Red Mango, the fastest-growing retailer of all-natural nonfat frozen yogurt, and Ganeden Biotech, the largest seller of over-the-counter probiotics in the U.S., are recipients of a SupplySide Scientific Excellence Award for their collaboration and introduction of Red Mango's Probiotic Iced Teas. The award, which recognizes a leading ingredient supplier with a consumer packaged goods manufacturer for delivering an innovative product, will be presented at SupplySide West, on Friday, Nov. 13, at The Venetian & The Sands in Las Vegas.
"This is a huge honor as we push the boundaries to deliver health, taste and style to consumers across the country with the very best products in the industry," said Dan Kim, president and CEO of Red Mango. "Adding our line of probiotic iced teas to the menu was a natural extension to our popular all-natural frozen yogurt flavors and another easy way for customers to stay healthy."
Red Mango was the first retailer to offer made-to-order iced teas fortified with probiotics, which debuted in July of 2009. The company introduced three flavors: Lemonocity(TM), Mysteaque(TM) and Fanteasia(TM), each incorporating GanedenBC30(R), a patented strain of probiotic shown to help support the immune system and regulate the digestive system.
"Ganeden is thrilled to share this award with Red Mango," added Mike Bush, vice president of business development for Ganeden Biotech. "The probiotic iced teas developed in conjunction with Red Mango are a great step forward for probiotic delivery in a product that is widely consumed. We believe that it is important for consumers to integrate probiotic products into their everyday lives without having to add new habits or new products into their daily rituals. For iced tea drinkers, this innovation is a huge leap forward."
About Red Mango:
Red Mango, the fastest-growing retailer of all-natural nonfat frozen yogurt, opened its first U.S. store in July 2007 in Los Angeles and has since celebrated almost 60 store openings across Arizona, California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Utah, and Washington. Red Mango received Nation's Restaurant News' 2009 "Hot Concepts!" award and has been named the best frozen yogurt in Seattle, Las Vegas, Chicago, Utah and New York by independent publications. Headquartered in Dallas, Red Mango serves uniquely delicious frozen yogurt that is all-natural, nonfat, gluten-free and packed with beneficial live and active probiotic cultures that support a healthy immune and digestive system. Red Mango's frozen yogurt has been certified by the National Yogurt Association's Live and Active Culture Seal for meeting the required criteria for healthy frozen yogurt. Additionally, Red Mango recently introduced the first iced teas fortified with probiotics.
Red Mango's investors include CIC Advantage Holdings, LLC, a holding company formed by CIC Partners and leading retail restaurant operators to invest in and add value to multi unit retail companies. For more information about Red Mango, please visit www.redmangousa.com. For franchising information, please visit www.redmangofranchising.com or call 214-871-6865.
About Ganeden Biotech:
Founded in 1997, Ganeden Biotech, Inc. is based in Cleveland, Ohio and is the largest seller of over-the-counter probiotics in the U.S. through its Digestive Advantage(R) and Sustenex(R) brands. It also licenses its patented probiotic bacteria, GanedenBC30, for use in commercial food and beverage applications, medical foods, nutraceuticals and in animal health industries. GanedenBC30 is self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) by an independent panel of experts assembled to assess its safety in use as a food ingredient. For information about GanedenBC30, visit www.ganedenbc30.com and for licensing information, visit www.ganedenlabs.com.