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Reading Roundup: October 22nd, 2019

From snack brands tackling food waste, to the billion dollar sustainable packaging dream.

Reading Roundup: October 22nd, 2019

So many great reads this week! From snack brands tackling food waste, to the billion dollar sustainable packaging dream. Get the latest insights on how to win the C-store and grow your brands retail strategy. Plus, what's new in grocery?

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Acquisitions and investments

Christina Tosi's Milk Bar Raises Series B Funding Round to Expand Into the Grocery Aisle (Fortune)

The popular dessert company has its sights set on omnichannel. With 16 physical locations (and more to come!) and an established online e-commerce presence, the brand is pushing into retail. With funding from Sonoma Brands, expect to see Milk Bar products on shelves soon.

KIND Snacks Makes First Acquisition of Creative Snacks to Expand Health and Wellness Market Share (Forbes)

Creative Snacks cashes in! The growing snack brand was recently acquired by KIND for an undisclosed amount.

Keeping pace with plant-based

Tracking the plant-based movement (FoodDive)

From dairy-free yogurts to disruptive faux meat alternatives, get everything you need to know about what's happening in plant-based all in one place.

Sustainability surges forward

Opinion: Want to be the next billion dollar company in CPG? (LinkedIn)

Sustainable packaging is a hot topic in CPG right now. Here's what Dream Pops founder David Greenfeld has to say about it.

Where next for edible packaging? (Food Navigator USA)

Sustainable, convenient AND mess free? Count us in. Discover how this packaging manufacturer his edible packaging

These 7 Healthy Afternoon Snacks Also Reduce Food Waste (mindybodygreen)

See how these seven snack food brands are building their product portfolios using ingredients traditionally thought of as waste. Veggie-based granola? Yup.

What's happening in grocery?

Trade Spend: The Fight for Shelf Space (LinkedIn)

What is trade spend, why does it exist and should you actually care? Hint: you should ($$$).

Is the grocery channel stifling CPG innovation? (LinkedIn)

It's an exciting time to be a food and beverage maker, but in an industry that's primed for large brands to win, how can the little guys succeed? See the role transparency and data play in the evolving grocery channel, and how it impacts your brand.

NACS 2019: Despite Growth, Consumers Want More From C-Stores (NOSH)

To fuel their on-the-go lifestyles, consumers are looking for brands that offer health AND convenience. Get the latest insights in the C-store channel and see how retailers and brands can better position themselves for growth.

Startup inspiration

What Really Happens When You Become An Overnight Millionaire? (Medium)

What's life like post-acquisition? The founder of this popular snack food company tells all.

Banza Talks About Becoming a Top-Selling Pasta Brand (Forbes)

Hear from Banza's founder on the brand's success and the role Chobani played.

Go Behind the Brand of Siete Family Foods (Today)

Their products are taking grocery store shelves by storm, but at its core Siete is a family affair. Get an inside look at the brand and the family behind it in this exclusive video from Today.

Did we miss any news? You can always let us know.

So many great reads this week! From snack brands tackling food waste, to the billion dollar sustainable packaging dream. Get the latest insights on how to win the C-store and grow your brands retail strategy. Plus, what's new in grocery?

Want our weekly Reading Roundup delivered straight to your inbox? Sign up for our newsletter!

Acquisitions and investments

Christina Tosi's Milk Bar Raises Series B Funding Round to Expand Into the Grocery Aisle (Fortune)

The popular dessert company has its sights set on omnichannel. With 16 physical locations (and more to come!) and an established online e-commerce presence, the brand is pushing into retail. With funding from Sonoma Brands, expect to see Milk Bar products on shelves soon.

KIND Snacks Makes First Acquisition of Creative Snacks to Expand Health and Wellness Market Share (Forbes)

Creative Snacks cashes in! The growing snack brand was recently acquired by KIND for an undisclosed amount.

Keeping pace with plant-based

Tracking the plant-based movement (FoodDive)

From dairy-free yogurts to disruptive faux meat alternatives, get everything you need to know about what's happening in plant-based all in one place.

Sustainability surges forward

Opinion: Want to be the next billion dollar company in CPG? (LinkedIn)

Sustainable packaging is a hot topic in CPG right now. Here's what Dream Pops founder David Greenfeld has to say about it.

