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Press Releases

Our Chocolate Chip Chewy Granola Bar is a HIT with the Supermarket Guru!

Phil Lempert, the Supermarket Guru posted his review of our Simply Eight Chocolate Chip Chewy Granola Bar today!  We got a HIT! You can also read up on his advice [Read More]

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Startup Grind Kalamazoo Hosted Ernie Pang August 28th, 2014

A nice summary by Stacy Burdette in her blog

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Ernie Pang, Founder of Simply Eight interviewed on Talk Of The Town WOOD Radio, Grand Rapids, MI

Ernie Pang, Founder of Simply Eight live chat with Tommy Dylan – morning talk show host from Star 105.7 Grand Rapids, Michigan.  It was aired on NewaTalk WOOD Radio 1300AM and 106.9FM, [Read More]

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Tommy Dylan of Star 105.7 Grand Rapids radio endorsement – Cross Country Coach

Tommy Dylan’s latest 30 second radio endorsement for our cookies and granola bars on iHeart Radio in Grand Rapids, Michigan  which began airing on April 7th 2014.  This new spot [Read More]

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Tommy Dylan of Star 105.7 – Endorsement of Simply Eight’s Chewy Granola Bars

Here’s the Tommy Dylan’s 30 second radio endorsement on iHeart Radio in Grand Rapids, Michigan  airing from January 2014 to April 2014.

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3/26/2014 – All Simply Eight® LLC products are now Non-GMO Project Verified.

Simply Eight® LLC announced today all four of their products – two chewy granola bars and two cookies – have now received the Non-GMO Project Verified seal. Kalamazoo, Michigan March [Read More]

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Founder, Ernie Pang interviewd by Tommy Dylan of Star 105.7FM

Tommy Dylan interviewed our founder, Ernie Pang,  recently. The  segment was aired on 106.9FM and 1300 AM  during their Talk of Town show. You can hear the interview and great [Read More]

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2/13/14 Simply Eight® LLC receives its first Non-GMO Project Verification.

Simply Eight® LLC announced today it has received the Non-GMO Project Verification seal on its Real Chocolate Chip Cookies. Kalamazoo, Michigan February 3, 2014 — Simply Eight®, a Michigan-based company [Read More]

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Cookies in Spartan D&W Stores

Simply Eight’s Cookies are finally on the shelves at Spartan D&W stores. Go and try a box. They come in Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip. As with all [Read More]

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Fort Custer 2013

We shared some of our Chewy Granola Bars with the racers at the Fort Custer Stampede which is an event with the SWMMBA.

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Articles

Cooking Up Business.
Changing food trends lead to winners and losers.

Published in Grand Rapids Business Journal, May 17, 2013

Jeff Grogg, a Battle Creek consultant to the food industry across the U.S., sees potential trouble ahead for the sugar industry but lots of new opportunities for the growers and processors of fruits and vegetables.

When the focus is on food innovation, “It helps if you can position your company to take advantage of some of these trends — or at the very least, not be going counter to some of the key trends,” said Grogg, whose business is called JPG Resources.<<Read Article>>

 

Food startup gets shelf space at Meijer and Kroger

Simply Eight was launched by former Kellogg employees.

Published in Grand Rapids Business Journal, Apr 12, 2013

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Simply Eight, a small new Kalamazoo business producing minimally processed packaged foods of eight or fewer basic ingredients, has made it on to the shelves in some Meijer and Kroger stores in Michigan, according to its founder, Ernie Pang.

Since March 15, Simply Eight chewy granola bars have been in the breakfast/granola bar aisle of select Meijer stores in West Michigan, and its cookies have been in the natural foods section of select Kroger stores in Michigan since Feb. 15. <<Read Article>>

 

Kalamazoo-basd Firm Launches All-Natural Snack Food Line via Spartan Stores

Published in Mlive, August 3, 2011

KALAMAZOO – The idea was to market a line of breakfast and snack foods that have no artificial preservatives, artificial flavors, artificial colors, hydrogenated oils, trans fats, High Fructose Corn Syrup, or Genetically Modified Organisms — a contrast to many other snack foods.

Working with three partners, Kalamazoo resident Ernie Pang decided to do just that — sell “minimally processed packaged foods for consumers who want simplicity and familiar kitchen pantry ingredients.” <<Read Article>>

 

Videos

Simpler Times

 

Startup Grind hosts Ernie Pang August 28, 2014

 

Simply Eight’s Founder, Ernie Pang, speaks at Western Michigan University’s Entrepreneurship Forum

Ernie Pang Simply Eight Entrepreneur Presentation

 

Simply Eight’s Founder, Ernie Pang speaks with Michigan Entrepreneur TV

(Bloomfield Community Television – Sept 5, 2013)

Simply Eight’s Food Hit Local Store Shelves (WZZM TV13 – ABC’s Grand Rapids, MI affiliate)

 

Simply Eight Sponsors Kent County Girls on The Run