RiceBran Technologies (NASDAQ: RIBT) Breaking News
December 10, 2015
RiceBran Technologies Ships First Nutricosmetics Order to a
Large Nationwide Retail Chain Store
Two hand creams
formulated with rice bran oil to be available at select retail stores with an
anticipated larger rollout in 2016
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - December 10, 2015 – RiceBran Technologies (NASDAQ:
RIBT) and (RIBTW) (the
“Company” or “RBT”), a global leader in the production and
marketing of value added products derived from rice bran, began to focus on the
emerging nutricosmetics market as a significant, high margin growth opportunity
for its rice bran, rice bran oil and rice bran derivative products in late 2014.
Today the Company announced that it has shipped a nutricosmetics order to a
large retail chain customer with over 4,000 stores throughout the United States.
The two new hand cream products formulated with rice bran oil were developed by
RBT in conjunction with the retail chain's product development team. Those hand
creams will be available in a select number of stores immediately with a larger
roll out anticipated to take place in 2016.
In addition to its 4,000 store footprint, the retail chain also sells its
branded products through 30,000 additional independent retail locations. RBT
sees the nutricosmetics product category as a significant high margin growth
opportunity and is in various stages of development with other high value
customers for additional nutricosmetics product launches in the coming quarters.
Skin care products made with rice bran and rice bran oil are known to make skin
appear younger, less wrinkled and more evenly toned. Rice bran oil is naturally
rich in nutrients such as gamma oryzanol, tocopherols and tocotrienols. These
nutrients can fortify skin cells and help protect the skin from oxidative
stress. Rice bran and rice bran oil have been used for centuries in cosmetic and
beauty products in Japan dating back to the Geishas. Rice bran based products
are credited with providing more beautiful and younger looking skin. Today, the
most beautiful women in Japan are still known as ‘nuka bijin’ or rice bran
Mark McKnight, SVP of Sales and Marketing at RBT, says: “According to NEXT:
THE NATURAL PRODUCTS INDUSTRY FORECAST 2016, booming nutricosmetics markets in
Japan and Europe have greatly contributed to success of the overall global
nutricosmetics market, which is estimated to reach $5.5 billion by the year
2018. America is also starting to catch on and RiceBran Technologies expects to
capitalize on emerging opportunities in nutricosmetic creams and lotions,
exfoliants and ‘beauty-from-within’ products based on rice bran formulations.”
McKnight continued, “Integrating our proprietary and patented ingredients into
nutricosmetics is a key target for our company as we move into 2016 and we are
excited to have developed this new customer relationship to demonstrate our
capabilities in nutricosmetics formulations. We look forward to building a long
and profitable relationship with this customer as we work to build our
nutricosmetics product offerings into a significant driver of high margin
revenue for our Company in 2016 and beyond.”
About RiceBran Technologies
RiceBran Technologies is a human food ingredient and animal nutrition company
focused on the procurement, bio-refining and marketing of numerous products
derived from rice bran. RiceBran Technologies has proprietary and patented
intellectual property that allows us to convert rice bran, one of the world's
most underutilized food sources, into a number of highly nutritious human food
ingredient and animal nutrition products. Our target markets are human food
ingredients and animal nutrition manufacturers and retailers, as well as natural
food, functional food and nutritional supplement manufacturers and retailers,
both domestically and internationally. More information can be found in the
Company's filings with the SEC and by visiting our website at http://www.ricebrantech.com.
This release contains forward-looking statements, including, but not limited
to, statements about RiceBran Technologies' expectations regarding recovery of
funds from an escrow account related to the 2008 purchase of Irgovel. These
statements are made based upon current expectations that are subject to known
and unknown risks and uncertainties. RiceBran Technologies does not undertake to
update forward-looking statements in this news release to reflect actual
results, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting such
forward-looking information. Assumptions and other information that could cause
results to differ from those set forth in the forward-looking information can be
found in this press release and in RiceBran Technologies' filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent periodic reports.
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About RiceBran Technologies
Rice Bran —The New Bran on the Block
RiceBran Technologies focuses on the processing and distribution of stabilized
rice bran and other proprietary, rice bran-based ingredients and formulations.
Rice bran, including the germ, is the outer layer of the brown rice kernel after
the husk has been removed. Until recently, the bran and germ were an
underutilized by-product of the commercial, rice-milling industry.
