21 Archived posts matching:"SKU”

  • NoBull Burger founders

    Accelerating Brands: Go Behind the Scenes of NoBull Burger

    The key to finding success (and national distribution in Whole Foods)? Starting small. Founders and mother-daughter duo Crissanne and Elizabeth Raymond started selling their family’s lentil soup-turned-burger recipe at farmer’s markets and at local restaurants. A testament to their perseverance, grit, and ambition, NoBull Burger is now available nationwide. We caught up with them to […]

    • FoodForce
    • October 17, 2022
    • Rebecca Fryer
  • SKU 2023

    SKU Announces 2023 Tracks with Special Focus On Growing Consumer Categories

    SKU, the nation’s first accelerator for consumer brands, announced the organization’s 2023 track schedule and is now accepting company applications and interested equity mentors for each track. Applications for companies and mentors for each track can be found here. Ideal candidates are market-validated companies with compelling founders and innovative products in hot categories that include […]

    • FoodForce
    • October 12, 2022
    • Rebecca Fryer
  • Kirsten Sandoval

    Accelerating Brands: Go Behind the Scenes of Mesa de Vida

    What started as a way to inspire professional athletes to eat healthy, nutritious food soon developed into a chef-crafted sauce brand that caught the attention of Whole Foods. Founder and Chef Kirsten Sandoval of Mesa de Vida says that having a digital presence has been key to her success — her Instagram account has proven […]

    • FoodForce
    • September 28, 2022
    • Rebecca Fryer
  • SKU Elevate Showcase

    Watch the SKU Elevate Showcase 2022

    Founders of the six brands who participated in the second cohort of SKU Elevate (formerly the SKU M/O Track) will celebrate the culmination of the program with a virtual pitch event. The showcase will debut on August 25 at 12 pm CT. This groundbreaking program for BIPOC (Black and Indigenous people of color) founders was created […]

    • ForceBrands
    • August 25, 2022
    • Rebecca Fryer
  • Accelerating_Brands_Mocktail_Club

    Accelerating Brands: Go Behind the Scenes of Mocktail Club

    Inspired by her worldly travels, Pauline Idogho initially launched Mocktail Club as a way for her to continue to enjoy celebratory cocktails while pregnant. Capitalizing on the low- to no-alc trend among today’s younger consumers, Idogho hopes to build Mocktail Club into a global brand. We caught up with her to learn more about the […]

    • BevForce
    • July 24, 2022
    • Rebecca Fryer
  • Erin Vranas

    Accelerating Brands: Go Behind the Scenes of Yips Yogurt Chips

    Yips Yogurt Chips was born out of innovation and convenience. Co-Founder Erin Vranas was looking for an easier way to eat yogurt on the go without a spoon. We caught up with her to learn more about the inspiration behind the company, her future business aspirations, and advice she has for fellow entrepreneurs. Read the […]

    • FoodForce
    • June 1, 2022
    • Rebecca Fryer
  • SKU Elevate

    CPG Accelerator ‘SKU Elevate’ Announces Second Cohort for Diverse Founders

    SKU, the nation’s first consumer packaged goods (CPG) accelerator, has selected the second cohort of SKU Elevate for June 2022. The six companies were chosen from more than 250 applications and were selected from brands across the country. This groundbreaking program was created to foster a more inclusive community in the CPG industry.  SKU Elevate […]

    • ForceBrands
    • May 26, 2022
    • Rebecca Fryer
  • Tend Prenatal

    Accelerating Brands: Go Behind the Scenes of Tend Prenatal

    In the premiere episode of Accelerating Brands — a new video series from ForceBrands in partnership with SKU — we go behind the scenes of Tend Prenatal with Co-Founder Behzad Varamini, Ph.D. as he shares the story behind the company, advice for fellow founders, and how he’s leveraging data to empower business decisions. Read the […]

    • FoodForce
    • May 19, 2022
    • Rebecca Fryer
  • Shaz & Kiks

    5 Sustainable, Emerging Consumer Brands to Celebrate On Earth Day

    The theme of this year’s Earth Day is #InvestInOurPlanet because “a green future is a prosperous future,” the organization cites on its website. Since 1970, Earth Day has engaged nearly 200 countries and mobilized one billion individuals to take action. This year, the global movement is igniting change with its Earth Day Climate Action Summit that’s focusing on offering […]

    • ForceBrands
    • April 22, 2022
    • Rebecca Fryer
  • SKU Dallas

    Applications Open for SKU Dallas 2022

    SKU, the nation’s first accelerator for CPG companies, is accepting applications from consumer brands around the country for the third cohort of SKU Dallas 2022. Ideal candidates are market-validated companies with compelling founders and innovative products in hot categories. Brands can be from a wide range of areas in CPG, including food, beverage, apparel, personal […]

    • FoodForce
    • April 14, 2022
    • Rebecca Fryer