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Let's Eat with Mark Samuel

Let's Eat with Mark Samuel

By Mark Samuel
Zoom and Podcast interviews dedicated to emerging CPG brands, and sales and marketing executives selling products or services.
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Let's Eat, ep. 144 with Paul Voge from Aura Bora and Louis Condon from Pear Commerce
We talk beverages, San Francisco, scaling at retail, differentiating with flavor and bridging data between brands and retailers. 
17:47
August 17, 2022
Let's Eat, ep. 143 with Thomas Angel from Altitude Beverages and Vish Puttagunta and Power Central
We talk on functional beverages, moving to Bend, leaving a corporate job and advising those in CPG.
17:22
August 09, 2022
Let's Eat, ep. 142 with Joe Christensen from Nuskool Snacks and Kirk Visola from Mind the Font
We talk protein bars, rebrand, lay of the land in CPG today (not all good), and branding and packaging. 
16:12
August 06, 2022
Let's Eat, ep. 1, Growth Series with Dr. James Richardson
We talk about his book, Ramping Your Brand, and dive into all things growth, packaging, capital needs, trial, velocity, and more. If you're in CPG, read or listen to his book, and hopefully listen to this, it's just a glimpse of the knowledge he has in CPG. 
46:01
July 27, 2022
Let's Eat, ep. 141 with Lauren Chew from Love and Chew and Hannah McGough from Banana Brands
We talk cookies, improving margin, distribution, innovation with protein and branding. 
17:11
July 20, 2022
Let's Eat, ep. 140 with Jake Kneller from Sweet Nothings and Peg Brown from Peg Brown Designs
We talk frozen section, kids smoothies, convenience and all things CPG design. 
12:09
July 14, 2022
Let's Eat, ep. 139 with Vasa Martinez with Perfy and Laura Sauls with Scout Marketing
We talk beverages, launching with experience in digital, going to retail instead of DTC, and marketing. 
15:45
July 06, 2022
Let's Eat, ep. 4 of Investor Series with Tom Malengo from Brandjectory
We talk investors, early stage investment, the contacts they have, how to present, what to know and how to be prepared. 
22:58
July 06, 2022
Let's Eat, ep. 138 with Kayla Castañeda from Agua Bonita and Kristi McGill from Rooted Food Sales
We talk beverages, working on a small budget and being scrappy, testing DTC before any retail launch and working with good food brokers. 
16:26
June 24, 2022
Let's Eat, ep. 3 of Investor Series with Natalie Borowski from Coefficient Capital
We talk about Magic Spoon's recent $85M raise, what investors are looking for in founders, market fit, unit economics and more.
28:26
June 15, 2022
Let's Eat - ep. 137 // Jessica Berger from Bundle x Joy and Georgiana Dearing from Virginia Foodie
We talk better nutrition for pets, price points at premium, and CPG strategy. 
12:11
June 10, 2022
Let's Eat, Ep. 136 with Alex Piasecki from Seal the Seasons and Irina Balyurko from Red Rocks Ecommerce
We talk fresh fruit, then frozen, regional farmers, growing to 4K doors and how to sell on amazon. 
18:11
June 01, 2022
Let's Eat, Ep. 15 of Sales Series, with Corrie Higgins and Mike Scavuzzo from Mid-Day Squares
We talk founder's, personality, story telling, sales decks, and 3 key ingredients needed to help sell a CPG product into retail. 
22:17
May 24, 2022
Let's Eat, ep. 135 with Kelsey Moreira from Doughp and Kate Green from Kate Green Design
We talk cookie dough, retail in San Francisco, pandemic, Shark Talk and lots and lots of DTC, plus packaging design. 
22:15
May 18, 2022
Let's Eat, ep 134 with Patrick Whitner from Sunny Culture and Jennifer Ruscin from Growth Spurt Sales
We talk probiotic shots and building out regionally, plus supporting sales and marketing. 
10:60
May 13, 2022
Let's Eat, Ep. 2, Investor Series with Melissa Facchina from Siddhi Capital
We talk investment, what brands should know, the state of the CPG industry and more.
22:32
May 04, 2022
Let's Eat, Ep. 1, Buyers Series, Nicolletta Payne from The Vitamin Shoppe
We talk all things brands and buyers, how to submit, what a buyer may be looking for, innovation, flavor and more. 
15:12
May 04, 2022
Let's Eat, Episode 133 with Megan Feeman, Founder of NoBaked Cookie Dough and David Heiser and Bridget Aragon from Grass Roots Demos
We talk cookie dough, direct to consumer, indulgence, moving into retail and all things marketing at store level. 
16:20
April 26, 2022
Let's Eat, Special Episode LIVE at CHFA Show in Vancouver with Mike Fata
Live episode at the CHFA show with Mike Fata. We talk all things CPG, plus health and wellness and why it's so important. 
