Mamma Chia is a conscious and sustainable company with a mission to share the magic of chia through delicious, high-quality, organic chia-based foods and beverages. Founded in 2009, Mamma Chia is a category innovator and maker of the first-to-market chia beverage, as well as the organic Chia Squeeze Vitality Snack.
Episode 83 features an interview with Adnan Durrani, the founder and CEO of Saffron Road. We also speak with Neel Premkumar, the founder and CEO of Dyla Brands. And in Elevator Talk, we chat it up with BJ Mccaslin and Jason Trawick, the co-founders of Minute Mixology. This episode is presented by Sovereign Flavors.
Mehmood Khan joins Indigo Ag board of directors; Val Stalowir begins as new CEO of Reed's following founder's resignation; Mamma Chia hires new sales SVP; Mark Ellis moves on to next project with Rally; Caribou Coffee announces new CEO and President
Gary Hirshberg, the co-founder and chairman of dairy company Stonyfield Farm and a highly influential figure in the organic food movement, shares war stories ranging from the company’s pastoral beginnings, to its decade-long struggle for financing, and on to its eventual sale, mining them for wisdom that will resonate with any food and beverage professional.
San Francisco-based agency Guru, a purpose-driven creative agency, has been chosen as Agency of Record (AOR) for family-owned and operated dairy Clover Sonoma and organic beverage and family-owned and operated snack company Mamma Chia. Guru will serve as AOR for both companies, with responsibility for delivering creative work in the U.S., spanning brand activation, digital, broadcast and print.
In addition to creating the first-to-market chia beverage in 2009, Mamma Chia also established National Chia Day (March 23) last year. Mamma Chia is commemorating the day this year by donating to a special cause that supports sustainability.
Sparkling Ice maker Talking Rain has announced the hire of Brian Kuz as its new CMO. Kuz’s career spans over 30 years with CPG companies. Kuz was most recently the Global Head of Trade Marketing and Insights at Red Bull GmbH in Austria.
Beginning this week at Mamma Chia is Lance Dermeik, who has come aboard as the company's new vice president of operations. Dermeik joins Mamma Chia, a maker of chia-based beverages and snacks, after eight years at Hain Celestial as director of contract manufacturing where he oversaw operations on more than 40 contract manufacturers and 15 natural and organic brands.
"At Mamma Chia, we celebrate the Magic of Chia every day and are delighted to see this nutritional powerhouse receive this recognition," said Janie Hoffman, Mamma Chia founder and chief executive officer.
In a video interview filmed at the 2015 NACS show, Matt Buckley, Mamma Chia's senior vice president of sales and marketing, discussed the company’s foray into convenience stores, noting that the retailing channel may offer access to millennial consumers.
Boasting higher fiber and protein counts than current green beverages on the market, Mamma Chia founder and CEO Janie Hoffman believes that the four-SKU line has the potential to “evolve the greens category in a way that we haven’t seen.”
CARLSBAD, Calif. — Mamma Chia, the organic food and beverage company that created the chia beverage category, announces the expansion of its signature Mamma Chia vitality beverages and their recently launched Chia Squeeze™ vitality snacks into several national chains, as well as launching in Canada and establishing its first online sales channels. This growth comes on the cusp of Natural Products EXPO East (September 25-28), …
$50,000 to be awarded for outstanding leadership in the local food movement
BONSALL, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)—Mamma Chia, the organic food and beverage company that originated the chia beverage category, announces the Mamma Chia Entrepreneur of the Year Award to be presented at the fourth annual Slow Money National Gathering in Boulder, Colorado on April 30. A founding member of Slow Money,