Flow Water Inc. has received its announced its official designation as a Certified B Corporation. Certified by global movement B Lab, Flow Water, which produces a naturally alkaline spring water, is being recognized as meeting the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability.
Flow originates in a company-owned artesian spring in Bruce County, Ontario, where it naturally collects healthy, essential minerals that give the water electrolytes for optimal hydration and an alkaline pH of 8.1 to keep acid levels in check. With no industrial processing and thus all-natural filtering, Flow’s water source goes straight from the earth into the pack. Packaged in an eco-friendly, non-PET and BPA-free, paperboard Tetra Pak carton, Flow has one of the lowest carbon footprint containers in the industry – 100 percent recyclable and up to 70 percent renewable.
“Receiving B Corp Certification further solidifies Flow Water as the environmental leader in the premium water category,” says Flow CEO and Founder Nicholas Reichenbach. “We’re extremely proud to receive this ethical seal of approval from B Lab, and to be recognized for Flow’s eco-innovation and practices.”
B Lab reviews all parts of a company’s business practices, including sustainability, labour practices, and philanthropy. Only 2,297 corporations worldwide have received B Corp certification to date, with Flow Water Inc. being the first Canadian company in the water industry, and one of only a few globally.
Flow is sold at retailers across North America, Including at Whole Foods across the USA, Gelson’s, Harmon’s, Natural Grocers/Vitamin Cottage, Earth Fare, Central Market, Jewel Osco, Safeway, Kowalski’s, Bristol Farms, and direct to consumer through Amazon. Flow is also available at strategic boutique fitness studios across North America and by milkman-style delivery in an eco-friendly electric vehicle through its direct service in select cities. Consumers can order and find more information about Flow Water at flowwater.com.
Hilary’s, which makes foods from real ingredients that are free from common allergens, has introduced Millet Medleys, a new line that offers a flavorful and clean twist on traditional rice pilaf, packaged in convenient microwaveable pouches. On display at Natural Products Expo East in September, Hilary’s Millet Medleys come in four versatile and savory flavors: Traditional Herb, Golden Curry, Savory Mushroom and Fresh Greek, and are perfect as a bowl base, side dish or meal starter. The new heat-and-eat medleys are rolling out now nationwide.
“We were inspired to create this line because of the powerful and nourishing benefits of millet, which is also naturally gluten-free,” said Becky Harpstrite, Vice President of Marketing at Hilary’s. “Millet’s higher protein content, sustainable growing methods and alkaline properties make it the perfect base for a variety of flavor profiles and recipes, allowing us to infuse bold flavors with clean ingredients. With fresh, on-trend and mouthwatering flavors, our Millet Medleys are a tasty, free-from option in the frozen aisle. They’re perfect for busy consumers who want convenience, whether they’re clean eaters or have special dietary needs.”
Millet Medleys are made with a harmonious blend of ancient grain millet, extra virgin olive oil, organic vegetables and protein-rich pulses. They can be heated and served for a plant-based side dish or meal that’s ready in minutes. Millet is a hot trending ingredient, known for its high fiber and alkaline properties, in addition to being a drought resistant crop. Like all Hilary’s products, Millet Medleys are free from common allergens, including wheat, dairy, eggs, soy, nuts, sesame and corn. They are vegan, USDA Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified and certified gluten free.
The Traditional Herb Millet Medley offers a combination of carrots, peas and white beans along with parsley and thyme, while Golden Curry Millet Medley has a warm mixture of lentils, peas and golden raisins seasoned with turmeric and cayenne. Savory Mushroom Millet Medley offers up the earthy, comforting tastes of mushrooms, herbs and roasted vegetables, while the Fresh Greek Millet Medley’s garbanzo beans, Kalamata olives, red onion and sun-dried tomatoes accented with parsley and mint provide an authentic taste of Greece.
Hilary’s new Millet Medleys are available at conventional and natural grocery stores nationwide and in Canada, as well as online for a suggested retail price of $4.99 per package.
Bare Snacks® is fueling shoppers’ seasonal-flavored snack obsession this fall with the limited edition launch of bare® Pie Spice Apple Chips. bare’s newest product offers a classic blend of apple pie spices in a simply baked real fruit snack for the ultimate guilt-free indulgence. Bare Pie Spice Apple Chips will be available in select grocers beginning in September with a retail price of $3.99 for a 3.4-ounce bag.
“Shoppers prove year-over-year that they crave the rich flavors of fall, and we’re thrilled to spice up the snack aisle with the flavors of a timeless fall comfort food in a better-for-you snack,” said Santosh Padki, CEO at Bare Snacks. “Our original baked crunchy apple chips have long been the leading choice for snackers who demand simple ingredients, and our new Pie Spice Apple Chips fulfill that ‘less is more’ promise by satisfying cravings for seasonal holiday flavors without the junk.”
Bare Pie Spice Apple Chips are made from fresh apples that are sliced thin and slow-baked with a fragrant blend of cinnamon, allspice, cloves and a dash of sea salt for the perfect crunchy autumn snack. Containing only five simple ingredients, the new snack is Non-GMO Project Verified, gluten free, fat free and a good source of fiber. Shoppers can also snack happy knowing bare Pie Spice Apple Chips contain no oil, preservatives or added sugar.
Bare Pie Spice Apple Chips join the brand’s existing portfolio of baked crunchy fruit chips, including bare Apple Chips, Coconut Chips, Banana Chips and new Chia Coconut Bites. Like all bare snacks, the new variety is baked, never fried, to deliver a crave-ably crunchy snack with the nutritious goodness of real fruit.