37:38
April 25, 2022
Let's Eat, special episode 1, Investor Series with Adam Spriggs from The Angel Group
We talk investments, access to capital, what makes a good brand, a good operator, getting to $100M, and more. 
23:39
April 19, 2022
Let's Eat, episode 132 with Elizabeth Stein from Purely Elizabeth and Austin Hulse from Numerator
We talk CPG from 2009 vs now, health and wellness, posting on social media as the founder, real mission and purpose, what it took to get to this point through scrappiness and most recently a $50M financing round, what's ahead, and why data is so important. 
19:15
April 12, 2022
Let's Eat - Special Episode 2, PR and Communications with Parry Hedrick from Crackle PR
We talk PR now vs years passed, expectations, what's a good story,  putting out content, and when to bring someone on.
16:30
April 05, 2022
Let's Eat - ep. 131 with Drew Whited with Waggin Water and Rachel Kay with RKPR
We talk portable dog water bowls, creating a new category, the pet market in general and PR in CPG.
16:38
March 30, 2022
Let's Eat, episode 130 with Kaitling Mogentale with Pulp Pantry and Josh Person with Foodboro
We talk upcycling chips, regional distribution, staying lean and supporting those in CPG.
17:53
March 23, 2022
Let's Eat, episode 129 with Billal Sidiq from Bolani Foods and Ryan Pintado-Vertner from Smoke Town
We talk flatbreads and dips, farmer's markets, 55 of them a week, going from $0 to $14M to $0 and now starting it up again, family business, good products, and helping brands reach their full potential. 
19:28
March 17, 2022
Let's Eat - ep 128, Special Episode at Expo West 2022
Mark asks, "what is one piece of advice you'd give to a new founder in CPG?" And 19 different founders answered it. 
04:09
March 17, 2022
Let's Eat, Special Episode - PR and Communication, episode 1 with Jess Windel from Maven Consulting
We talk PR today vs 10 years ago, market fit, and all things communication. 
26:39
March 03, 2022
Let's Eat, episode 127 with Daniel Kurzrock with ReGrained and Samiksha Garg with Marketing Inbox
We talk Bay Area, upcycling, rescuing nutritious grains, selling the ingredient vs creating own products, and email marketing. 
13:50
February 28, 2022
Let's Eat, Marketing Series (DTC) - ep. 3 with Ryan Rouse from HighKey
We talk DTC, amazon, website, ads, copy for those ads, cost to acquire, this is a good one if you have a CPG brand and want to sell online. 
22:32
February 15, 2022
Let's Eat, episode 126 with Sterling Jones from Jojo's Chocolate and Jamie Allebach from Allebach Communications
We talk about the story of Jojo's, how it started, low to no sugar chocolate, distribution, raising capital, and helping CPG brands succeed. 
18:41
February 08, 2022
Let's Eat, Marketing Series, Episode 2 with Adam Brown from Sircle Media
All things digital and social media marketing for CPG. We talk TikTok, Instagram, Reels, retail support, influencers and more. 
31:17
February 02, 2022
Let's Eat, Episode 124 with Anouck Gotlib from Belgium Boys and Nicole Howerton from Givz
We talk European treats, the story behind it, how the founder and CEO met, supply chain, moving into breakfast, and giving back. 
19:38
January 26, 2022
Let's Eat, Episode 125 with Sandra Velasquez with Nopalera and Danielle Kidney with The Creative Pack
We talk bath and body products, having experience in CPG sales to help, being a premium brand, nabbing a big retailer early and product packaging. 
13:43
January 26, 2022
Let's Eat, Sales Series, Episode 14 with Laura Troiano from Mush
We talk sales objectives from last year, who procures buyer meetings, how data or lack thereof can benefit you, showing incremental value as a brand, and why VALUE is so important. This is all things SALES. 
20:06
January 15, 2022
Let's Eat, episode 123 with Paul Kollesoff from The Urgent Company and Sam Houghton from The Modern Health Nerd
We talk on a company that houses 4 separate brands, all applying science and technology to its innovations, animal-free dairy, and more, plus marketing services for plant-based businesses. 
17:20
January 06, 2022
Let's Eat, episode 122 with Tyler Dooley with Wake Up Water and Taylor Verbeck with Social Sampling
We talk drink mix, pivots, selling direct online and connecting consumers through sample boxes. 
15:34
December 30, 2021
Let's Eat, episode 121 with Mark Samuel from IWON Organics and Kyle Salathe from Elite Printing and Packaging
Special episode where Alexa Martinez from IWON, asks Mark questions. We talk IWON, how it started, extruded snacks, distribution, money, growth and a once stop packaging stop. 
13:52
December 21, 2021
Let's Eat, Episode 120 with Loren Brill from Sweet Loren's and Chrissy Mize from Raw Honey Copy
We talk cookie dough, NY to Cali, mass scale distribution, supply chain issues and copywriting for CPG industry. 
