Emerald Brand Announces Partnership with Five Star Food Service as Authorized Distributor in Tennessee

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Emerald Brand, maker of everyday sustainable products, and Five Star Food Service have announced a partnership to deliver Emerald’s sustainable food service program throughout their network of over 750 locations.

Left to Right: Kate Hurgeton, Five Star, Jim Mosley, Emerald Brand, Shelby Flanders, Five Star, Natalie Peach, Five Star, Susan Giles, Five Star, Ralph Bianculli Jr, Emerald Brand

By offering Emerald products and tools to our customers we are helping them meet their goals to reduce their environmental impact,” said Mike Laurer, Five Star Food Sservice

Emerald Brand, maker of everyday sustainable products, and Five Star Food Service have announced a partnership to deliver Emerald’s sustainable food service program throughout their network of over 750 locations in their service area. Five Star Food Service is a regional leader in micro-markets, full-service vending, coffee services, full-service dining, and catering.

Corporations are adhering to stricter environmental and CSR guidelines due to increasing consumer demand for sustainable solutions. Five Star Food Service has a long established pedigree in supporting sustainability across their entire business.

“Emerald’s range of Tree-Free™, compostable, and BPA free products, along with their measurement and marketing tools, is second-to- none. By offering these products and tools to our customers we are helping them meet their goals to reduce their environmental impact,” said Mike Laurer, VP of OCS Operations at Five Star Food Service.

Five Star Food Service will offer customers a broad range of Emerald Brand products including Tree-Free™ towel and tissue, Tree-Free™ molded fiber products, bio-plastic food service disposables, environmental cleaners, and more. Through Emerald Brand’s unique communication and consultative programs, Five Star will have the ability to dramatically broaden and grow their CSR initiatives beyond the disposable and cleaning categories. This includes providing clients with quarterly environmental impact statements, communicating health and wellness initiatives, and educating their clients on the importance of sustainability in regards to their everyday consumption.

“We have a found a partner in this fast growing region, and particularly in Nashville, that understands the importance of integrating sustainability into their everyday business practices. Five Star is a progressive organization with a strong history of innovation that will no doubt be successful in communicating Emerald’s farm to tissue “Made in the USA” mission to mainstream sustainability,” states Ralph Bianculli Jr., Managing Director at Emerald Brand.

About Emerald Brand

Family owned and operated since 1997, Emerald Brand produces everyday disposable products made from sustainable, alternative materials at affordable prices. Committed to sustainable and rapidly renewable solutions, Emerald Brand's innovations in Tree-Free™ technology and petroleum free plastics are revolutionizing packaging and disposables worldwide. Emerald Brand's growing suite of 250+ sustainable finished products offers the workplace a healthier and more sustainable environment.

In 2017 Emerald Brand’s products and programs saved 19,589 trees, 748,047 pounds of plastic and 5,392,089 gallons of water.

Emerald Brand’s corporate solutions include educational forums, measurable environmental impact statements, and consulting services that are at the forefront of future movements in composting and recycling. Emerald Brand, in conjunction with Emerald Ecovations Material Technology Group, will continue to innovate Emerald Brand’s growing lineup of finished goods and retail packaging materials. The company’s mission statement “Farm to Tissue, Made in the USA” is on track to revolutionize the entire industry.

Products are available for consumer purchase at http://www.emeraldbrand.com and for businesses at http://www.paradigm-grp.com

About Five Star Food Service

Five Star Food Service, based in Chattanooga, TN, is the Southeast’s premier on-site food and beverage solution provider to employers and other commercial, institutional, and educational locations. Five Star is a leader in micro-markets, full-service vending, coffee services, full-service dining, and catering across Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, and Kentucky. Founded in 1993, Five Star Food Service has grown to one of the largest privately held operators in the United States and is a franchise of Canteen Vending. For more information visit http://www.fivestar-food.com

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