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Station Cold Brew Coffee eyes expansion into CBD-infused beverages

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Introducing a true ‘plant-based’ addition to your morning routine

Station Cold Brew Coffee Company, pioneers in the cold brew coffee category in Canada, announced today that they are planning to expand their portfolio by introducing a lineup of CBD-infused beverages in partnership with Canada’s largest craft cannabis organization, Pasha Brands Ltd.

The announcement comes in anticipation of April 20th (also referred to as 4/20), which is affectionately known by the cannabis community as a day to celebrate and consume the plant. Station believes it is no coincidence that April 20th also happens to be National Cold Brew Coffee Day and that the pairing of the two is a natural match. Through this move, the Canadian cold brew coffee manufacturer is positioning themselves to capitalize on the infused beverage market, which is set to become legal in Canada this coming October.

“We firmly believe that non-psychoactive cannabis compound cannabidiol (“CBD”) will become a prominent wellness ingredient within the functional beverage space and that coffee is the perfect vehicle to introduce it to consumers,” said Mitchell Stern, Co-Founder & VP Sales & Marketing for Station. “There is a common misconception that CBD will make you sleepy, which isn’t true. The reality is that CBD delivers a calm, clear and focused feeling which can lead to increased productivity. We believe that when paired with the stimulating effects of caffeine, it creates a unique and beautiful balance that is perfect to start your day with.”

Under the new partnership, Pasha Brands will formulate and manufacture CBD-infused beverages for Station Cold Brew Coffee. The Vancouver-based organization boasts an extensive portfolio of craft cannabis brands with proven capabilities in cannabis cultivation, genetic research and development, product, processing, and retail.

“This is a historic time for the cannabis industry in Canada and we’re glad to be at the forefront,” said Patrick Brauckmann, Executive Chairman of Pasha Brands. “With the legalization of recreational cannabis in October 2018, established brands have begun to realize the potential of expanding their businesses through the introduction of cannabis products. We are delighted to work with Station Cold Brew to create high-quality products which are desired in the cannabis community and adhere to Health Canada regulations.”

Station Cold Brew Coffee will be releasing further details on the CBD-infused beverages in the coming months in line with anticipated regulations for edibles & consumables.

About Station Cold Brew Coffee

Station Cold Brew is Canada’s largest dedicated cold brew coffee company and was born to broaden the possibilities of the coffee ritual. SCB is on a mission to handcraft products that sit at the crossroads of quality and convenience and never sacrifice flavour for function. Station is crafted with purpose to fuel every moment without compromise.

Their line-up of all-natural products can be found in over 1500 retail locations across the country.

About Pasha Brands

Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Pasha Brands is a vertically integrated organization that is firmly rooted in BC’s craft cannabis industry, which boasts an international reputation as the home of the world’s finest cannabis. When operating, pre-legalization, the brands under the Pasha Brands portfolio ranked in the top five among revenue-producing cannabis companies in Canada.

With proven capabilities in cannabis cultivation, genetic research and development, product, processing, and retail, Pasha is uniquely positioned in the new legal cannabis market through its network of hundreds of craft cannabis suppliers under the Pasha umbrella.

With its final or late-stage Licenced Producer applicant, Pasha’s subsidiary, BC Craft Supply Co. Ltd. is developing a craft cannabis campus, which is dedicated to bringing craft quality into the newly legal cannabis market in Canada. The LP facility will include a standard cultivation nursery, standard processing facility and an analytical testing laboratory located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. BC Craft Supply Co. Ltd. is driven to assist craft growers in obtaining security clearance and licensing to grow as micro-cultivators, specializing in education and compliance to bring growers into the regulated cannabis supply market.

 

SOURCE: Station Cold Brew Coffee

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Vega Joins IRONMAN ‘Ohana as Title Sponsor of The 2019 IRONMAN World Championship

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2019 Vega IRONMAN World Championship set for Saturday, October 12 in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i

IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Group company, is excited to announce a new partnership with plant-based nutrition brand, Vega, as the title sponsor of the 2019 IRONMAN® World Championship, the most iconic one-day endurance event in the world. As the leader in premium plant-based sport nutrition, Vega joins the IRONMAN `Ohana, fueling athlete recovery with a nutrition system that supports physical performance.

