Posts in Customer Engagement
Milk Cult Founder On Why Sales Pitches are Like Dating

Ed Cornell, Co-Founder and CEO of Milk Cult, has always been obsessed with ice cream. He likes everything about it — the taste, the smell, the experience. It’s the perfect vehicle for blending unexpected flavors with a familiar classic. After spending time in kitchens and working for catering companies, Ed decided to turn his obsession into a company of his own.

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JRINK Co-Founder Discusses Female Empowerment, Food as Medicine, and Workdays that End at 9pm

After spending time on the trading floor at Goldman Sachs, Jrink Juicery Co-founder and CEO, Shizu Okusa, decided she wanted a more tangible and socially impactful outlet for her finance skills. She landed in Mozambique, working with local farmers on raising capital, before heading over to Bali to learn about healing through food.

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GoMix Founders on Friendship, Entrepreneurship, and Hard Decisions

Lifetime best friends and co-founders of GoMix, Matt and Sava, dived head first into the food business after being unable to find a good tasting and healthy on-the-go snack. They wanted something that was convenient, delicious, and filling, to support their active lifestyles. After countless trials and many (many!) taste tests, Matt and Sava launched a line of superfood trail mix, using only raw, whole ingredients with no added sugars, oils, or salts.

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Blue Crate Founders Discuss Sustainability, Instagram Serendipity, and the Future of Milk

After crossing virtual paths via their hashtags around sustainability and living in Washington, DC., Kristy and Amanda decided to grab coffee. They were both on personal journeys to live in a more sustainable way and create lasting environmental change in their communities.

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Rebecca Peress Transforming Breakfast with Plant-Based Waffles

Like most college students, Rebecca Peress, Founder & CEO of Swapples, wasn’t too concerned about her diet. Until she was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder. She started reading nutrition labels and was shocked to discover that she had been consuming more than 40g of added sugar every day in addition to dozens of processed ingredients. All from packaged convenience foods labeled as healthy. And worst of all, she could count the number of vegetables she was eating a day on two fingers.

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A Joke That Went Too Far: Snacklins and The Journey to Snack Revolution

Snacklins launched in 2016 with an idea: make people’s lives 1% better. It doesn’t seem like much, but in founder Samy K’s view, it’s what the world needs. Starting with a handful of local accounts in Washington, D.C., Snacklins grew quickly with the support of avid customers. They added more accounts across the Mid-Atlantic during their first year, dominating those before expanding to the Pacific Northwest and West Coast.

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Want to be Fancy Schmancy? Kathleen Tozzi Knows How

Founder and CEO of The Fancy Schmancy Co., Kathleen Tozzi, has always loved sharing good food with others. From a young age, she worked in a family restaurant and helped her parents throw huge parties. After graduating from culinary and hospitality school, Kathleen worked her way up at Whole Foods Market, learning the ins and outs of leadership, management, and a great cheese board. Eventually, Kathleen decided that she wanted to turn this passion into a career.

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SoapBox Dishes About Their Life-Changing Soap

Soap is something that is on everyone’s grocery list. It’s not a one-time buy and it’s not something people go out of their way to purchase. We wanted to make a product that is universal; that allowed people to participate in giving back to those simply by buying something that was already on their list.

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Margarita Womack: Bringing Empanadas to the Masses

Margarita grew up in Colombia playing in her father’s restaurants. She loved the tastes, smells, and experiences of food. But fast forward to three kids and a busy professional life later, and finding time for healthy, quality meals became nearly impossible. 

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