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Sustainability / Environment

Hope and Sesame Expands at Kroger, Becomes ‘World’s First’ Upcycled Certified Plant Milk Brand

The Planting Hope Company, maker of Hope and Sesame, announces it has become the ‘world’s first’ plant milk brand to earn Upcycled Food Association (UFA) certification for its organic sesamemilk. The company is also expanding its distribution with Kroger, America’s largest grocery chain, to introduce Hope & Sesame’s new 48 oz refrigerated bottles.  According to Planting Hope, The Upcycled Certified Program is the world’s first third-party certification program designed for upcycled ingredients and products. To qualify for designation, products must be made with surplus food or food by-products and contain at least 10% upcycled ingredients. Companies must also have verifiable supply chains and demonstrate a positive impact on the environment.  Made from the byproducts of sesame seed oil production, Hope and Sesame’s milk provides 8 …


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Products & Launches

Hope and Sesame Launches Sesamemilk at Top Canadian Natural Retailers and Amazon.ca

The Planting Hope Company announces Hope and Seasame Sesamemilk is now available to Canadian consumers on Amazon.ca, as well as in leading natural grocery stores nationwide. The launch expands Hope and Sesame’s distribution across Canada, including at key retailers in Quebec, British Columbia and Ontario.  On Amazon, customers can choose from four Hope & Sesame flavors, including its award-winning Barista Blend, now offered in bilingual packaging.  In natural grocers, customers can find the sesamemilk in shelf-stable packaging at 69 new stores, including Supermarch Pagano, Marches TAU and Avril Natural Market (Quebec), Ambrosia Natural Foods, Marcheleo’s, and Natural Emporium (Ontario), and Pomme Natural Markets and Roots Natural (British Columbia.) Expanding access “We’re thrilled to expand the availability of Hope and Sesame Sesamemilk to customers across Canada …


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Agriculture / Agribusiness

Sabra, a Joint Venture Between PepsiCo and Strauss Group Ltd, Announces Plans to Grow First-Of-Its-Kind Sesame Seed Varietal in the US

Sabra Dipping Company, a joint venture between PepsiCo and Strauss Group, one of Israel’s largest food production manufacturers, announced plans to grow a non-GMO, first-of-its-kind sesame seed varietal in the US. The seeds were developed by Sabra and will produce tahini, a key ingredient in the company’s vegan hummus.