Feb 18, 2014

BRIGHTFARMS PARTNERS WITH GIANT FOOD Grocer to Retail Year-Round Local Produce from Washington, D.C. Greenhouse

New York, NY and Landover, Md. (February 18, 2014) – It was announced today that BrightFarms, Inc. and Giant Food® are entering a path-breaking partnership to deliver year-round local produce to Giant stores throughout the Washington metropolitan area. Constructed near Giant’s store at 1535 Alabama Avenue in Southeast, Washington, D...

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Feb 4, 2014

REGEN Raises $7M to Bring Swarm Logic to More Rooftops

REGEN Energy, a startup that’s turning thousands of dumb rooftop AC units into smart, networked building and grid-responsive energy assets, has raised a $7 million Series B venture investment to push its technology into more markets -- and to start bringing more devices under its “swarm logic”...

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Jan 27, 2014

Innovate like a startup: what big brands can learn from small companies Lessons from the beer and soda industries on why the survival of big brands depends on innovation

The beer industry, which is dominated by a few big players, might seem like a tough environment for small companies. But craft beer is the fastest-growing segment. Photograph: www.alamy.com A number of Fortune 500 companies like Merck have been in the news lately for restructuring and downsizing their research...

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Jan 9, 2014

Clean-tech investors venture into sustainability NGEN Partners and other venture-capital firms are switching from clean energy technology to health and sustainability

NGEN Partners and other venture-capital firms are switching from clean energy technology to health and sustainability NGEN was one of many venture-capital companies that rode the wave of clean-tech investing that started in the early 2000s. The firm invested primarily in energy and materials companies, such as solar companies with...

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Dec 18, 2013

Zevia Set To Unleash New Sweetener Mix

It ain’t broke, but Zevia’s fixing it anyway. Company CEO Paddy Spence revealed to BevNET yesterday that the brand was in the process of implementing a new sweetener mix – “Sweet Smart” – which deploys a purer form of Rebaudioside A (more commonly known...

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