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Beneficial Blends



Since entering the market with Kelapo® Coconut Oil in 2009, Beneficial Blends has evolved into the premier organic certified private label and co-packer for organic, natural and conventional food manufacturing. Located in Tampa Bay, Beneficial Blends partners with the MacDonald Training Center to provide disability-neutral employment to their network of talented individuals. By 2019, Beneficial blends has committed to hiring an additional 50 Tampa Bay residents. In addition to creating jobs, Beneficial Blends supports initiatives such as Stand Up Tampa and Make It Tampa Bay to help grow the local economy.

Erin Meagher

Prior to creating Kelapo®, Erin was a high school business teacher with a passion for motivating students to pursue entrepreneurship. At the urging of her students to follow her own entrepreneurial advice, Erin launched Kelapo in 2009 with the goal of producing the very best quality coconut oil on the market, while ensuring fair and ethical treatment of the farmers who cultivate it. Since then, she has led her company in triple digit growth, putting Beneficial Blends on the INC 5000 list three for consecutive years. Erin loves Tampa Bay and is passionate about building the economy and creating an even better place to live and do business by being active with Stand Up Tampa, Make It Tampa Bay and the EDC.

Erin Meagher