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.
Boulder Brands is the Health & Wellness division of Pinnacle Foods LLC.
Boulder Brands 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® and Gardein® brands for plant-based diets; and EVOL foods for consumers seeking simple and pure ingredients.
The first and only USDA-certified organic meal kit company, Green Chef makes healthy cooking fun, easy, and accessible to chefs of all skill levels. We cut out the shopping and food waste by delivering all you need for quick, nourishing dinners: fresh, organic ingredients and inspired, chef-crafted recipes. We even help with the prep, from chopping up veggies to making sauces and marinades.
Inspired by Boulder’s active, eco-friendly spirit, Green Chef is dedicated to supporting sustainable agriculture and empowering conscious, wholesome living through great food.
Each handpicked ingredient comes from our trusted community of ranchers, farmers, fishermen, and artisans. We offer a wide range of meal plans, from vegetarian to paleo and gluten-free.
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.
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.
As consumers demand a return to real food and beverage products, Kerry is responding with better, more authentic and nutritious taste experiences. We bring to the table our strong food heritage with 40 years of experience, global insights, marketplace knowledge, culinary and applications expertise and unique solutions that meet consumers’ needs. Kerry began as a dairy cooperative in Ireland, committed to producing real and wholesome ingredients. As we’ve grown, we continue to provide solutions that satisfy a fundamental need: to eat, to eat well, and to be healthy.
Kerry’s focus on Taste & Nutrition combines our multi-sensory aroma and texture experience with in-depth knowledge of people, life stage and daily nutritional needs.
By partnering with Kerry, customers are taken on a journey to make food, beverage and pharma products that people enjoy and feel better about. We call this Leading to Better.
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.
to all our sponsors
We’re not just your packaging provider,
we’re your partner in delivering an end-to-end solution for your brand.
From our innovation and insights team to our display and packaging services specialists, we’re able to offer marketing, merchandising and supply-chain assistance to ensure you have the right product, in the right package, at the right place, at the right time.Visit the Website
Sterling-Rice Group was formed in 1984. Having had experience in large, sophisticated packaged goods companies and small, intuitive, entrepreneurial firms, the founders saw value in both approaches. Quaker, Jovan, Celestial Seasonings and Frito-Lay were among the first clients. Today, companies that could go anywhere in the world come to Boulder to work with us.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
Kinneberg Management Group
KMG has tremendous expertise in launching, developing and thoughtfully growing brands at Target and Walmart. Partnering with Brands to navigate the Mass Channel is our core competency. We are particularly focused on the rapidly growing categories within which natural, organic, socially responsible, eco-friendly and other healthy lifestyle products continue to disrupt and gain market share.Visit the Website
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
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
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
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The Gluten Free Media Group
The Gluten Free Media Group is the leading U.S. integrated media company dedicated to promoting the gluten free lifestyle, with a captive audience of more than three million gluten free consumers. We offer marketing solutions through our mobile app, consumer expo tour, websites, e-newsletters, blogger outreach and social media interaction.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
Holland & Hart LLP
Holland & Hart has been a part of the Food & Beverage industry for decades, helping our clients through the entire lifecycle of a company’s growth and with an office at the epicenter of natural and organic products – Boulder, Colorado. We don’t just have “clients” in the Food and Beverage industry — our friends are entrepreneurs alongside you. We get what you’re doing and why you’re doing it. And we’re here to help with practical legal solutions and specialized practices to address niche food and beverage legal needs.
We share the passion you have for your mission, your company, and your unique products. You can review a representative list of some of the folks we have the opportunity to work with at: https://www.hollandhart.com/food-and-beverage.Visit the Website
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
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
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