:WFM) is the leading retailer of natural and organic foods, the first national "Certified Organic" grocer, and uniquely positioned as America's Healthiest Grocery Store™. The Company currently has 409 stores in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Whole Foods Market has been ranked for 17 consecutive years as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" in America by Fortune magazine.
ZIVO Bioscience, Inc. (OTC:ZIVO) (formerly Health Enhancement Products, Inc.) is a Michigan-based biotech company engaged in the investigation of the health benefits of bioactive compounds derived from its proprietary algal cultures, and the development of natural bioactive compounds for use as dietary
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