16:06
December 14, 2021
Let's Eat, episode 119 with Laurel Orley from Daily Crunch Snacks and Sarah Nathan from Bloom CPG
We talk sprouted almonds, experience in CPG, not quitting your day job, distribution, and helping cpg brands. 
14:33
December 07, 2021
Let's Eat, episode 118 with Elizabeth Giannuzzi from Siren Snacks and Ben Steuart from Steuart Contract Packaging
We talk protein snacks, innovating in college, moving from commercial kitchen to scale, retail opportunities and contract manufacturing. 
15:03
November 30, 2021
Let's Eat, episode 117 with Adams Chimera from Root'd and Lisa Thorson from Caboodle
We talk multivitamin powders, launching during covid, national launches with Sprouts and Whole Foods, when or when not to go DTC, and helping brands win. 
15:36
November 23, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel episode 116 with Brittany Fuisz from Malibu Milk and Chelsea Parr and Kellie McCormick from Prodio
We talk flax milk, SoCal, regional partners, co-packing and putting branding pieces together.
17:55
November 16, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, episode 115 with Emile Johnson from Goode Foods and Jack Howard from Payability
We talk about 18 years in the business, canned foods, government business, transitioning to wholesale, bringing on his son and finance options. 
18:53
November 10, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, episode 114 with Sean Holladay from Nanners and Michelle Scarbrough from Scarbrough Strategies
We talk banana chips, YouTube, influencers, market fit and accounting in CPG. 
17:07
November 02, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 113 with Jamba Dunn from Rowdy Mermaid and Merritt Trigg from Hackstone
We talk kombucha, starting in a tap room, creating a better product that was out there, and standing out in the crowd. 
17:33
October 26, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel episode 112 with Alex Cree from Baozza and Gage Mitchell from Modern Species
We talk pizza and chinese buns combined, selling in China and making their way back to the US, having a banking background, and helping brand evolve. 
15:33
October 20, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 111 with Amin Bahari from Elite Sweets and Denise Blasevick from the S3 Agency
We talk low sugar donuts, nailing the taste and texture, hiring an R&D team, going from DTC to retail, and brand elevation. 
16:30
October 12, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, episode 110 with John Waller from Humble Nut Butter and Troy Butler from CPG Consulting Group
We talk savory nut butters, holding down a job while pursuing the start-up, expansion and more. 
15:21
October 05, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 109 with Cindy Poiesz with Supernola and Meghan Lynch with Six-Point Creative
We talk superfoods and granola clusters, owning a manufacturing facility, growth at retail and helping family brands in CPG.
13:16
September 28, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 108 with David Schneiderman from Two Bears and Liziana Carter from Grow AI
We talk oat milk coffee, pivot from solo to business partner, growing in retail, expanding into US and AI to help response time through social. 
13:47
September 21, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 107 with Celsae Vandenberg from Smith Design
We talk about brand strategy services with Celsae from SmithDesign. 
07:05
September 16, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 106 with David Kovalevski from Waka Coffee and Candice Shearman from Emerging CPG Partners
We talk coffee, growth hacking, finding customers on different platforms and how to advise CPG brands. 
16:20
September 07, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 105 with Monica Salhotra from Do Anything Foods and Jordan Buckner from Food Bevy
We talk refrigerated sauces, location in-store, trial, and next steps in the journey, and a directory for brands. 
15:28
August 31, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 104 with Matt Mclean from Uncle Matt's and Jesse Nonte from Fresh Aisle Foods
We talk acquisition, then buying the company back, immunity in organic juice and broker relationships. 
23:47
August 25, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 103 with Joel Loncka from Prohibited Provisions and Jimmy Freeman from No Baked Cookie Dough
2 CPG founders, offering gems on farmer's markets, retail and staying the course through slow, methodical growth. 
21:15
August 17, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 102 with Ryan Bucki from Fit Butters and Jared Jerotz from Elastic by Emerald
We talk nut butters, social media and content, passion for health and fitness, retail expansion and digital tools for CPG.
18:44
August 10, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 101 with Ayeshah Abuelhiga from Mason Dixie Foods and Diraj Goel from GetFresh Ventures
We talk frozen foods, starting in a restaurant, gorilla marketing, capital requirements and data driven analytics. 
18:05
August 03, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 100 with Keith Beiling from RightRice and Kevin Mulrane from ProQuo
We talk popchips, RightRice, being a seasoned CPG executive, challenges in a different category and a brand management platform. 
19:46
July 27, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 99 with Gregory Struck with Noops and Christine Barrington with SunDance
We talk oatmilk pudding, experience in CPG, distribution and packaging. 
14:58
July 23, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Sales Series Episode 13 with Gavin Konkel from Earth Fare
We talk all things CPG sales when it comes to product, contacting a buyer, sales decks and more. 
