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Christine Kapperman serves as New Hope Network’s senior content director. In this role, she is the editor-in-chief of Natural Foods Merchandiser magazine, newhope.com and World Tea News. Having grown up in family-run businesses and later serving local business organizations and chambers, the entrepreneurial spirit runs deep in her. She spent two decades in community newspapers before bringing that business and community spirit to the B-to-B world.
She loves tracking (and tasting) trends and talking business as she shares what’s next to show up on the shelf and just how those shelves might look as retail changes.
Three natural products entrepreneurs found new products in their production byproducts—food waste the nation rarely thinks about. They share their vision and how others can join the circular economy in this episode of...
A new paper released in the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing provides “a framework for understanding front-of-package food claims” and provides a call to action for regulators. Here’s what it says.
Douglas Raggio of Bias and Blind Spots and Michael Silverman of Samantha Brands Group discuss the venture capital cycles entrepreneurs must know and offer some predictions for future natural products industry investment.
Chris Cantino of Color, Jaime Schmidt of Schmidt’s Naturals and Color, and Keeley Tillotson of Wild Friends Foods look at the road from entrepreneur to investor and maneuvering those financial relationships along the...
Erin Axelrod of LIFT Economy, Aaron Rudberg of S2G Ventures and Renske Lynde of Food System 6 challenge conventional ways of thinking about capital in this session recorded at Natural Products Expo West 2019.