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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: February, 2023
Feb 27, 2023

Mari Fassett started mixing flavors when she was 12 and whipped up a bowl of peanut butter, syrup and melted butter to dip pretzels in while she watched cartoons. Today, she is proud to celebrate over 25 years making better-for-you, plant-based, gluten-free snack mixes. She believes today's consumer craves snacks that innovate with bold, adventurous flavor while still paying tribute to comfort-food traditions. Mari joins Justin to discuss this growing brand!

Feb 20, 2023

Thomas Ashbourne raises the bar in the world of ready-to-sip craft cocktails. Their rich flavors are curated by iconic partners who know their way around a top shelf cocktail. Every batch is sustainably handcrafted in the U.S. using all-natural, Kosher ingredients. Their work is driven by the love of a wildly good time, so cut ties with your bartender (or offer them a cocktail) and let’s cut loose together. CEO and co-founder Cara Kamenev joins Justin to discuss this rapidly growing alcoholic-beverage brand!

Feb 13, 2023

Bala Sarda comes with lineage of over 80 years in the tea industry and it is when he worked in his bulk export family business, he noticed the huge gaps in the $90 billion tea market. He started Vahdam Teas in early 2015 to address these problems and make available garden fresh teas to consumers across the world, direct from source, under a home-grown tea brand by leveraging technology. A tea enthusiast, he dreams of putting an Indian tea brand on the global stage. Prior to founding Vahdam Teas, he started Youth 360, a youth network & b10Media, a digital marketing company while still in college. Bala joins Justin to share insights on launching this fast-growing tea brand.

Feb 6, 2023

Every 100 seconds, a baby in America gets a food allergy. However, babies don’t have to get food allergies. Evidence-based research, USDA guidelines and leading allergists all agree – introducing small amounts of allergens early and often is the best way to help a child have a greater chance at a future of food freedom. Ready. Set. Food! is the only complete early allergen introduction system that takes the work, confusion and fear out of doing something really important for the health of your baby. Their mission is to help babies have healthier futures, free from the limits of food allergies. Co-founder and CEO Daniel Zakowski joins Justin to share the growth story behind Ready. Set. Food!

Feb 2, 2023

As a Los Angeles-based interior designer, author, philanthropist and mom to two boys, Breegan Jane is a dynamic voice in the industry. As host of HGTV's Dream Home, Breegan continues to showcase her vast expertise building and designing homes, as well as on over six Warner Brothers Discovery shows. She originally honed her design skills as a creative director and marketing professional for a leading luxury yacht manufacturer, which catapulted her experience in the industry. From there, her talents led her to design projects impressively spanning the gamut, from celebrity residential and commercial properties to lavish restaurants and large-scale remodels. Along with gracing six Warner Brothers Discovery television shows, Breegan Jane has been featured on multiple shows across major networks, including The Rachael Ray Show, NBC’s Open House, HGTV’s Property Brothers and Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family, in which she discussed her first children’s book, Carbie. As the host of HGTV’s Dream Home, Breegan continues to stay on-trend with up-and-coming interior design and home decor styling. Breegan joins Justin to discuss building a brand in the design space!

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