Episode 85 - Barry Turner from Lenny & Larry's and Valerie Madamba from Foodwit We talk about a 25 year overnight success, protein muffins, starting with $1400, the difference between then and now when it comes to innovation, celebrating capital raises vs good business, liquidity events, and helping with regulatory.
Episode 84 - Silencia Cox from Motherlove Herbal Company and Shawn Sprauer Deliverr Inc. We talk organic herbal products for moms, having a long standing brand, real innovation, DTC and how to get your product delivered to customers, faster.
Episode 83 - Ted Fleming from Partake Brewing and Will Salcido from Bedrock Analytics We talk non-alcoholic beer, DTC, starting in Canada and bringing it to the US, raising $4M and highlighted sales data.
Episode 82 - Colin Dougherty from CAMSKNS and Alex Stagliano from People's International Racing We talk camera covers, drone covers, a multiple sku business, direct to consumer, and race car advertising.
Episode 81 - Melanie Kahn from Poppilu Lemonade and Adam Pollack from Rodeo CPG We talk juice, experience in big CPG, launching in Target, how a product may or may not fit for DTC, and sales and operations solutions.
Episode 80 - Will Nitze from IQBAR and Prem Shankar from 404 DM We talk food bars, unique proposition, DTC, mistakes often made, and content creation.
Episode 79 - Ian Walker from Hippie Snacks and Morgan Gilliam from Fiddle Software We talk snacks, manufacturing, sole ownership, 25 years in the biz, and a CPG focused platform.
Episode 78 - Jim Lamancusa from Cusa Tea and Daniel Quinones from Front Page Retail We talk coffee and tea, R&D, and got really into DTC model (check that part out), plus a merchandising solution.
Episode 9 - David Paul Miller from The New Primal We talk better for you foods, sales decks, asking questions, believing in the product you sell, hiring a sales rep, and more.
Episode 77 - Kailey Donewald from Sacred Serve and Chris Mauzé from Red Fox Analytics We talk plant-based gelato, being unique in the category, sustainability, how to differentiate yourself, and cpg analytics.
Episode 76 - Greg Meade from CROSSNET and Caleb Siske from Shipware We talk volleyball with a twist, Alibaba, growth through Covid, supply chain issues, and shipping opportunities.
Episode 1 - Christie Lee from Nourishing Food Marketing We talk CPG marketing. Packaging. Story. Founders involvement. Nike and Dove. Lots of gems in here.
Episode 75 - Erica Rankin from Bro Dough and Parry Headrick from Crackle PR We talk cookie dough, being a one woman show, using a commercial kitchen, driving around to deliver each day, going into retail and public relations.
Episode 74 - Jake Karls from Mid-Day Squares and Diego Oquendo from Vulkan First we hit pushups, then we talk refrigerated bars, going into business with family, positivity in the mission, building the business in Canada and now focusing on the US, the goal of going public, and helping brands advertise.
Episode 9 - Matt Davis from Kettle & Fire We talk all things sales, bone broth, sales decks, having a great team and great brand, listening more than talking and more.
Episode 73 - Sashee Chandran from Tea Drops and Ben Nussbaum from Happy Hour Media Group We talk innovation in tea, pitching at events, networking, raising capital, building a direct to consumer business, and reenergizing marketing and advertising.
Episode 8 - Michelle Prychidny from Mid-Day Squares We talk bar category (refrigerated), why the founder is so important to the sales process, not using a deck to sell, synergy between great brands, and more.
Episode 72 - Dean Eberhardt from Hoplark and Dakota Wyatt from CMG We talk beer that's not beer nor is it non- alcoholic beer, first to market, where it sits in retail, moving into DTC, manufacturing on your own, and advertising on different platforms.
Episode 71 - Caitlin Logue from 5280 Coffee Co. and Jack Shannon from Recess We talk single serve coffee, Denver, sustainability in innovation, new products, and sponsoring socially distant events.
Episode 7 - Matt Meloy from Chomps We talk low sugar condiments, competitive bbq, health and fitness enthusiasts, broader consumers, and helping brands who use Shopify.