GeniusCentral now offers BuyIQ, a mobile multi-vendor ordering system designed specifically for the natural products industry. Without any syncing or waiting, retailers can scan items in the middle of their store aisles with the BuyIQ device, send them right to the BuyingGenius online management portal, then review and submit orders from over 850 vendor catalogues. BuyIQ has a per-seat, per-month fee.
Ragbags are a line of compostable bags designed to be repurposed for use as a dish rag, hand towel, or napkin. They are sturdy, biodegradable and made with bio-based materials. They are certified by the Biodegradable Products Institute for compostability in industrial facilities. Also available are Cotton Ragbags made from 15% recycled cotton from t-shirt trimmings.
Vitamix’s new S50 blender is a powerful, personal-size blender featuring two pre-programmed settings (for Smoothies and Power Blends) and an automatic shut-off feature. The blender also offers Variable Speed Control and Pulse functions. It is small enough to use on the go to make 20-oz blends housed in an insulated container.
The Honest Kitchen has a line of pet food, base mixes, treats and supplements. For cats and dogs, flavors include turkey, chicken, beef, duck or fish and contain 20–30% protein and 8–18% fat. These human-grade products come in either a two-, four- or 10-pound box.
A new juicer model is now offered by Tribest. At only 57 RPM, the Solostar 4 has 20% more torque while using 10% less electricity than its predecessor. It has a sleek modern design and smaller footprint as well. The dual-stage extraction process crushes and presses produce for maximum yield. The parts in contact with food are made from BPA- and BPS-free materials, so exposure to harmful chemicals is not an issue.
Planglow USA combines portability with sustainability in its new 8-oz Hot Cup and 8-oz Soup Container. Designed for the “grab and go” food service industry, these containers and lids are made from 100% compostable and biodegradable materials sourced from renewable plantations. These containers also have insulating properties.
U•Konserve expanded its line of reusable and environmentally friendly food storage items. The additions include Glass with Silicone Sleeve Protection, which are leak proof and usable in the dishwasher and microwave, and the Neon Collection, which includes stainless steel containers, reusable snack bags and sustainable bamboo utensils.
New from Simply Soap Berry is Simply Soap Berry Natural Detergent. This detergent uses a natural, ultra-concentrated, plant-based formulation derived from Himalayan soapberries to get rid of grime and stains while being sustainable and safe. The detergent is also non-GMO, hypoallergenic and biodegradable. Each 32-oz bottle provides up to 128 loads. Simple Soap Berry Baby is also available, adding aloe vera to the formula for a gentler mix.
The DaoNow vacuum-insulated stainless steel tea tumbler is hand-crafted and designed with a ceramic liner. The vacuum insulation keeps tea at steeping temperature for hours to maximize the tea’s medicinal benefits. Includes a leak-proof screw lid for car and travel and fits all cupholder sizes. The container has a capacity of 11 oz and a loose tea strainer is included.