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It's a podcast dedicated to sustainable packaging! Join host Michael Markarian on his mission to end greenwashing in packaging. It's not going to be easy, but it's going to be worth it. We will discuss how to actually create packaging that is good for the planet and will debate the many angles of eco-friendly and green packaging! We hope that we bring a great deal of education to the world through this podcast, so that more major brands and startups choose environmentally sustainable packaging.
 
For the aspiring inventory based business owner looking for inspiration and knowledge from successful peers in the industry, you are in the right place. Welcome to The Month End, a CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods) community chat. The Month End provides emerging inventory based brands real life knowledge in the accounting, finance, and operational world. Our guests are not only similar brand founders and owners, but key stakeholders and contributors to the industry. Each episode provides a glimp ...
 
Cost of Goods Sold is a Podcast about the environmental and social costs of the things we buy. In each episode, we explore topics like sustainability, innovation, social entrepreneurship, the circular economy, conscious consumerism and how we all can effect change. Be inspired by thoughtful designers and responsible creators and curators using business to create positive impact. Listen in to hear the stories of those taking on the world’s biggest challenges and making meaningful contribution ...
 
Cannabis Packaged Goods is a podcast series that covers the overlap between the emerging cannabis vertical and the consumer packaged goods business, highlighting the organizations that are pushing cannabis forward. In this podcast we interview the people behind the brands that are being developed today, but may be with us for the decades to come.
 
Evolve CPG is an online community and podcast committed to evolving the consumer packaged goods industry because we believe that better products, brands, and leadership are not only possible, but necessary if we want to live in a better world. /// Through interviews with innovative entrepreneurs, purpose-driven marketers, and other brilliant brand leaders we hope to uncover the best practices for using business as a force for good. /// Our host, Gage Mitchell, is the founder of Modern Specie ...
 
Who is it For? Founders of CPG start-ups. What is It? Zero B.S. perspective on running your start-up well, understanding the biases of industry stakeholders and getting the industry to work for you, not the other way around. When? Every month. Your Host: Dr. James F. Richardson of Premium Growth Solutions, LLC www.premiumgrowthsolutions.com If you want to take my founder's Quiz to see if you are ready for exponential growth, please visit : www.premiumgrowthsolutions.com/founder_resources and ...
 
Welcome to CPGToolBox, where we discuss tools that will help manufacturers in the Consumer Packaged Goods space solve Trade Promotion Management problems with modern technology. Hosted by Rick Pensa, a veteran in the industry, and the creator of the first electronic trade promotion solution for a major frozen food company.
 
This is an attempt to start documenting and sharing our experience and a consumer packaged goods start up. We are bootstrapping this venture, and with only myself(Blake) and Nate we are constantly adapting, growing, and figuring out how to solve new challenges, prepare for our next move, or scale our business.
 
Global business and sustainability leaders come together to discuss how innovation and collaboration are helping to address the world’s most urgent problems – from ocean pollution to food insecurity. Listen to industry-leading experts identify opportunities and describe real-world commitments that are good for business and better for the world around us. Amcor’s global team is inspired by winning for the environment. Find out more at www.amcor.com/sustainability The views and opinions expres ...
 
Do you wanna talk marketing and have a few laughs? Good, because Jeff and Francis think marketing should be fun first, educational second, and lecturing never. We interview eclectic guests ranging from dating coaches to mushroom experts, all in an effort to find the most interesting conversations that make marketing fun and creative. Sure, we'll occasionally get into some educational stuff, but it's mostly by accident. We do zero half hour learning sessions. NOPE. Come have a beer, glass of ...
 
A slow learner, one who just got by in high school and university, it took a long time to discover the most important rule……”The Numbers Never Lie”. After 5 years of advertising, I crossed over to Marketing, where accountability and experience resulted in amassing significant successes (including the introduction of a $100 million business in North America). It was the thrill of the chase and being hands-on, I enjoyed doing the doing and encouraging the people I worked with to tell me what t ...
 