In the early 1990's, a determined group of innovators developed the technology
to process rice bran while maintaining the highest nutritional value. At the
core of RiceBran Technologies is the dedication its employees and strategic
partners share in the value of rice bran and the unlimited possibilities it
brings as a food and nutraceuticals ingredient.
Today, at RiceBran Technologies, our objective is to deliver nutritious SRB-based
food ingredients and derivatives to a global marketplace, leading its
utilization in food applications and nutraceuticals of all kinds.
RiceBran Technologies rice bran is already becoming one of the world's leading
food ingredient for:
Rice Bran Oil
Explore our web site to learn more about the benefits of rice bran, its market
applications, and the derivative products.
Rice Bran Technology
The science of rice bran is at the core of our product knowledge and
applications in food, animal nutrition, nutraceuticals and humanitarian aid.
RiceBran Technologies is committed to delivering the nutritional benefits of
rice bran throughout the world.
Nature designed the rice bran and germ, but RiceBran Technologies developed the
process and equipment to stabilize and preserve the nutrients at their highest
level. Rice has been a traditional food source for virtually all cultures across
every continent for thousands of years. Stabilized rice bran (SRB) is an
emerging food ingredient that offers exceptional possibilities across the food
RiceBran Technologies’ unique proprietary process stabilizes the rice bran and
germ at the point of milling, creating a functional ingredient that adds
nutritional value to a variety of finished food products.
Rice is grown globally, but the bran and germ the most nutritious and versatile
part of the rice kernel traditionally has been underutilized as a food source.
Today, RiceBran Technologies possesses the science and technology to stabilize
the rice bran and germ at the point of milling to produce an ingredient that
adds functional value to a variety of finished products.
Rice Bran Story
Rice bran and germ, the most nutritious and versatile components of the rice
kernel, traditionally are underutilized as a food source.
RiceBran Technologies stabilization process retains the powerful array of
vitamins, minerals, phytosterols and antioxidants which make RiceBran
Technologies Rice Bran the essential food ingredient and nutritional additive.
Producing a fully functional line of food ingredients with a guaranteed one-year
shelf life* that is unsurpassed in quality, nutritional integrity and price
RiceBran Technologies products are consistent, extremely stable, neutral in
flavor and easy to incorporate into your formulations.
RiceBran Technologies Products
RiceBran Technologies focuses on the processing and distribution of stabilized
rice bran and rice bran oil with innovations which are unleashing scores of new
healthful applications for food ingredients, meat inclusion, animal nutrition
RiceBran Technologies proprietary technologies and intellectual properties
enable a wide range of all-natural rice bran or derivative based foods and
formulations packed with protein, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and
As a gluten free food ingredient stabilized rice bran is easy to integrate into
RiBran Meat Inclusion
All-natural RiBran is an excellent meat emulsif0er that delivers significant
Rice Bran Oil
More than 35 years experience in the manufacturing of high quality rice bran
A very successful track record in high-end feed ingredient for equine athletes
and pet food.
A natural and ecologically sustainable plant protein ingredient.
Stabilized rice bran offers a great source of nutrition, fiber, an excellent
texture for breads, pastries, pastas and many other food applications.
Compared to other brans, RiceBran Technologies rice bran and derivative products
Nutrient Rich (over 100 Antioxidants & co-factors)
No Major Allergens
A Low Glycemic Index food
Trans Fat Free
RiceBran Technologies is liberating the nutritional power of rice bran from
rice, one of the world's oldest and most common food sources. Established in
2000, RiceBran Technologies is a global leader in the acquisition, processing
and refinement of rice bran, rice bran oil and derivative products.
Our target markets include:
◾Food Manufacturers - As a food ingredient, rice bran and its derivatives are
easy to integrate, tastes light and slightly toasted, and offers an excellent
texture. As an alternative to wheat, corn or oat bran, rice bran is free of
major food allergens, gluten free, GMO free and trans fat free.
◾Meat Inclusion - RiceBran Technologies all-natural RiBran is an excellent meat
enhancer that delivers significant cost savings and improves performance by
increasing product yield and decreasing purge.
◾Rice Bran Oil- Rice bran oil has unique characteristics that allow superior
performance in a variety of demanding applications.
◾Animal Nutrition - RiceBran Technologies has a very successful track record in
high-end feed for equine athletes. We are leveraging that success for high-end
◾Nutraceuticals - The nutritional value of rice bran makes for a great base upon
which to build nutrition-based products. RiceBran Technologies currently offers
two canister products available for retail sale.
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