DISCOVER WHAT’S DRIVING
THE NEW FOOD ECONOMY
The FOODBIZ+ series is a program of online conversations between the FBS host and food industry experts exploring the latest opportunities—and threats—in food business.
Check back for future FOODBIZ+ conversations to be scheduled in the coming weeks.
Zak Weston: PLANT FORWARD MENUS
Listen-in as Zak Weston, Foodservice & Supply Chain Manager of The Good Food Institute, discusses what consumers are looking for next in plant-based foods with FBS' host. Learn about emerging technologies and products that are poised to enter mainstream foodservice as well as marketing strategies for plant-based foods.
Kara Nielsen: TRENDOLOGY IN ACTION
VP of Trends & Marketing at CCD Innovation, Kara Nielsen, sits down with FBS' host to discuss the art and science of spotting trends in the food and beverage industry--and how those trends can inspire innovation and grow business strategically.
Rocco Cardinale: GAINING TRACTION WITH CONSUMERS
Rocco Cardinale, VP of Marketing at Franklin Foods, joins FBS' host to discuss marketing and branding strategies when bringing a new food product to market. Listen-in as they cover topics on various marketing avenues in the rapidly changing food business landscape, what success looks like on the shelf, and more.
Dr. Taylor Reid: BIODIVERSITY IN THE PROFESSIONAL KITCHEN
Assistant Professor of Applied Food Studies at The CIA, Dr. Taylor Reid, sits down with FBS' host to discuss current insights on biodiversity; and how foodservice professionals can impact change throughout the food system and raise consumer consciousness.
Debi Benedetti: INSIGHTS FOR GREAT LEADERS
Debi Benedetti, Founder of Beyond the Possible, sits down with FBS' host to share valuable insights into key attributes that leaders need for success in today’s changing food industry and marketplace..
Amy Klein: THE ART OF BRINGING A FOOD PRODUCT TO MARKET
VP of Product Innovation at SpoonfulOne, Amy Klein, sits down with FBS' host to discuss what to focus in on when bringing a new food product to market, what to never compromise on, and what types of experts are needed for success.
Colleen McClellan: CONSUMER INSIGHTS
Listen in as Colleen McClellan, Director of Client Solutions at Datassential, and FBS' host discuss consumers' varying perceptions of food products--and how generational motivators and other factors are impacting their awareness and choices in the marketplace.
Steve Howard: DIGITAL MARKETING
CEO of Appanite, Steve Howard, sits down with FBS host, Cathy Jorin to discuss how digital advertising can play a pivotal role in the growth of food-related businesses, including topics on finding the right audience for your venture or product, messaging, and more.
Brooke Golden: THE NEW RETAIL LANDSCAPE
Listen in as Brooke Golden, VP of Marketing and Innovation at Navitas Organics, discusses the latest trends in today's ever-changing retail landscape with FBS' host. Learn how brands are evolving, and what this means for the definition of 'how to succeed' on the shelf.
Phil Colicchio: THE FOOD HALL MOVEMENT
Phil Colicchio, co-founder of Taylor Colicchio and Colicchio Consulting, and FBS's host discuss how the food halls’ retail and food service landscapes are changing to keep up with the consumer’s demand for chef-driven, authentic, and artisanal foods--and how those demands have led to the growth of the 'food hall movement.'
Lisa Curtis: SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
Lisa Curtis, Founder and CEO of Kuli Kuli, joins FBS' host to discuss how she turned moringa food products into a successful brand and business that is creating positive social impact on a global scale. Learn how supply chain transparency, building buzz, and fundraising were a few of the keys to this foodpreneur's success.
Sophie Egan: MENUS OF CHANGE
Sophie Egan, Director of Health and Sustainability Leadership at the CIA, and FBS' host, Cathy Jorin discuss how the CIA's groundbreaking initiative - Menus of Change (MOC): The Business of Healthy, Sustainable, Delicious Food Choices - is impacting menu strategies, innovation, and business throughout the food industry.
Diane Mina: PRODUCT LAUNCH INSIGHTS
Founder and creator of Diane's Bloody Mary Mixers, Diane Mina, sits down with FBS host, Cathy Jorin to discuss planning, designing, and implementing the launch of new products in today's competitive and growing food marketplace.
Ron Tanner: SPECIALTY FOOD PRODUCTS
Ron Tanner, Vice President of Philanthropy, Government Relations for the Specialty Food Association, Owner of the Fancy Food Shows, and the publisher of "Specialty Food Magazine," and FBS' host discuss the latest trends in the specialty food space and what sets a new product apart from others, giving a greater opportunity for success.
Robert Johnson: ETHICAL LEADERSHIP
Robert Johnson, Ph.D., Professor, Liberal Arts/Applied Food Studies Dept., the CIA at Hyde Park, sits down with FBS host, Andi Sciacca to discuss how food leaders are making informed and ethically-minded decisions when faced with today’s complex challenges and risks inherent to the food system.
Chris Cornyn: REBIRTH OF FOOD INNOVATION
Chris Cornyn, Chief Innovation Officer of BEFORE Brands, sits down with FBS host, Cathy Jorin to discuss how food innovation has accelerated and shifted, and why a 'holistic approach' is pivotal to the success of brands and what new rules apply.
