Today, the world is demanding more of products and packaging: they need to meet consumer demands, be sustainable, and travel through complex supply chains. Simply put, companies that make things need to respond faster than ever to change. Welcome to “Beyond the Shelf: The Product and Packaging Podcast," presented by Specright. In this podcast, we’ll interview experts and industry leaders across food, beauty, CPG, and industrials. We’re going to go beyond the shelf and get behind-the-scenes insights into what goes into making the products you use everyday. We’ll cover everything from product innovation to packaging sustainability and how leaders are thinking about enabling their next generation workforce. We’re going to have a lot of fun and learn new things along the way. So be sure to subscribe and get ready to go “beyond the shelf!" To learn more about Specright and Specification Management, visit https://specright.com/.
Packaging Therapy with Jessie Schwartz, The Packaging Therapist
In this episode of Beyond the Shelf: The Product & Packaging Podcast, Laura Foti chats with Jessie Schwartz, CEO and Founder of Strategic Packaging Partners and self-proclaimed "Packaging Therapist." Jessie specializes in listening to manufacturing problems and applying her packaging knowledge to figure out how packaging could be contributing and then fixing those problems to increase profits.
Jessie and Laura talk about the power of data when it comes to decision making, how private label brands are adding to the complexity of packaging today, and advice for packaging professionals of the future (and today).
You can learn more about Jessie's business Strategic Packaging Partners here or connect with her on LinkedIn here.
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The Frontier of Beverage Innovation with Trey Lockerbie of Better Booch
In this episode of Beyond the Shelf: The Product & Packaging Podcast, our host Laura Foti sits down with Trey Lockerbie, the CEO and Co-founder of Better Booch. Better Booch is a rapidly growing functional beverage brand that has gained recognition for its commitment to gut health and its delicious products. In this interview, Trey shares the story behind Better Booch's success and discusses the evolving landscape of the kombucha industry.
In this episode, Trey shares his insights on entrepreneurship, the rise of kombucha, and more on the functional beverage industry.
To learn more about Better Booch, visit: https://betterbooch.com
Beyond the Shelf is presented by Specright, the leader in Specification Management software. To learn more visit: https://specright.com/
To listen to more Beyond the Shelf episodes, visit: https://specright.com/podcast
Blurring the Lines of Skincare & Beauty at COOLA, Michael Rentz, Procurement Manager
In this episode of Beyond the Shelf: The Product & Packaging Podcast, Laura Foti talks with Michael Rentz, Procurement Manager, at COOLA live from COOLA headquarters in Carlsbad, CA.With over 15 years of experience in various industries, including hospitality, beverage, furniture, and now beauty, Michael brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table. COOLA was founded over 15 years ago Southern California and found its niche in the region's outdoor active lifestyle and became renowned for its sunscreen products. With a commitment to using over 70% organic ingredients in every product, COOLA has gained recognition and support from customers who value healthier options.COOLA's product offerings extend beyond traditional sun care. They have expanded into skincare and beauty products that cater to their customers' needs. Michael shares how his team is pushing the boundaries of skincare and beauty, with a strong emphasis on data-educated decisions.You can learn more about COOLA here and connect with Michael on LinkedIn.Beyond the Shelf: The Product & Packaging Podcast is presented by Specright, the leader in Specification Management. Learn more here and you can listen to all episodes here.
From the Food and Beauty Industries to the Technology Sector with Tom Preston, Live from Pack Expo 2023
In this episode of Beyond the Shelf: The Product & Packaging Podcast with Laura Foti, Tom Preston shares his journey through the packaging industry, including working for some of the largest food and beauty manufacturers. Five years ago, Tom transitioned to the technology space and joined Specright, the leader in Specification Management.Laura chats with Tom from Pack Expo 2023 about his journey, lessons learned, and more importantly the trends we all should be keeping an eye on.To learn more about Specright click here.To listen to more Beyond the Shelf episodes click here.
The Packaging Podcast Extravaganza from Pack Expo 2023
In this episode of Beyond the Shelf: The Product & Packaging Podcast Laura Foti chats with Adam Peek of the People of Packaging Podcast, Cory Connors of Sustainable Packaging Podcast, and Evelio Mattos of Packaging Unboxd Podcast from Pack Expo 2023 in Las Vegas. Learn more about trends, challenges, and overall cool things happening in the packaging industry.To listen to more Beyond the Shelf episodes, visit: https://specright.com/post/podcastThe Beyond the Shelf: The Product & Packaging Podcast is presented by Specright, the leader in Specification Management software. Learn more, www.specright.comTo learn more about Adam Peek and the People of Packaging Podcast visit: https://www.peopleofpackaging.com/.To learn more about Cory Connors and Sustainable Packaging with Cory Connors Podcast, visit: https://www.corygated.com/sustainable-packaging-podcastTo learn more about Evelio Mattos and the Packaging Unboxd Podcast visit: https://www.packagingunboxd.com/
The Intersection of e-Commerce and Brick-and-Mortar Retail with Kathryn Flouton
In this episode of Beyond the Shelf: the Product & Packaging Podcast, Laura Foti chats with Kathryn Flouton. Kathryn has 20+ years experience in the retail and CPG industry, including at Trader Joe's, Dean & DeLuca among others. She works at the intersection of brand direct-to-consumer e-Commerce and brick-and-mortar retail. These experiences have given her a unique operating expertise that leads to creative problem solving and team growth. She currently consults with growth stage startups and retailers, leading teams in the interim and fractional roles focused on change management, growth, and strategic business development.To connect with Kathryn on LinkedIn, click here.Beyond the Shelf is presented by Specright, the first patented, cloud-based platform for Specification Management. Learn more here.You can listen to other Beyond the Shelf podcasts here.
Laura dives deep into CPG and helps tell the stories of the industry in this excellent conversational podcast.