All in Healthy Lifestyles


RICHMOND, Va. — A local company making products from superfoods is cultivating quite a following. Health Warrior is one of the fastest growing companies out there and it’s all thanks to an ancient seed.

“You’re no longer a Division I athlete, you are lucky if you squeeze in a 30-minute run,” says Health Warrior CEO Shane Emmett. “You actually have to start paying attention to what you eat if you want to feel good.”

Richmond Times-Dispatch

“'Territory is at the convergence between technology and healthy lifestyles, and we love that,' said Ted Chandler, co-founder and managing director of NRV. 'Territory is right at that inflection point of bringing choice to health-conscious eaters, where they can get delicious meals that are prepared with the knowledge that the ingredients will fit their health objectives.'”

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Food Navigator USA

"After announcing the funding round – supported by London-based Tate & Lyle Ventures, L.A-based PowerPlant Ventures, Virginia-based NRV, and San Francisco-based Blueberry Ventures - Nutriati co-founder Mike Spinelli said the protein had unique functional properties that opened up application opportunities in everything from gluten-free baked goods to meat and dairy alternatives, ice cream and pasta." 

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"As a percentage of the overall grocery retail market, Amazon’s $350m in Q1 grocery sales (annualized – that’s $1.4bn) is pretty small fry. But its mouthwatering 30% year-on year-growth suggests that CPG manufacturers that don’t have a clear strategy for how to engage with Amazon now risk missing out on big opportunities further down the road, says e-commerce data firm One Click Retail."

Food Tech Connect

The food industry needs to step up their game when it comes to innovative new products. Many large food companies today rely heavily on marketing rather than research and development of new products to attract customers. However, this is becoming less effective as the average consumer is rapidly changing. Health Warrior, one of NRV's portfolio companies, is recognized as an innovative food company for its development of unique products, such as Chia Bars, which are one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet.

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Chief executive officers Shane Emmett and Peter Harrison, representing Richmond-area companies Health Warrior and Snagajob, have been announced as Mid-Atlantic region finalists for the 2016 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award.

Emmett founded Health Warrior — a Richmond-based manufacturer of snack bars made from chia seeds — in 2010 along with college friends Dan Gluck and Nick Morris.

PR Newswire

 Health Warrior, a natural food brand with top-selling Chia Bars and Superfood Protein Bars, today announces the launch of its Movement For Good Tour. Created to further the Health Warrior mission to inspire healthy diet and exercise habits, the brand has teamed up with national non-profit KaBOOM!, selected for its dedication to ensuring that all children have the balanced and active play they need to thrive. 

Beginning May 14, the Movement For Good Tour will visit supermarkets across Southern California including Whole Foods Markets, Vons, and Pavilions.