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Episode 622 - :

Patrick Mahomes Drinks A Lot Of Coffee. And He Wants To Share.

+ Michael Fedele, Throne Sport Coffee

NFL superstar Patrick Mahomes and former BodyArmor executive Michael Fedele, the lead investor and founder, respectively, of better-for-you coffee brand Throne Sport Coffee, explain how a genuine connection helped formalize a business relationship, why Throne’s target audience includes both health-minded athletes and blue-collar workers, and the company’s initial focus on C-stores.

Patrick Mahomes Drinks A Lot Of Coffee. And He Wants To Share.2024-05-23T13:44:51+00:00

Episode 621 - :

It’s Time To Get Beyond Plant-Based Battles. Bala To The Rescue.

+ Dr. Farnoush Fadavi, Bala Enzyme

Jacqui’s recap of the recently held Vegan Women’s Summit spurs a conversation about consumer perception of plant-based food and meat alternatives, in particular. We also sit down with Dr. Farnoush Fadavi, the co-founder of Bala Enzyme, an innovative brand of plant-based drink mixes developed to speed recovery and reduce inflammation.

It’s Time To Get Beyond Plant-Based Battles. Bala To The Rescue.2024-05-17T12:45:59+00:00

Episode 620 - :

Why Lance Collins, Creator Of Billion-Dollar Brands, Can’t Stop

Serial entrepreneur Lance Collins – creator of some of the most successful beverage brands of the past two decades, including BodyArmor, Fuze, NOS and Core – talks about his current and past ventures, lessons from successes and missteps, the reason that founders fail and why he encourages them to make “fast mistakes.”

Why Lance Collins, Creator Of Billion-Dollar Brands, Can’t Stop2024-05-17T09:37:13+00:00

Episode 619 - :

Is Superfood Still Relevant? And, Why Is ‘Rampage’ On A Kick?

+ Quentin Jackson, F3

Dates, consumed for millenia, are having a modern moment. But can the superfood maintain its momentum, particularly among mainstream consumers? And, while we’re asking: has “superfood” lost its luster? Taste Radio’s hosts have their say. We also sit down with MMA icon Quentin “Rampage” Jackson, who is a partner with upstart beverage brand F3 Energy.

Is Superfood Still Relevant? And, Why Is ‘Rampage’ On A Kick?2024-05-10T15:45:52+00:00

Episode 618 - :

What Keeps Emma Chamberlain Up At Night? It’s Not The Coffee.

+ Christopher Gallant, Chamberlain Coffee & Buster Houston, Alberstons

Chamberlain Coffee founder Emma Chamberlain and CEO Christopher Gallant join us for a conversation about the brand’s growth strategy and why its identity is anchored by love and modernity. We also unpack Albertsons’ merchandising strategy with Buster Houston, its VP of national merchandising.

What Keeps Emma Chamberlain Up At Night? It’s Not The Coffee.2024-05-22T23:04:40+00:00

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Walmart Is Getting ‘Better.’ But Will Brands Benefit?

When the world’s largest retailer launches a private label brand of better-for-you and affordable food and beverage staples, it stands to reason that their customers will benefit. But how will Walmart's new bettergoods brand impact its existing CPG suppliers? The Taste Radio crew weighs in.

Walmart Is Getting ‘Better.’ But Will Brands Benefit?2024-05-06T15:04:51+00:00

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For Elizabeth Banks, Entrepreneurship Is Like Acting: Unconventional Is The Only Way

Hollywood multi-hyphenate Elizabeth Banks and entrepreneur Marian Leitner, the co-owners of fast-growing canned wine brand Archer Roose, speak about the origins of their relationship; incorporating a sense of adventure, breaking rules and relatable humor into Archer Roose’ marketing strategy; and why entering Target meant being about “to swing at a pitch they could hit.”

For Elizabeth Banks, Entrepreneurship Is Like Acting: Unconventional Is The Only Way2024-04-30T13:20:52+00:00

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Presented by IMMUSE by Kyowa Hakko

How IMMUSE is Changing the Way Consumers Stay Healthy

In this Taste Radio interview, Ray sits down with Dr. Danielle Citrolo, Vice President of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs for Kyowa Hakko USA, to explore IMMUSE, an innovative immune health ingredient. Dr. Citrolo delves into how IMMUSE supports the immune system, reducing the severity and duration of symptoms to promote overall wellness and vitality. As [...]

How IMMUSE is Changing the Way Consumers Stay Healthy2024-05-14T10:02:03+00:00

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It's Not Just You. Everything Looks The Same. Is That A Bad Thing?

Call it the millennial/Gen Z effect. A retro aesthetic is the defining characteristic of modern package design as new brands incorporate the vibe and culture of decades past into product labels. But has the trend made it more challenging for emerging brands to stand out?

It’s Not Just You. Everything Looks The Same. Is That A Bad Thing?2024-04-26T14:21:48+00:00

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Raising Capital? BFG’s $125M Fund Should Be In Your Sights.

+ Tom Spier & Dayton Miller, BFG Partners

Tom Spier and Dayton Miller, managing partners of BFG Partners, a venture capital firm with investments in several high-profile and fast-growing brands, including Olipop and Graza, dive deep into investment strategy, their evaluation of fast-growing categories, how they assess gross margin in the near- and long-term lifecycle of a brand and what a polished pitch says about a founder.

Raising Capital? BFG’s $125M Fund Should Be In Your Sights.2024-04-23T17:11:05+00:00