Incredible journeys that shape the present & future of food & beverage industry

Episode 131 – The Future of Chips – Brand Evolution – Christian of Cabo Chips

It all started 12 years ago in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Today, it is a nationwide brand based out of Southern California. Christian Bunte started Cabo Chips in college and has been doing it ever since. In 2012, he made the decision to focus on the natural retail channels. A pivotal shift that changed everything. […]

Episode 52 – Creating a 1-for-1 Business Model with 2 Degrees Food

Today we get a behind the scenes look at an alternative food business model. 2 Degrees Food is growing rapidly: they are in 2500 stores as well as United and JetBlue airways. Co-founder Lauren Walters walks us through the company philosophy and their keys to success: The why/how of a 1-for-1 food business model How they were […]

Episode 50 – How to Make your Brand Accessible – Ravi Jolly of i heart keenwah

A few years ago, quinoa was still a relatively unknown grain. While today it is more widely known, i heart keenwah still has to educate customers and sample their healthy snacks. Co-founder Ravi Jolly tell us how he and Sarah Chalos developed a tasty quinoa snack and put themselves in a position to catapult their brand on […]

Episode 42 – Better Packaging and a Better Business with Tessa Stuart

To kickoff 2015, we speak with the British queen of food packaging: Tessa Stuart. She is the author of Packed – The Food Entrepreneur’s Guide: How to Get Noticed and How to be Loved (UK / US). I have saved many insightful Kindle highlights from the book and I review it at least once a month. Plenty […]

Episode 39 – How to Form a Successful Food Partnership – Jerri + Steve of Nothin’ But Foods

It started off with ingredient purchasing at local grocery stores. Five years later, they have a copacker and national distribution in over 1,000 stores nationwide. But it sure wasn’t easy! Jerri Graham and Steve Laitmon will explain that “things just got real”. We learn: How to get out of your own way in expansion mode Managing finance […]