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Food Founders™ Podcast

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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How alignment, feelings and clarity are driving national growth for Simply Buck

Food Founders Peter and Jason of Simply Buck know what it means to feel aligned. And misaligned. Everything they do inside Simply Buck, a buckwheat based non -dairy milk and gelato brand is guided by how they can feel aligned to their core mission and themselves as founders. By knowing what is and isn’t aligned and trusting the process, the windy entrepreneurship road has led them to many exciting places. And they’re just getting started. Tune in to hear how to lean in when it feels uncomfortable, how to run a food company with a partner and how they’ve been growing throughout Canada case by case all while staying aligned to themselves and their vision. Learn more about Simply Buck hereToday’s episode is brought to you by Food Brands That Sell. This transformational program helps you navigate the packaged food and beverage industry and build a brand you, retailers and consumers love. Hop on the waitlist for Food Brands That Sell here See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

46mins

12 Oct 2021

Rank #1

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Stop Being Vanilla

In this episode, I share what it means to have a ‘vanilla’ brand. Not just in terms of what it looks like visually, but also what it means for your bottom line. I don’t want you to have a vanilla brand. I want you to be the boldest flavor of the bunch...in whatever way makes sense for you and your business. Tune in to learn how to not be a vanilla brand but instead have a brand that stands out and sells more. I share examples of what this really looks like in action including how I did this for my own coffee company and the exercises I take brands through so they can create a bold non-vanilla brand. Today’s episode is brought to you by Food Brands That Sell. This transformational program helps you navigate the packaged food and beverage industry and build a brand you, retailers and consumers love. Hop on the waitlist for Food Brands That Sell here See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

25mins

28 Sep 2021

Rank #2

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Business & life integration with Coastal Coffee

Like many food founders, Ben started Coastal Coffee to have the freedom of being his own boss and creating the life he wanted. Ben’s continued to have his work and life integrated together so he can spend time with his family, support his community and enjoy life while growing his business. In this episode hear how Coastal Coffee has balanced work and life over the years, how they’ve had to pivot the business to overcome the challenges the world has faced in 2020 and 2021, and how new product innovation has brought the business back to its roots while innovating how people enjoy coffee. Learn more about Coastal Coffee here https://coastalcoffeecompany.ca/Today’s episode is brought to you by Food Brands That Sell. This transformational program helps you navigate the packaged food and beverage industry and build a brand you, retailers and consumers love. Hop on the waitlist for Food Brands That Sell here See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

33mins

14 Sep 2021

Rank #3

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Can Your Business Have Purpose & Profit?

When Food Founder Josh started out his business he was looking to make an impact with his business. He didn’t think profit could come along with purpose, but over the years, he’s been able to see how profit and purpose can work together. And when they do work together, the impact can be far greater than either or on their own. Hear how Agricycle is creating profit and purpose and transforming the lives of entire communities and how he’s been flexible in changing the course of the business to bring his bigger vision to life. Today’s episode is brought to you by Food Brands That Sell. This transformational program helps you navigate the packaged food and beverage industry and build a brand you, retailers and consumers love. Hop on the waitlist for Food Brands That Sell here Learn more about Agricycle here  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

43mins

31 Aug 2021

Rank #4

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From Farming to Packaged Food Company With Family Farmstead A2 Milk

Food Founder Tom McGrath is one of the few American farmers serving up Organic, Grassfed A2 milk to his community. Being a farmer first and packaged food producer second, Tom shares what it’s like breaking into a new category of a very established part of the food industry and how to manage growth and the challenges that come with it. Today’s episode is brought to you by Food Brands That Sell. This transformational program helps you navigate the packaged food and beverage industry and build a brand you, retailers and consumers love. Hop on the waitlist for Food Brands That Sell here See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

24mins

17 Aug 2021

Rank #5

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How to Know When to Keep Pushing Forward With Revolution Gelato

Food Founder Jared Olkin of Revolution Gelato is no stranger to the frozen dessert aisle. His mom owned a scoop shop when he was growing up and much of his youth was spent there. When Jared turned to a plant-based diet, ice cream was naturally one of the first things he wanted to make sure he could enjoy with his new lifestyle. Jared shares the entrepreneurial highs and lows every entrepreneur goes through and opens up about questioning if he was going to keep pushing forward on his dream to bring Revolution Gelato to more people, or to call it quits and move on to something new. Learn more about Revolution Gelato here.Today’s episode is brought to you by Food Brands That Sell. This transformational program helps you navigate the packaged food and beverage industry and build a brand you, retailers and consumers love. Hop on the waitlist for Food Brands That Sell here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

