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Steviva Appoints Lisa Sheridan as Director of Sales, Jennifer Allison as National Retail Sales Manager
July 18, 2017

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Steviva Appoints Lisa Sheridan as Director of Sales, Jennifer Allison as National Retail Sales Manager

PORTLAND, Oregon (July 18, 2017) — Steviva Ingredients, an innovative leader in pure and all-natural alternative sweeteners, announces two significant additions to its executive sales team.

Having previously served as an Account Executive with Steviva for the past year, Lisa Sheridan was recently promoted to Director of Sales. In addition to Lisa’s appointment, Jennifer Allison has joined Steviva Brands, Inc., and Steviva Ingredients as national Retail Sales Manager.

“We are pleased to have Lisa in a leadership role with the company, in addition to having Jennifer join our growing team at Steviva,” said Thom King, President and CEO of Steviva.​

Sheridan holds nearly 20 years of previous experience as Head Athletic Trainer and co-owner of Gold’s Gym in Gresham, OR, and as an independent personal fitness trainer and nutrition specialist. In her role as Director of Sales, Lisa now oversees U.S. sales, working with brokers nationwide, plus inside sales and sales in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.

“Once in a great while as a CEO you have the satisfaction of watching one of your team members excel with such elegance, poise and purpose that it elicits a deep sense of pride and makes all your hard work worth it,” said King. Lisa is that team member.”

As a new addition to the Steviva team, Jennifer Allison brings more than six years of experience in marketing, sales and branding to her new role. Most recently, she served as promotions marketing manager and inside sales rep at Almetta Foods. She also worked in promotions at Honey Mama’s, and directed branding and marketing strategy initiatives for companies at Synchronicity Design, which she co-founded in 2011. Allison holds a Bachelor of Arts in art history from Rutgers University.

“Jennifer’s track record of executing successful sales and marketing strategies, combined with her relationship-based management style, will be an asset both internally as well as to our customer partners,” says King.

About Steviva Ingredients

Steviva Ingredients Inc. is a global ingredient supplier with a focus on all-natural, high-intensity sweeteners and custom sweetening solutions for manufacturers. Steviva Ingredients sweeteners and bulk ingredients are kosher and free of GMOs, soy, corn, allergens, pesticides and petrochemicals.

More information is available at www.stevivaingredients.com.

Visit Steviva Ingredients at Supply Side West, Sept. 26-30, 2017, Las Vegas, NV, Booth #C130, to learn more about Steviva’s all-natural sweeteners including Ultra-pure Monkfruit, Stevia, Naringin, Thaumatin, custom-sweetening blends, custom R&D and other products and services.

Contact

Cheryl Tessier, APR, 608.695.6510, ctessier@finessepr.net

Thom King, 310.455.9876, thom.king@steviva.com

 

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MonkSweet+ Has Arrived
April 21, 2015

MonkSweet+ Has Arrived

Liquid Stevia announcement:

• chron.com, see link: Steviva

SteviaSweet 96-60 Liquid Stevia Press Coverage
August 21, 2014

SteviaSweet 96-60 Liquid Stevia Press Coverage
In the ongoing drive to reduce the use of sugars and artificial sweeteners in food and beverage products, natural sweeteners continue to gain in popularity and consumer acceptance Steviva Ingredients announces SteviaSweet 95-60 Liquid Stevia Sweetener.

Liquid Stevia announcement:

• chron.com, see link: http://www.chron.com/business/press-releases/article/Steviva-Ingredients-Launches-All-natural-Liquid-5695053.php
• digitalmedianet.com, see link: http://cad.digitalmedianet.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=3445007
• foxnebraska.com, see link: http://www.foxnebraska.com/story/26302930/steviva-ingredients-launches-all-natural-liquid-stevia
• keyc.com, see link: http://www.keyc.com/story/26302930/steviva-ingredients-launches-all-natural-liquid-stevia
• mysanantonio.com, see link: http://www.mysanantonio.com/business/press-releases/article/Steviva-Ingredients-Launches-All-natural-Liquid-5695053.php
• sfgate.com, see link: http://www.sfgate.com/business/press-releases/article/Steviva-Ingredients-Launches-All-natural-Liquid-5695053.php
• stamfordadvocate.com, see link: http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/business/press-releases/article/Steviva-Ingredients-Launches-All-natural-Liquid-5695053.php
• tutorialfinder.com, see link: http://www.tutorialfinder.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=3445007
• wflx.com, see link: http://www.wflx.com/story/26302930/steviva-ingredients-launches-all-natural-liquid-stevia
• wkrn.com, see link: http://www.wkrn.com/story/26302930/steviva-ingredients-launches-all-natural-liquid-stevia
• wowktv.com, see link: http://www.wowktv.com/story/26302930/steviva-ingredients-launches-all-natural-liquid-stevia
• wrbl.com, see link: http://www.wrbl.com/story/26302930/steviva-ingredients-launches-all-natural-liquid-stevia
• einpresswire.com, see link: http://www.einpresswire.com/article/219016960/steviva-ingredients-launches-all-natural-liquid-stevia
• newhope360.com, see link: http://newhope360.com/sweeteners/steviva-ingredients-launches-all-natural-liquid-stevia
• benzinga.com, see link: http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/14/08/p4785584/steviva-ingredients-launches-all-natural-liquid-stevia#ixzz3AlFlNJqe
• digitaljournal.com, see link: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2126854
• fox14tv.com, see link: http://www.fox14tv.com/story/26302930/steviva-ingredients-launches-all-natural-liquid-stevia
• kcentv.com, see link: http://www.kcentv.com/story/26302930/steviva-ingredients-launches-all-natural-liquid-stevia
• ktre.com, see link: http://www.ktre.com/story/26302930/steviva-ingredients-launches-all-natural-liquid-stevia
• newschannel6now.com, see link: http://www.newschannel6now.com/story/26302930/steviva-ingredients-launches-all-natural-liquid-stevia
• prweb.com, see link: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/08/prweb12098925.htm
• streetinsider.com, see link: http://www.streetinsider.com/Press+Releases/Steviva+Ingredients+Launches+All-natural+Liquid+Stevia/9761199.html
• wset.com, see link: http://www.wset.com/story/26302930/steviva-ingredients-launches-all-natural-liquid-stevia

Steviva Ingredients at IFT 2014 In New Orleans
August 18, 2014

  • Steviva Ingredients Featured in article entitled – Ingredient Innovations Evolve 2014 IFT Overview: Exhibiting at the expo for the first time, Steviva, Portland, Ore. (www.stevivaingredients.com), walked attendees through its range of naturally derived sweeteners. One such ingredient, Nectevia, functions as a low-calorie plug-and-play replacer for high-fructose corn syrup in beverages, bakery, condiments, and fruit preparations. A blend of agave nectar and stevia, this low-glycemic liquid offers subtle honey notes and a mostly neutral flavor base. It is also four times as sweet as sugar, allowing for a 75% sugar reduction without the bitterness sometimes associated with stevia. It is also organic, non-GMO, and gluten-free, and it is heat, pH, and shelf stable.

    Another option, Fructevia™, provides twice the sweetness of sugar with a much lower glycemic index rating thanks to its crystalline fructose component—and the fact that formulators only need to use half as much Fructevia as they would sugar. The blend also includes fructooligosaccharides, stevia extract, and magnesium carbonate, which combine to create a great-tasting sweetener that caramelizes and browns just like sugar. The clean-label-friendly crystalline sweetener is also chemical-, allergen-, and gluten-free. Steviva also introduced its new SteviaSweet 95-60 Liquid, a proprietary blend of steviol glycosides that provides 25 times the sweetness of sugar. This ingredient is easily incorporated into baked goods, confections, and packaged meals, and it shows particular potential in reducing sugar levels in typically high-calorie beverages without affecting their taste.

  • Press Coverage
See it at: “Ingredient Innovations Evolve” article (Nectevia, Fructevia, Steviva IFT exhibit):http://www.ift.org/food-technology/past-issues/2014/august/features/ingredients.aspx?page=viewall

Lighter Back to School Beverages
August 2, 2014

Lighter Back to School Beverages
When it comes to the increasingly popular, all-natural, high intensity sweeteners based on extracts from the stevia plant (Stevia rebaudiana), suppliers are differentiating by sourcing, processing methods and composition. All of this affects the stevia ingredient’s taste of sweet and flavor of sweet.