21:44
July 14, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 98 with Arshad Bahl from Amrita Health Foods and Jenica Oliver from blueprint marketing
We talk tasty foods, manufacturing from a kitchen to co-packing yourself, and on demand marketing. 
13:32
July 14, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 97 with Dev Sevy from Sizzle Popcorn and Mel Bandler from Mel Bandler Consulting
We talk popcorn, commercial kitchens, e-sports and consulting in CPG.
14:02
July 06, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Sales Series, Episode 12 with Amber Bylund from A Dozen Cousins
We talk all things sales, A Dozen Cousins, coming from big CPG, sales decks, innovation and more.
19:36
June 30, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 96 with Tomo Delaney from Noshi For Kids and Victoria Ho from Sherpa CPG
We talk food paint for kids, not having experience in CPG, growing the brand at Walmart, line extensions and more. 
15:50
June 29, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 95 with Kellie Lee from Rowdy Bars
We talk prebiotic energy bars, an 8 year journey, working with 2 other sisters, and cash needed to scale. 
15:58
June 23, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 94 with Kevin Rutherford from Nuun Hydration and Kevin Smith from SmashBrand
We talk hydration, building a brand for 13+ years, coming in as CEO, being acquired, and a group that helps emerging brands. 
17:49
June 15, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Sales Series, Episode11 with Wade Yenny from Jimbo's
We talk all things sales when it comes to getting your product reviewed by a buyer. 
20:28
June 09, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 93 with Lin Jiang from Yishi and Sid Mikhail from Luminize Marketing
We talk oatmeal, name change and what it means, balanced nutrition and amazon management. 
18:16
June 08, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 92 with Nathan Gordon, CEO of SANS Meal Bar and Allison Ball, Founder of Food Biz Wiz
We talk protein bars, investment banking, retail distribution, and wholesale strategy. 
18:33
June 01, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 91 with Clara Paye from Unite Food and Tim Forrest from Tim Forrest Consulting
We talk protein bars, experience coming from another industry, launching during pandemic, differentiating yourself in the category, and CPG consulting. 
14:26
May 25, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 90 with Sean Riley from Dude Products and Micaela Schuffman from Symbiotic PR
We talk butt wipes, DUDES, $20M+ on Amazon, capital, Mark Cuban and PR.
18:20
May 18, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 89 with Neka Pasquale from Urban Remedy and David Lemley from Retail Voodoo
We talk early start-up, from the kitchen, to bringing on a CEO, and raising millions, to having a full refrigerator at most Whole Foods, and brand relevance. 
17:12
May 11, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 88 with Farzan Dehmoubed with Lotus Sustainables and Chris Ertell with Chris Ertell Consulting
We talk reusable bags, consumers who use them, DTC, manufacturing overseas, margin and CPG consulting. 
11:07
May 04, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 87 with Daniela Terminel from Elephant in a Box and Todd Tweedie from Diamond Process Solutions
We talk about furniture, easy to ship, easy to move, easy easy easy (DTC play) and high quality packaging and production. 
14:17
April 27, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 86 with Wian van Blommestein from Ayoba and Jeremey Scott from Poaste Ecommerce
We talk Biltong, South Africa, DTC, knowing your customers, and ads online. 
13:41
April 20, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 85 with Barry Turner from Lenny and Larry's and Val Madamba from Foodwit
We talk about a 25 year overnight success, protein muffins, starting with $1400, the difference between then and now when it comes to innovation, celebrating capital raises vs good business, liquidity events, and helping with regulatory. 
21:37
April 13, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 84 with Silencia Cox from Mother Love and Shawn Sprauer from Deliverr
We talk organic herbal products for moms, having a long standing brand, real innovation, DTC and how to get your product delivered to customers, faster. 
21:09
April 06, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 83 with Ted Fleming from Partake Brewing and Will Salcido from Bedrock Analytics
We talk non-alcoholic beer, DTC, starting in Canada and bringing it to the US, raising $4M and highlighted sales data. 
15:50
March 30, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 82 with Colin Dougherty from Camskins and Alex Stagliano from People's International Racing
We talk camera covers, drone covers, a multiple sku business, direct to consumer, and race car advertising. 
13:18
March 23, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 81 with Melanie Kahn with Poppilu and Adam Pollack with Rodeo CPG
We talk juice, experience in big CPG, launching in Target, how a product may or may not fit for DTC, and sales and operations solutions. 
13:11
March 16, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 80 with Will Nitze from IQ Bar and Prem Shankar from 404 DM
We talk food bars, unique proposition, DTC, mistakes often made, and content creation. 
16:13
March 09, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 79 with Ian Walker from Hippie Snacks and Morgan Gilliam from Fiddle
We talk snacks, manufacturing, sole ownership, 25 years in the biz, and a CPG focused platform. 
