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f'real foods

freal.com

Founded Year

2004

Stage

Acquired | Acquired

About f'real foods

F'real sells authentic, high-quality milkshakes, smoothies and frozen coffee beverages, along with patented blending equipment, to more than 9,000 c-store and foodservice locations across the United States and Canada.

Headquarters Location

37 Ave De Orinda

Orinda, California, 94563,

United States

855-777-7885

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f'real foods Patents

f'real foods has filed 1 patent.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Nutrition
  • Analog circuits
  • Cell cycle
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Application Date

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

Status

4/24/2019

8/23/2022

Sensors, Cell cycle, Nutrition, Plumbing, Couplers

Grant

Application Date

4/24/2019

Grant Date

8/23/2022

Title

Related Topics

Sensors, Cell cycle, Nutrition, Plumbing, Couplers

Status

Grant

Latest f'real foods News

F’real and Footprint Partner on Plastic-Free Cup

Oct 27, 2022

F’real and Footprint partner on plastic-free cup Footprint will create molded fiber dairy cups that F’real will utilize to replace single-use plastics. October 18, 2022 Materials science technology company Footprint, Gilbert, Arizona, has announced a partnership with Emeryville, California-based F’real Foods to create molded fiber dairy cups as the on-the-go, blend-it-yourself shake and smoothie company transitions away from single-use plastics. F’real’s in-store blending system can be found in more than 20,000 locations around the world, including convenience stores, colleges and universities, theaters and military bases. The company says the move away from single-use plastic cups is part of its goal to provide 100 percent recyclable and responsibly sourced packaging in the U.S., specifically, by 2025. “Like many sustainably minded companies, we’re always looking to improve the impact we’re making on the environment, and that includes the packaging of our delicious products,” says Nikkie McBrayer, senior director of global equipment platforms for F’real’s parent company, Rich Products. “The opportunity to collaborate with Footprint to create a positive change while upholding packaging performance for our F’real milkshake and smoothie cups is truly a win-win.” Footprint says it will consider several design factors as it creates a molded fiber cup to ensure it works seamlessly with F’real’s current and future equipment. The company says the new cups will utilize its Print-to-Fiber Technology, a flexographic print process for molded fiber cups that delivers high-quality, color-rich printing on the fiber surface while eliminating the need for a separate plastic label on the product. Footprint says it will begin extensive testing this month to ensure that the design of the plastic-free cup meets all design expectations. “Footprint’s engineers are always up for a challenge and are focused on perfecting the intricate design and engineering of this cup, which we look forward to bringing to market,” Footprint co-founder and CEO Troy Swope says. “Working with customers like F’real allows us to highlight the significant science and engineering that goes into Footprint’s solutions while reinforcing our commitment to collaborating with customers to develop a product tailored to their unique needs.” Winchester, Virginia-based Trex Co., which makes composite decking and railings made of recycled materials, plans to launch its 16th annual Trex Plastic Film Recycling Challenge for K-12 students. The competition challenges students to collect and recycle as much polyethylene (PE) plastic film as possible over a five-month period between America Recycles Day, Nov. 15, and Earth Day, April 22. In addition to earning national recognition, the top-performing schools can win Trex outdoor living products for their campuses as well as cash prizes to use toward educational programming and supplies. Charter Next Generation (CNG), an independent producer of high-performance specialty films that’s based in Chicago, is a corporate sponsor for this year’s competition. CNG will present $5,000 to each individual elementary, middle and high school that recycles the most plastic film in their categories during the competition period. Cash prizes of $3,000 and $2,500, respectively, will be awarded to the second and third place schools at each level. CNG will award an additional $2,500 to the top recycling school overall. Additionally, CNG will present cash rewards to schools that most creatively promote their recycling efforts through social media using the designated hashtags, #TrexRecyclingChallenge and #Recycle2Win. For this aspect of the competition, schools will be evaluated on the number of posts, quality of content and creativity used to drive awareness to participation and the importance of recycling. Those with the most impactful social media campaigns will receive gifts of $5,000 for first place, $3,000 for second place and $2,000 for third place. “By combining our efforts, Trex and CNG were able to bring the competition to more schools and recycle more material than in years past, which is directly in line with our commitment to being a sustainability leader in the industry,” says Kathy Bolhous, chairman and chief