Posts by Beth Kaiserman
Target’s new private food label, Whole30 virtual restaurant launches and more in this week’s Checkout.
Former Shark Tank winner Pipsnacks is growing its family of heirloom corn snacks, launching new cheese balls and corn chip dippers into retail this month. The Brooklyn-born company is also rebranding its image, pivoting away from its artisanal roots as it seeks to expand.
Continuing on its goal to create better-for-you, kid-friendly American staples, frozen brand Farmwise is looking toward the start of a meal, launching a new line of appetizers into retail this month.
New technology is following brick-and-mortar grocery shoppers into the store, offering ways to get them in and out faster. Will Glaser, the former co-founder and CTO at music streaming platform Pandora, started Berkeley-based Grabango in 2016 to eliminate checkout headaches.
Snack company Lehi Valley Trading Company’s production manager noticed the company wasn’t making any snacks tailored to Mexican tastes, a growing consumer segment. Now, Lehi is now launching Delicias Gloria (Gloria’s Delights), a new Hispanic-focused snack line.
During Tyson’s third quarter earnings call yesterday, the future of both meat and meat-free items was on the table, as the company reported strong sales in beef and pork and prepares to launch a new meatless chicken line, Raised & Rooted, into retail next month.
Sprouts, Beyond Meat and more brands report Q2 earnings in this week’s Checkout.
Plant-based brands fight labeling laws, find breakfast partnerships in this week’s Checkout.
Edesia Nutrition founder Navyn Salem navigates government relationships to spread fortified peanut butter to malnourished children around the world. Now the nonprofit is also shifting to the consumer side to help solve the problem of peanut allergies.
Ben Simon sees small imperfections as opportunities. As founder and CEO of Imperfect Produce, a produce delivery service currently available in 23 U.S. cities with about 200,000 customers, Simon is leading the fight to end food waste via realistic solutions to engage consumers with food. In May, the company started testing a program, ‘Imperfect Picks,’ to rescue packaged staple items with slight flaws to curb the 8 million tons of food waste that occurs in stores yearly.