Trouble in Big Food: America’s cereal, soda and soup companies are in turmoil (CNN)
America’s cereal, soda and soup companies are having a rough 2018. Good article on the challenges facing the big, established CPG brands… Trouble in Big Food: America’s cereal, soda and soup companies are in turmoil (CNN)
FoodBytes! Montreal Winners
Congrats to the FoodBytes! Montreal Winners: Judges’ Choice Award: SmartCatch of Woodside, Calif. FoodBytes! People’s Choice Award Nectar of Montreal, Qc. FoodBytes! Highly Commended Award: SAP! Beverages of Burlington, Vt. More info… FoodBytes! Montreal Winners (Press Release) FoodBytes! Montreal Winners (Website)
Springboard’s First Incubator Class Announced
Congrats to the five start-ups selected for Kraft Heinz Springboard’s first incubator class! Read More @ Food Business News
Another Great Expo West
Another great Expo West in the books! The show just seems to keep getting bigger…but what a great chance to catch up with old friends and meet some fantastic new companies. Fun pic of us stepping in to help Cybele cook up some of her amazing superfood veggie pasta.
ACG Future of Food Conference
Excited to be presenting at the “The Future of Food“, the 9th Annual ACG Food Industry Conference in Chicago on April 19…hope you can join us for a great event! ACG Future of Food Conference Website Also here is a link to the our presentation at the event: The Do’s and Do Not’s of Pitching an Early Stage Consumer Company
FoodBytes! San Francisco Winners
Congrats to the FoodBytes! San Francisco winners! Special shout out to the strong showing from Chicago companies I Heart Keenwah and Farmer’s Fridge!!! Judges’ Choice Award: I Heart Foods of Chicago FoodBytes! People’s Choice Award: Farmer’s Fridge of Chicago FoodBytes! Highly Commended Award: BioFiltro, of Davis, Calif More info… FoodBytes! San Francisco Winners (Press Release) FoodBytes! San Francisco Winners (Website)
- February 25, 2018
Home stretch of office buildout at The Hatchery Chicago and Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago (ICNC), last big task is to hang the rest of the blinds (good thing no fear of heights). Really like the way everything has come together, great team effort to get all done (yes, we did it all ourselves!)
Is Bigger Better?
- February 24, 2018
Another fantastic event by The Hatchery Chicago and Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network at the Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago (ICNC), thanks to folks from Simple Mills, Enjoy Life Foods, and Kinsa Group for taking the time to be on the “Leadership Series: Is Bigger Better For You?” panel. Great stuff!!!
New Office Space
- February 20, 2018
New pictures of the CompanyFirst office space in the ICNC / Hatchery Chicago as it begins to take shape. Check back for updates as we wrap up the build out!
Rise of the Dark Horse
Another great event a The Hatchery Chicago, “The Changing Landscape Of Successful Consumer Innovation: The Rise Of The Dark Horse”. IRI’s Executive Vice President, Larry Levin gave a great talk on new product innovation and the trend of smaller companies taking marking share from the big brands by getting products into the market quickly and being willing to “fail fast”. …