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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: August, 2022
Aug 29, 2022

Meet the home-adventure kit that’s taking every kid to the farthest reaches of their imaginations. Fort. Rocketship. Treehouse. Boat. Figgy is anything and everything. Figgy co-founder Rachel Neill joins Justin to discuss this fun and growing kids brand!

Aug 26, 2022

PillowScript founder, Dihandria Bright had recently taken a MasterClass of Sara Blakely, the founder and inventor of Spanx. In her MasterClass, she mentioned keeping a notebook near your bed to write down any big business ideas as they materialized. So one night in September of 2019, the vision of PillowScript came to her and thus, a company and product were born. Dihandria joins Justin to discuss her new and growing business.

Aug 25, 2022

Anouck Gotlib is the CEO of Belgian Boys, a woman-owned sweet treats and snack brand on a mission to turn up the happy one sweet moment at a time. Belgian Boys offers a delicious assortment of breakfasts, sweet treats, and desserts, including stroopwafels, crepes, pancakes, and cookies. Anouck joins Justin to discuss this yummy brand!

Aug 22, 2022

Joanna Serra and Barbara Kent are sister owners of Birdy Boutique. They immigrated to the United States from Poland as children in 1988.  Watching their mother perform hard physical work to put food on the table, they learned that hard work and determination can equal success.  Education was of utmost importance and both sisters pursued college degrees and began conventional jobs immediately after graduation.  When the career paths changed for both sisters, sewing projects for their own children quickly turned into a small business. They pushed forward with their ideas and now have a variety of children’s' items in unique designs and patterns you won't find elsewhere! They are booming online and in stores and they join Justin to discuss their growth story!

Aug 18, 2022

Yvette McGaffin is the CEO and co-founder of Reform RX, the world’s first digitally connected, commercial grade Pilates reformer. A former professional dancer, Yvette has taught Pilates and reformer Pilates for over 15 years. In 2015, she and her husband, Neal, opened their first boutique reformer Pilates studio in Belfast, Northern Ireland. They have been running studios for over six years but having tested every kind of Pilates reformer, Yvette wanted to design a more sleek and aesthetically pleasing reformer. It was along this process that they identified an opportunity to design the world’s first connected, commercial grade Pilates reformer. The Reform RX, or ‘RX’ as it’s commonly known, officially launched this year and is available to order in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Ireland. Yvette joins Justin to discuss growing a leading Pilates brand!

Aug 15, 2022

Nebula Snacks creates and produces delicious and healthy snacking options that won't weigh you down with the gravity of added sugars or artificial ingredients. Their snacks are both Better for Humans and Better for the Earth with zero sugar, vegan chocolates that are shipped directly to your door in eco-conscious packaging. Co-founder David Jacobowitz joins Justin to discuss this up-and-coming brand!

Aug 11, 2022

The Black Rain Pepper Mill has taken off in popularity and has quickly surpassed its $20,000 funding goal. This milestone means Black Rain is ahead of schedule and will deliver its precision pepper mill to backers this Fall. Black Rain is designed to quickly dispense fresh ground pepper with one hand, at the desired exact grind, every time. No cranking, adjusting, or tightening required. Black Rain was born when inventor, watchmaker, serial entrepreneur, gadget junkie, and pepper lover Jimmy Olmes was inspired to solve the 180-year-old problem of ineffective peppers mills. Jimmy joins Justin to discuss this evolving brand.

Aug 8, 2022

Better Choice Company, Inc. is a rapidly growing pet health and wellness company focused on providing pet products and services that help dogs and cats live healthier, happier and longer lives. They offer a broad portfolio of pet health and wellness products for dogs and cats sold under our Halo brand across multiple forms, including foods, treats, toppers, dental products, chews, and supplements. They have a demonstrated, multi-decade track record of success and are well positioned to benefit from the mainstream trends of growing pet humanization and consumer focus on health and wellness. Their products consist of kibble and canned dog and cat food, freeze-dried raw dog food and treats, vegan dog food and treats, oral care products and supplements. Halo’s core products are made with high-quality, thoughtfully sourced ingredients for natural, science-based nutrition. Each innovative recipe is formulated with leading veterinary and nutrition experts to deliver optimal health. CEO Scott Lerner joins Justin to discuss this leading pet brand!

Aug 4, 2022

Whether you’re a surfer, athlete or mom and dad Keto Krisp is there for you when you need an extra pick me up to kick those afternoon carb cravings, a pre-workout snack at the gym, or even a keto-friendly snack to satisfy that sweet tooth. All without the added sugar alcohols, artificial sweeteners, cheap binders or fillers that are harsh on your digestive system. Their protein snacks are free of gluten, corn, soy and peanuts. CEO Matt Clifford joins Justin to discuss this high-flying brand! You CAN DO anything you set your mind to!

Aug 1, 2022

Proteus sets the new standard for branded in-store promotions. They offer smart displays as a service. Their sustainable smart solution is a welcome alternative to the cardboard consuming display typically found in retail stores. It is co-developed and backed by invested retailers and brands. Their promise is to drive increased ROI and improved operational insights using built-in sensors. Creator Bram van Schijndel Tromp joins Justin to discuss this new retail solution.

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