NEW YORK, NY (June 2, 2015) – AccelFoods, the early-stage investment platform that identifies and partners with the most innovative food and beverage companies coming to market, is pleased to announce a groundbreaking partnership with OTG, the award-winning travel retailer based in New York. This partnership will open the door to AccelFoods’ portfolio company brands, providing them with access to shelf space in many of OTG’s airport venues, including their award winning Cibo Express Gourmet Markets brand. The launch will start in the tri-state area with John F. Kennedy International, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty airports.
The first products to be introduced are New York based Element Snacks, an AccelFoods’ portfolio company becoming known for their decadent chocolate and fruit coated rice and corn cakes, which are healthy, all-natural, and free of GMOs, gluten, cholesterol, and preservatives. Element’s entry into Cibo Express Gourmet Markets marks the beginning of an ongoing partnership between OTG and AccelFoods, laying the groundwork for AccelFoods’ other portfolio companies.
“OTG’s commitment to offering its busy, on-the-go customers access to innovative and high-quality products makes them the perfect partner for AccelFoods” said AccelFoods Co-founder and Managing Partner Jordan Gaspar, adding that “delivering travelers a unique travel experience is what OTG excels at and AccelFoods is thrilled to help curate the food and beverages that create that experience.”
Known throughout the industry for exceptional customer focus and groundbreaking innovation, OTG continuously works with business partners and world-renowned design firms to create atmospheres that transform the architectural space of an airport.OTG has diligently sought the perfect fit for such a partnership, and with AccelFoods, another New York-based company with similar corporate culture and values, the possibilities are truly endless.
ABOUT OTG MANAGEMENT: OTG is an award-winning company, elevating the airport experience with enhanced dining, design and technology in more than 300 restaurants and retail concepts in 11 airports across North America. OTG has been recognized throughout the industry for its exceptional customer focus and groundbreaking innovation. In 2014, it ranked among the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies in Fast Company Magazine. http://otgmanagement.com/
ABOUT ACCELFOODS: AccelFoods is an early-stage investment platform committed to creating outsized returns for founders and investors through an operating team, industry engagement and impact capital. For a full list of AccelFoods’ mentors and key partners, and to keep track of its fourteen portfolio companies, visit the AccelFoods website at http://www.accelfoods.com.