executive officer at Charter Next Generation. “We are incredibly excited to build on that momentum and surpass our goal of over 1,000 schools participating in this year’s challenge.” In addition to the prizes awarded by CNG, Trex will reward top participants based on grade level, school size and region. Trex says the winning schools per capita will earn high-performance Trex products to help beautify their campuses, and all participants in the Trex Plastic Film Recycling Challenge will receive a special gift from Trex in appreciation for their efforts and contributions. According to Trex, schools can enroll in the competition by completing a short form at https://nextrex.com/view/programs . Trex says schools enrolled in its Trex Plastic Film Recycling Challenge receive a turnkey kit with detailed instructions, promotional materials, recycling bins and a list of qualifying recyclable materials . Participants weigh and report collection totals to Trex each month throughout the collection period before delivering the recycled plastic to designated Trex drop-off points in their communities. Schools can track their success and standings throughout the program via a dedicated leaderboard at Recycle2Win.com . “Over the past 16 years, we’ve seen firsthand how this fun and engaging initiative inspires students to make eco-conscious choices for their schools, communities and lives,” says Stephanie Hicks, materials sourcing manager for Trex Co. “Thanks to the determination of these bright, dedicated students, Trex has been able to divert millions of pounds of discarded plastic film from ending up in waterways and landfills by repurposing it into beautiful, sustainable Trex decking.” Custom Recycling, which offers industrial and demolition recycling services from its facility in York, South Carolina, has added a Puehler G.200 drainage press from Fort Mill, South Carolina-based Weima America Inc. to its facility to process pallets of filled aluminum cans that were rejected from local beverage suppliers and canning lines. The Puehler G.200 drainage press empties filled cans and compresses the aluminum in one step. According to a press release from Weima about the installation, the cans that the machine drains and compresses “would typically be dumped out by hand or discarded into a landfill” were it not for the drainage press. Custom Recycling receives used beverage containers (UBCs) from local beverage manufacturers and distributors. With the new drainage press, Custom Recycling dumps cardboard cases of full cans into a tipping device used to load the hopper of the drainage press. The machine punctures the cans within the hopper, and the liquid drains out of the machine while the aluminum is compressed into 200-millimeter discs. According to Weima, those discs are baled and left to dry for two to three weeks, at which point they are sold to a mill for further processing. The cardboard packaging also is baled and sent to be recycled. Although UBC recycling only comprises 2 percent of Custom Recycling’s overall business, Weima reports that Custom Recycling processes between 1,000 and 1,200 pounds of UBCs per day. “While looking for a solution in separating the liquid and aluminum for our full beverage cans, we came across Weima. Luckily, they were local and invited us the next day for a demonstration,” says Tim Weaver, CEO and owner of Custom Recycling. “Instead of waiting for [a machine] to be built, they allowed us to purchase their floor model, so we didn’t have to wait.” Houston-based KBR Inc. has announced that its Mura Hydro Plastic Recycling Technology (HydroPRT) received a contract from GS Caltex for a planned plastics circularity project in South Korea. According to KBR, the Mura HydroPRT unit will be used to convert plastic scrap into raw materials for new plastics. In early 2021, KBR entered an alliance to become Mura Technology’s exclusive licensing and delivery partner. KBR says the companies have been awarded several license awards and feasibility studies related to plastics recycling. “Deploying KBR’s plastics recycling technology, offered in alliance with Mura, marks one of the key factors for us at GS Caltex towards meeting our circularity targets,” says Woo Jin Choi, vice president of GS Caltex. “With this contract, we  move a step ahead in the sustainable and green technology sector by establishing a greener facility.” “Along with KBR, I am pleased to support GS Caltex in its endeavor to establish early leadership in plastics circularity,” says Steve Mahon, CEO of Mura Technology . “Our differentiated, proven and scalable HydroPRT process is designed to enable companies to achieve their [environmental, social and governance] goals, and we are excited to work with the team of GS Caltex for the same.”

f'real foods Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was f'real foods founded?

    f'real foods was founded in 2004.

  • Where is f'real foods's headquarters?

    f'real foods's headquarters is located at 37 Ave De Orinda, Orinda.

  • What is f'real foods's latest funding round?

    f'real foods's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • Who are the investors of f'real foods?

    Investors of f'real foods include Rich's.

  • Who are f'real foods's competitors?

    Competitors of f'real foods include smoodi.

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