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NAVYN SALEM, right, founder and CEO of North Kingstown-based food manufacturer Edesia Inc., reacts to receiving a $25,000 donation on 'The Drew Barrymore Show' that aired March 23 from Perdue Farms. Barrymore then matched the donation, giving Edesia $50,000. / COURTESY YOUTUBE.COM

Edesia receives $50K gift on ‘Drew Barrymore Show’; funds will help...

NORTH KINGSTOWN – An appearance on the NBC’s “Today” show subsequently led to a pleasant financial surprise for Edesia Inc. on another daytime talk...
THE HONOREES of PBN's inaugural 25 Over Fifty-five event stand before Aldrich Mansion in Warwick on Thursday. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Inaugural 25 Over Fifty-five honorees feted for achievement, contributions

WARWICK – Corporate and entrepreneurial success were on display Thursday evening for 275 attendees at Providence Business News’ first 25 Over Fifty-five event held...
FACTORY CERTIFIED: Ronald Yanku has been credited with boosting Edesia Inc.’s production of lifesaving nutritional packets with robotics, while cutting costs and maintaining jobs. He’s plant operations director for the nonprofit.
 / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Ronald Yanku, 25 Over Fifty-five

25 Over Fifty-Five 2019 Award Winner RONALD YANKU | Plant operations director, Edesia Inc. RONALD YANKU’S 34 YEARS in manufacturing all led to his most...
FOOD INSPECTORS: Employee Maria Velez, left, and CEO Navyn Salem check food packages as they move along the production line at the Edesia plant in North Kingstown.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Edesia assembles ready-to-use remedy for the world’s hungriest

Edesia INC. Overall Excellence, 50-149 employees | 2019 PBN Manufacturing Awards Producing peanut-based, ready-to-use foods that help treat different degrees of malnutrition experienced by pregnant women...

Edesia’s Salem named EY’s N.E. Entrepreneur of the Year 2018

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Edesia Inc. founder and CEO Navyn Salem has received Ernst & Young LLP’s Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 Award in the...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Navyn Salem

Navyn Salem | CEO, Edesia Inc. 1. On March 15, Edesia launched a new corporate-giving program that would see company logos emblazoned on Edesia...
Having seen juvenile malnutrition in her father's native Tanzania, Navyn Salem started making ready-to-use food in Rhode Island. Edesia's success has led the nonprofit to expand this spring, growing jobs here and expanding where it can combat childhood hunger globally. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Nutrition nonprofit Edesia launches corporate giving program

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Nonprofit Edesia announced Thursday that it is launching a new corporate giving program, allowing companies to participate in producing its humanitarian...
DONATIONS MADE BY Alex And Ani Charity By Design from the sales of its Stellar Love bracelet funded the purchase of a new assembly line for North Kingstown-based nonprofit Edesia Nutrition. / COURTESY ALEX AND ANI

Alex and Ani bracelet sales fund assembly line for nonprofit Edesia

PROVIDENCE - North Kingstown-based nonprofit Edesia Inc. purchased a new assembly line to aid in the production of its "ready-to-use" foods with the help...
NEW HOME: When Edesia moved into its new manufacturing facility in the Quonset Business Park in 2016, it expanded the capacity of the nutritional supplement manufacturer. / COURTESY EDESIA

Midsize companies, 15, Edesia Inc.

Employees in R.I.: 60 Founder and CEO Navyn Salem Questions answered by: Priscilla Gonzalez, human resources manager What three words best describe your staff? Dedicated, diverse, mission-driven. What...

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