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NEWS

Expo East 2021: Buying Audience is Expected to be Strong

A New Hope Network survey conducted in May shows that over 80% of past Expo East attendees are likely to attend the show in Philadelphia this year. In a typical year there is relatively little overlap in the buyer audience between Expo West and Expo East (on average 20% attend both). This year, with Expo West going virtual, New Hope is expecting considerably more Expo West attendees to make the trip East. The survey shows that over 67% of past Expo West attendees are likely to attend the show in Philadelphia this year.
 
Expo East Attendee Registration opens up on 6/3. Any booth inquiries, please contact your Account Manager here.

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Good Karma Foods Launches New Plantmilk

Boulder-based Good Karma Foods, a brand offering plant-based milk and dairy alternatives, recently announced the launch of Plantmilk. A blend of oat, flax and peas, Plantmilk is a new kind of milk that combines plant-based ingredients to deliver the creaminess and nutrition non-dairy milk consumers desire. Looking to accelerate growth in the year ahead, Good Karma also celebrates the rollout of a brand refresh, a new direct-to-consumer website and an expanded leadership team.

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Hershey Acquires Lily's Sweets

The Hershey Company announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Lily's, the Boulder-based, better-for-you confectionery brand. Lily's low-sugar products include dark and milk chocolate style bars, baking chips, peanut butter cups and other confection products that fit Hershey's multi-pronged better-for-you snacking strategy. Lily's will add a key better-for-you confection brand to Hershey's portfolio of iconic chocolate and candy favorites.

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Purely Elizabeth Launches New Podcast, Live Purely

Host Elizabeth Stein is the founder of Boulder-based Purely Elizabeth, a leading health food company featuring clean, wholesome products. On the show, Elizabeth chats candidly with inspirational experts on such topics as health and wellness, gratitude, mindfulness, and career advice, to inspire you to thrive on your wellness journey.

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Boulder Start-up Haevn Announces New Job Creation Program

Founded by Jane Miller, CEO of Lily’s, along with Watson Institute graduates Misa Grenier and Justin Simpkins, Haevn is helping next generation leaders find experience, develop skills, and build community. Haevn is interested in identifying a short-term project within your company that could be completed by a team of diverse interns (social media, data and trend identification, operational support) in a micro-internship. Haven sources these students from CU Boulder, pays them (making these interns free to the participating companies), and completely manages the entire project. Visit their website to learn more about how you can apply to become an intern or host an internship.

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Congratulations to These Nexty Award-Winning Naturally Boulder Members!

Best New Mission-Based Product
Pastificio Boulder
Organic Heritage Grains Casarecce Craft Pasta
* Look out for them in our upcoming Shoots Showcase Sampler boxes!

Best New Meat Alternative or Dairy Alternative
The Jackfruit Company
Jack & Annie's Savory Breakfast Jack Sausage Patties

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NEW! Members-Only Slack Community

If you’re a Naturally Boulder member with the desire to connect with others like you from Boulder and beyond, join us!

Spinster Sisters Recognized with Supplier of the Year Award from Whole Foods Market 

Golden, CO-based natural skincare company Spinster Sisters has been recognized by Whole Foods Market as a winner of the grocer’s ninth-annual Supplier Awards, taking home the honor of Supplier of the Year, Rocky Mountain Region. The Whole Foods Market Supplier Awards distinguish 42 companies that raised the bar in 2020, including local, regional and national brands across all product categories.

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Colorado-made Core and Rind Launches Nationwide with Sprouts

Core and Rind, the makers of dairy-free cashew cheese, is excited to announce the launch of their national expansion into 364 Sprouts Farmers Market locations. The selection will include all three plant-based flavors of Cashew Cheesy Sauce — Sharp & Tangy, Bold & Spicy and Rich & Smoky. All Core and Rind flavors are available on shelves and retail for $9.99.

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Max Mallow Rolling Out In 1,700 Walmart Stores June 1

After winning NOSH Pitch Slam 7 in December 2019, Max Mallow debuted in the Walmart innovation set in 2020. Max Mallow proved to be a best-selling niche product and will now find a permanent location in Walmart confections.

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Events

Better For You Trends with Naturally Chicago

NETWORKING NIGHT

JUNE 14, 2021 at 3:30 PM MDT
What’s currently trending under the umbrella of “better for you”? What is the future of food in the natural and organic products industry? What emerging hot products caught your attention recently? Learn from trend experts Andrew Henkel, Senior Vice President of Growth Solutions at SPINS, and Blake Mitchell, Principal of Interact, then join rotating discussion groups focused on evolving trends with members of Naturally Boulder and Naturally Chicago. This interactive session will be a great opportunity to learn from and connect with industry leaders and trend-spotters from these two great food cities.

Early registration (before 5:00 p.m. MDT Monday, June 7, 2021):
Members: free
Non-members: $15 (plus $2.25 ticketing fee)

Late registration (5:01 p.m. MDT Monday June 7 – 2:30 p.m. MDT Monday, June 14, 2021):
Members: $5
Non-members: $20 (plus $2.25 ticketing fee)

MEMBER REGISTRATION
NON-MEMBER REGISTRATION

PSST... WE'LL BE ANNOUCING OUR FIRST IN-PERSON EVENT OF THE YEAR NEXT WEEK!

MEMBERS-ONLY NETWORKING MORNING MINGLE

JULY 1, 2021 at 8:30 AM MDT
We're finalizing the details for our first in-person event this year, exclusively for Naturally Boulder members!

Members — visit naturallyboulder.org/events and check your inbox on next Wednesday, June 9 for all the info and to register. Capacity will be limited and we expect this event to sell out fast!

Not a member? Join or renew today for access to events like this throughout the year.

 NATURALLY NETWORK EVENTS 


June 25, 2021 8:00 AM MDT
Office Hours: Start Up Lessons Learned
Community Events

Compass Coffee Talk: Regenerative Agriculture Meets Wall Street

June 16, 2021 at 9:30 AM MDT

Get the latest dirt on why soil is the future. Hear from rePlant Capital’s Co-founder and Managing Director Robyn O’Brien, alongside finance expert Pam Shepherd, Managing Director, Manna Tree Partners, on the next Compass Coffee Talk.

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Future Food-Tech Alternative Proteins Summit

June 22-23, 2021

The Future Food-Tech Alternative Proteins Summit will unite global food industry leaders to map out the future of protein. With discussions centered around plant-based, cell-based, and microbial fermentation, the summit will deep-dive into transformative alternative protein technologies and offer unrivalled networking to unlock partnerships.

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Culinary Institute of America's Menus of Change Leadership Summit


June 22-24, 2021
 

Jeffrey Sachs, PhD, Professor and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, will be joining the Menus of Change® Leadership Summit: Virtual Edition, June 22–24, to provide his insights on how building sustainability into your business benefits your guests, the planet, and most importantly, your bottom line.

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FEATURED JOB LISTINGS


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Graphic Designer at Planterra Foods

Brand Manager at Wild Planet Foods

Sr. Packaging Engineer at Ripple Foods

View and post open roles at naturallyboulder.org/jobs


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