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Investments & Acquisitions

NextFoods Merges Dairy-Free Probiotic Brand GoodBelly with Cherry Juice Innovator Cheribundi

NextFoods, a leader in the US functional food and beverage industry, announces it is merging dairy-free probiotic brand GoodBelly with sports nutrition innovator Cheribundi. NextFoods says the merger will bring together two high-growth companies to focus on expanding strategic channels to propel them to the forefront of whole foods-based nutrition.  As part of the merger, Marcel Bens, current CEO of Cheribundi, will also assume the role of NextFoods CEO. NextFoods notes that both companies will retain separate branding and audiences.  Good Belly produces a line of probiotic-infused juices, shots and supplements created to support gut health. Unlike many probiotic beverages, its fruit-based JuiceDrinks are completely dairy-free. GoodBelly’s product portfolio can be found at 20,000 major retail locations across the US, and is also available on …


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Food & Beverage

$2.5 Million Injection from Müller and Other Investors For Yofix Plantbased Probiotic Yogurts

Dairy alternative producer Yofix Probiotics, Ltd., has successfully closed a series-A round of investment from investors including Müller Ventures, AG; the French Bel Group; and LionTree Partners LLC, based in the US. The total amount $2.5M will leverage global expansion of its portfolio of award-winning plant-based yogurts.


Sheryl Kesey Thompson, Co-owner/VP Marketing of Springfield Creamery


Nancy’s Probiotic Foods: “Committed to the Belief That Everyone Needs Probiotics Daily in Their Diet”

Eugene, Oregon-based, Springfield Creamery, producer of Nancy’s Probiotic Foods, is a family-owned and operated company. Founded in 1960, the Creamery has three generations working side by side every day. Long respected as a food innovator, it was the first company in the US to add live probiotics to yogurt almost 50 years ago.  


Lavva CEO & Founder, Elizabeth Fisher

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Lavva: “We Work Closely With Our Growers to Ensure Ongoing Sustainable Harvesting”

When the founders of Lavva had been looking for a plant-based yogurt which did not taste like an alternative to dairy, their search came back empty. So they decided to create their own; as an “alternative to the alternatives”, Lavva yogurt is formed from the nutritious pili nut which creates a texture as rich as any dairy product.