This week’s food business news:
The Accidental Roasters: How Dawson, Petrik Fell Into $1.5m Coffee Business In Montclair, ROI-NJ
For nearly two decades, Jodie Dawson worked as a clinical psychologist and certified life coach, while Kristine-Ellis Petrik worked as a journalist and marketing executive with CNN. “But it turned out we were really good at roasting coffee — even though it’s certainly very different than I expected it to be,” Petrik said.
How Giovinazzo Turned Eat Clean Bro Healthy Food-delivery Service Into Multimillion-dollar Firm, ROI-NJ
“As crazy as it sounds, there was nowhere you could go in 2013 to order healthy prepared meals without being part of a (strict) program with weekly or monthly contracts,” Giovinazzo, now 32, said. “I was one of the first ones to say, you know what? Here’s this healthy food I make, here’s my best price, order whatever you want, whenever you want — and that became my point of differentiation in the market.”
What Gen Z Consumers Want From Restaurants, Forbes
At some point this year, Gen Z will surpass millennials and baby boomers as the largest generation and will make up more than one-third of the population. Hear that, marketers? That’s the faint sound of opportunity knocking. As these consumers—now in their teens and early 20s—start to gain more earning power, expect to hear an all-out bang.
Get to Know Cereal Entrepreneurs Gabi Lewis and Greg Sewitz of Magic Spoon, Force Brands
Few things capture the nostalgia of childhood quite like a bowl of cereal. And that’s exactly what “cereal” entrepreneurs Gabi Lewis and Greg Sewit are hoping to create with the launch of Magic Spoon, healthy cereal that tastes too good to be true.
The Heat: A Kitchen Revolution, Netflix
Seven female chefs describe what it’s like breaking into the restaurant industry's notorious boys' club.