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Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Episode 129

Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Episode 129

Episode 129 - Billal Sidiq with Bolani and Ryan Pintado-Vertner with Smoketown LLC  We talk flatbreads and dips, farmer's markets, 55 of them a week, going from $0 to $14M to $0 and now starting it up again, family business, good products, and helping brands reach their full potential. 

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Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Episode 128

Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Episode 128

Episode 128 - Live at Expo West 2022 Marks asks 19 CPG Brand founders at Expo West "If a brand new founder to CPG who is starting a food and beverage company is coming to you for one piece of advice before they get started...What is it?" 

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Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Episode 127

Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Episode 127

Episode 127 - Daniel Kurzrock from ReGrained and Samiksha Garg from Marketing Inbox We talk Bay Area, upcycling, rescuing nutritious grains, selling the ingredient vs creating own products, and email marketing.

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Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Episode 126

Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Episode 126

Episode 126 - Sterling Jones from JOJO's Chocolate and Jamie Allebach from Allebach Communications We talk about the story of Jojo's, how it started, low to no sugar chocolate, distribution, raising capital, and helping CPG brands succeed.

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Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Episode 125

Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Episode 125

Episode 125 - Sandra Velasquez from NOPALERA and Danielle Kidney from The Creative Pack We talk bath and body products, having experience in CPG sales to help, being a premium brand, nabbing a big retailer early and product packaging.

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Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Episode 124

Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Episode 124

Episode 124 - Anouck Gotlib from Belgian Boys and Nicole Howerton from Givz We talk European treats, the story behind it, how the founder and CEO met, supply chain, moving into breakfast, and giving back.

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Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Sales Series - Episode 14

Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Sales Series - Episode 14

Episode 14 - Laura Troiano from Mush We talk sales objectives from last year, who procures buyer meetings, how data or lack thereof can benefit you, showing incremental value as a brand, and why VALUE is so important. This is all things SALES.

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Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Episode 123

Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Episode 123
We talk on a company that houses 4 separate brands, all applying science and technology to its innovations, animal-free dairy, and more, plus marketing services for plant-based businesses.

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Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Episode 121

Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Episode 121

Episode 121 - Mark Samuel from IWON Organics and Kyle Salathe from Elite Printing & Packaging, Inc. We talk IWON, how it started, extruded snacks, distribution, money, growth and a one stop packaging stop.

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Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Episode 120

Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Episode 120

Episode 120 - Loren Brill Castle from Sweet Loren's and Chrissy Mize from Raw Honey Copy We talk cookie dough, NY to Cali, mass scale distribution, supply chain issues and copywriting for CPG industry.

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Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Episode 119

Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Episode 119

Episode 119 - Laurel Orley from Daily Crunch and Sarah Nathan from Bloom CPG We talk sprouted almonds, experience in CPG, not quitting your day job, distribution and helping cpg brands.

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Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Episode 118

Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Episode 118

Episode 118 - Elizabeth Giannuzzi from Siren Snacks and Ben Steuart from Steuart Contract Packaging  We talk protein snacks, innovating in college, moving from commercial kitchen to scale, retail opportunities and contract manufacturing.

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Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Episode 117

Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Episode 117

Episode 117 - Adams Chimera from Root'd and Lisa Thorson from Caboodle We talk multivitamin powders, launching during covid, national launches with Sprouts and Whole Foods, when or when not to go DTC, and helping brands win.  

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Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Episode 116

Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Episode 116

Episode 116 - Brittany Fuisz from Malibu Mylk plus Chelsea Thomason and Kellie McCormick from Prodio We talk flax milk, SoCal, regional partners, co-packing and putting branding pieces together.  

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Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Episode 115

Let's Eat with Mark Samuel - Episode 115

Episode 115 - Emile Johnson from Goode Foods and Jack Howard from Payability We talk about 18 years in the business, canned foods, government business, transitioning to wholesale, bringing on his son and finance options.

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