110 Archived posts matching:"Insights”

  • Dallas

    SKU CPG Accelerator to Expand to Dallas This Fall

    Austin-based SKU — the nation’s first accelerator focused on consumer packaged goods (CPG) — will expand into the Dallas-Fort Worth market this fall with a program tailored toward later-stage startups. Walter Robb, former Whole Foods co-CEO and an icon in the natural foods industry, will kick off SKU DFW, which features a best-in-class curriculum taught […]

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    How Barcademy Raises the Bar On Beverage Community Building

    In a world with limited travel and fewer face-to-face opportunities, brands must address their biggest challenge: training the trade with a fresh, inventive, and memorable approach. For alcohol beverage marketers who want to reach an audience of influencers, costs can rise fast: • In-person demonstrations only reach small audiences. And they run up big budgets. […]

    • BevForce
    • July 8, 2020
    • Andrew Bein
  • Panache Apple

    Minneapolis CPG Accelerator Selects 10 Purpose-Driven Companies

    Minneapolis-based ImpactSKU has selected the 10 consumer packaged goods (CPG) startups that will participate in the Preview program. Participants make everything from vegan baking mixes to matching dog-owner togs. The six-week ImpactSKU Preview Program kicks off August 4 and includes programming on such topics as Vision +Purpose, Market Validation + Positioning, Social Impact, and Channel […]

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    Op-Ed: 5 Steps to Move Your Food and Beverage Business to Equity

    Dear Colleagues, It’s true that as a Black Man in business I have to be extremely careful in both professional and public settings. When I’m trying to make a point, I often have to decide whether I should be direct or performative in my delivery — because my decision, to be honest, can come across […]

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    How Fatherhood Inspired These 5 Food Brands

    Father’s Day may only happen once a year but it’s easily celebrated all year long, especially at some of these food companies — both big and small — where the influence of fatherhood is in the brand DNA. From legacy names like Cape Cod Potato Chips to newcomers like Partake Foods, we’re sharing some companies […]

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    Inside the Natural Products Industry’s Need for Diversity and Inclusion and the Collective Powering Change

    Inclusive teams build more powerful brands. And despite this fundamental fact, many consumer brands have a lot of work ahead. Dedicated to raising awareness and driving real change in the natural products industry, the OSC² J.E.D.I. Collaborative is committed to fostering justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion within the industry. “As an industry of innovators and leaders in […]

    • ForceBrands
    • June 10, 2020
    • Rebecca Fenton
  • ideas

    5 Stats That Prove the Value of a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce

    When it comes to talent management, diversity and inclusion remain top priorities among many employers. According to new data from the leading B2B ratings and review firm Clutch, more than three-quarters of HR professionals (79 percent) believe their company is diverse. As many employers weather the COVID-19 pandemic, 57 percent of employees say their company […]

  • Join ForceBrands’ ‘Born to Lead’ Webinar Featuring Mast-Jägermeister, Proximo, Cincoro, and More

    ForceBrands will host a live thought leadership webinar with some of the beverage alcohol industry’s top leaders on May 27 at 1 pm EST. Part of ForceBrands’ new leadership series, Born to Lead, panelists will discuss how they’re “Addressing Real Challenges and Driving Positive Change Through Leadership in Today’s Environment.” Gathering together some of the best […]

  • CPG Accelerator Pivots to Online Showcase in Response to COVID-19

    SKU’s seven CPG startups will present virtual pitches to a national audience of CPG investors, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders. For the startups going through SKU’s consumer products accelerator, Showcase Day represents the culmination of the rigorous 14-week program. During the celebratory event, the founders traditionally present their pitches to a room full of hundreds of […]

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    5 Expert Tips for Managing Stress in Today’s Remote Workplace

    As many of us find ourselves working from home, it may feel like our work and home worlds are colliding. If you had been previously dreaming about working from home while you were in the office, you might be finding the reality is much more complicated than the fantasy. While many people are reporting increased […]