The IRONMAN World Championship is the pinnacle of endurance racing with over 95,000 athletes competing to qualify at more than 40 global IRONMAN® events each year. Athletes who qualify for the 2019 Vega IRONMAN World Championship will be entitled to a special offer on Vega®products. Additionally, Vega® products will be available in the IRONMAN Village, on-course and in the athlete recovery zone at the Vega IRONMAN World Championship on Saturday, October 12, 2019 in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i.

“We are coming off a historic year in Kona that celebrated 40 years of racing in Hawai`i with our largest international field, record-smashing times and unparalleled live coverage. The level of competition rises every year and our IRONMAN athletes are always looking for the best performance nutrition to help them reach top performance. The collaboration with Vega for the IRONMAN World Championship is a perfect fit, bringing a partner dedicated to high performance nutrition that won’t compromise quality,” said Matthieu Van Veen, Chief Revenue Officer for The IRONMAN Group. “Formulated by a professional triathlete, the Vega® product offerings are vast and meet the high standards that top triathletes from around the world expect with everything they do to prepare and compete. We are glad to welcome Vega to our ‘Ohana.”

Vega has been a groundbreaker in the plant-based health and performance products industry since 2001. Vega co-founder Brendan Brazier knew that dialing in his nutrition was the competitive advantage he needed as a professional triathlete. Through trial, error, and experimentation, Brazier developed new products that helped him recover between training sessions better than any supplement he’d tried. Today, Vega has grown to include specialized sport nutrition, providing fueling options for before, during and after workouts or competition.

“We know that nutrition is the key to unlocking athletic excellence and what better way to demonstrate the power of plant-based sport nutrition than at Kona – the pinnacle of endurance sport,” says Samantha Taylor, VP of Marketing, Vega. “While this is a new partnership for us, the synergies between IRONMAN and Vega date back many years when co-founder Brendan Brazier launched Vega at the height of his pro triathlete career. Brendan’s vision for creating a product that enables athletes to feel and perform their best continues to be our driving inspiration today, as more than ever, athletes are looking for a competitive edge in their sport through plant-based nutrition.  Recently having achieved NSF Certified for Sport®, and enhancing our Vega Sport® formulation to better support athlete recovery needs, we continue to innovate to support athlete needs.  We’re honored to be a part of IRONMAN’s ‘Ohana and we’re looking forward to bringing our premium plant-based sport nutrition to those attending this iconic race.”

Two core products in the Vega Sport® line include Premium Protein and Recovery, both of which have no artificial flavors or sweeteners and are NSF Certified for Sport®, Gluten-Free, Vegan Certified and Non-GMO Project Certified.

  • Vega Sport® Premium Protein is formulated to rebuild muscle after a tough workout and is packed with 30 grams of plant-based protein, BCAAs, 2 billion CFU of probiotics (bacillus coagulans), and tart cherry to support recovery.

  • Vega Sport® Recovery is formulated to replenish glycogen stores so that athletes can stay ready for whatever comes next and includes 16 grams of carbohydrates, electrolytes and B vitamins.

The 2019 Vega IRONMAN World Championship will enjoy 20 hours of comprehensive live race day coverage globally via IRONMAN NOW™ on Facebook Watch – www.facebookwatch.com/IRONMANnow and through regional television coverage, including NBC Sports in the United States. Last year’s IRONMAN World Championship live coverage included everything from the early morning body marking to the final hour finish-line celebration and saw nearly 20 million total views on Facebook Watch.

Event information for the 2019 Vega IRONMAN World Championship can be found at www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman/world-championship.aspx. For more information on the IRONMAN brand and global event series, visit www.ironman.com. For more details about Vega and their full product offering, visit www.myvega.com.

 

SOURCE: Vega

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Australian Health Food Company, Norti Nutrition™, Expands In The U.S. Market

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Norti Nutrition specializes in vegan, keto-friendly chocolate bars that prioritize real ingredients and optimize gut-health

Norti Nutrition™ brings craveability to the health-food market with a line of chocolate bars as delicious as they are wholesome. Norti is bringing their products to a wide variety of retailers across the United States, increasing their presence in the health food world

Norti was founded four years ago, with the simple goal of making healthy food that was desirable and accessible across a wide spectrum of diets. All of Norti’s products are naturally vegan and gluten-free, making them extremely allergy friendly. Norti’s genius is in the simplicity of their ingredients.

Norti refuses to use fillers and artificial sweeteners to meet their low-glycemic goals, instead opting for naturally derived xylitol, from birch bark, and monk fruit juice, in line with their mission of maintaining optimal gut-health.

