Edible Garden signs distribution deal with Heartland Growers
Edible Garden, a hydroponic herb and produce subsidiary of Terra Tech Corp, has signed a distribution deal with Indianapolis-based Heartland Growers.
The move seeks to expand Edible Gardens’ presence in the Midwest, with Heartland cultivating, packaging and shipping its full line of produce in the region.
"With more than 30y acres of greenhouse space, Heartland operates a significant footprint for us to launch our product throughout the Midwest," said Derek Peterson, CEO of Terra Tech Corp. "They are one of the largest flower cultivators in the U.S., and their ability to farm as well as manage the logistics associated with servicing retail is unsurpassed in our opinion. This is an important market for us to penetrate, and Heartland gives us the capacity to scale quickly without raising additional capital to construct a new facility."
According to the company, Heartland was chosen for its eco-conscious practices, which include water and methane gas recycling, avoiding harmful pesticides, using energy-efficient equipment and more.
"Consumers are beginning to demand locally grown produce out of the concern for the environment as well as the safety of the food they feed their families. Shopping locally also gives consumers a way to prioritize and support businesses in their local community," said Austin Kirtley, VP sales and marketing. "We are excited about our partnership with Edible Garden and believe strongly in their model of creating a national brand of sustainably farmed produce cultivated by a network of local farmers."
Terra Tech will remain in charge of marketing and sales functions.
IKEA brings electric vehicle charging stations to Frisco, Texas
IKEA has installed three Blink electric vehicle charging stations at its Frisco, Texas, store location, marking the tenth IKEA store in the United States to expand the service.
Drivers using the service can simply tap their Blink InCard, plug the charger into the station and shop at IKEA while they wait.
At the moment, installation is under way at seven other IKEA locations, with a current planned total of 55.
“We are thrilled at how these electric vehicle charging stations further the sustainability of IKEA Frisco, and now are available to the public,” said Robby Wierman, store manager. “We appreciate the support of CarCharging and Oncor — our partners in helping facilitate and promote the use of EVs in North Texas.”
The proliferation of the charging stations is part of a partnership between IKEA and Car Charging Group, a provider of EV charging services with more than 13,430 stations in 35 states and three countries.