Pipeline Foods a Finalist for the 2018 Rabobank Emerging Leader in Innovation Award


MINNEAPOLIS, MN – 12/5/18Pipeline Foods LLC, the first U.S.-based supply chain solutions company focused exclusively on non-GMO, organic, and regenerative food and feed, was nominated and included in the list of finalists for the 2018 Rabobank Award for Emerging Leader in Innovation. The award recognizes a fast-growing small business/startup that addresses issues in the food and agribusiness space in a new and innovative way. Nomination requirements for the award are that a company must have: operated in the industry for 10 years or less; demonstrated a distinct innovation in the food and agriculture supply chain; good corporate citizenship, and strong financial performance and; investor interest and potential for market expansion.

“We are honored to have been considered by Rabobank for such an award, and we offer our congratulations to the 2018 winner, Apeel Sciences,” said Eric Jackson, chief executive of Pipeline Foods. “It is gratifying to receive attention for the work we’re doing to develop sustainable supply chains in agriculture, and our dedicated team will continue to invest in building out a robust and transparent system to satisfy the stringent demands of today’s consumer.”

Rabobank Leadership awards recognize trailblazing companies across food and agriculture in North America that have demonstrated remarkable strides across innovation, sustainability and market leadership. Over 300 companies were nominated across the three award categories of Emerging Leader in Innovation, Leader in Sustainability, and the marquis award of Leadership & Excellence. The five finalists for each award were reviewed by a panel of judges across industry, academia, policy, media and the investment community.

“We are pleased to recognize Pipeline Foods as a 2018 finalist in the award category of Emerging Leader in Innovation, one of our three annual Rabobank Leadership Awards,” said Lionel Autret, Managing Director, Trade and Commodity Finance at Rabobank.