Foodboro Library

No one said it was going to be easy, but the right resources make all the difference. We’ve been there, and we know how hard it is to find good information. So we source experts and community members to find answers to your questions and introductions to the topics you’re curious about. Whether you’re an industry veteran or it’s your first time in the kitchen, you’ll learn something here.

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Ask an Expert: Chelsea Ford of Females in Food

Ask an Expert: Chelsea Ford of Females in Food

Chelsea Ford of Females in Food, one of Foodboro's newest Partner Members, joined us to talk about her experience in the CPG industry, the model of her coaching and best practices for emerging packaged food and beverage brands to get stocked, sold and put more money in their pocket for every product they sell.

Leveraging LinkedIn for Food & Beverage Founders: An Interview With Helen Guo of Schoolyard Snacks

Leveraging LinkedIn for Food & Beverage Founders: An Interview With Helen Guo of Schoolyard Snacks

Foodboro sat down with Helen Guo of Schoolyard Snacks to discuss her journey to entrepreneurship, how she utilized LinkedIn to build her personal brand as well as her DTC company, and how she and her partner are able to work from anywhere and still successfully build a growing CPG business.

Ask an Expert: Fernando Arendar of Nitid Studio

Ask an Expert: Fernando Arendar of Nitid Studio

Fernando Arendar of Nitid Studio, one of Foodboro's newest Partner Members, joined us to talk about his experience working with larger CPG clients, the importance of understanding consumer behavior in package design, best practices for emerging food & beverage brands, and trends he is seeing on grocery store shelves.

What to Know Before Hiring a Product Photographer

What to Know Before Hiring a Product Photographer

We sat down with Katie Ring of Katie Ring Photography to talk about FIVE things you need to know before hiring a photogrpaher for your brand.

Ask an Expert: Jeff Jacobs of ePac Flexible Packaging

Ask an Expert: Jeff Jacobs of ePac Flexible Packaging

Jeff Jacobs of ePac Flexible Packaging Solutions joined us to talk about the ins and outs of packaging for food & beverage, and how ePac is helping brands stand out on shelves to compete with Big Food through offering professional, polished packaging.

Foodboro x Mable: Digital Wholesale

Foodboro x Mable: Digital Wholesale

We went LIVE with Kristen Keller of Mable Wholesale to talk about how Mable helps connect emerging food & beverage brands with retailers nationwide through their digital wholesale platform.

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Meet a Maker: Paul Voge of Aura Bora

Meet a Maker: Paul Voge of Aura Bora

From swimming with the Sharks to securing seed funding, this San Francisco-based founder wants you to drink more weird water.

Meet a Maker: Dianna King of Eat UNrestricted

Meet a Maker: Dianna King of Eat UNrestricted

This founder's family history of cancer inspired her to start a vegan food brand serving up cheesy sauces that are free from dairy (and nuts).

Meet a Maker: Tara Pate of Daysie

Meet a Maker: Tara Pate of Daysie

This food & beverage founder is upgrading the morning coffee ritual with a line of organic syrups, and giving back to other women-owned businesses.

Meet a Maker: Vasa Martinez of Perfy

Meet a Maker: Vasa Martinez of Perfy

A background in marketing for food & beverage brands prepared this founder to branch out on his own and create the perfect soda.

Meet a Maker: Camilo Linares of Salento Organics

Meet a Maker: Camilo Linares of Salento Organics

This food & beverage founder is bringing Colombian fruits and flavors to the forefront.

Meet a Maker: Kirsten Sutaria of Wonderlab Doozy

Meet a Maker: Kirsten Sutaria of Wonderlab Doozy

This female founder turned a life-long fascination with ice cream into a plant-based dessert brand that is tOATally out of this world.

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Raising Capital For Your Food & Beverage Business

Raising Capital For Your Food & Beverage Business

We spoke founders who have been through the ins and outs of raising capital to see what lessons could be shared - the successes, the pitfalls, the pivots and well-earned advice!

Next Level Funding: A Quick Guide to Types of Food & Beverage Investors 

Next Level Funding: A Quick Guide to Types of Food & Beverage Investors 

For new and growing food & beverage businesses, it’s a huge endeavor to find the capital to get your product to where you know it can go. We hope this guide to types of investment approaches will help you on your CPG journey!

