What we are reading and listening this week: food truck tips, trends at the Winter Fancy Food Show, CBD, Whole Foods 365 house brand, and building with investors.
Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Food Truck, Roaming Hunger
Veteran food truck owner Greg Golden of Mustache Pretzels shares what things he wished he’d known before starting his food truck business.
I Can't Believe It's Not Goat Cheese... And Four Other Standouts At The Winter Fancy Food Show, Food Business News
This year’s Winter Fancy Food Show, held Jan. 13-15 in San Francisco, dedicated more floor space to early-stage brands working with food incubators to develop and scale their products. Several upstarts are churning out next-generation plant-based products that not only look and taste like dairy but also boast cleaner labels and better nutrition.
CBD Means Creating Big Demand (A Look At The Numbers), New Hope Network
Three Years Ago, Cbd Sales Barely Registered As A Product Category. Today, It Is An Industry That Produces Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars In Revenues, With Most Analysts Forecasting Many Billions of dollars in sales within the next few years.
With The End Of 365 Stores, Whole Foods Cements Its Future As Amazon’s House Brand, The New Food Economy
On Friday, Yahoo Finance reported that Whole Foods Market won’t open any more 365 stores—the smaller-format, budget-friendlier markets it had once said would be the key to its expansion. According to an internal memo obtained by Yahoo, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey said that the company would discontinue the concept, while keeping the 12 existing 365 stores open. His reasoning? The 365 concept is no longer all that different from standard Whole Foods stores.
Building with Investors, In the Sauce on Heritage Radio Network
Lauren Jupiter is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of AccelFoods, an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in consumer products. On this episode of In the Sauce, Lauren and host Ali Cayne talk about how, why, and when companies should raise outside capital, what investors are looking for, and how founders can build a smart foundation so that when they go out to raise money, their financial ducks are in a row.