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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: October, 2022
Oct 31, 2022

Junkless Foods makes chewy granola bars that moms approve and kids love! Made with simple and real ingredients, such as wildflower honey, whole grain rolled oats, dark chocolate chips, molasses, and other wholesome ingredients, all JUNKLESS chewy granola bars have less sugar than half a medium-sized banana. And the best news yet? With the small business’ recent increase in distribution to all Walmart stores nationwide, these better-for-you, great tasting snack bars are sure to be available at a store near you. Founder and CEO Ernie Pang joins Justin to discuss this booming bar brand!

 

Oct 28, 2022

Nationally recognized Chef and Restaurant owner K.C. (Kristopher) Gulbro’s passion for food came at an early age, working in the restaurant industry since he was sixteen and holding every position from dishwasher to line cook. After years of mastering his skills in the restaurant and hospitality industry, K.C. and his father Curt, opened the doors to FoxFire restaurant in 2003. Being in business for over 18 years, the FoxFire family prides itself on investing in their employees and community, while being able to adapt and persevere through difficult times. In April of 2021, despite the previous year’s closures and lockdowns, K.C. and his award winning team persisted and opened his second venture, Copper Fox, a pub and banquet hall. Gulbro continues to incorporate his own style, creating unique savory dishes, and offering an exceptional dine-in experience. K.C. joins Justin to discuss the restaurant business and building a brand!

Oct 27, 2022

Eating without restrictions should be the norm! Growing up with food allergies and limitations Patrick Manning knows how challenging this can be. As an active person, he was trying to find protein bars and snacks that worked with his allergies. He realized there was a lack of solid nutritional protein bars on the market that he could eat. After a full year and a half of making protein bars in his kitchen, altering, changing ingredients and formulation, he finally created a top 8 allergy friendly protein bar that can be enjoyed by anyone around the world. Patrick joins Justin to discuss this new bar brand!

Oct 24, 2022

Meet Siwen Deng (CTO) and Jessica Schwabach (CEO). Siwen grew up in a rural agricultural town, where she got her passion for food safety and the environment. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Plant Science and Pathology and recently completed her PhD in Plant and Microbial Biology at UC Berkeley. Jessica holds a bachelor’s degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley. She loves scientific exploration. For her, creating healthy, innovative meat alternatives and food systems that sustainably meet protein demands is a dream come true. And together, they launched Sundial Foods! Jessica joins Justin to discuss the plant-based meat industry and their innovative product!

Oct 21, 2022

Simply Delish’s mission is to create delicious, healthy, desserts that can be enjoyed every day, everywhere by everyone. Simply Delish is dedicated to creating a global brand that stands for healthy desserts, excellent customer service, and is distributed through retail, direct to consumer, foodservice, and other channels of distribution worldwide. They are committed to building a strong global community with their customers, their partners and their employees to bring the healthiest most delicious dessert to the world. CEO and founder Martin Pamensky joins Justin to discuss this “delicious” brand!

Oct 19, 2022

Real life isn’t a stock photo… so maybe we're not all enjoying Sip Herbals on a deck, looking over a lake, with a dog at our feet. In fact, maybe we’re grabbing a thermos to take to the office, or sneaking it in between feeding kids and cats. Maybe we’re enjoying a mid-afternoon break, getting up from our desk to enjoy the process of brewing a cup. Or maybe we’re guzzling it down in the car. Doesn’t matter. All the ways we loved our coffee, we now love our Sip Herbals. Co-founder Orleatha Smith joins Justin to discuss this coffee brand!

Oct 17, 2022

Petaluma offers dog food made from plants to provide complete nutrition with a smaller environmental footprint. Their food is veterinarian-designed and made with sustainable ingredients to provide the best care for both your dog and the planet. Co-founder Garrett Wymore joins Justin to discuss this growing pet food brand!

Oct 13, 2022

BeeFree evolved from Jennifer Wiese’s desire to bake tasty gluten and dairy free treats for her son. Treats that would help with his autism and would allow him the pleasure of being a kid. Navigating the world without gluten/dairy is no easy task. So, with the help of her mother (aka Queen Bee) she set to work converting their favorite recipes. Once a recipe passed the discriminating tastes of a house full of teenage boys, she knew they had a winner. Jennifer joins Justin to discuss her Warrior Mix!

Oct 10, 2022

Ronda Brittian was raised in a very entrepreneurial, food centered home. Her father, Ron, a true visionary who combined his love of cooking with an engaging spirit, and her mother, Carol, the loving backbone of the home along with Grandparents, who brought their rich traditions of Mexico from one side and true Southern Homestyle Cooking from the other, helped plant the seeds of culinary creativity in her younger years. Their products can be purchased on their website www.rondasfinefoods.com , on Amazon.com, or 500+ retails outlets in 43 states. Ronda joins Justin to discuss launching Ronda’s Fine Foods!

Oct 6, 2022

In 2002, David Parker founded Benchmark Wine Group after having a successful history of high-tech ventures. With a unique blend of talents, plus wine and high-tech industry contacts, he has succeeded in bridging the gap between high-quality wine producers and well-informed fine wine collectors and connoisseurs. An avid wine collector, David has been involved in the wine industry since 1987 owning commercial vineyards in Geyserville, California and in the Eola Hills of Oregon. David joins Justin to discuss this leading wine marketplace brand!

Oct 3, 2022

From growing up on an Iowa farm to spending decades in corporate America, Eileen Gannon has always had a passion for baking, winning over 600 culinary awards. Now, she’s putting all her best-kept secrets into Sunday Night Foods to share her delectable sauces and recipes. Eileen joins Justin to share the secrets behind her new delicious brand!

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