Bare Bones Selects Adesso’s Flamingo TPE to Optimize Trade Results & Save Trade Management Time

Bare Bones BrothRolling Meadows, IL. December 1, 2022 – We are excited to welcome Barebones Ventures, LLC, a San Diego-based food company and tastemaker of healthy pantry staples for cooking & sipping, to Adesso’s client community. As a leading innovator in the bone broth space, the company offers a full line of nourishing broth products in traditional liquid and instant powder formats.

Being able to analyze promotion effectiveness to enable continual strategic improvement of promotion planning was a key objective of Bare Bones, typically one of the main challenges CPG manufacturers experience when initially managing trade using spreadsheets. The Bare Bones team selected Adesso’s Flamingo TPE solution as it will immediately enable full visibility into their trade spending and significant time savings when settling deductions.  Additionally, having all trade data in the system ultimately leads to powerful analysis, which empowers their team to optimize trade spending for improved results.

Katherine Harvey, Cofounder & CEO at Bare Bones said, “Trade spend in this industry is notoriously difficult to control and leverage effectively, so we’re excited to partner with Adesso, a solution provider that understands the natural products space. I’m confident their tools will enable us to drill down to analyze and understand exactly what we are spending, and where we can improve promotion effectiveness to grow the business.”

“Our Client Effectiveness team is passionate about our client partners’ success, and we have been working closely with the Bare Bones team to guide them through their setup process,” said Claudia Winegar, Sr. Director of Client Effectiveness at Adesso. “We were excited for another rapid setup & assisting them in making a significant change to their business very quickly. That is our mission here.”

To learn more about Flamingo TPE, Adesso’s complete trade solution for natural-specialty & small-midsized CPG, please contact us at or


Explore Cuisine Powers their Trade & Deduction Management With Adesso’s Redefined & Simplified TPM Solution

Explore Cuisine Greetings from Red Bank

Rolling Meadows, IL. September 24, 2021

We are excited to welcome Explore Cuisine of Red Bank, New Jersey to the Adesso Client Community.  Their natural, organic and gluten-free pastas power and add fuel to your healthy lifestyle. Similarly, Adesso’s Flamingo TPM solution now powers Explore Cuisine’s trade promotions with visibility into spending at direct and indirect customers, as well as dramatically reduced admin time for trade planning and deduction resolution.

With a solid background in the CPG industry, the Explore Cuisine team selected Adesso based on key differentiators within the industry. Most significantly, Adesso’s redefined and simplified standard solution includes the recently updated Annual Planner – a huge time-saver for trade planning, as well as the new Boardwalk solution, which cuts +93% off deduction admin time by addressing the challenge of organizing and consolidating MCB/deduction backup, then simplifies finding the appropriate deal to match to each deduction. Additionally, selecting Adesso means having a solution partner with a lifetime of industry experience who is exclusively focused on the client’s long-term growth plan, and offers unique System Effectiveness Services that ensure success through quick setup, system admin, ongoing training, and usage & performance diagnostics.

Explore Cuisine Logo“We’re thrilled to be onboard with Adesso,” said Jim Magner, VP of Sales at Explore Cuisine. “Having a trade solution that manages our entire trade process will be a game-changer for us. We are especially excited about the Annual Planner and the Boardwalk solution, as these will reduce our admin time tremendously and enable us to analyze spending in all channels to leverage trade for strategic growth.”

“Welcoming Explore Cuisine is exciting for our TPE Client Community,” said Fred Schroeder, President & CEO at Adesso Solutions. “Their team’s industry experience will be an asset through their input into the ongoing evolution of the solution.”

To learn more about Boardwalk and Adesso’s complete trade solution for natural-specialty CPG, please contact Karin Souren, Director of Marketing, at or call 847.342.1095.


Feel Good Foods Selects Adesso to be TPM Partner

Feel Good Foods Joins Adesso for TPM


…Based on Great Value & Ability to Set Up Quickly to Begin 2020 Trade Plans.

Feel Good Foods Selects Adesso for TPMRolling Meadows, IL. June 18, 2019 – Adesso Solutions welcomes Feel Good Foods to the TPE Client Community of North American CPG manufacturers. Feel Good Foods offers chef-inspired snacks made with worry-free, fresh ingredients for crave-worthy flavors that are ready within minutes and built to share.

“We are proud to be the selected solution partner for Feel Good Foods,” said Fred Schroeder, President & CEO at Adesso Solutions. “Our Smart Dashboards reporting, effective deduction management capabilities, unique services and quick setup time were among their top priorities, and it is now our top priority to get them set up quickly so they can begin their trade planning for 2020.”

For additional information, we invite you to visit us online at, or contact Karin Souren, Director of Marketing at or 847-342-1095 x4031.

The Adesso TPE Client Community Welcomes E.T. Browne Drug Company

Rolling Meadows, IL. February 1, 2018 – While Adesso specializes in improving the well-being of our client’s trade budgets, our new partner, E.T. Browne Drug Company is the longest standing proprietors of skin and hair care products for families in the United States. Headquartered in New Jersey for over 50 years, E.T. Browne is especially known for the revolutionary brand Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula. We welcome E.T. Browne to our community of client-partners for trade promotion management & effectiveness!

