Expo West hadn’t been held since 2019, so there was a lot of anticipation leading up to the 2022 event. With 57,000 attendees, 2,700 exhibitors, and 800 people at the Startup CPG Alley Rally event, I thought we needed multiple perspectives and voices to try to sum up such a massive event. In this episode you’ll hear clips submitted by Startup CPG community member brands and then curated pieces from Food Entrepreneur's "Well-FEd" LinkedIn live Expo West recap session with Daniel Scharff, our Startup CPG Founder and the CEO of Machu Picchu Energy, Jenna Movsowitz, our Startup CPG Spotlight Magazine Editor (which if you haven’t read the latest magazine issue, here's the link), and CPG press expert, Monica Watrous, Managing Editor of Food Business News & Editor of Food Entrepreneur. Whether you weren’t able to attend Expo and are hoping to learn what is was like or if you attended and want to hear a community perspective, this episode has something for you.
- Startup CPG article: "The Best of Expo West" by Jenna Movsowitz and Erin Fasano
- Startup CPG community member brands who submitted audio clips:
Renee Dunn - Founder & CEO at Amazi Foods
Kim Biddle - Senior Manager, Digital Sales at Sow Good Inc.
Emily Griffith - Founder & CEO - Lil Bucks Sprouted Buckwheat
Peyton Spolansky - Manager of Marketing & Special Projects at Mezcla
Raina Kumra - Founder of SpiceWell
Veronica Fil - Co-founder of Grounded Foods
Clara Lahlouh Paye - Founder and CEO at UNiTE Food
Olivia Chen - Co-Founder & CMO at Twrl Milk Tea
- Video recap of the Alley Rally
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