Member Company News

Eco-Packaging, Phat Foods, and Empowering Foods makes Whole Foods Top 10 Food Trends of 2019!

AUSTIN, Texas (Nov. 15, 2018)

Excerpt taken from: https://media.wholefoodsmarket.com/news/whole-foods-market-unveils-top-10-food-trends-for-2019

Today Whole Foods Market’s global buyers and experts revealed the most anticipated and innovative food trends for 2019 in their fourth annual trends predictions announcement. Pacific Rim flavors, eco-conscious packaging, faux meat snacks and new varieties of hemp-infused products are among the food influences expected to take off in the next year.…

Member Alter Eco Receives NBJ Stewardship Award for Full-Circle Sustainability

More congrats are in order for Alter Eco… following its Expo West Nexty Award, the company has been honored by the Nutrition Business Journal this week with its Stewardship Award.

The article mentions the role OSC2 has made in the collaboration and partnership toward addressing what I constantly refer to as the “Achilles Hell of the packaging industry” and it also educates the reader regarding the importance and challenges in addressing packaging.…

OSC2 at SoCap and Esca Bona

Headed to SoCap or Esca Bona this year?
Come see some of our OSC2 members in action!

SoCap Panels
Collaborating: A Coalition for Sustainable Food Systems
With Lara Dickinson/OSC2 and Jeanne Cloutier/Alter Eco Foods
Date: October 9, 2015
Time: 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Location: Fort Mason Center, BATS! Theater

The Soil Will Save Us: Carbon Sequestration and Building a Soil Fund
Date: October 9, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Fort Mason Center, 210C

Transportation fuels aren’t the biggest culprit in climate change; manufactured fertilizers, animal feedlot operations and Industrial Ag give off far more greenhouse gases.…

Alter Eco compostable wrappers featured in Fast Company

Fast Company
Now you can do good for your body and the planet at the same time! 

Did you know that Alter Eco‘s silky smooth, decadently rich chocolate truffles are wrapped in a revolutionary compostable wrapper? Made of a non-GMO, plant-based material derived from eucalyptus and birch, these colorful little wrappers can be buried in your backyard or compost bin and will completely disappear in about six weeks.

Fair Trade Federation Follow Up

FTF 2015 Photo
Pictured (left to right)  Frederick Schilling, Ahmed Rahim, Edouard Rollet, and Chris Mann

March 25, 2015
Lara Dickinson

Four OSC2 CEO’s/Leaders spoke today on what’s next in Fair Trade at the Fair Trade Federation in Dana Point.
As labels have proliferated and the words “fair trade” and “organic” are used by many different businesses, fully committed fair traders are asking, “What’s Next?…

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!

Check out these exciting career opportunities with our OSC2 member companies – stay tuned for more!

AlterEco
 Alter Eco Job Openings
OPERATIONS & FINANCE
VP OF OPERATIONS San Francisco, CA
SALES
MARKETING
GRAPHIC DESIGNER San Francisco, CA
Guayaki logo
 Guayaki Job Openings
ACCOUNTING
ACCOUNTING CLERK Sebastapol, CA, United States
OPERATIONS
R&D PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Sebastapol, CA, United States
ASSISTANT CONTROLLER Sebastapol, CA, United States
Nutiva
Nutiva Job Openings
ACCOUNTING
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE SPECIALIST Richmond, CA, United States
SENIOR ACCOUNTANT Richmond, CA, United States
OPERATIONS
PRODUCTION MATERIALS SUPPLIER Richmond, CA, United States
PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR Richmond, CA, United States
VICE PRESIDENT OPERATIONS Richmond, CA, United States
SALES
DIRECTOR OF SALES – MIDWEST Remote, United States
TERRITORY SALES REPRESENTATIVE – MID-ATLANTIC Remote, United States
TERRITORY SALES REPRESENTATIVE – NEW ENGLAND Remote, United States

Numi Tea kicks off H2OPE on Giving Tuesday!

Join Numi Tea on December 2 as they raise money for charity: water.

“While we are fortunate and grateful to have access to clean, safe drinking water, almost 1 billion people on the plaey live without this basic human right. Share how water touches your life and why you are grateful for it by taking a picutre and posting it to Twitter and/or Instagram with hashtag #4H2OPE.…

Numi Tea Brings Fair Trade to Madagascan Turmeric Farmers

TurmericFieldsOfGold_IngredientsThis is part of a series on “The Future of Fair Trade,” written with the support of Fair Trade USA. A 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, Fair Trade USA is the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States. To follow along with the rest of the series, click here.

By Brian Durkee of Numi Organic Tea

A member of the ginger family, turmeric has caught the attention of wellness practitioners and health enthusiasts for centuries.…

Happy Family testing next hypothesis…

Entrepreneur – Impact Investing
BY JESSICA POTHERING
Writer, ImpactAlpha.com

Shazi Visram and Jessica Rolph launched Happy Family on Mothers’ Day in 2006 with the mission of making organic, nutrient-rich baby food widely available and affordable.

Now mothers themselves, Visram and Rolph gave a Mothers’ Day present to investors last year: the announcement that Happy Family was being acquired by French food giant Danone, reportedly, for more than $250 million for 92 percent of the company.