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Each day at 5 p.m. we collect the five top food and supplement headlines of the day, making it easy for you to catch up on today's most important natural products industry news.

Pilotworks, a WeWork for food entrepreneurs, is taking its commercial kitchens national

A company building shared commercial kitchens across the country has $13 million in new funding from investors including Techstars and Campbell Soup’s venture fund, Acre Venture Partners. Pilotworks hopes to make it easier for food entrepreneurs to start businesses by providing up-to-code kitchens equipped with the necessary tools and features, plus scheduling software and an online community for members. Read more at CNBC…

 

How this prenatal vitamin startup has achieved fast-paced growth

Supplement brand Premama was born out of a trip that then-Brown University student Dan Aziz took to Whole Foods in 2010 to research what kinds of supplements customers wanted but weren’t finding. Several told him they wanted prenatal pills that weren’t so hard to swallow and weren’t so hard on the stomach. He continued doing research on the prenatal supplement market and decided to launch a company to offer prenatal pill alternatives including gummies and drink powders. Today, Premama has eight SKUs and five more in the works, and its sales have grown more than 500 percent over the last three years. It closed a series B earlier this year and is focused on growing its presence online. Read more at Rhode Island Inno…

 

Skyr retells its story via innovative packaging

Chobani isn’t the only yogurt company rebranding. Icelandic Provisions, which has helped popularize the Icelandic cultured dairy product skyr in the U.S., has redesigned its packaging with a whimsical look and a recyclable PP cup. Read more at Packaging Digest…

 

American farm towns, with changing priorities, reject industrial agriculture

Residents of a small town in Kansas are protesting Tyson Foods’ plans to build a chicken processing facility south of town. They’re concerned about groundwater pollution, infrastructure and smells, for starters. Other rural towns have turned away meat plants recently, too, including Mason City, Iowa, and Port Arthur, Texas. Read more at WSJ…

 

Everyone’s favorite CBD maker just launched a line of topicals

The Stanley Brothers, one of the leading CBD supplement brands, has a new line of hemp-infused skin care products including a cream and balm. Read more at Mind Body Green… 

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