Emanuel Storch On Restaurant Quality Comfort Foods
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by Duncan Alney, Emanuel Storch
1w ago
Emanuel Storch is the CEO of Blackbird Foods, a plant-based food company providing vegan seitan, frozen pizza, and plant-based meat to retail and wholesale customers. Under his visionary leadership, Blackbird Foods has successfully expanded its operations to over 3000 stores and 350 restaurants. Before his current role, Emanuel was in charge of overseeing operations at Simply Gum. He is deeply passionate about entrepreneurship, sustainable food, and agriculture and has shown a remarkable ability to leverage his expertise in these areas to drive business growth and profitability. In this episod ..read more
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From Music to Kombucha: Trey Lockerbie's Journey
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by Duncan Alney, Trey Lockerbie
1w ago
Trey Lockerbie is the Co-founder and CEO of Better Booch, a premium single-batch kombucha brewed, bottled, and canned in downtown Los Angeles. He has been a musician traveling the world who prioritizes health and wellness. Trey is also a CNBC contributor and a member of Vistage Worldwide, Inc., the world’s largest executive coaching and peer advisory organization, bringing together leaders to learn and grow. He was also the host of We Study Billionaires, the #1 investing podcast in the world, with over 115 million downloads. Growing Better Booch to $7 million in revenue before accepting extern ..read more
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Osena: The Only Sugar-Free Spiked Coconut Water In The World
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by Duncan Alney, Chris Allen
3w ago
Chris Allen is the Co-founder of Osena Spiked Coconut Water, a beverage brand that creates better-for-you alcohol options. Osena drinks are made with coconut water, naturally occurring electrolytes, 100 calories, and zero sugar for the health-conscious fun seeker. A serial entrepreneur passionate about human health, Chris’ expertise spans food and beverage, wellness, health technology, biotechnology, and retail. Before founding Osena, he spent five years in the corporate finance program at Johnson & Johnson. With an MBA from The Wharton School, Chris’ roots are deeply entrenched in commerc ..read more
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Happy Being: The World's Healthiest Drink
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by Duncan Alney, Chris Conway
1M ago
Chris Conway is the Founder of Happy Being, a functional beverage brand producing iced white tea packed with turmeric, elderberry, vitamin D3, and polyphenols for a delicious and healthy refreshment that fights inflammation at the source. With over 30 years of experience in the health and wellness space, Chris is also the Founder of Solutions 4 Health and Everyday Throat Spray. As a serial entrepreneur, he has founded other companies, including Bewell Inc. and Healthy Humans. He's passionate about empowering consumers to take control of their health and creating science-based products that ena ..read more
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Bill Birgen: From Rocket Scientist To Food Waste Evangelist
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by Duncan Alney, Bill Birgen
1M ago
Bill Birgen is the Founder and CTO of SAVRpak, an award-winning product that helps preserve the freshness and intended state of the food. As a serial entrepreneur, he has founded and co-founded numerous businesses, including AirFloe Mask, Midwater Collective LLC, Soggy Food Sucks LLC, Kyllburg Technologies LLC, and many others. Before becoming an entrepreneur in food tech, former DARPA expert, and an X prize winner, Bill worked as a rocket scientist on rockets, missiles, and defense systems for over 30 years. In this episode… As more people become health-conscious, they prefer to bring their h ..read more
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Andrew E. Johnson: 700% Growth - The Goode Food Story!
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by Duncan Alney, Andrew E. Johnson
1M ago
Andrew E. Johnson is the CEO of Goode Foods, a reputable provider of high-quality canned beans and vegetables dedicated to meeting individuals' dietary and nutritional needs. During his tenure, he led a sales team that expanded brand distribution by 700%, securing deals with major retailers such as Kroger, Meijer, Walmart, Associated Wholesale Grocers, Food Lion, Shaw's, and Target. Additionally, Andrew played a pivotal role in transforming the company's distribution channels from government contract-based to retail-based, significantly increasing its reach and market share. He holds a bachelo ..read more
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Kris + Andee: Joyful Adventures In AF
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by Duncan Alney, Kristin Patrick, Andrea Marley Simpson
1M ago
Kristin Patrick is the Co-founder of Loren's Alcohol-Free Beverages, a women-owned alcohol-free boutique selling alcohol-free drinks and mixers. She is a digital learning consultant who builds outcome-based, culturally responsive interactive training modules that inspire and teach. Kristin is also a Blended Learning Coach at Noblesville Schools and an Instructional Designer at Indiana University. Andrea Marley Simpson is the Co-founder and COO of Loren's Alcohol-Free Beverages, a women-owned alcohol-free boutique in Carmel, Indiana, where she sells alcohol-free drinks and mixers. She is a digi ..read more
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Tia + Jill: Your Food Safety Duo
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by Duncan Alney, Tia Glave, Jill Stuber
2M ago
Tia Glave is the Co-founder of Catalyst, a coaching program that helps organizations establish sustainable food safety cultures. The program employs a comprehensive approach incorporating proven strategies, leadership development, and technical training to build food safety systems within companies. With nearly a decade of experience, Tia is a food safety, quality, and regulatory professional who has worked in large-scale food manufacturing, start-up environments, and retail settings. Her primary role is to assist manufacturing and retail companies develop and enhance their food safety and qua ..read more
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Dr Hops: The Best Of Kombucha & Seltzer
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by Duncan Alney, Joshua Rood
2M ago
Joshua Rood is the Co-founder and CEO of Dr Hops, a globally recognized brand specializing in producing delightful and health-conscious alcoholic beverages. As an astute leader, creator, and builder, he has extensive experience in many domains, including videography, communication, group facilitation and training, event planning and supervision, coaching, customer relationships, and sales.  Joshua previously held several senior roles at reputable organizations such as Lululemon Athletica, Landmark Education, HD Buttercup, and World Evolution Yoga and Liberty Advance. With his broad experi ..read more
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David Mesa: People First + Mission-Driven
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by Duncan Alney, David Mesa
2M ago
David Mesa is the President of We Grow CPG, a boutique sales management agency offering elevated sales partnerships to the CPG industry. The agency's core expertise lies in helping emerging brands expand their distribution by building aggressive and strategic revenue plans from the seed stage to the late stage.  With over 20 years of experience in the CPG industry, David has extensive knowledge in developing unique brands that stand out in a competitive marketplace. Additionally, he is the Founder of 4T Mesa Consulting and serves as a Strategic Advisor at both TIG Brands and Pricklee. Dav ..read more
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