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This week: Door to Door Organics brings on new CEO | Organic Valley expands grass-fed yogurt line

New product launches, certifications, hires and appointments, and other natural products company news this week.

Organic Valley is adding two new flavors to its 100 percent grass-fed yogurt line. Beginning in July, Black Cherry and Peach Grassmilk Yogurt will be available in single-serve cups. These will complement the current lineup of Strawberry, Wild Blueberry, Plain and Vanilla flavors. The two new flavors feature organic black cherries from Oregon and organic peaches from California, and they boast 6 grams of protein per serving, naturally occurring calcium, higher levels of beneficial omega-3 and CLA fatty acids, and live probiotic cultures. 

E-commerce veteran Mike Demko is the new CEO of natural and organic delivery service Door to Door Organics, replacing interim CEO Stefan Pepe, who was recently named chairman of the board. Demko has extensive experience leading successful marketing and operations teams at companies such as FreshDirect and Priceline. He will direct the company to its next level of sustainable growth as it delivers an online grocery experience to consumers in 17 states and Washington D.C.

Enzymotec, developer of innovative bio-active lipid-based nutritional ingredients and medical foods, announced the launch of K•Real Gold, its next generation krill oil product. K•Real Gold is immediately available for purchase and represents the first launch in a line of new krill oil products that are under development. It is rich in beneficial omega-3 fatty acids and astaxanthin.

To address the challenge of protein bars experiencing textural deterioration as they sit on the shelf, Arla Foods Ingredients has developed Nutrilac PB-8420, a whey protein that it says enables protein bars to retain a chewy texture for 12 months in ambient storage conditions. It will be unveiled at IFT17 Food Expo in Las Vegas.

Natrol targets the brain health market with its new Cognium supplement. It's formulated using a unique protein found in silk as its active ingredient. This protein has been used safely in Eastern medicine for hundreds of years and is backed by nine clinical studies. 

New, non-aerosol herb, vinegar and spice spray from Red Oak Foods' Simply Beyond brand infuse meals with intensely aromatic organic extracts, all without chemicals, wastage or tedious preparation. The family of certified organic spray-on products include: Spray-on Herbs, Organic Fruit Vinegars and Spray-on Spice. The herb and spice sprays maintain their pure, natural flavors by containing only concentrated essential oils and organic non-GMO canola oil. The fruit vinegars are also made naturally, with Italian-crafted vinegar and organic pomegranate or cranberry juice. All the sprays are delivered via an innovative, two-year shelf-stable, non-aerosol system that protects the liquids from any air contact and flavor deterioration.

Algatech is opening Algatech Inc., a New York City-based subsidiary created to serve its customers in the North American market. The company is appointing Ken Seguine to lead the new operation. Algatech’s expansion into the U.S. will accelerate development of the growing market in North America for its leading microalgae ingredient brand, AstaPure, as well as new microalgae sources in the pipeline.

Firmenich announced that it is acquiring Agilex Fragrances, a leading fragrance company in North America serving mid-sized customers. Headquartered in Piscataway, New Jersey, Agilex Fragrances is recognized for its impressive track record in designing creative fragrances, as well as its industry-leading supply chain with best-in-class speed-to-market. Furthering its operational excellence, the group recently launched a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing center in Somerset County, New Jersey, with highly automated and flexible processes.

Arjuna Natural Extracts Ltd. announces the opening of its new sales office in Dallas to better serve its North American customers and bring its new natural preservatives line to the U.S.

Cascadia Managing Brands, a brand management and consulting firm in the beverage industry, is launching Genuine Coconut Water—organic and raw coconut water with easy opening system that allows for it to be consumed anywhere, straight from its natural container, the coconut.The system is made with a unique ring made by recycled coconut husk fiber and natural resin.

Aker BioMarine, a biotech innovator and Antarctic krill harvesting company dedicated to improving human and planetary health, has been named Norway's most innovative company by Innovasjonsmagasinet, Norway’s leading innovation magazine.

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