Wellness product manufacturing and fulfillment
Blue Core (BCL) is redefining beverage manufacturing as the first fully sustainable and renewable-powered beverage manufacturing operation in the U.S. BCL was established in 2020 when BCL’s parent, GFE Sustainable, spun-out three of its premier assets:
- 72 acres of strategically positioned land in Beaver County Utah
- A spring water aquifer
- 5.0MW of geothermal resource
Blue Core’s initial focus was on leveraging its unique asset base to build a sustainable co-packing and private label manufacturing platform. The platform would be powered by the geothermal asset and draw water from the spring water aquifer. In 2022, BCL executed a transformative acquisition through the purchase of Rethink Brands (Rethink). The acquisition of Retink gave BCL a mature upstream business which included 20,000 points of distribution, long-term customer relationships with leading retailers (ex: Walmart) and a low-sugar beverage portfolio. The combined business offers a powerful value proposition given BCL’s sustainable manufacturing platform coupled with the vertical integration. For U.S. retailers, BCL addresses a key need given that net-zero commitments necessitate de-carbonizing supply chains. The next phase of greenhouse gas (ghg) reporting requirements specifically focuses on supply chain emissions which will be factored into ESG ratings. This puts additional pressure on retailers to find sustainable manufacturing partners. As a first mover, BCL is poised to capitalize on these market opportunities.