Nutrition Greenhouse North America was launched in the fall of 2018 to discover and support emerging brands in the food and beverage sector. The program welcomed ten diverse companies as part of its inaugural class, providing each with $20,000 and a partnership with PepsiCo mentors. These mentors — experts in strategic planning, brand optimization, product development, supply chain management, customer acquisition and distribution — helped the companies to realize and grow their market potential.
“The insights, guidance, and connections my PepsiCo mentors provided were invaluable and essential to unlocking new growth avenues for Hapi Drinks,” said Karsten Idsal, CEO of Hapi Drinks. “We are passionate about our mission to fight childhood obesity by providing great tasting sugar free kids drinks and it is fantastic to get PepsiCo’s support in our efforts.”