Survive and thrive in today's economy! With over 1,100 episodes in this Monday - Friday podcast, business and investment guru Jason Hartman interviews top-tier guests, bestselling authors and financial experts including; Steve Forbes (Freedom Manifesto), Tomas Sowell (Housing Boom and Bust), Noam Chomsky (Manufacturing Consent), Jenny Craig (Health & Fitness CEO), Jim Cramer (Mad Money), Harvey Mackay (Swim With The Sharks & Get Your Foot in the Door), Todd Akin (Former US Congressman), Will ...
 
Confidently Compliant: A Food Safety Podcast is a hub for knowledge sharing in the Food Safety Community. This is not a technical talk- this is a chance for both brand owners and suppliers to understand "why" different trends exist in Food Safety and how to make the most of them while ensuring compliance. From developing business connections to work-life tips and tricks, we help connect the dots between consumer trends, brand motivations and supplier specifications. Let's use science for a s ...
 
You’re tuned in to a fast track physical product business building...where you’ll learn from founders and elite marketers of super successful physical product businesses. Learn about how: they came up with their product ideas, validated their product concepts, launched and took their physical products to market, and how they managed to rapidly scale their physical product businesses to 1M+, 10M+ and 100M+ in revenue businesses. whether you are launching your product via: crowdfunding, amazon ...
 
Stora Enso's new podcast looks at the opportunities we can create from renewable materials. Global megatrends are driving consumer and customer demand, and our future. How do renewable materials fit in this changing world? With a panel of expert guests we invite you into a lively conversation on a series of subjects close to our heart. How can we approach packaging in a sustainable way, as the consumer craving for food on-the-go rises? What are the implications? As people continue to move in ...
 
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Ensuring a strong future for the packaging industry requires innovation, education and state-of-the-art technology. Leading the way are pioneering university programs, which play a pinnacle role in preparing the next generation of packaging professionals in facing the industry’s most pressing challenges. In this podcast, Amcor’s Vice President of S…
 
A year to date inflation report on products and services via Statista.com, shrink-flation on the Hotel front and other industries, the supply chain crisis, the massively understated CPI, Inflation Induced Debt Destruction! Let's Go Brandon! And today's guest is Parag Khanna, author of the new book Move: The Forces Uprooting Us. It is a fascinating …
 
A year to date inflation report on products and services via Statista.com, shrink-flation on the Hotel front and other industries, the supply chain crisis, the massively understated CPI, Inflation Induced Debt Destruction! Let's Go Brandon! And today's guest is Parag Khanna, author of the new book Move: The Forces Uprooting Us. It is a fascinating …
 
The California Certified Organic Farmers, or CCOF, extends across the US and certifies more operations than any other organic certification company or organization in the country. This week we get together with Jessica Beckett Parr to discuss her work as director of the CCOF Foundation, and how her devotion to agriculture was shaped from a young ag…
 
Come see us at MJBizCon in Las Vegas! We have two booths: #7019 and #2825 Booths #7019 will have all of our beautiful CR packaging for every cannabis product! We've taken 4+ years to develop this unique line of CR packaging offered only by Contempo. Booth #2825 will feature our 100% hemp board packaging, which introduce a future where we do not nee…
 
The Month End provides emerging inventory based brands real life knowledge in the accounting, finance, and operational world. Our guests are not only similar brand founders and owners, but key stakeholders and contributors to the industry. Each episode provides a glimpse into the vast experience and insight from its guest’s unique background in a c…
 
My father, Mike Myers, a lifetime small business owner, a serial entrepreneur, passed away over the Canadian Thanksgiving holiday. It was unexpected and we are grieving. He was a very, very strong supporter of small business. Always the one to shop local and always supporting the family-run businesses in his community. And my own entrepreneurial jo…
 
Today Jason talks about inflation, shrink-flation at the gas pumps, shortage induced inflation, what Governor Rick Desantis is doing to stem the tide of supply chain shortages, Southwest Airlines debacle, the Vax Mandate and the great resignation, The Goldman Sachs report versus the HCI or the Hartman Comparison Index and the birthday contest resul…
 