16:36
March 02, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 78 with Jim Lamancusa from Cusa Coffee and Tea and Daniel Quinones from Front Page Retail
We talk coffee and tea, R&D, and got really into DTC model (check that part out), plus a merchandising solution. 
16:33
February 23, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Sales Series, Episode 10 with David Paul Miller from The New Primal
We talk better for you foods, sales decks, asking questions, believing in the product you sell, hiring a sales rep, and more. 
14:40
February 17, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 77 with Kailey Donewald from Sacred Serve and Chris Mauze from Red Fox Analytics
We talk plant-based gelato, being unique in the category, sustainability, how to differentiate yourself, and cpg analytics. 
14:56
February 16, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 76 with Greg Meade from CROSSNET and Caleb Sisk from Shipware
We talk volleyball with a twist, Alibaba, growth through Covid, supply chain issues, and shipping opportunities. 
13:06
February 09, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Marketing Series, Episode 1 with Christie Lee from Nourishing Food Marketing
We talk CPG marketing. Packaging. Story. Founders involvement. Nike and Dove. Lots of gems in here. 
17:52
February 03, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 75 with Erica Rankin from Bro Dough and Parry Hendrick from Crackle PR
We talk cookie dough, being a one woman show, using a commercial kitchen, driving around to deliver each day, going into retail and public relations. 
13:07
February 02, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 74 with Jake Karls from Mid-Day Squares and Diego Oquendo from Vulkan
First we hit pushups, then we talk refrigerated bars, going into business with family, positivity in the mission, building the business in Canada and now focusing on the US, the goal of going public, and helping brands advertise.
15:05
January 27, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Sales Series Episode 9 with Matt Davis from Kettle & Fire
We talk all things sales, bone broth, sales decks, having a great team and great brand, listening more than talking and more. 
15:39
January 21, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 73 with Sashee Chandran from Tea Drops and Ben Nussbaum from Happy Hour Media
We talk innovation in tea, pitching at events, networking, raising capital, building a direct to consumer business, and reenergizing marketing and advertising.
15:54
January 19, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Sales Series Episode 8 with Michelle Prychidny from Mid-Day Squares
We talk bar category (refrigerated), why the founder is so important to the sales process, not using a deck to sell, synergy between great brands, and more. 
14:04
January 14, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 72 with Dean Eberhardt from Hoplark and Dakota Wyatt from CMG
We talk beer that's not beer nor is it non- alcoholic beer, first to market, where it sits in retail, moving into DTC, manufacturing on your own, and advertising on different platforms. 
15:34
January 12, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 71 with Caitlin Logue from 5280 Coffee Co. and Jack Shannon from Recess
We talk single serve coffee, Denver, sustainability in innovation, new products, and sponsoring socially distant events. 
11:22
January 05, 2021
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Sales Series 7 with Matt Meloy from Chomps
We talk sales deck, having data or not, creating value for the retailer, dancing with the buyer, outlook for 2021 and more.
16:18
December 30, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 70 with Matthew Richard from Halo + Cleaver and Matt Meilahn from Gaspify
We talk low sugar condiments, competitive bbq, health and fitness enthusiasts, broader consumers, and helping brands who use Shopify. 
12:50
December 29, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 69 with Robbie Salter and Ross Goodhart from Jupiter and Bill Cohen from Feedback Loop
We talk shampoo and conditioner, direct to consumer, hiring agencies rather than in-house and collecting data. 
14:42
December 22, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Sales Series episode 6, with Laura Troiano from Mush
We talk overnight oats, keys to sales success, believing in the product, listening more than talking, what should be on the deck, and importance of innovation. 
20:05
December 14, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 68 with Mark Samuel from IWON Organics and Stefan Jordev from Bobsled Marketing
The first of its kind, we are flipping the script and Mark is being interviewed. Adam Brown from Sircle interviews Mark on how IWON started, products then vs now, what was different about running a bag company, what would his kids say about him, and the best elevator pitch for balanced nutrition. 
15:06
December 08, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 67 with Shari Leidich from Know Brainer and Kelsi Hall from Deftly Creative
We talk sugar free marshmallows, co-packers vs commercial kitchens, direct to consumer and design and web services. 
16:26
December 01, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 66 with Ian Wishingrad from Three Wishes and Juan Alou from Sales or Else
We talk cereal, big retail launches, having a branding background, and email and ad marketing.
21:56
November 24, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 65 with Austin Groesser from Big Dipper and Amanda Scott from Solution Harbor
We talk cookie dough, growing from mom's kitchen to a copacker, working 2 jobs while starting the business, bootstrapping, and recruiting. 
16:35
November 19, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 64 with Katie McKinnon from Welo and Louis Casadas from Channel Advisor
We talk bars, probiotics, kids size, DTC and acquiring more customers. 
