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Episode 236 - :

G.O.A.T. Fuel: Jerry Rice & Jaqui Rice

NFL legend Jerry Rice and Jaqui Rice, the co-founders of G.O.A.T. Fuel, spoke about the inspiration behind, planning and launch of the better-for-you energy drink brand and how they’re leveraging Jerry’s fame in a way that’s authentic to its positioning. They also discussed the products’ unique formulation, how they evaluate partnerships and the reason that Jerry’s name is not on the label.

Taste Radio Ep. 236: The NFL’s G.O.A.T. Is Fueled By Mushrooms. And He’s Ready To Share.2021-01-06T09:56:16+00:00

Insider Episode 108 - :

There’s Opportunity In Adversity. Just Ask These Founders.

This special edition of Taste Radio Insider highlights actionable insights and advice from interviews with four founders, creators and investors who joined us on the show during the second half of 2020. Our guests include Greg Fleishman, Co-Founder/CEO, Foodstirs; Jing Gao, Founder & CEO, Fly By Jing; Carlton Fowler, Managing Partner, Goat Rodeo Capital; and Breezy Griffith, Co-Founder & CEO, SkinnyDipped.

Taste Radio Insider Ep. 108: There’s Opportunity In Adversity. Just Ask These Founders.2021-04-18T18:48:17+00:00

Episode 235 - :

Body By Jake/Don’t Quit: Jake Steinfeld

Fitness icon, actor and entrepreneur Jake Steinfeld opened up about his background as an innovator, how he identifies synergies and alignment with consumer brands and the keys to cultivating a winning personality. He also shared the most important lessons he’s learned about business and how he developed his meal-replacement drink brand Don’t Quit from concept into a market-ready line.

Taste Radio Ep. 235: ‘Don’t Quit’ And The Rules That Define Jake Steinfeld’s Decades Of Success2020-12-22T10:40:35+00:00

Insider Episode 107 - :

Why Successful Innovation Begins With The Consumer

+ Francesco Amodeo, Don Ciccio & Figli

In this episode, we’re joined by Francesco Amodeo, the president and co-founder of Don Ciccio & Figli, an acclaimed distiller of handcrafted Italian herbal liqueurs and ready-to-drink cocktails based in Washington, D.C. Within our expansive interview, Amodeo explained why obsession has been key to the company’s success and how brands can adopt a modern approach to a legacy category.

Taste Radio Insider Ep. 107: Why Successful Innovation Begins With The Consumer2021-04-18T18:48:17+00:00

Episode 234 - :

Once Upon A Farm: Jennifer Garner & John Foraker

Once Upon a Farm co-founders Jennifer Garner and John Foraker spoke about the evolution of the company’s strategy for winning over retail buyers, merchandising and communicating brand attributes over recent years and why they believe that “everything starts with the consumer.” They also discussed the company’s relationship with Save The Children and its response to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Taste Radio Ep. 234: ‘Once’ Co-Founders Garner & Foraker Open Up About The Importance Of Mission, Middle America & BLM2020-12-08T13:18:54+00:00

Insider Episode 106 - :

The ‘Future’ Of Millennial & Gen Z Brands

+ Justin Fenchel, Aimy Steadman, Brad Schultz, Co-Founders, Future/Proof

The co-founders of next-generation beverage company Future/Proof, spoke about why naiveté, scrappiness and business school connections were critical to the early development of their flagship brand, BeatBox Beverages. They also explained why over-preparation is key to fundraising and how the convergence of lifestyle and liquid play into the company’s trade and consumer marketing strategies.

Taste Radio Insider Ep. 106: The ‘Future’ Of Millennial & Gen Z Brands2021-04-18T18:48:17+00:00

Episode 233 - :

Bodega Catena Zapata: Laura Catena

Laura Catena, managing director of lauded Argentine winery Bodega Catena Zapata and a San Francisco-based emergency room physician, explained how her professions intersect in ways that make her better in both roles, why she feels a heavy responsibility of carrying the whole country of Argentina on her shoulders and discussed her passion for achieving sustainability through innovation.

Taste Radio Ep. 233: Why This Acclaimed Vintner & Physician Urges Entrepreneurs To ‘Really Listen To People Who Disagree With You’2020-11-24T09:52:41+00:00

Insider Episode 105 - :

How To Disrupt An Industry? Consider A ‘Tailored’ Strategy.

+ Stu Aaron and Martin Janousek, Bespoken Spirits

Stu Aaron and Martin Janousek, co-founders of Bespoken Spirits, a modern distilling company which claims that it can precisely tailor spirits to a desired aroma, color and taste, spoke about they are attempting to win over stakeholders and gatekeepers, how they validated their process and products and why they described Bespoken as an enabler of change, rather than a change itself.

Taste Radio Insider Ep. 105: How To Disrupt An Industry? Consider A ‘Tailored’ Strategy.2021-04-18T18:48:17+00:00

Episode 232 - :

Frey Farms: Sarah Frey

Sarah Frey, founder & CEO of Frey Farms, spoke about how she engineered her company’s remarkable turnaround despite having no formal business training, how she identified and utilized advantages her company had over larger competitors and how she navigated Walmart’s corporate culture. She also discussed how consumers’ relationship with food has evolved during the Covid era and what she’s learned about building a beverage brand.

Taste Radio Ep. 232: How Sarah Frey Won Over Walmart On The Way To Over $1 Billion In Sales2020-11-10T12:16:45+00:00

Insider Episode 104 - :

The First Step To Securing Millions In Venture Capital? It’s Easier Than You Think.

+ Filipp Chebotarev, Cambridge SPG

Filipp Chebotarev, co-founder of venture capital firm Cambridge SPG, spoke about what he learned from developing an unsuccessful food brand, effective strategies for initiating and cultivating relationships with investors, why he’ll review a 70-page pitch deck under the right circumstances and the general rules that predict success in food and beverage.

Taste Radio Insider Ep. 104: The First Step To Securing Millions In Venture Capital? It’s Easier Than You Think.2021-04-18T18:48:18+00:00