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Gladstone's Under The Sun, D.B.A. The Caviar of Maine

Gladstone's green, low sugar proprietary process is ready to profit from the $1.1 billion dried fruit market which grew 44% 2005-2010.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Food and Beverage
  • Location Bangor, ME, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2001
  • Employees 5
  • Website

Company Summary

Gladstone’s Under the Sun sells The Caviar of Maine® product line using their proprietary process on wild blueberries and applicable to other fruits. Their fast, efficient, no-waste process produces high quality, low sugar fruit products. Unable to fill sales demand in 2010, the Company has a new custom piece of equipment that eliminates their past bottleneck. Now the Company is ready to achieve and exceed their known sales demand competitively.


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    Craig E. Gladstone
    President / Co-founder

    Craig Gladstone has 30 years of marketing and sales experience, nationally and internationally, as well as executive management experience in the biotech and food industries. His ability to work on the mechanics while understanding the science has allowed this company to implement and continue to run its process successfully. When his time is dedicated to sales, Craig has always been able to outsell the Company’s production capability.

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    Rosemary S. Gladstone
    VP/CFO - Cofounder

    Rosemary Gladstone was CFO in a rapid growth company for 8 years and brought 25 years of financial/operational management skills in manufacturing and healthcare. Her undergraduate work in nutrition and foods helped grow the passion both share for the business. Her ability to generate essential financial information combined with attention to detailed cost accounting and cash flow has been critical for the continuing growth of the business.


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    David Briglia, Washington D.C. and William Ferm, Ellsworth, Maine
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    Coston & McIssac, Bar Harbor, Maine

Previous Investors

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    Food Industry Specialist, Massachusetts
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    Retail Health Food Store Owner, Maine
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    Family Members, Virginia & Florida