Earth Day 2022: Sustainability in Food & Beverage
Resources
Apr 22

Earth Day 2022: Sustainability in Food & Beverage

In honor of Earth Day, we explored some of the ways that CPG brands are creating positive change in the move toward a more sustainable industry with engaged and educated consumers.

Foodboro x UMAI Marketing - Hyper Growth Marketing Machine!
Resources
Mar 24

Foodboro x UMAI Marketing - Hyper Growth Marketing Machine!

Foodboro and UMAI Marketing have partnered to break down some marketing foundations, including: email and paid and organic social.

Getting Swaggy With It: 10 Food & Beverage Brands With A-Game Swag
Resources
Mar 22

Getting Swaggy With It: 10 Food & Beverage Brands With A-Game Swag

For makers, branded merch is a great way to extend your voice and connect with your audience on a different level. You already (we hope) have a website that’s suited for e-commerce, so why not leverage it to sell some souped-up swag in addition to your flagship products?

Inventory Funding: The Secret Ingredient to Growing your Food & Beverage Business
Resources
Jan 18

Inventory Funding: The Secret Ingredient to Growing your Food & Beverage Business

The food and beverage business industry can be extremely lucrative. Just like any other industry though, you’ll need to be committed and have funds to support your growth. Keep reading to learn more about how to grow and fund your food and beverage business plan.

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12 Mom-Founded Food & Beverage Brands

12 Mom-Founded Food & Beverage Brands

These mothers-turned-female entrepreneurs are the definition of badass.

12 Standout Food & Beverage Website Designs

12 Standout Food & Beverage Website Designs

Consumers are increasingly turning to e-commerce to buy their fave food & beverage products, so it’s important to stand out with a quality design that is both parts beautiful and engaging. Here are 12 sites we’re loving right now.

22 (More) Female Founders Changing Food & Beverage in 2022

22 (More) Female Founders Changing Food & Beverage in 2022

Whether it be products that are more sustainably sourced, allergen friendly, nutritious snacking, culturally informed and ethically sourced, or simply designed to let you eat more dessert, having more women at the CPG table is the future.

5 Top Trends From Natural Products Expo West 2022

5 Top Trends From Natural Products Expo West 2022

‍Expo West 2022 is in the books, and what a time it was! The Foodboro team had so much fun catching up with friends and discovering the latest trends in food & beverage. Read on for our picks for our Top 5 hottest trends at this year’s show (plus the 'grams for on-trend brands).

Foodboro's Guide to Natural Products Expo West 2022

Foodboro's Guide to Natural Products Expo West 2022

‍Expo West is happening soon, in person! We’re thrilled to have 16 Foodboro members participating in the trade show and many more attending. What are you looking forward to seeing?

22 Female Founders Changing Food & Beverage in 2022

22 Female Founders Changing Food & Beverage in 2022

Whether it be products that are more sustainably sourced, allergen friendly, nutritious snacking, culturally informed and ethically sourced, or simply designed to let you eat more dessert, having more women at the CPG table is the future.

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From the Foodboro Kitchen: How to Build a Better Salad
Community
May 11

From the Foodboro Kitchen: How to Build a Better Salad

May is National Salad Month, and we are salad-brating with the best greens, mix-ins, dressings and toppers from startup food & beverage brands.

Welcome to the Neighborhood: Oats in Coats
Community
Jul 24

Welcome to the Neighborhood: Oats in Coats

Oats in Coats is the brain child of cofounder Daphne Herlihy a mother of three.

Welcome to the Neighborhood: Etera Foods

Welcome to the Neighborhood: Etera Foods

The After Bar is made with non-hemp-derived CBD.

8 Food & Beverage Brands Founded By Dads
Community
Jun 17

8 Food & Beverage Brands Founded By Dads

Shout out to all the dads out there!

Welcome to the Neighborhood - June 2021
Community
Jun 10

Welcome to the Neighborhood - June 2021

Summer 2021 is looking HOT! We are excited to have these talented makers join the Foodboro community. Read all about our newest members below!

Welcome to the Neighborhood - Meet Our Newest Members!
Community
May 27

Welcome to the Neighborhood - Meet Our Newest Members!

We’re excited to have these talented makers join the Foodboro community.

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