This is proposal the last step, because we can take a lot of action independent of infrastructure. But yes, we need better infrastructure to be as sustainable as possible. Infrastructure can help minimize the environmental impact both for beginning of life (plants to produce sustainable raw materials at scale, packaging manufacturing plants as clos…
 
For sustainable packaging to become the norm in the cannabis industry and beyond, we cannot only depend on those individuals who see it as their ethical obligation (“the right thing to do”) to move to sustainable packaging. We need to be able to make a case that by moving to sustainable packaging, you are going to make more money. Some say money ma…
 
What role do consumers have in making sustainable packaging the norm in the cannabis industry and beyond? I believe a BIG role. Some people say it's all on the brands and nothing on the consumers. With that mindset, we are setting ourselves up for failure. I talk about why in this episode. The takeaway is that we need to find creative ways to get c…
 
I am a firm believer that we need a catalyst to accelerate the sustainable packaging movement! More brands would spend money on sustainable packaging if they were inspired by the options. Just earlier today, my finance showed me a plastic shopping bag from a top US retailer. The bag read: ‘Be fashion forward. Please recycle or reuse this bag!’ This…
 
What is sustainable packaging? If we want to reach our goal, which is making sustainable packaging the norm in the cannabis industry and beyond, we need to first define sustainable packaging. Otherwise, how will we know whether or not we’ve reached our goal? The challenge is that sustainable packaging means many things to many people and there are …
 
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from episode 502, originally published in April 13, 2015 Jason Hartman reads a listener question about the rental rates decreasing and what to do about it. He also invites Jurgen Neugebohrn to the show and answers some of his personal questions. Jurgen is in the oil industry in Saudi Arabia and is interested in the r…
 
While we want to start implementing sustainable packaging with the options that are available today for the sake of making progress and building momentum, there are many innovations that are lacking in the market that are needed to make sustainable packaging the norm. In this episode, I outline some of the most important innovations that I see lack…
 
I believe that we can get 30% of the way to making sustainable packaging the norm in the cannabis industry right now by implementing the options that are available today. Instead of taking options that are on the table, we find that many people are waiting for perfect options with zero downside. But those options do not exist today. So, they do not…
 
Ready to hear a realistic and actionable 7 step plan to make sustainable packaging the norm in the cannabis industry and beyond? Then you are in the right place! In this first episode of Season 4 of The Sustainable Packaging Show, we will begin with a very quick overview of our company, Contempo Specialty Packaging, for our new listeners. Then, we …
 
Are you a ‘professional’ entrepreneur or just an amateur founder? Start-up land is full of folks new to their industry and even new to capitalism itself. The hordes of amateurs are one reason that public firm employees look down on start-ups traditionally. But, increasingly, even in CPG, there is a caste hierarchy between the pros and the newbs. De…
 
Jason's so glad he's back in Florida from a 15 day, 3 city excursion! On a rare occasion, he actually agrees with Gavin "Nuisance" on his gas-powered leaf blower initiative! He then shows you how to benefit from inflation as he expounds more on his patent "Inflation Induced Debt Destruction" as it manifests itself everywhere. "Shrink-flation" - pac…
 
Your morning cup of coffee has a far greater environmental impact than you might realize. Ironically, the current unsustainable practices have the largest effect on the industry itself. Today’s guest, Paul Evers, is the Co-Founder and CEO of Riff, an innovative cold brew coffee company that looks to use the whole coffee plant, reducing waste and in…
 
In today's 10th episode, Jason welcomes Jonathan Emord, a constitutional and administrative law attorney. He is the author of five books, including his most recent, The Authoritarians: Their Assault on Individual Liberty, the Constitution, and Free Enterprise from the 19th Century to the Present (2021). He is one of the United States' leading const…
 
Today’s Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 505, originally published in April 20, 2015. Jason starts by talking about the Millennial demographic and its benefits for real estate investors. In relation to this, he reads an article on the renter market and why fewer people are purchasing homes. He also takes the time to answer a couple of listener …
 
Greetings from Snowbird, Utah! Today Jason talks about the "I" word as he prepares for his trip to his old home state of Arizona, and gets shocked at the rental car prices in Phoenix- just like in the rest of the country! He also takes a hypothetical 1 Million dollars and applies the "I" word through his "Inflation Induced Debt Destruction" and see…
 
