CHICAGO, IL (October 20, 2022) – The Emerging Brands Alliance, an organization dedicated to helping new brands scale manufacturing, has recently announced the finalists for the 2022 Emerging Brands Grants. The Alliance will distribute $60,000 in grant funding to the emerging brands community this year, where some of the most inventive new consumer packaged goods are originating. With a focus on customer engagement, these products often leverage shopper trends and values – such as organic ingredients, sustainable sourcing or environmentally-minded packaging – as a way to differentiate in the crowded CPG marketplace.
More than 400 companies applied for a 2022 Emerging Brands Grant. Among the entries were manufacturers of plant-based snacks, ethnic street food, better-for-you alternatives to traditional desserts, beverages with superfruits and prebiotics, as well as mission-based brands that promote compostable packaging, saving bees, charitable donations and more.
The 2022 grant finalists are:
All Y'alls Foods
Annie's Ginger Elixir
Blind Tiger LLC
Bread SRSLY LLC
Chagit Products, Inc.
Chasin' Dreams Farm
Crave Natural, Inc. dba Yishi Foods
Cupid Cheesecake (Freezcake)
Eat Your Greens LLC., DBA Red Belly Honey & Rbel Bee Sweets
EATABLE FOODS INC.
Else Nutrition USA Inc.
FIELD + FARMER
Go Energy Foods, Inc.
Good Beverage LLC dba heywell
Green Slice Foods LLC
Healthy Oceans Seafood Company, Inc.
Latin Goodness Foods
Lil' Gourmets, LLC
ONO Protein Oats
Panco Foods Inc.
Perfect Life Nutrition
Queen of Hearts Superfoods
Route66 International Inc
Small Batch Organics
Smart Cookie Barkery
SOCIAL Sparkling Water and Wine
TCC BRANDS Inc.
The Only Bean LLC
Trident Coffee Roasters
TRUE SALT LLC
WAJU Water (Blue Yonder Brands Inc.)
Wonderlab Doozy Inc.
Xoca World Ltd.
Grant award winners will be announced at the Emerging Brands Summit, October 23 in Chicago. One $20,000 grant will be distributed to each of three categories: certified minority or women-owned companies; self-manufacturing companies; and all eligible companies.
Comments Kim Overstreet, Director of the Emerging Brands Alliance, “We were thrilled with the response to our call for entries, and equally impressed with the quality. The product and packaging innovation among our finalists is exceptional, and we can’t wait to share details at the Emerging Brands Summit.”
The Emerging Brands Alliance draws on the editorial knowledge of PMMI Media Group, a market-leading B2B media company that produces information for packaging, processing, and automation decision makers. Additional support is provided by PMMI, the Association for Packaging & Processing Technologies, and other industry partners. The Alliance offers year-round education, community support and business growth opportunities to help advance growing CPG companies.
The Emerging Brands Summit is produced by PMMI Media Group and will take place October 23, the first day of PACK EXPO International at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Program and registration information is available at emergingbrandssummit.com.
About the Emerging Brands Alliance
The Emerging Brands Alliance provides year-round education, resources, and growth opportunities for brands looking to scale operations. The EBA is intended to be a community where member brand owners can ask questions, network with each other, find educational content and news, and take advantage of resources such as the ‘ask an expert’ forum, co-manufacturers/co-packagers or machinery and materials suppliers' directories, and much more. Membership is free, and attendees to the EBA events and grant applicants are automatically enrolled.
Learn more at EmergingBrandsAlliance.org
About the Emerging Brands Summit
The Emerging Brands Summit will take place in tandem with the PACK EXPO International trade show. Registration for the Emerging Brands Summit is within the PACK EXPO International registration site. By purchasing a registration for the Emerging Brands Summit, attendees will automatically receive a complimentary registration for PACK EXPO International and can attend all four days of the trade show (Oct. 23 -26).
To learn more and to register, visit EmergingBrandsSummit.com.
About PMMI Media Group
PMMI Media Group is a market leading B2B media company that produces information for packaging, processing, and automation professionals, bringing together solution providers and end-users and facilitating connectivity throughout the supply chain. Its world class media brands —Packaging World, ProFood World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, OEM, and Mundo PMMI—are proven leaders in covering this diverse and dynamic marketplace, and its digital products incorporate leading edge media technologies to deliver informed, actionable business intelligence to the industry.
PMMI Media Group is owned by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, a trade association representing more than 950 North American manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, components, and materials as well as providers of related equipment and services to the packaging and processing industry.
Learn more at PMMIMediaGroup.com