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USA: Strong growth and recognition for Ribus
Recognition at Natural Products Expo West
Ribus, the leader in GMO-free and organic rice-based alternatives to synthetic ingredients, has earned recognition at the Natural Products Expo West in March: Ribus’ Nu-FLOW was nominated as the Engredea Editors’ Choice Award for Best Organic Ingredient of the show. Engredea also recognized Ribus with a NEXTY nomination since RIBUS was a company that “embodies not only the most innovative edge of the natural products industry, but also its deeply held social and environmental values.” Ribus will be speaking and/or exhibiting at VitaFoods Europe in Geneva, Switzerland on 5- 7 May next, at IFT in Chicago on 11 - 14 July, and at Supply Side West in Las Vegas on 5-9 October. The company has recently added two new managers - Laurie Wittenbrink as Global Marketing Manager, and Lisa Harter for Global Business Development. Ribus has also just sponsored New Hope 360’s “Clean-Label”-focused content program that included a Twitter chat, a webinar and a “Clean Label Essential’s Guide”.
Strong growth 2012 - 2014
Ribus’ business grew rapidly from 2012 - 2014 with double digit sales growth each year, and with organic products increasing from approximately 35 percent to over 50 percent of total sales. Ribus anticipates increased growth in 2015 as organic producers renew their organic certification and remove silicon dioxide (SiO2) from their ingredients given that, effective November 2014, organic products cannot use SiO2 so long as ingredients made from organic rice hulls are commercially available.
The company’s corporate headquarters are based in St. Louis, Missouri, and the rice used is grown and processed in the USA. Distributors supply 23 countries in North America, Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Korea. Ribus has exported to over 40 countries around the world since 1992, and its team of brokers and distributors includes over 100 sales representatives. Ribus produces non-GMO, natural, organic, vegan and gluten-free rice-based ingredients for leading global producers in the food, beverage, and nutraceutical/dietary supplement sectors. More information is available here.