Alter Eco coconut clusters

This week: Alter Eco enters snack category | Just Water becomes B Corp certified

A roundup of new product launches, certifications, personnel moves, accolades and other natural products company news this week.

Just water has received B Corporation certification just two years after the company's launch. "Just has forged a new path around sustainable packaging and equitable sourcing, but B Corp provides a recognized and respected affirmation of that foundation," said CEO Ira Laufer. The brand sources 100 percent spring water in an equitable partnership with the town of Glens Falls, New York, paying a premium for the water which supports the local community. The Just water bottle is paper-based, a fully recyclable carton made from 82 percent renewable resources.

Shazi Visram, CEO of Happy Family Organics, announced she is transitioning from her role and passing the torch to current Senior Vice President of Business Development Anne Laraway in January. Visram will remain in place as "Chairmom" of the board and chief visionary. 

Alter Eco, which this week also announced its acquisition by NextWorld Evergreen, has entered the snacking category with a new line of Dark Chocolate Coconut Clusters in three varieties: Original, Cherry + Almond Butter and Seeds + Salt. The decadent treats that combine salty-sweet ribbons of toasted coconut and Alter Eco’s signature 70 percent Ecuadorian chocolate, with 5 to 6 grams of sugar per serving. The new snacks are also vegan, paleo-friendly and contain premium ingredients ranging from coconut oil to organic dark chocolate. 

Memory with Cognizin Citicoline is a new brain health supplement from Oxylent designed to support natural energy and cognitive function for everyday tasks. On top of the clinically studied nutrient Cognizin, Memory also includes phosphatidyl choline, huperzine A, yerba maté, gingko biloba and green tea leaf.

Reviva Labs is ending the year by introducing five new charcoal products. Reviva's charcoal line consists of Bamboo Charcoal Pore Minimizing Mask, which cleanses and exfoliates; Bamboo Charcoal Pore Minimizing Cleansing Gel for gentle deep cleansing; Coconut Charcoal and White Lava Body Wash for all-over body cleansing; Coconut Charcoal Moisturizing Day Crème to soothe, firm, and tone; and Activated Charcoal Time Release Night Crème, which offers the detoxifying benefits of charcoal together with the healing benefits of tea tree and more.

Maker of gluten-free crackers, flatbreads and pizza, Absolutely Gluten Free announced via press release the launch of a 100-calorie, grab-and-go sesame seed snack bar. TahiniBAR is certified OU Kosher and dairy-free.

The Plant Based Foods Association has a new membership opportunity for investment firms to support the growing plant-based industry. Ten investment firms have already signed on as founding members, including Blue Horizon, EverHope Capital, Green Monday, Hummingbird Brands, JMK Consumer Growth Partners, Lyra Growth Partners, New Crop Capital, Stray Dog Capital, VegInvest, and the team of Nicole Brodeur and Alex Payne.

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