14:01
November 17, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 63 with Dave Colina from O2 and Rob Gleixner from Inxeption
We talk water, fitness, growing through the pandemic and helping CPG brands. 
16:35
November 12, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 62 with Cody Levine from Twice and Chaim Morgan from Refund Sniper
We talk toothpaste, Lenny Kravitz, his dad being a dentist, launching in retail and how to save on amazon errors. 
15:06
November 10, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 61 with Emily Griffith from Lil Bucks and Niki Hardick from Knack PR
We talk superfoods, growing from farmer's market to a region of Whole Foods, building the business on your own, and PR for CPG.
14:58
November 05, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 60 with Macklin Anderson from Zen Hemp Infusions and Drew Kramer from Whitebox
We talk hemp infused beverage, legality, distribution, becoming vertically integrated, and a cpg platform solution. 
13:47
November 03, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 59 with Bram and Jennifer Bourgeois from Lekko and Becky Olson from Approach Marketing
We talk about chocolate spread, building for scale, deep CPG experience, and a social and PR platform. 
20:14
October 29, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Bonus Episode 10, with Daron K. Roberts
We talk about micro wins, work, family, health, and stacking them over the quarter, and goal setting.
07:07
October 27, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 58 with Suzie York from Love Good Fats and Jason McCormick from Complete Recycling
We talk about fats over sugar when it comes to bars, velocity at retail, raising $10M+ and sustainability in CPG. 
21:45
October 27, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 57 with Paul Janowitz from Mantra Labs and Margie Adelman from Adelman PR
We talk supplements, experience investing in others, building DTC, and public relations. 
18:43
October 22, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Bonus 9 with Djenaba Johnson - Jones from Hudson Kitchen
We talk Hudson Kitchen, commercial kitchens, growing the business and opportunities ahead. 
11:29
October 21, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 56 with Jared Schwartz from Honey Mama's and Joshua Linden from Bay Cities
We talk heavenly sweets, packing 10K units by hand, raising $5M+, and a one stop shop for packaging. 
18:52
October 20, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 55 with David Greenfeld from Dream Pops and Jamie Valenti-Jordan from Catapult Commercialization Services
We talk plant-based ice cream, new innovations, being a rapper and having a jingle, being unique, and helping brands bring product to market.
17:01
October 15, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 54 with Rusty Jones from hellowater and Elimy Gillam from Consult with Bloome
We talk fiber-infused water, growing to 15 people, distribution and velocity and consulting in CPG. 
12:35
October 13, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 53 with Todd Gibson from Yerbae and Julie Suntrup from Day Three Labs
We talk sparkling water, $4M in sales, crowdfunding, a big win, and cannabinoid product innovation.
18:12
October 08, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 52 with Matt Weiss from RIND Snacks and Caroline Cotto from Renewal Mill
We talk dried fruit, with the rinds, DTC, local grocery launches, next innovations and upcycled byproducts.
20:41
October 06, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 51 with Dillon Ceglio from Chubby Organics and Frazier Kinsley from Hook Logistics
We talk PB&J, making them in a commercial kitchen, DTC with a refrigerated product and upgraded 3PL.
15:42
October 01, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Sales Series, Episode 5 with Sandra Velasquez from Van Leeuwen
We talk ice cream, Brooklyn, being in a band, and selling the you, not the we.
13:55
September 30, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 50 with Ari Raz from Once Upon a Farm and Angela Marturano from Orchid Holistic Search
We talk baby food, bringing on John Foraker and Jennifer Garner, growing into thousands of doors, profitability focus, and executive search for CPG industry.
22:34
September 29, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 49 with Trey Lockerbie from Better Booch and Jared Kligerman from The Think Tank
We talk entertainment industry, kombucha, raising capital, private label and communication in CPG.
18:07
September 25, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 48 with Branden Yob from IV Beverage and Jeremy Voss from Action Impact Marketing Solutions
We talk UCLA, caffeine, going from glass to cans, and digital marketing.
18:59
September 22, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 47 with Drew Dickey from Taos Bakes and Andrew Silver from MoLo Solutions
We talk passion play, healthy snacking, building retail over last 10 years, moving into DTC and service in logistics.
15:35
September 18, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Sales Series, Episode 4 with Megan Siegel Jansen from Weller
We talk Weller, growing up in a CPG family, selling in the new CBD category, and having a great tasting product as being a necessity.
19:44
September 18, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 46 with Audrey Powell from Spicegrove, LLC and Kasey Luck from Luck & Co Agency
We talk Jamaican culture, better-for-you drinks, effects of COVID, and email marketing.
20:01
September 15, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Bonus, Episode 8 with Mike Fata
We talk health and fitness, Manitoba Harvest, hemp, plant-based foods, inputs and outputs, and honesty, integrity and competency. 
20:08
September 14, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 45 with Brooke Rewa from Good Mylk Co. and James Grissom from F5 Supply Chain Partners
We talk innovation in plant milk, distribution, farmers market, raising capital and supply chain.
