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South Pacific Tuna Corp. and AFT Holdings, Inc. Donate Funds to Marshall Islands Food Bank | October 21, 2015
AFT Holdings, Inc announces it has concluded an initial investment into Flowvella, a technology company founded by Brent Brookler that is in the initial stages of introducing presentation software | May 14, 2015
IN THE NEWS
AFT Holdings Highlights 2017 Initiatives, Creates New Cornerstone Entity All About Healthy Foods
Business Wire | 1.8.18
SAN DIEGO--AFT Holdings, Inc. (AFT), today announced a number of initiatives in its global portfolio of companies, positioning the investment firm for continued growth in 2018 and beyond. Additionally, the firm issued a number of updates to its operations structure.
Atlantic Natural Foods snaps up plant-based food maker Neat Foods
Food Navigator | 12.1.15
Lancaster, PA-based Neat Foods – a small, but rapidly-growing player in the plant-based foods category – has been acquired by Atlantic Natural Foods LLC, which makes canned vegetarian products under the Meatless Select and Caroline’s brands.
San Diego-based investment firm to buy neat foods
Lancaster Online | 11.30.15
AFT Holdings, through its subsidiary Atlantic Natural Foods, has signed a letter of intent to acquire the company. The transaction is to be completed by year-end.
Hines: South Pacific Tuna fleet expansion dependent on health of Western Pacific fishery
Undercurrent News | 11.26.14
An expansion of the number of vessels managed by South Pacific Tuna Corp. is dependent on challenges that will shape the future of the Western Pacific tuna fleet, executive director Doug Hines said. The former Bumble Bee Foods chief operating officer (COO) told Undercurrent News that challenges to the fleet include sustainability, overcapacity, compliance and access to fisheries.
Long-Time Leader in Tuna Industry Moves to “Fishless” Market
Press Release | 5.21.14
J. Douglas Hines, CEO and Managing Director of AFT Holdings, Inc., and long-time tuna industry senior executive, has entered the “Fishless” tuna market. Mr. Hines announced his ownership of Atlantic Natural Foods (ANF), makers of Meatless Select™ and Caroline’s™ Fishless Tuna products, at the 13th INFOFISH World Tuna Trade Conference this week in Bangkok, Thailand. Atlantic Natural Foods manufactures affordable canned meatless alternative protein products.
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AFT Holdings Invests in Crowdfunding Startup Seedrs
Crowdfund Insider | 2.1.14
United Kingdom based startup Seedrs, the world’s first fully regulated equity crowdfunding platform open to investors and entrepreneurs throughout Europe, has received an investment from AFT Holdings, an international investment and management company.
Former Fairvue sales trailer becomes $15K donation to Habitat
Gallatin News Examiner (Tennessee) | 1.26.13
A sales building on a Fairvue Plantation property that drew the annoyance of the subdivision’s homeowners association was put to good use and donated to Habitat for Humanity of Sumner County recently. “Our average donation is $300 ... so this is very significant,” said Dyer, who was the organization’s director for three years until he retired Dec. 31. “If we got those once a year we’d be tickled to death.”
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Firm Donates Properties for Habitat for Humanity
Gallatin News Examiner (Tennessee) | 1.17.13
Happy Dragon Investments, LLC, a West Coast investment firm, has donated several of its newly acquired building structures to Habitat for Humanity of Sumner County TN Inc., a non-profit housing ministry. “Happy Dragon’s donation to Habitat aligns with our company’s practice of supporting community interests and well-being in the states and localities where we do business,” said J. Douglas Hines, managing director of Happy Dragon Investments, LLC.
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Atlantic Natural Foods Finds Buyers
Rocky Mount Telegram (North Carolina) | 12.15.12
For several years, Atlantic Natural Foods in Nashville has been producing a line of vegetarian foods for a major corporation that sells the products mainly to Seventh Day Adventists. Due to confidentiality agreements, the company cannot identify its customer. The company recently embarked upon a new venture, creating its own line of vegetarian foods that it plans to sell either under its own name or to upscale groceries that want to create their own lines.
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