Norti’s specific focus on healthy gut-bacteria sets them apart in the health-food industry.

Gut health is an important aspect of not only physical health, but healthy brain function, giving new meaning to the company’s motto, Eat Norti, Feel Good. The pre and probiotics in Norti’s products activate in the gut to help repopulate the beneficial microorganisms other types of food destroy.  Norti also uses digestive enzymes which extract nutrients from food, so you don’t just get the most of out their products, but optimize your overall gut-environment for future digestion.

In the past, probiotic products were often limited to yogurts and fermented beverages. But Norti’s line of ground-breaking bars defy industry norms by making chocolate bars the new face of healthy snacking. Unlike similar products, Norti neither compromises taste for quality, nor quality for taste. “We want customers to feel indulgent when they eat our products,” says Norti’s Greg Lane “without the guilt!”

Now Norti is poised to enter the U.S. market with its three signature products;
The Norti Performance Bar, a protein-packed crowd-pleaser that contains “all of the good stuff,” like nine grams of hemp protein, pre –  and probiotics and digestive enzymes – and “none of the bad” – this bar is dairy free, gluten free, and sugar free, so you can snack freely.

The Norti Low Carb Bar, offers all the same benefits as its flagship predecessor, but in a keto-friendly package. While Norti’s latest release, Norti Monster Bites, are kid-friendly munchables in a smaller size, ideal for packing with lunch or eating on the go.

Norti brings all the taste-appeal of junk food to the health food market.  Greg Lane describes Norti’s products as, “for anyone that wants to be healthier and feel better. And it tastes amazing.  It is probably the healthiest nutrition bar in the world AND the best tasting.  Now everyone can enjoy true nutrition!”

 

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Our Daily Wines Celebrates 30 Years of Organic Winemaking

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Our Daily Wines is #1 selling organic wine brand in US

Since 1989, Our Daily Wines has been committed to organic, environmentally-friendly winemaking. After 30 years of uncompromising focus, consumers recognize that effort and have made Our Daily the #1 best-selling organic wine brand*. Being certified as USDA Organic, Our Daily Wines has no added preservatives, no detectable sulfites, and are vegan and gluten-free. www.ourdailywines.com

“Our fans choose Our Daily Wines because we are USDA Organic Certified; they appreciate the important distinction that we are an organic wine vs a wine made with organic grapes. This means that not only is our wine made from organic grapes, the wine is produced in a certified organic facility and with certified organic ingredients,” said Natasha Hayes, Vice President of Marketing, WX Brands. “At a time when more and more consumers are looking for organic options, it is nice to offer Our Daily Wines which has been committed to delivering a pure expression of organic wines for over 30 years.”

There’s a lot to love about Our Daily Wines, starting with the USDA Organic Certification. This year, Our Daily is making it easier to spot the USDA Organic Certified logo, moving it center stage on the front label and on the cartons.

USDA Organic Certified
There is a significant difference between wines made with organic grapes and those that are USDA Organic Certified. The former is produced with certified organically-grown grapes. To be USDA Organic Certified -in addition to using organic grapes – the wines are produced in a certified organic winemaking facility and any additional ingredient used is certified organic.

Vegan
Our Daily Wines do not contain any animal-derived ingredients or dairy products. Unlike some conventional wines, Our Daily does not use fining agents such as egg whites, gelatin, casein (a milk derived product) or isinglass (derived from fish) to clarify the wines.

No Detectable Sulfites
Our Daily Wines are among the few commercially available wines that have no detectable sulfites. Sulfites occur naturally in small amounts in wine. Most winemakers add additional sulfites to prevent oxidation and the growth of undesirable yeast or bacteria. Instead of sulfites, the winemaking team at Our Daily uses natural, technologically-advanced techniques to ensure freshness and purity.

Gluten Free
No grain-derived coloring or flavoring are used in Our Daily Wines. They contain no proteins that occur naturally in wheat, rye, barley or other hybrids of these grains.

Our Daily Red Blend and Cabernet Sauvignon are both available nationally with a suggested retail price of $11/750ml. They are part of the WX Brand portfolio of nationally-available wine brands which also includes Bread & Butter Wines, the Jamieson Ranch Vineyards portfolio (Double Lariat, Reata, Whiplash and Light Horse), Chronic Cellars, Jelly Jar and Reckless Love Wines. Established in 1999, WX Brands is currently a top 20 US wine company.

 

SOURCE: Our Daily Wines

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