Food Waste is a global issue and plays a pivotal role in the onset of climate change. While the problem might seem overwhelming, there are increasing opportunities for consumers to impact change through their choices. This week we welcome Turner Wyatt, CEO at The Upcycled Food Association, to discuss how his company is helping producers and consume…
 
Today Jason talks to his local market specialist for Florida as they discuss the current market trends, a few case studies and some really interesting property opportunities. He also gives a brief description of the billion dollar WORLD EQUESTRIAN CENTER, in Ocala, Florida where Jason's Empowered Investor conference participants visited as part of …
 
Today’s Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 412, originally published in September 12, 2014. In this episode, Jason welcomes Steve Lord, Editor-In-Chief of the Modern Money Letter and the Modern Money Report. Steve discusses the keys to bitcoin's future and explains whether bitcoin should be viewed as a payment system, investment or currency. As t…
 
In this episode, I look back to explain why I tossed away $250,000 in billable work as I grew my own business and why my rationale is simply a B2B version of what you should be doing as you plot your own path to scale. Strategic growth requires saying ‘no.’ In CPG, you will actually have to say ‘no’ more as you start getting traction and industry v…
 
Today Jason is at a Mastermind Conference in Tampa, Florida and has Darlene Root as his guest! She is an expert on IRAs, HSAs, 401Ks and "Qualified Plans." A potentially new law is on the horizon which will negatively affect us all. Jason also talks about the 3 Dimensions of Real Estate and how we use it to protect us from the coming $3.5 Trillion …
 
After getting sober in 2015, today’s guest, Kelsey Moreira, set off on a journey to make the world a little sweeter by starting Doughp Legit Cookie Dough, a company that makes edible, bakeable, and ridiculously tasty cookie dough. You’ll hear about Kelsey’s lifelong interest in marketing and how her ambition drove her to use alcohol to relieve stre…
 
The Month End provides emerging inventory based brands real life knowledge in the accounting, finance, and operational world. Our guests are not only similar brand founders and owners, but key stakeholders and contributors to the industry. Each episode provides a glimpse into the vast experience and insight from its guest’s unique background in a c…
 
Ojibwe artist Anong Migwans Beam from Beam Paints handcrafts small batch watercolour paint stones packaged in sustainable materials. In this episode we learn how Anong’s father taught her to harvest pigment near her home in M'Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin island, how she's been inspired by her artist parents and indigenous paint traditions, w…
 
In today's episode, Jason comes to you from Tampa, Florida where he is attending a Mastermind conference. He talks about China's Evergrande debacle and how it relates to a question brought up during an Empowered Investor Inner Circle meeting: "Is using leverage, or borrowed money i.e. OPM or 'other people's money' a good idea to a high degree." He …
 
Today’s Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 363, originally published in February 24, 2014. Returning for an encore interview in this episode is Jason Hartman’s Mom. From the friendly environs of her newly completed McMansion in lower Alabama, the talk turns to fostering an ownership mentality with tenants.Whether you self-manage or go the propert…
 
In this episode, Jason talks about Lennar & KB Home's new "Build Your Own Home" strategy, since millions of Americans ditched the cities for "pandemic-friendly" suburbia, the housing inventory's incredible 40 Year Low, Producer Price Index by industry in the FRED website. And what is the downside to Jason's trademark "Inflation-Induced Debt Destruc…
 
Bio&Me offers consumers a range of granolas, porridges mueslis and yoghurts, all of which are allowed to carry the claim 'Good for your Gut'. In this episode: Dr. Megan and Jon tell us why Megan started Bio&Me instead of working with some well-known Big Food brands The science behind why Bio&Me was the first to be allowed to say that their products…
 
Company culture is one of the pillars that will define an organization's outcomes, and the more intentionality and balance that can be brought into a workspace, the better for all involved. Linwood Paul and Matt D'Amour join us on the show today to talk about the idea of the business zip code, and how geography and assumptions can negatively impact…
 
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