“Stevia products are not alike,” said Thom King, president of Steviva Ingredients, Portland, Oregon “Their only commonality is that they are all derived from the stevia plant. Multiple compounds within the stevia leaves — steviol glycosides — have characteristics ranging from sweet to bitter. Isolating the purest, best-tasting components from leaves grown in a controlled environment is half the challenge. The method used to extract these compounds significantly impacts flavor and quality.”

The company recently introduced a concentrated stevia extract that contains 98% minimum rebaudioside A (reb A), which has intense sweetness, Mr. King said. “The flavor is a sharper, sweet profile in comparison to the softer, smoother profile of our original extract,” he said. “We also have an erythritol and stevia
blend that is a 1:2 plugin replacement for sucrose and high-fructose corn syrup. It is used in several carbonated soft drinks and even more energy drinks. By using this sweetener combination,
manufacturers have enjoyed up to a 98% sugar reduction.”

Erythritol is a bulk sweetener that has zero sugar, zero calories and zero aftertaste.

Sweeten Up with Natural Alternatives
August 2, 2014

Sweeten Up with Natural Alternatives:
New FDA regulations will highlight added sugar content on the labels of food and beverages where it can’t be ignored or buried in ingredients lists.Suppliers are responding with sugar substitutes that sweeten the pot in both taste and nutrition. Steviva Ingredients leads the industry in sweetener innovation that reduces sugars.

Nutrition Industry Executive Magazine:http://digitaledition.qwinc.com/publication/?i=207667&p=28

Building a Better Yogurt – Sweeteners
August 2, 2014

Building a better yogurt

When a natural positioning is desired, many formulators are looking to stevia-based sweeteners for assistance. But Thom King, president of Steviva Ingredients, Portland, Ore., said there are many stevia products in the marketplace and they are quite different.

“Their only commonality is that they are all derived from the stevia plant,” he said. “Multiple compounds within the stevia leaves — steviol glycosides — have characteristics ranging from sweet to bitter. Isolating the purest, best-tasting components from leaves grown in a controlled environment requires technological expertise, as the method used to extract these compounds significantly impacts flavor and quality.”

The company markets a patented blend of non-bioengineered crystalline fructose, steviol glycosides and inulin that has application in yogurt fruit preps.

“It can give up to a 75% added sugar reduction and yet retains an excellent mouthfeel and flavor profile,” Mr. King said.

Sweet Success in Blood Sugar Management
August 2, 2014

Sweet Success in Blood Sugar Management

“The hot button seem to be consistently driven toward sugar reduction and diabetic-safe sweeteners,” explained Thom King, president of Steviva Ingredients. “However, a fast-growing segment is demanding clean labels, so all natural is growing leaps and bounds.”

Steviva Ingredients has launched Erysweet, a non-GMO erythritol.
August 2, 2014

Steviva Ingredients has launched Erysweet, a non-GMO erythritol.

Erysweet non-GMO erythritol is tooth friendly, zero calorie (0.2cals/g), good for diabetics (it doesn’t raise blood sugar), and well-tolerated in the gut, erythritol is about 60-70% as sweet as sugar. It also blends well with high intensity sweeteners such as stevia and monk fruit and is used in everything from ice cream and confectionery, to baked goods, beverages, and table-top sweeteners.

Steviva Ingredients: Manufacturers Want Plug & Play Stevia Solutions
August 1, 2014

Steviva Ingredients: Manufacturers Want Plug & Play Stevia Solutions – announcement:
Steviva Ingredients has developed a custom sweetening solution system for food & beverage professionals to essentially take the mystery out of working with high-intensity sweeteners (stevia solutions) to deliver innovative, naturally sweetened products in an expedient, cost-effective manner.

All-Natural Sweeteners
August 1, 2014

Customizing All-Natural Sweeteners Now Possible With Specially Fabricated Machinery – announcement:
Like spices or flavors, each sweetener imparts its own taste and functional properties, and incorporating them into product applications can be tricky, said Thom King, president of Steviva Ingredients.