Posts by NOSH Staff
As Foxtrot Market, one of the most hyped retailers in recent memory, prepares to open dozens of new locations, we sat down with co-founder/CEO Mike LaVitola to talk about how the company cultivates an intimate understanding of its consumers and why the chain is simultaneously going head-to-head with the likes of Starbucks, 7-Eleven and DoorDash.
Office Hours returns today with a look into the state of the food service channel as a revenue and visibility outlet for food and beverage entrepreneurs. BevNET Editor in Chief Jeff Klineman was joined by Rooted Food Sales’ Matt Cotton and Clay Lichterman of Kodiak Cakes to explore the ways the Covid-19 pandemic cut into food service opportunities and the slow road back for many institutional accounts.
Looking ahead to the second half of this year and beyond, retention of new shoppers, increasing comfort buying CPG online and acceleration of investments by leading retailers in online capabilities is set to drive expansion of online grocery further, representing an estimated 12% of total edible sales.
Elevator Talk Ep. 38: Rowdy Bars, Brave Good Kind, Revolution Gelato, Nostalgia Coffee Roasters, Jackalope Energy
Episode 38 of Elevator Talk features leaders from Rowdy Bars, Brave Good Kind, Revolution Gelato, Nostalgia Coffee Roasters and Jackalope Energy. Watch founders and CEOs introduce their brands and provide a recap of recent news and updates.
This episode features an interview with Wes Henderson, the co-founder and chief innovation officer of Angel’s Envy, as well as a conversation with the founders of two innovative brands that focuses on how each landed placement in their dream retailers: Teresa Tsou, the co-founder of better-for-you snack brand Pipsnacks, and Andrew Suzuka, the founder of organic, vegetable-infused tomato sauce brand Otamot.
In addition to the latest low-carb offerings, June also brought new ice creams from brands such as Tipsy Scoops and McConnell’s while Oats in Coats and Vital Farms innovated in the convenient, better-for-you breakfast category. Check out the gallery for the latest seasonal launches, allergy-friendly innovations and plant-based protein products.
This special edition of the podcast features highlights from interviews with six founders, creators and innovators who joined us on the show during the first half of 2021.
June saw plenty of keto-friendly innovation from brands, ranging from spicy hot chicken chips to low-carb cereals and cookies. Check out the gallery for some of the month’s notable launches, including plant-based, grain-free products from RollinGreens, GOOD TO GO and Woodridge Snacks.
Amy’s Kitchen co-founders Andy and Rachel Berliner spoke about how they’ve maintained their vision and focus for the prepared food brand over the years, how a retirement-aged accountant became the company’s most significant hire, why they are extremely patient when it comes to new product development and why their happiness has never been tied to financial gain.
Alexander Harik, founder and CEO of Zesty Z, a brand of condiments, popcorn and seasonings inspired by the Mediterranean diet, discussed company’s positioning as an authentic food brand designed to reach a broad set of consumers and the process of scaling from a single product to a platform brand.