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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, 2023
Jan 30, 2023

Many years in the making, Lyre’s exquisite range of lovingly crafted non-alcoholic spirits was borne from a quest to make the impossible possible – giving the freedom to drink your drink, your way. Not just provide an alternative to those who don’t wish to imbibe alcohol, but ensure everyone can enjoy the mirth and merriment of a soiree or shindig. With Lyre’s, it’s up to you – replace some of the alcohol in your drink to make a low alcohol Lyre’s or make your classic favorites as a no-alcohol option simply by selecting from the many Lyre’s variants in our extensive range. Co-founder and CEO Mark Livings joins Justin to discuss this fast-growing brand!

Jan 23, 2023

It started with a passion and a pandemic. It led to an understanding and conviction. Blind Tiger is linked back to Erie, Pennsylvania’s Room 33 Speakeasy where owner, Rebecca Styn, PhD., brought her passion for the Prohibition era to life. Mirroring the ban on alcohol in the 1920’s, the onset of the pandemic in 2020 forced the speakeasy to provide only sans-alcohol drink options to-go. The team took on the challenge to deliver a top-notch spirit-free cocktail that mirrors the flavors of the original, less the alcohol. The result: a sophisticated cocktail with the defining flavors, with or without the spirit. Rebecca joins Justin to discuss this growing beverage brand!

Jan 16, 2023

When it comes to Dewey Beach, if you know, you know. Those legendary days spent hanging out on the beach with your crew, or taking in some live music at the bars. And of course, those epic nights spent reveling with friends at The Starboard - the source of Dewey Crush inspiration. When the concept of Dewey Crush was just a twinkle in their founders’ eye, it was the vibe, atmosphere, and energy of The Starboard that gave them the motivation to fully hatch their canned cocktail plan. The big idea was to make something that captured the essence of East Coast summers. Something that you could take home that'd spark an amazing memory from an unforgettable summer. A drink that you could share with friends and family to make new moments. Co-founder and CEO Andrew Rigney joins Justin to discuss this fast-growing cocktail brand.

Jan 13, 2023

Francesca Hahn is Vice President, U.S. Digital Commerce and Direct to Consumer for Mondelēz International, a global company leading the future of snacking with 2021 net revenues of approximately $29 billion.  Mondelēz International makes and sells primarily snacks, with iconic global and local brands such as OREO, Ritz, belVita, Cadbury and Toblerone chocolate, Sour Patch Kids candy, Trident gum, and HALLS. Francesca has been a global leader in Sales Transformation and Customer Leadership roles for more than twenty years.  She partners to drive business results by leading multi-functional teams and managing change in fast-paced environments. And today, she joins Justin to discuss ecommerce, direct-to-consumer, the industry and more!

Jan 12, 2023

At Recess, there are two paths to calm. Stress exists as both a feeling in our minds and a physiological response in our bodies. That’s why they made Recess: two distinct paths to a single destination. Recess balancing CBD blend and Mood mood-lifting magnesium blend. Founder and CEO Ben Witte joins Justin to discuss this growing beverage brand!

Jan 11, 2023

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!

Jan 10, 2023

IZO is a collection of Mexican spirits handcrafted in Durango, Sonora and Tequila, Mexico. Their company was born out of a desire to bring their heritage and tradition, found in every bottle of IZO, according to traditional ancestral methods. Co-founder Gaston Martinez joins Justin to discuss this growing spirits brand.

Jan 9, 2023

Kevin’s Natural Foods mission is to empower even the busiest people to eat clean without sacrificing flavor. Food gives us the fuel we need to do the things we want with the people we love. Food can also help you feel good when you’re feeling less than average. That’s how Kevin discovered his joy for food. Clean eating is what our bodies were designed to thrive on. But clean eating has had a bad rap. It seems you have to pay for guilt-free meals with boring cuisine and a lack of flavor. Kevin made it his mission to change this and a company was born. Kevin joins Justin to discuss this fast-growing prepared meals, sauces and seasonings brand!

Jan 5, 2023

Inspired by childhood memories of baking days past, Kitsby (Kits-by-you) was made to bring people closer through sharing sweet moments and delicious desserts together. They believe that good food becomes great because of the meaningful experiences shared in the kitchen and at the table. That's why at Kitsby, they not only have a sweet tooth for the sweet stuff, but also for the people, the laughter, and the fun that comes with food. Their purpose is to spread happiness through creative desserts and pastries that highlight exciting ingredients and flavors. Kitsby grew out of a love of baking and a craving for a taste of home. CEO and Founder Amy Hsiao joins Justin to discuss this growing food brand.

Jan 2, 2023

Dan-O’s Seasoning is changing the world one table at a time by offering the best all-natural, low-sodium seasoning products on the market. Their goal is to provide you with real flavors to make healthier food choices without ever sacrificing taste. Dan Oliver joins Justin to discuss this booming seasoning brand!

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