Submitted by: ChicoBag
Posted: Mar 02, 2016 – 07:15 PM EST
CHICO, Calif. , Mar. 02 /CSRwire/ - The ChicoBag Company, a privately held Certified B Corporation, announces the acquisition of To-Go Ware--a leading provider of environmentally responsible lunchware for people on the go. To-Go Ware provides common sense reusable utensils and food containers to reduce the impact “to-go” and “throw-away” culture has on the environment. The brand provides people with sustainable solutions to single-use food packaging waste.
“ChicoBag and To-Go Ware are both dedicated to helping people bag their single-use habits. For the last 10 years both brands have seen success in grocery, outdoor and gift retailers across the country. Several companies and organizations have also used customized ChicoBag and To-Go Ware products as gifts to employees, supporters and prospective customers,” said ChicoBag President and Founder, Andy Keller. “Having both companies under the same roof will allow customers to enjoy the convenience and efficiency of ordering both brands through one trusted supplier.”
Stephanie Bernstein started To-Go Ware in 2004 in hopes of addressing the trend of disposables and plastic waste she’d seen resulting from our culture of eating on the go. Using her background in the natural products industry, she pioneered this category.
“To-Go Ware began with a line of utensil sets and stainless steel food containers aimed at giving people safe and durable options to use instead of single-use disposables and plastics,” stated Stephanie. “Having been first to market, the brand grew steadily, as the products not only addressed the zero-waste issues many people were looking to solve, but also because To-Go Ware products addressed the growing concerns around BPA and other toxins in plastics.”
Stephanie received the Eileen Fisher Women’s Entrepreneurship Grant in 2007 and appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show in 2009. This launched the brand and distribution grew to more than 800 retail outlets in the US, Canada and Australia. Most recently the brand has seen growth in the promotional products space and formed great partnerships with other businesses looking to share the message of “reducing your forkprint”. Stephanie comments, “passing the torch to ChicoBag is a remarkable next step for the To-Go Ware brand, as their commitment to social responsibility and the fight against plastic pollution are a natural fit to keep my original vision alive and product line growing.”
About ChicoBag - For 10 years ChicoBag has been on a mission to help humanity bag the single-use habit. They do this by advocating for waste reduction and designing the highest quality, longest lasting reusable products. ChicoBag partners with organizations, schools, and businesses who share their mission by co-branding quality reusable alternatives to single-use waste. They offer products that empower people to take an active role in solving the single-use problem.
About To-Go Ware – Founded in 2004, To-Go Ware is committed to inspiring healthy lifestyle through food, community, and planet by providing products that are innovative, safe, environmentally responsible, affordable and convenient. To-Go Ware brings common sense to the convenience of our “to-go” culture by providing people with sustainable solutions and healthful alternatives to plastic waste.