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Consumer goods giant Unilever, CPG data analytics leaders SPINS and IRI, and new, innovative c-store The Goods Mart will take the NOSH Live Winter 2018 stage in less than two weeks.
Ugly Drinks co-founders Hugh Thomas and Joe Benn discussed growth planning for both the U.S. and U.K. markets, how the perspective of Ugly as a “digital brand” has shaped its overall business strategy, and how its loyal consumers — aka the “Ugly Mob” — have enabled the company to rapidly iterate and innovate.
Samy Kobrosly, Co-founder and Chief Snack Bagger of Snacklins, has reimagined indulgent junk food with a line of crunchy, salty vegan chicharrones made from mushrooms, onions and yucca root. At 80 calories per bag with a low price point, the brand offers consumers a healthy and affordable vegan version of a popular meat snack.
Daily Harvest is breaking out of the cup. Last week the brand launched a new product line that strays from its core cup packaging and subscription model for the first time. The brand also opens a new interactive retail space this week. Founder and CEO Rachel Drori told NOSH that the new products were “co-created” with the brand’s customers.
This week a retailer decided to make it a little harder to get your sugar fix, while another may have had an interesting connection to the midterm elections. And in product news, Beyond Meat may see new competition in retail.
Although there are increasingly more and more new brands in the ice cream category, two leaders — Nestle and Unilever — own over one third of the market share. But leaders can fall if they don’t stay ahead of the curve. In response to these changing dynamics, last month Unilever launched Culture Republick, its first new ice cream brand in 16 years, with the aim of drawing in shoppers with an offering that incorporates both probiotics and purpose.
Joe Carr, Co-founder and CEO of Serenity Kids, uses pasture-raised meats and organic vegetables to offer an alternative baby food option. The paleo-inspired brand is low in sugar and high in fat, with a higher percentage of meat than competitors. The company has committed to sourcing ingredients from farmers that practice regenerative agriculture, appealing to millennial parents who care about environmental impact.
We’re excited to share the full agenda for the Cannabis Forum for Food and Beverage, presented by BevNET and NOSH. Food and beverage companies are looking at the cannabis space as a huge opportunity, while cannabis companies are seeking to forge partnerships with food and beverage companies to bring both CBD and THC into the market. It’s a big opportunity, and our deep dive into that space will take place on Dec. 1 at the Le Meridien Delfina in Santa Monica, Calif.
From Walmart embracing a vegan meat alternative to brands playing with trendy ingredients seeing new retail pickup, here are some of the newest wins in retail for brands.
Former Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong joined us for an intriguing interview about his current career as a podcaster and investor, whose portfolio includes a stake in cold brew brand High Brew Coffee.
A battle over the facts — nutrition facts that is — has come to a close. This week better-for-you snack producer Lenny & Larry’s agreed to settle a lawsuit over whether its cookies contained the advertised amount of protein.
This week several major strategics held their third quarter earnings calls. Although certainly on a different scale than the average food company’s quarterly recap, the calls provide a look inside to how some of the biggest companies in the industry are thinking about key topics such as acquisitions and new category focuses.
Taste Radio Insider Ep. 6: The CBD Gold Rush; David Yeung’s Dream of a Green Monday and Omnipork For All
How CBD became the hottest ingredient in food and beverage and the factors affecting its future; A conversation with international businessman and investor David Yeung whose global platform, Green Monday, is influencing how governments and corporations consider plant-based food.
In 2016, Target launched emerging frozen brand Yummy Spoonfuls nationwide into almost every store, and in doing so, was one of the first retailers to focus on reinvigorating the baby food category. Now, two years later, after a series of strategic decisions, the brand has relaunched nationwide with a new focus on toddler nutrition.
Here’s your first chance to look at the official agenda for the NOSH Live conference coming up in Santa Monica on Nov. 29 and 30 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. Carefully assembled to give the universe of food entrepreneurs and their partners a look into strategies for growth, problem-solving and connection, a look at the program highlights the following key areas.