“I was extremely pleased when E.T. Browne came to us through a long-term connection,” said Fred Schroeder, President & CEO at Adesso Solutions. “It is a testament to the importance of our team’s CPG industry experience and the friends we’ve made along the way.”

For additional information, we invite you to visit us online at, or contact Karin Souren, Director of Marketing at or 847-342-1095 x4031.

Once Upon A Farm Joins Adesso Solutions to the TPE Community of Clients

Rolling Meadows, IL. December 31, 2017 – As the Adesso team dreams of waking up knowing our clients’ trade spending is under control, and outstanding deductions have been reduced as a result of Flamingo Trade Promotion Management (TPM) and our Trade Promotion Effectiveness (TPE) services, Once Upon A Farm also has a big dream: to provide yummy and nutritious “farm-to-family” foods to kids of all ages. It is their plan to grow into new categories, and their vision to provide as many children as possible with the best tasting, most nutritious, and highest quality food utilizing sustainable methods.

“We are excited Once Upon A Farm as joined our client community,” said Rich Jones, Executive Vice President of Technology at Adesso Solutions. “Our systems and services were developed – and continue to evolve – with our clients’ business needs in mind, so our client-partners can focus on strategically growing their business while keeping their trade spending in check.”

For additional information, we invite you to visit us online at, or contact Karin Souren, Director of Marketing at or 847-342-1095 x4031.

Adesso Solutions Welcomes Diamond Foods to the TPE Community of Clients

Rolling Meadows, IL. December 31, 2017 – Adesso Solutions welcomes Diamond Foods to our community of Client-Partners. As Diamond takes immense pride in offering fresh, high-quality and great-tasting nuts for over 100 years, Adesso is proud to partner exclusively with small to medium sized CPG manufactures in North America to measurably, progressively, and systematically improve our clients’ trade promotion effectiveness over the short and long term, through systems, services, community & fun.

“The Adesso team understands the CPG industry, and has done a nice job of thinking through capabilities we need today and might need in the future,” said Willie Enck, Director of Sales, Diamond Foods LLC at Adesso’s recent TPE Community Conference.

For additional information, we invite you to visit us online at, or contact Karin Souren, Director of Marketing at or 847-342-1095 x4031.

TH Foods Joins Adesso’s TPE Client Community for Flamingo TPM and Outsourced System Administration

Rolling Meadows, IL (July 20, 2016) – Adesso Solutions announced today the addition to their community of Client Partners, TH Foods from Loves Park, Illinois. With Adesso’s Flamingo Trade Promotion Management System, as well as the unique Outsourced System Administration services, TH Foods joins an interactive community of CPG manufacturers on their journey to Trade Promotion Effectiveness (TPE). Together, these companies share significant benefits of trade management efficiency, important industry learnings and best practices, and savings in their overall trade spending.

“TH Foods is a great addition to our TPE Community,” said Fred Schroeder, President & CEO of Adesso Solutions. “They are not only in the Retail segment of the CPG industry, but also in the Natural segment. At Adesso, we have focused increasingly on this growing and important segment, in order to offer a solution that is not only affordable to these manufacturers, but a system that is right for them.”

About TH Foods
Begun in 1984, TH Foods has grown from its beginnings as a small food production company called Sesmark, to a formidable still-growing company called Terra Harvest, or TH Foods.  Today, TH Foods has grown into a leading manufacturer in the snack food industry. Known worldwide for our new, innovative snack products, our product line includes a wide array of sesame, corn and rice snack and cracker products.
About Adesso Solutions
Adesso Solutions is a leader in delivering Trade Promotion Effectiveness for small and medium sized Consumer Packaged Goods manufacturers. Adesso leverages their long history and deep expertise in the industry and a unique suite of solutions, including a TPE community for client collaboration, an all-encompassing TPM (Trade Promotion Management) system on a cloud-based SaaS common platform (.Net), and unique consultative services to maximize the trade promotion effectiveness for the whole client community.   

Energems Selects Adesso’s Flamingo TPM System & Outsourced System Administration Service


Adesso Provides Added Energy to Energems’ Trade Promotion Effectiveness

Energems has selected the Flamingo TPM System to not only manage, but also improve trade promotion effectiveness. This TPM system is extremely user friendly, and has all the key functionality to effectively manage their trade promotions, giving them visibility into all aspects of their trade spending.

By also selecting Adesso’s Outsourced Administration Service, Energems gets a dedicated expert who knows the Flamingo TPM System, and who learns their business, which leads to faster administration response time, ensures administration consistency, answers questions and importantly avoids lost time and money from admin turnover, retraining, incorrect usage and incorrect data input. Finally, it’s more affordable than a full-time employee.

About Energems

Energems, the cleaner, healthier and tastier way to get the energy you want, when you want it, are bite-sized chocolate energy supplements made with delicious dark chocolate and just the right amount of caffeine, plus vitamins B and D with no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
One serving, or three gems, is the caffeine-equivalent of a cup of coffee or an energy drink and one serving is only 50 little calories.