The natural products white space – Fodder podcast

Finding opportunity in growing industries such as natural products can appear daunting–but there are still needs to be filled. In this episode of Fodder, the podcast powered by Esca Bona, we discuss a few of them.

Christine Kapperman, Senior Content Director

October 9, 2019


Iteration sometimes gets more attention than natural products innovation as trends such as hemp CBD, mushrooms and cold-brew coffee flow like a bottomless cup of joe.

So what innovation does the industry need? We chatted with three industry experts who were in attendance at Natural Products Expo East to suss out the current white-space opportunities in natural.

Experts include:

  • Daniel Karsevar, CEO of PlantBased Solutions.

  • Jim Slama, founder and CEO of Family Farmed.

  • Michael Kanter, co-owner of Cambridge Naturals.

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About the Author(s)

Christine Kapperman

Senior Content Director, New Hope Network

As the senior content director at New Hope Network, Christine Kapperman combines her 20-year journalism background with her passion for business to cover the natural products industry for and Natural Foods Merchandiser magazine. She also led content at She loves tracking (and tasting) trends as she shares what’s next to show up in cups, plates and in pantries across the United States.

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