Vancouver-based Blender Bites (blenderbites.com) expands its line of one-step smoothies with a trio of Frappes made with functional ingredients, 12 vitamins and minerals and 50% less sugar than the leading frappe brand. Available flavors include Mindful Mocha with lion’s mane mushroom, Caramel Collagen with collagen peptides, and Vanilla Bean-Bio with 3 billion probiotics — all free of gluten, dairy, peanuts, GMOs and soy. Packed 10 to a case, each 13-ounce package includes four frappe “pucks.” Consumers just add liquid and shake or blend. SRP is $7.99 to $9.99.
MAPLE LEAF SALES UP 4.3%
Mississauga, Ontario-based Maple Leaf Foods reported sales up by 4.3% to $1,174.9 million (Canadian) for the first quarter ended March 31. Net loss was $57.7