Welcome to Ardent Mills, a new company, born from two industry pioneers, ConAgra Mills and Horizon Milling.
A company dedicated to helping you grow in a challenging marketplace.
A company that offers the industry’s broadest range of flours, mixes, blends and specialty products, customized to meet your needs and backed by unrivaled technical support, customer service and the supply assurance of a coast-to-coast network. Ardent Mills’ operations and services are supported by more than 40 flour mills and bakery-mix facilities along with a specialty bakery and Mobile Innovation Center, all located in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.
Justin’s makes naturally delicious, high-quality nut butters, nut butter snacks and organic peanut butter cups that deliver great taste, unique texture and convenient nutrition.
Our products are made with common sense. A sense that cooking in small batches ensures higher quality. That selectively choosing fine, naturally delicious ingredients creates better tasting products. And no matter their size, companies should always be grateful to their customers, employees and community.
Established in 2004 in the home kitchen of Justin Gold, Justin’s supports an on-the-go lifestyle and strives to make a difference everywhere, basing its values on four fundamental pillars: Nourish, Nurture, Inspire and Educate.
The Charlotte’s Web purpose is simple: to better the planet and the people living upon it. We endeavor upon this quest to pioneer a better future for those seeking peace—in mind, body, and soul.
We understand that is a lofty goal. But this is our work.
That’s why we are a leader in the industry in product quality, safety, and consistency. Our high-quality hemp extract harnesses powerful botanical benefits. We simply serve as nature’s stewards.
Our field is the science of botanics, and unlocking their power is our focus. To that end, our mission remains at the core of everything we do: improve lives, naturally.
New Hope Network
The New Hope Network is at the forefront of the healthy lifestyle products industry.
With solutions for the complete supply chain from manufacturers, retailers/distributors, service providers and ingredient suppliers, the network offers a robust portfolio of content, events, data, research and consultative services.
Through its mission to grow healthy markets, the New Hope Network helps businesses identify the people, products, partnerships and trends that create opportunities to bring more health to people.
Udi’s Gluten Free
In 2008, Udi’s made the first loaf of gluten-free bread at their bakery cafes in Colorado. In just a few years, Udi’s has become the #1 gluten-free brand in America.
Our mission is to provide you with the best gluten-free food on the planet.
Udi’s is committed to making delicious food that just happens to be gluten free, because we believe you shouldn’t have to compromise on taste to live a gluten free lifestyle.
Danone North America
Danone North America is a leading consumer packaged food and beverage company that is focused on providing innovative, great-tasting food and beverage choices that meet consumers increasing desire for nutritious, flavorful, convenient, and responsibly-produced products.
Danone North America is creating a new kind of food company, one that is driving the high-growth, on-trend food categories that consumers love, and working toward a better tomorrow at the same time.
Danone North America’s widely-recognized, leading brands distributed in North America include Silk®, So Delicious® and Vega™ plant-based foods and beverages, Horizon Organic® and Wallaby Organic premium dairy products and Earthbound Farm® organic salads, fruits and vegetables, International Delight® and LAND O LAKES® coffee creamers and beverages.
Back to Nature
Since 1960 Back to Nature® has been creating delicious and flavorful recipes inspired by nature. We carefully select our ingredients to create great-tasting products that you can enjoy all day long. Our mission is to provide everyday foods that are simply delicious, simply good.
Back to Nature has achieved Non-GMO Project Verification on over 70 products since we began the process back in January 2015. Back to Nature’s Non-GMO verified products are produced in compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard.
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ONE Brands proves that guilt-free indulgence is possible. ONE Brands delivers anytime, anywhere protein bars that prove great taste and good health are not mutually exclusive. Each ONE bar is packed with 20 grams of protein and only ONE gram of sugar and comes in decadent, crave-worthy flavors. ONE is committed to offering exceptional taste, superior texture, and functionality—no compromises. Congratulations, You’ve Found The ONE.Visit the Website
Ballard Spahr LLP
Ballard Spahr LLP, an AmLaw 100 law firm with more than 650 lawyers in 15 U.S. offices, serves clients across industry sectors in litigation, transactions, and regulatory compliance. We partner with clients—from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, governments, and non-profit organizations—to deliver the strategic counsel, powerful advocacy, and dynamic thinking that helps them overcome challenges, protect what’s important, and position themselves for future success. The firm combines a comprehensive scope of practice with strong regional market knowledge. And we are nationally recognized in the development and use of innovative technology to drive efficiency, transparency, and results. Please visit www.ballardspahr.com.Visit the Website
1908 Brands manufactures, manages, and markets a family of natural product brands including Boulder Clean, Thrive Tribe Snacks, Fruitivity Snacks, Yummari, and Schultz’s Gourmet. We envision a world of trusted products that inspire happiness by adapting with the ever-changing needs of our planet and people. At our core, we are environmentalists. We are driven to create quality, trusted products that adapt with the ever-changing needs of our planet and people. We reject the idea that safer, healthier products must come with a sacrifice and proudly disrupt markets that have poor environmental and health impacts.Visit the Website
Madhava clean & simple brings the goodness of nature and benefits of science together to your table. We source products from pristine regions around the world and choose only ingredients that test highest for purity. All of our products are tested for over 130 harmful environmental and industrial contaminants and toxins. Our thorough standards have earned us awards from the Clean Label Project, including the highest honor in purity. At Madhava, we’re happy to raise the bar of what should be expected from your food.Visit the Website
