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ContenderCast with Justin Honaman

Welcome to the ContenderCast with Justin Honaman, a leadership and Consumer Industries entrepreneurship conversation centered on shining a light on bright ideas. Justin is a digital commerce leader, author, communicator, and Consumer Products / Retail industry thought-leader based in Atlanta, Georgia. For additional information and guest access, visit contendercast.com. Every winner started as a contender!
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Jun 30, 2021

The inspiration for creating the perfect crisp emerged in 2014 when founder Matt Parry was following a strict gluten-free diet. He found that although the diet was treating him well, he was really missing his favorite snacks. The diet inspired him to recreate the classic canister chip, making it something he could eat without guilt. Making healthy crisps with better ingredients was a challenge. But Matt also wanted his daughters to eat them as well. They couldn’t just be natural. They had to be exceptionally tasty as well. And so it began— one man’s journey to develop a clean-label, gluten free canister chip that his whole family (and yours!) could enjoy. Matt joins Justin to discuss this snack brand!

Jun 28, 2021

Delia Passi’s life was turned upside down after a routine mammogram and the medical mismanagement that ensued resulted in two lumpectomies and a mastectomy. ”It was torture,” she said. To make sure no other woman endured the same, Delia quit her job as a magazine publisher and created the Women’s Choice Award® by WomenCertified. It has been named one of the fastest-growing companies in the US for three consecutive years according to Inc. Magazine. Being an educated consumer, something Delia didn’t have when she was choosing medical care for her cancer diagnosis, is key for WomenCertified. The award empowers women to choose the best services for themselves based on surveys, data research from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Wharton School of Business and more. It has become three times more influential with women than U.S. News & World Report's rankings. Delia joins Justin to discuss launching and growing the business.

Jun 25, 2021

Suzie Yorke, founder of Love Good Fats, spent years cutting fat out of her diet only to find that she felt worse than before! After a little research, she learned that sugar and carbs might actually be the culprit. She immediately shifted to a high-fat, low-carb diet, and never felt better. The only problem was the serious lack of satisfying snacks. She wondered, was it possible to create convenient foods that satisfied her taste buds and embraced this new way of eating? You bet! Suzie got to work crafting her undeniably delicious, truffle-like bars with good fats, plenty of protein, and only 1-2g of sugar. With that, Love Good Fats began. Suzie joins Justin to discuss this delicious brand!

Jun 23, 2021

Developed in collaboration with a chef and nutritionist, Five Way's bone broths are simmered for hours to ensure that all of the vital proteins, collagen, vitamins, and nutrients are extracted from their ingredients in order to maximize its health-boosting qualities. A diet rich in bone broth has been proven to promote immunity, aid digestion, reduce inflammation, soothe sore joints, speed muscle recovery, and more. Founder John Hopkins joins Justin to discuss this broth brand!

Jun 21, 2021

Upful Blends creates and provides organic, wildcrafted, and ethically grown tea blends and supplements. They aim to continuously source alkaline, unadulterated, and nourishing plant medicine for the connection of the mind, body, and spirit. Chantel Robertson, founder and CEO, joins Justin to discuss this new brand.

Jun 18, 2021

It all began with one varietal, Cabernet, and the vision to produce one of the best under $20 for the U.S. market. Coupling co-Founder Dennis Hills’ winemaking expertise, grower relationships, and keen sourcing knowledge, and Founder Yoav Gilat’s business acumen, natural networking and vision, Cannonball Wines was born. Since Cannonball, the company has added Astrolabe, Angels & Cowboys, and High Dive. Yoav joins Justin to discuss this fast-growing brand!

Jun 16, 2021

Beyond The Equator’s story begins where all great food companies begin — on the farm. Their co-founder, Carl, has farmed sugarcane in southern Louisiana for almost 40 years. As his passion for farming grew, Carl began traveling beyond the equator with the hopes of farming on the world’s purest soils. What originally began as a farming and exporting company quickly evolved into a nutrient-inspired product development venture focused on incorporating these wonderful superfoods into everyday products. Co-founder Kevin Bratcher joins Justin to discuss this new fast-growing brand!

