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November 2013
Bradmer Foods is pleased to announce the addition of industry veteran, Dan Krause, as Managing Director. Dan will assume the day-to-day responsibilities of Bradmer Foods and spearhead the firm's efforts to consult in the natural and specialty industry. Dan is a former General Mills and McCormick executive with over twenty years of experience in both traditional grocery and specialty.

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November 2012
Adam Borden, Managing Director of Bradmer Foods, presents several alternative natural sweeteners gaining popularity in the marketplace. Appearing on  WYPR’s Radio Kitchen with Al Spoler and Jerry Pellegrino, Adam discusses the many new discoveries he made at the 2012 Summer Fancy Food Show and the Natural Product Expo. Among those discoveries were honeys specially designed to accompany cheese, tea or grilled foods from Savannah Bee, Tonewood Maple’s Maple Flakes, Villa de Patos’ Maguey Sweet Sap, Coconut Palm Nectar from Big Tree Farms and Cumberland’s Stevia in the Raw.

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May 2012
Adam Borden, Managing Director of Bradmer Foods, discusses new desserts that appeal to a more sophisticated adult palate. Appearing on WYPR’s Radio Kitchen with Al Spoler and Jerry Pellegrino, Adam samples unique creations from three companies: Single Malt Whisky Gelato Bars by Gelateria Naia, Riesling Poached Pear Sorbet from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and Sel Gris Caramel Sauce from CC Made.

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March 2012
Adam Borden moderated a panel discussion titled “The Ingredients for an Investor-Worthy Food Business” at the 2012 IACP Annual Conference. Adam and his co-presenter, Lisa Donoughe of Watershed Communications, profiled eight emerging companies with diverse products and sales channels and discussed some of the ingredients for making those companies investor-worthy.

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January 2012
Bradmer Foods is pleased to announce an equity investment in Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company, a leading Mid-Atlantic coffee roaster based in Crofton, MD. CBRC is Bradmer Foods’ sixth portfolio investment.

October 2011
Adam Borden, Managing Director of Bradmer Foods, is quoted in the October 2011 issue of Seafood Business. Adam discusses the opportunities for investment in the Seafood Category in the wake of natural disasters and tightening federal regulation.

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September 2011
Adam Borden comments on the proliferation of gourmet specialty condiments on WYPR’s Radio Kitchen and shares his discoveries from the 2011 Summer Fancy Food Show with hosts Al Spoler and Chef Jerry Pellegrino. They compare many new products such as Sir Kensington’s and Dulcet Cuisine’s new twists on American style ketchup and mustard; Kentucky-made Bluegrass soy sauce by Bourbon Barrel Foods; and a variety of pickled fruits and vegetables from McClure’s and Boat Street.

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August 2011
Adam Borden, Bradmer Foods Managing Director was invited by FundingPost Chicago to participate in a seminar titled "Growing your Consumer Products Business: Protecting and Selling your Product, and Positioning it for a Capital Raise. Among the other panelists discussing investing in consumer products were Tom Montgomery, Managing Director of Hydra Ventures and Mathew Ingle, Founding Member of Best Buy Capital.

April 2011
Adam Borden returns to Radio Kitchen, a production of Baltimore’s NPR affiliate WYPR. In this segment Adam and hosts Al Spoler and Chef Jerry Pellegrino consider the rising popularity of Japanese Citrus such as yuzu, sudachi and kabosu. During the second half of the show they discuss Macarons, the French cookie sandwiches that are a tradition in Parisian bakery cases and have recently been reintroduced by modern chefs using more unusual flavor combinations including maple-bacon, coconut-curry and lemon-basil.

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November 2010
Adam Borden, Managing Director of Bradmer Foods, appears on a two-part segment of WYPR’s Radio Kitchen with hosts Al Spoler and Jerry Pellegrino to discuss the wide variety of artisanal salts becoming popular in the marketplace. Among the different varieties of salt they discuss are Kala Namak, an Indian black salt; wine-soaked Fumée de Sel; and flavor-infused products such as Almond Cardamom salt.

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September 2010
Bradmer Foods is pleased to announce a follow-on investment in its portfolio company Blue Horizon Wild, and the appointment of Michael Rice as its’ new CEO. Michael Rice has worked extensively with numerous consumer brands, most recently as founder and CEO of the Sterling-Rice Group.

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August 2010
Adam Borden is interviewed by Tamara Keith, a business reporter from NPR’s Morning Edition, about how artisan food businesses can grow successfully. The subject of Tamara’s piece is Pitango Gelato, a Maryland-based premium artisan gelato maker in which Bradmer Foods had been contemplating an investment.

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August 2010
Adam Borden is quoted in Slate.com weighing the business prospects of skyr, a Scandinavian thick strained, high-protein yogurt. The article chronicles the challenges facing Siggi's as a case study on food entrepreneurship.

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May 2010
Adam Borden returns to Radio Kitchen, a production of WYPR, the Baltimore NPR affiliate, with hosts Al Spoler and Chef Jerry Pellegrino to talk about emerging flower/flour products Sence Rose Nectar, Ooba Sparkling Hibiscus Soda and Riceworks Seasalt Tortilla Chips.

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