FDBusiness.com

PepsiCo Reveals the 10 Finalists Joining its 2018 Nutrition Greenhouse Programme

 Breaking News
  • Discovery, Plant-Based and Alternatives Lead the Top Ten Trends For 2019 Targeting increasingly adventurous consumers, set on new discoveries and experiences, will be key to developments in the food and beverage industry in 2019. The connected world has led consumers of all ages to become more knowledgeable of other cultures, contributing to 35 percent growth of “discovery” claims, when comparing 2017 and 2016 new product launch [...]...
  • Pearse Lyons Brewery to Open New Facility at Historic Irish Site Alltech Beverage Division Ireland (ABDI) has made an announcement about the planned opening of a new brewery at the historic site of the old MacArdle Moore Brewery in Dundalk. The new Pearse Lyons Brewery will incorporate the relocation of the Station Works Brewery in Newry, which was acquired by the late Dr. Pearse Lyons in [...]...
  • WRAP Comes Up With Winning Formula to Tackle Milk Waste A new report from the UK’s leading sustainability experts WRAP shows for the first time the scale of milk wastes across the food chain, from processing to our homes, and highlights ways we can significantly reduce the 330,000 tonnes of total milk lost each year, worth more than £150 million. Milk waste in the home is [...]...
  • Samworth Brothers Launches New Fitness-focused Ready Meal Range With Innovative Identity by Brandon Leading British food manufacturer Samworth Brothers is launching a ground-breaking range of ready meals to appeal to everyday athletes, with brand identity and packaging by design consultancy Brandon. Responding to an increasing consumer demand for healthier convenience options, the meals, which come in three variants – Cajun Chicken, Turmeric Chicken and Pad Thai Chicken – are [...]...
  • Premier Foods Shows Resilience Premier Foods has reported a 1.3% increase in group revenue to £358.0 million and a 6.2% rise in trading profit to £51.0 million for the 26 weeks ended 29 September 2018. The group’s largest brand, Mr Kipling, was key to this growth following an excellent consumer response to its relaunch in the UK with revenues [...]...

PepsiCo Reveals the 10 Finalists Joining its 2018 Nutrition Greenhouse Programme

PepsiCo Reveals the 10 Finalists Joining its 2018 Nutrition Greenhouse Programme
July 18
10:17 2018

PepsiCo has announced the 10 entrepreneurs that will form the second class of its health and wellness incubator in Europe. First launched in 2017 to support the next generation of food and beverage entrepreneurs, the PepsiCo Nutrition Greenhouse programme offers each of the 10 participating companies a €20,000 grant, and access to PepsiCo mentors and experts to take their business to the next level.

The 10 start-ups, one of whom will receive an additional €100,000 at the end of the programme, are:

  • A1C Foods (Ramat Gan, Israel) Low-carbohydrate food products, such as chocolate, bread and ice cream, using a formula designed to lower the glycemic index without use of artificial sweeteners.  https://a1cfoods.co.il/
  • Agrasys (Barcelona, Spain) The company behind Tritordeum – a Mediterranean cereal made from a combination of durum wheat and a wild barley, with nutritional and agronomic benefits that is suitable for a wide range of cereal-based foods and beverages. http://www.agrasys.es/en/
  • Gryö (Paris, France) Organic snacks made with alternative proteins – including algae and plant-based proteins. http://gryo-bars.com/
  • Le Petit Béret (Béziers, France) Non-alcoholic wine produced without fermentation, preservatives or sulphites. Developed in partnership with agri-food research institutes and leading wine sommelier, Dominique Laporte. http://www.lepetitberet.com/en/
  • Nibble Protein (London, UK) High protein, gluten and dairy free bites made with less sugar, suitable for vegan and diabetic diets. https://www.nibbleprotein.com/
  • Revolicious (London, UK) Ready-to-eat dairy and gluten free smoothie bowls, made with a 100% natural ingredient base of coconut milk, banana and flax seeds – blended with fruits and vegetables. http://www.revolicious.com/
  • Rokit Pods (SCEV) (Oxfordshire, UK) Organic, vegan-friendly drinks capsules compatible with a range of well-known coffee machines, containing on-trend ingredients including matcha, yerba mate, ginseng, maca and goji berry. https://rokitpods.com/
  • The Sprouted Grain Company (Ramat Gan, Israel) Nutritionally superior, easy-to-digest whole grains, legumes, flours, nuts and seeds, with exceptionally long shelf life.http://www.sproutedgrainco.com
  • Welldrinks (Sofia, Bulgaria) qwell is a new brand of functional beverages, made by combining hydrolyzed collagen with vitamins and minerals for smart, healthier hydration. http://feel-qwell.com/en/
  • Yofix (Ashdod, Israel) Clean-label vegan and soy-free fermented dairy alternatives. https://www.yofix.co.il/

The PepsiCo Nutrition Greenhouse (www.nutritiongreenhouse.com) returned for its second year in June 2018 and focuses on nutrition food and beverage products aimed at European consumers with sales of €5 million or less. This year’s finalists were chosen based on their product quality and positioning, focus on health and wellness and scalable business model.

As well as receiving an initial €20,000 grant, the 10 companies will collaborate with functional and brand experts from some of PepsiCo’s leading brands to help them achieve accelerated growth. The programme includes a dedicated schedule of in-person workshops and virtual training, designed to address critical early-stage business issues and overcome immediate market challenges.

The company that demonstrates the most scalable and sustainable market approach by the end of the programme, will be awarded a €100,000 prize to continue its expansion.

The Nutrition Greenhouse programme is part of PepsiCo’s commitment to open innovation and to collaborating with the food and beverage changemakers of the future. Senior Director of Innovation, PepsiCo Europe & Sub-Saharan Africa, and leader of the programme, David Schwartz, comments: “I’m delighted to welcome all 10 of these exciting businesses to our programme. Last year’s class of finalists really proved their potential, so we can’t wait to see how we can help deliver a step change for the industry with our 2018 class. The Nutrition Greenhouse incubator is an important initiative for PepsiCo, as we continue to build on our 20-plus year legacy of anticipating and adapting to changes in the way consumers view nutrition and health and wellness. Together with the entire Greenhouse team, we’re confident we can drive another successful year of sustainable growth for 10 new breakthrough brands, harnessing the power of convenient, nutritious products in the process.”

About Author

mike

mike

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • November 21, 2018expoSE European Asparagus and Strawberry Fair
  • November 27, 2018Health Ingredients Europe
  • November 28, 2018FOOD & LIFE
  • December 3, 2018P&P 2018
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber





Subscribe Here



Advertisements