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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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Aug 30, 2021

Abby Kircher started her company when she was 15. As a home-schooled food lover and health enthusiast, she craved delicious and especially sweet, foods that pleased her taste buds and body. She started with nuts, a food processor, and natural sweeteners on a quest to make a better-for-you food brand. Today Abby’s Better Nut Butter products are in hundreds of stores and growing rapidly. Abby joins Justin to discuss launching and growing a nut butter brand!

Aug 27, 2021

Meet Christina Pardy – founder of Sh*t That I Knit! She and her company believe that when you feel good, you always look your best. At Sh*t That I Knit, they strive to create high-quality knitwear and accessories that make you feel good. When you know the materials used to create their products are sustainably sourced, you feel good. When you know their products are handmade by women in Peru who are working moms earning a fair wage, you feel really good. When you know they donate Knit Kits that teach young adults undergoing cancer treatment how to knit, you feel even better. Christina joins Justin to discuss this Sh*t-hot brand!

Aug 25, 2021

Modpools is the original container pool of North America, with over 775 container pools built and shipped all across Canada and the USA. They use only the highest quality of materials and equipment from North America’s top suppliers. Modpools is a trusted brand regularly featured on TV and across social media. Founder and CEO Paul Rathnam joins Justin to discuss this unique high-growth brand!

Aug 23, 2021

Making the switch from professional sport into the “real” world is never easy. When you do a sport for so long, it becomes your world, your community, and ultimately a big part of your identity. Finding who you are without it’ can be, to say the least, challenging. When

Shoshauna and Will Routley started Healthy Hooch Kombucha immediately after retirement, they hit the ground running and their efforts have yielded an incredible new brand that is growing rapidly. Sho and Will join Justin to unpack this new health brand!

Aug 20, 2021

Splash Beverage Group is constantly innovating, presenting exciting, new, natural and healthy drinks that delight the body and inspire the mind.  Their platform supports founders of beverage brands by helping them grow more rapidly and reach more people to enjoy their wonderful products. They search globally to seek out branded products that deliver natural quality, freshness, health benefits and refreshment, are represented by teams with high integrity that take their responsibilities seriously to produce sustainable, high quality products and to give back, have strong brand awareness, help distributors and retail partners achieve and exceed their goals, and unabashedly support our armed forces, first responders and health care professionals. Founder and CEO Robert Nistico joins Justin to discuss this accelerating brand!

Aug 18, 2021

In early 2017, Megan Feeman began making NoBaked Cookie Dough in Nashville, TN. The first scoop shop opened in the Fall of 2017, with more to follow- across 4 different states. Since then, Megan and her husband, Jimmy, along with their team, have been shipping cookie dough all over the United States. NoBaked is cookie dough that you can eat AND bake. It's prepackaged in a jar but tastes like you just made it in your own kitchen and are eating it straight out of the bowl. Made with ingredients that leave no bitter taste in your mouth, their safe-to-eat cookie dough is one that actually tastes good. Jimmy joins Justin to discuss this yummy brand!

Aug 17, 2021

Kevin Laurence is a professional pianist and vocalist with many years of experience performing for weddings, corporate events, birthday parties, anniversaries, and more. Kevin has also developed a strong presence on social media, including a rapidly growing YouTube channel with over 18,000 subscribers and 4+ million views. His internet popularity even landed him a guest appearance on several TV shows. Kevin joins Justin to discuss media, entertainment, podcast techniques, and more!

Aug 16, 2021

Howard Tiersky is CEO and Founder of FROM – the Digital Transformation Agency and also author of Winning Digital Customers: The Antidote to Irrelevance. Howard joins Justin to discuss the evolution of technology and how progressive brands are transforming to leverage tech to their advantage.

Aug 13, 2021

All wonderful things start out small, the way Monkee’s did! Founder Dee Dee Shaw grew tired of having to travel to New York to shop for her favorite designers. So, she decided, why not bring the designers here? In 1995, the original Monkee’s store opened in Wilmington, North Carolina. Imagine a store beyond your wildest imagination – an upscale, girlie, always in style boutique where the owner desired to give her customers the ultimate shopping experience – and even know them by name. It did not take long for the word to spread, and soon Monkee’s of  Wilmington was a destination. The Monkee’s brand has become synonymous with personalized customer service and cutting-edge designer fashion. Instead of shopping at big department stores, customers travel to Monkee’s for an intimate shopping experience. Dee Dee joins Justin to discuss this Retail brand.

Aug 11, 2021

Los Sundays was founded on the principles of Quality, Originality and Style. They absolutely love tequila and demand quality. Los Sundays is sustainably farmed and naturally gluten free, made from a blend of highland and lowland 100% Blue Weber Agave that is traditionally cooked and distilled in the heart of Jalisco, Mexico at one of the most awarded distilleries. With over 10x Internationally recognized awards from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and Consumer SIP Awards, their tequila is winning hearts and consumer taste tests around the world. Founder and CEO Mitchell Hayes joins Justin to discuss this trending alco-bev brand!

Aug 9, 2021

You have a vital mission as a sales professional – to generate revenue for your company and ensure its continued success. In today’s selling landscape, buyers are more educated than ever, and you need a way to cut through the noise and navigate new complexities. Insight-Led Selling is an approach that provides practical ways to adopt an executive mindset, build credibility, and communicate with impact. Authors Stephen Timme and Melody Astley join Justin to discuss.

Aug 5, 2021

Founded in 2015, Bravus is North America's first brewery dedicated solely to the production of non-alcoholic craft beer. Their unique and proprietary brewing process allows them to create award-winning styles which are indistinguishable from their alcoholic counterparts. Philip Brandes started Bravus with one simple mission: to create a non-alcoholic craft beer anyone could drink. Beer that was brewed for both the serious enthusiast and the occasional social drinker. Bravus looks like a beer, tastes like a beer, and feels like a beer (without the buzz of course!). Philip joins Justin to discuss this fast-growing beverage brand!

Aug 2, 2021

CEO and Founder of Kahawa 1893 Margaret Nyamumbo is the first Black woman-owned coffee brand to be sold in Trader Joe's. The Harvard graduate quit her job as a Wall Street investment banker to become a third-generation Kenyan coffee farmer. Margaret saw how Kenyan women provided over 90% of labor in the African coffee industry. Sadly, these women farmers are largely uncompensated for their work and own just 1% of farmland in their country. It is the only brand that allows customers to directly tip the farmers via electronic payment. The brand offers a QR code on its packaging and a link on its website so customers can send a tip to the farmer's e-wallet. 100% of proceeds go directly to the female coffee producers the brand works with, and it matches all tips to double the impact. Maggy joins Justin to discuss this new coffee brand!

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