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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: June, 2022
Jun 30, 2022

Eat G.A.N.G.S.T.E.R. creates foods that bring freedom and joy back to those on restorative diets. Their line of baking mixes is G.A.N.G.S.T.E.R! Co-founders Kerry Brown and Heather McDonough join Justin to introduce this new and growing brand.

Jun 27, 2022

Avoid Waste + Season Meaningfully = A.W.S.M. AWSM Sauce is the world's first guilt-free sauce brand - AWSM delivers the best sweet and savory condiment ingredients right to your door for a convenient and eco-conscious way to enjoy your favorite meals. At AWSM, they prioritize three things: Taste, Sustainability, and Satisfaction. With a keen focus on these key values, they have successfully revolutionized the food industry while cutting down on cumbersome kitchen clutter. Co-founders Paul Lehmann and Carl Starkey join Justin to discuss this “awesome” brand!

Jun 23, 2022

From beer importer to Shark Tank success story, Boost Oxygen CEO Rob Neuner hasn’t had the most traditional career path. After all, a “canned oxygen” business isn’t the easiest concept to explain to doubtful customers and retailers. But in a matter of 15 years, he and his unwavering staff have managed to turn an airy idea into the #1 most trusted brand of supplemental oxygen on the market. Rob joins Justin to discuss this differentiated brand.

Jun 20, 2022

EZMILK is a natural, filling trail mix for breastfeeding and nursing moms made with just five ingredients, including almonds, raisins, organic pumpkin seeds, organic watermelon seeds and fennel seeds to help support a mom on her breastfeeding journey. Nourishing and delicious, EZMILK is naturally free of gluten, grain, dairy, soy, added sugars and fenugreek. Founder Cynthia Nambiar joins Justin to discuss this new brand.

Jun 16, 2022
Flyers was born from a thirst to relish life without compromise - inspired by wanderlust thrill seekers, for those who desire the best. Tired of sacrificing days and mental wellbeing to dreaded hangovers, the Flyers guys took matters into their own hands (and mouths) to seek a better choice. A choice beyond the ties of alcohol - one that has lower calories, has more natural ingredients, still gives a sense of buzz while being crafted by world-class mixologists and, is completely hangover-proof. They have crafted Flyers to give the people what they want - a good time without any compromise. Co-founders Damon Gorrie and Craig (Lewie) Lewis join Justin to discuss this hot new beverage brand!
Jun 13, 2022

Bacon makes everything taste better. It is the ultimate food! But did you know there’s a way to enjoy the taste of bacon that actually makes it even ultimate-er? TBJ Gourmet Bacon Jam is made with real bacon, brown sugar, and caramelized onions to create a delicious spread, dip, and marinade all in one. Each jar is full of enough sweet ‘n’ savory flavor to transform even the simplest snack into a feast that’ll have you coming back for seconds! Co-founder Mike Oraschewsky joins Justin to discuss this fast-growing brand!

Jun 9, 2022
Stewart’s Enterprises (SEI) is an alcohol beverage business based in the United States. SEI successfully launched Stewart’s Spiked Seltzer in February 2021. Under a global license, SEI also launched Hard Rock Seltzers in July 2021 and Hard Rock Read-to-Drink (RTD) cocktails in December 2021. SEI also holds the exclusive license to distribute the post-social replenishment drink, Bounce Back, in the United States. Tony Gaines, CEO of Stewart’s Enterprises, Inc. joins Justin to discuss this hot beverage brand!
Jun 6, 2022
Giannuzzi Lewendon plays an active role over the life span of a consumer product company, from the beginning of an idea to growing the company to a successful exit, and beyond. Their team has served as counsel to a vast array of industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and founders in the food, beverage, lifestyle, beauty, and wellness sectors, helping them clear day-to-day hurdles and navigate opportunities towards an acquisition. In addition to this expertise, their long-established relationships with investors, manufacturers, brokers, co-packers, distributors, service providers, and other consultants and advisors makes Giannuzzi Lewendon a value-added legal practice. Partner Ryan Lewendon joins Justin to discuss this industry leader.
Jun 2, 2022

As the Founder & Chief Formulator of JBK Wellness Labs, Dr. Jenelle Kim continues to preserve the medical history of her family, and further her love of medicine and her understanding of the human mind and body. Dr. Kim completed extensive training in East Asia under some of the most respected doctors in the field of Oriental Medicine and is the custodian of her family’s proprietary Bi Bong formulas. Jenelle joins Justin to discuss JBK, her work in meditation and more.

Jun 1, 2022
Ayr Wellness serves customers best by learning who they are, why they use cannabis, and what we they do to elevate their experience through products and services. This deeper understanding gives way to invaluable insight and drives product innovation, a unique approach to retail, and better relationships in the communities they serve. Chairman and CEO Jon Sandelman joins Justin to discuss this fast-growing cannabis products brand.
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