18:56
September 10, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Bonus, Episode 7 with David Meltzer
We talk Sports 1, podcasts, failures, gratitude, accountability and personal brand.
18:34
September 09, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Sales Series, Episode 3 with Jordan Shulman from Better Booch
We talk kombucha, having a great product to sell, and being competitive.
18:55
September 09, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 44 with Madeline Haydon from Nutpods and Eric Malzone from Level 5 Mentors
We talk coffee creamers, building for profitability, and business coaching. 
21:43
September 08, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, LIVE, Episode 4 with Chris Hunter from Koia
We talk plant-based beverages, perishable products, raising capital and becoming a leader in the set.
21:57
September 03, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Sales Series, Episode 2 with Aaron Heidebreicht from Nutrabolt
We talk Cellucor and XTend, $400M in sales, advantages of having a good product, the importance of team, and next phases for Nutrabolt.
22:05
September 03, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Bonus Episode 6 with Wayne Wu from VMG Partners
We talk about VMG's mission, looking at a P&L, getting margins right from the start, direct to consumer, importance of knowing what you're good at, and spreading positivity
25:09
September 01, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 42 with Helen Guo from Schoolyard Snacks and Jenna Gorham from Gorham Consulting Group 
We talk low sugar snacks, consumer fit, failures leading to success, and health focused food consulting.
21:22
September 01, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, LIVE, Episode 2 with Adam Brown from Sircle Media 
We talk all things CPG, sales and marketing, really have fun with this first LIVE experience. 
32:20
August 28, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, LIVE, Episode 3 with Fred Hart from Interact Boulder
We talk CPG packaging and design, some of our favorite brands, and what founders should look for when making design decisions.
26:59
August 28, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 41 with Zach Adelman from Navitas Organics and Rob Everitt from Humid Creative Agency
We talk about Marin County, health and wellness, building a CPG brand over 15 plus years, and all things marketing
23:48
August 27, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Sales Series, Episode 1 with Aaron Younessi from IWON™ Organics
We talk IWON Organics, CPG sales, regional strategy, and being blessed to have Aaron on the team.
23:01
August 25, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 40 with Ben van den Heever from Brooklyn Biltong and Aneesh Dhawan from Purpics
We talk biltong jerky, being careful with choosing retailers, and helping brands engage.
21:11
August 25, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 39 with Mason Sexton from Soozy's Grain-free and Mike Neme from Global Tranz
We talk grain free foods, raising capital and transportation at a high level.
24:04
August 20, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 38 with Jim DeCicco from Super Coffee and Mike Wilks from ENWAVE
We talk coffee, working with family, raising $30M, and technology in food processing.
17:15
August 18, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 37 with Gabi Lewis from Magic Spoon and Adam Brown from Sircle Media ... 
We talk about disrupting the cereal category, how to be successful with direct to consumer and how social media and digital advertising should be managed.
24:20
August 13, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 36  with Jose Hernandez from ChipMonk Baking and Chris Lombardi from SpotOn" ...
We talk sugar free cookies, direct to consumer and payment processing on another level
10:25
August 11, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 35 with Anshu Dua from The Chaat Company and Cameron McCarthy from WeStock
We talk Indian inspired snacks, pivots made after COVID, and gathering customer data to get you into a particular retailer.
21:32
August 06, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 34 with Jon Bostock from Truman's and Steven Cleere from NexxtLevel Marketing 
We talk cleaning supplies, having a co-founder, and CPG strategy.
20:52
August 04, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 33 with Skylar Lysaker from GreenZ and Sean Stahlnecker from The Foundry Brand Services
We talk hemp clothing, how it's made, and how to help brands sell at retail.
16:03
July 30, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 32 with Ronak Shah from Obvi and Jake Kranz from Willow Creek Media
We talk collagen and kids protein, experience in supplements, and managing podcasts.
14:26
July 30, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 31 with Gwen Burlingame from Beckon Ice Cream and Scott Brill from PRS IN VIVO
We talk ice cream, being lactose intolerant, raising capital, and behavior insights.
23:04
July 23, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 30 with People Cold Brew and Heffernan Insurance
We talk coffee, growing the business regionally, and business insurance.  Jason Del Grande, Heffernan Insurance Aman Ailaini, People Cold Brew
12:40
July 21, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 29 with Monkey and Savi Sales
We talk fruit bars, retailer shut downs, and selling the outer perimeter.
17:03
July 19, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 28 with CompletEats and Transportation Insight
We talk cookies, always selling as an entrepreneur, and insights on transportation.
19:12
July 15, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 27 with Sydney Webb from Madeby and Sarah George from Four S Club Creative
We talk cookie dough, adaptogens and digital marketing services
13:02
July 10, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 26 with John Sherwin and Jai Jung Kim from Hydrant
We talk hydration packets, highly educated founders, and a big round of financing.
