All in Healthy Lifestyles

Eater DC

"At a time when demand for Eric Adjepong’s cooking has never been higher, it’s been nearly impossible for the average person to taste it. That has changed — at least for a few weeks — because the Top Chef star has collaborated with workout warrior-targeted delivery service Territory Foods to sell containers of roasted chicken jollof rice across in all of the company’s four markets."

Food + Tech Connect

"Building a supply chain for under utilized crops is complicated. It takes building trust with farmers, distribution infrastructure and consumer demand, all while navigating crop cycles, consistency, cost and fair trade practices..Casey Emmett, director of strategic sales at Health Warrior (recently acquired by PepsiCo) [on] how the chia brand built its initial supply chain for the crop, which at the time was under utilized."

WRIC

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.