Best of the Best!
DFW CPG president, Jenica Oliver, and her firm, Blueprint Marketing Group, have just been awarded 2024 WBE (Women’s Business Enterprise) of the Year! This award recognizes only three women-owned businesses each year that exemplify outstanding business acumen, industry leadership, and a commitment to doing business with fellow WBEs. So Jenica is definitely the Best of the Best!
Our friends at Smurfit Kappa packaging have been named as early adopter of TNFD, Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures. This is certainly forward movement in the effort to make climate change priorities more transparent. Let’s join them by doing our own part for the planet! Read more here.
Thanks to everyone who joined us last night at the DFW CPG Brand Expo at Hall Arts Hotel! It was an amazing turnout highlighting so many innovative local brands. This is truly the kind of event that makes our group so valuable to local CPG companies, vendors and service providers. Special thanks to Derek Ramos and his team for pulling together such a fabulous evening!
SNX comes to Dallas this year – April 2024. Be sure to join this vertically integrated snack food trade show from Snac International (SNAXPO parent company), exhibition and networking event with suppliers, producers, vendors, processors, tastemakers and more. Register to attend.
5 lucky brands will be chosen to pitch at this event with the chance to win $10,000. Judging by Daymond John (Shark Tank) and Ryland Allen (Walmart). Apply to Snac Tank by 2/16 for a chance to compete.
Dallas Impact Happy Hour Join MassChallenge and SWAN Impact Network for an exclusive networking event, uniting founders, investors, and key stakeholders in the North Texas startup ecosystem. Enjoy light bites and drinks on us! Feb 22 at 5:00 pm at Chelsea Corner on McKinney. More information Here.
Long-time DFW CPG supporter Adam Franks shared this latest:
“For anyone who has heard me speak at DFW CPG, you have probably heard me say “I am a salesman at heart,” so when I had the chance to return to Campbell’s where I spent over half of my career it was an easy decision. I am still passionate about not only helping emerging brands, but the mission of DFW CPG, so y’all aren’t getting rid of me!” He rejoins Campbell’s as Customer Vice-President of US Convenience from 7-Eleven, where he was the Director Private Vault Brands and Emerging Brands. Congratulations, Adam!
Lakewood Brewing Co. is brewing up the next generation of beer talent through a collaboration with The University of Texas at Arlington, which is offering a new Brewing and Fermentation Science Certificate. The program is open to anyone – students, hobbyists and the curious – wanting to learn more about the science of making beer. Learn more here.
The Greenhouse Accelerator Program Juntos Crecemos Edition is a six-month, mentor-guided program to support the acceleration of emerging Hispanic innovations that are transforming the way consumers live their lives. Applications open on March 11. Click Here for more information.
Applications for the 2024 NIQ Founders (NielsenIQ) Pitch Slam are officially open! Join for a showdown of innovation and entrepreneurship. Apply by March 24th for a chance to win over $500k in prizes, including a $50k cash prize! 💰 Apply here, today!
We’re on the look-out for a few highly-motivated Brand Founder/CEOs who are in need of free publicity. Are you interested in sharing your company’s journey? How you got to where you are and where you’re headed? If so, answer these 5 EASY QUESTIONS and spend a few moments talking to our very own in-house PR Guru Charles Nicolas and he’ll work his magic to create a high-impact Brand Profile of your dynamically-growing company.