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Faegre Baker Daniels has been a part of the Boulder community since 2002. With approximately 15 lawyers practicing in our Boulder office, we are one of the few AmLaw 100 law firms with a dedicated presence in the community.Visit the Website
It was 2009 and the ice cream aisle was seriously lacking in great tasting, better-for-you dessert options. Using the creamy goodness of Greek yogurt we introduced Yasso, mouthwatering indulgent desserts that taste as good as your ice cream shop favorites but with nutritional benefits that allow you to enjoy anytime, anywhere.Visit the Website
With over 24 million consumer downloads, Ibotta is the largest and fastest growing mobile shopping application in CPG, retail, and mobile commerce. Ibotta partners with the world’s leading brands to generate incremental purchases in a 100% pay for performance model. Ibotta is holistically different from a legacy coupon in that we are 100% mobile, we deliver brand engagement versus a simple margin giveaway, and brands only pay Ibotta when a verified sale happens at retail.Visit the Website
The sweet brown flavoring specialists at PROVA have been providing food and beverage companies with natural, organic and Fair Trade certified flavors and extracts for more than 70 years. To produce our extracts, we source only the finest quality vanilla beans, cocoa beans and coffee beans from global suppliers who share our commitment to sustainable practices. Our sweet brown epicurean flavors range from almond to zabaglione and include numerous varieties of traditional favorites such as caramel, maple and honey.Visit the Website
Yum Love More
We are a boutique experiential marketing agency that utilizes insight-based strategy to reach and engage natural consumers while they pursue their lifestyle passions. Connecting your brand and products with a consumer’s lifestyle passion and driving trial motivates them to purchase and share experiences as advocates. We create customized experiential sampling solutions for each client with seamlessly integrated marketing disciplines to ensure a better business outcome. We share a common passion to build brand advocacy for companies we believe in and take our craft very seriously.
From innovative ideas to onsite activation, we are always focused on delivering turnkey, flawless execution. Services include:
Guerilla Street Teams
noosa yoghurt offers a unique combination of sweet and tart taste plus a thick, velvety texture, unlike any other yoghurt on the market today. It’s made in small batches on a family farm in Colorado with wholesome ingredients: fresh whole milk from happy cows, all natural fruit purees, and a touch of wildflower honey.Visit the Website
At Alfalfa’s Markets, it is our mission to serve, educate and inspire our customers through our tireless support of local, organic and innovative food, wellness products and culinary creations. Alfalfa’s is a marketplace where products that are good for people, for producers, and the planet are celebrated. At Alfalfa’s, all are welcome and community is embraced. We have remained true to our Core Beliefs since the day we opened our doors in 1979. We believe in supporting organic, serving with passion, behaving ethically, supporting our community, and embracing change.Visit the Website
Redzone Production System
At Redzone we take a systematic approach to improving productivity & food safety, using easy to deploy social technology combined with coaching. Built for food, beverage & CPG companies, our capabilities provide real-time, plant wide visibility into key metrics such as OEE with integrated food safety/quality management in a single platform. By leveraging next generation consumer style mobile technology, the system goes live in 1 week with minimal training, empowering the shop floor and wider workforce with real-time manufacturing intelligence. Redzone benchmarked its 1st 400 deployments and demonstrated an average 13.3% productivity improvement in 90 days; the equivalent to $612k in annualized cost savings.Visit the Website
The Wells Fargo Food & Beverage Finance Group, is a national team of experts with dedicated focus on the Food & Beverage industry. This team possesses vast experience and deep industry knowledge of what is important to our customers.Visit the Website
Noble Adventures Pet Innovations, LLC
Noble Adventures Pet Innovations, LLC is a small-yet-mighty offshoot from Purina with the mission to explore the frontier of what’s next in pet food. We’re doing things differently, and seek to share and learn as an active part of this vibrant natural products community. As the first step in our effort, we launched Honestly Bare in 2017, an honest and uncomplicated dog food which uses high quality ingredients with purposefully simple recipes.Visit the Website
New Nexus Group
Nexus means connection… and the focal point of importance. Our goal is to get you connected to the people and organizations who can help you grow your business and meet your goals. Specifically, we are Consumer Packaged Goods experts skilled at working with Walmart Inc. We focus on value creation through analytics, strategic initiatives and partnerships. We are employee-owned, community and family-oriented, and we care about what you care about. With New Nexus Group, you’ll have a true partner for navigating the retail space at the world’s largest retailer.Visit the Website
mindsightmindsight is a consumer and brand research firm that helps leading companies both big and small see inside the minds of their consumers so they know how to grow. Through smart thinking, proven tools, and a good measure of fun, we provide both clarity and value that you won’t expect.Visit the Website
Vermilion is a 25-person, full-spectrum integrated design and interactive agency. For nearly 30 years, Vermilion has been providing distinctive and effective solutions to a wide range of clients. While we have obtained awards and recognition for our strategic and creative products, we are most proud of our partnerships with clients who are making this a better world.Visit the Website
William Blair & Company
William Blair’s consumer and retail investment banking team is a global advisor to leading providers of specialty food and beverage and consumer product companies. With extensive experience in business financings, merger-and-acquisitions, and initial public offerings, our team has advised companies like yours through more than 30 transactions in the past five years.
A number of our clients actively participate in Naturally Boulder events and value our expertise in the better-for-you space. More than one-third of our M&A transactions are cross-border—a testament to our vast network of worldwide relationships—and approximately 80% of our sell-side engagements are sold to strategic buyers. Learn about trends shaping the deal-making landscape in Food for Thought, our quarterly perspective on the food and beverage industry.Visit the Website
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