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The DFW CPG Insider – Community News May 2024

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Nicole Ingram with Bella Bars

Bella Bars in Kroger
Congratulations! Nicole Ingram with Bella Bars just announced that her products have launched in 73 Kroger grocery stores in Dallas, Ft. Worth and Louisiana. Nicole began her company when she had gestational diabetes while pregnant with her daughter, Bella. Hence Bella Bars was born. Each delicious bar has 1G sugar, 10G of protein and is gluten-free, Keto-friendly and low-carb


 Hippos & Hashbrowns in Whole Foods!Hippos & Hashbrowns in Whole Foods
Another local brand that has gained shelf space at all 14 DFW Whole Foods stores is East-Dallas based Hippos and Hashbrowns. Founder, Sandra Daniels, has been a familiar face at local farmers markets with her yummy crisps, waffles, biscuits and more. She also has a storefront at Casa Linda Shopping Center. Kudos to Sandra for her continued growth!


Luna the Longhorn

All Y’alls Foods Debuts Charming Mascot Plus New Customer Program to Reward Good Deeds

Popular plant-based jerky, Y’alls Foods, introduced Luna the Longhorn as their official mascot in April. The company is also launching a new rewards program based on good deeds that consumers can use for popular products or to donate to Rowdy Girls Sanctuary. The company is also issuing the All’s Y’alls First Cookbook later this month. Cheers to founder, Brett Christoffel, for his amazing success! Read more here.


Mama MooreMama Moore’s story in Fast Company Magazine
A Texas mama, veteran and business owner shares kernels of wisdom of how she turned a side hustle into her main hustle. Mama Moore’s popcorn is making us Texas proud with a story that she’s happy to share! Read full story here.


Texas Food Processors AssociationOur own Richard Riccardi will be a speaker at the 2024 TFPA (Texas Food Processors Association) Annual Meeting, May 15th – May 17th, at The Hilton Hotel in Southlake, TX. Greg Hanks with Hank’s Brokerage, one of our sponsors, is also involved. The Texas Food Processors Association (TFPA). is a non-profit trade association representing companies engaged in the production of food products. Don’t miss this chance to connect, learn and share. Register here.


MassChallengeFree Pitch Lunch & Learn
Join Mass Challenge for an insightful session where Amanda Schnetzer, co-founder and CEO of FirstThen and Kat Weaver, CEO of Power To Pitch, will share strategies for enhancing your pitch. May 16th @ 12:00 PM. Register here.


SKUSKU’s Fall Accelerator
SKU is now accepting applications for the Fall ‘24 Track. The fall program kicks off in Austin and runs virtually for 12-weeks from Sept – Nov. It culminates with the Showcase Pitch event in Austin on Nov 19 – a gathering of CPG leaders and investors from around the country. The application deadline is May 31.


Shaping The Future Of Marketing | SMU

Marketing Summit
SMU and Brand Innovators are hosting Shaping the Future of Marketing Summit – a day of marketing innovations with over a dozen speakers that will help you propel your brand forward. Thursday, May 23, 2024. Read more here.


Santander's Cultivate Small Business programAccelerator & Grants
Applications are now open for Cohort 10 of Santander’s Cultivate Small Business program. Qualifying graduates of the program will have access to up to $13,000 in capital grants. Applications are due June 17th, 2024. More information on the program and how to apply can be found here or apply here.


Hispanic Trade Show
Cocina SabrosaCocina Sabrosa is coming August 21-22, 2024 to the Irving Convention Center. Whether you’re already serving the thriving Latin population or looking to expand your reach, this show is for you. Register for free thru May 15! Booths are also still available.


Thank you
Bill CentrellaThanks so much to Bill Centrella, Special Projects Manager at Analytical Food Laboratories, for his tremendous Huddle on April 25, CPG Graduation: >From Cottage Law to Emerging Brand. His insight was invaluable to many of the attendees who are working on growing their brands.



Brand Profile

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