Where next for edible packaging? (Food Navigator USA)

Sustainable, convenient AND mess free? Count us in. Discover how this packaging manufacturer his edible packaging

These 7 Healthy Afternoon Snacks Also Reduce Food Waste (mindybodygreen)

See how these seven snack food brands are building their product portfolios using ingredients traditionally thought of as waste. Veggie-based granola? Yup.

What's happening in grocery?

Trade Spend: The Fight for Shelf Space (LinkedIn)

What is trade spend, why does it exist and should you actually care? Hint: you should ($$$).

Is the grocery channel stifling CPG innovation? (LinkedIn)

It's an exciting time to be a food and beverage maker, but in an industry that's primed for large brands to win, how can the little guys succeed? See the role transparency and data play in the evolving grocery channel, and how it impacts your brand.

NACS 2019: Despite Growth, Consumers Want More From C-Stores (NOSH)

To fuel their on-the-go lifestyles, consumers are looking for brands that offer health AND convenience. Get the latest insights in the C-store channel and see how retailers and brands can better position themselves for growth.

Startup inspiration

What Really Happens When You Become An Overnight Millionaire? (Medium)

What's life like post-acquisition? The founder of this popular snack food company tells all.

Banza Talks About Becoming a Top-Selling Pasta Brand (Forbes)

Hear from Banza's founder on the brand's success and the role Chobani played.

Go Behind the Brand of Siete Family Foods (Today)

Their products are taking grocery store shelves by storm, but at its core Siete is a family affair. Get an inside look at the brand and the family behind it in this exclusive video from Today.

Did we miss any news? You can always let us know.

So many great reads this week! From snack brands tackling food waste, to the billion dollar sustainable packaging dream. Get the latest insights on how to win the C-store and grow your brands retail strategy. Plus, what's new in grocery?

Want our weekly Reading Roundup delivered straight to your inbox? Sign up for our newsletter!

Acquisitions and investments

Christina Tosi's Milk Bar Raises Series B Funding Round to Expand Into the Grocery Aisle (Fortune)

The popular dessert company has its sights set on omnichannel. With 16 physical locations (and more to come!) and an established online e-commerce presence, the brand is pushing into retail. With funding from Sonoma Brands, expect to see Milk Bar products on shelves soon.

KIND Snacks Makes First Acquisition of Creative Snacks to Expand Health and Wellness Market Share (Forbes)

Creative Snacks cashes in! The growing snack brand was recently acquired by KIND for an undisclosed amount.

Keeping pace with plant-based

Tracking the plant-based movement (FoodDive)

From dairy-free yogurts to disruptive faux meat alternatives, get everything you need to know about what's happening in plant-based all in one place.

Sustainability surges forward

Opinion: Want to be the next billion dollar company in CPG? (LinkedIn)

Sustainable packaging is a hot topic in CPG right now. Here's what Dream Pops founder David Greenfeld has to say about it.

Where next for edible packaging? (Food Navigator USA)

Sustainable, convenient AND mess free? Count us in. Discover how this packaging manufacturer his edible packaging

These 7 Healthy Afternoon Snacks Also Reduce Food Waste (mindybodygreen)

See how these seven snack food brands are building their product portfolios using ingredients traditionally thought of as waste. Veggie-based granola? Yup.

What's happening in grocery?

Trade Spend: The Fight for Shelf Space (LinkedIn)

What is trade spend, why does it exist and should you actually care? Hint: you should ($$$).

Is the grocery channel stifling CPG innovation? (LinkedIn)

It's an exciting time to be a food and beverage maker, but in an industry that's primed for large brands to win, how can the little guys succeed? See the role transparency and data play in the evolving grocery channel, and how it impacts your brand.

NACS 2019: Despite Growth, Consumers Want More From C-Stores (NOSH)

To fuel their on-the-go lifestyles, consumers are looking for brands that offer health AND convenience. Get the latest insights in the C-store channel and see how retailers and brands can better position themselves for growth.

Startup inspiration

What Really Happens When You Become An Overnight Millionaire? (Medium)

What's life like post-acquisition? The founder of this popular snack food company tells all.

Banza Talks About Becoming a Top-Selling Pasta Brand (Forbes)

Hear from Banza's founder on the brand's success and the role Chobani played.

Go Behind the Brand of Siete Family Foods (Today)

Their products are taking grocery store shelves by storm, but at its core Siete is a family affair. Get an inside look at the brand and the family behind it in this exclusive video from Today.

Did we miss any news? You can always let us know.

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