What we are reading and listening this week:
Vegan Dairy Alternatives To Be Worth $30 Billion By 2023, Vegan News
The dairy alternatives market—which includes products such as non-dairy milk, ice cream, and yogurt—is projected to almost double by 2023, according to market research firm MarketsandMarkets. The report predicts that the booming industry, which is currently worth $17.3 billion, will increase to $29.6 billion in the next four years.
Tech Investors Are Dumping Millions Each Year Into Food Start-ups, But Their Appetites Are Changing, CNBC
Thousands of gadgets and gizmos were unveiled at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, but the product taking top marks wasn't made of silicon or running on electricity.It was a hamburger.
WeStock Lets Shoppers Request Particular Brands at Their Local Grocery Store, The Spoon
I was shocked (in a good way!) to see that my local Safeway carried Ripple pea-based chocolate milk. It was something I wanted to try, but the thought of actually seeking out the store manager and asking them to stock it never occurred to me. WeStock is guessing that I’m not alone in my reticence to to make product requests in person. The company officially launched its eponymous app today to help shoppers bypass their shyness and get the brands they want at their local stores.
How to Successfully Launch your Food Brand on Amazon, PieShell
Capitalizing on its enormous growth, Amazon is quickly becoming the #1 sales channel for most food brands, often surpassing website sales and other eCommerce channels combined. But Amazon is not all sunshine and roses either. There are challenges along the way that can threaten not only a product's success but an entire brand's reputation.
Profit First Audio Book, Mike Michalowicz
The author of cult classics The Pumpkin Plan and The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur offers a simple, counterintuitive cash management solution that will help small businesses break out of the doom spiral and achieve instant profitability.