State-by-State Impact: Rhode Island

CPG supports 7% of Rhode Island’s economy.

The food, beverage, household and personal care products we make have a positive impact on the lives of every person, every day.

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Impact in Rhode Island

The CPG industry is a force for good in Rhode Island. The products residents rely on to power their day have a massive impact on the state’s economy.

46 K

State Jobs

Employment

5,000

Direct

$2.5 B

Total Income

Labor Income

$267 M

Direct

$4.0 B

Contribution to GDP

Value Added

$417 M

Direct

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Every Day. Everywhere.

Chobani Yogurt provides grant to Rhode Island nonprofit food company

Navyn Salem was living and raising four children in Rhode Island when she founded Edesia Nutrition, a nonprofit CPG company that manufactures peanut-based therapeutic food for malnourished children. Her product, Plumpy’Nut, is utilized by groups like UNICEF and USAID around the world and is supported by 100% of the sales from her other product, MeWe — squeezable, easy-to-swallow nut butters for babies.

Chobani Yogurt took notice and recognized Edesia as part of its business incubator program, which helps cultivate socially-minded CPG companies. The North Kingstown-based company received a $25,000 grant and four weeks of master classes through the Chobani Incubator program.

Edesia employs 65 people representing 20 different countries and has nourished over 9 million children in over 50 countries since its inception in 2010.

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Edesia has nourished over 9 million children in over 50 countries since its inception in 2010.