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Private equity firm acquires raw honey brand, Local Hive Honey

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Marking its first acquisition for its new fund, Charlotte, North Carolina-based private equity firm Falfurrias Capital Partners has acquired raw and unfiltered honey brand, Local Hive Honey. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Manuka bush and bee. Image © Getty Images / purefocus

Manuka Honey: Buzz builds for New Zealand superfood

By Stephen Daniells

Famed for its health benefits, Manuka honey is beginning to make a mark in the US, with market leader Wedderspoon reporting record-breaking sales across all retail channels in 2017.

Industry disagreement could delay a national honey standard

Industry disagreement could delay a national honey standard

By Elizabeth Crawford

Disagreement about what a potential standard for honey in the U.S. should include could hinder industry efforts to convince FDA to reverse its long-standing position that such a standard is unnecessary, according to a food and drug lawyer. 

True Source Honey considers manufacturer-specific verification system

True Source Honey considers manufacturer-specific verification system

By Maggie Hennessy

True Source Honey, formed by a group of US honey companies to prevent illegally sourced honey from entering the US market, has focused its efforts over the past five years primarily on retailers, because they sell direct to consumers. But as consumer...

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