Episode 165 - Kathryn Kavner from Heyday Canning Co. and Kendal Lovejoy from Lovejoy Studios We talk beans, innovation in a sleepy space, the size of the category and product photography.
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Episode 164
Episode 164 - John O'Brien from Chubby Snacks and Jordan Scheltgen from Cave. We talk nut butter sandwiches, scaling, taking on the big guys and content marketing.
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Episode 163
Episode 163 - Ryan Emmons from Waiakea and Jake Bjorseth from Trndsttrs Media We talk water from Hawaii, logistics, distribution and how to separate the story + talk on influencer agency.
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Episode 162
Episode 162 - Bart Adlam from GOOD PLANeT Foods and Luis Edilberto from Praeclare Studio We talk plant based cheese, the market in general, what works and what doesn't, and brand identity.
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Health Series - Episode 2
Episode 2 - Alison Acerra from Strategic Nutrition Design We talk nutrition and its connection to our physical and mental health.
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Episode 161
Episode 161 - Jason Burke from The New Primal & Noble Made and Alex Sunshine from Rising Suns Agency We talk about starting a company with meat sticks and then creating an additional brand of sauce and seasonings, and how that came to be, plus we talk about influencer marketing.
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Special Episode at Natural Products Expo West 2023
Special Episode - Natural Products Expo West 2023 We asked founders, "What are your two top priorities or initiatives this year?"
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Episode 160
Episode 160 - Johnathan Bonnell from Wholly Veggie and Maggie Gremminger from Watering Can LLC We talk frozen foods, innovation in the wings and cheese sticks category, CAN and US distribution, diving into what works, and strategic digital marketing.
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Health Series - Episode 1
Episode 1 - Meghan Swidler Holistic Health Coach We talk about gut health, how foods affect us, and health in general as it relates to exercise and nutrition.
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Investor Series - Episode 5
Episode 5 - Jonathan Sebastiani from Sonoma Brands We talk about his background in CPG, general investments, what they look for in a company, brand and founder, what the market looks like now and how to get through it.
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Episode 159
Episode 159 - Adam Bent from SCOUT and Austin Floyd from ATTN Labs We talk seafood, tuna, lobster, mussels, and more, all premium, building out that growing category and growth marketing.
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Episode 157
Episode 157 - Justin Gill from Bachan's and Steven Cicalese from AMZ Advisers We talk sauces, NorCal, raising capital, Costco, profitability and how to scale on Amazon.
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Episode 156
Episode 156 - Tyler Phillips from Hummii Snacks and Caroline Grace from Product & Prosper We talk better for you candy and go-to-retail strategy.
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Episode 155
Episode 155 - Ari Raz from The Coconut Cult and Matt Rogers from ePax Flexible Packaging We talk yogurt, building through social media, guy health and innovation in packaging.
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Episode 154
Episode 154 - Sydney Chasin from Chasin' Dreams Farm and Alison Smith and Karin Samelson from UMAI Marketing We talk better for you snacks, specific distribution, innovation, and digital and social marketing.
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Episode 153
Episode 153 - Carl Starkey from AWSM Sauce and Jessyca Dewey from The Y Collective We talk food sauces and sustainability, innovation in that category, direct to consumer and the impact of storytelling.
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Episode 152
Episode 152 - Parker Olson from FORIJ and David Abrahams from iLevel Brands We talk granola, state of the CPG space, the brutal headwinds ahead for many brands, plus brokers.
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Episode 151
Episode 151 - Katherine Harvey from Bare Bones and Richard Moniz from Rich Insights Research We talk bone broth, health benefits, growing over the last 8+ years and shopper insights.
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Growth Series - Episode 4
Episode 4 - Dr. James Richardson of Premium Growth Solutions and Author of Brand Building We talk Liquid Death, going hard after your core customer and advertising with no filter, plus Dude Wipes and Chomps mentioned.
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Episode 150
Episode 150 - Simón Sacal from Solely Inc. and Emily Wilcox from Elevate Growth Group We talk dried fruit and other snacks, vertical integration with facilities in Mexico, owning the P&L and innovation, and helping brands sell on Amazon.