24 episodes

Whether you're looking to get on your first store shelf or grow your national or international packaged food or beverage brand, the food founders podcast lets you hear what it really takes to launch, grow and scale a packaged food or beverage business.
Hear food founders share how they got to where they are today and what it's going to take to get to their next level of success.
Food industry expert Ainsley Moir shares her insights and interviews brands you can learn from so you can grow your packaged food or beverage business.
Want more resources for launching, growing or scaling your packaged food or beverage brand?
Learn the 5 shifts packaged food & beverage companies are making right now to sell more product in this free training Get weekly insights on growing your packaged food and beverage company and connect with other food founders hereGet access to the tools, templates and resources Ainsley has been using for years to grow packaged food & beverage brands inside the F.A.B. Growth Academy at growmyfoodbrand.com
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Food Founders™ Podcast Ainsley

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Whether you're looking to get on your first store shelf or grow your national or international packaged food or beverage brand, the food founders podcast lets you hear what it really takes to launch, grow and scale a packaged food or beverage business.
Hear food founders share how they got to where they are today and what it's going to take to get to their next level of success.
Food industry expert Ainsley Moir shares her insights and interviews brands you can learn from so you can grow your packaged food or beverage business.
Want more resources for launching, growing or scaling your packaged food or beverage brand?
Learn the 5 shifts packaged food & beverage companies are making right now to sell more product in this free training Get weekly insights on growing your packaged food and beverage company and connect with other food founders hereGet access to the tools, templates and resources Ainsley has been using for years to grow packaged food & beverage brands inside the F.A.B. Growth Academy at growmyfoodbrand.com
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    What makes decision making easier with Matt & Steve’s

    What makes decision making easier with Matt & Steve’s

    Food Founder Matt from Matt & Steve’s shares how two young bartenders wanted to make a beloved Canadian drink even better. He shares how they went coast to coast showcasing to potential customers how their product was better than what they were currently using. The company has not only revolutionized the way consumers enjoy this Canadian classic drink, they’ve also continued to bring line extensions to support their mission. 
    Hear what’s made decision making easier for the company and how they’ve continued to grow sustainably over the years. 
    Learn more about Matt & Steve’s here https://can.mattandsteve.com/
    The Food Founders™ Podcast is brought to you by the F.A.B. Growth Academy. The F.A.B. Growth Academy is the online hub for driven food and beverage businesses who want training, support and community to help them grow their business. Join your fellow food founders inside the Academy https://bit.ly/2wQIVDn

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    • 21 min
    The advantages of being a small food business with Kuli Kuli

    The advantages of being a small food business with Kuli Kuli

    When your product is bigger than you, it’s incredible what you can accomplish. Hear Food Founder Lisa of Kuli Kuli share how her desire to help a community in Africa led her to start Kuli Kuli. It wasn’t an overnight business. And it took her day job boss to push her out of the nest to go full time into the business. But now, it’s lining grocery store shelves and opening up the entire Moringa market. 
    Learn more about Kuli Kuli here https://www.kulikulifoods.com/
    The Food Founders™ Podcast is brought to you by the F.A.B. Growth Academy. The F.A.B. Growth Academy is the online hub for driven food and beverage businesses who want training, support and community to help them grow their business. Join your fellow food founders inside the Academy https://bit.ly/2wQIVDn

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    • 24 min
    Refreshing an outdated category with Kindroot™

    Refreshing an outdated category with Kindroot™

    Ideas come from anywhere. In this case, it came from being stuck in an airport. Hear from Food Founder Alisa of Kindroot on how she saw the need for her Adaptogem product in the tired lozenge market. Alisa shares how her brand has been at the heart of her business and how that’s led to lifestyle retailers reaching out to her in an unsuspecting way to list the Kindroot products in their stores. 
    Learn more about Kindroot here https://www.kindroot.com/

    The Food Founders™ Podcast is brought to you by the F.A.B. Growth Academy. The F.A.B. Growth Academy is the online hub for driven food and beverage businesses who want training, support and community to help them grow their business. Join your fellow food founders inside the Academy https://bit.ly/2wQIVDn

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    • 22 min
    Is the future of food under the sea?

    Is the future of food under the sea?

    Food Founder CBM is revolutionizing our food system through Kelp. Not only does this superfood do wonders for the body, it does wonders for the planet and those involved in the supply chain too. Hear how Akua used crowdfunding to not only finance their growth, but also create a loyal fan base of Kelpers. Creating a new category of food products isn’t easy, but it sure can be worth it, especially when it’s for a brighter food future. Hear how Akua is doing just that. 

    Learn more about Akua here https://akua.co/
    The Food Founders™ Podcast is brought to you by the F.A.B. Growth Academy. The F.A.B. Growth Academy is the online hub for driven food and beverage businesses who want training, support and community to help them grow their business. Join your fellow food founders inside the Academy https://bit.ly/2wQIVDn

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    • 26 min
    Lessons from 40+ years in the food industry

    Lessons from 40+ years in the food industry

    This food founder story starts in a candy factory. Moves into an airstream and now is in every natural food store you know. 
    Food Founder Joel from Edward & Sons shares his 40+ year journey in the food industry. Joel shares what led to his decision to not manufacture products, but instead import and market them under a trusted family brand. In this podcast we talk about how to ride the waves of the food and beverage industry, how to keep putting out products you believe in and a different approach to looking at growth.
    Learn more about Edward & Sons here https://store.edwardandsons.com/
    The Food Founders™ Podcast is brought to you by the F.A.B. Growth Academy. The F.A.B. Growth Academy is the online hub for driven food and beverage businesses who want training, support and community to help them grow their business. Join your fellow food founders inside the Academy https://bit.ly/2wQIVDn

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    • 45 min
    Mindset of a Food Founder

    Mindset of a Food Founder

    Being a pastry chef and not having a business degree, the food part came easy. Finding mentors, learning from other food founders, taking time outside of the business, and some good old fashioned hustle DNA has helped the Empowered Cookie stay the course as they’ve grown the business. 
    Food Founder Natalia Barr shares the journey of what it’s been like to launch in the competitive better for you cookie industry. We dive into the lessons she’s learnt along the way and what keeps her motivated, focused and on track in the good times and the tough times as she grow her food company. 
    Natalia shares why delegating, hiring for what you don’t know and surrounding yourself with the right people can help you fast track your food business success. 
    Learn more about the Empowered Cookie here https://www.empoweredcookie.com/
    The Food Founders Podcast is brought to you by the F.A.B. Growth Academy. The F.A.B. Growth Academy is the online hub for driven food and beverage businesses who want training, support and community to help them grow their business. Join your fellow food founders inside the Academy https://bit.ly/2wQIVDn

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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Jimmy J89 ,

We need this

I find these podcasts so helpful for younger brands to learn from others. What to look for and how to pivot when things go not as planned. Great job and keep up the good job

Zayna Rose ,

Excellent interviews and insights!

The conversations in these episodes are packed with good takeaways. As an entrepreneur, the behind the scenes look at these businesses has been valuable. The insights on branding and Ainsley’s interviewing style keep me coming back to this show!

matthiasmoir ,

Great start

Great conversations, and great info directly from the source. Love the spotlight being put on some plant based products as well.

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