19:30
July 07, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 25 with Benedicte Engen from Viking Waffles and Josh Pierce from Postie
We talk healthy waffles, direct to consumer, and new-aged, direct mail services.
15:55
July 02, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 24 with Matt Parry from The Good Crisp Company and Yuval Selik from Promomash
We talk canister chips, the need for capital to grow, and retail marketing.
16:52
June 30, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 23 with Dinesh Tadepalli from incrEDIBLE and Michael Yanez from KartSmartr
We talk about edible cutlery, yes, eating your spoon after use, and how to build your amazon business.
17:03
June 25, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 22 with Erica Liu Williams from Gr8nola and Eric Johnson from Ignited   
We talk granola, food service at google, and strategic marketing for brands.
21:55
June 23, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 21 with Kai Drewry from BOMANI Cold Buzz and Ken Blewett from Fast-Cycle X
We talk Marin County, coffee infused alcohol, and helping brands navigate business.
22:02
June 18, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 20 with Peter Maldonado from Chomps and Ralph Cartwright from Hawke Media 
We talk beef sticks, growing into a multi-million dollar business and outsourced marketing.
21:41
June 16, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 18 with Chris Kirby from Ithaca Hummus and Iram Blajchman from MAAV
We talk farmer's market, tasty hummus and raising velocities at store level.
26:05
June 09, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 17 with Charlie Siciak from Goodwipes and Annalea Krebs from Social Nature
We talk college parties, men and women's hygiene and how to connect consumers with new products.
24:01
June 04, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 16 with Grant Gyesky from Rise Brewing Company and Glen Wilkins Zapp Packaging
We talk walking up stairs with kegs of coffee, 12,00 locations and packaging by an all-star.
18:48
June 02, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 15 with Bret Caretsky from Unicorn Drinks
We talk unicorn drinks, Starbucks and licensing.
11:51
May 28, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 14 with Adolfo Santana from Viande Foods and Max Baumann from Basemakers, LLC
We talk soups, Walmart and why location, location, location is so important!
21:53
May 26, 2020
Let's eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 13 with Tyler Merrick from Project 7
We talk better for you candy, what it was like to grow up in an entrepreneurial family and how to adapt as a business.
37:41
May 22, 2020
Let's eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 12 Jai Farswani and Asha Farswani from AshaPops andJohn Schiaroli from Armatura Company
We talk water lily seeds, adjusting to the times and cpg services.
20:28
May 19, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 11 with Justin Wiesehan from Macro Snacks and Betsy Craig from MenuTrinfo
We talk balanced snacking, direct to consumer and nutritional labels
16:27
May 14, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 10 with Jenny Cawthon from Greenjoy and Kerry Tuma from Leavitt Group
Episode 10: We talk pressed salad bars, salad dressing and super-food mixes, store positioning, price point awareness, having healthy margins and the importance of business insurance.
18:16
May 12, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 9 with Bonnie Lau from Abzz Snacks (Yoconut) and Theresa "Sam" Houghton from GreenGut Wellness
We talk dairy free yogurt, San Francisco, how raising capital during the pandemic is challenging and how Green Gut Wellness can help with brand messaging. 
16:40
May 08, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 8 with Ryan Armistead from Happy Moose Juice and Paul Seeman from Boombox Beverage
We talk  cold pressed juice, how to bottle, business before and after Covid-19 and how to work with a beverage co-packer. 
20:45
May 06, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 7 with Blake Sorensen from Blake's Seed Based bars and Chris Kupillas from Blue Grace Logistics
We talk nutrition bars, co-packers, COVID-19 and how it affects the business, and 3PL, logistics. 
13:04
May 01, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 6 with Margarita Womack from Mas Panadas and Dennis Silva from Park City Group
We talk empanadas, how they're cooked, how COVID-19 has affected the business and how Park City Group can help CPG brands. 
18:28
May 01, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 5 with Andrew Sauer from Hilo Gummies and Kate Cash from Kate Cash Consulting
We talk nutrition gummies and consultative services for helping emerging brands. 
11:56
April 23, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 4 with Denise Woodard from Partake Foods and Matt Black from Geaux
We talk cookies, and experiential services for retail.
09:41
April 21, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 2 with Jim Simon from Jimmy Bars and Matthew Kubick from Local Demo Service
We talk Jimmy Bars, where and why it was started, how much raised, how he nailed airports and where are they in 12 months. Also Local Demo Service, a sales and marketing company for food and beverage products. 
09:09
April 14, 2020
Let's Eat with Mark Samuel, Episode 1 with Alex Bayer from Genius Juice and Eric Kiker from The Digestible Brand
We talk Genius Juice, raising capital in CPG, Shark Tank, and how The Digestible Brand can help you. 
19:52
April 09, 2020