PepsiCo Acquires Health Warrior, Expanding Presence In Plant-Based Space

Posted On: 11/7/2018

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PURCHASE, NY -- PepsiCo Inc. has acquired Health Warrior Inc., a Richmond, VA, company that makes plant-based products including nutrition bars.
Health Warrior was founded in 2011 by a group of college friends, Dan Gluck, Nick Morris and chief executive Shane Emmett, who wanted to make nutrient-dense foods more accessible to more Americans. It makes products that contain plant-based superfood ingredients and are lower in sugar. Health Warrior products are made from nutrient-dense, non-GMO and gluten-free ingredients. Its current offerings include nutrition bars made with chia and pumpkin seeds, and other plant-based protein offerings like mug muffins and protein powder.  
While Emmett will continue to lead the business from its current headquarters in Richmond, VA, this is PepsiCo's first investment that will be part of the PepsiCo Hive, a newly created entity within the company focused on growing emerging, smaller brands.