MetroWest Business Briefs for June 29, 2017


FreshBox Farms announces new addition

Food strategist and recognized brand builder Mary Wagner has joined FreshBox Farms’ advisory board. Freshbox Farms is based in Millis. Wagner, who has worked with brands including Starbucks, Mars, Taco Bell and General Mills, will be focusing on product/business development and strategy. FreshBox Farms uses sustainable growing enclosures that use no soil, very little water, a nutrient mix and LED lighting. FreshBox Farms’ non-GMO certified products go from harvest to the grocer’s produce section in hours, rather than days. As senior vice president at Starbucks, Wagner was responsible for creating global food and beverage products and solutions for Starbucks and its Evolution Fresh and Teavana brands. She led the effort to create Global Centers of Excellence for research and development, quality and regulatory in the US, Asia and Europe, with the aim of offering innovative locally relevant products in key markets outside the U.S.

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