Helene York: SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAINS
Helene York, Global Director, Responsible Business, Compass Group at Google, sits down with FBS host, Andi Sciacca to discuss how today’s food business' are building sustainable supply chains that are both competitive and address some of our most pressing food system issues, including food waste, GMOs, and more.
David Lee: CLIMATE
David Lee, COO and CFO of Impossible Foods, shares how the success of Impossible Foods new plant-based food products begins with an innovative approach to selling it to consumers--as well as how they are creating a revolutionary product that tastes great and positively impacts climate and sustainability--with FBS host Will Rosenzweig.
Megan Mokri: HEALTHY FOOD@WORK
Megan Mokri, founder and CEO of Byte, shares how she is creating a new kind of food company that combines smart technology, healthy food, and a grab ‘n go retail experience in the workplace with host FBS Dean Will Rosenzweig.
Sheryl O'Loughlin: SECRET OF BOLD HUMILITY
Sheryl O'Loughlin, serial entrepreneur and the CEO of REBBL, and former CEO of Clif Bar and co-founder and CEO of Plum Organics, discusses how she has launched and grown food businesses, while making the sacrifices and riding the ups and downs of startup successes with host FBS Dean Will Rosenzweig.
Steve Case: THE THIRD WAVE
Steve Case, a co-founder of American Online, and more recently, author of the bestselling book The Third Wave, discusses his vision for startups and what’s next for the Internet with host FBS Dean Will Rosenzweig.
Neil Grimmer: PERSONALIZED HEALTH
Neil Grimmer, Founder and CEO of Habit and Co-Founder and former CEO of Plum Organics, shares how he is creating a new kind of company that combines personal nutrition, technology, and food delivery, as well as discusses his entrepreneurial journey in the food industry with host FBS Dean Will Rosenzweig.
Kristin Richmond: IMPACT
Kristin Richmond, Co-Founder and CEO of Revolution Foods, shares how she and her co-founder, Kirsten Tobey have created the leading food business platform for making nutritious meals accessible to families and schools. Listen-in as Richmond and FBS Dean Will Rosenzweig discuss how two moms built a company around delivering convenient, healthy foods to students and stores across the country.
Naomi Starkman: FOOD ACCESS
A Founder and the Editor-in-Chief of Civil Eats, Naomi Starkman shares her insight on how the food and media landscape is impacting consumer consciousness. Listen-in as Starkman and FBS Dean Will Rosenzweig discuss what role food and media are playing in the current call for systemic change throughout the food system.
Sam Kass: ACTION
Senior Food Analyst at NBC News, Chief Consumer Experience Officer at Innit, a food entrepreneur, and the former White House chef, Sam Kass shares his insights on how entrepreneurs, innovators, and stakeholders create transformative and meaningful changes and solutions throughout the food industry and among policymakers.
Jaspal Sandhu: EAT. THINK. DESIGN.
Founding Partner at the Gobee Group and Lecturer at UC Berkeley, Dr. Jaspal Sandhu shares his insights on how design thinking is applied to finding creative and innovative solutions to problems across the sectors of food, health, and agriculture. Tune in as Dr. Sandhu and FBS Dean Will Rosenzweig discuss how innovators and growth leaders use human-centered design to create business strategies, and product and service solutions in today's transforming food systems.
Sangita Forth & Sophie Egan: MISSION
CMO of Pique Tea and former CMO of Plum Organics, Sangita Forth, and Sophie Egan, best-selling author of Devoured, discuss how business leaders craft "authentic" brand strategies and raise consumer consciousness through "food identity" with FBS Dean Will Rosenzweig.
Justin Siegel: TECH, TRENDS, & POLICIES
Acting Director of the Innovation Institute for Food and Health at UC Davis, Dr. Justin Siegel shares his latest scientific research and how he's applying technology and innovation to solving challenges throughout the food system. Listen-in as Dr. Siegel and FBS Dean Will Rosenzweig discuss why "digital" biology is playing an important role in the future of nutrition, health, and food.
Lisa Mosconi: ALZHEIMER'S
Founder and Director of the Nutrition & Brain Fitness Lab at NYU School of Medicine, Dr. Lisa Mosconi shares her latest scientific research on Alzheimer's and the role of nutrition and diet on brain health. Listen-in as Dr. Mosconi and FBS Dean Will Rosenzweig discuss why it's important for food innovators to apply discernment and perspective on scientific research and its accuracy.
Eve Turow Paul: MILLENNIALS
Eve Turow Paul is the author of A Taste of Generation Yum and the go-to expert on the high-value realm of millennials and food. Listen-in to the conversation between Paul and FBS Dean Will Rosenzweig as they discuss this powerful, food-obsessed generation and how they are influencing the food industry.
Bruce German: MICROBIOME
Professor Director, Foods for Health Institute at UC Davis, German shares insights into one of the leading trends in food science, the microbiome. Listen-in as German and FBS Dean Will Rosenzweig discuss the top developments in this important realm of food science and explore what impacts it may have on the food industry.
Helene York: SUPPLY CHAIN
Helene York, world renowned food supply chain expert and Director of Responsible Business at Google's Compass Group, shares insights on the biggest supply chain disruptions of 2015. Topics include the wide-spread impact of California's Proposition 2, a new state law requiring that all egg-laying hens raised in California be able to stand up, lie down, turn around, and fully extend their wings.