Food Founders Angela Millin & Mamma Millin not only make delicious treats you can enjoy completely guilt free, they also continuously make lemonade out of lemons. This mother and daughter team share how they manage running a business together, how 2020 has forced them to change how they go to market and how growing the brand became easier than ever with a refreshed lifestyle brand look.
For husband and wife team Tim & Sue Kraus from Mammoth Creameries they couldn’t imagine running a business with anyone other than your spouse. The two share how blind trust in eachother and in others has led them to work successfully together, bring on the right people to help them grow and push through even the most challenging times. What started as a kitchen recipe as a result of type 1 diabetes now lines store shelves in every state in the country - bringing the cleanest label ice cream to everyone who’s in search of it. Mammoth Creameries share how a clean product with a mission and a passionate team can not only change the lives of its founders, but of people who can enjoy the product from across the country too
After finding herself overworked and overstressed, Food Founder Megan Riggs quit her ‘good on paper’ job to discover what she really wanted to do. What first led to a juice company eventually led to the creation of Crunchy Hydration, a line of function beverages to help calm and energize you, using ancient principles and adaptogen ingredients.
Megan shares how sharing her story and the mission she is on has helped her find comanufacturing partners, lead to sales and has allowed her to live her purpose. You’ll also hear how Megan stays balanced and grounded while still going all in on her business.
Food Founder™ Renee Volchko shares how her regular life of adventure and healthy eating led to the birth of the idea for Super Salad Bar™. Numerous prototypes later, she went to market with something that is transforming the bar category.
Renee shares how she’s worked over the years to flex her creativity muscle to help her evaluate good ideas from not so great ones and what eventually led her to go all in on Super Salad Bar. She also shares how being open has led to much of her success and I highlight what I think one of her other super powers as a food founder is.
In this solo episode I share 3 big reasons to focus on branding if you want to drive more sales for your business. Your brand will help you get on your dream retailers shelves and fly right off of them and this episode will show you how and why to do that. If you have a great product but have been going to market with JFN branding, tune in to see why branding is the solution to your sales problem.
In this episode I share that your brand is just one reason wholesale accounts might be saying no to listing your product.
Your product can do more than just feed people. It can inform people, bring people together and educate them about causes and give them hope. Hear Food Founder Melis from Ruya share how she’s using the power of coffee and chocolate to educate people about different cultures and inspire people to live the great American dream.
Hear how Food Founder Chris from Hot Sauce for Everyone has managed growing slowly, steadily and thoughtfully with friends. Chris shares how the company has managed to gain loyal fans, build a look and feel people are drawn to and how they’ve been able to understand who their brand is and isn’t. Chris shares how a group of friends came together to build a food company where everyone can lean into their strengths to make the entire business stronger as a whole.
Food Founder Matt from Matt & Steve’s shares how two young bartenders wanted to make a beloved Canadian drink even better. He shares how they went coast to coast showcasing to potential customers how their product was better than what they were currently using. The company has not only revolutionized the way consumers enjoy this Canadian classic drink, they’ve also continued to bring line extensions to support their mission.
Hear what’s made decision making easier for the company and how they’ve continued to grow sustainably over the years.
When your product is bigger than you, it’s incredible what you can accomplish. Hear Food Founder Lisa of Kuli Kuli share how her desire to help a community in Africa led her to start Kuli Kuli. It wasn’t an overnight business. And it took her day job boss to push her out of the nest to go full time into the business. But now, it’s lining grocery store shelves and opening up the entire Moringa market.
Ideas come from anywhere. In this case, it came from being stuck in an airport. Hear from Food Founder Alisa of Kindroot on how she saw the need for her Adaptogem product in the tired lozenge market. Alisa shares how her brand has been at the heart of her business and how that’s led to lifestyle retailers reaching out to her in an unsuspecting way to list the Kindroot products in their stores.
Food Founder CBM is revolutionizing our food system through Kelp. Not only does this superfood do wonders for the body, it does wonders for the planet and those involved in the supply chain too. Hear how Akua used crowdfunding to not only finance their growth, but also create a loyal fan base of Kelpers. Creating a new category of food products isn’t easy, but it sure can be worth it, especially when it’s for a brighter food future. Hear how Akua is doing just that.
This food founder story starts in a candy factory. Moves into an airstream and now is in every natural food store you know.
Food Founder Joel from Edward & Sons shares his 40+ year journey in the food industry. Joel shares what led to his decision to not manufacture products, but instead import and market them under a trusted family brand. In this podcast we talk about how to ride the waves of the food and beverage industry, how to keep putting out products you believe in and a different approach to looking at growth.
Being a pastry chef and not having a business degree, the food part came easy. Finding mentors, learning from other food founders, taking time outside of the business, and some good old fashioned hustle DNA has helped the Empowered Cookie stay the course as they’ve grown the business.
Food Founder Natalia Barr shares the journey of what it’s been like to launch in the competitive better for you cookie industry. We dive into the lessons she’s learnt along the way and what keeps her motivated, focused and on track in the good times and the tough times as she grow her food company.
Natalia shares why delegating, hiring for what you don’t know and surrounding yourself with the right people can help you fast track your food business success.
The idea came in the midst of a marathon. 10 years later, the company has gone through numerous different names and product lines, always delivering on the idea of personalized nutrition
Food Founder Mark Yount of My Match shares the journey of how the company has had a number of different products over the years all to support the same big vision of personalized nutrition. Mark shares how by being rigid in some areas and flexible in others, they’ve been able to continue to grow and evolve to deliver what the market wants.
In this episode you’ll be reminded food business success is not a straight line forward, but instead a windy road, driven by the market, retailers, competition and consumers.
Food Founder Bella Hughes share how Shaka Tea has been able to grow their business, focus on sustainability and still offer a better for you, delicious and affordable beverage for all.
Bella shares how she was able to bring the Hawaii native plant of mamaki to the masses through Shaka Tea and what the early stages of the company looked like. Before there was national distribution. Before there were investors. Just a family that wanted to bring the nutritious and delicious mamaki tea leaf to America.
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