Jun 14, 2021

TerraCycle® is a social enterprise eliminating the idea of waste®. In 21 countries, TerraCycle tackles the issue from many angles. They have found that nearly everything we touch can be recycled and collect typically non-recyclable items through national, first-of-their-kind recycling platforms. Leading companies work with TerraCycle to take hard-to-recycle materials from their programs, such as ocean plastic, and turn them into new products, and their new Loop platform aims to change the way the world shops with favorite brands in refillable packaging offered with convenience and style. Founder Tom Szaky joins Justin to discuss growth in this sustainability business.

Jun 11, 2021

Chai is a traditional Nepali black tea beverage made with mixture of exotic spices and herbs, served with milk (or milk substitute). It requires patience, concentration and an experienced touch to craft a great tasting Chai. Chai recipes are often family secrets, passed down through generations, each with their own twist and Pemba Sherpa has brought his family’s recipe to life in Sherpa Chai. Pemba and Dave McKean join Justin to discuss this fast-growing beverage brand!

Jun 10, 2021

Blending sustainably grown wine from Italy and organic orange juice, the Modern Mimosa is a portable and effervescent delight that can go anywhere you do. When the Modern Mimosa was just a spark of an idea discussed over family dinner with Scott and Allie Griswold, their parents gave them two pieces of advice: make it taste good, and make sure you do good along the way. Scott and Allie created a Modern Mimosa, rooted in sustainable production and small businesses with big dreams. They join Justin to discuss.

Jun 9, 2021

Walkee Paws™ are fashionable, stretchy dog leggings with waterproof rubber soles, designed to keep your pup's paws dry and clean after outside walks. They are comfortable and easy to put on and most importantly, due to the clever connection over your dog’s back, they stay on! Founder and CEO Lisa Baronoff joins Justin to discuss this fun new brand!

Jun 9, 2021

Bare® is a feeding system that feeds a baby AIR-FREE milk, in the UPRIGHT position and lets the baby CONTROL the FLOW/PACE of feeding. These three advancements lead to significant health benefits such as the elimination of gas, colic, and acid reflux symptoms. Founder and CEO, Priska Diaz joins Justin to discuss this baby feeding brand.

Jun 7, 2021

Oo’mämē® is a line of globally inspired Chile Crisp. You say Umami, they say Oo’mame! Oo’mämē chile crisps have umami at their very core. That, and a serious dose of heat from the namesake chiles. The word umami comes from the Japanese word umai, roughly meaning deliciousness. Deliciousness, goodness, tastiness. It’s all there. Known as the “fifth taste” after sweet, sour, salty, and bitter, umami has the power to bind to taste receptors and give you that I-want-moreish quality. Founder Mark Engel joins Justin to discuss this “hot” new brand!

Jun 4, 2021

Rare Cut was established to simplify your pocket square look with custom printed threads that always keep their shape. Meet the pocket square everyone is raving about - even Forbes. Just fold it and forget it. Anthony Orisses envisioned a pocket square with a timeless look and feel that never disappointed. Anthony joins Justin to discuss this trendy new brand!

Jun 3, 2021

Stringr was started by two friends – one a former news producer and the other a product manager and consultant who started his first company in high school. Lindsay Stewart spent over 10 years in TV news producing segments for ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News and Bloomberg, among others. That’s when the idea for Stringr came to her. Brian McNeill spent over 15 years in product management and management consulting which are fancy words for – he’s a business guy. Brian had the idea for his first company in high school and launched SureSize shortly after that. 15 years of big company experience made him yearn to go back to building a company from scratch. Lindsay joins Justin to discuss this video brand!

Jun 2, 2021

While it is amazing for brands to give away products or donate a portion of their proceeds on behalf of their customer base, in founding Sock Footage, Marisa Sheff was hoping to take the same 1 to 1 model one step further. Socks are the most needed, but least donated items at homeless shelters. As such, for each pair of socks purchased on the site, a donation pair is provided courtesy of the brand in an effort to support their members in reclaiming that meaningful, in-person donation experience. Marisa joins Justin to discuss growing this impactful fashion brand.

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