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Emerging brands, industry experts, retailers and investors.
Like mustard and ketchup, salt and pepper, the grocery retail industry succeeds when we all work together. FMI Emerge convenes everyone in one place – emerging brands boasting a wide range of products, the industry’s leading experts, regional and nationwide retailers, and investors looking for new opportunities.
Growing a new products business is hard to do alone. Access the people and resources you need to grow sustainably and expand your distribution, operations, financing and sales. Increase revenue, velocity, and secure more shelf space through a yearly subscription with FMI Emerge.
Retailer Advisory Council
How “local” can a Whole Foods Market buy? What are Kroger’s buying priorities? What’s the best way to approach a buyer in my category? What kind of promotions does Wegmans expect? Should I approach Costco and the club channel? How do I adapt my supply chain to accommodate my new e-commerce plans? What food safety plans should I have in place?
FMI Emerge has answers! We’ve gathered industry experts and leaders who can lend invaluable advice to your growth journey and leverage their networks to give exclusive opportunities to help your brand gain more shelf space.
Subscribe today and access the FMI Emerge team of industry veterans and thought-leaders.
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Director of Category Management, KeHe
President, It Takes A Hive
Go-to-Market Strategist, with emphasis on developing Retailer Partnerships.
Founder, Yogini dba the zen of slow cooking
Principal, The Intertwine Group
Leader in growing emerging food and beverage brands.
Co-Founder, Beyond Marketing | Consulting | Brokering
Expertise in Sales Management and Broker Support.
Vice President, Account Services, NewPoint Marketing
Marketing Retail Strategy and Branding Expertise
Natural Products Consulting
Industry leader in bringing natural, organic and specialty products to market.
Vice President, Emerging Brands, Inmar, Inc.
CPG business development, distribution, product development, social media marketing.
Co-Founder, Head of Standards & Policy, Merryfield
Advocate and expert in organic and sustainable agriculture systems, food labeling and certification programs.
VP of Sales, The Seaweed Bath Co.
Sales Management Expert (retailer, broker and manufacturing)
Founder & CEO, Sunset Blvd. Ventures, Aisle 9
Representation and Distribution Strategist
Category Management, KeHe
Contract & Vendor Negotiations, Category Management,
Advertising/Promotion, Sales Planning
CEO/Founding Partner, Brand Kitchen
Helping food and beverage clients build awareness and increase market share.
Julia Garcés French
Managing Director, Golden Seeds
Investor and Strategic Partner to Consumer Brands
CEO & Founder, Frontera Equity Growth Advisors
Expertise in growing companies nationally & internationally. CPG, Logistics, Private Equity & Technology.
Founder, Synergy Consulting
20-year industry veteran in conventional and natural retail. Specialties: Sales Management, Distribution, Promotions, Channel & Trade Strategy.
Co-Founder, MMI Business Advisors
CPG Retail Executive, Entrepreneur & Strategic Advisor
Creative Director & Partner, InteractBoulder
Designer, storyteller & phrontist
Senior Vice President, Padilla
Food Industry Specialist leading Food+Beverage at Padilla. Partners with entrepreneurs, emerging companies and category challengers across all channels.
Founder, Big Idea Ventures
Entrepreneurial strategist focused on food innovation, acceleration, investment
SBA Loan and Debt Financing Specialist, Financing Advisory and Education, Gluten-Free Industry Specialist & Speaker
Daniel Lohman, CPSA
Strategic Advisor, Organic & CPG Industry
Focused on teaching brands what retailers REALLY want, and how to get shelfspace, while saving time and money.
Brand & Strategy Adviser for Retail and CPG
General Management and Overall Growth Strategy, Executive Brand Strategy & Development, Trade & Channel Strategy, Product Development
Principal, Brand Strategist, Real Food Brands
Natural Foods Brand Strategist
Real Food Brands Podcast Host
35 years experience in Organic & Natural Food Industry. Angel investing, and advising consumer product companies and private equity funds.
Founder & President, NewPoint Marketing
Author, Moving Your Brand Up the Food Chain
Founder, Smoketown Strategy & Innovation Consulting
Helping passionate brands and social enterprises have more impact and create better products.
Managing Partner, SEO Expert Inc.
Nurturing small brands through the world of ecommerce, digital, SEO and Voice search (Hello Alexa!)
Founder & CEO, Emergent
Brand and business strategist. Agency leader. Content marketing expert.
VP, 2x Consumer Products Growth Partners
Focused on helping management teams build the consumer brands of the future.
Connecting Industry Experts as Mentors
Advice is plentiful in the FMI Emerge community. Emerging brands learn alongside peers and interact with industry experts through different courses, webinars and online discussion groups. Initial consultations with mentors are offered at no charge to emerging brands. Plenty of questions are answered and relevant experiences shared.