24mins

3 Aug 2021

Rank #6

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Preparing for a Successful Food Founder Journey

Like going to any destination, having a plan on how to get there and preparing for the journey makes things a whole lot easier. And more enjoyable too. The journey to having a food brand that sells is no different. There are tools that can make your journey easier and more successful.  Without these tools, it’s like trying to search for a painting on the side of a building without having a flashlight. Impossible, no. Would it be a heck of a lot easier with a flashlight? Of course. This episode is like the flashlight you need to find what it is you’re searching for in the dark so your journey can be so much easier. One tool I mention in this episode that can make your life a heck of a lot easier is having a Sell Sheet that actually sells your product. Get your premade Sell Sheet templates along with a lesson on what to actually put on this important document  for 84% off here https://www.ainsleymoir.com/sellsheetsGet on the waitlist for Food Brands That Sell™ so you can have the ultimate guide to having a food brand that gets on store shelves and flies off of them here https://www.ainsleymoir.com/food-brands-that-sell-waitlistIf you want to apply to work together book your call here https://www.ainsleymoir.com/working-together See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

33mins

20 Jul 2021

Rank #7

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Starting a Business to Be More Present For Your Family With Poppy’s Handcrafted Popcorn

Food Founder Ginger Murphy from Poppy’s Handcrafted Popcorn started her business so she could spend more time with her family. She didn’t know the food industry at the beginning and she hadn’t been perfecting her popcorn recipe for years at that point either. What she did know was that she wanted to own a business that would allow her to be there for her family. With that vision, Ginger landed on an idea she felt confident she could bring to life better than anyone else. She didn’t know exactly how to do it at the beginning, but she was vulnerable in asking for help. She was committed to finding the ways to make it work and she surrounded herself with people who wanted to be on the popcorn mission she was on. 7 years later, Poppy’s employs 40 people, is distributed in over 1,000 locations all across North America, and is having record-breaking years. If you’ve ever not been sure where to start, have questioned if you should give up, or wondered what it takes to turn your dream into a reality, Ginger’s story is going to light you up and fill you with inspiration. Learn more about Poppy’s Handcrafted Popcorn here www.poppyhandcraftedpopcorn.comToday’s episode is brought to you by Food Brands That Sell. This transformational program helps you navigate the packaged food and beverage industry and build a brand you, retailers and consumers love. Hop on the waitlist for Food Brands That Sell here https://bit.ly/3ttYkBb See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

43mins

6 Jul 2021

Rank #8

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Gelato That’s Good For the Body & The Planet With Sacred Serve

Food Founder Kailey Donewald from Sacred Serve Plant-Based Gelato shares how by first healing herself, she was inspired to help heal others. Sacred Serve intentionally uses the best ingredients to give gelato lovers healing and health benefits inside every scoop. Kailey shares what led to the inspiration behind Sacred Serve, how she had an intentional focus on sustainability and how they were able to launch the first fully sustainable ice cream package. Sacred Serve has grown from an idea to a top recognized plant-based gelato company in under 4 years. After listening to this episode, you’ll understand some of the key factors that lead to its success. Learn more about Sacred Serve Plant-Based Gelato here www.sacredserve.comToday’s episode is brought to you by Food Brands That Sell. This transformational program helps you navigate the packaged food and beverage industry and build a brand you, retailers and consumers love. Hop on the waitlist for Food Brands That Sell here https://bit.ly/3ttYkBb See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

24mins

22 Jun 2021

Rank #9

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Deciding to Go Big or Stay Small With Tiffinday

For Food Founder Seema Pabari of Tiffinday, success isn’t just about business growth. Success is about giving back to people, the planet and making a profit. Giving back is built right into Tiffinday and it’s making an impact in her local Toronto community.  Seema shares how the business has evolved and changed over the last decade and how she now needs to make the critical decision of going big or staying small. Learn more about Tiffinday heat & eat stews here https://tiffinday.com/Today’s episode is brought to you by Food Brands That Sell. This transformational program helps you navigate the packaged food and beverage industry and build a brand you, retailers and consumers love. Hop on the waitlist for Food Brands That Sell here https://bit.ly/3ttYkBb See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

28mins

8 Jun 2021

Rank #10