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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. The ContenderCast is the top global Consumer Industries entrepreneurship podcast. 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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Now displaying: January, 2022
Jan 31, 2022

What do you do when you want your Bloody Mary but can’t carry along all of the ingredients to mix the drink? You grab a MaryCan! Premium canned cocktails – cocktails on the go – are a fast-growing category and the team at Bar2Table is working hard to introduce your favorite cocktails, with great taste, the highest quality and in great packaging. Charlton Gronlund joins Justin to discuss this fast-growing alco-bev brand!

Jan 27, 2022

Siouxie Boshoff started making her own gummy bears a few years ago. Mainly  because she loved the satisfying goodness that gummy bears provide but also, she has a long-term health condition called lipedema which has made it essential for her to control ingredients in her diet. Artificial and chemical ingredients are something she avoids in her diet (and environment) wherever possible, and she tries to stick to organic and non-gmo ingredients, preferably minimally processed. This is really why she started making her own gummy bears! Siouxie joins Justin to discuss this up-and-coming brand!

Jan 24, 2022
Bite started with two questions: Why does toothpaste come in plastic tubes and what exactly are we putting in our bodies when we brush our teeth? At the heart of Bite, they want to do better. That means asking each and every day, how we can improve. Whether it’s mindlessly tossing out an empty toothpaste tube or glossing over the ingredients list, small daily actions can shape the future of our planet. By uncovering how we can be better to ourselves and to the earth, we are one step closer to a healthier and plastic-free world. Founder Lindsay McCormick joins Justin to discuss this innovative plastic-free personal care brand!
Jan 20, 2022

Steven and Lena are husband and wife and life-long entrepreneurs. Steven is the visionary and marketer for Xero Shoes. He is a Masters All-American sprinter (one of the fastest men over the age of 50 in the US) and former All-American gymnast. He was also a professional stand-up comic, cognitive psychology researcher, and taught Tai Chi and Zen Archery. Steven is also the creator of Scriptware, the industry-standard word processor for film and TV writers. Lena is an avid hiker. In her previous life she created and sold a home mortgage company, and has managed the back-end of numerous companies. She’s the glue that keeps Xero Shoes from busting at the proverbial seams as it grows, taking care of all things logistical and numeric. Steven joins Justin to discuss launching and growing this innovative footwear brand!

 

Jan 17, 2022

Yet a new frontier of enormous opportunity to improve results is hidden in plain sight. According to a Fortune 500 study, as much as 80% of working time is lost to tiresome meetings, unclear expectations, difficult decisions and other wasteful delays. Overcoming the lack of clarity behind this waste - on both an individual and organizational basis - would reap huge rewards. In The Power of Clarity, Ann Latham exposes the unrecognized confusion and explains how to eliminate it. This fascinating guide to workplace productivity and effectiveness draws upon extensive research and case studies to demonstrate how you can get better results in far less time while also increasing confidence and commitment. Ann joins Justin to discuss her new book!

Jan 13, 2022

It was 2019 in San Francisco when Ian Monat, a sommelier by day and gigging bass player by night, began to imagine a great-tasting, better for you hemp-infused seltzer. He already found that hemp enhanced his live music performances. The clear, uplifting effects helped with mood, focus, and dexterity. But adding hemp tinctures to soda water tasted terrible, and the ready to drink hemp beverages on the market were loaded with sugar. Ian partnered with a professional chef as well as startup investor and avid CBD user Martín Guerrero to create a healthy, better tasting, hemp-infused beverage with all natural ingredients and a clean label. After months of mixing at the kitchen table, experimenting with dozens of flavor combinations and finding the right ingredient suppliers, the trio was triumphant and Rhythm Infused Seltzers were born. Ian joins Justin to discuss this new growth brand!

Jan 10, 2022

Each bag of Kazoo Tortilla Chips is made using 40% upcycled corn germ. This reduces their water footprint by at least 20 gallons per 11oz bag (compared to 100% new growth corn), without compromising on taste. And that’s awesome because sustainable food should taste great too! Founder Josh Death joins Justin to discuss this fast-growing snack food brand!

Jan 6, 2022

Everyone knows that cigarettes aren’t as popular as they once were. As more and more people became aware of the massive health risks involved in their continued use, the popularity of the once ubiquitous oral accessory has dwindled, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still lots of smokers out there who know they should quit but don’t want to give up the allure of the cigarette altogether. There’s no shortage of gums, patches, and other products out in the market, but none of them are quite as cool as Oklahoma Smokes hemp flower cigarettes. Oklahoma Smokes are, as suggested by their name, actual cigarettes. But they don’t have any tobacco or nicotine, or in fact any additives of any kind. Instead, they’re filled with all-natural and indoor grown hemp flower, which is rich in CBD and provides as satisfying and smooth a smoke as you’ve ever enjoyed. Ashwinn Krishnaswamy joins Justin to discuss this new brand!

Jan 3, 2022

Tire Agent was founded by Jared Kugel, a tire industry veteran for more than a decade. He has tires in his blood, since his family owned tire distribution centers and retail stores. Jared saw how traditional tire stores stuck with the decades old customer purchasing and installing experience. He believed people should be educated about the tires they purchase, receive top notch care, and have it done at their convenience of their home, work or anywhere else. He realized that a technology driven business is how this dream would be accomplished. Today, consumers have a smooth e-commerce experience that translates to a full service on-site and friendly replacement experience. TireAgent is the internet’s largest selection of tires, rims and wheels, shipped anywhere in the continental U.S. for free. Jared joins Justin to discuss “driving” growth in a consumer direct tire company!

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