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How To Become The ‘Envy’ Of Your Competition, One Dream Retailer At A Time

+ Wes Henderson, Angel's Envy; Teresa Tsou, Pipcorn; Andrew Suzuka Otamot

This episode features an interview with Wes Henderson, the co-founder and chief innovation officer of Angel's Envy, who chronicled the history and development of the revered whiskey brand and how the company rapidly scaled while staying true to its values. This podcast also includes a conversation with the founders of two innovative brands that focuses on how each landed placement in their dream retailers. Teresa Tsou, the co-founder of better-for-you snack brand Pipcorn, and Andrew Suzuka, the founder of organic, vegetable-infused tomato sauce brand Otamot, discussed their respective paths into Whole Foods and Sprouts, and revealed key steps along the way.

How To Become The ‘Envy’ Of Your Competition, One Dream Retailer At A Time2021-07-13T10:10:19+00:00

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The New Rules For Success In Food And Beverage

This is a special edition of the podcast which highlights interviews with six founders, creators and innovators who joined us on the show during the first half of 2021, including Denise Woodard, the founder and CEO of Partake Foods; Mike Fata, the founder of Manitoba Harvest; Lezlie Karls Saltarelli, Nick Saltarelli and Jake Karls, the co-founders of Mid-Day Squares; Bill Moses, the founder and CEO of Flying Embers; Ayeshah Abuelhiga, the founder and CEO of Mason Dixie Foods; and Seth Goldman, the co-founder of Honest Tea and Eat The Change and the chair of the board for Beyond Meat.

The New Rules For Success In Food And Beverage2021-07-06T10:46:49+00:00

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Why Staying ‘Fiercely Independent’ Helped Amy's Kitchen Become A $600M Brand

+ Andy and Rachel Berliner, Amy's Kitchen

Amy’s Kitchen co-founders Andy and Rachel Berliner spoke about how they’ve maintained their vision and focus for the prepared food brand over the years, how a retirement-aged accountant became the company’s most significant hire, why they are extremely patient when it comes to new product development and why their happiness has never been tied to financial gain.

Why Staying ‘Fiercely Independent’ Helped Amy’s Kitchen Become A $600M Brand2021-06-30T23:16:14+00:00

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From ‘Z’ To A -- How This Fast-Growing Brand Flipped The Script To Win On Shelf

+ Alexander Harik, Zesty Z

Alexander Harik, founder and CEO of Zesty Z, a brand of condiments, popcorn and seasonings inspired by the Mediterranean diet, discussed company’s positioning as an authentic food brand designed to reach a broad set of consumers, the process of scaling from a single product to a platform brand and how he’s navigated challenges and surprising roadblocks as an Arab-American food entrepreneur.

From ‘Z’ To A — How This Fast-Growing Brand Flipped The Script To Win On Shelf2021-07-20T09:45:07+00:00

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How Did Chloe’s Execute The Perfect Pivot? They Understood The Opportunity.

+ Chloe Epstein and Michael Sloan, Chloe's

Chloe Epstein and Michael Sloan, the co-founders of better-for-you frozen novelty brand Chloe’s, explained why they shifted focus from foodservice to packaged goods, the leap from a slow and steady growth strategy to one that embraced national distribution and why Chloe’s is not shy about putting a target on the back of big CPG.

How Did Chloe’s Execute The Perfect Pivot? They Understood The Opportunity.2021-06-30T23:15:03+00:00

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How Does A Challenger Brand Become A Champion? It’s The Essence Of ‘Flow’.

+ Nicholas Reichenbach, Flow Water

Nicholas Reichenbach, the founder and executive chairman of Flow Water, a premium brand of spring-sourced alkaline water known for its use of sustainable carton packaging, spoke about the company’s decision to go public just six years after its launch, how he’s attracted celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Halle Berry to support the brand and how Flow’s marketing strategy is getting consumers to trade up.

How Does A Challenger Brand Become A Champion? It’s The Essence Of ‘Flow’.2021-06-30T23:13:57+00:00

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Making The Band: How Mid-Day Squares Became One Of The Hottest Brands in CPG

+ Lezlie Karls Saltarelli, Nick Saltarelli and Jake Karls, Mid-Day Squares

Lezlie Karls Saltarelli, Nick Saltarelli and Jake Karls, the co-founders of Mid-Day Squares, a brand of hybrid chocolate and protein bars, spoke about how the company has achieved its rapid start, the keys to its unique and compelling social strategy, how consistent communication with the brand’s consumers gave the brand a solid foundation on which to build and why a business therapist has been vital to their development.

Making The Band: How Mid-Day Squares Became One Of The Hottest Brands in CPG2021-06-30T23:14:31+00:00

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Post-KeVita, Bill Moses Is Once Again ‘Flying’ High… And Sharing His Blueprint For Success

Bill Moses, the co-founder of KeVita and the founder and CEO of fast-growing beverage alcohol brand Flying Embers, spoke about why “online success dictates the rationalization of taking a product to market,” how the company effectively allocates resources across its product lines and why having “the least polarizing liquid” is key to its innovation strategy. He also explained why personal relationships with wholesalers are critical and the importance of finding balance amid an intense drive to win.

Post-KeVita, Bill Moses Is Once Again ‘Flying’ High… And Sharing His Blueprint For Success2021-05-26T12:49:38+00:00

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Why A-Listers Nina Dobrev and Julianne Hough Are Betting Big On ‘Fresh’

Actresses Nina Dobrev and Julianne Hough are best known for their work in films such as “Lucky Day” and “Rock of Ages” along with popular television shows “The Vampire Diaries” and “Dancing with the Stars.” Now, they’re aiming to be equally recognized in the wine business as the co-owners of premium low-calorie wine brand Fresh Vine Wine.

Why A-Listers Nina Dobrev and Julianne Hough Are Betting Big On ‘Fresh’2021-05-18T10:24:48+00:00

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Why Whole Foods Bit On -- And Built Around -- This ‘Wilde’ Concept

+ Jason Wright, Wilde Brands

Jason Wright, the co-founder and CEO of chicken- and pork-based chip brand Wilde Brands, explained how he was able to land investment without having a finished product, why he regrets working with a co-packer, how he collaborated with retail buyers to establish a new protein-centric segment within the snack category and why the keys to winning consumers over always begins with taste.

Why Whole Foods Bit On — And Built Around — This ‘Wilde’ Concept2021-05-11T09:53:07+00:00