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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: December, 2022
Dec 22, 2022

Let’s expect more from food, together. Meet Sweet Loren’s —the clean food company made for you. They are transforming what it means to be convenient and delicious. Every product they offer — today and tomorrow — is crafted with clean, plant-based, gluten-free, dairy free, and Non-GMO ingredients. Because everyone deserves delicious food made with love. Founder and CEO Loren (Brill) Castle joins Justin to discuss this category-changing food brand! Come hungry!

Dec 19, 2022

Shoulder injuries are one of the most prevalent and consequential injuries for rotational athletes such as pitchers, quarterbacks, volleyball players, tennis players, swimmers, and golfers. Proper Rotator cuff training is technically very difficult and time consuming, leading to extremely low compliance rates and far less than optimal outcomes. Enter NuShoulder. NuShoulder™ isolates the muscles that form the rotator cuff which stabilize the shoulder joint while ensuring proper form during each of the five movements. All exercises are performed from seated position for quick, easy, targeted rotator cuff training for the prevention of injuries and faster recovery from surgery. CXO Ben Riggan joins Justin to discuss this new brand.

Dec 15, 2022

Disco brings a dynamic balance of all-natural fruit and peppers to the party. It’s not too sweet, and not too spicy. Their flavor profile is versatile and always comes with a lot of energy! It’s a party on your plate, baby! Founder Alex Paramithiotti joins Justin to discuss this hot brand!

Dec 12, 2022

High Time Foods empowers chefs with a nutritious, shelf-stable, cuisine-agnostic, plant-based meat-alternative that’s better for people, the planet, and peeps. Their plant-based meat alternative is easily moldable and versatile enough for every chef’s cuisine. Dumplings, tacos, lasagna, meatballs, stir-fries - they’ve got you covered. Aakash Shah started his career in sales at a foodtech unicorn by working extensively with restaurants and selling technology solutions to them. With that experience and a keen sense of major market trends, he started and exited his first company, a ghost kitchen startup, where he led a team of 50 and increased his understanding of culinary and food service. Building and scaling businesses is what excites Aakash. Aakash joins Justin to discuss this innovative food brand.

Dec 8, 2022

Deborah Weinswig is the founder and CEO of Coresight Research. Between 2014 to early 2018, Deborah served as Managing Director of Fung Global Retail and Technology (FGRT), the think tank of Fung Group. Previously, she was Managing Director and Head of the Global Staples & Consumer Discretionary team at Citi Research. Deborah was ranked the #1 analyst by Institutional Investor for 10 years in a row. She was named one of the Top 50 Retail Influencers by Vend in both 2016 and 2017 and received the Asia Retail Congress’s Retail Leadership Award in 2016. She was also recognized by LinkedIn as a top Voice in Retail in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Deborah joins Justin to discuss launching her business and trends in the retail industry!

Dec 5, 2022

Popadelics, Fun-Gal Snacks' flagship product, are shiitake mushrooms reimagined for the modern superfood snacker that bursts with flavor and packs an addictive crunch. Popadelics are vegan, non-GMO, and a good source of protein and fiber. Co-founder Marilyn Yang joins Justin to discuss this new food brand!

Dec 1, 2022

Nola Martin currently leads the marketing efforts for Ocean Brands, a national distributor of ambient seafood. Through the past few years, she has worked to revitalize and reposition the Ocean's, Gold Seal and Millionnaires brands and is working ensure that these brands deliver positive impact for our environment. Kelly Burling is the COO of Culinary Collective – part of the portfolio of businesses owned by Ocean Brands. Kelly is responsible for defining and executing a growth plan by identifying new market opportunities, streamlining the company's product portfolio, realigning sales strategy, and reducing costs. She also has oversight of vendor relations, customer management and contracts, product strategy, sales and marketing, and financials. They both join Justin to discuss launching brands in new markets!

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