Sial 2020

Sial 2020 in Paris

We’re looking forward to attending SIAL 2020 in Paris. It’s only appropriate that a city, and a country, that serves as such an inspiration to the food world would play host to this trade show held October 18-22. We can’t wait to discover the latest trends and newest innovations and, of course, meeting the people behind them.

See You at Expo East ’20

Expo East 2020

New location! New products!

With the cancellation of Expo West in March, we’re expecting Expo East to be bursting with lots of new and exciting products and innovations! We can’t wait to walk the floors September 22-26 and check out all the new location, Philadelphia, has to offer. Hope to see you there!

Fancy Food Summer ’19

The Summer Fancy Food Show is the largest specialty food industry event in North America and the premier showcase for industry innovation. Industry innovation? Well, then you knew we weren’t going to miss that!

We’re excited to attend this exciting trade show June 23-25 in New York City. We’ll also be hosting a happy hour on Monday, June 24, from 5:30 – 8:00pm at Hudson Terrace, 621 West 46th Street.

Find out all about the event here and hope to see you in NYC!

 

It’s Expo West time again!

We’re always excited to take a break from the Minneapolis winter and head to sunny Anaheim, California for Expo West May 5-9.

With so many new brands and innovative products to explore, we’ll be walking the floor and soaking it all in.

We’ll also be hosting a happy hour networking event on Wednesday, March 6 at the House of Blues.

Hope to see you in California!

Fancy Food Winter ’19

Thankful for a break from the Minnesota temperatures, we’re headed to San Francisco for the Winter Fancy Food Show January 13-15. We’ll be walking the floor in search of innovative and fresh new products and also hosting a happy hour on Monday, January 14th at the Tabletop Tap House from 5:30-7:30 pm. Hope to see you there!

Project Nosh ’18

It’s time for Project Nosh again and we couldn’t be more excited. We’re proud to be a sponsor of this super-summit for the natural and organic food industries in Santa Monica November 29 and 30. There’s a great lineup of speakers and our own Pete Speranza will be a judge at the Pitch Slam on Friday. It’s two days filled with education as well as great networking and we hope to see you there!

30I Inc’s Newest Partner: GoodBelly Probiotics

301 Inc. is proud to welcome their newest partner, GoodBelly Probiotics. Colorado-based NextFoods is the parent company.

GoodBelly is known for its probiotic juices and shots but has been looking to expand into new products, such as bars and General Mills can offer the experience and know-how of managing brands such as Nature Valley bars and Annie’s Homegrown snacks.

“This is a significant area we believe is going to grow rapidly,” said John Haugen, vice president and general manager of 301.

Bars might just be the first of new products to come as hinted by Alan Murray, GoodBelly CEO, saying, “”We have a whole wave of innovation in the pipeline.”

You can read the entire article here.

301 at Expo West ’18

It’s time for one of our favorite shows of the year – Expo West – May 7-11 in sunny Anaheim, California.

As always we’re on the lookout for new companies and products so we’ll be walking the floor in search of those pushing the innovative envelope.

We’ll also be hosting another happy hour networking event this year on Thursday, March 8 from 5-8pm at the Hard Rock Café.

The energy and enthusiasm for the organic and natural industries is always electrifying at this show and we can’t wait to soak it all up. Hope to see you there!

30I Inc’s Newest Partner: Urban Remedy

Urban Remedy announced it had closed a $17 million round of capital, with General Mills’ venture arm, 301 INC, leading the round. While the road ahead may be more complicated for a fresh focused business, CEO Paul Coletta says the company is ready to grow.

“Having a partner that’s aligned with us not just on the values of the company but also in the vision of how we want to grow it, [was] huge for us,” said Urban Remedy’s CEO, Paul Coletta.

Urban Remedy has 13 freestanding stores in the Bay Area as well as kiosks in 30 California Whole Foods locations. They also offer direct delivery to your door through their website.

“This [investment] is a continuation of a strategy that we’ve been on for a long time, and that is consumers are looking for fresh, closer to source, closer to whole foods. They are continually redefining health and healthful eating experiences,” says John Haugen, VP and General Manager of 301.

The new capital will go towards expanding Urban Remedy’s staff and investing in new equipment as well as supporting their plans to open 60 new kiosks in Whole Foods and expanding into a new market in 2018.

Read the entire story here.

Project Nosh ’17

We’re headed to sunny Santa Monica for the 2017 Project Nosh on November 30. We’re proud to be a sponsor for this one day, super-summit for the natural and organic food industries. There’s a great lineup of speakers as well as the Pitch Slam, now in it’s 3rd year and always a favorite. There’s also an education “bootcamp” and loads of great networking to be done. Hope to see you there!

From their website, “Project NOSH covers the world of entrepreneurial packaged food companies and services that are expanding rapidly due to interest in Natural, Organic, Sustainable and Healthy (NOSH) products and businesses. The growth of these kinds of products has created an ecosystem of entrepreneurs, consumers, suppliers, employees, distributors, retailers, investors, regulators, and service providers: The goal of Project NOSH is to become the leading source of informed, comprehensive coverage and context in regard to this growing community of businesses and the larger trends affecting it, both internally and externally. Project NOSH is a product of BevNET.com, Inc., which offers, through products in a variety of media, the best, most comprehensive forum for news coverage, expertise, partnership and support for all members of the beverage community.”