M/O: Working to Level the CPG Playing Field

M/O: Working to Level the CPG Playing Field 1024 1024 Michelle Breyer

We have to find a way to level the playing field for BIPOC founders. And as a leader in the CPG community, And I want to be a part of that change.

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The Future of Food: Q&A with Robert Nathan Allen

The Future of Food: Q&A with Robert Nathan Allen 700 500 Kirstin Ross

Robert Nathan Allen has become a vocal advocate for sustainabile agriculture

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ImpactSKU ’21 Cultivates Purpose-Driven CPG Startups

ImpactSKU ’21 Cultivates Purpose-Driven CPG Startups 700 500 Kirstin Ross

As we get ready to kick off ImpactSKU ’21, I want to talk about the importance of the program to SKU’s mission and its special place in the CPG industry in the Twin Cities and beyond. Growing up in the Minneapolis area, I knew there were a number of large CPG powerhouses, including General Mills,…

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Jeff Klineman: Current Trends, What’s Coming and Snackaging

Jeff Klineman: Current Trends, What’s Coming and Snackaging 500 500 Michelle Breyer

Jeff Klineman, editor-in-chief, NOSH/BevNet One of the first things we do every day at SKU is looking at NOSH and BevNet to learn about the latest trends and brand news. For 25 years, NOSH/BevNet has been helping food and beverage professionals navigate the industry. At the helm of the news side is editor-in-chief Jeff Klineman,…

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A Conversation with Jason Karp

A Conversation with Jason Karp 300 226 sku

Jason Karp, Co-founder of Hu Kitchen and founder of HumanCo When Jason Karp joined SKU Track 8 as a mentor, he brought with him a wealth of knowledge gained from his own journey as a successful entrepreneur in an emerging industry. The co-founder of Hu Kitchen leveraged the popular paleo-inspired eatery to test recipes to…

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Trophy Skin acquired after transforming at-home skincare

Trophy Skin acquired after transforming at-home skincare 1024 1024 sku

UltradermMD Imran Karim was running a successful exclusive medical spa in Dallas. But he was frustrated that he could only serve the “one percent” who could afford these beneficial services. Inspired by how non-invasive beauty treatments could transform his patients’ skin, he decided to create high-quality skincare solutions for the general public. After a long…

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SKU Report: Top Trends in CPG

SKU Report: Top Trends in CPG 700 500 sku

SKU receives hundreds of applications every track from startups around the country. When taken together, they serve as a powerful barometer of hot CPG trends. Among the hottest trends were seeing are: Female wellness products: By and For Women Women entrepreneurs are driving a boom in female wellness products. The category spans a wide range…

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Introducing The SKU Ross Report

Introducing The SKU Ross Report 700 500 sku

As SKU celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, we are at the epicenter of the CPG ecosystem in Austin and beyond. As the nation’s first CPG accelerator, SKU is in the unique position of seeing emerging trends and evolving categories before they ever appear on the shelf. Small CPG startups now are the leaders and…

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