Hawaii-based experienced food scientist Elyse Petersen founded Tealet to provide farmers an opportunity to present their stories and tea to the US market. The US market sees a 20% reduction in price for the consumer. Follow her on Twitter at @peaceelyse.
Tealet is a curated subscription service for tea. Each shipment includes 60 grams of loose leaf tea.
Nikki Herrera-Bharwani. This little lady right here aims to redefine the way we consume food: by replacing those pre-packaged, genetically modified ones with these organic finds. And because of this, she decided to put up The Green Grocer, which is “Manila’s first home delivery service of fresh produce, artisan bread, premium meats, deli items, and other grocery necessities.”
Plated reestablishes the simple joy of cooking delicious 30-minute meals. Sign up for two, three or five pre-packaged meals fully equipped with ready-to-cook locally-sourced gourmet ingredients curated by a monthly featured chef. Starting at $10 a meal, choose the Seared Tuna Sushi Bowls, Chorizo Tacos or Pasta Carbonara with Edamame. “Food e-commerce is the final frontier of e-commerce,” explains cofounder Nick Taranto. “This is an enormous opportunity of a generation to impact how we see food and how it’s produced, delivered and consumed.”
Online food delivery service GrubHub wouldn’t confirm or deny reports Friday that it plans an initial public offering next year. The Chicago-based company said it is keeping its options open as it continues to grow, according to the Chicago Tribune. Reuters earlier reported that GrubHub, which lets diners order food via the Internet or mobile phones, has selected Citigroup to lead an IPO in 2013 and is in the process of filling out the rest of its underwriting syndicate. The news agency said it talked to three sources who requested anonymity because the IPO plans are not public. GrubHub spokeswoman Abby Hunt called the report “speculation,” the Tribune said.