The DFW CPG Insider – Community News September 2022

DFW CPG News Updates

For more than 12 years, Boston-based MassChallenge accelerator has supported founders in Texas, across the U.S., and in over 20 countries worldwide.

They just named 250 companies to their 2022 U.S. Early-Stage Accelerator – including local DFW CPG member, Fort Worth-based The Good Jerky, as well as a dozen other local startups. Check out the complete list here. Kudos to all of the winners!

There is a New Quarterback Leading the DFW CPG Huddles! Mason Ice, a CPG sales and marketing veteran and founder of GigEngyn, has assumed the important role of curating the Huddle programs. A big thanks to Mason for stepping up to serve the DFW CPG community.


So nice to see QT Soy Viniagrette on the shelves at Central Market!

As one of the top CPG trade shows in the country, Natural Products Expo East gathers brands, retailers and industry members to reconnect and discover what’s next in natural & organic products. The show will be in Philadephia September 28 – October 1, 2022. Register now. Can’t make it in person? Most activities are also available online.


How Do You Health LLC is hosting How Do you Healthfestin Austin Dec. 2-4 and looking for vendors who can be a part of this push to improve attendees’ health. They are looking for 2-3 CPG brands to be part of the event – this is a Health & Wellness focused event so they should cater to this type of audience product/brand wise.

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Thanks to all who attended the informative huddle on Sept 8th, led by Cesar Bustamante, CEO of Tejas, a leader in flexible packaging, as well as Yuttana Chiaravalloti  the Experince Center Manager of Smufit-Kappa. They helped us all to broaden our knowledge base when it comes to packaging but also how redesign and efficiencies can lead to better margins overall!